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Health district reports case of whooping cough in schools

There has been one reported case of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in a student who attends Halifax County Middle School, according to Charles J. Devine III, M.D., Director of the Southside Health District.

Caregivers of Autistic Children provide funds for Autism studies scholarships

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The Caregivers of Autistic Children recently made a $2,000 donation to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation. From left, Audrey Davidson, HCPSEF executive director, Logan Young, HCPSEF president, Nicole Hendricks, Andrew Paxton, and Elizabeth Paxton.
The Caregivers of Autistic Children recently presented a donation of $2,000 to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation, to fund two $1,000 scholarships for Halifax County teachers.

Halifax County trustees to weigh new efficiency study plan

The Halifax County School Board will hold a special meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the school board Conference Room to hear a presentation by members of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) on what they might cover in an efficiency study.

Enrollment climbs to 5,641; some still missing

Halifax County Schools are continuing to pick up enrollment as the number of students at school on Wednesday reached 5,616. The school administration bases its budget projections for state funding on an enrollment of 5,641. Over the past week, schools have picked up an additional 66 students, but administrators believe there are others who still have not enrolled.

BHK makes donation to WoodLINKS program

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From left, Dr. Betty H. Adams, Audra Webb, sales administrator for BHK, and Clint Johnson, WoodLINKS/Product Design & Development instructor.
BHK of America recently made a donation to assist the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s WoodLINKS students with expenses as they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the International Woodworkers Fair (IWF) student competition. BHK manufactures ready to assemble drawer systems and drawer components at its South Boston facility.

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FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN — Kindergarten students at South Boston Elementary enjoyed their first day of school with varying levels of enthusiasm on Monday. Above, Mia Lewis uses her time to draw a pretty picture. (David Conner II photo)
Schools across county open smoothly, but some students are getting off to late start

Trustees toughen grading policy

Halifax County Public Schools will no longer allow “social promotions” or marked-up minimum grades for students who fall short on their classroom work, a change from current policy that in some circumstances allows students to move up by grade level despite failing to show mastery of their current coursework.

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