When parents Stephanie Culley of Cluster Springs and Beth Farmer of Alton opened the “HCPS Back to School 2020-2021 Family Survey,” they were disappointed to see only two options — a hybrid option that included face-to-face learning or solely online learning.
Danville Community College, in keeping with the COVID-19 taskforce plan and the recommendations set forth by the Virginia Community College System, plans to partially reopen its campus to students who are enrolled in technical/workforce programs that require face-to-face instruction on Wednesday.
Sinai Elementary School recently held a drive-thru ceremony to recognize the promotion of the fifth grade students. Families decorate their vehicles and cheer their graduates on as they walk the runway to receive their promotion certificates. Chloe Miller was recognized and awarded a trophy …
Sinai Elementary School student Azire Lipscomb used her artistic ability to paint this fifth grade class of 2020 ceiling tile for the school.
Excitement filled the parking lot during the Fifth Grade Drive-up Promotional Ceremony on June 6 at Scottsburg Elementary School. Due to the coronavirus, the fifth grade students were able to experience a unique format of being promoted to the sixth grade. A parade of vehicles carrying the f…
David Duffer, principal of Clays Mill Elementary School, believes in meeting students where they are academically and working with them to get them where they need to be.
Averett University has announced its phased, on-campus reopening plan for the upcoming fall 2020 semester called “One Averett, Together Again.”
Members of the Halifax County School Board are set to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria for the payment of final bills for the current fiscal year.
Sydnor Jennings Elementary School recently held a fifth grade drive-in promotion day. Families were encouraged to decorate their vehicles in support of their graduates. Cortney Dawson was awarded a trophy for having the highest grade point average. Lenzy Crews was recognized as the top Accel…
Automotive students recently received tool sets as part of an annual tradition from Winbush Racing which has stepped up to reward automotive students for their hard work in the auto repair program during their senior school year.
If Halifax County remains in Phase Two of Gov. Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia Blueprint when Halifax County Public Schools open in the fall, schools would operate under phase two of newly released school guidance, “Recover, Redesign, Restart 2020.”
Blended learning with face-to-face and online teaching, rotating schedules and a possible late start date are all options when Halifax County Public Schools return for the 2020-2021 school year.
With expecting close to $2 million in savings due to being out of school since March, Halifax County School Board is hoping to move forward with several capital improvement projects while school is out for the summer.
Halifax County High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members participated and won in multiple competitions in a recent state level STAR Events, that were held virtually during the State Leadership and Recognition Conference.
Having 114 cadets assigned over a three-block period was “motivating and inspiring,” for Halifax County High School Senior Army Instructor retired Army First Sergeant Gregory T. Scott.
Making learning fun for her students is Marva Johnson’s goal every day that she walks into her pre-K classroom at Cluster Springs Elementary School.
The executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Ed Center will be working as part of Gov. Ralph Northam’s appointed COVID-19 Education Work Group to help chart a path forward for determining how schools can safely reopen later this year.
Horns honked, balloons hung from mirrors, banners draped vehicles and one family even rode in on the bed of a rollback truck.
The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2005 to create and enhance educational opportunities for students attending public schools in Halifax County.
Halifax County High School senior Brandon Davis was presented the Principal’s Award — Halifax County High School’s highest honor — in a rather private Thursday morning ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Selena Thompson, a 2020 graduate of Halifax County High School, learned at an early age what it's like to care for someone with a serious illness.
When 17-year-old Mollie Conner talks about robotics, everything changes. Even over the phone, it seems as if her shoulders relax, she perks up, and the excitement can be heard in the tone of her voice.
Morgan Epperson, a member of the Halifax County High School Class of 2020, looked forward to making memories like ones in movie scenes her senior year. But her senior year turned out differently than imagined when it was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Jamie Shelton looks back on her four years of high school, she says, “I wouldn’t change anything.” Shelton is a member of the Halifax County High School Class of 2020.
It had always been a dream of 17-year-old Eli Evans to build something of his own design for the public’s use, and a recent internship allowed him to do just that.
It will be a break from the norm, but the more than 300 Halifax County High School Class of 2020 graduates are set to participate in a “Comets in Cars” commencement exercise on Saturday at the high school starting at 9 a.m.
With their previously approved budget for fiscal year 2021 void, Halifax County School Board considered new recommendations from Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg and possible additional options for savings when they met Tuesday.
Halifax County High School is now fully committed to holding a second graduation once it is deemed safe to do so by the state.
Halifax County School Board members plan to meet in person again on Monday using social distancing measures at Halifax County Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m. to consider a revision to the 2020-2021 school year calendar.
Ken Warfield, pastor of Fork Baptist Church in Scottsburg, and his family were sitting around the dinner table getting ready to bless the food they had cooked for their son’s 13th birthday when Warfield saw the news on Facebook that Halifax County Public Schools would have to suspend its lun…
The Halifax County High School Class of 2020 will get to walk across their graduating stage on May 23, as planned, but it won’t be in the gym or surrounded by hundreds of people.
As a Spanish native speaker from California, Frida Hernandez, a 17-year-old Halifax County High School senior, has always adapted to her surroundings learning English in pre-K and acclimating herself to Halifax County after moving here from the western state.
As of right now, there are too many unknowns to determine how school will look like next school year for Halifax County Public School students, but Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg and Halifax County School Board members are hoping to still start on time.
With state officials revisiting a budget that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and tax revenue dwindling with businesses closed or affected, Halifax County School Board also will have to revise its budget.
The administration of Halifax County Public Schools plans to update Halifax County School Board on the closing of the 2019-2020 school year and approach to the next school year during an information session Monday evening.
South Boston Early Learning Center celebrate 27 students and four faculty/staff members who had perfect attendance in February. Students with perfect attendance participated in a special activity where they were able to choose a book buddy and share some of their favorite Dr. Seuss classics …
Halifax County Public Schools have decided on how students will be graded for the 2019-2020 school year, according to an announcement made by Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg on Monday.