• Brewer receives doctoral degree

    After eight years of courses, researching, writing and rewriting a dissertation, and working in a male prison as a volunteer and as the senior chaplain, Rev. Annete Brewer received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
     Brewer said two things happened at Pageland Elementary School that led her to her doctorate. She was working as a special education teacher when one of my students uncharacteristically quipped, “You know you should be a doctor, not the medical kind.”

  • Central celebrates academic achievement in sporting way

    For the Progressive Journal
    Central High celebrated fifty-one seniors Friday as they signed their letters of intent to attend college or enter the military.
    “It is important to recognize the academic achievements of our seniors.  Typically, the public only sees athletes signing letters of intent.  Academic pursuits are just as important,” said Quincy Smith, guidance counselor for the senior class.

  • Familiar face coming to New Heights

    While Omoro King has a new title, he will continue to serve students from Jefferson Elementary.
    King was named the new principal of New Heights Middle School last week.
    He has been the principal at Jefferson for four years and will see his former students as Jefferson and Pageland elementary schools feed into New Heights.
    The chance to work with so many students he already knows was a reason King accepted the school system’s request to change schools.

  • ‘We did it’

    When Andrea Garrison was named Chesterfield County’s Teacher of the Year, her first call was not to her mother or immediate family.
    She called one of her students, Morgan Miles.

  • Chesterfield High ranks highest in county

    Chesterfield High School was highest ranking county school in the recent listing released by U.S. News and World Report.
    Chesterfield ranked 41st out of 221 schools in South Carolina.
    McBee ranked 85th, followed by Central, 104th,  and Cheraw, 135th.
    This is the first year that U.S. News and World Report has issued a comprehensive ranking of high schools nationwide.
    The top school in the country was Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston.
    Rankings were based on:
    ◆ The percent of college ready of students

  • SC Works moves in at NETC

    From release

    CHERAW – SC Works has opened an office at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.
    SC Works brings employees and job seekers together, helping job seekers create resumes and cover letters, answer questions about their skills, and gain additional skills that improve their chances of finding a job. The SC Department of Employment  and Workforce reported SC Works helps more than 25,000 South Carolinians find work each year.

  • 15 graduate NETC’s Nursing Assistant program

    From release

    Fifteen students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant Program.
    The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training. 

  • Doing it together

    When Erin Byrd saw her mother, Susan Pressley, and her principal, Caroline Miles, recently approach her on the playground, she didn’t give it a second thought.
    She sees her mom almost every day as Susan teaches part-time in the classroom across the hall.
    What Byrd didn’t see was a vase of flowers, the signal that her fellow teachers had picked her as Ruby Elementary’s Teacher of the Year.
    Remarkable educator, relates well to students, team player, are the words Miles uses to describe Byrd.

  • Petersburg’s matriarch

    At times, Candida Price can be called upon to be a nurse, a referee, a confidant, or an observer.
    Officially, her title is first-grade teacher at Petersburg Primary in Pageland.
    But she is so much more.
    Price is one of the matriarchs of the Petersburg community.
    She grew up there. She went to school with some of the parents who now have children at the primary school. She has a relationship with all her students’ parents.
    “We are family and family helps each other,” she says. 

  • The Power of Yes

    What kind of bird is Humpty Dumpty?
    Never even considered the question?
    Students in Crystal Tadlock’s fourth-grade class at Pageland Elementary may have some suggestions.
    They recently pondered the possibilities after Tadlock read  “After the Fall,” a children’s book that looks at the life of Humpty Dumpty after all the kings’ horses and all the kings’ men tried to put Humpty together again.