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2010 Bluestone Marching Barons Invitational

South Boston News
The Bluestone High School Marching Barons hosted 12 bands from Virginia and North Carolina Saturday for the 27th annual Marching Barons Invitational. Park View High School took home numerous awards in the Saturday competition. (David Conner II photo)

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Students pledge to make New Beginning

South Boston News
New Beginnings students from Bluestone and Park View high schools last week took part in an Affirmation Day program at North Bend Park. After getting a pep talk by Superintendent of Schools James Thornton, students affirmed their intention to stay in school and graduate with the Class of 2014. The day was a new beginning in which 9th graders who had experienced difficulties in middle school declared that would succeed. The program is based on building trusting relationships with administration, faculty, and fellow students. The group heard a presentation by the park interpreter, ate lunch prepared by their teachers, and received New Beginnings T-shirts. At right, Assistant superintendent Carole Nelson and Bluestone principal Kristy Somerville check out the Affirmation Day program prior to the event at the North Bend amphitheater. Below, Army Corps of Engineers Chief Ranger Sherrie Storm welcomes students from Bluestone and Park View High Schools. (Alta LeCompte photos)

Mecklenburg County schools gets $1.2 mil boost

Mecklenburg County schools are slated to receive $1,185,954 in additional federal aid during this budget year under a package recently approved by Congress, said Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello this week.

Two speakers urge Mecklenburg County School Board to move on facilities upgrades

Following a Sept 7 public presentation of alternatives for building or renovating Mecklenburg County Schools for an estimated total of $154 million to $226 million, just two members of a sparse audience came to the podium to comment.

Thornton: 4,646 students show up on first day of school

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools James Thornton yesterday blogged that “4,646 students including pre-k came through our doors this morning eager to learn” on Mecklenburg County’s first day of school for the 2010-11 year.

Home Depot gives $2,500 for La Crosse playground

South Boston News
The first day of school was a little different at La Crosse Elementary yesterday as students headed outside to play on new playground equipment. The school has a new playground thanks to donations by Jones Apparel/ Jones New York, Scott Vaught with Liberty Mutual, and grants from Responsible Sports and Home Depot. La Crosse Elementary has installed new slides, a fire pole, parallel bars, a climber and climbing wall, track area, plants and shrubs at an estimated cost of just over $29,000. (Lisa Clary photo)
Through its community grant program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $2,500 to La Crosse Elementary School. The donation will be used to upgrade the school’s playground area and playground equipment.

Mecklenburg County school facilities public hearing is tonight

The Mecklenburg County School Board has scheduled a public hearing on school facilities on 7 p.m. this evening at the school board Office, 175 Mayfield Drive, Boydton.

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