Changes in 11th Grade State Testing
Posted on 08/18/2014
This school year marks the beginning of important changes in state testing for all 11th graders in South Carolina. For the first time, students in the 11th grade will take two assessments -- one a college and career readiness assessment (that has not been selected) and another, WorkKeys®, that measures essential workforce skills. Beginning this school year, the HSAP is no longer given in South Carolina. Please click READ MORE for more information.   READ MORE...
Posted on 08/12/2014
A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements may petition the local school board to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma. The elimination of the exit exam (BSAP, HSAP) requirement is retroactive to the graduating class of 1990.  READ MORE...
Maria Maderal
Ms. Maria Maderal trains for Project Lead the Way at USC, Columbia
Posted on 08/12/2014
Maria Maderal, science teacher of MCHS is the school district’s delegate to the project Lead The Way (PLTW) training at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Maderal is currently enrolled in Introduction to Engineering Design course (IED), an intensive and immersive 10-day training at the university.  READ MORE...
Community Donation to McColl School
Posted on 08/08/2014
Bonnie and Phillip Green met with Dr. Helena Tillar, Superintendent; Mr. Robert Goff, board member; and the McColl Elementary Middle School administration to present a donation to purchase equipment for the kindergarten and elementary playgrounds.   READ MORE...
Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart
Posted on 08/08/2014
Wallace Elementary Middle School students and staff participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Day. The students raised money for almost a month in preparation for the big day.   READ MORE...
Blenheim Elementary Student Hannah Hudson Places First at the SC State Future Business Leaders of America Conference
Posted on 08/08/2014
Students of Blenheim Elementary/Middle School’s (BEMS) Future Business Leader of America Club (FBLA) rose as winners for the organization’s 2014 competitions. Hannah Hudson, an eighth grade student attended the State FBLA Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Competing in the area of Keyboarding Fundamentals, she came in first place.   READ MORE...
Clio Elementary/Middle School raises $1,508.59 for American Heart Association!
Posted on 08/08/2014
Students at Clio Elementary/Middle School “got the jump” on heart disease. Kindergarten through eighth grade participated in Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart. This is the sixth year Clio Elementary/Middle schools have held Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart. Clio raised $1,508.59 for the American Heart Association. This brings the total to $ 50,184.79 raised for the AHA in 20 years by students in Mr. Yates’ classes (14 years at Blenheim and 6 years at Clio)  READ MORE...
MCHS’s Maria Maderal Selected to Attend Science P.L.U.S. Institute
Posted on 08/08/2014
Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility of Greenville County Schools, is pleased to announce that Ms Maria Maderal, who teaches at Marlboro County High School, attended the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer of 2014. The Institute, 100% funded by a South Carolina Education Improvement Act (EIA) grant, gives intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers from throughout the State of South Carolina. The Institute emphasizes the Center’s belief that all students deserve a good science education  READ MORE...
McColl 7th Grade Enjoys Camping Trip to Mountain Trail Outdoor School in Hendersonville, NC
Posted on 08/08/2014
McColl’s 7th grade students, teachers and chaperones attend the Mountain Trail Outdoor. This camp was located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The three day trip was packed full of hands-on outdoor education and adventure courses.   READ MORE...
The Miss McColl 6th Annual Pageant
Posted on 08/08/2014
After a fun-filled evening, Yasmine Platt is crowned Miss McColl 2014.  READ MORE...
Standards Review Parent Survey
Posted on 08/07/2014
The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC) would like for parents, educators, community leaders, etc. to complete an online survey of the current English language arts and math standards at This survey is available until September 30, 2014, and can be accessed directly by clicking the red survey button under Featured News.   READ MORE...
New Wallace School
Wallace Elementary Middle Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted on 08/01/2014
Dr. Helena Tillar, Superintendent and the Board of Trustees of the Marlboro County School District invite members of the community to attend the Wallace Elementary Middle School groundbreaking ceremony. This event will take place on the current site of the Wallace campus located at 3643 Highway 9 West in Wallace, SC on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and will include remarks by various members of the school community. Dr. Tillar stated, “this is another exciting time in our school district, as progress continues to be made for each of our students.”  READ MORE...

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