• Decisions on "hard to swallow" school district budget still up in the air

    The Chester County School District is struggling to put together a budget for the 2019 fiscal year before their June 30 deadline, and some crucial decisions will be made at the 11th hour.

    And according to District Finance Director Mellanie Jinnette, there’s very little the school district can do about it until the S.C. legislature passes their budget.

    Jinnette gave the Chester County School Board members an update on the budget at the May meeting of the board, held as part of the district’s community outreach, at Chester High School.

  • Class of 2018 speakers deliver wise words to grads

    Across Chester County at three graduation ceremonies on Saturday, speakers stepped up to podiums to reflect on their school careers of 12 years and to offer wise words and challenges to the graduates of the Class of 2018.


    Cyclones told to pursue their passions, remember where they come from

  • Chester County Graduation 2018 Fast Facts...

    Class of




    Total number of candidates for

    graduation from each school



    June 2

    Date of all graduations


    8:30 a.m.

    Chester High School, CHS Stadium


    10:00 a.m.

    Lewisville High School, LHS Stadium


    11:30 a.m.

    Great Falls High School, GFHS Stadium

    Chester High Class of 2018 Val & Sal:

    Val: Olivia R. Caldwell

  • Adult Education to offer college placement prep

    So you’re a Chester County adult and you want to go back to college. Are you college ready? The first thing you’ll be doing is taking a placement test. Remember your algebra? How about the difference between a predicate and a participle? No? You might find yourself in a “refresher course,” your college career stalled out and part of your financial aid money used to pay for those classes.

    But Chester County Adult Ed wants to help.

  • CHS Parade of Graduates

    The sounds of that old graduation favorite, “Pomp and Circumstance,” echoed through the halls of Chester Park Elementary Tuesday morning. For the Chester High seniors walking the halls of the school that morning in the Parade of Graduates, it wouldn’t be the last time they heard that anthem.

    For some of the retiring teachers watching the students walk, it would be the last time they saw those students. The occasion was bittersweet for many.

  • ENERGY Bus mentors celebrate end of second successful year

    Mentors, the students in their care and other interested parties including school district officials gathered in the Chester Park Elementary Media Center on Monday to celebrate a second successful year of the ENERGY (Enthusiastic Nice Educated Respectful Gifted Youthful) Bus mentoring program. By any yardstick you care to use, the program was a success in its second year, as evidenced by the comments of some of the mentors in the program.

  • Naked ducks, no-limit skies and compasses

    Some students want to reach skies that are without limits. Some may just want to be naked ducks.

  • Teachers get into the "groove" at Teacher Appreciation Day
  • How the LES to LMS transition plan will work

    Faced with news of an increase in population in the Lewisville attendance area due to some new housing developments, the Chester County School District is working on a plan to relocate the rising 5th graders at Lewisville Elementary to Lewisville Middle School beginning the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Public gets say on Lewisville fifth grade move

    The Chester County School Board entertained comments and suggestions from the public about the plan to move rising 5th graders from Lewisville Elementary School to Lewisville Middle School at the start of the next school year. The school board said the projected growth in the Richburg area was part of what led to the decision to look into how to handle the growth.