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Halifax > Halifax Education

Weather forces two-hour school delay for HCPS

Halifax County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay Monday, Dec. 13, due to inclement weather.

HCHS Ace team performs well in home meet

South Boston News
The Halifax County High School ACE team had its home match Monday night against teams from GWHS, William Fleming and Patrick Henry. (David Conner II photo)
Halifax County High School’s varsity ACE team won Monday’s home ACE match and the Western Valley District regular season title in its home match at the high school.

It’s noon: Do you know what your kids are eating?

South Boston News
At South Boston Elementary, about 700 lunches and 300 breakfasts are served daily.
Kelly Ballance, a South Boston mother of two, lobbies to improve school lunches. She’s asked for ingredient lists, she’s pushed for less-processed meats, she’s sung the praises of veggies. Ballance cares so much her children’s diets that she writes a blog devoted to nothing else.

Lantor to join Teach For America program

South Boston News
Mary Lantor
A young Halifax woman has been accepted into the highly competitive Teach For America program, which places bright young college graduates into low-income schools around the nation for two-year commitments. Founded in 1990, Teach For America has sent 14,000 people into needy classrooms.

HCHS FBLA holds professional business luncheon

South Boston News
The HCHS chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America met at Ernie’s Restaurant on Friday, Nov. 12 for a Professional Business Luncheon. Approximately fifty students along with their teachers and representatives from local businesses joined together to have lunch in a mock business luncheon atmosphere. Before the meal , which was served in courses on white linens, Mary Jane Francisco, human resources director from Huber Engineered Woods, spoke to students about work related issues such as how to properly compete an application, interview tips and, most importantly, soft skills that all employers are looking for in a good employee. During the meal, fashion design teacher, Connie Manning, and her students put on a fashion show that demonstrated what proper business attire should and should not look like. Manning introduced her students one by one as they modeled the attire that was generously provided by Goody’s. She discussed what did and did not make each outfit an appropriate choice for various situations in the business world. The students enjoyed the formal meal and learned about the business world by interacting with business professionals seated at each table. The FBLA advisors and members would like to thank the following people for their participation: Larry Clark, Halifax County Public Schools; Olivia Epps, Halifax Regional Hospital; Mary Jane Francisco, Huber; Robin Mardre, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; and Frank Lee, Halifax County Public Schools.

VEX robots come to HCHS

South Boston News
The alliance of the Matal Jackets, from Manassas, and Southside Vexters, from South Hill, claimed the tournament title Saturday for the Southern Virginia VEX Robotics Championship. Two teams from Halifax County High School, Robo Clowns and Keepers of the Asylum, made the elimination round. Other awards went to Metal Jackets for robot skills, Twisted Bots from Gloucester for programming skills, ROTEC Robotics team 861, from Roanoke, excellence award and the ROTEC Robotics team 861B, judges award. (David Conner II photo) (David Conner II photo)

No quick start for efficiency review of Halifax County school system

A deeply divided Halifax County School Board voted 4-3 Monday against an immediate start for an efficiency study of school operations by the state Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). However, Halifax County is still on the OPB’s waiting list to carry out the study, which is estimated to cost $110,000, mostly borne by the state.

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