• South Pointe Christian measures success through faith

    “Press toward the mark” is the theme for South Pointe Christian School’s 2017-2018 school year.
    Although teachers officially to report Wednesday, many have already started working in their classrooms as they prepare to guide approximately 170 students this year.
    This year’s motto will be displayed on bulletin boards, banners and throughout the halls for the kindergarten through 12th graders when they return to school Aug. 9.
    Teachers and students will also have t-shirts with the theme.

  • Open Registration for NETC’s Fall Semester is August 15

    From release

    CHERAW – Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s fall semester is Aug. 15 at the main campus in Cheraw.  
    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. New students should attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and register for classes after orientation.  

  • Teachers attend Ag in Classroom Institute

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    CHARLESTON – Chesterfield County teachers Jackie Hartman and Treva Davis were among 50 educators from across South Carolina who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms.
    The S.C. Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 5-9 in Charleston, where teachers of grades pre-K through 8th in public and private schools learned the importance of family farms and farmers, and how to teach agricultural lesson to their students.

  • Chesterfield County schools lead in bullying research

    There were screams and shouts as Spiderman and Wonder Woman walked the halls of Petersburg Primary in Pageland.
    There were high-fives and hugs amid the chaos, and even the teachers stopped the superheroes for selfies.
    After all, Petersburg Primary bills itself as a place where superheroes are in training.
    Principal Janice Kiser selected the theme because of the renewed interest in superheroes. Last week she invited students and teachers to wear their favorite superhero garb to school.  

  • ‘It’s a little village of its own’

    Pageland’s Head Start program is all about the children – and their families.
    The new school year for dozens of preschoolers started Aug. 24
    Some new students got a head start, attending the Aug. 23 open house, meeting their teachers and visiting in their classrooms.  
    All of the children received a bag with books, crayons, scissors and information for parents. They were also given “All about Me” posters to complete with their parents.

  • South Pointe Christian School holds open house

    More than 300 people attended South Pointe Christian School’s open house on Aug. 7, three days before school opened.
    The Rev. John Helms of  South Pointe Fellowship Church said,  “The enrollment is good.  The finances are good. I make no apologies for being a Christian school.”
    Helms encouraged parents and family members to teach their children the way of the Bible in their homes and churches.

  • Chesterfield County teachers: Find the glorious moments

    Chesterfield County teachers were asked Friday to remember those who made a difference in their lives and apply those lessons in and out of their schools.
    Teachers, administrators and staff from the district’s 18 schools filled the gym at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School for the annual school-year kickoff assembly.
    The message?
    Change the world by changing children.
    Charles Redfearn, the district’s teacher of the year, said teachers that influenced him “did something that wasn’t required.”

  • NETC application deadline nears

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    August 1 is the deadline for new or returning students to apply to Northeastern Technical College.
    A list of on-campus and online courses is available at the college’s campuses in Pageland, Cheraw, Bennettsville and Dillion, or online at www.netc.edu and clicking on “Course Schedule – Fall 2017.”
    Open registration is Aug. 15 and fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.

  • NETC’s Camp Exploration takes flight with drones

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    CHERAW  - Camp Exploration, a summer day camp for rising seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders, will be held on the Cheraw campus of Northeastern Technical College from July 17 through July 21.  
    The theme of the camp is “Take Flight” and will include a study of drone technology, workshops, interactive learning activities, career exploration, and leadership activities related to advanced manufacturing, engineering, science and technology through the study of drones. College faculty will lead workshops.

  • Students hit the road with NETC’s new CDL Program

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    Northeastern Technical College’s new Commercial Drivers License (CDL) program shifted into gear June 26, with four students ready to hit the road.
    The NETC program offers both classroom and hands-on training.  The classroom training includes safety, truck maintenance, and how to keep a log book. The hands-on training gets students road-ready, teaching students how to inspect truck, how to hook and unhook a trailer, how to properly shift gears.