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Education

  • County begins to prepare for coming growth

    Having to prepare for explosive residential growth is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem that has to be dealt with.

  • A plea, strong words to board from speakers at meeting at GFHS

    Public speakers at the Chester County School Board meeting held at Great Falls High School made a plea for a new career center and had some strong words for the school board and the school district Monday night.

    Alan Streeter is an electrical instructor at the Chester County Career Center. He spoke on career and technical education at the Chester County Career Center.

  • A new kind of letter of intent

    The auditorium was packed. The students prepared to sign their names on the certificates of intent. Representatives of the places they are going prepared to add their own names on the dotted line.

    This is a familiar scene when it comes to student athletes on Signing Day, but when it comes to student business and industry interns/ apprentices, not so much. That all changed on Friday.

  • School district corrects potential FOIA missteps

    The Chester County School Board had some items on its agenda posted for Monday’s meeting that were questionable under the rules of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act, but once the items were brought to their attention, school board chair Denise Lawson and the school board acted quickly to fix them.

    The original posed agenda listed four items to be discussed behind closed doors in executive session:

  • Schools repeat as Giti Math and Science Award winners

    The schools of Chester Park COLT and Great Falls Middle and High Schools liked the look of the Giti Math and Science Award trophies in their schools’ display cases so much, they decided to hang on to them for another year.

    The three schools were the winners of the inaugural award last year and they won again in this year’s competition; COLT in the Elementary School Division, Great Falls Middle in the Middle School Division and Great Falls High School “blew everyone away” in the High School Division.

  • Board decides how IT hub will be built at LMS

    Chester County School Board held a called meeting on Tuesday to deal with a couple of items. The first part of the meeting was an executive session for a student appeal hearing. After a brief adjournment, the board came into session for the second part of the meeting where they heard architect and planner Ben Thompson and school district Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gardner talk about the methods the district could use to get the IT (information technology) hub built at the old Lewisville Middle School cafeteria.

  • Bundy to business leaders: Come on in, the (Education Foundation) waters are fine

    At the recent Chester County School District business leader luncheon, Chester County Public Education Foundation chair Bill Bundy told the audience of business and industry leaders to consider joining them in the educational waters and supporting the work the foundation does.

  • Challenge (coins) accepted

    Chester High School freshmen will face many challenges over the course of their school careers, but none like they faced recently from an Army sergeant major and former Cyclone.

    Sgt. Maj. Bobby White is a CHS graduate of the Class of ’93. He spoke to the CHS freshmen recently about the importance of the qualities of character, leadership and discipline.

    Before his speech, White said in terms of the dynamics of the United States right now, leadership is more important than ever.

  • Viral social media threat not aimed at Chester High

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation after some Chester County citizens contacted them regarding a threat that was made late last week against a school with the initials “CHS.”

    The CCSO posted the following on their Facebook page on Sunday: ‘First, we would like to thank everyone who quickly made law enforcement aware of this incident. After a brief investigation, it was determined the “CHS” is actually short for Clovis High School which is located in New Mexico.

  • "Our choice, our decision"

    A grassroots group composed of citizens from Great Falls and the Lewisville attendance area has met a couple of times to work out potential details of a consolidation of Lewisville High School and Great Falls High School. Their goal is to present the consolidation idea to the Chester County School Board at a future meeting.

    The group, facilitated by Kena Funderburk from Great Falls and Erin Mosley of Richburg, met for their second time last Thursday at Union A.R.P. Church. Funderburk has children in the Great Falls school system