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Education

  • Head Start graduation

    Forty-four students of the Pageland Head Start program are ready to move on to kindergarten next year, as they graduated from head start last Thursday, May 16.
    The event was held in front of a crowd of family and friends at the Pageland Community Center. The evening started with the children coming into the center clad in white caps and gowns to the song “We are the World.”

  • Haigler receives academic honor

    Cody Haigler, a seventh grader at New Heights Middle School was recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program last Tuesday, May 14 at Furman University.
    Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. As a seventh grader Haigler was offered the opportunity to take the ACT based on his PASS test scores for the 2011-2012 school year. Haigler’s score on the ACT qualified him for a Duke TIP Academy Award.

  • NETC honors employees

    From release
    Several employees of Northeastern Technical College were recently awarded State Service Pins and Certificates for their employment service to the college.
    Employees were honored during a monthly NETC Area Commissioners meeting where Chairman Herbert W. Watts, President Dr. Ron Bartley and Human Resources Manager Rita Oliver presented service pins and certificates to each employee.  

  • Something's growing in our community

    “April showers bring May flowers,” is one of those well-worn sayings heard every spring.

    With the amount of rain South Carolina received in April, we should expect to see quite a bit of those “May flowers” within the next couple of weeks.

    There may be even more this year than last, thanks to a new garden project at Petersburg Primary School.
    Students and teachers at PPS and Central High School are working to construct a series of plant beds to teach the younger students about growing food and beautify the campus of PPS.

  • NETC instructor recognized by governor

    Biology instructor Marie Mackey of Bennettsville has received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award for Northeastern Technical College.  

    Mackey, who also serves as assistant dean of science, was nominated for the award by faculty colleagues and the college administration for her teaching excellence and commitment to higher education.

  • TRUMPET celebrates participants
  • The future of educational advisory councils

    What is the future of Chesterfield County’s educational advisory councils? The Chesterfield County School district and the councils met together on April 15, in the hope of answering that question.
    According to Superintendent Dr. Harrison Goodwin, Chesterfield County is one of the few counties left in the state with educational advisory councils, a body originally established by South Carolina code in 1968 at a time when communities were worried about loss of identity.

  • Happy Earth Day: students plant tree at PPS

    The students of Elizabeth Crow’s 4K class at Petersburg Primary School celebrated Earth Day with their parents and Pageland Garden Club on April 22. The club purchased a dogwood tree for the class to plant in front of the school.

  • Emergency responders demonstrate the dangers of DUI

    By GARY PHILLIPS
    Progressive Journal Editor
    The Central High School prom is this Saturday, April 27, and local emergency workers are hoping for a quiet night for themselves and a safe night for the students.

  • Budget still hot topic for CCSD board of directors

    It was business as usual at the Chesterfield County School District's board of directors meeting on Monday, April 8. The board travelled to Plainview Elementary School in Patrick to discuss a round of information.

    The main topic of discussion was the adjustments to the 2013-2014 school year budget.