• NRA grant buys equipment for CHS

    Central High School’s Marine Corps JROTC (MC JROTC) received a National Rifle Association grant to buy equipment and supplies worth just under $2,000.
    The grant was used to purchase two compressed air rifles, more than 30,000 pellets and 3,100 10-meter air rifle targets.
     The new compressed air rifles are more reliable and required less work to operate. They are available for all 70 students within the MC JROTC program to use.  

  • PES names honor roll students

    The following students at Pageland Elementary School made the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks:
    Third Grade  ‘A’ Honor Roll
    Colby Adcock, Rayne Blakeney, Jalen Blalock, Ingrid Casiano, Damien Conway, Kierstyn Drayton, Aaliyah Funderburk, Jamarius Gaither, Grant Helms, Preston Jordan, Kierra Patterson, Joaquin Rojas-Gomez, Kimberly Rosas-Gonzalez, Miguel Sanchez and Jaiana Thomas.
    Third Grade ‘A/B’ Honor Roll

  • Local students named to Dean's list

    The following Chesterfield County students made the honors lists for the University of South Carolina Lancaster:
    Fall Dean’s List
    Dacia B. O’Neal of Cheraw; Andrew M. Medlin of Jefferson; Jeremiah R. Burr of Mt. Croghan; and Emily R. Bess, Angelo Duong, Stephanie Gonzalez, Tally Guzman, Micah L. Johnson, Joey R. Mangum, Natoria M. Miller, Austin K. Terry, Nellie E. Vermillion and Alisia M. Wright of Pageland.
    Jessica S. Blakeney of Pageland.

  • Barbecue sale to benefit ‘Blessings in a Backpack’

    Chesterfield County First Steps will hold a barbecue chicken lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at First Baptist Church in Pageland.
    Sponsored and prepared by Tyson Foods, the lunch will include a barbecued chicken leg quarter, two sides and a roll.
    Cost of the lunch is a $7 donation to the Blessings in a BackPack weekend nutrition program, which benefits students at Petersburg Primary School.
     Supporters can dine in or carry out, using a quick and easy drive-up service.

  • School board discusses long-term goals, plans

    Chesterfield County School District held its monthly board of directors meeting Feb. 10 at Jefferson Elementary School.

    Public comment

    The meeting opened with public comment from the Chesterfield County Pastors Union, including the Revs. Bruce Adams, Dan Austin, James Redford and Greg Bachelor and chairman Stan Sullivan. 

  • CHS students think globally

    Recently the Spanish II classes at Central High School, led by teacher Robert Muñoz, improved their international understanding by participating in an assessment of Spanish reading skills. 

    After working on developing reading and pronunciation skills during the fall semester, the students were assessed by native Spanish speakers.

  • CCSD schools receive grants

    Two Chesterfield County schools will be able to do more to reach their students in the upcoming year, thanks to grants from a well-known supermarket chain.
    Central High School and Ruby Elementary School both received grants from Bi-Lo on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Hartsville.
    “It’s always a surprise and treat to get money from grants you applied for,” CHS principal Dr. Judd Starling said.

  • School board discusses state report cards and evaluation

    The Chesterfield County School board held its monthly meeting Nov. 11 at Palmetto Learning Center in Chesterfield.
    Discussion focused mostly on Superintendent Harrison Goodwin’s presentation of the annual data report and closed in an executive session to discuss Goodwin’s personal evaluation.

  • Annual report card shows positive growth in schools


    From release

    The Chesterfield County School District showed growth during the 2012-13 school year, as indicated by the South Carolina Department of Education’s recent School Report Card release.

  • CHS students receive MOS certification

    Progressive Journal reporter
    Sixty-two students in the Business Education division of the Career and Technology Education (CATE) Department at Central High School received Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word during the 2012-2013 school year.
    MOS certification testing is administered online through Certiport, a provider of value-added test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets.