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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.   more about St. John's Elementary School celebrates 200 years of educating students
2018 Elementary Honor Choir
Darlington County School District’s 2018 Elementary Honor Choir resounds in annual program
Posted on 11/30/2018
Eighty-seven talented student-musicians from the Darlington County School District performed in the Fourth Annual District Elementary Honor Choir program Nov. 15.  more about Darlington County School District’s 2018 Elementary Honor Choir resounds in annual program
West Hartsville Elementary
West Hartsville Elementary student counseling partnership awarded $100,000 grant from Byerly Foundation
Posted on 11/28/2018
The largest grant awarded this year went to a partnership between West Hartsville Elementary School and the Child and Family Resource Foundation.   more about West Hartsville Elementary student counseling partnership awarded $100,000 grant from Byerly Foundation
HHS IB Programme
Hartsville High IB Programme continues tradition of excellence
Posted on 11/28/2018
Hartsville High School’s (HHS) International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme again guided students to impressive performances this past year. Fourteen members of the HHS IB Class of 2018 earned full IB Diplomas, a passage rate of 73.7 percent.   more about Hartsville High IB Programme continues tradition of excellence
Anthony Hopkins
Darlington High's Anthony Hopkins signs with North Greenville baseball
Posted on 11/20/2018
Left-handed pitcher Anthony Hopkins, a student-athlete at Darlington High School, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play baseball next year for North Greenville University.   more about Darlington High's Anthony Hopkins signs with North Greenville baseball
Five HHS students sign letters of intent
Five Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent
Posted on 11/20/2018
Five student-athletes from Hartsville High School signed national letters of intent last week to play collegiate sports.   more about Five Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent
Claire Smith
Holiday Card Art Contest winner Claire Smith visits DCIT graphics communications lab
Posted on 11/20/2018
Claire Smith, winner of Darlington County School District’s 2018 Holiday Card Art Contest, got a chance to tour the Darlington County Institute of Technology’s (DCIT) graphics communications lab this week  more about Holiday Card Art Contest winner Claire Smith visits DCIT graphics communications lab
Christina Ewing
Carolina Elementary’s Ewing attends prestigious training program at President Washington’s Mount Vernon
Posted on 11/20/2018
Christina Ewing, a school counselor at Carolina Elementary School, got a little closer to the nation’s first president recently when she traveled to George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a residential professional development program.   more about Carolina Elementary’s Ewing attends prestigious training program at President Washington’s Mount Vernon
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Darlington County School District announces November Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 11/08/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced recently 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
Fara James
DCSD students earn ribbons and merits in 2018 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition
Posted on 10/25/2018
More than a dozen students from DCSD won, placed or received merit awards in their respective categories for the 2018 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition.   more about DCSD students earn ribbons and merits in 2018 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition
Claire Smith
Carolina Elementary’s Claire Smith wins 2018 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest
Posted on 10/23/2018
Christmas came a little early for Claire Smith, a first grader at Carolina Elementary School. The Darlington County School District (DCSD) announced Smith as the winner of the 2018 Holiday Card Art Contest.   more about Carolina Elementary’s Claire Smith wins 2018 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest
Teacher Feature winners announced
Darlington County School District announces October Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 10/16/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced recently 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 Teacher Feature winners
Bus Drivers Wanted
Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Nov. 5-8
Posted on 10/16/2018
The Darlington County School District plans to hire school bus drivers and will host a free driver training class Nov. 5-8. Drivers can earn between $11.30 and $16.29 per hour with bonus opportunities every 45 days.  more about Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Nov. 5-8
Attention
Darlington County Board of Education approves revised 2018-2019 calendar
Posted on 10/09/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education approved a revised version of the 2018-2019 school district calendar at its Oct. 8 meeting.   more about Darlington County Board of Education approves revised 2018-2019 calendar
Laura Privette
Laura Privette named 2018-19 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 10/03/2018
