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New Beginnings program builds togetherness

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Top, About 15 rising freshmen at Park View and Bluestone high schools engaged in team building by pairing up to compete in a three-legged race. Above, Bluestone math teacher Sara Lenhart and Mike Camden, New Beginnings coordinator, got the students started. (Alta LeCompte photos)
Rising freshmen find common cause during a day of fun

Mecklenburg County welcomes new teachers

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Top, The Mecklenburg County Business Education Partnership held welcoming dinner for the new teachers that will be joining the Mecklenburg County School system for the upcoming year.  Local businesses helped sponsor the reception and dinner and all the teachers received gift bags that contained items from businesses in the local community. Above, Mecklenburg County General District Court Judge Charles Warren was guest speaker.  A former Park View graduate Warren advised the new teachers to “never overlook the potential in every student you have. Please view them with the perspective that   they all have potential and never give up on a kid.

Sweeping change eyed for Mecklenburg County schools

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New school superintendent James Thornton, left, and finance director John Keeler recently conducted a facilities tour in preparation for a planned overhaul of Mecklenburg’s antiquated school buildings. The public is invited to attend a Sept. 8 public hearing in Boydton to consider a range of construction and renovation options for the schools developed by H&M Construction and RRMM Architects. Proposals range from construction of a consolidated high school/middle school complex in Boydton to a plan to build two new high schools, two new middle schools plus new elementaries for Clarksville, Chase City and Buckhorn/La Crosse combined. Cost estimates run as high as $226 million. The Sept. 8 meeting will be held at the School Board Central Office complex at the old Boydton Elementary building starting at 7 p.m. (Alta LeCompte photo)
Dr. James Thornton, superintendent of Mecklenburg County Schools, outlined his program for boosting expectations and achievement throughout the school division at the August school board meeting Monday evening.

MCPS hires two new administrators

The Mecklenburg County School Board at a special meeting last Wednesday hired two new administrators.

MCBEP sponsoring 2010 new teachers’ welcome

The Mecklenburg County Business-Education Partnership, Inc. will sponsor the annual New Teachers’ Welcome on Aug. 23, at Brian’s Restaurant in South Hill.

Thornton era begins for Mecklenburg schools

The Mecklenburg County School Board conducted its regular July meeting in a record 40 minutes, with the help of a new supporting cast that introduced streamlined processes and promised more changes in the months to come.

Coleman sues Polakiewicz for defamation

A Mecklenburg County school board trustee earlier this year filed a complaint against former Mecklenburg County School Superintendent Dr. Frank Polakiewicz, charging that Polakiewicz had allegedly made defamatory and false statements in an effort to smear his reputation.

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