Southside Virginia Community College’s students are finding creative ways to stay busy and engaged during COVID-19 social distancing.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Usually when school is in session, Sinai Elementary is one of the Halifax County Public Schools that participates in a free grocery market with the help of the organization FeedMore. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the closure of schools, local schools have implemented a drive-thru market.

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Tuesday that he is using his authority under Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 51 to ensure that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring are able to graduate, despite the closure of schools for the…

During the Scottsburg Elementary School book fair, students had some special guests join them for breakfast. Parents and grandparents were invited to enjoy breakfast and then spend some time shopping during the book fair held in the school’s library

Due to the concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the April 4 ACT test date has been moved to June 13 and July 18.

During Digital Learning Day held on Feb. 27, students at Scottsburg Elementary School used their Chromebooks and computers in the computer labs to complete educational programs. Promethean boards and smartboards also were used by the teachers during instructional time. Students enjoyed using…

Scottsburg Elementary School students celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday the week of March 5. Students enjoy showing their school spirit by dressing up, wearing crazy socks and having wacky hair. Pre-K and ECSE students got to try green eggs and ham. To honor Dr. Seuss’ bi…

The Parsons-Bruce Art Association held a reception Sunday afternoon at the Robert F. Cage Art Gallery on the lower level of The Prizery showcasing artwork created by students enrolled at Halifax County Public Schools. The students’ artwork will be on display at the gallery through the month …

Clays Mill Elementary School will be closed for the remainder of the week because they do not have running water due to a pump malfunction, according to a notice issued by Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg.

Budget talks for fiscal year 2021 are expected to continue when Halifax County School Board meets Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

After reading “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” students in Beth Epperson’s Pre-k class at Scottsburg Elementary enjoyed tasting porridge like the characters in the story. The class also learned about their senses as to how the porridge felt, looked, smelled and tasted. Students then voted o…