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…

South Boston Early Learning Center students are “Splashing Into Writing.”  The new literacy center is equipped with a fish tank with live fish for observation, various writing utensils, a word/picture wall, letter stencils, special writing prompts and food for the fish.  Students feed the fi…

Students from South Boston Early Learning Center create a Valentine’s Day picture craft sponsored by the PTO. As part of the activity, the students had their pictures taken with a Polaroid Snap and Go Camera. Students were amazed to watch their pictures develop instantly. Students also utili…

The Future Farmers of America officers at Haliax County High School are Dylan Irby, president; Tylik Elam, vice president; Joseph Wilson, treasurer; Sabrina Convington, reporter; James Saudners, secretary; Michael Satterfield, sentinel; Bethany Comer, junior president; and William Anderson, …

While facing $811,701 worth of budget requests in December centered around topics such as security, mental health and compensation, Halifax County School Board plans to continue budget talks when they meet Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the School Board Conference Room at the Mary Bethune Offic…

Sydnor Jennings Elementary School recently hosted a Donuts with Dad breakfast in the school’s cafeteria. Cini-minis were served along with juice and coffee. After receiving their breakfast, students sat with their dads, uncles, grandfathers and other special father figures to enjoy time toge…

The Department of Special Education Services of Halifax County Public Schools is seeking suggestion from the public in preparing an updated “annual plan” for special education services.

Jami Hunt’s fourth-grade students at Cluster Springs Elementary School are participating in a 40 Book Challenge. They are enjoying the new classroom library books that were funded by the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation.

Some of their days started as early as 5:45 a.m., and some stayed until the Election polls closed, but teachers Beth Layne and Allyn Beth Motley said their Halifax County High School students didn’t mind.

Three months after Halifax County residents signed off on a referendum that allows a 1% sales tax to go toward construction of schools and after more than a year of debating the future of Halifax County High School, a joint facilities committee is set to meet at 2 p.m. Friday in the School B…

KJ Cake Creations owner, LaKisha Jackson, explains to kindergarten students at South Boston Elementary School about the many ways she uses math everyday. She brought many tools of the cooking trade such as measuring cups and measuring spoons to demonstrate to the students how she has to meas…

Dawn Miller, principal of Halifax County Middle School, announces the honor roll for the second nine weeks.  To qualify for the All A Honor Roll students must have all grades of 94 -100, and for the Average of 88 Honor Roll, a student must have an overall average of 88.  Students must not ha…