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Red Apple Passes
Red Apple Passes available for Darlington County residents
Posted on 08/16/2019
Darlington County residents wishing to participate in the Darlington County School District’s Red Apple Pass program will have three extra opportunities to register this year.   more about Red Apple Passes available for Darlington County residents
Kenynon Scott
Darlington High’s Scott signs with Johnson and Wales University basketball
Posted on 08/15/2019
Kenynon Scott, a recent Darlington High School graduate, signed with Johnson and Wales University’s basketball program on Thursday, Aug. 15.   more about Darlington High’s Scott signs with Johnson and Wales University basketball
Cortney Harless and Dr. Tim Newman
Cortney Harless named 2019-20 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/14/2019
Southside Early Childhood Center’s Cortney Harless will represent Darlington County School District as District Teacher of the Year for 2019-20.  more about Cortney Harless named 2019-20 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
Gifted and Talented
DCSD screening window for 2020-2021 Gifted and Talented program will run Aug. 19 – Sept. 11
Posted on 08/14/2019
The Darlington County School District’s referral window for the 2020-2021 Gifted and Talented program will open Monday, Aug. 19, and close Wednesday, Sept. 11.   more about DCSD screening window for 2020-2021 Gifted and Talented program will run Aug. 19 – Sept. 11
Don Doggett
Doggett chosen to lead Washington Street Elementary For 2019-20
Posted on 08/06/2019
Don D. Doggett of Columbia, SC, has been chosen to serve as interim principal at Washington Street Elementary School in Hartsville for the 2019-2020 school year.   more about Doggett chosen to lead Washington Street Elementary For 2019-20
Attention
Darlington County School District announces Title I Parent Meetings
Posted on 08/05/2019
Title I schools in Darlington County School District will hold Annual Parent Meetings soon after school begins on Aug. 19 to discuss the Title I services that the schools receive and the requirements of the “Every Student Succeeds Act.”  more about Darlington County School District announces Title I Parent Meetings
New DHS Coaches Introduced
Darlington High School introduces new baseball, tennis coaches
Posted on 08/05/2019
Darlington High School introduced new coaches for its baseball and tennis programs on Thursday during a press conference held at the school.  more about Darlington High School introduces new baseball, tennis coaches
2019-2020 Registration
Darlington County School District announces 2019-2020 online and on-site registration information
Posted on 07/11/2019
The Darlington County School District (DCSD) is rolling out new features for the online registration system, allowing parents with returning students to significantly reduce the time spent at on-site school registrations. Parents with students who will be new to DCSD must still register their child at the school during on-site registration.  more about Darlington County School District announces 2019-2020 online and on-site registration information
Barry Harley
Hartsville High School hires Barry Harley as new athletics director
Posted on 07/11/2019
Hartsville High School introduced Barry Harley as its new athletics director on Thursday, July 11, during a press conference at the school.  more about Hartsville High School hires Barry Harley as new athletics director
Dr. Celestine LaVan
Darlington County School District hires Dr. Celestine LaVan as director of elementary education
Posted on 07/10/2019
The Darlington County School District recently hired Dr. Celestine LaVan to be the new director of elementary education.  more about Darlington County School District hires Dr. Celestine LaVan as director of elementary education
2019 Literacy Fair
2019 Literacy Fair to be held July 11 at Burry Park
Posted on 07/03/2019
DCSD's 2019 Literacy Fair will be held on July 11 at Burry Park in Hartsville, featuring free books, entertainment, prizes and more!  more about 2019 Literacy Fair to be held July 11 at Burry Park
Attention
DCSD Bookmobile providing free books in Hartsville area on Tuesdays, Thursdays
Posted on 06/25/2019
The DCSD Bookmobile, provided by the TEACH Foundation, will offer free books for all children this summer with routes on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.  more about DCSD Bookmobile providing free books in Hartsville area on Tuesdays, Thursdays
ArtSummer 2019
ArtSummer 2019 Finale will be Thursday, June 27
Posted on 06/24/2019
The finale for ArtSummer 2019 will be held Thursday, June 27, at Hartsville Middle School.   more about ArtSummer 2019 Finale will be Thursday, June 27
Darlington High School Grant Recipient
Darlington County Education Foundation surprises teachers with more than $8,000 in grants
Posted on 06/12/2019
The Darlington County Education Foundation (DCEF) recently continued it annual tradition of surprising Darlington County School District teachers in their classrooms with grants.   more about Darlington County Education Foundation surprises teachers with more than $8,000 in grants
Keep Darlington County Beautiful
Hartsville High’s McRae and Reighard win 2019 Keep Darlington County Beautiful art contest
Posted on 06/06/2019
Kendall McRae and Mikayla Reighard, both Hartsville High School students, are the first and second place winners of the 2019 Keep Darlington County Beautiful annual art contest.  more about Hartsville High’s McRae and Reighard win 2019 Keep Darlington County Beautiful art contest
Summer Food Program
Darlington County School District providing free summer meals to children
Posted on 06/04/2019
Darlington County School District will again provide free breakfast and lunch for children this summer through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Meals Program.  more about Darlington County School District providing free summer meals to children
2019 Project SEARCH
DCSD’s Project SEARCH graduates first students
