PROGRAM STRESSES PROBLEM-SOLVING

By Tanya R. Fogg
Staff Writer

Kershaw County schools are implementing the program, Tactics, to emphasize higher-order thinking as part of the 1989 Target 2000 legislation for education reform into the next decade.

Problem-solving, synthesis and analysis are among the areas of emphasis in the program. Teachers will be trained to ask students questions that go beyond normal rote activities like reciting the alphabet or the multiplication tables, said Rose Sheheen, the new principal of Blaney Elementary School.

The first day of school district-wide is Aug. 23.

Blaney Elementary School

The school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. for 825 students in grades K-4 through five.

Rose Sheheen, principal of Blaney Elementary, said that two issues of concern this year are the needs of the school library and landscaping, including the development of nature trails. Ms. Sheheen is replacing Carl Robinson, who has retired.

The school is at 1621 Smyrna Road in Elgin. The last day for registration is Aug. 22, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 438-3241.

Lugoff Elementary School

James Ann Lynch is the new principal of the Ridgeway Road school, replacing retiree Amy McLester.

About 800 students in grades K-5 will attend the school, where classes begin at 7:55 p.m. and end at 2:25 p.m.

New carpeting has been placed in the office area and in several classrooms, as well as painting throughout the school at 994 Ridgeway Road, according to a school official.

For more information, call 438-9212. As of Sept. 13, the number will be changed to 438-8000.

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

About 735 students in grades 6-8 should report to the school at 8 a.m. The school day ends at 2:45 p.m.

Students should be sure to register before the first day of school and may do so up until Aug. 22, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Larry Patrick is the principal of the school at 424 Wildwood Lane. Call 438-3591 for more information.

Lugoff-Elgin High School

Willie Mickle is the principal of the school on U.S. 1, where classes begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

About 1,000 students are expected to enroll at the overcrowded school, for which construction will be starting this year to deal with the population problem.

Students in grades 9-11 should report to the school between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 21 to take pictures. There will be a makeup day for the school pictures.

For more information, call 438-3481.

August 16, 1990  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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August 16, 1990  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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