Do You Know When To Stop For A School Bus?

August 19, 2014

With the public schools resumed for a new year, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety reminds everyone to always look for flashing lights on a school bus, slow down, prepare to stop, and always look for children.  On two-lane motorists, motorists traveling in both directions must stop for a school bus with flashing amber/red…

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Chef addresses Oconee trustees

August 19, 2014

The start of a school year is not only the time for teachers to organize their classrooms. It’s a time for the lunchroom managers to figure out how to interest more students and teachers in school-served breakfast and lunch. Two members of the district’s meal providers, the Sodexo company, spoke at last night’s board meeting…

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Weekend home fire under investigation

August 19, 2014

Investigation continues as to what caused fire Saturday night that destroyed a home near Walhalla. Firemen were called shortly before 11 Saturday night to Laurel Estates on the Highlands Highway where they found flames shooting through the roof of the two-story home. As many as seven people are said to have lived in the home,…

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School District’s top two goals

August 19, 2014

OSD’s top two goals 0700, Tue., 19 August 2014..lrm Above all others, there are two goals which Oconee public schools will pursue. The trustees last week retreated to Lake Jocassee’s Devil’s Fork State Park for a planning meeting. And, at last night’s regular meeting, Dr. Michael Thorsland, the superintendent, said the first goal is to…

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Act 155 qualifies students for diplomas

August 19, 2014

An exit exam no longer a requirement for a high school diploma, Oconee School District has begun to issue diplomas to former students who met all the requirements except that one. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, estimates as many as 200 former students may now qualify for diplomas under South Carolina Act 155. So…

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A smooth day one for the Oconee schools

August 19, 2014

Overall, day one for Oconee public schools went well. In a report to the trustees last night Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, estimated first day attendance fell between 10,100 and 10, 200. The day was not without its normal opening day problems—such as some children left behind at their bus stops. Thorsland says advancements in communication…

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