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.
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.
When Halifax County High School 10th and 11th grade English teacher Traci Wilmoth received word that she wouldn’t be able to return to her classroom this year, she bought 64 envelopes and began to hand decorate.
Two programs at Halifax County High School have been featured in the 24th annual Virginia School Boards Association Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools.
The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation annually awards several scholarships to Halifax County High School graduating seniors.
Halifax County School Board approved their $61,648,812 FY2021 budget Monday evening that included increases in pay for teachers, administration and support staff when they met for their budget work session and special meeting while also practicing social distancing.
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
Principals and other school officials with Halifax County Public Schools met Monday to discuss safety, activities for students to complete during their break and other items revolving around classes and events.
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…
A joint facilities committee consisting of Halifax County Board of Supervisors and school board members has decided on dates for a series of community meetings to discuss the options for Halifax County High School: Repair. Renovate. Replace.
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 …
In an attempt to remove any perception of conflict of interest between coaches and students, Halifax County School Board unanimously agreed to adopt a policy that would no longer allow Halifax County Public School coaches to receive direct payment for training or coaching services from curre…
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.
Thanks to a partnership with CodeVa, a Richmond-based nonprofit, the SOVA Innovation Hub plans to help local educators prepare students for jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
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…