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Sinai receives $600,000 grant for after school/summer programs

South Boston News
Sinai Elementary School Principal Mike Wilborne, surrounded by teachers and School Superintendent Paul Stapleton and Elementary Supervisor Linda Owen, stood on his head after announcing that the school received a three-year grant in the amount of $600,000 to fund after-school summer school and special programs. (SOMcL photo)
Sinai Elementary School Principal Mike Wilborne was so excited about his big news on Thursday that he literally stood on his head.

Dollar General continues partnership with HCPS

South Boston News
Dollar General announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Halifax County Public Schools to give three books to every child in all the County's elementary schools for the next three years. The donation from Dollar General amounts to a total of $55,440 with 8,400 books to be given to 2,800 students each year.
Officials with the Dollar General Company on Thursday morning announced that they will continue their partnership with Halifax County Public Schools and the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation by giving each child in the County’s elementary schools three books each year for the next three years.

Pre-K art classes raising money for supplies

South Boston News
A public-school student in last year’s Pre-K Arts Academy wields her paintbrush over extra-large paper. The program, which immerses four-year-olds in the fine arts, needs funds to replenish its consumable supplies like paint, paper and clay.
Busy little hands go through lots of consumables in a school year: white glue (almost three gallons), tissue paper (sheet upon sheet), paint (more than you can imagine), modeling clay (by the case). The Prizery Pre-K Arts Academy, the unique program for four-year-olds operated for Halifax County Public Schools, is fund-raising for its materials budget.

Trustees consider new review option by superintendents group

Halifax County School Board members on Friday afternoon weighed a new option for a school efficiency study — a low-cost route for assessing education programs and procedures that proponents pitched as an “educational services review.”

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

South Boston News
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.

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