New Heights

  • New Heights Middle holds career day
    By GARY PHILLIPS Progressive Journal Editor More than 500 students at New Heights Middle School spent the morning of Friday, February 25 learning about various career opportunities in the area.  The school’s fourth annual Career Day had 42 speakers talk to the students and answer questions about their jobs and careers.
    The New Heights Middle School Beta Club sponsored the Teens for Jeans drive for the second year. When students donate their gently used jeans, they receive a coupon for 25 percent off a new pair of jeans from Aeropostale. Chesco joined the Beta Club's efforts and donated over 100 pair of jeans from its The Bargain Basket Thrift Store owned and operated by CHESCO Services. The jeans will be taken to the Aeropostale store in Florence. From there, they will go on to needy South Carolina families.
  • Hawks move to 3-2
    By Shug Haigler Progressive Journal The New Heights Hawks improved to 3-2 near the mid-point of the season with 2 wins last week over McBee and a victory over Chesterfield/Ruby. Playing short-handed with only six players, the Hawks defeated McBee 33-29 on Dec. 9. Tristan Stewart led the Hawks with 10 points followed by D.J. Horton 8, Keenaen Lowery 5, Daquan Tatum 4, Bill Barber and Kevin Covington 2 each.
  • Hawks began season with 1-2 record
     The New Heights Hawks began their season last week by losing two of their first three games.  The Hawks opened with a road loss to Long Middle School on November 29, by a score of 37-14. “I think it could have been a case of the first game jitters,” said Coach Billy Blakeney. “We played all 15 of our players.” Scoring for New Heights were Carico Miller and Travay Hatten 4 points each, Dadric Miller 3, Matthew Terry 2, and Dedric Robinson 1.
  • New Heights Middle School honor roll
    New Heights Middle School All A’s  and A/B Honor Roll First Nine Weeks   All “A” Honor Roll   6th Grade: Brannon Deese, Logan Duvall, Brandon Edwards, Devion Funderburk, Asia Johnson, Rebecca Marze, Jamira Massey, Winter McClellan, Austin Melton, Megan Nicholson, Jimmy Patel, Joseph Price, Wesley Smith, Peyton Usher. 
  • Jefferson, Petersburg get good report cards
      Staff reports Chesterfield County schools generally reported average grades in school report cards released last week by the South Carolina Department of Education. Jefferson Elementary School and Petersburg Primary were bright spots, with Jefferson achieving a growth rate of excellent and Petersburg achieving an absolute grade of excellent.
  • Hawks fly past Warriors 30-14
    The New Heights Middle School Hawks improved their record to 4-2 with a convincing 30-14 win over Indian Land Middle School last Thursday evening in Pageland. On their first two possessions the Hawks turned the ball over on fumbles. With the Warriors on their 40, the Hawks’ Tyvonne Blakeney intercepted a pass and raced 35 yards untouched for the game’s first touchdown. Quan Welch added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead with 3:38 left in the first quarter.