Articles from the Back to school section archive

Monday, Aug 8, 2011

First day goes smooth

The first day of school had the typical adjustment pains expected after summer break but ran smoothly overall.
By Donnie Fetter and Tracey McManus

Friday, Aug 5, 2011

Teachers back to school

First-grade teacher Renetta Britt and media specialist Brandi Bodie unpacked student workbooks at Copeland Elementary in Augusta. Tuesday was the first day of school for teachers, who reported ...
By Zach Boydeb-Holmes

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011

Taxes take a holiday in S.C.

Starting Friday at 12:01 a.m., shoppers in South Carolina will not have to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax and any local sales taxes. The holiday ends Sunday at midnight.
By Sarita Chourey

Burke, Jefferson schools open today

The first area school districts to kick off the 2011-12 school year for students are Burke and Jefferson counties. Both will welcome students back today.

Monday, Aug 1, 2011

Richmond County has five new principals

The first day of school is not just for nervous students. It's a learning process for those in front of the classroom, too. And it's even tougher for the new face in the principal's office.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Columbia County back-to-school clinic next week

A back-to-school walk-in clinic for immunizations starts Monday in Columbia County.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Prospective bus drivers go through 4 weeks of training

The list is long of things Richmond County school bus drivers must monitor daily before they can hit the road.
By Jason Wermers

Monday, Aug 16, 2010

Wagener principal begins added duties

Aiken County's first day of school marked Rose Marshall's first test in overseeing not only A.L. Corbett but also Busbee Elementary next door.
By Julia Sellers

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010

Class swap aims to aid test scores

Having Aiken County third-graders move from class to class is an experiment Clearwater Elementary Principal Trey Laube said he wouldn't have tried with any other school.
By Julia Sellers

Sunday, Aug 8, 2010

Schools open with premieres, final acts

As classes resume today in Richmond and Columbia counties, Jasmine Wright will be starting her last year of high school. And 5-year-old Ciera Nesbitt will begin her first day in kindergarten.
By Preston Sparks and Susan McCord

Summer of work helped goals

Jamilla Shabazz, 15, spent her summer working at the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority as a receptionist for about 35 hours a week.
By Sarah Day Owen

School's start brings traffic

Traffic could be tricky in some areas, and parents should be mindful of bus stops as school starts back in Richmond and Columbia counties today and on Aug. 16 in Aiken County.
By Donnie Fetter, Julia Sellers and Preston Sparks

Saturday, Aug 7, 2010

Uncertainty forces school cuts

Starting Monday, area schools and the students who attend them face another year of challenges and uncertainty.
By Donnie Fetter, Julia Sellers and Preston Sparks

Moving in, moving up

Hundreds of students are filling the housing halls at three local colleges this month. Move-in days for Augusta State and Paine College housing are this weekend. University of South Carolina Aiken ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010

Butler gym damage proves costly

Despite a rosier report Wednesday, Richmond County school officials determined today they’ll have to replace a quarter to a third of a new gym floor at Butler High School that was ...
By Preston Sparks

Sunday, Aug 1, 2010

Back-to-school traffic traffic to face construction hurdles

Back to school means more traffic, and it'll be even worse in areas where there's construction.
By Donnie Fetter, Julia Sellers and Preston Sparks

Bookbags donated for students

Stevens Creek Community Church in Columbia County has been busy lately with a donation drive involving bookbags and school supplies.
By Donnie Fetter, Julia Sellers and Preston Sparks

Schools help pupils adjust to transition

For many students, going back to school this year will be a little more stressful, so some schools are offering events to ease the tension.
By Donnie Fetter

Back to School Information

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

First Days:

Columbia County: Aug. 6

McDuffie County: Aug. 8

Richmond County: Aug. 11

Aiken County: Aug. 18

More Information:

Getting ready for school

Academy Sports + Outdoors gave 30 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA a $100 Academy gift card for back-to-school gear.
By Michael Holahan

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