Pots full of love

The students of Barnwell Academy recently visited the Barnwell Nursing Home to spread a little spring cheer to the residents.
The students decorated flower pots and filled them with daisies for the residents to enjoy throughout the season. The students would like to extend their thanks to Green Tech Nurseries for donating the flowers.

Stable Talk

The BHS student body recently collected money for two worthwhile causes. The Muscular Dystrophy Drive, sponsored by BHS Student Council, raised over $1,700 which will allow two children to attend camp. Mr. Miller's, Mrs. Boylston's and Mrs. Hutchinson's classes collected the most money. Mrs. Ruxi Lemnaru's classes collected over $200 in the Pennies for Patients Drive, with the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

JDA students get the buzz on bees

Seven second graders from Jefferson Davis Academy (JDA) emerged from the fog to visit the Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) March 31.
Wes Bowmer, president of the S.C. Beekeeper Association (SCBA), informed the students about bees.
"Our mission is to educate beekeepers in our state about all aspects of the honeybee and its care," according to the SCBA website.
Bowmer discussed some differences between honey bees and bumble bees as well as other information.
"Nobody can make honey except the bees," he said.

Jones named to Dean's List

GAFFNEY - Talina Jones of Williston was named to Limestone College's 2010 Dean's List. She received the honor because she earned the grade of "A" in all of her courses for the Fall Semester.
Limestone College is a four-year, liberal arts institution with its main campus in Gaffney. The college is a pioneer in the medium of Internet-based courses. Established in 1845, Limestone offers Bachelor's and Associate's degrees through traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities.
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Two BES teachers to attend PLUS

Debbie Bridgmon and Susan Gardner, teachers at Barnwell Elementary School, have been selected to attend the 2011 Science P.L.U.S. Institute at Roper Mountain Science Center.
Mrs. Bridgmon will be taking the Life Science 6 Course, while Mrs. Gardner will be participating in the Physical Science 5 Course. Each will receive materials and supplies to duplicate lessons at the Institute, new hands-on science activities and an opportunity to meet and work with teachers from all over the State of S.C.

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Murvin attends national fatherhood conference

One of Denmark Technical College's own represented South Carolina at a national fatherhood conference in San Francisco recently.
Terry Murvin, a DTC building and grounds specialist, flew to California for the 12th annual conference organized by the Fathers and Families: Coalition of America group held March 1-4. Murvin has been working full-time at DTC since 2010.
Murvin's trip was a community endeavor because Voorhees College helped with travel expenses.
"It was a success and then some," Murvin said.

Soaring high in the sky

Barnwell Academy students celebrated their work on Models and Design with an afternoon of kite flying at Lemon Park. The completion of their unit of study coincided with the end of their standardized testing, which allowed the students to truly celebrate their learning.

Education grants available

AIKEN - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) LLC, the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site (SRS), announced it is accepting applications for educational grants from area public elementary schools to support teachers in their work to educate their students in mathematics and science.

S.C. Teacher of the Year inspires local educators

South Carolina's lead teacher recently visited and motivated members of Barnwell School District 19.
Kelly Nalley, 2010-2011 S.C. Teacher of the Year, stopped by the district March 16 to meet with district staff and students and tour all three schools. She concluded her visit by speaking to the district's staff at a special afternoon meeting.

MES King and Queen of Hearts

Raequan Odom and Tamia I. Thomas were crowned the King and Queen of Hearts for Macedonia Elementary in Blackville Feb. 18.
Tamia Thomas is the daughter of Reggie J. and Julette Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Janette Thomas and Delois Thomas of Blackville.
Raequan Odom is the son of Alisha Joyner and Terrance Odom. He is the grandson of the late Emma Joyner and Harold and Retha Gasdsen of Blackville.
Tamia Thomas was sponsored by Mr. Ponell Jones.

Taylor names Tiny Miss JDA

Britney Lind Taylor was crowned the 2010-11 Tiny Miss J.D.A. (Jefferson Davis Academy) on Nov. 20, 2010.
Britney is the five-year-old daughter of Anthony and Brookey Taylor of Barnwell.
She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Estelle Still of Hilda and George and Eloise Taylor of Bamberg.

BHS places second at bowl

The 34th annual USC-Salkehatchie High School Bowl was held Feb. 25. Second place team was Barnwell High School, while Colleton County High took first place and Allendale-Fairfax High took third. Pictured are Barnwell team members Lily Epperson, Emily All, Kevin Miller, and Brandon Mosier with Jane Brewer of USC-Salkehatchie and team coach Yvette Sanders.

Gray siblings earn honors

Jonathan Gray, son of Johnny and Tina Gray, graduated in December from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. He received an Associates of Applied Science in Wildlife Technology. He is currently employed with the Department of Natural Resources in Barnwell.
Jacqueline Gray, daughter of Johnny and Tina Gray, freshman at Clemson University made the Dean's List her first semester. She is majoring in Agriculture Education.

Barnwell Academy students attend orchestra concert

The students of Barnwell Academy enjoyed a performance by the S.C. Philharmonic Orchestra when they attended the Young People's Concert at the Koger Center in Columbia called ‘Anatomy of an Orchestra-Playing as a Team.'
This visit concluded a unit of study the students had been working on in their Music Appreciation class. The students learned the names of the various instruments in the orchestra, as well as their classification, pitch, and sound. This unit was integrated with a Sound unit taught in the second and third grade science class.

Students celebrate Chinese New Year

Through origami, calligraphy and a special dragon dance, four USC-Salkehatchie students and their professor had a unique learning experience at Chinese New Year celebrations at the Columbia Museum of Art Feb. 5.
David Williams from Trinidad, Andre McFarland from Jamaica, Beronica Lopez from Aiken and Jessica Marchant from Australia traveled to Columbia with Dr. Brian Lai, who is a math professor at USC-Salk and the international student advisor, to attend the festivities.
"The Chinese New Year trip reminds me of my heritage while far away from my family," said Dr. Lai.

JDA Honor Roll (Fall 2010)

1st Grade
Headmaster: Hunter Mole, Ansley Grace Still and Jeb Fickling. ‘A' Honor Roll: Cate Polston and Emily Williams.
2nd Grade
Headmaster: Caroline Robinson, Nickolas Pierce and Kamryn Gantt. ‘A' Honor Roll: Hunter Owens and Noland Boney. ‘B' Honor Roll: Orry Burt and Hunter Burnett.
3rd Grade
Headmaster: Ashlyn Buff, Georgia Anne Craig, Kiersten Phillips and Heather Rhodes. ‘B' Honor Roll: Duston Sandifer.
4th Grade


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