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Education

  • 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.

  • Destiny Day

    Lewisville High School called it Decision Day. Chester High School named it Signing Day.

    Call it “Destiny Day,” as seniors at both schools selected their academic or military destines for at least the next four years, LHS on Thursday and CHS on Friday.

    This is the second year that both schools have held their individual signing days, similar to National Signing Day, the first Wednesday in February, when students going to college on an athletic scholarship sign their letters of intent to play a sport at that school.

  • Vang is April Rock Star teacher

    Chester High School social studies and law education teacher Sandy Vang has been selected as the Chester County School District Rock Star Teacher for April.

    Vang has been a teacher at the high school since January of this year. She was nominated by peers and by her students.

    ‘I have been teaching now for over 10 years and I have never met someone who was ready for the teaching profession more than this young lady,’ said colleague Josh Beckham in his nomination.

  • Do a little dance and "get down" to the Teacher Appreciation event on May 8

    Teachers in Chester County and in fact many counties don’t receive the appreciation they deserve for all the hard work and long hours they put in teaching our children and preparing them for the future. The Chester County Chamber of Commerce intends to do something about that.

    The chamber and Chester County will once again co-host the annual Teacher Appreciation event on May 8 at the Gateway Conference Center. Teachers will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with their colleagues from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program proper starts at 4 p.m.

  • Lawson: Board didn't intend to violate "spirit or intent of FOIA"

    Chester County School Board Chair Denise Lawson has provided some answers about what may have been a recent violation of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the school board.

    While in executive session, the board made a decision to have Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain carry out a course of action regarding the moving of Lewisville Elementary School students to Lewisville Middle School next school year. The decision was based on information the board had received regarding the increase in enrollment at Lewisville Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year.