District 56

A “Space Lab” at Joanna Woodson Elementary.      Second of 3 parts   For Eddie Marshall it was exciting enough to know that a space-age lab set up in his school would make his students’ eyes go wide. “We get to learn on those? Wow!” Then, he was trained on the use of Acellus STEM - 10. “You can...
Social media says there was an active shooter threat this morning involving Clinton High School - update, it's an alleged bullying situation. No word was sent from the District 56 central office. "Just talked to CHS ,, the threat is under control," Pastor Gwendolyn Davis Kinard, a Clinton High...
District 56 tackles real-world workplace.   Part 1 of 3 articles   Applying learning to the real world, it has been a staple of high school education for many years. Now, District 56 educators are finding, by high school, it might be too late to make real progress in adapting students to today’s...
A Life-Saving Effort; Superintendent gets extension     Dr. David O’Shields has earned a one-year contract extension, to June 30, 2022, from a majority of the District 56 Board of Trustees. The vote was 4-2; board members Tammy Stewart and Jan Simmons voted “no”. On a motion by board member Keith...
District 56: Early enrollment at 2,958.     District 56 officials are encouraged that “so many are choosing us” with the opening this summer of two new schools in the Clinton area. Superintendent Dr. David O’Shields said the district is a living example of “school choice” now that Thornwell Charter...
TONIGHT -- District 56 Superintendent Dr. David O'Shields will report to the Board of Trustees about the opening of the 2019-2020 school year.   The report will be part of the board's Aug. 26 meeting at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of Clinton High School, 18132 Hwy 72, Clinton. The meeting is open to...
Drumming builds a community.       More photos at MyClintonNews.com in "Breaking News"   From ancient times, drumming has carried messages and built communities. The action’s most recent convert is the Laurens County School District 56 faculty, which participated Aug. 14 in this team-building...
Being sure “your shoes fit” is advice for teachers as the new year begins     When she encountered writer’s block, Caroline Hunt had a remedy - unpack boxes. Her family spent the summer moving to a 90-acre homestead, and packing and unpacking boxes dominated their time. To the detriment of Hunt...
Red Devil Changes, no scrimmage:   The Clinton High Football scrimmage against Berea on Wednesday, August 21st, has been cancelled. The ribbon cutting and dedication of the new construction at Wilder Stadium will be held on Friday, September 6th at 6:30 PM.  Come on out and see our Red Devils in...
  THIS MORNING: Back to School -- getting the beat     It is a team-building exercise. It is unlike any team-building exercise the combined faculty of District 56 has ever seen - much less participated in. Today (Aug. 14), the district’s opening convocation convenes in the Clinton High School...

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