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2021-22 Magnet Program online application open now through Nov. 30
Posted on 09/24/2020
The 2020 Magnet online application opened this year on Thursday, Sept. 24, and will close Monday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m.   more about 2021-22 Magnet Program online application open now through Nov. 30
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DCSD announces COVID-19 notification protocols
Posted on 09/23/2020
The Darlington County School District has released its public notification protocols for COVID-19 cases in schools. The district will follow the guidelines of the S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control regarding the notification of families when COVID-19 cases occur.  more about DCSD announces COVID-19 notification protocols
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DCSD announces resumption of athletic competitions
Posted on 09/23/2020
As students return to the classrooms, fans will return to the stands to watch Darlington County School District fall sports. Games and matches will take place with limited spectators, new procedures and guidelines, and a new clear bag procedure for all DCSD sports.  more about DCSD announces resumption of athletic competitions
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Darlington County Board of Education announces move to in-person learning on Sept. 21
Posted on 09/15/2020
At its September meeting, the Darlington County Board of Education voted 6-1 to transition traditional students from eLearning to in-person learning, beginning on Sept. 21.  more about Darlington County Board of Education announces move to in-person learning on Sept. 21
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DCSD delays school decision until Sept. 14
Posted on 09/09/2020
The Darlington County School District will wait until after the Sept. 14 Darlington County Board of Education meeting to decide whether students will continue eLearning or return to in-person learning on Sept. 21.   more about DCSD delays school decision until Sept. 14
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DCSD to offer free breakfast and lunch for students
Posted on 09/08/2020
The Darlington County School District (DCSD) will provide all K-12 students with free breakfast and lunch for 2020-2021 school year.  more about DCSD to offer free breakfast and lunch for students
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Elizabeth Thompson named 2020-21 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/08/2020
Elizabeth Thompson, an English teacher at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, will represent Darlington County School District as District Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.   more about Elizabeth Thompson named 2020-21 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
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DCSD offers free Wi-Fi hotspots to eligible families
Posted on 09/04/2020
The Darlington County School District will offer a limited number of free Wi-Fi hotspots to families without internet access this year. The devices are provided by the S.C. Department of Education and paid for with its federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Families who meet the requirements can enroll online or at any DCSD school. There is a limit of one device per family.  more about DCSD offers free Wi-Fi hotspots to eligible families
Summer Reading Program Books
Duke Energy grant purchases books for thousands of DCSD students
Posted on 09/02/2020
A grant from the Duke Energy Foundation enabled the Darlington County School District to purchase books for thousands of kindergarten and elementary level students this summer.   more about Duke Energy grant purchases books for thousands of DCSD students
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Darlington County School District releases LEAP week schedule, Sept. 8-14, for K-8 students
Posted on 09/01/2020
Darlington County School District has announced the LEAP week (Sept. 8-14) schedule for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. All K-8 students, whether registered for face-to-face instruction or the Darlington County Virtual Academy will need to attend one LEAP day.  more about Darlington County School District releases LEAP week schedule, Sept. 8-14, for K-8 students
Gifted and Talented
DCSD screening/referral window for 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented program will run Aug. 24 – Sept. 9
Posted on 08/24/2020
The Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) referral window for the 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented program will open Monday, Aug. 24, and close Wednesday, Sept. 9.  more about DCSD screening/referral window for 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented program will run Aug. 24 – Sept. 9
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Darlington-Lee Adult Education announces pre-registration days for fall session ​
Posted on 08/21/2020
Darlington-Lee Adult Education will hold fall session pre-registration for students from Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar and Society Hill on Aug. 25-27. The pre-registration events on those days will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students must attend one of those days if they plan to attend the fall session.   more about Darlington-Lee Adult Education announces pre-registration days for fall session ​
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Darlington County School District sets Title I school meetings
Posted on 08/20/2020
Title I schools in Darlington County School District will hold Annual Parent Meetings shortly after school opens Sept. 8 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 sets Title I school meetings
