Education

JDA Heads of School win statewide award

Hunter, Hogarth named rookies of year

Jefferson Davis Academy's heads of school received the S.C. Independent School Association's 2012 Rookie of the Year award.
The award was presented Nov. 1 to Jane Hunter and Eve Hogarth during the annual SCISA Heads of School Conference in Charleston. The pair have led the school since the 2011-12 school year.

STABLE TALK News from the Campus of Barnwell High School

Colonel Mike Biddle and Sergeant Jerry Smith would like to recognize the JROTC Battalion Commander, Senior Mark Johnson, and his staff for the outstanding work they did in hosting the Veterans Day Brunch on Monday, Nov. 12. The entire BHS family extends gratitude to all veterans for their tremendous sacrifice and service.

Honor Rolls

B-H Junior High
7th Grade
A-B Honor Roll: Jalya Brown, Desiree James, Carleigh Rogers
Principal List: Darius Washington
8th Grade
A-B Honor Roll: Breanna Blankenship, Michayla Davis, Raykala Edwards, Jacob Fulmer, Jahir Hernandez, China Kinard, Tyron Kinard, Jonathan Murdock, Alyssa Ray, Christopher Seigler

Barnwell Academy
Headmaster's List (All A's): Nathan Anderson, Russell Branch, Safa Khan, William Anderson, Bree Bryan, Michah Bridges, Tollie Fickling, Anna Kate Richardson, Cheyenne Williams, Hannah Branch, Rynn Fickling, Mary Lanham Bridges

BCCC ends 2012 fiscal year under budget

The Barnwell County Career Center ended their 2012 fiscal year by increasing their general fund $20,901.
That's the news Rod Dooley, a certified public accountant with Dooley & Company, had for the BCCC board as he explained the results of the school's annual audit during their regular Nov. 19 meeting. "You profited roughly $2,000 a month," he said.

D-29 celebrates achievements

Celebrating achievement in finances, academics and athletics topped the Nov. 20 meeting of the Williston District 29 School Board.
The district's annual audit revealed District 29 is "doing well financially," said David Enzastiga, a certified public accountant whose firm, Rish & Enzastiga, conducted the audit.

Superintendent has first evaluation

After being on the job for six months, Williston District 29's superintendent received favorable feedback from the school board.
The board discussed in closed session Dr. Tom Siler's evaluation, which is stipulated in his contract, during their regular Nov. 20 meeting. Upon returning to open session, each board member shared their thoughts on Siler's first six months.

D-19 students thankful for teachers and staff

Respect, compassion and a perfect mix of dedication are just some of the reasons 25 Barnwell District 19 students thanked some of the staff members who inspire them.
"She teaches us to treat others how we want to be treated," stated one student of Jacquetta Hammonds, a guidance counselor at Blackville-Hilda High School.
"She's always there when you need her," said another student of Vanessa Robinson, a math teacher at BHHS.

D-45 ‘thankful’ for clean financial audit

An annual audit of Barnwell District 45's finances yielded no surprises in what was a tough budget year.
"It's a very clean audit," said David Enzastiga, a certified public accountant, to the school board Nov. 15.
The main thing Enzastiga emphasized is the district's fund balance, which was $3,284,712 as of June 30. This is a decrease of $827,641 from the previous year.

Jefferson Davis Academy - Honor Roll

12th Grade:
Headmaster: Noah Bearden, Katelyn Bell, Justin Burt
Honor Roll: LeeAnn Berry, Lacey Bowman, Kristen Burnett, Carlee Creech, Matt Harsey, Presley Rutland
11th Grade:
Headmaster: Madison Bates, Payton Cox, Anna Griffin, Caitlin Still, Courtney Williams
Honor Roll: Rachel Brown, Lizann Bonnette, Rodney Morris, Jessica Owens, Cameron Polston
10th Grade:
Headmaster: Blakely Johnson, Jesse McWaters
Honor Roll: Jared Brown, Marshall Richburg, Mackenzie Webster
9th Grade:
Headmaster: Abbey Baltzegar