North Hartsville Elementary School’s Laura Privette will represent Darlington County School District as Teacher of the Year for 2018-19.   more about Laura Privette named 2018-19 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
Brunson-Dargan Elementary
Brunson-Dargan Elementary staff invited to Charlotte to discuss financial literacy curriculum
Posted on 09/06/2018
Faculty and staff from Brunson-Dargan Elementary School recently represented the school in Charlotte, North Carolina, as keynote speakers at an event hosted by the Vanguard Group.  more about Brunson-Dargan Elementary staff invited to Charlotte to discuss financial literacy curriculum
2018-19 Honor Roll Teachers
Darlington County School District announces finalists for 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/05/2018
Darlington County School District (DCSD) announced today the five finalists for 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year. These “Honor Roll Teachers” will serve on both the DCSD Teacher Forum and the DCSD Leadership Council and will be invited to leadership activities throughout the year.  more about Darlington County School District announces finalists for 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year
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DCSD to administer Gifted and Talented testing to all second graders, also available to students in grades 3-11
Posted on 09/04/2018
The Darlington County School District will administer the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Cognitive Abilities Test to all second grade students this year and any other grade-level students that have been referred for testing.   more about DCSD to administer Gifted and Talented testing to all second graders, also available to students in grades 3-11
Bad Weather
When Good Weather Goes Bad: How Darlington County School District determines school closings
Posted on 08/23/2018
The decision to close schools in Darlington County School District for snow, sleet, extreme wind, rain or other dangerous weather conditions is a decision carefully made by school district officials. The safety of more than 10,000 students is the determining factor to open or close schools.  more about When Good Weather Goes Bad: How Darlington County School District determines school closings
Reminder
Darlington County School District announces Title I Parent Meetings
Posted on 08/06/2018
Title I schools in Darlington County School District will hold Annual Parent Meetings shortly after school begins on Aug. 20 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
Red Apple Passes
Red Apple Passes now available for Darlington County residents
Posted on 08/06/2018
Darlington County residents wishing to participate in the Darlington County School District’s Red Apple Pass program now have three extra opportunities to register.   more about Red Apple Passes now available for Darlington County residents
Classified Scholarship Winners
Darlington County School District awards scholarships to employees seeking teacher certification
Posted on 08/02/2018
The Darlington County School District’s efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers continued recently as the district awarded more than $12,000 in scholarships to employees working to earn initial teaching certification.  more about Darlington County School District awards scholarships to employees seeking teacher certification
Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson named DCSD Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Operations
Posted on 07/10/2018
During its regular monthly meeting Monday, the Darlington County Board of Education approved Larry Johnson to be the new assistant superintendent for administration and operations of the Darlington County School District.  more about Larry Johnson named DCSD Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Operations
Registration
2018-19 On-Site Registration Information
Posted on 07/09/2018
Parents with returning students in the Darlington County School District can avoid long registration lines at the school by taking advantage of online registration.  more about 2018-19 On-Site Registration Information
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Darlington County School District announces online and on-site registration information
Posted on 07/09/2018
Parents with returning students in the Darlington County School District can avoid long registration lines at the school by taking advantage of online registration.  more about Darlington County School District announces online and on-site registration information
Summer Reading Program
Darlington Raceway partners with DCSD for summer reading program
Posted on 07/02/2018
Darlington Raceway will once again partner with the Darlington County School District in a multi-agency summer reading program designed to emphasize the importance of reading and combat summer learning loss for students in Darlington County.  more about Darlington Raceway partners with DCSD for summer reading program
Scholarship totals
Darlington County School District graduates earn more than $32 million in scholarships
Posted on 06/28/2018
Surpassing last year’s total by more than $3 million, the Darlington County School District Class of 2018 earned more than $32 million in college scholarships.   more about Darlington County School District graduates earn more than $32 million in scholarships
