• EPA awards school district $40,000 to retrofit diesel buses

    The Chester County School District will receive $40,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace or retrofit two older diesel school buses, according to an EPA press release.

    According to the S.C. Department of Education, the EPA awarded South Carolina more than $1.1 million to replace 57 school buses with new cleaner models. 

    “We are pleased to have been awarded this funding which will go to replacing our state's aging fleet with lower emission and more efficient buses,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.

  • School of Arts teacher is December Rock Star

    Chester Park School of the Arts P.E teacher Melissa Lindsey was named the December Rock Star Teacher of the Month by the Chester County School District.

    On the last day of school before winter break, school district officials, including District Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain, surprised Lindsey Tuesday morning with the brace of gifts that have become customary for the teacher named a Rock Star Teacher: green and white balloons, a certificate, flowers and a trophy.

  • Local mom raising money through Chester's Tray Angels effort

    As the manager of a local finance company, Charlene Murphy has heard every kind of hard-luck story in the world, and knows that sometimes, you can’t always pay the bills you owe. That experience, along with the image of a child, because of school policies, being fed a sandwich while their classmates get a hot meal, led her to start a GoFundMe page called Chester’s Tray Angels to pay some outstanding balances on some school lunches.

  • McDaniel named director of state school board region that includes Chester

    A financial professional from Fairfield County has been selected as the director of  the S.C. School Boards Association region that includes Chester.

    The South Carolina School Boards Association announced Fairfield County School Board member Annie E. McDaniel as the Region 12 director. She was elected at the annual Advocacy and Legislative conference on Dec. 3. Region12 represents Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Laurens 55, Laurens 56, Newberry and Union counties

  • LMS Robotics team competes in York Tech qualifier Friday

    The Lewisville Middle School Lioneers Lego Robotics team is making their last-minute preparations for the qualifier competition today at York Tech.

    Lioneers advisor Christine Lechzier posted on the Lioneers Facebook page “The kids have learned so much from sportsmanship, research, coyotes, programming, and integrity.”

    To her team members she posted, ‘Friday, half of you will see why I push you guys so hard to keep on going, to practice more, think more, keeping notes.”

  • Area teens get to be Teen CEO for a Day

    Over 2,500 eighth grade students from Chester, Lancaster and York County School Districts recently attended Teen CEO (Career Exploration Opportunity) Day at the Gateway Conference Center.

    The students got a chance to learn what business opportunities were available from about 30 local and regional businesses and industries.

  • District preparing kids to be career ready? Yes, says evaluation

    Is the Chester County School District, specifically the Chester County Career Center, doing enough to make sure students are college and career ready? Yes, says an independent evaluation company report.

    Dr. Tom Siler with SREB, the Southern Regional Education Board, presented what he called the “Cliff’s Notes” version of the needs assessment SREB was asked to make for the Chester County School District of the high schools and the Career Center at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Grits, grades and green bills

    It was an occasion of grits (along with a generous helping of shrimp), grades and green bills on Thursday at the American Education Week Celebration; business and community leaders ate the first one, heard Chester County Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain brag on the second one and were asked to contribute the third to continue the school district’s good work.

  • Robotics competitors exchange ideas at Lioneers Challenge Academy

    The Lewisville Middle School Lioneers LEGO Robotics Team held a Challenge Academy recently at the school and invited several teams to participate and share ideas. They might be seeing some of those teams again, but this time it will be as competitors as they prepare for their first qualifying round on Dec. 2 at York Tech.

  • LMS Lioneers don’t bite

    The Lewisville Middle School Lioneers Robotics Team are inviting some of their competitors into the “lion’s den” this Saturday, but don’t worry schools from Indian Land, Rock Hill and Florence; despite having a stuffed coyote in their room as a mascot/inspiration (his name is Coyote Jeff), the Lioneers don’t bite. In fact, they’re waiting to share ideas and collaborate, says robotics team Coach Christine Lechzier and Assistant Coach Darren Jones.