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Education

  • NETC graduates largest nursing class

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College recently graduated its tenth and largest associate degree in nursing class.
    Twenty-seven nursing students receiving their pins at a ceremony in Cheraw.

  • Central graduates 132

    Before the Class of 2018 took its first steps into a new chapter, its members paused Saturday to remember their special moments at Central High School.
    Valedictorian Makayla Kirkley and Salutatorian Jacobson “Jake” Savage recalled those moments, from football Fridays to the homecoming parade to the proms. They even mentioned a few “inside jokes” that had their classmates laughing and left their parents wondering.

  • South Pointe graduates told to walk with God

    South Pointe Christian School’s nine graduating seniors left with more than diploma from the May 25 commencement ceremony.
    They left with charge to walk with the Lord and serve him while you can.
    The charge came from South Point Fellowship interim pastor Marty Quick.
    Quick told parents, relatives and teachers, “It’s our responsibility to give them the word of God.”
    Quicks told the soon-to-be graduates, “God gives us a charge and gives you a warning. Pursue the Lord, and serve him while you can.”

  • ‘She teaches everything’

    Teachers often talk about the “light bulb” moment, the instant when a student truly understands what is being taught.
    The moment is different for each student. Some soak up teaching like a sponge. For others, it is a gradual process. For some, it’s a struggle until that special moment.

  • Chesterfield, Central high schools again nationally ranked

    U.S. News and World Report again has ranked Central and Chesterfield high schools among the best in the nation.
    The schools repeated as bronze-medal winners in the annual ratings announced last week.
    “I am proud of our students, faculty and staff,” said Central Principal Damon Barnhill. “This shows we are preparing our students for goals after high school. We are developing the students in all aspects.”

  • Appreciating Petersburg Primary’s teachers

    Volunteers showed their appreciation for teachers at Petersburg Primary by volunteering to take over their classes last Thursday during Teacher Appreciation Week.  
    The donated time allowed principal Janice Kiser and assistant principal Jessica Griffin the opportunity to honor their teachers with a catered lunch.  
    Volunteers were on duty in the lunchroom, hallways, classrooms and on the playground.  

  • Chesterfield's Superintendent Goodwin named best in state

    Harrison Goodwin, Chesterfield County’s school superintendent, has been named the state’s superintendent of the year.
    The award was announced at last week’s meeting of state superintendents. The award is given by the S.C. Association of School Administrators.
    Goodwin said winning the award was a team effort.
    “We are fortunate to have so many great and dedicated people in Chesterfield County who work daily serving our students,” Goodwin said. “I am just privileged to be part of this great team.”

  • Initial school budget shows shortfall

    Chesterfield County schools are facing a projected $621,400 shortfall for the next fiscal year.
    The proposed budget meets all state mandated expenses, anticipated increases in local expenses, as well as sets aside money to improve teacher compensation.
    The  final budget will be the highest ever for the county, topping this year’s $56.5 million budget, said Superintendent Harrison Goodwin.
    “This is something we can work with,” Goodwin said of the proposal. In previous years the school district faced higher projected shortfalls.

  • Jefferson resident named to NETC Academic All-State team

    From release

    Griffen Greenlee of Jefferson was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa South Carolina All-State Academic Team. He is a student at Northeastern Technical Community College.  
    He will graduate in May from NETC’s Associate in Applied Science in General Technology Electro-Mechanical program.  

  • New Petersburg Primary principal seeks community support

    Shanika Harrington-David, admonished for talking too much as a child in elementary school, is the new principal at Petersburg Primary.
    Harrington-David, 40, said her talking – and listening – skills are essential in her new job.
    For the school to be successful, Harrington-Davis, her students and their parents, her faculty, as well as the Petersburg community, will have to work collectively, she said.
    Harrington-David replaces Janice Kiser, who is retiring after five years as principal and decades as a teacher.