Jamie Horton
Hartsville High School introduces Jamie Horton as new athletics director
Posted on 06/26/2018
Hartsville High School (HHS) officially announced Tuesday that Jamie Horton will serve as the school’s new athletics director. The introduction came during a press conference held in the HHS Arena.   more about Hartsville High School introduces Jamie Horton as new athletics director
Justin Johnson
Hartsville High School introduces Justin Johnson as new head girls’ basketball coach
Posted on 06/26/2018
Hartsville High School (HHS) introduced Justin Johnson as its new head girls’ basketball coach Tuesday morning during a press conference held inside the HHS arena.   more about Hartsville High School introduces Justin Johnson as new head girls’ basketball coach
Early College Honor Graduates
NEWS AND PRESS: Darlington High celebrates Early College grads
Posted on 06/18/2018
These thirteen students are part of the DHS Early College Program and will have finished high school earning both a high school diploma and their associate degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College.  more about NEWS AND PRESS: Darlington High celebrates Early College grads
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Darlington High School hires Michael Jordan as new athletics director
Posted on 06/12/2018
Darlington High School hired Michael Jordan to be its new athletics director, the Darlington County School District announced today.   more about Darlington High School hires Michael Jordan as new athletics director
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DCSD hires Dawn Johnson to be new district food services director
Posted on 06/12/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education approved the hire of Dawn Johnson as the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) new food services director.   more about DCSD hires Dawn Johnson to be new district food services director
Maggie Jordan
Hartsville High’s Jordan, Hartsville Middle’s Jewel win Keep Darlington County Beautiful art contest
Posted on 06/07/2018
Keep Darlington County Beautiful announced recently the two winners of its annual art contest. Maggie Jordan of Hartsville High School earned first place in the event, and Hannah Jewel of Hartsville Middle School earned second place.  more about Hartsville High’s Jordan, Hartsville Middle’s Jewel win Keep Darlington County Beautiful art contest
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Thornwell School for the Arts crowns fourth-grader Cranford and mother as Miss and Little Miss Heart of TSA
Posted on 06/06/2018
Thornwell School for the Arts (TSA) recently crowned fourth-grader Zyrianna Cranford and her mother, Courtney O’Neal, as the winners of the school’s annual Miss and Little Miss Heart of TSA.  more about Thornwell School for the Arts crowns fourth-grader Cranford and mother as Miss and Little Miss Heart of TSA
Melinda Brown
Brown chosen to lead Lamar Elementary School
Posted on 06/05/2018
Melinda Brown will be the new associate principal of Lamar Elementary School, according to the Darlington County School District (DCSD).  more about Brown chosen to lead Lamar Elementary School
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Darlington County School District announces May Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 06/05/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced today 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
Melissa Morris
Darlington County Education Foundation awards nearly $10,000 in grants to Darlington County School District teachers
Posted on 05/31/2018
The Darlington County Education Foundation (DCEF) awarded nearly $10,000 in grants Wednesday that will benefit more than a dozen teachers and 2,600 students across the Darlington County School District.  more about Darlington County Education Foundation awards nearly $10,000 in grants to Darlington County School District teachers
Summer Meal Program
Darlington County School District again providing free summer meals to children
Posted on 05/22/2018
Darlington County School District will again provide free breakfast and lunch for children this summer at nine locations across the county through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Meals Program.  more about Darlington County School District again providing free summer meals to children
Teacher of the Year
Darlington County School District announces 2018-19 School Teachers of the Year
Posted on 05/22/2018
Twenty-three teachers will serve the 2018-19 school year as their schools’ Teacher of the Year after being chosen for the honor by their peers.  more about Darlington County School District announces 2018-19 School Teachers of the Year
New Principals
Darlington County Board of Education names three new principals
Posted on 05/15/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education named three new principals at their May 14 board meeting. Kathryn White will be the new principal of Carolina Elementary School. Shannon Fraser will be the new principal at Pate Elementary School. Corey Lewis will be the new principal of Hartsville High School.   more about Darlington County Board of Education names three new principals
Home-building contest
Darlington High’s West wins model home-building contest at Darlington County Institute of Technology
Posted on 05/14/2018
