The Halifax County Public School Education Foundation is set to receive $3,000 from Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Halifax County Public Schools are continuing to feed students as they complete their schoolwork at home with the school system’s current distanced model.
In following with reasons set in President Trump’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Halifax County School Board voted to allow Halifax County Public School employees to bring their children with them into the schools while they are teaching virtually.
As tensions ran high and passionate pleas from parents of children with special needs gripped all in attendance at Monday night’s meeting of the Halifax County School Board, no changes to the current schedule were made during the meeting.
Monday will be almost a week since Halifax County Public Schools has been operating under a distanced model with much of the student population schooling virtually, and Halifax County School Board plan to meet at the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. to discuss their reopen…
Southside Virginia Community College has received the Gerald L. Baliles Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative Award from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education to increase high school and college completion.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island has awarded a $1.78 million contract to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Danville Community College for a pilot project to develop the prototype training program, Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing.
Halifax County Public Schools is offering students the opportunity to receive delivery of meals and instructional packets via the Transportation Department through school buses and car fleet.
A survey sent to all Halifax County Public School teachers determined their comfort level with tools such as Google Classroom, and professional development was held via Zoom or video and question format to educate teachers on online resources.
Halifax County Public Schools students will have the chance to receive breakfast and lunch for the 2020-2021 school year thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision.
Two Halifax County High School teachers, English teacher Beth Layne and science teacher Leslie Bohanon, have been leading the charge for interdisciplinary or blended courses, student externships/internships and student advisory.
“Hey, we’re finally back,” Dana Jones, academic dean, said on Monday as she described the excitement surrounding their first day back to school at Halifax Christian School.
Danville Community College (DCC), as an extension of the FastForward workforce initiative, joins with the Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) in conjunction with the Virginia Community College System to provide additional support and incentive for community members who have been laid off du…
The Davenport Institute, a three-year, $1 million grant program at Danville Community College, concluded this summer on July 31. A total of 174 students completed the program during that time, with 35 graduates coming directly from DCC.
Averett University recently announced that Averett graduate and internationally accomplished entrepreneur and innovator John Vigouroux will join the university in this month as chief entrepreneurship and innovation officer, and will lead a new initiative — the Averett Center for Entrepreneur…
Halifax County High School will share a fifth of a $50,000 grant to develop or implement innovative programs that promote Virginia’s 5 C’s and prepare students for careers and postsecondary education..
The Halifax County School Board voted on Monday night to start the 2020-2021 school year in a virtual setting for the first nine weeks.
Halifax County School Board members are set to meet again at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria, the last time they’re currently set to gather before the school system’s Sept. 8 start date.
Standardized testing will not be used as a metric to measure schools this academic year after Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane waived annual school accreditation for the 2021-2022 school year earlier this week.
Bill Groshans, director of Dollar General Distribution Center in South Boston, presented a $10,000 donation to Sinai Elementary School Principal Francine Davis Thursday morning.
Halifax County Middle School is reminding of rising seventh grade students the Code of Virginia requires that all students must have the tdap (tetanus booster) immunization to begin the seventh grade.
While no final decisions were made on the reopening of school at the work session held by the Halifax County School Board on Thursday, the board was able to hear from a local doctor, superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg, school nurses and others.
A large chorus of parents are pushing for a four-day school week, teachers are concerned about their health, and members of the Halifax County School Board are stuck in the middle trying to find a solution for the reopening of schools.
The Halifax County School Board approved the following personnel report after a closed session during their Monday evening meeting in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria.
Halifax County Middle School will host registration for new students to Halifax County from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 29 and July 30.
Halifax County School Board members voted unanimously in their Monday meeting to approve an amendment to Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg’s contract.
While the calendar for the 2020-21 school year has been set, whether teachers will deliver instruction to students face-to-face, in an online format or a mixture of both is still up in the air as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the county.
Parents of Halifax County Public School students are expected to attend Halifax County School Board’s 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting at Halifax County Middle School to learn more about the fate of the upcoming school year and to let their voices be heard.
As federal and state officials continue to make their stances on reopening schools known, Halifax County Public School officials plan to follow guidance issued by Virginia Department of Education, “Recover, Redesign, Restart.”
When parents Stephanie Culley of Cluster Springs and Beth Farmer of Alton opened the “HCPS Back to School 2020-2021 Family Survey,” they were disappointed to see only two options — a hybrid option that included face-to-face learning or solely online learning.
Danville Community College, in keeping with the COVID-19 taskforce plan and the recommendations set forth by the Virginia Community College System, plans to partially reopen its campus to students who are enrolled in technical/workforce programs that require face-to-face instruction on Wednesday.
Sinai Elementary School recently held a drive-thru ceremony to recognize the promotion of the fifth grade students. Families decorate their vehicles and cheer their graduates on as they walk the runway to receive their promotion certificates. Chloe Miller was recognized and awarded a trophy …
Sinai Elementary School student Azire Lipscomb used her artistic ability to paint this fifth grade class of 2020 ceiling tile for the school.
Excitement filled the parking lot during the Fifth Grade Drive-up Promotional Ceremony on June 6 at Scottsburg Elementary School. Due to the coronavirus, the fifth grade students were able to experience a unique format of being promoted to the sixth grade. A parade of vehicles carrying the f…
David Duffer, principal of Clays Mill Elementary School, believes in meeting students where they are academically and working with them to get them where they need to be.
Averett University has announced its phased, on-campus reopening plan for the upcoming fall 2020 semester called “One Averett, Together Again.”
Members of the Halifax County School Board are set to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria for the payment of final bills for the current fiscal year.