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Education

  • Pageland Elementary school report card

    “The best students in the World are learning here” proclaims the banner at the front door of Pageland Elementary School.
    A recent South Carolina school report card suggests otherwise. Pageland Elementary was rated  “unsatisfactory,” meaning the school is not meeting state education standards.
    The reports cards have been controversial statewide and Chesterfield school officials say they do not tell the whole story.

  • Pageland Elementary named ‘priority’ school

    Pageland Elementary and middle school students at McBee High School have been identified as “Priority Schools” by the S.C. Department of Education.
    Priority schools are those that rank in the bottom 10 percent of schools statewide.
    The designation gives the Chesterfield County school system access to consultants, state information and some “technical assistance” funds.

  • Central math team excels

    By GAYLE MILLS
    Special to the Progressive Journal

    Genna Rivers of Central High School won honorable mention for the top individual scorers at the 42nd Annual Pee-Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament.
    She is the first Central student to earn that distinction.
    Overall, Central finished third in the Tetrad competition. The Scholars Academy of Horry County was first, followed by Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School of Darlington. Georgetown High School was fourth.

  • S.C. Report Cards: Five county schools get bad grades

    One-third of Chesterfield County schools received below average or worse grades on recently released state school report cards.
    Pageland Elementary received the worse report card of county schools, a 31 out of 100 points, or “unsatisfactory.”
    An unsatisfactory rating means Pageland Elementary is not meeting state education standards. It was one of 62 elementary schools statewide receiving an unsatisfactory rating.

  • Time out tyke to stand out teacher

    When National Head Start Awareness comes every October, I am reminded of the young children I taught when the program came to Chesterfield County in 1984.
    I was one of the first teachers at the Pageland Head Start center. I had the four-year old class.
    Of all my students, one stands out, Angel Washington.
    While her name was Angel, my teacher assistant Sunnie Voorhees and I thought she was far from being an angel.
    Although she was a very bright and beautiful child, Angel just would not follow classroom rules.

  • School Board seats contested

    Three of the four Chesterfield County School Board races on the Nov. 6 ballot are contested, including District 3, which includes Pageland.
    Wesley Miles, director of public works for the town of Pageland, is the District 3 incumbent. Challenging Miles is Cecil Wadsworth, who owns a tree service and landscaping business.
    Miles has served on the school board for 12 years and most recently was its chairman. This is Wadsworth’s first run for school board.

  • NETC, Screwmatics start internship program

    Northeastern Technical College and Screwmatics of Pageland have created an internship program that could lead to a full-time job at the Pageland company.
    High school students who successfully complete the college’s Career Connect Machine Tool Technology Program for spring 2019 will be eligible for a paid summer internship at Screwmatics.
    The company plans to hire as many as 10 interns at $10 an hour, said Billy Hogge, vice president for operations at Screwmatics.

  • Prayers lifted at the See You at the Pole

    Students in Chesterfield County gathered at their school’s flag pole last Wednesday, holding hands and lifting their voices in prayer as part of the nationwide See You at the Pole event.
    The event is the fourth Wednesday in September. It is a volunteer event, led by students.
    Among the schools holding events were Central High School, South Pointe Christian School, Jefferson Elementary and New Heights Middle.
    At Jefferson Elementary, students from kindergarten to fifth grade gathered with Rev. Rick Hunter, pastor of Jefferson First Baptist Church.

  • NETC might train insurance adjusters

    Northeastern Technical College is considering adding a program to the Pageland campus that could dramatically increase enrollment there and even attract out-of-state students.
    At the urging of Cross Country Adjusting of Pageland, NETC is looking at opening a program for insurance adjusters.
    As envisioned, the program would be more than helping students pass a state exam to be a certified adjuster.
    The proposed curriculum would combine academic and vocational studies.

  • NETC Announces Honor Lists for Summer Semester

    From release

    The faculty and staff of Northeastern Technical College proudly honor the following students for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2018 summer semester. Students are named to the President’s List in recognition of a grade point average of 4.0.  Students placed on the Dean’s List are recognized for earning a grade point average of 3.5.

    President’s List 

    Bennettsville

    Jessica C. Crowley and Keith G. Brigman.