Montrel West, a senior at Darlington High School who attends the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT), took home first place recently in DCIT’s highly competitive home-building project.  more about Darlington High’s West wins model home-building contest at Darlington County Institute of Technology
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DCSD Gifted and Talented students travel to Savannah
Posted on 05/10/2018
More than 100 fifth-grade students who participate in the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) Gifted and Talented program traveled to Savannah, Georgia, recently for an exciting opportunity to broaden their learning experiences.   more about DCSD Gifted and Talented students travel to Savannah
HMS and HHS Bands
Hartsville Middle and Hartsville High band programs awarded highest state honor
Posted on 05/10/2018
The Hartsville Middle School and Hartsville High School band programs recently received the highest statewide honor available when the S.C. Band Directors Association (SCBDA) awarded both the Outstanding Performance Award.  more about Hartsville Middle and Hartsville High band programs awarded highest state honor
Spring Athletic Signings
Eleven DCSD student-athletes sign letters of intent
Posted on 05/10/2018
Eleven student-athletes from Darlington County School District recently signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports next year.  more about Eleven DCSD student-athletes sign letters of intent
Mayo High School students
Mayo High School’s drama program selected for international festival performance
Posted on 05/08/2018
A Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology theater production has been selected to perform at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival, as part of the American High School Theater Festival (AHSTF).   more about Mayo High School’s drama program selected for international festival performance
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Darlington County School District announces April Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 04/24/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced today the Teacher Feature winners for April. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.  more about Darlington County School District announces April Teacher Feature winners
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Genesis Health Care renews sponsorship of Darlington High School scoreboard
Posted on 04/23/2018
Genesis Health Care, Inc. recently renewed its sponsorship of Darlington High School’s scoreboard in the Falcon’s Nest football stadium.   more about Genesis Health Care renews sponsorship of Darlington High School scoreboard
STAND Award winners
DCSD honors students with outstanding character through 2018 STAND Awards
Posted on 04/17/2018
Students from across the Darlington County School District earned recognition last week during the 2018 STAND Awards Ceremony at St. John’s Elementary School.  more about DCSD honors students with outstanding character through 2018 STAND Awards
Dr. Bill Boyd
Dr. Willie “Bill” Boyd announces retirement from Darlington County School District after 50 years
Posted on 04/13/2018
Dr. Willie “Bill” Boyd Sr., currently the interim superintendent for the Darlington County School District, announced today he will retire at the end of the academic year. Boyd served the school district with the highest distinction for 50 years in numerous capacities across the education spectrum.  more about Dr. Willie “Bill” Boyd announces retirement from Darlington County School District after 50 years
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DCSD announces 2018 graduation dates and times
Posted on 04/11/2018
The Darlington County School District announced today the dates, times and locations for all Class of 2018 graduation ceremonies.  more about DCSD announces 2018 graduation dates and times
2018 Transition Open House
Darlington County School District hosts Transition Open Houses for students with disabilities
Posted on 04/11/2018
Darlington County students with disabilities and their parents visited open house events recently, hosted by the Darlington County Transition Team, to learn all about varying services focused on life after school.   more about Darlington County School District hosts Transition Open Houses for students with disabilities
Dr. Charlie Burry
Hartsville High School Principal, Dr. Charlie Burry, announces retirement
Posted on 04/10/2018
Dr. Charlie Burry, longtime principal of Hartsville High School, has announced his retirement at the end of the school year.   more about Hartsville High School Principal, Dr. Charlie Burry, announces retirement
Emily Lunn
Darlington County Board of Education announces retirement of Pate Elementary Principal Lunn
Posted on 03/29/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education accepted recently the resignation of Emily Lunn, principal of Pate Elementary School. Lunn will retire at the end of the school year from a long and esteemed career in the Darlington County School District.   more about Darlington County Board of Education announces retirement of Pate Elementary Principal Lunn
HHS Enjoy Aviation and STEM Day
Hartsville High JROTC hosts Aviation Industry STEM Day
Posted on 03/29/2018
