Equality in schools focus of March 10 event at Winthrop

March 1, 2014 

Haag makes dean’s list at Clemson

Holland Haag, 2013 graduate of Gaston Day School, earned a place on the dean’s list for fall 2013 at Clemson University.

To be named to the list, students achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Holland is the daughter of Felicia and Mark Haag of Lake Wylie, and the granddaughter of Fred and Margaret Funderburk of Lake Wylie.

Clover pre-K, kindergarten registration begins

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled this week, March 3-7. Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2013-14 attendance lines.

Registration hours vary by school.

• Bethel Elementary: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday.

• Bethany Elementary: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday.

• Crowders Creek Elementary: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

• Griggs Road Elementary: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday.

• Kinard Elementary: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday.

• Larne Elementary: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday.

To be eligible for pre-K, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014.

Parents should bring the child’s legal birth certificate copy with the state seal, two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, and up-to-date immunization records when registering.

Parents not sure where to register their child can use the district’s address locator at clover.k12.sc.us to identify their correct school assignment.

For more information, call 803-810-8013.

Focus on creating equitable schools

The evolution of racism in America’s schools is the focus of Winthrop University’s 13th annual Dorothy Perry Thompson Colloquium, set for 7 p.m. Monday, March 10.

The 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education decision has inspired Pedro Noguera’s lecture, which will also relate to “second-generation discrimination” and highlight what can be done to create equitable schools.

Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, is a prolific scholar who has published more than 150 research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, youth violence, race and ethnic relations in the American society, the role of education in community development and conditions that promote student achievement. He is also the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings.

The colloquium honors late English Professor Dorothy Perry Thompson, founder of Winthrop’s minor in African-American Studies program, said Adolphus Belk, director of the program and associate professor of political science.

The lecture will be in Whitton Auditorium in Vivian Moore Carroll Hall. It is a free and open to the public.

For more information, call 803-323-4581.

Eagle Closet sale runs through March 28

Clover School District’s Eagle Closet Super Clearance Sale runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays through March 28.

All clothing items are 10 cents. All books, DVDs, CDs, VHS and cassette tapes cost 5 cents. All coats, handbags, adult shoes, book bags and toys cost 25 cents. Everything else in the store is half off of sticker price.

York Tech holding FAFSA Fridays

York Tech is hosting FAFSA Fridays to help students navigate their way through the financial aid process through the end of the month.

Reducing the length and complexity of the FAFSA can help more students get the aid they need to attend and complete college.

The college is located at 452 S. Anderson Road. For more information, call 803-981-8032.

Scholarship offered for CHS student

Clover native Lelia Jackson will award the second annual LANDIS Scholarship to a deserving Clover High School senior.

Jackson, a 1983 graduate of CHS, named the scholarship after her father, Landis Jackson, who worked in the Clover school district for many years.

Students applying for the Lifting And Navigating Determined Inspired Students Scholarship must demonstrate volunteer community service, exhibit leadership skills and have a financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Students should see the Clover High School guidance department for additional details. Applications are due to the CHS guidance department by April 9.

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