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Education

  • 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.

  • School Board calls for $38 million bond referendum

    The Chester County School Board has taken the first step towards a $38 million bond referendum to build a workforce readiness center and provide district-wide maintenance.

    The board voted unanimously to pass a resolution of the intention for a referendum Monday night at their August meeting.

  • All County students will get free breakfast this year

    All students in Chester County schools will be provided with a free breakfast this year thanks to a federal program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    According to a release, the Chester County School District will participate in the Universal Free Breakfast Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Through this program, all students are eligible to receive breakfast at no cost.

  • New year, new focus, new programs

    Some former assistant principals of Chester County schools are sitting in the Big Chair of principal this year. On the first day of school for students, The N&R caught up with three of them – two, Dr. Duane Graham, Chester High School; and Ruth Anne Pitt, Chester Park School of the Arts, are starting their second year as principals. A third, Brian Edmond, who was assistant principal at COLT and Inquiry, takes his place as principal of Lewisville Elementary School for the first time this year.

  • Convocation speaker: Be a bridge for the students

    The keynote speaker at the Chester County School District Convocation 2017 celebration reminded the teachers to be a bridge for their students, taking them from where they are, to where they want to go.

    Motivational speaker and author Brooks Harper shared some of his experiences with the assembled audience of support staff, teachers and administrators at the convocation, held this week at Chester Middle School just two days before school started back for students on Thursday.

  • One district, one voice

    “One District, One Voice” was the motto of this year’s Chester County School District Convocation of teachers and staff. That message was carried first by Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain, who addressed a full auditorium of CCSD teachers, district staff and school support staff at Chester Middle School.

    Dr. Bain said the district is “really getting on the map” because people are taking notice of all the things the school district is doing for students, and to support the county and the county’s economic development efforts.

  • School district sends eclipse memo to parents

    The Chester County School District has sent a memo to parents concerning the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse, dismissal times and what safety precautions are being made for their students during the event.

    ‘We are excited about the opportunity for our students to be able to view the first total eclipse since

    1900 at school with their teachers,’ the letter begins.

  • School board installs two new members

    Chester County School Board members-elect Coach John Smith and Doug Shannon raised their right hands and were sworn into office recently as the newest members of the school district’s governing body.

    Smith won the election to fill the unexpired term of the late Dr. Laurens Fort Jr. and Shannon was the only candidate to put in a bid for the seat formerly occupied by Sandra Stroman, who retired to take a seat on the Winthrop University board of trustees.

  • Citizens invited to "Stuff the Bus" for school district

    South Carolina’s Tax-Free Weekend is Aug. 4-6.  Organizers of the Chester County School District hope you’ll purchase school supplies that weekend and bring them to the annual CCSD Stuff the Bus event the following Saturday.

    The Stuff the Bus event will take place on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Chester Wal-Mart parking lot, said Becky Crouch, organizer of the event for the Chester County School District.

  • Here comes the sun...and school district is ready

    As the Beatles sang: “Sun, sun sun, here it comes” and the Chester County School District is ready for it (or at least for the solar eclipse).

    Just about a month before the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, School District Chief Instructional Officer Dena Dunlap sat down with The N&R to discuss the district’s plans for that day and how teachers across the state are using the event as a “teachable moment.”