Jodee Blanco, a survivor of school bullying and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir series “Please Stop Laughing at Me,” wants to bring her bullying prevention program, “It’s NOT Just Joking Around,” to Halifax County Middle School.
Halifax County Public Schools has been awarded more than $200,000 in school security equipment grants as part of $6 million in security grants announced Thursday by Governor Ralph Northam to help 340 schools in 70 school divisions.
A long-term maintenance plan for Halifax County High School after a rebuild or renovation takes place is slated to be presented to Halifax County School Board when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School.
The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation presented 91 teacher mini grants involving 130 teachers and 10,384 students from all county schools on Tuesday afternoon.
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is on record supporting the passage of a 1% sales tax referendum to fund capital improvements to county schools, but that didn’t stop supporters of the measure, including four high school students, from pleading their case to supervisors at Monday’s meeting.
As the county’s population continues to decline, so does student enrollment in Halifax County Public Schools, a trend for most Virginia schools since 2009.
Third-grade students from throughout Halifax County got up close and personal with agriculture for three days last week during the Farm Bureau Farm, Animal and Safety Day program held at Halifax County Fairgrounds.
Former assistant transportation director with Halifax County Public Schools Keith McDowell has announced his candidacy for the ED-7 seat on Halifax County School Board.
Halifax County High School will host over 50 representatives from various colleges and universities in Virginia and neighboring North Carolina at their annual College Day on Thursday.
Students, parents and faculty/staff at Meadville Elementary School enjoy an evening of fun, games and food at the PTO family cookout held on the school’s playground on Sept. 20. Activities included the cake walk, dunking the p.e. teacher in the dunking booth, basketball throw, face painting…
Halifax County fifth graders participated in the 2019 Farm-to-School program on Sept. 12 and 13 at Halifax County High School. The national Farm-to-School program encompasses local procurement for economic viability, nutrition education, environmental stewardship, food and agricultural liter…
These students in Melanie Saunders’ leadership class volunteer at The Good Samaritan on Sept. 9-10. The Good Samaritan held an appreciation luncheon in honor of their many dedicated volunteers on Sept. 12. The Good Samaritan is always in need of volunteers and has many ways for people to ser…
For the sixth year, organizers of the Sept. 25-26 SOVA Career ChoICE Youth Expo prepare to attract about 4,500 middle and high school students to introduce them to local careers and better equip them for work expectations.
Halifax County School Board members recently recognized six teachers “who have worked very hard” to complete their math specialist endorsement including Dianne Talbott, Annette Duffer, Kanette Hollis, Kelly Hudson, Meagan Smith and Heather Snead.
Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and to show respect, the American Flag and Freedom Flag flew at half-mast at Halifax County High School.
Former principal and teacher in Danville Public Schools Withers Jackson has been appointed as the assistant principal at Halifax County Middle School.
Starting in January, any Halifax County High School student who chooses to participate in extracurricular activities not required for graduation may be subject to a random drug test.
When the school board meets Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at Clays Mill Elementary School, school board members are slated to elect a new vice-chairman to fill the position left vacant when previous vice chairman Sandra Garner-Coleman became chairman following the sudden and unexpected resignati…
Halifax County Public Schools facilities review committee members visited Louisa County High School on Thursday to see the work of English Construction and Grimm + Parker, according to Scott Worner, interim director of secondary instruction.
The TRIO Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and the Halifax County High Guidance Department are sponsoring a College Awareness Night Informational Session at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Halifax County High School auditorium.
The Halifax County Public School System is conducting “Child Find” to locate children ages 2 through 21, who may need early intervention services or other special education programs. These children may exhibit conditions that affect their educational progress.
Microsoft Corporation continued its investment in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) with a $200,000 donation to support an expansion of the SVHEC’s IT Academy. The donation, along with support from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, will allow SVHEC to expand t…
On the first day of school, Scottsburg Elementary students came with glitter, animals, heroic characters or colorful book bags filled with school supplies and lunch boxes. Buses and cars filled the parking lot with a line backed nearly to James D. Hagood Highway waiting a turn to enter the c…
Even though Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg has received word that all nine of the county schools will receive accreditation, there’s “always room for improvement,” he said Thursday.
Like others in the county, this was a transition year for second grader Karmeron Powell and fourth grader Jamius Chappell.
Francine Davis, former Halifax County Middle School seventh grade assistant principal, is moving to Sinai Elementary where she will serve as principal.
For moms, dads and grandparents who are helping children get ready for the first day of school, Misunderstood’s free back-to-school haircut event is a relief.
Nine of nine was the goal, and this school year Halifax County public schools achieved that goal, but it took the efforts of everyone in the school division to realize the accomplishment.
It was a day of camaraderie and collaboration as the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) hosted a welcome reception for the region’s new community college presidents.
When the school board meets Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax, Dr. Scott Worner, interim director of secondary education, is expected to lead a facility discussion on the latest plans and proposals for Halifax County High School, while Jeff Davis, studen…
Wednesday is the first day of school in Halifax County, and students and parents took the opportunity to meet teachers and staff from both Halifax County High School and Halifax County Middle School during open houses at both schools on Thursday.
One of two transformers feeding Halifax County High School is currently being jumped by the other, according to Jeremy Slayton of media relations with Dominion Energy.
LIFE’s annual Back-to-School Supply Drive went off without a hitch Sunday afternoon when hundreds of children and their parents showed up at Edmunds Park for a day of fun.
The long-awaited independent third party evaluation of a facility assessment and master plan study related to Halifax County High School received a thorough vetting at the board of supervisors meeting on Monday.
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.29 per share to holders of common stock of the company. The current dividend is a 7.4% increase from the dividend of $0.27…
Halifax County High School business teacher Jocelyn Forest has become a proponent fighting for STEM everywhere after she was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Commission.
OWPR architectural firm is set to present a summary of an independent third party evaluation of a facility assessment and master plan study related to Halifax County High School performed by Moseley Architects at Monday night’s meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.