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Education

  • New school year begins Aug. 18

    From release
    August 18 will be the first official day of the 2011-2012 school year for all K-12 students in Chesterfield County in all four attendance areas. In addition, many of the district’s 16 schools will be having “Meet Your Teacher” days prior to the first day of school.
    Pageland area schools

  • South Pointe students learn about arts in other languages

    Fine Arts Director for South Pointe Christian School (SPCS) Emily Privette directed the first annual Arts in Motion camp last week. The children were taught music, theatre and dance. Privette’s students put on an international arts exhibit for their parents Friday, July 29. She said she had an amazing week and will have another camp next year.

  • Back to school saving

    Every year parents spend significant amounts of money on school expenses. While there’s not much parents can do about tuition, there are ways to save on additional expenses, including clothing. Restocking a student’s wardrobe can be costly, but savvy Moms and Dads can lessen the blow in a variety of ways.

  • Deputy Mark Davis sets example as SRO for CHS

     his 20th year of law enforcement. Before working for the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, he gained experience in the Cheraw Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. This year he will begin his fourth year as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Central High School (CHS). 

  • NETC Fall registration is August 10

    Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s fall semester will be held August 10 at the main campus in Cheraw.
    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. New students should attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and register for classes after orientation.
    Students interested in taking courses exclusively at one of NETC’s campuses in Bennettsville, Dillon or Pageland may register at those particular campuses from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. also on August 10.

  • Miller promoted to assistant principal at CHS

    Chesterfield County School District recently approved Nikki Miller to serve as one of one of the assistant principals at Central High School (CHS). She will fill the spot left vacant by LaWanda Johnson who left to take a job with another school district.

  • New Heights principal receives honor

    New Heights Middle School Principal Larry Stinson was recognized as the Carolina Careers Educational Champion of the Year at the 2011 Education and Business Summit sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Career and Technology Education (CATE) on Tuesday, June 28.  

  • NETC alumnus: Nursing program prepared him to work hard for career goals

    Tommy Pegues remembers the day his grandmother came to the hospital where he was performing clinical rounds for Northeastern Technical College’s nursing program.

  • NETC offers free assessment classes

    Free classes designed to help individuals assess their career skills and to explore relevant career pathways through an education at Northeastern Technical College will be offered July 25-28 from 9 a.m. to noon on the NETC campus in Cheraw in room 220. 

  • Northeastern to teach Criminal Justice this fall

    Northeastern Technical College will add a new program to its curriculum beginning this fall semester. 

    The Associate Degree in Criminal Justice will be a pathway to job opportunities in homeland security, border protection, fraud investigation, public and private security, law enforcement agencies and corrections.