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DCSD announces interim director, enrollment figures for new Darlington County Virtual Academy
Posted on 08/11/2020
The Darlington County School District announced today that approximately 3,700 students, or 37 percent of the student population, enrolled in the district’s new Darlington County Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Carla Jefferson will serve as the Academy’s interim director.   more about DCSD announces interim director, enrollment figures for new Darlington County Virtual Academy
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Darlington County School District releases revised 2020-21 calendar
Posted on 07/15/2020
At its July meeting, the Darlington County Board of Education approved a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Under the new calendar, the first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, Sept. 8. The first day for teachers will be Monday, Aug. 24.  more about Darlington County School District releases revised 2020-21 calendar
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Darlington County Board of Education creates Virtual Academy, revises school start date
Posted on 07/15/2020
On Monday, the Darlington County Board of Education voted to move the school district’s first day of school to September 8 with the goal of operating face-to-face with an eLearning component. The board also approved the creati.  more about Darlington County Board of Education creates Virtual Academy, revises school start date
Summer Meal Program
DCSD announces summer meal program
Posted on 06/04/2020
The Darlington County School District is pleased to offer our summer nutrition program for our students. All sites will be open beginning Monday, June 8, 2020.  more about DCSD announces summer meal program
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DCSD and schools move to summer office hours
Posted on 06/04/2020
Beginning with the week of June 1, 2020, the Darlington County School District's administrative offices and schools will transition to summer office hours and workdays. v  more about DCSD and schools move to summer office hours
Teachers of the Year
Darlington County School District names 2020-2021 School Teachers of the Year
Posted on 05/22/2020
Twenty-three teachers will serve as their school’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year after being chosen for the honor by their peers, the Darlington County School District announced Friday.  more about Darlington County School District names 2020-2021 School Teachers of the Year
Graduating Seniors
Darlington County Board of Education votes to allow seniors to purchase MacBooks
Posted on 05/13/2020
Graduating seniors of the Darlington County School District will be allowed to purchase their district-issued MacBooks this year, the Darlington County Board of Education decided Monday.   more about Darlington County Board of Education votes to allow seniors to purchase MacBooks
Wi-Fi Buses
DCSD Wi-Fi bus locations for eLearning
Posted on 05/08/2020
DCSD has buses with Wi-Fi access, provided by the state department of education, at 10 locations across the county.  more about DCSD Wi-Fi bus locations for eLearning
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Darlington County School District announces graduation plans
Posted on 05/07/2020
The Darlington County School District (DCSD) will hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the district’s four high schools in the football stadiums on Tuesday, June 2.  more about Darlington County School District announces graduation plans
Online Registration
Darlington County School District announces online 4K and 5K registration for new students
Posted on 05/01/2020
Online registration for traditional 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) and 5-year-old kindergarten (5K) for the 2020-21 school year will be held from May 1 through May 15.   more about Darlington County School District announces online 4K and 5K registration for new students
2020 Art in Business Grand Prize Winners
DCSD announces 2020 Art in Business grand prize winners
Posted on 04/29/2020
The Darlington County School District announced this week the four grand prize winners of its annual Art in Business program. The district also announced the 18 other school winners.   more about DCSD announces 2020 Art in Business grand prize winners
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DCSD announces personnel changes for 2020-2021
Posted on 04/09/2020
With an eye to the future, the Darlington County Board of Education approved five administrative assignments for the 2020-2021 school year at its April board meeting.  more about DCSD announces personnel changes for 2020-2021
Hotline
Darlington County School District establishes hotlines for technology help and coronavirus information
Posted on 03/17/2020
The Darlington County School District announced today the opening of two new hotlines to help students, parents and staff get information during school closures related to the coronavirus situation.  more about Darlington County School District establishes hotlines for technology help and coronavirus information
eLearning Plan
Darlington County School District releases eLearning Plan for school closures
Posted on 03/16/2020
The Darlington County School District today released its eLearning and remote learning plan to continue instruction while district schools are closed. Through the DCSD program, students will be able to keep learning, even when face-to-face options are unavailable.   more about Darlington County School District releases eLearning Plan for school closures
Student Food Service
DCSD adjusts schedule for free student meals during coronavirus closure
Posted on 03/16/2020
The Darlington County School District will provide nutritional, breakfast and lunch meals at more than 30 locations during school closures for the coronavirus situation.  more about DCSD adjusts schedule for free student meals during coronavirus closure