Hartsville High School (HHS) juniors and seniors “flew together” recently for the JROTC Aviation and STEM Day at the school.  more about Hartsville High JROTC hosts Aviation Industry STEM Day
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Darlington County School District announces 4K and 5K registration dates
Posted on 03/21/2018
Registration for 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) and 5-year-old kindergarten (5K) for the 2018-17 school year will be held on April 24 at six locations across the county.  more about Darlington County School District announces 4K and 5K registration dates
Mayo students and staff celebrate being named a Palmetto's Finest School
Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology named a 2018 Palmetto’s Finest School
Posted on 03/20/2018
Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology is one of the “finest” institutions in the state after earning a 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools award today from the S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA).   more about Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology named a 2018 Palmetto’s Finest School
Art in Business Grand Prize Winners
Darlington County School District announces 2018 Art in Business grand prize winners
Posted on 03/20/2018
Twenty-two outstanding student-artists from the Darlington County School District earned recognition Sunday afternoon during the 2018 Art in Business ceremony and gallery at Hartsville Middle School.   more about Darlington County School District announces 2018 Art in Business grand prize winners
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Darlington County School District announces March Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 03/19/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced today 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
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VIDEO: A message from Dr. Tim Newman, DCSD's new superintendent
Posted on 03/19/2018
We are excited to share with you a message from our new superintendent, Dr. Tim Newman!  more about VIDEO: A message from Dr. Tim Newman, DCSD's new superintendent
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Darlington County School District hosting community meetings to update on construction of new schools
Posted on 03/15/2018
The Darlington County School District invites the public to attend upcoming community meetings to hear about the district’s progress on building three new schools. The district will share early drawings of the schools and discuss plans moving forward.  more about Darlington County School District hosting community meetings to update on construction of new schools
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Darlington County School District to host free evening bus driver training course March 19-23
Posted on 03/15/2018
The Darlington County School District is currently seeking school bus drivers and will host a free, evening driver training class March 19-23. Drivers can earn between $11.19 and $16.13 per hour with bonus opportunities every 45 days.  more about Darlington County School District to host free evening bus driver training course March 19-23
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Darlington County Board of Education announces locations for new schools
Posted on 03/12/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education announced today the locations for new schools in Hartsville and Lamar. The third new school will be built in Darlington on the site of the existing Cain Elementary School.   more about Darlington County Board of Education announces locations for new schools
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Dr. Tim Newman selected to be superintendent of Darlington County School District
Posted on 03/05/2018
Dr. Tim Newman will be the new superintendent of the Darlington County School District. The Darlington County Board of Education voted tonight to extend an offer to Newman, who accepted via conference call. Newman is currently the superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4.   more about Dr. Tim Newman selected to be superintendent of Darlington County School District
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Darlington High School names Anthony Heilbronn new varsity boys’ basketball head coach
Posted on 02/28/2018
Darlington High School announced this week that Anthony Heilbronn, a social studies teacher at the school, will serve as the new varsity boys’ head basketball coach.   more about Darlington High School names Anthony Heilbronn new varsity boys’ basketball head coach
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Children's Trust awards $75,000 to First Steps for Strengthening Families Program at West Hartsville Elementary
Posted on 02/20/2018
Children's Trust has awarded a $75,000 grant to Darlington County First Steps to implement the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) this year. The program's first 14-week cycle will be delivered this spring at West Hartsville Elementary School.   more about Children's Trust awards $75,000 to First Steps for Strengthening Families Program at West Hartsville Elementary
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Darlington County Board of Education names chief financial officer, thanks outgoing principals
