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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.

Halifax County joins the majority on AYP

By failing to meet the federal standard for academic progress in the 2009-2010 school year, Halifax County public schools landed squarely among the 91 percent of Virginia school divisions that also came up short on AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).

New afternoon pickup route begins today at HCMS

Almost ready to head back to school

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Halifax County Middle School Tuesday afternoon welcomed hundreds of students, parents and guests to Open House, where one of the major items of business was paying program fees. Both HCMS and Halifax County High School held open house on Tuesday. The elementary schools will hold open houses this afternoon to get ready for the opening of schools Monday morning. (David Conner II photo)
HCPS bus routes listed

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