Physical Education Devleopment Program
DCSD Physical Education teachers begin professional develop program
Posted on 03/10/2020
Darlington County School District’s physical education teachers recently began a professional development opportunity with the S.C. Department of Education.  more about DCSD Physical Education teachers begin professional develop program
Lamar Elementary STEM Day
Lamar Elementary hosts STEM Days
Posted on 03/10/2020
Lamar Elementary School recently hosted another of its “STEM Days,” focused on providing activities to connect students to prior learning.   more about Lamar Elementary hosts STEM Days
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DCSD announces March 2020 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 03/10/2020
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for March.   more about DCSD announces March 2020 Teacher Feature winners
Montessori Program
Darlington County School District to offer early childhood Montessori Program in Hartsville
Posted on 03/09/2020
The Darlington County School District will offer an early childhood Montessori program at the new Bay Road Elementary School in Hartsville for the 2020-2021 school year.   more about Darlington County School District to offer early childhood Montessori Program in Hartsville
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Darlington Middle girls’ basketball claims conference championship
Posted on 03/02/2020
The Darlington Middle School girls’ basketball squad finished its season with an overall record of 12-3 and a 2020 Pee Dee Conference championship.   more about Darlington Middle girls’ basketball claims conference championship
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Lamar's Amerson signs with North Greenville football
Posted on 02/27/2020
Shane Amerson, a star football player for Lamar High School who attends Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, recently signed a national letter of intent to play for North Greenville University next year.   more about Lamar's Amerson signs with North Greenville football
Chuck Miller
Chuck Miller named DCSD Director of Personnel
Posted on 02/25/2020
Chuck Miller has been appointed Darlington County School District’s new director of personnel.   more about Chuck Miller named DCSD Director of Personnel
2020 Spring Intern Signing Day
Thirty-one DCSD students sign with local employers during Spring Intern Signing Day
Posted on 02/20/2020
Thirty-one Darlington County School District students officially began 12-week, paid internships with 20 different employers on Tuesday, Feb. 18.   more about Thirty-one DCSD students sign with local employers during Spring Intern Signing Day
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DCSD announces February 2020 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 02/10/2020
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for February 2020.   more about DCSD announces February 2020 Teacher Feature winners
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Three DCSD principals announce plans to retire at year’s end
Posted on 02/07/2020
Darlington County School District announced today that three principals will retire at the conclusion of the current school year.  more about Three DCSD principals announce plans to retire at year’s end
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DCSD’s Key to Career program and school counselors tour Nucor Steel
Posted on 02/04/2020
School counselors and career specialists from across the Darlington County School District got a chance to tour one of the area’s premiere manufacturing facilities recently.   more about DCSD’s Key to Career program and school counselors tour Nucor Steel
District Calendar
Board of Education approves 2020-2021 district calendar
Posted on 01/31/2020
The Darlington County Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 Darlington County School District calendar at its January meeting.  more about Board of Education approves 2020-2021 district calendar
School Bus Driver Training
Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Feb. 10-13
Posted on 01/31/2020
The Darlington County School District plans to hire school bus drivers and will host a free driver training class Feb. 10-13. Drivers can earn between $11.98 and $17.27 per hour with bonus opportunities every 45 days.  more about Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Feb. 10-13
Coat Donation
Darlington County Parks, Recreation and Tourism donates 200 coats to Darlington County students
Posted on 01/14/2020
Hundreds of Darlington County School District students will be warmer this winter after the Darlington County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department donated new and used coats.   more about Darlington County Parks, Recreation and Tourism donates 200 coats to Darlington County students
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Nearly 250 students perform for Sixth Annual DCSD All County Music Festival
Posted on 01/14/2020
The Darlington County community packed the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center at Coker University on Thursday for the Sixth Annual All County Music Festival.   more about Nearly 250 students perform for Sixth Annual DCSD All County Music Festival
Four HHS students sign letters of intent
Four Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent
Posted on 01/09/2020
Four student-athletes from Hartsville High School will play collegiate athletics next season after signing letters of intent Wednesday morning.   more about Four Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent
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DCSD announces January 2020 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 01/07/2020
