Chesterfield County School District

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McBee HS students earn certifications

The following students in Mrs. Regina Johnson’s Integrated Business Applications I & II classes at McBee High School recently obtained certifications by passing the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam for the following applications:
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Central High School Interim Principal named

Mr. Damon Barnhill has been named the interim principal of Central High School. Prior to coming to our district, Mr. Barnhill held teaching and administrative roles in Cherokee and Greenville Counties. He entered our district in 2012 as a teacher at Cheraw High School. While there, he taught social studies. In 2014, Mr. Barnhill moved into the assistant principalship at Central High School.
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Cheraw High students earn Microsoft certifications

It has been quite a successful year at Cheraw High School with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. From Mrs. Tambra Watson’s 2016-17 Integrated Business Application classes, 107 students passed the 2013 PowerPoint MOS exam with 26 of those also passing the Word 2013 exam. Three of her students scored a perfect score, Laney Midgley (pictured), McKenzie Oliver, and Zaria Pegues. Ninth grader Laney Midgley also placed third in the state, receiving an invitation to Orlando, FL to compete in the national competition this summer.
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District honors perfect attendance

Chesterfield County School District would like to recognize two students who completed grades 1-12 and one student who completed grades 1-6, without having been absent, according to Attendance Coordinator, Laurie Tarleton.

This year’s 12 year Perfect Attendance milestone was achieved by, Sabrina Ann Watkins and Ralph Hata Crosby. Sabrina Ann Watkins is a Cheraw High School student, and the daughter of, David and Cheryl Watkins of Cheraw, SC. Ralph Hata Crosby is a Cheraw High School student, and the son of, Ralph and Rebecca Crosby of Cheraw, SC. Chesterfield County School District in recognition of this accomplishment presented these two students with a plaque and $50.00 gift card from Walmart.

This year’s six-year Perfect Attendance milestone was achieved by Darius Javarus Rivers, a Chesterfield Ruby Middle School student, and the son of Darrell Rivers and Celena McCoy of Chesterfield.
Chesterfield County School District, in recognition of this accomplishment, presented the student with a trophy and $25.00 gift card from Walmart.
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Title I Planning Meeting announced

The Chesterfield County School District Title I Office will hold a planning meeting to discuss and gain input on the Title I Plan for the 2017-2018 School Year. The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the School District Office Board Room at 401 West Boulevard in Chesterfield, SC. For questions please call Candace Hoffman at 843-623-5507.
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Summer ALPHA Art/ Music/ Band Program dates announced

The Summer ALPHA Art/ Music/ Band Program will be held again this year at the Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School. The dates for the program are Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 22, 2017 for all students. Instruction begins each day (Monday through Thursday, no Fridays) at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 12:45 p.m. Drop-off in the morning will start at 7:30 in the rear of the building. Pick-up will begin at 12:45. Students must be picked up by 1:00 each afternoon. Please note that there will be no transportation to and from the program. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge.
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Camp Create open for registration

CAMP CREATE is a 4-Day technology camp sponsored by the Career and Technical Education Department of Chesterfield County School District. All rising 6th - 8th grade students for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to attend. Students will use a variety of technology including Apple iMac computers and iLife software, as well as digital cameras and Apple iPads.

Students will get an opportunity to learn about the Mac computer and some of the cool applications included to capture digital images and media. We will spend time exploring the campus with digital cameras on a Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Students will get an opportunity to make some NOISE! We will explore iTunes and learn how to organize our digital library of music, podcasts, and videos. We will also create some original music and voice recordings in Apple’s GarageBand.

Students will get an opportunity to create the next big blockbuster movie! We will spend time shooting some video footage and then editing the footage into a short video with iMovie. We will take our movies and share them over the web. Cameras ready...ACTION!

Students will get an opportunity to use an iPad. We will explore a variety of educational and production well as have a little fun playing multi-touch games. Be careful because Temple Run can be ADDICTIVE!!

Dates / Location / Cost / Personal Devices
CAMP CREATE will be offered at Cheraw High School from July 10 - 13, 2017 (Monday - Thursday). Each day of camp will run from 8:30AM until 3:00PM. Breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks will be provided to each student, however students are also welcomed to bring their own lunch. Cost of the 4-Day technology camp is $75. Students are welcome to bring personal technology devices. To transfer digital media (photos, videos, etc.) to the school computers, you may wish to bring compatible cables and cords.

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District names new teacher of the year

Charles Redfearn from Long Middle School was named the 2017 Chesterfield County Teacher of the Year at the recently held banquet.
Redfearn was chosen from among the 16 finalists.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Counseling, and Master of Education in Instructional Accommodations. He has 16 years experience as a teacher.
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