This summer the Southside Virginia Area Health Education Center (SVAHEC) will provide a free virtual four-day Health Careers Summer Camp. Open to students in grades 9-12, the camp will provide the opportunity to attend one of two health careers summer camp sessions, scheduled June 21-24 and …

U.S. Air Force Col. Kim N. Campbell will speak to graduates participating in Averett University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday.

The Halifax County High School One Act Play team participated in the Region 4 play competition on the weekend of April 10 and came out with a strong second place finish.

Halifax County School Board chair Kathy Fraley and Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg presented certificates to winners of the 2020 Virginia School Board Association Southern Region Art Competition.

Students at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School continue to read and write via face-to-face, virtual morning meetings and distance learning platform. The goal is to ensure students develop the skills necessary to become successful as they progress throughout their lives. Grade-level reading te…

First-grade reading students at Scottsburg Elementary School study phonetic principles to read and spell. With the focus on on the short and long vowel sounds of i, the students were given a task to match the pictures to the correct sight words with the short or long i. If students finished …

The Halifax County School Board is slated to approve their budget when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Halifax County Middle School that includes funding a 3% raise plus a step for the teacher salary scale.

Scottsburg Elementary School enjoyed celebrating Read Across America during the week March 1-5. The students and staff show their school spirit by wearing mismatched socks, their favorite hat, something green, clothes inside out and /or dressing wacky. This week also was filled by students r…

A statewide tornado drill was conducted Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. The town of South Boston Emergency Services conducted a siren test as part of this event. Residents heard a long continuous siren blast for a few minutes. Students at Scottsburg Elementary School are shown practicing a crouching po…

Danville Community College and EPL Global have partnered to offer up to 20 individuals the opportunity to participate in training, which could lead to full-time employment.

The ASVAB will be held at Halifax County High School, at 8:30 a.m. on April 15. 

Faculty and staff at Scottsburg Elementary were happy to see more familiar faces recently. The fourth and fifth grade students were welcomed back into the classroom on March 8. Students were excited to see their teachers and friends as they entered the building for the first time for this sc…

After reviewing the Senate’s and the House’s proposed budgets, Halifax County School System believe they could be able to give teachers a 3% raise plus a step for the salary scale.

“We need leaders who go above and beyond to make the world a better place,” said Virginia’s first lady Pamela Northam as she spoke about Virginia’s first Kindness Week held Feb. 14-18.

Clays Mill Elementary School announces the students of the month for January: Liam Bower, Alyssa Pritchard, Emani Cross, Chante’ Rawlings Boyd, Christopher Holcomb, Levi Torian, Alicia Crawford, Alessandro Tehuacatl, Ashlynn Smith, Cale Cassada and Kahlil Sims.

It was a welcoming sight as buses and cars lined up to drop off the pre-K through third grade students at Scottsburg Elementary on Monday, Feb. 22. As students exited the buses and cars, health screenings were completed. The faculty, staff and principal greeted the students. The hallways wer…

Annie Wimbish, retired school superintendent, executive facilitator and author of “Rubber Bands on My Socks” presents mini lessons to all virtual students at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School. She shared information about influential historic African Americans like Maya Angelou, George Washi…

In celebration of Black History Month, Lindsey Conner and her fourth grade class at Scottsburg Elementary School join the Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation’s webcast Feb. 3 to deepen their understanding about a group of people from West Central Africa who arrived at Jamestown in 1619. The class …

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s IT Academy is now offering a new introductory course, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+. The eight-week course is designed for individuals with little to no experience in IT. 

February is Career & Technical Education Month so let’s all celebrate together by exploring opportunities available in all of Halifax County Public Schools; from kindergarten through 12th grade.