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for January. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about DCSD announces January 2020 Teacher Feature winners
Expanded Choice
Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education with Expanded School Choice
Posted on 01/06/2020
The application period for the 2020-21 school year will be Jan. 6 through Jan. 24.  more about Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education with Expanded School Choice
Career Readiness
DCSD graduates primed to find success in the workplace
Posted on 12/16/2019
Data from the state’s 2019 school district report cards indicate that most Darlington County School District graduates are prepared to find success in the workplace.   more about DCSD graduates primed to find success in the workplace
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Darlington County School District announces December 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 12/12/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for December. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces December 2019 Teacher Feature winners
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2019 Holiday Card Art Contest winner visits with DCIT’s graphic communication students
Posted on 12/09/2019
Mia Braddock, the winner of the 2019 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest, got a chance to visit the Darlington County Institute of Technology’s Graphic Communications lab recently.   more about 2019 Holiday Card Art Contest winner visits with DCIT’s graphic communication students
The winners of the 2019 Model Home Contest
Hartsville High’s Griggs wins model home contest at Darlington County Institute of Technology
Posted on 12/05/2019
Dallas Griggs, a sophomore at Hartsville High School who attends the Darlington County Institute of Technology, took home first place recently in DCIT’s highly competitive model home project.  more about Hartsville High’s Griggs wins model home contest at Darlington County Institute of Technology
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Brunson-Dargan Elementary’s Tristan Flynn wins tickets, jersey through Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest
Posted on 11/25/2019
In a surprise announcement, Brunson-Dargan Elementary third grader Tristan Flynn won the S.C. Department of Education’s Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest. The reveal came during a school assembly Monday afternoon in front of all of Flynn’s classmates and teachers.  more about Brunson-Dargan Elementary’s Tristan Flynn wins tickets, jersey through Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest
Duke Energy Foundation grant
Duke Energy Foundation grant will provide DCSD students with easy access to school supplies
Posted on 11/22/2019
Students in the Darlington County School District will soon have an innovative way of picking up school supplies thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The $14,700 grant will fund the “Crates and Carousels: Student Supplies Equal Student Success” program.   more about Duke Energy Foundation grant will provide DCSD students with easy access to school supplies
HHS athletic signings
Four Hartsville High student-athletes sign athletic letters of intent
Posted on 11/15/2019
A trio of softball stars and a top-ranked golfer from Hartsville High School inked letters of intent Nov. 14 to play collegiately.  more about Four Hartsville High student-athletes sign athletic letters of intent
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Lamar High names Frankie Johnson interim boys’ basketball coach
Posted on 11/12/2019
Frankie Johnson Sr. will serve as the interim varsity boys’ basketball head coach at Lamar High School for the current season, the school announced recently.  more about Lamar High names Frankie Johnson interim boys’ basketball coach
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Jim Faile named 2019 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
Posted on 11/11/2019
On Friday, Nov. 1, however, he became the story when the Darlington County School District Teacher Forum presented Faile with the 2019 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award during the annual DCSD Education Forum.  more about Jim Faile named 2019 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
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Darlington County School District announces November Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 11/04/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for November. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces November Teacher Feature winners
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DCSD sees improvement on graduates’ ACT scores
Posted on 10/30/2019
Graduating seniors from two high Darlington County School District high schools saw average composite scores improve on the 2019 ACT, while another school exceeded the state average and the fourth lost no ground.  more about DCSD sees improvement on graduates’ ACT scores
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Spaulding Elementary’s Mia Braddock wins 2019 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest
Posted on 10/25/2019
The title of 2019 DCSD Holiday Card Contest winner will take a trip down the road to Spaulding Elementary. Fifth grader Mia Braddock’s painting earned the most votes and will grace the cover of the district’s official holiday card.   more about Spaulding Elementary’s Mia Braddock wins 2019 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest
Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards
DCSD schools earn Palmetto Gold, Silver Awards
Posted on 10/16/2019
Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology and Spaulding Middle School earned two of the state’s top honors in academic excellence for the 2018-19 school year: Palmetto Gold and Palmetto Silver, respectively. The two schools, along with Hartsville Middle School, also won those awards for the 2017-18 school year.  more about DCSD schools earn Palmetto Gold, Silver Awards
