• Chesterfield County teachers: Find the glorious moments

    Chesterfield County teachers were asked Friday to remember those who made a difference in their lives and apply those lessons in and out of their schools.
    Teachers, administrators and staff from the district’s 18 schools filled the gym at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School for the annual school-year kickoff assembly.
    The message?
    Change the world by changing children.
    Charles Redfearn, the district’s teacher of the year, said teachers that influenced him “did something that wasn’t required.”

  • Band camp prepares Central musicians

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central High’s Marching Band just completed “the best two weeks of the summer,” says director Geoffrey Mack.
    The two-week annual summer camp prepares the marching band for its upcoming performance schedule. Members begin learning the music the band will perform throughout the season.

  • Central principal: Build on previous successes

    When the 100 seniors of Central High School embark on their final year on Aug. 17 they will find a familiar face at the front door.
    Damon Barnhill has been with the seniors every step of their way, offering advice, support and counseling when needed. One of his jobs as an assistant principal at Central has been discipline.
    “He acts like he cares,” said senior Carrie Kirkley.
    This year Barnhill, 42, has a new job description.
    It is one word, “everything.”

  • New Heights Middle School celebrates ‘3 to Get Ready’

    JEFFERSON – Have even the briefest of conversations with Nikki Miller and she will talk about “my babies.”
    She then has an overflow of pride as she describes their latest achievements.
    Her babies are not really babies.
    They are 11, 12, 13 years old, making the transition from children to young adults.
    At times they can be responsible and serious. Seconds later they can be silly and playful. Sometimes they want to be part of group, using their teamwork and leadership skills. Other times they just want to be by themselves.

  • Supply lists for local schools

    Elementary school supply list
    Bookbag with no wheels; pencil pouch; composition notebooks; loose leaf paper; No. 2 pencils; highlighters; glue sticks; crayons, markers, or colored pencils; erasers; pencil sharpener; index cards; binders; flash drive; facial tissues; disinfectant wipes; hand sanitizer; liquid soap; disinfectant spray; paper towels; pocket folders with prongs; Ziplock bags; and scissors. A change of clothes for kindergarten and child development children is recommended.

    Middle and high school supply list

  • South Pointe Christian measures success through faith

    “Press toward the mark” is the theme for South Pointe Christian School’s 2017-2018 school year.
    Although teachers officially to report Wednesday, many have already started working in their classrooms as they prepare to guide approximately 170 students this year.
    This year’s motto will be displayed on bulletin boards, banners and throughout the halls for the kindergarten through 12th graders when they return to school Aug. 9.
    Teachers and students will also have t-shirts with the theme.

  • Open Registration for NETC’s Fall Semester is August 15

    From release

    CHERAW – Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s fall semester is Aug. 15 at the main campus in Cheraw.  
    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m.- 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.  

  • NETC application deadline nears

    From release

    August 1 is the deadline for new or returning students to apply to Northeastern Technical College.
    A list of on-campus and online courses is available at the college’s campuses in Pageland, Cheraw, Bennettsville and Dillion, or online at www.netc.edu and clicking on “Course Schedule – Fall 2017.”
    Open registration is Aug. 15 and fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.

  • NETC’s Camp Exploration takes flight with drones

    From release

    CHERAW  - Camp Exploration, a summer day camp for rising seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders, will be held on the Cheraw campus of Northeastern Technical College from July 17 through July 21.  
    The theme of the camp is “Take Flight” and will include a study of drone technology, workshops, interactive learning activities, career exploration, and leadership activities related to advanced manufacturing, engineering, science and technology through the study of drones. College faculty will lead workshops.

  • Students hit the road with NETC’s new CDL Program

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College’s new Commercial Drivers License (CDL) program shifted into gear June 26, with four students ready to hit the road.
    The NETC program offers both classroom and hands-on training.  The classroom training includes safety, truck maintenance, and how to keep a log book. The hands-on training gets students road-ready, teaching students how to inspect truck, how to hook and unhook a trailer, how to properly shift gears.