With shops like Colby’s Relaxation Station or Bri’s Gaming Boutique, 60 Halifax County Public School students learned a lesson in entrepreneurship and marketing during the 2019 Elementary Gifted Program Market Day at The Prizery on Wednesday.

Keisha Jackson and Wanda Stevens from KJ’s Cake Creations talked to first graders at South Boston Elementary School on how they use math to make cupcakes. Students learned about the measuring tools used to make the cupcakes. They talked about fractions and measuring spoons and cups.  Student…

The public is urged to make plans now to attend the Winter Festival at Scottsburg Elementary from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.  There will be lots of games, prizes, cakewalks, raffles, Santa’s Workshop and much more. Dinner will be provided for a small fee, as well as desserts.

The public will have the chance to speak on the FY2020-2021 school budget when Halifax County School Board meets for a public input hearing on the budget and budget work session.

Dawn Miller, principal of Halifax County Middle School announces the honor roll for the first 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 88.000. Students must not h…

A light agenda awaits Halifax County School Board members when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

As the Halifax County High School JROTC Cadets enter into another “successful year” of JROTC to an end at the Halifax County Blue Comet Battalion, 1SG Gregory T. Scott would like to thank the parents, guardians and community for their support of the JROTC program.

Fifty years ago, a groundbreaking event was held to begin construction of Southside Virginia Community College; a monumental moment in improving educational opportunities to area residents. In celebration of the anniversary, the college hosted a kick-off event on Oct. 9 on the Christanna Cam…

First Grade: Sadie Barker; *Lydia Blanks; *Jimmy Brumfield; Leelon Caliz; Kevontae Chisholm ; *Daniel Cruz; Nicole Dabbs; Lilyann Duffer; *Callie Sue East; *Alex Fears; Mercedes Ferrell; Madison Guill; Lily Jones; River Lawrence; Levi Randall; Brook Smith; *Carleigh Spell; *Kyran Sydnor; *Sa…

First Grade: Sadie Barker; *Lydia Blanks; *Jimmy Brumfield; Leelon Caliz; Kevontae Chisholm ; *Daniel Cruz; Nicole Dabbs; Lilyann Duffer; *Callie Sue East; *Alex Fears; Mercedes Ferrell; Madison Guill; Lily Jones; River Lawrence; Levi Randall; Brook Smith; *Carleigh Spell; *Kyran Sydnor; *Sa…

FIRST GRADE: Lilliana Alvarado, Emily Archer, *Maylee Bates, *Nataliyah Chappell, *Mila Conner, Brielle Davidson, *Luke Epps, Malachi Farmer, *Brinlee Henderson, *Chase Hudson, Charlotte Jones, *Alyssa Lewis, *Zaya Miles, Jada Oliver, *Asa Shaughnessy, *Brooklyn Skipworth, Hunter Smith, Lama…

Having matriculated through the Halifax County Public School system, and being the mother of two young children who will eventually do the same, Meagan Owen has a vested interest in up-to-date and state-of-the-art school facilities.

Parents and other adults raising teenagers who are interested in learning the tools to become more alert in the teen’s behaviors and influences are invited to a program titled Hidden in Plain Sight.

The Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center is sponsoring FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshops for area high school seniors at Halifax County High School in room C201A from 3:30 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Thursday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 21.

Halifax County Elementary Gifted students enjoy Astrocamp on Wednesday. Kids explored lasers, discuss the properties of various elements and launch their rockets with excitement. The students and staff extended a big thank you to HCPS Education Foundation and the Halifax County Elementary Gi…

Thanks to a redesign grant, Halifax County High School is part of an innovation network focused on career, college and community readiness.

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.

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.

OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT on Halifax County Middle School Writing Club students’ work under the direction of HCMS English teacher Tiffany Whitlow 

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.

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.