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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

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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.

School year opens on note of change in Mecklenburg County

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Top, students leave to bus to get to class at South Hill Elementary School. Above, students at Bluestone Senior High School gather in the gym for the first day of school. Mecklenburg County Public Schools opened Tuesday for the start of the 2010-11 school year. (Lisa Clary and Alta LeCompte photos)
Even a massive shift in student parking places wasn’t enough to keep 682 students from showing up yesterday morning at Bluestone High School to start the school year.

Educator of the Year award named for Puryear

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Nykisha Garland, Brennan Olson, Zach Pruden and Nicole Bragg — the Park View Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard — march into the convocation for school division staff.
Superintendent of schools Dr. James Thornton at the staff convocation held Aug. 25 presented the newly established Mecklenburg County Educator of the Year Award to Chase City Elementary School principal Hilda Puryear.

Fast action expected on facilities

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton said yesterday he expects to present for school board approval Sept. 20 a package of construction projects that would bring Mecklenburg County school facilities into the 21st century.

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