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Education

  • Literacy and lemon danish, part 3

    In Part 3 of this story, Chester County School District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisha Green talks about how the school district plans to grow the program with participation by the business community, and, in partnership of the district’s student nutrition services, how the children will receive substantially different meals at the district feeding sites.

     

  • Literacy and lemon Danish, Part 2

    Eighty-three percent.

    If you want to talk about the success of the Chester County School District’s Read-Feed-Succeed program last year, you have to say those words.

  • CHS student Olivia Caldwell gets full Clemson scholarship

    A Chester High School student is the recipient of the first presidential-level full Clemson University scholarship named after the Chester couple who ran the Chester Telephone Company in its early years.

  • Literacy and lemon Danish

    Chester County School District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisha Green made an impassioned plea last week for business and community leaders to become part of the school district's Read-Feed-Succeed program, a combination summer literacy and nutrition program.

  • School District has some changes to calendar

    At their February meeting, the Chester County School Board made some changes to the 2017-2018 school year calendar. Those changes are:

     

  • Union school board officially votes to close Lockhart School

    When the Lockhart School closes its doors for the summer, it will actually be closing them permanently.

    The Union County School Board voted 8-1 Monday night to officially close the school at the end of the academic year. The move was not an unexpected one as the board had recently voted to authorize Superintendent Dr. Bill Roach to reassign the school’s 36 employees elsewhere in the district.

  • "Walkout Wednesday" comes to Chester County schools

    Students in Chester County high schools participated in different ways in the National Walkout on Wednesday to commemorate the 17 people killed in Parkland, Fla.

    Chester High School Principal Dr. Duane Graham said shortly after the event that at Chester High, the student action was to leave class and assemble in the school’s cafeteria. About 300 students assembled to commemorate the victims of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

  • Retired educator? School District is looking for you

    The Chester County School District is looking for retired administrators and teachers to be able to honor them at the second annual Retirees Luncheon.

    The idea to honor the retired educators and administrators came from Chester County Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain and honorary chair Mozilla Robinson. Robinson is a retired Chester County educator with over 30 years of service in the district.

    Dr. Bain said in a previous interview the idea to honor the retirees grew as she got more familiar with the district and met more people.

  • Chester's need for teachers reflects rest of state, nation

    The need for teachers in Chester County reflects the need for teachers across the State of South Carolina and the nation. School districts like the Chester County School District have resorted to means such as teacher recreating fairs, signing bonuses and help with housing for first year teachers, as a way to recruit more quality educators.

    After visiting some fairs around the area, the CCSD set up a teacher recruitment fair of their own Saturday at the Gateway Conference Center.

  • "Save our school"...residents argue against closing Lockhart School

    Lockhart Mayor Ailene Ashe says the decision about whether or not to close Lockhart School isn’t just about how best to educate children.

    “This is about maintaining our identity as a community,” she said.