Posted on 05/31/2019
The first students to complete the Project SEARCH program in Darlington County School District earned their certificates May 29 in a ceremony held at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.   more about DCSD’s Project SEARCH graduates first students
2019 Retirement Ceremony - Phoenix Phame Choir
DCSD honors retiring employees with banquet
Posted on 05/31/2019
The Darlington County School District celebrated 33 of its most dedicated employees May 23 during the annual Retirement Ceremony and Banquet.   more about DCSD honors retiring employees with banquet
Enlistment Recogntion Ceremony
Inaugural Military Enlistment Recognition Ceremony honors students entering U.S. Armed Forces
Posted on 05/29/2019
The Darlington County School District held the inaugural Enlistment Recognition Ceremony on May 14, 2019, to honor students who have joined various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.  more about Inaugural Military Enlistment Recognition Ceremony honors students entering U.S. Armed Forces
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Darlington High varsity baseball Coach announces resignation
Posted on 05/23/2019
Dennis Gearhart, the varsity baseball coach for Darlington High School, has announced he will give up his coaching duties at the end of the academic year in order to pursue personal interests.  more about Darlington High varsity baseball Coach announces resignation
Attention
Hartsville High School athletics director announces resignation
Posted on 05/14/2019
Horton is leaving to assume the role of assistant principal at Fort Dorchester High School in Dorchester School District Two in Summerville.  more about Hartsville High School athletics director announces resignation
Reading Recovery trip to Clemson
Darlington County School District students earn trip to Clemson University
Posted on 05/09/2019
Students participating in the Reading Recovery program at Thornwell School for the Arts recently attended the Tigers Read! event hosted by Dabo Swinney’s All In Foundation and Clemson University.   more about Darlington County School District students earn trip to Clemson University
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Darlington County School District announces May Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 05/08/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for May. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces May Teacher Feature winners
Breakfast in the Classroom
DCSD seeing early success with expanded Breakfast in the Classroom
Posted on 05/06/2019
Students focus and perform better after a wholesome, nutritious breakfast. This understanding is the catalyst behind an effort to provide “Breakfast in the Classroom” to students across the Darlington County School District.   more about DCSD seeing early success with expanded Breakfast in the Classroom
Gifted and Talented
DCSD Gifted and Talented fifth graders visit historic Savannah
Posted on 05/03/2019
More than 60 fifth-grade students who are in the Darlington County School District’s Gifted and Talented Program recently visited Savannah to study firsthand its extraordinary structures and marine ecosystem.   more about DCSD Gifted and Talented fifth graders visit historic Savannah
Registration
Darlington County School District announces additional 4K and 5K registration date
Posted on 05/03/2019
An additional registration for 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) and 5-year-old kindergarten (5K) for the 2019-20 school year will be held on June 6 at six locations across the county.   more about Darlington County School District announces additional 4K and 5K registration date
Cameron Hare
Darlington High’s Cameron Hare signs with Converse College women’s basketball
Posted on 05/02/2019
Darlington High School star student-athlete Cameron Hare will play women’s basketball for Converse College next year after a signing ceremony held Thursday afternoon.   more about Darlington High’s Cameron Hare signs with Converse College women’s basketball
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Students from Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology participate in 2019 S.C. STEM Signing Day
Posted on 04/19/2019
Two Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology seniors recently participated in the Third Annual S.C. STEM Signing Day, presented by Boeing South Carolina, BMW Manufacturing Co. and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.  more about Students from Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology participate in 2019 S.C. STEM Signing Day
Neil Martin and John James
Two DCIT students bring home state championships from 2019 SkillsUSA conference
Posted on 04/18/2019
John James and Neil Martin, students at the Darlington County Institute of Technology, clinched state championships during competition at the recent SkillsUSA state conference in Greenville.   more about Two DCIT students bring home state championships from 2019 SkillsUSA conference
Nathaniel Joe
Darlington High’s Nathaniel Joe signs with North Greenville University football
Posted on 04/17/2019
Darlington High School student-athlete Nathaniel Joe signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play football for the North Greenville University Crusaders next year.  more about Darlington High’s Nathaniel Joe signs with North Greenville University football
Nari Coe
Lamar High's Nari Coe signs with USC Salkehatchie
Posted on 04/15/2019
Lamar High School student-athlete La’Quan “Nari” Coe celebrated her commitment to play basketball at University of South Carolina Salkehatchie on April 10 with a signing ceremony at the school.   more about Lamar High's Nari Coe signs with USC Salkehatchie
Attention
Darlington County Board of Education forgives last of the 2018-2019 inclement weather missed days
Posted on 04/12/2019
The Darlington County Board of Education forgave the last of the inclement weather days at their regular March board meeting.   more about Darlington County Board of Education forgives last of the 2018-2019 inclement weather missed days
