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Education

  • CHS parents briefed on dual enrollment

    Chester High School parents and students got a briefing last week on the dual enrollment/early college program from the school district’s educational partners, representatives from York Tech, USC-Lancaster and Winthrop University.

  • School board briefed on facility study findings

    Chester County has wonderful communities, but the Career Center and the three high schools that serve the communities might not be adequate for future needs. That was the conclusion reached by the principal architect hired by the Chester County School District to conduct a study on the facilities needs for the district.

  • District teacher recruitment fair draws more than 100 hopefuls

    More than 100 potential teachers for the Chester County School District walked through the doors of the Gateway Center on Saturday as part of the CCSD Teacher Recruitment Fair.

    They started out the morning with a meet and greet portion of the event, visiting the different school displays and talking to school principals, assistant principals and selected teachers. The candidates then had a chance for more specialized one-on-one interviews with the representatives of the schools they were interested in.

  • Vogel is January's "Rock Star Teacher"

    The Chester County School District’s Rock Star Teacher for January might actually be a rock star, or he would have been if he had chosen the life of a rock band musician instead of a music teacher.

    The announcement that he had been chosen for this award sounded some sweet notes to Lewisville Elementary School music teacher William Vogel – almost as sweet as the sounds coming from his class of recorder-playing students.

  • LMS Lioneers experience season of "turmoil and triumph"

    The Lewisville Middle School Lioneers LEGO Robotics team experienced a “season of turmoil and triumph” this year that saw them gain a respectable place in the state competition and under the gun, scrap their beloved robot Leo and have to start over practically from scratch.

    Team Coach Christine Lechzier wrote a summary especially for The N&R of some of the team’s activities, attitudes and emotions during the year.

  • School District Ops chief updates on district repair project

    Chester County School District Chief Operations Officer Jeff Gardner gave an update to school board members at their January meeting on some repair and improvement projects around the school district.

    Of most interest to the community, in addition to the students and parents of students, was the news about the installation of crossing signals at different points along the route that students walk to Chester High School.

  • School District invites retired educators to lunch

    If you taught in the Chester County School system or were an administrator, the Chester County School District would like to honor you. The CCSD is planning the inaugural retiree’s luncheon for March 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gateway Conference Center.

    This is the first time the school district has had a luncheon like this, said Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain.

  • New Chester County School Board members installed

    New Chester County School Board District 1 member Patricia Wilmore Hampton and District 5 member Sandy Lovern were installed on the school board at Monday night’s meeting. School board member Dr. Laurens Fort was re-sworn in to his seat on the board.

    An election for School Board Chair and Vice-Chair was held following the installation of the school board members. Denise Lawson was elected School Board Chair and Dr. Anne Collins was elected School Board Vice-Chair.

  • It's not rocket science...actually it is

    You couldn’t call what science educator “Dr. Doug” was teaching the fifth grade students at COLT rocket science – wait a minute, yes you could, because it was rocket science.

    “Dr. Doug” is science educator Dr. Doug Williams, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Oceanography at USC who now runs Blue Marble Science, a non-profit organization that brings hands-on science programs to schools. In the last nine years, Dr. Doug has taught almost 120,000 students.

  • Turtles, snakes and gators...oh my

    Fifth grade classes at Chester Park are getting some literal hands-on knowledge about some creatures as they study adaptation and food chains by touching and seeing the animals who make them up.

    Thanks to a grant from the Springs Close Foundation, environmental educators from the South Carolina Aquarium were able to bring their lessons, including live animals, to all of the fifth grade classes at Chester Park this week.