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Thank a teacher...

You may have noticed that during the months of March and April, we have celebrated and recognized Teachers of the Year around our state and here in Chester County School District. I've thought a lot about how teachers all over our district have put in long hours during this school year, and every year for that matter!

Like all of us, our students need to be heard. Rick Dalhgren, author of Time to Teach, says, "Our teachers connect with our students by listening to them as immediately and actively as we can, but we all know that being an active listener in a busy classroom is not easy!"

Think about how many times a teacher is listening and making decisions about what is best for our children everyday! As you are thinking about this overwhelming task, think of a teacher who has made a difference for your child this year...and thank them before the end of the year!

...And thank you for being an advocate for our students! They are our future.

Angela

District News & High Fives

Parents are asked to complete a "Parent Involvement Plan" survey. Click here!

Want to know how you can be more involved in your child's school? There is also a Parent Involvement meeting on May 5th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the District Office (509 District Office Drive, Chester, SC 29706). Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information please call 803-581-9561.

Tuesday, April 19th is an "A Day" early release day which means lunch will be served.

High Five to all of our students at Chester Middle School who donated to Pennies for Patients. A special congratulations to Mrs. Simpson's 1st period class for coming in first place and raising $344.36. Overall CMS raised over $1,200 for Pennies for Patients!

Congratulations and High Five to Dr. Duane Graham who was named Principal of Chester High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Welcome also to Mrs. Mellanie Jinnette, the district's new Chief Financial Officer, and to Great Falls High School's new Head Football Coach John Barrett.

Congratulations to CHS's William Counterman! William has been selected to attend the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanity. William will spend his junior and senior years of high school on their campus i

n Greenville, where he will attend both academic and music classes. Way to go--we know you'll make Chester County proud, William. The entire district is excited for you and your parents, two of our very own teachers--Jamie and Ginny Counterman. What an honor!

The 8th Annual March-for-Babies walk was held (photo above) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Because of your generous support, thus far, donations have been received in the amount of $882.06. Anyone desiring to donate may do so by Monday, April 11, 2016. Please make check payable to the Chester County Career Center; write March of Dimes in the memo section.