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Education

  • Great year for Central High

    Central High School Principal Dr. Judd Starling said the school has experienced another successful year.
    “This has been a great year for the students and teachers of Central High School,” he said. “We have celebrated the success of athletics, academics and the arts.”
    Starling reflected on “some of the awesome things that our staff and students have accomplished” during the 2016-17 school year.
    Here are some of the year’s highlights:

  • Thirteen graduate from NETC nursing assistant program

    From Northeastern Technical College

    Thirteen students graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s nursing assistant (NA) program on May 18. The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college’s division of continuing education.

  • NETC Foundation receives $149K from local EDA

    From release

    The Northeastern Technical College (NETC) Foundation recently received a $149,000 donation from the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance (CCEDA) to help foster economic development in Chesterfield County through NETC’s workforce development initiatives.
    The donation is specifically designated to fund initiatives that support economic development in Chesterfield County, including those that directly benefit the four major population centers of Pageland, Cheraw, Chesterfield and McBee.  

  • Ruby Elementary releases honor rolls

    The following students from Ruby Elementary School made the honor rolls for the first nine weeks. 

    All A’s

    Second grade

    Camryn Horton; Brayden Morton; Emma Rayfield; Brantley Sheeler; Kimauri Streater; Amani Allen; Savannah Gunter; Zander Huntley; Jenna Kelly; Kaylee Leonard; Jamison Miles ;Zachary Morton; Aubrey Moss; Kenzie Pigg; Brandon Streater; Jackson Tucker; Isabella Williams; and Natalie Windham.

    Third grade

  • Petersburg Primary names honor roll students

    The following second-graders made all the honor roll at Petersburg Primary School for the first quarter:

    Principal’s List (All A’s)

  • ‘Jumping Fleas’ for New Heights

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    New Heights Chorus Director Chad Johnson is asking the community for help in acquiring ukuleles for the New Heights Middle School chorus and music classes.

  • Central’s MCJROTC receives Walmart grant

    From release

    Central High School Marine Corps JROTC received a $1,000 Walmart grant for its MCJROTC Program.
    The grant will support the objectives listed by the MCJROTC Program by supporting transportation costs during orientation visits to military bases as far away as Norfolk, Va., as well as for academic, physical fitness, land navigation, air rifle competitions, and public and community service events held regularly in both North and South Carolina.  

  • School district starts 2015 with clean audit

     Chesterfield County School District received some welcome news during its monthly meeting on Jan. 12 at the Palmetto Learning Center.

    The recent fiscal year 2014 audit conducted by McGregor & Company – an accounting firm in Columbia – came back clean.

    The firm was chosen to conduct the audit in May 2013.

  • Pageland Elementary hosts school board meeting

    The Chesterfield County School Board held its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Pageland Elementary School.

    Once each quarter, the board travels to one of the four main attendance areas of the county. 

    The meeting included several special presentations, as well as recognitions of some of the county’s top students.

    School kickoff video

  • South Pointe students place in national competition

    Students from South Pointe Christian School competed in the 37th annual American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) National Competition held at Bob Jones University in Greenville in early April.
    Approximately 1,700 students and sponsors from 31 states participated, having captured top honors in their state contests.
    The students, representing almost 200 Christian high schools, competed in 77 categories in the five basic areas of Bible, music, speech, art and academics.