Posted on 02/20/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education announced today the hire of a new district chief financial officer (CFO) as well as the retirement of two long-serving principals.   more about Darlington County Board of Education names chief financial officer, thanks outgoing principals
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Darlington County School District Announces Finalists for Superintendency
Posted on 02/14/2018
The Darlington County Board of Education named four finalists for district superintendent today. Working with search consultant and former superintendent Dr. Rainey Knight, the board evaluated 25 applicants and interviewed nine before narrowing the search to the finalists.  more about Darlington County School District Announces Finalists for Superintendency
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Lamar High Beta Club donates to Carolina's Kids Clothing Closet
Posted on 02/08/2018
Members of the Lamar High School Senior Beta Club came together recently to support other children in their community.  more about Lamar High Beta Club donates to Carolina's Kids Clothing Closet
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Darlington County School District announces February Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 02/08/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced today 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
School bus drivers wanted
Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Feb. 12-15
Posted on 02/05/2018
The Darlington County School District is currently seeking school bus drivers and will host a free driver training class Feb. 12-15. Drivers can earn between $11.19 and $16.13 per hour with bonus opportunities every 45 days.  more about Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Feb. 12-15
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Two DCSD career specialists elected to statewide positions
Posted on 01/22/2018
Two Darlington County School District career specialists will serve in statewide capacities for the next year after being elected recently as officers for the South Carolina Career Development Professionals Division (SCCDP) of the South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education (SCACTE).   more about Two DCSD career specialists elected to statewide positions
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Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology named a 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools finalist
Posted on 01/12/2018
Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology is a one of 12 finalists for the Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) announced this week.  more about Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology named a 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools finalist
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Nearly 250 student-musicians participate in DCSD All-County Music Festival
Posted on 01/12/2018
Inside a packed Watson Theater at Coker College, 249 student-musicians from across the Darlington County School District (DCSD) participated in the All-County Music Festival on Jan. 11.   more about Nearly 250 student-musicians participate in DCSD All-County Music Festival
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Darlington County School District releases revised 2017-18 district calendar
Posted on 01/11/2018
Today the Darlington County School District released the revised 2017-2018 school district calendar to incorporate the recent inclement weather days. Students lost three instructional days due to inclement weather this year, one for the hurricane in September and two as a result of the recent snow.  more about Darlington County School District releases revised 2017-18 district calendar
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Lamar High’s Jeblonski Green signs with S.C. State University football
Posted on 01/09/2018
Lamar High School senior Jeblonski Green signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play football for South Carolina State University.   more about Lamar High’s Jeblonski Green signs with S.C. State University football
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Darlington High’s Williamson and Baumbach sign letters of intent
Posted on 01/09/2018
In December, two Darlington High School student-athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports next year.  more about Darlington High’s Williamson and Baumbach sign letters of intent
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Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
Posted on 01/08/2018
In an effort to give parents more flexibility and control in the educational process, Darlington County School District is again offering district-wide Expanded School Choice. The application period for the 2018-19 school year will be Jan. 8 through Jan. 26.   more about Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
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Darlington County School District announces January Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 01/02/2018
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced today the Teacher Feature winners for January.   more about Darlington County School District announces January Teacher Feature winners
North Industrial Machine named 2017 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
