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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.

HCHS ACE team honors

South Boston News
The 2009-10 Academic Competition Team recently held their final awards and banquet night. Team members receiving awards include, from left, first row, Dylan Lowery, Coaches' Award; Tony Landrum, Coaches' Award; Julia Simon, Ace of Aces; Holly Duffer, Coaches' Award; and Graham Bryant, Scholar Award. Second row, Laura Meeks, science and math coach; Joel Layne, Ace in Training: and Beth Layne, English and social studies coach. 

HCHS, HCMS sweep Eco-Meet

South Boston News
South Boston News
Top, the Halifax County High School ecology team. Above, the team from Halifax County Middle School.
The 21th Annual Ecology Meet was held at the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Boydton, on April 21. The Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School teams placed first in the overall competition. Team members studied extensively and met weekly in preparation for the competition. Faculty advisors are Bedford Clements and Cassie Prevett (Halifax County Middle School), Andrea Lord and Ginger New (Halifax County High School).

Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday

South Boston News
ON THEIR MARKS: THIS SATURDAY — The Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is set for this Saturday morning, April 24, at South Boston Elementary School. Registration forms are available at the school. Adult entry fee is $15 prior to the day of the race; $20 the morning of the race. Children (ages 12 and under) in the 1-Miler register for $5. The 1-Miler kicks off promptly at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K to follow. In addition to the overall winners, awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10 age divisions. Fun Run participants will receive a medal and a T-shirt. All children will be entered into drawings for prizes such as a RipStik and Wal-Mart gift cards. Getting on their marks are South Boston students and parents, front, left to right, Ella Morrison, Henry Morrison and Allen Johnson; on the back are Jeni Binner, Emilia Bitar, Jamey Binner, Ford Morrison, Harvey Johnson, Barbara Edgar and Ryn Morrison. Walkers are welcome. For more information, contact chairwoman Ryn Morrison at 575-4017.

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