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Darlington County School District names 2019-2020 School Teachers of the Year
Posted on 04/11/2019
Twenty-three teachers will serve as their school’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year after being chosen for the honor by their peers. The Darlington County Teacher of the Year Program honors and awards those teachers who exceed expectations to provide meaningful and rewarding learning experiences for the students of Darlington County.   more about Darlington County School District names 2019-2020 School Teachers of the Year
Students meet with mentors for the PAWS Program
Sonoco employees, West Hartsville Elementary students join “PAWS” through mentoring program
Posted on 04/10/2019
A unique partnership between West Hartsville Elementary School and Sonoco is giving students there a chance to work with positive role models, beyond their classroom teachers, on a weekly basis during school hours.  more about Sonoco employees, West Hartsville Elementary students join “PAWS” through mentoring program
STAND Awards
Students in Darlington County School District honored with 2019 STAND Awards
Posted on 04/09/2019
Every school in the Darlington County School District, as well as district administration, honored students on Friday who display exemplary character and take a “STAND” against illicit drug use.   more about Students in Darlington County School District honored with 2019 STAND Awards
School Bus Drivers
Darlington County School District launches dual assignment bus driving program for employees
Posted on 04/04/2019
Classified employees working in the Darlington County School District now have a chance to earn extra income by driving school buses part-time. The district recently launched the initiative with a goal of combating a bus driver shortage being experienced across the state.   more about Darlington County School District launches dual assignment bus driving program for employees
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Darlington County School District announces April 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 04/02/2019
he Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for April.   more about Darlington County School District announces April 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Chad Wilkes
Lamar High School names Chad Wilkes new head varsity football coach
Posted on 03/28/2019
had Wilkes will be the new head varsity football coach for the Lamar High School Silver Foxes, the Darlington County School District announced Thursday.  more about Lamar High School names Chad Wilkes new head varsity football coach
2019 Art in Business Grand Prize Winners
DCSD announces 2019 Art in Business grand prize winners
Posted on 03/26/2019
The Darlington County School District announced Sunday, March 24, the four grand-prize winners of its annual Art in Business program. The event also featured 18 other school winners and an enormous art showcase.   more about DCSD announces 2019 Art in Business grand prize winners
Athletic Signings
Five Hartsville High student-athletes sign athletic letters of intent
Posted on 03/20/2019
Hartsville High School celebrated five student-athletes who signed letters of intent Wednesday to play collegiate sports.  more about Five Hartsville High student-athletes sign athletic letters of intent
Kadasia Evans
Darlington High’s Kadasia Evans signs with Coastal Carolina track and field program
Posted on 03/20/2019
Darlington High School’s track and field star Kadasia Evans will compete next year for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.   more about Darlington High’s Kadasia Evans signs with Coastal Carolina track and field program
Registration
Darlington County School District announces 4K and 5K registration date
Posted on 03/15/2019
Registration for 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) and 5-year-old kindergarten (5K) for the 2019-20 school year will be held on March 29 at six locations across the county  more about Darlington County School District announces 4K and 5K registration date
Pate Elementary Counseling
Pate Elementary School counseling program recognized nationally as ‘RAMP’ school
Posted on 03/04/2019
A nationally recognized counseling program is now serving the students at Pate Elementary School after the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) announced recently that the school is a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).   more about Pate Elementary School counseling program recognized nationally as ‘RAMP’ school
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Darlington County School District announces March Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 03/04/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for March. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces March Teacher Feature winners
Attention
Early Dismissal schedule for March 1, 2019
Posted on 03/01/2019
Lamar High School
Local farmer directs Farmers Grow Communities donation to Lamar High School
Posted on 02/27/2019
Lamar High School felt the community support for its students recently after local farmer Jason Tyner garnered a $2,500 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program and donated it to the school.   more about Local farmer directs Farmers Grow Communities donation to Lamar High School
Attention
DCSD hosting ‘Principal for a Day’ on March 5
Posted on 02/25/2019
There are two lessons the school district and community members invariably realize at the end of the Darlington County School District’s Principal for a Day program: 1) It’s not easy being a principal and 2) Fresh eyes bring fresh ideas.  more about DCSD hosting ‘Principal for a Day’ on March 5
February HHS Athletic Signings
Seven Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent
Posted on 02/11/2019