Research Courtyard ribbon cutting
Pilot research program introduced at Darlington Middle School
Posted on 10/10/2019
Darlington Middle School will help launch a hands-on, science-focused Research Courtyard pilot, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Duke Energy and the collaboration and support of the Pee Dee Public Education Collaborative, Clemson University, and other state agencies.  more about Pilot research program introduced at Darlington Middle School
Dr. Tim Newman tours new school construction
Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman tours new school construction
Posted on 10/09/2019
Dr. Tim Newman, superintendent of Darlington County School District, recently toured construction sites of the three new elementary schools currently being built in the district.   more about Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman tours new school construction
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Darlington County School District announces October 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 10/07/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for October. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces October 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Happy Feet program
Rotary Club of Hartsville purchases new shoes for 100 DCSD students
Posted on 10/07/2019
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Hartsville recently hosted Darlington County School District students at the Shoe Store and purchased each student a brand new pair of shoes – 100 pairs to be exact.   more about Rotary Club of Hartsville purchases new shoes for 100 DCSD students
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DCSD announces inclement weather make-up day
Posted on 10/03/2019
The Darlington County School District announced recently that Friday, Nov. 1, will be a regular school day for students and staff.  more about DCSD announces inclement weather make-up day
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2019 state report cards indicate gains throughout Darlington County School District
Posted on 10/01/2019
The S.C. Department of Education released school and district report cards Tuesday, and the data indicates that Darlington County School District students made gains in many areas.   more about 2019 state report cards indicate gains throughout Darlington County School District
2019 Fall Intern Signing Day
Nearly 30 DCSD students ‘sign’ with local employers for internships
Posted on 09/26/2019
Twenty-seven Darlington County School District students will get genuine work-based experience this fall during 12-week paid internships at local businesses. The students and the 13 employers participated in a Fall Signing Day on Sept. 19 inside Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology’s Conference Center.  more about Nearly 30 DCSD students ‘sign’ with local employers for internships
Innovative Fair
DCSD hosting annual Innovative Fair at Darlington Middle on Sept. 26
Posted on 09/18/2019
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Darlington County School District announces September 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 09/16/2019
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for September. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces September 2019 Teacher Feature winners
Ada Sindab and Carla Watford
Principals announced for Brockington Elementary Magnet and North Hartsville Elementary schools
Posted on 09/16/2019
Ada Sindab, the current principal of Brunson-Dargan Elementary, will be the new principal of Brockington Elementary Magnet School in Darlington. Carla Watford, the current principal of Cain Elementary School, will be the new principal of North Hartsville Elementary School in Hartsville.   more about Principals announced for Brockington Elementary Magnet and North Hartsville Elementary schools
New principals appointed
Darlington County School District appoints principals to new schools in Hartsville, Lamar and Darlington
Posted on 08/29/2019
Stephanie Bridges, the current principal of Brockington Elementary Magnet School, will lead the new Darlington-area elementary school. Kristi Austin, the current principal of North Hartsville Elementary School, will take the reins of the new Lamar-area elementary school. Jackee Lynn, the current principal of Spaulding Elementary, will lead the new Hartsville-area elementary school.  more about Darlington County School District appoints principals to new schools in Hartsville, Lamar and Darlington
2019 Boardmanship Institute
Three Darlington County Board of Education members recognized for achievements with SCSBA’s Boardmanship Institute
Posted on 08/27/2019
Three Darlington County Board of Education members successfully completed training recently with the S.C. School Boards Association’s (SCSBA) Boardmanship Institute for 2018-2019.  more about Three Darlington County Board of Education members recognized for achievements with SCSBA’s Boardmanship Institute
Duke Energy bookbag donation
Duke Energy’s Robinson Nuclear Plant donates nearly 150 bookbags for DCSD students
Posted on 08/26/2019
Employees with Robinson Nuclear Plant in Hartsville again showed their support of Darlington County School District this year, donating 147 bookbags to students.   more about Duke Energy’s Robinson Nuclear Plant donates nearly 150 bookbags for DCSD students
Amber Harvey and Frankie Humphrey
Hartsville High School introduces new track, softball head coaches
Posted on 08/21/2019
Hartsville High School announced the hiring of two new athletic head coaches Wednesday, Aug. 21, during a press conference held in the HHS Arena.   more about Hartsville High School introduces new track, softball head coaches
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