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Education

  • NETC helps Junior ROTC students

    From release

    MARLBORO – Northeastern Technical College recently helped 115 Junior ROTC students from Chesterfield, Dillon and Marlboro counties learn about resources and benefits available to them if they choose to pursue a military career.
    Recruits enlisting in the military typically start as an E-1, the lowest pay grade.
    Entering a branch of the military with JROTC experience, and having earned college credits from a college such as NETC, allows recruits to begin their military career at a higher pay level.

  • CNN commentator speaks at NETC

    From release
    CHERAW – CNN commentator Bakari Sellers told Northeastern Technical College graduates  “with every journey that you take your need a destination. Today, our journey is to excellence,” at the school inaugural convocation on Aug. 27.
    As part of 50th anniversary of the school, Erin Fann, NETC Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement, recognized members of the class of 1970, the first graduating class of Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College.

  • New Heights parent sues over bullying

    The parent of a middle-school student is suing the Chesterfield County School District and former New Heights Principal Nikki Miller over the alleged bullying of her child.
    The parent alleges Miller and other officials at New Heights either “minimized,” or took no action, when informed of the multiple times the child was possibly bullied during the 2017-2018 school year. 
    The parent alleges the child suffered bruises, “great pain,” shame and humiliation from her peers.
    The suit asks for a jury trial.

  • New Heights Middle opens doors, lockers to sixth graders

    New Heights Middle School opened its doors to anxious sixth graders and their families during its “Moving to the Middle” orientation Wednesday.
    The sixth graders met their teachers and went through an abbreviated class schedule, becoming acquainted with classroom procedures.
    Students also practiced opening their lockers with the help of their parents or older siblings.  To many of them, this was a very trying, as well as exciting, experience. This was the first time they have had their own lockers at school.

  • Teacher uses his story to reach students

    Teachers have different ways to connect with their students and to motivate them to give their best.
    Marc Goldberg, a sixth grade English Language Arts teacher at New Heights Middle, used himself as an example of how hard work and determination can help to overcome adversities at last week’s “Moving to the Middle” sixth grade orientation.

  • The power of believing

    As Andrea Garrison, the teacher of the year for Chesterfield County, scanned the audience at last week’s back-to-school assembly, she saw many familiar faces.
    Among the more than 1,000 teachers and staff were students Garrison had taught at Jefferson Elementary who now teach at county schools.
    Her parents were in the audience, as well as several of her teachers who had made a difference in her life.
    “Because I had you, I believed in me,” Garrison told her teachers.

  • It's all academic

    Petersburg Primary is where “the journey begins” for many local children starting school for the first time.
    Whether it was students’ first time attending school, or they were returning for another school year, the halls of Petersburg Primary were filled Monday with children, parents, grandparents and great grandparents who had the first-day-of-school jitters.
    To make the atmosphere calm and inviting, school employees and community volunteers greeted students.

  • Steen scholarship winners

    Thomas Steen, a former Central High School killed in October 2018 shooting in Denver, was honored by the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.
    The chamber named its annual scholarship for Steen. Recipients of the first Steen scholarships were Pooja Patel, valedictorian  at South Pointe Christian School, and Kylie Mangum, salutatorian at Central High School.
    Patel is attending the University of South Carolina. At South Pointe, she played volleyball, soccer, and basketball and was a member of the Beta Club, American Christian Honors Society, and student government.

  • Principle moments for new principal

    Jason McGuire can point to three life-changing moments that helped lead him to his latest job, principal at Jefferson Elementary School.
    The first life- changing moment came as a student at then Concord College in Athens, W. Va.
    McGuire, a West Virginia native, took a trip to Myrtle Beach for a camp. He met a girl from North Carolina, playing volleyball.   
    The next year he enrolled at her school, Wingate University.
    His second life-changing moment came at Wingate. McGuire, a biology major, got a job as a lab assistant in an anatomy lab.

  • A winning rhapsody?

    The Central High School band appears ready to attempt the impossible this season.
    They want to perform what is essentially a piano concerto with orchestral accompaniment – without a piano or an orchestra.
    And, they want to perform the music while marching to an intricate series of steps on the football field.