The Rock Hill school district will extend the application period for kindergarten French immersion until June 30 in an effort to get enough students signed up for a class in the fall. Leaders re-evaluated the plan to suspend the kindergarten program after a plea from a Rock Hill parent at the May school board meeting.
School boards in York and Chester counties have approved recommendations for new district- and school-level administrators for the 2016-17 school year. The following appointments and promotions have been made, effective in July, for the Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Clover and Chester County school districts.
Enrollment in rigorous Advanced Placement courses has surged over the past five years for college-bound students in York County public high schools, though some schools’ AP exam passing rates fall well below the state average.
After a yearlong study, Winthrop University's president recommends the school not add a football program. Winthrop President Dan Mahony said the projected costs to adding an FCS football program on the Rock Hill, South Carolina, campus outweigh the benefits, and would raise federal Title IX concerns about its impact on the Eagles' women's sports.
When Chester, South Carolina, High School valedictorian Cassie Herr became a mother at 16, she wanted to show her classmates that she could still chase her dreams. Cassie, now 18, used herself as an example of successfully overcoming adversity when she gave the valedictorian address last week to her 177-member graduating class.
Olympic wrestling hopeful Veronica Carlson joined students and staff at Richmond Drive Elementary School Friday for a year-end celebration at Fewell Park. Carlson, 25, moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina, last fall, and is working as a sales associate at the Manchester Village store of her company sponsor, Dick’s Sporting Goods.
A Northwestern High School administrator accused of criminal sexual misconduct with students received two written reprimands from Rock Hill principals for inappropriate contact with students, records show. Kenneth Andrew Williams’ Rock Hill school district personnel records, obtained by The Herald through an S.C. Freedom of Information Act request, show Williams received written reprimands regarding inappropriate contact with students in June 2013 and again in May 2015.
Chester, South Carolina, High School will award diplomas to 182 graduates at commencement exercises at 9 a.m. Friday at Chester Senior High School stadium. In case of inclement weather, graduation will be in the gymnasium.
Students and staff at India Hook Elementary School installed Belle's Garden on Wednesday in memory of Belle Mitchell, who died last year at age 7 after a five-year battle against a brain tumor. Her brother, 10-year-old Jack, was among the students who worked on the project.
Rock Hill teachers, students talk about Belle's Garden at India Hook Elementary
Northwestern staff, students talk about college signing day
Artist, Rock Hill principal talk about teacher superhero project
Dan Mahony talks about plans for Winthrop University after first 10 months in office