• Pre-K program improving literacy

    In the Pre-kindergarten class at Lewisville Elementary School, students learn not only to identify letters but how to read those letters as words and complete sentences. The school has a total of 36 Pre-K students divided into half-day morning and afternoon classes, but there is a waiting list for dozens more were the classes available, said LES Principal Wanda Frederick.

  • Deadline nears for Cindy/Mackie awards

    The deadline for applying for the Cindy/Mackie Foundation Awards is only three weeks away.
    The CindyMackie Foundation offers scholarships and grants to students at all ranges. The deadline to apply for an award is Friday, Dec. 30, at midnight.
    Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” Jean Furr was a professor at Winthrop University and the minister of music at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church.
    On April 4, 2009, Furr and her daughter, McAllister “Mackie” Grier Furr Price, were on their way to church when they were fatally killed in a vehicle accident.

  • Beverley: "Use technology to do more with less"

    The Chester County School District's media specialists and one guidance counselor met at Chester High School on Tuesday to learn how to better profile their schools using their district website. David Beverley of S.C. Educational Television, also known for his column, Jesus Freak/Computer Geek, published in The News & Reporter, lead the discussion focused on the public television station's Educational Broadband Service (EBS).
    “My department at ETV is here to assist you when you don't understand,” Beverly told the group.

  • Meet Luanne James, the new library director

    Luanne James has loved libraries since childhood though she never quite expected to be in charge of one, she said.
    “My dad died when I was young and mom raised us as a single parent,” James said. “Our form of entertainment was libraries. I took my little brother to the library. I loved going there but I never thought I'd run a library.”
    On Nov. 21, James began as the director of the Chester County Library and she's enjoying her new surroundings.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Board votes to offer superintendent job to Slayman

    The Chester County Board of School Trustees voted 7-0 on Monday to offer its vacant superintendent of education position to Dr. Agnes Slayman, executive director of secondary education for the Kershaw County School District.
    “I'd like to let the people of Chester know I'm honored and very proud to be selected to work with the community and help make these schools better and better,” Slayman said on Tuesday. “I am thrilled, I'm really thrilled!”

  • GFES student: "We are Stars of Excellence"

    Great Falls Elementary School has fully adopted learning, not just teaching, as a major focus this year, said Principal Wendell Sumter. Weekly data team meetings help to assess which students have mastered classroom information, which ones did not and what steps to take in the post assessment process, Sumter said
    “While teaching, we're assessing learning and meeting the needs of every student,” he said.

  • School board meeting lively

    The Chester County Board of School Trustees' meeting on Monday included high school senior exit projects, an audit report, a contract renewal presentation and an appeal for bus drivers. Dr. Jim Knox, his faculty and students were en masse for “Spotlight on Schools” which featured Lewisville High School. Knox introduced Carol Germain who presented the school's senior English curriculum.

  • Super finalists make super impressions

  • BREAKING NEWS: Chester High NOT placed on lockdown

    Rumors on Thursday circulated fear into the minds of several parents of students at Chester High School but these rumors were untrue, said Principal Jeff Gardner.
    “There has not been a disturbance at Chester High school today,” Gardner said around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday. “Chester High School is not on lock down. The extra security was brought in because of rumors.”

  • GFES: "Bring a Vet to School Day"

    Students at Great Falls Elementary School invited local veterans to a special celebration in their honor on 11-11-11. The school held “Bring A Vet To School Day” where students heard from these veterans and thanked them for their service of sacrifice to protect our American freedoms. Following the assembly, some of the veterans shared why they chose to serve their country.