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Durfee students 'uncover' artifacts of ancient Egypt Valerie Wells

DECATUR – Archaeologists must be careful when looking for artifacts. As demonstrated by Durfee Magnet School sixth-grader Jonaria Whittle, you don't dig at all. Using a plastic tool something like an ice scraper, Jonaria gently scraped dirt away until a bare hint o... Read more

October 24, 2014

BOO! at the Zoo featuring students’ artwork and talents Staff Reporter

For about 80 students at Vine Middle Magnet School, BOO! at the Zoo is “School at the Zoo.” These talented students are getting a lesson in school-to-life application and putting their creativity to good use this Halloween by providing original artwork and performance... Read more

October 23, 2014

Johns Hill students produce school content for district website Valerie Wells

DECATUR – Thomas Karunas wants to be an architect, but he wants to draw comic strips, too. “I've always liked comics,” said Thomas, a seventh-grader at Johns Hill Magnet School. “It was too hard to take pictures of the paper (it was drawn on), so we figured out how... Read more

October 23, 2014

Community Builder: Leaphart Elementary Principal bridges school and community Mark King

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - You've likely heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child,” and in the community around Leaphart Elementary School in Lexington-Richland School District 5, the whole village is involved in the betterment of the school. Teachers, ... Read more

October 22, 2014

UHart basketball players teach 3rd grade class Brian Spyros

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Third grade students in Glastonbury are getting a lesson in learning from role models in their community, specifically basketball players from the University of Hartford. But it has nothing to do with playing the game. It’s not everyday you ... Read more

October 22, 2014

H.E. Corley Elementary School earns state recognition for ‘green’ projects on campus Rachel Ham

Only 16 schools in South Carolina can say they’ve gone above and beyond in protecting the Earth this year, and an Irmo school is among them. H. E. Corley Elementary School is one of the newest Certified Green Steps School, a joint program of Keep the Midlands Beaut... Read more

October 21, 2014

CSI: Hickory: HPS school prepares students for careers in forensics Richard Gould

HICKORY, N.C. — The first thing the teenagers noticed when they walked into their class was the murder scene (simulated) in the back of the room. It was a typical morning in Room 231. There was a dead man (mannequin) in the corner. Blood (synthetic) was spattere... Read more

October 20, 2014

MAST@FIU giving students a new opportunity Ari Odzer

With only 185 students, MAST@FIU is small, but has the potential to make a huge impact. "People are gonna be fighting over this in terms of trying to get into this school," said Dr. Matthew Welker, principal of the new school. Welker said the Marine Ac... Read more

October 20, 2014

'Read to Me' Fridays start at JCT Nick McFerron

Jackson Careers and Technology Magnet Elementary School began a new initiative Friday called "Read to Me," bringing community leaders in to read to students during lunch hours and reading blocks. The initiative is designed to put a strong emphasis on lite... Read more

October 17, 2014

Martin Luther King scholars cite high goals, family support Tess Townsend

Groton - Selena James could barely hold back tears Thursday as she spoke with pride of her daughter Lillian being selected as one of six recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. She recalled telling her daughter about the scholarship in elementary ... Read more

October 17, 2014
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