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Education

  • 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.”

  • School District wants community's thoughts on Summer Reading Carnivals

    The Chester County School District would like to know what the community thought about the Read, Feed and Succeed summer reading carnival kickoff events.

    According to a post on the CCSD Facebook page and a release, the CCSD thanks all the parents, students and community members who participated at one of the three Summer Reading Carnivals. A carnival-style event kicking off the summer reading and feeding program, called “Read, Feed, Succeed” was held in each of the school district’s three attendance areas in May.

  • Bain reacts to Governor's cutting of school bus funding

    With his veto of over $20 million in the state budget for new school bus purchases and leases, Governor Henry McMaster is preventing the Chester County School District from replacing the older school buses that currently make up 25 percent of the district’s bus fleet.

  • Everybody's reading this summer...even the county supervisor

    Everyone, and we mean absolutely everyone, should be signing up for the Chester County Library Summer Reading Program. They’ll be in some good company.

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart signed up last Friday. Library director Laurel Sharp presented Stuart with his reading log, certificate, wristband and bookmark.

    Stuart then had a chance to talk to the kids who were attending the special Summer Reading Program event.

  • District listening session comes to Chester

    What will happen and what would be the benefits or drawbacks if the Chester County School District consolidated their three attendance areas into one?

    These questions were the main topic of conversation that came up during the third school district listening session, held last Thursday at Chester Middle School. This third session completed the school district’s plan to hold a listening session on school facility issues in each of the three attendance areas.

  • School district is listening in Lewisville

    The “C” word, meaning “consolidation” was talked about once again at a listening session on the Chester County School District facilities plan, only this time Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart suggested any question about consolidating the district’s three attendance areas (or even just two of them) should maybe be put on the ballot for citizens to vote on.