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Education

  • "Walkout Wednesday" comes to Chester County schools

    Students in Chester County high schools participated in different ways in the National Walkout on Wednesday to commemorate the 17 people killed in Parkland, Fla.

    Chester High School Principal Dr. Duane Graham said shortly after the event that at Chester High, the student action was to leave class and assemble in the school’s cafeteria. About 300 students assembled to commemorate the victims of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

  • Retired educator? School District is looking for you

    The Chester County School District is looking for retired administrators and teachers to be able to honor them at the second annual Retirees Luncheon.

    The idea to honor the retired educators and administrators came from Chester County Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain and honorary chair Mozilla Robinson. Robinson is a retired Chester County educator with over 30 years of service in the district.

    Dr. Bain said in a previous interview the idea to honor the retirees grew as she got more familiar with the district and met more people.

  • Chester's need for teachers reflects rest of state, nation

    The need for teachers in Chester County reflects the need for teachers across the State of South Carolina and the nation. School districts like the Chester County School District have resorted to means such as teacher recreating fairs, signing bonuses and help with housing for first year teachers, as a way to recruit more quality educators.

    After visiting some fairs around the area, the CCSD set up a teacher recruitment fair of their own Saturday at the Gateway Conference Center.

  • "Save our school"...residents argue against closing Lockhart School

    Lockhart Mayor Ailene Ashe says the decision about whether or not to close Lockhart School isn’t just about how best to educate children.

    “This is about maintaining our identity as a community,” she said.

  • Jeanette Millen at LES is February Rock Star Teacher

    The colleague that nominated her called her a “saint, dressed in teacher’s clothing.”

    Jeanette Millen, a 25-year veteran 2nd grade teacher at Lewisville Elementary School, was chosen as the February Rock Star Teacher of the Month.

    District officials including Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain, surprised Mrs. Millen this week with a bouquet of flowers, balloons, trophy and a certificate proclaiming her Rock Star status.

  • Lockhart school slated to close

    It isn’t a Chester County School, but the closing of the Lockhart School will affect some Chester County students.

    According to The Union County News, a decision was made at Monday’s meeting of the Union County School Board to allow Superintendent Dr. Bill Roach to reassign the 36 employees of the Lockhart School to other schools in the county. Essentially, that means the Lockhart School (which serves kindergarten through eighth graders) will cease operation next school year.

  • Moved by the music, moving in the music

    To slightly re-write an old joke, that was told about getting to Carnegie Hall:

     

    Some young musicians found themselves lost in Charlotte.

    Late for a concert at the Blumenthal, one asked a passerby:

    “Excuse me, how do you get to the Belk Theater?”

    Without breaking stride, the passerby replied: “Practice, practice, practice.”

     

  • Speakers tell school board why referendum didn't pass

    A couple of speakers during the public comment portion of the February Chester County School Board took to the podium to give their opinions on why the recent school bond referendum failed.

  • Board briefed on school safety

    In light of the mass shooting event that took place recently in Parkland, Fla. where an armed assailant entered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was able to kill 17 students, Chester County Chief Operations Officer Jeff Gardner provided a safety update to members of the Chester County School Board at their February meeting.

  • CHS student's art in top 10 in Atlantic Institute Columbia contest

    Artwork created by Chester Senior High School student Bethany Lathrop is one of the top 10 pieces by high school students selected in the Atlantic Institute Columbia Art and Essay Awards.

    The winners of the awards will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Booker T. Washington Auditorium on the University of South Carolina campus on March 15 at 2 p.m. The grand prize winner in the awards ceremony will win a trip to Peru.