Barnwell Elementary School - Honor Roll

Grade 4
"A" Honor Roll
Mrs. Holly Abbott: Chancelor Brabham, Skyler Hooper, Justyn Ingram, Reagan Martin, Lauren Nobles, Blake Wilson
Ms. Phyllis Bryan: Makayla Smoak
Mrs. Julia Ferguson: Latham Boone, Ashairea Crumley, Tyonne Heyward, Anasia Jennings, Luke Moody, Dhruv Patel, Cameron Porter, Jackson Self, Laney Stevens
"A/B" Honor Roll
Mrs. Holly Abbott: James Beard, Aalayna Bolton, Ameerah Buckmon, Adam Clark, Sha'yna Coker, Kenneth Dobson, Shanasia Ingram, Lindsey Rhoad, Danielle Sanders, Makenzie Williams, Brook Zorn

Kelly Edwards Elementary School - Honor Roll

First Grade
Principal's Stars: Samantha Cole, Deztini Jones, Xavier Lewis, Na'Kiya Mercado, Gabe Refugia, Ethan Sweat, Janeli Allen, Jasmine Coleman, Tucker Fields, Yanaria Frederick, Reese Hutson, Asiyah O'Neal, Haley Rhoad, Peyton Rimes, Nivea Savage, Fate Wall, Paxton Wall, Crystaisha Williams, Gracyn Williams, Taylor Croft, Nikerria Kemp, Damayia Mayes, Clifford Still, Gage Walker, Keira Whetstone, Payton Miles, Nathan Causey, Nevaeh Chavis, Laney Fox, Omarion Graham

Students make headlines with trip

Laura McKenzie (above right), publisher of The People-Sentinel, shows Susan Gardner's fifth grade TAG class from Barnwell Elementary how to create a page of the newspaper. The class has been investigating "Questions" this year. They have been learning about the different types and levels of good questions. On their field trip to The People-Sentinel Oct. 25, the students learned how important the five "W"s and "H" type questions are for reporters. They were given a tour of the newspaper office.

Barnwell High School - Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll
9th Grade: Sevanna Ann Boleman, Ashley Nicole Boone, Benjamin Lawrence Gardner, Kelsey Lane Shaner, Caroline Marie Zissette, Tiffany Diane Zorn
10th Grade: McCrae Paxton Carroll, Austin Tyler Hook, Jeffery Todd Teems
11th Grade: Morgan Leanna Grubbs, Bonni Rae McKinney, Janeal Leviticus Trottie, Gary Claytor Tucker, Makayla Elizabeth Watkins

Principal gets pie in face to raise funds

Barnwell Elementary School's Fall Carnival was held October 25, an annual fundraiser that seems to be growing each year.
The usual carnival activities such as the bean bag toss, face painting, sack races and ring toss were enjoyed by the students. BES has some signature activities also that the students always look forward to such as "Pie in the Principal's Face", Cake Walk and the M.A.S. H. unit (students are bandaged to look as if they are wounded-complete with "blood").

China trip ‘forever changes’ educator

Bridget Elmore had the experience of a lifetime when she visited China to teach English.
Bridget and 44 other educators from Rock Hill School District #3 spent almost 30 days in Shiziazhuang, China, which is located in the Hebei province. These educators were responsible for teaching English to Chinese teachers and students. The Chinese teachers and students knew how to read and write English, but needed practice speaking the language.

A fashionable lesson

Fashion Merchandising students at the Barnwell County Career Center recently completed a project in which they had to design outfits made out of plastic tablecloths.
Since the world of fashion is centered on creativity and being different, this project was able to get the students' creative juices flowing. The project involved: creating two complete designs, including beaded accessories (also created by students), creating a print advertisement and working as a member of a team. The three groups created fabulous dresses that anyone would be willing to purchase and wear.

STABLE TALK News from the campus of Barnwell High School

On Sunday, Nov. 4, the Warhorse Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony in the BHS Media Center. The senior officers explained the four key components required for membership: President Corey Riley spoke on service, Vice-President Brantley Dickinson spoke on character, Secretary Leigh Anne Davis spoke on leadership and Treasurer Shelby Peay spoke on scholarship.

First graders tour agencies

As part of their social studies curriculum, the first graders at Barnwell Primary School toured the Barnwell Police Department, Barnwell City Fire Department, Barnwell County Public Library and Barnwell Post Office Oct. 17 and 19.
"They're learning about their local community and community helpers," said BPS Principal Donna Selvey. "It's one thing to see a picture in a book, but another to see it in real life."

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