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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sales tax holidays coming up

Back-to-school shoppers will get sales tax breaks over the next two weekends.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pringle looks to build resources, trust during school year

As she looks toward her first full year at the helm of district, Superintendent Angela Pringle said she is focused on putting her own stamp on Richmond County's schools.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Butler High School shows off renovations

As Butler High School Assistant Prin­cipal Kimberly Mathews inspected her school's new look Thursday alongside alumni and the Richmond County Board of Education, she said her only thought was ...
By Sean Gruber

School information, schedules

Here is what you need to know about school registration, bus routes and immunizations in Aiken, Columbia, Richmond and McDuffie counties:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Columbia County teachers undergo orientation

More than 190 new teachers got their first in-depth look at their new school system Wednesday morning, undergoing orientation as Columbia County braces for a predicted population boom.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, July 20, 2015

School officials excited by Fort Gordon's growth

School officials in Richmond and Columbia counties said they view the influx of new arrivals as an "exciting" opportunity to grow their systems and reap economic benefits.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kids, parents get early look at pre-K

The prekindergarten experience came a few months early for the 22 families roaming the halls of Blythe Elementary during the school's Transitional Tour on Thursday afternoon.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Classes begin at North Augusta schools

As cars piled into parking lots and masses of children walked through the doors into North Augusta Elementary, the scene Monday morning seemed less like the first day of school and more like an ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Columbia County schools hit record enrollment

One week into the new school year, the Columbia County School System has already hit an all-time high enrollment and is projected to keep growing.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Teacher hopes to inspire with love of history

New Cross Creek teacher Lauren Beck aims to not just instill a love of U.S. and world history in the sophomores and juniors she will teach.
By Sean Gruber

Richmond starts school year

A new school year began for Richmond County students this morning, and if one word describes the first day at Cross Creek High, it was loud.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Richmond County students to return to classes

Richmond County students will be encountering new faces, new buildings, and new technology when the first day of school begins on Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Columbia County resumes classes

Columbia County schools resume classes
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

No taxes for back-to-school shoppers

With the sales tax holiday on the same weekend in Georgia and South Carolina, local shoppers headed to both sides of the Savannah River for back-to-school supplies.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 25, 2014

Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

The start of school may still be weeks away, but back-to-school shopping has already kicked into high gear.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rebranded charter school opens its doors

Many families crammed into the Augusta Graduation Achievement Center of Georgia computer lab during their open house on Thursday, with 70 students joining the program to gain a high school diploma ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kroger gives $20,000 in school supplies to Augusta teachers

The Kroger grocery store's Atlanta division held its third annual school supply giveaway at Westside, distributing $20,000 in supplies to almost 700 Augusta teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sales tax holiday dates set

South Carolina's back-to-school sales-tax holiday will be Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013

2 new schools open in Columbia County

Two new schools opened their doors to Columbia County pupils on the first day of school Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Back to School Information

Learn what you need to know to survive the Back to School season.

First Days:

Columbia County: Aug. 5

Richmond County: Aug. 6

McDuffie County: Aug. 7

Aiken County: Aug. 17

More Information:

School information, schedules

Here is what you need to know about school registration, bus routes and immunizations in Aiken, Columbia, Richmond and McDuffie counties:

Packing lunch now more sophisticated

There was a time when a lunch box was just that, a box. For many years they were metal and came with your favorite characters, as well as a matching thermos. Lunch gear has come a long way since those days.

Students to be equipped with fresh, fun gear as school starts

NEW YORK - For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear.
By Leanne Italie

DIY dorm charm: Simple projects can make borrowed room your own

For teenagers heading off to college, it’s both a design dream and a challenge: What to do with a small, nondescript dorm room – a space you might have to share? A space that might include furniture you must keep?
By Jennifer Forker

Back to school time for ushering kids to independence

NEW YORK - Much is made about two distinct styles of parenting. We've got the hovering helicopters and the risk-taking free-rangers, and back-to-school season can bring out the beast in both.
By Leanne Italie
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