North Industrial Machine named 2017 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
Posted on 12/13/2017
The Darlington County School District (DCSD) Teacher Forum presented North Industrial Machine with the 2017 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award last week during the organization’s annual Education Forum held at Darlington Country Club.   more about North Industrial Machine named 2017 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award winner
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Darlington County School District announces December Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 12/13/2017
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced recently 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 Teacher Feature winners
Clemson Extension, Thornwell School for the Arts team up for pollution education
Clemson Extension, Thornwell School for the Arts team up for pollution education
Posted on 12/13/2017
Clemson Extension and Thornwell School for the Arts joined forces recently to provide engaging activities for fifth graders about the causes and effects of various types of environmental pollution.  more about Clemson Extension, Thornwell School for the Arts team up for pollution education
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Hartsville Middle School named National Beta Club School of Distinction
Posted on 12/06/2017
National Beta announced recently that Hartsville Middle School is a 2017-2018 National School of Distinction.   more about Hartsville Middle School named National Beta Club School of Distinction
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MORNING NEWS: Lamar's scoring surge in Class A title game had sense of urgency
Posted on 12/04/2017
Lamar High School defeated Baptist Hill, 74-46, to win the 2017 Class A football state championship.  more about MORNING NEWS: Lamar's scoring surge in Class A title game had sense of urgency
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Darlington County Institute of Technology inspires with Interactive Career Fair
Posted on 12/04/2017
The Darlington County Institute of Technology celebrated American Education week recently by hosting 280 students from Darlington County School district for an Interactive Career Fair.  more about Darlington County Institute of Technology inspires with Interactive Career Fair
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More than a dozen Darlington County students earn statewide choral honors
Posted on 11/29/2017
arlington County School District music teachers are singing the praises of 14 high school students named to the 2018 South Carolina All-State Chorus and four elementary students named to the Elementary State Honor Choir this year.  more about More than a dozen Darlington County students earn statewide choral honors
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Lamar High Beta Club raises funds, donates to Red Cross
Posted on 11/20/2017
Members of the Senior Beta Club of Lamar High School recently presented a check in the amount of $370.59 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.   more about Lamar High Beta Club raises funds, donates to Red Cross
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Hartsville High School’s Joyner, McInnis sign letters of intent
Posted on 11/20/2017
Two Hartsville High School student-athletes signed letters of intent Nov. 10 to play collegiate athletics beginning next year.  more about Hartsville High School’s Joyner, McInnis sign letters of intent
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DCSD students earn ribbons and merits in 2017 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition
Posted on 11/16/2017
Many students from the Darlington County School District placed in their respective categories in the 2017 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition.   more about DCSD students earn ribbons and merits in 2017 S.C. State Fair Student Art Exhibition
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Darlington County School District announces November Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 11/13/2017
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced recently 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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Former USC football players huddle up for literacy during visits to Carolina Elementary, Pate Elementary
Posted on 11/09/2017
Literacy and athletics crossed paths recently as former University of South Carolina football players Langston Moore and Preston Thorne visited students at two Darlington County School District schools.  more about Former USC football players huddle up for literacy during visits to Carolina Elementary, Pate Elementary
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Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Nov. 13-16
Posted on 11/08/2017
The Darlington County School District is currently seeking school bus drivers and will host a free driver training class Nov. 13-16. Drivers can earn between $11.19 and $16.13 per hour with bonus opportunities every 45 days.  more about Darlington County School District to host free bus driver training course Nov. 13-16
The Darlington County School District earned the Excellence in Risk Control Award from the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust (SCSBIT).
