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Aiken teachers turn to Web for donations

...donors and recipients post comments to each other. "I have wonderful students who love to learn," posted an East Aiken Elementary School teacher identified only as Mrs. T. "They are, however, children who come from home settings that are not...
Rants and Raves

...we all don't work together, nothing gets done and it only gets worse. I WOULD LIKE to rave about former East Aiken Elementary School teacher Lisa Belcher Pennix, who now lives in Salem, Va. She came back to congratulate members of her first...
Metro | Rants and raves
East Aiken Elementary School honors

The following pupils have earned honors at East Aiken Elementary School: All-A honor roll -- Jillian Boyd, Johnathan Carrillo, Tahiem Cox, Lydia Duncan, Donovan Hale, Matt Moski and Atticus...
Milestones; C.J. Holtsizer , science lab; and Alexus Robertson and Ashley Smith , library. Honor roll school East Aiken Elementary School has been designated a 100% Governor's Reading Honor Roll School for the fifth consecutive year.
Aiken County Board of Education
Children take part in museum exhibit

...children's pieces were created in classes at the Aiken Quilt Shoppe, she said. A gifted and talented class at East Aiken Elementary School created a quilt based on slavery and the Underground Railroad. Children drew pictures that became the panels...

The following Aiken County teachers have been named Teachers of the Year for the 2008-09 school year for their schools:
Success of single-gender classes boosts offerings

COLUMBIA --- The number of schools offering single-sex classes in South Carolina is expected to more than double this school year.
Seat to be decided in runoff

Aiken County Councilman Scott Singer will face off against Aiken attorney Tom Young today in the runoff for the District 81 House seat. In the June 10 primary, Mr. Young received 2,729 votes and Mr. Singer had 2,223.
Metro | Aiken County Council
New program puts character on lesson plan

With students assaulting teachers, phoning in bomb threats and joining gangs, and with none of the middle schools meeting federal benchmarks, Tony Warenzak wonders just how much character Richmond County's character education is instilling.
Metro | Augusta State University | Columbia County Board of Education
Symphony entices children with familiar tunes

AIKEN --- With hands clasped under their chins and eyes shining, more than 50 fourth-grade pupils at East Aiken Elementary School listened as The Simpsons' theme song was played for them. Hands stretched toward the ceiling after children...