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Halifax SWCD hosts annual youth conservation camp

South Boston News
The Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District hosted their Annual Youth Conservation Camp at Staunton River State Park on Thursday, May 13. Approximately 120 seventh-graders attended the camp and enjoyed learning about natural resources.

HCHS Envirothon team places third overall in state competition

South Boston News
HCHS Envirothon team members are, from left, Shereen Massimi, Graham Bryant, Elizabeth Leggett, Tony Landrum, Travis Collier, Sid Patel and Rebekah Slabach.
The Halifax County High School Envirothon team placed first in forestry and second in soils in the state meet.

Ground school summer camp

South Boston News
The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) last week displayed two aircraft at the high school, hoping to interest students, 15 and older, in their summer camp which will allow them to take a five day course preparing them to take their sport pilot written exam. A sport pilot can fly light sport aircraft in the daytime in good weather. Shown above are Paul Jackson and Mark Stevens with his ultra pup airplane.

Efficiency review wins backing of School Board

The Halifax County School Board on Monday night voted to proceed with an efficiency study that members hope will generate savings over time for the system. The vote, however, was not unanimous as as two trustees voted against the proposal. Six supported the study.

More teachers, staff set to retire

Halifax County School Board trustees were advised on Monday evening of the upcoming retirement of more school teachers and administrators, plus several other retiring classified employees which will be added to a list of already announced departures.

CSES receives Red Cross honor

South Boston News
From left, Ginger Weaver, Halifax-Charlotte Co. American Red Cross; Lisa Long, principal Cluster Springs Elementary School, Moira Dempsey, art teacher; Barbara Gentry, para-professional; Marliss H. Barczak, associate principal, and Reginald E. Gordon, chief executive office of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross
On Saturday, May 8, Cluster Springs Elementary School received the American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award from the American Red Cross Greater Richmond Chapter. This award was given to the school for partnering with the Red Cross to provide exceptional service. Cluster Springs Elementary School raised over $2,000 for the Red Cross with their “Homes for Haiti” project.

Trustees look to conduct study

Halifax County School Board trustees will meet Monday to discuss steps towards conducting an efficiency review of the local school division.

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