• Teachers attend Ag in Classroom Institute

    From release

    CHARLESTON – Chesterfield County teachers Jackie Hartman and Treva Davis were among 50 educators from across South Carolina who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms.
    The S.C. Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 5-9 in Charleston, where teachers of grades pre-K through 8th in public and private schools learned the importance of family farms and farmers, and how to teach agricultural lesson to their students.

  • Barnhill named interim principal of Central High

    After months of rumors that Central High School’s principal would not be returning in the fall, the Chesterfield County School District has confirmed that an interim principal has been appointed.
    Damon Barnhill, Central High School’s assistant principal, has been named interim principal of the school.
    He replaces Judd Starling. No details were available Monday about why Starling is leaving the job, or what he plans to do next.

  • Education News

    USC-Lancaster names honor students
    The University of South Carolina recognizes academic achievement with the President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List.
    The President’s Honor Roll automatically qualifies a student for the Dean’s List.
    President’s List
    Students named to the President’s Honor Roll for spring 2017 are: Lindsey Marie Morton of Chesterfield; Amber Grace Terry of Jefferson; and Daniel Jacob Benton, Kayla Hope Clark, Jen Rodel Rodriguez Martinez and Mauricio Sanchez of Pageland.

  • Petersburg Primary has space for more 4K students

    From release
    Petersburg Primary School still has spaces available in their 4K classes for the upcoming school year.
    As a part of a S.C. Department of Education Community Block Grant awarded to Chesterfield County School District last year, Petersburg Primary was able to add a third 4K (Child Development Education Program) class.
    The classes are taught by certified early childhood professionals and are licensed full day programs.
    To register for 4K, a child must be 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2017.

  • School board OKs $56.5M budget

    Landmark News Service

    The Chesterfield County school board approved a $56.5 million budget for fiscal 2017-18 on June 12 after a second reading.
    The budget is a 3 percent increase from the current fiscal year.
    Brad Willard, CCSD chief financial officer, said the district has no control over 80 percent of the upcoming year’s budget, and that the 3 percent overall increase is “very reasonable.”

  • Pageland Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following students made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week period:
    Third grade
    ‘A’ Honor Roll
    Alexa Anguiano, Aaliyah Blakeney, De’Nya Blakeney, Ka’Mylah Blakeney, Christian Blalock, Bailey Bragg, Brooklyn Call, Rielyn Chambers, Catherine Crawford, Hailey Davis, Dominic Deese

  • Ruby Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following students made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week period:
    All A’s
    Second grade
    Emma Rayfield, Brantley Sheeler, Camryn Horton, Brayden Morton, Savannah Gunter, Zander Huntley, Jenna Kelly, Jamison Miles, Aubrey Moss, Kenzie Pigg and Jackson Tucker
    Third grade

  • Great year for Central High

    Central High School Principal Dr. Judd Starling said the school has experienced another successful year.
    “This has been a great year for the students and teachers of Central High School,” he said. “We have celebrated the success of athletics, academics and the arts.”
    Starling reflected on “some of the awesome things that our staff and students have accomplished” during the 2016-17 school year.
    Here are some of the year’s highlights:

  • Thirteen graduate from NETC nursing assistant program

    From Northeastern Technical College

    Thirteen students graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s nursing assistant (NA) program on May 18. The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college’s division of continuing education.

  • NETC Foundation receives $149K from local EDA

    From release

    The Northeastern Technical College (NETC) Foundation recently received a $149,000 donation from the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance (CCEDA) to help foster economic development in Chesterfield County through NETC’s workforce development initiatives.
    The donation is specifically designated to fund initiatives that support economic development in Chesterfield County, including those that directly benefit the four major population centers of Pageland, Cheraw, Chesterfield and McBee.