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Education

  • Simpson is district's first "Rock Star Teacher" of the school year

    Chester Middle School social studies teacher Kimberly Simpson is the school year’s first Rock Star Teacher of the Month. CMS Principal Sheka Houston, Chester County School District Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain and district senior staff members surprised her Tuesday morning with a bouquet of flowers, balloons, a certificate and a trophy proclaiming her Rock Star status. Simpson’s class applauded the announcement of her selection.

  • College reps: Dual enrollment proving successful

    Representatives from three higher learning institutions told the Chester County School Board their partnerships in the dual enrollment program are proving to be successful.

    John McGill, associate dean at York Tech, Dr. Ron Cox, associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs at USC-Lancaster and Dr. Andrew Vorder Brugge, assistant dean at Winthrop University, each made a presentation to school board members, providing a quick snapshot of how the dual enrollment program is working at their institution.

  • SCDE tells school districts to park activity buses for now

    School field trips across the state are going to be a little more difficult in the near future as school districts across the state have been informed by the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) they won’t supply any fuel for activity buses.

  • What it's like in the hot seat

    Chester Middle School students learned some STEAM-powered interview skills recently from the professionals who use those skills every day.

    As part of their STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) initiative, Chester Middle School students read the book “Dar and the Spear Thrower,” explained CMS STEAM Coach Thomasina Curenton.

  • School district seeks this year's galaxy of Rock Star teachers

    The Chester County School District has started their “Rock Star Teacher of the Month” program once again and is currently accepting nominations.

    According to as CCSD Facebook post, the Rock Star Teacher program has been designed to recognize educators who are making a profound and positive difference in the lives of children.

    Each month during the school year (September-May), CCSD leaders will surprise the district's newest “Rock Star Teacher of the Month” with a framed award and a gift.

  • Literacy coordinator briefs school board on summer reading efforts

    Chester County School District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisha Green reported to the Chester County School Board at their August meeting the summer reading camp put on by the CCSD saw a whopping 71-percent of the students who attended this summer increase their reading level by at least one grade.

    In addition to that, the first year of the Read, Feed, Succeed project, which combined reading with the City of Chester’s summer feeding program at different feeding sites, was also a success, Dr. Green reported.

  • Chester Park COLT named Microsoft Showcase School for 2017'-18 year

    The Chester Park Center of Literacy Through Technology (COLT) has been named a Microsoft Showcase School for 2017-2018, becoming the only school in South Carolina to receive this honor this year.

    COLT joins more than 500 schools across the globe in becoming a Showcase School. This is not the first time COLT has received this recognition. They were named a Showcase School for the past two years as well.

  • 96.6 percent and Pac-man

    Following their Solar Eclipse Viewing party, students in English Language Arts teacher Heather Hillis’ class at Lewisville Middle School were asked to reflect on their experiences during Monday’s total solar eclipse. Here are some of their responses:

     

  • Facilities improvement plan sets new Career Center as priority

    Chester County School Board got an update on the facilities improvement study during their August meeting. At that same meeting, the board approved a resolution calling for a bond referendum that if it passes, would authorize the school district to issue a bond up to $38 million to build a new Workforce Readiness Center and perform some much-needed repairs on the schools in the district.

  • School District takes part in "Green Tree Club"

    Some might say working for a school district like Chester County is incentive enough for a prospective teacher or classified employee, but Coordinator of Educator Quality Lisa Brett and Chief Human Resources Officer Wendell Sumter have come up with another one. Sumter unveiled the details of the Green Tree Club Discount Program at the August Chester County School Board meeting.