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Education

  • Pageland community welcomes new principal

    Students and teachers at Petersburg Primary School will be greeted in August by a new, but familiar face.

    Janice Kiser, who has worked with the Chesterfield County School District for 27 years, was officially named principal of Petersburg Primary during the CCSD board of directors meeting on April 8 at Plainview Elementary School in Cheraw.

    She will take over as principal of Petersburg Primary for the 2013-14 school year.

  • PES honor rolls

    Pageland Elementary School has announced the “A” and “A/B” honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the school year.

    All A
    Albright, Blake
    Baker, Emonyia
    Burnop, Nathan
    Cagle, Aidan
    Cagle, Andrew
    Chambers, Kelley
    Cox, Braxton
    Crawford, Brayden
    Crump, Hannah
    Dale, Kirsten
    Dean, Jadee
    Deason, Josh
    Del Valle, Izabella
    Duncan, Jaynia
    Eubanks, Lauren
    Evans, Payton
    Funderburk, Karynton

  • PES teacher chosen to attend science institute

    A Pageland Elementary School third-grade science and math teacher has been selected to attend a special science seminar this summer.
    Kristin Cox will be part of the Science P.L.U.S. Institute, which provides intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers throughout South Carolina. The institute is part of the Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility of the Greenville County Schools.

  • South Pointe senior awarded scholarship

    A South Pointe Christian School senior has been awarded a National Beta Club scholarship, the only one in Chesterfield County and one of only 226 in the U.S.
    Whitney Atkinson, 17, is the daughter of Randy and Eileen Atkinson. She was awarded the $1,000 scholarship for her hours of community service and an essay she submitted.
    “It was kind of involved. It had to be less than 150 words, so it was kind of hard to fit everything in,” she said. “Their motto is ‘let us lead by serving others,’ so the essay was based on that.”

  • Teacher inspires young poets

    Newly elected McBee Elementary School Teacher of the Year Angie Smith has had her class studying a book of poems called “Honey I Love” by Eloise Greenfield.  

    Students were moved by the poems and used much of the poet’s style and voice to create poetry of their own.  

    Near the end of their book study, one of the students asked the teacher, “Wouldn’t it be nice if each of us had a copy of this book to keep forever?”  

  • Chesterfield County schools receive Palmetto Awards

    From release
    Nine Palmetto awards for Chesterfield County School District highlight the latest announcement from the South Carolina State Department of Education.
    Central High School, Chesterfield High School, Jefferson Elementary School, McBee High School and New Heights Middle School all won Palmetto Gold Awards for General Performance. Long Middle School and Ruby Elementary School earned Palmetto Silver Awards for General Performance.

  • Leaders encourage commitment to education at all levels

    The University of South Carolina partnered with Chesterfield County School District and Northeastern Technical College on Friday, March 22 to hold a public forum to remind the community about the power of education and the importance of working together to ensure every child gets an education.

    Dr. Lemuel W. Watson, dean of the College of Education at USC, spoke about his modest roots of growing up on a dirt road in Chesterfield County and how education has made a difference throughout  his life.

  • African-American alumna speaks at NETC for Black History Month

    Northeastern Technical College welcomed one of its alumni back to campus to serve as the guest speaker for the college’s Black History Program held Feb. 13 at the main campus in Cheraw and telecasted to its three community campuses in Pageland, Bennettsville and Dillon.

  • Hawks building hope for Sandy Hook

    During the month of January, New Heights will be collecting donations for Sandy Hook Elementary School in Conneticutt. The srudents and staff at New Heights are very saddened by this tragedy and extend our sinere condolocences to all the families in Newtown, Conn. They want to show their support by collecting donations to assist with building new playground equipment and providing educational scholarships in memory of those who lost their lives.
    If you would like to contribute to the fund please forward your donations to:

    New Heights Middle School

  • PES students get electrical

    By GARY PHILLIPS
    Progressive Journal editor
    Christine Allen is a fourth grade math and science teacher at Pageland Elementary School.
    She recently had the privilege of inviting her father, Charlie Allen, to come to Pageland to speak with her students about a subject he knows very well: electricity.
    She began a unit on electricity and thought that it would be beneficial for her students to learn about electricity from a real electrical engineer.