SCSBIT awards Darlington County School District risk control award
Posted on 11/06/2017
The Darlington County School District earned the Excellence in Risk Control Award from the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust (SCSBIT).   more about SCSBIT awards Darlington County School District risk control award
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Brunson-Dargan Elementary School joins innovative school network TransformSC
Posted on 10/23/2017
Brunson-Dargan Elementary School is now a member of a growing group of schools accepted into TransformSC’s network of innovative institutions.  more about Brunson-Dargan Elementary School joins innovative school network TransformSC
DCIS now offers college courses
DCIS now offering college courses in partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College
Posted on 10/20/2017
Students at the Darlington County Intervention School can now take college courses through Florence-Darlington Technical College, the school recently announced.   more about DCIS now offering college courses in partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College
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‘Exchange program’ at Darlington High a dream come true for French student
Posted on 10/18/2017
In Sally Weiland’s French class at Darlington High School (DHS), achieving success not only opens the door for good grades but also a chance to travel outside of the country. Sometimes, that traveling is reversed.   more about ‘Exchange program’ at Darlington High a dream come true for French student
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Darlington County School District announces October Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 10/17/2017
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced recently 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 Teacher Feature winners
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Mayo High School’s Fender wins 2017 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest
Posted on 10/17/2017
Sarah Fender, a senior at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, is the winner of the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) 2017 Holiday Card Art Contest.   more about Mayo High School’s Fender wins 2017 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest
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Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology hosts ribbon-cutting for conference center, renovated gym
Posted on 10/16/2017
Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology formally opened the doors to its new conference center and renovated gymnasium recently during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   more about Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology hosts ribbon-cutting for conference center, renovated gym
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Darlington County Board of Education names Cortney Gehrke principal of Darlington High School
Posted on 10/10/2017
The Darlington County Board of Education voted Monday night to hire Cortney Gehrke, currently the interim principal of Darlington High School, to fill the position permanently.   more about Darlington County Board of Education names Cortney Gehrke principal of Darlington High School
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Nearly 84 percent of DCSD juniors earned WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate
Posted on 10/10/2017
Nearly 84 percent of Darlington County School District (DCSD) juniors who took the ACT WorkKeys in the 2016-17 school year earned a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), according to data released today by ACT.   more about Nearly 84 percent of DCSD juniors earned WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate
The Digital Transformation Conference will be held Oct. 21
Darlington County School District to host Third Annual Digital Transformation Conference
Posted on 10/05/2017
Hundreds of Darlington County School District (DCSD) educators will continue expanding their digital tool portfolios Oct. 21 during the Third Annual DCSD Digital Transformation Conference at Darlington Middle School.   more about Darlington County School District to host Third Annual Digital Transformation Conference
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Hartsville High’s Caroline Surrett named National Merit Scholarship Program commended student
Posted on 10/05/2017
Hartsville High School announced recently that senior Caroline Surrett is a 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student.  more about Hartsville High’s Caroline Surrett named National Merit Scholarship Program commended student
Family donates more than 300 books in honor of late Jean Taylor
Family donates more than 300 books in honor of late Jean Taylor
Posted on 10/02/2017
The family of the late Jean Taylor, longtime principal of St. John’s Elementary School, recently donated more than 300 books to the school in her honor.   more about Family donates more than 300 books in honor of late Jean Taylor
Red Apple passes are available now
Red Apple Passes available once again for Darlington County residents
Posted on 09/29/2017
Darlington County residents wishing to participate in the Darlington County School District’s Red Apple Pass program now have three extra opportunities to register.   more about Red Apple Passes available once again for Darlington County residents
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DCSD graduates score higher than national average on SAT
Posted on 09/26/2017
Darlington County School District (DCSD) graduating seniors scored higher than the national average on the SAT in 2017, according to data released Tuesday by testmaker The College Board.  more about DCSD graduates score higher than national average on SAT
DCSD hosting 2017 Magnet Fair at Darlington Middle on Sept. 28
DCSD hosting 2017 Magnet Fair at Darlington Middle on Sept. 28
Posted on 09/18/2017
Students from across Darlington County School District will participate in the 2017 Magnet Fair on Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Darlington Middle School.   more about DCSD hosting 2017 Magnet Fair at Darlington Middle on Sept. 28
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Darlington County School District announces September Teacher Feature winners
Posted on 09/18/2017
The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced recently 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 Teacher Feature winners
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LaQuetta Johnson named Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/15/2017
Pate Elementary School’s LaQuetta Johnson will represent Darlington County School District as Teacher of the Year for 2017-18.  more about LaQuetta Johnson named Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year
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When Good Weather Goes Bad: How Darlington County School District determines school closings
Posted on 09/06/2017
The decision to close schools in Darlington County School District for snow, sleet, extreme wind, rain or other dangerous weather conditions is a decision carefully made by school officials. The safety of more than 10,000 students is the determining factor to open or close the schools.  more about When Good Weather Goes Bad: How Darlington County School District determines school closings