Seven Hartsville High School student-athletes will play at the collegiate level next year after signing their letters of intent recently.   more about Seven Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent
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Darlington County School District announces February Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 02/08/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for February. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces February Teacher Feature winners
Cellina Epps and Raymond Jennings
Darlington High selects Raymond Jennings as head football coach, Cellina Epps as head volleyball coach
Posted on 02/04/2019
Darlington High School announced Wednesday, Jan. 30, that Raymond Jennings will be the school’s new head varsity football coach and Cellina Epps will be the new head varsity volleyball coach.   more about Darlington High selects Raymond Jennings as head football coach, Cellina Epps as head volleyball coach
Bernadine Reed
NEWS STORIES: "DCSD bus driver Bernadine Reed recognized as a hero"
Posted on 01/24/2019
We have gathered a collection of new stories and coverage about one of our bus drivers, Ms. Bernadine Reed, who saved 40 student bus riders after a fiery collision.   more about NEWS STORIES: "DCSD bus driver Bernadine Reed recognized as a hero"
SC READY and SCPASS
Darlington County Board of Education recognizes students with exceptional scores on SC READY and SCPASS
Posted on 01/17/2019
Fifteen students earned recognition recently during the Darlington County Board of Education’s January meeting. The students either recorded perfect scale scores on the SC READY test or the maximum raw score on the SCPASS test in 2018.  more about Darlington County Board of Education recognizes students with exceptional scores on SC READY and SCPASS
Quinetta Buterbaugh
Darlington County School District hires Quinetta Buterbaugh as Business Engagement Coordinator
Posted on 01/16/2019
Quinetta Buterbaugh will lead an exciting new program in Darlington County School District (DCSD) focused on creating work-based opportunities for students with local businesses. The Darlington County Board of Education approved Buterbaugh’s hire Monday evening during its monthly meeting.   more about Darlington County School District hires Quinetta Buterbaugh as Business Engagement Coordinator
Gentlemen Groups
Two Groups of Gentlemen: Darlington High students begin mentoring relationship at Brunson-Dargan Elementary
Posted on 01/11/2019
A gentleman is a gentleman, regardless of age. At least, that’s what Darlington High School’s Falcon Young Men of Distinction are working to instill in the Brunson-Dargan Elementary School Little Gents.   more about Two Groups of Gentlemen: Darlington High students begin mentoring relationship at Brunson-Dargan Elementary
2019 All-County Music Festival
More than 240 student-musicians shine in Fifth Annual DCSD All-County Music Festival
Posted on 01/10/2019
In an inspiring and entertaining evening, more than 240 students from across the Darlington County School District participated in the Fifth Annual All-County Music Festival on Jan. 8.  more about More than 240 student-musicians shine in Fifth Annual DCSD All-County Music Festival
Toyinda Smith
Hartsville High names Toyinda Smith new head track and field coach
Posted on 01/08/2019
Toyinda Smith will be the new head coach for girls and boys track and field teams, Hartsville High School announced during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 8.  more about Hartsville High names Toyinda Smith new head track and field coach
Expanded Choice
Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
Posted on 01/07/2019
The application period for the 2019-20 school year will be Jan. 7 through Jan. 25.   more about Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
DECA Students
Darlington County Institute of Technology students compete, qualify for state marketing competition
Posted on 01/04/2019
Thirteen DCIT students placed in the Top 10 of their respective events, which qualified them for the state competition in February.   more about Darlington County Institute of Technology students compete, qualify for state marketing competition
Teacher Feature
Darlington County School District announces January 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 01/04/2019
The Teacher Feature program is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens Segars Realty. Honorees receive free meals at local restaurants and recognition in their schools.  more about Darlington County School District announces January 2019 Teacher Feature winners
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Darlington County School District announces December Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 12/13/2018
The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces December Teacher Feature winners
2019 All-State Chorus
Ten Darlington County School District students chosen for All-State Chorus
Posted on 12/11/2018
Selection to the All-State Chorus is the highest available state honor for high school choral singers.   more about Ten Darlington County School District students chosen for All-State Chorus
2018 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award
CareSouth Carolina named 2018 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
Posted on 12/10/2018
The Darlington County School District Teacher Forum presented CareSouth Carolina with the 2018 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award Friday afternoon during the annual DCSD Education Forum held at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology.  more about CareSouth Carolina named 2018 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
St. John's Bicentennial
St. John's Elementary School celebrates 200 years of educating students
Posted on 12/04/2018
When St. John’s Elementary School opened its doors in 1818, the city of Darlington did not yet exist. Two hundred years later, St. John’s continues to educate the children of Darlington as the oldest continuously operating school in the state.