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To our Barnwell County School District Family:

I am excited about the wonderful things happening throughout the schools across our county and coming together as one district will be a wonderful occasion to embrace the opportunities before us, to celebrate our strengths and accomplishments, as well as identify challenges and create action steps towards addressing them. We look forward to continuing the work our schools strive to do every day in providing our students and families with what they need to be successful.

Over the next several months, we will continue to work together across our county to collaborate, plan, and combine resources in order to provide better educational opportunities for our students throughout Barnwell County. I have said many times that education is a work of the heart, and I truly believe that everyone who sees education as his or her calling believes this to be true. We must believe in the future, believe in the process, and believe in each other as we move forward.

As I look across our county’s schools, I know we have many dedicated and talented employees who have been and will be instrumental in this endeavor. I look forward to working alongside all of our staff members to ensure success. We have strong communities throughout our county who wholeheartedly support our county’s schools. As we face this unique opportunity of consolidating our school systems, not only will we rely on the support of our communities, but we will also work towards forming stronger partnerships throughout Barnwell County.

I am honored and humbled to be part of the new Barnwell County School District, and I look forward to working alongside each of our staff members, as well as with our county’s students, families, and our communities, to create a unified team. When we come together with a shared passion and commitment for our county’s children, anything is possible! It is not “what” we do, but “why” we do it, and I know you can see your “why” in the face of each child who walks our halls.

Looking forward to this continued journey together,

Dr. Crissie Stapleton

Pre-K Students

Barnwell County School District is excited to announce that two new Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are being added to our list of course offerings for students. Barbering and Early Childhood Education will be offered during the 2024-25 school year. Even though registration for next school year is almost complete, our administrators and counselors are working diligently to share this news with students and parents.

While the majority of CTE courses are offered at the Barnwell County Career Center, Blackville-Hilda High School has graciously offered to house both Barbering and Early Childhood Education due to limited room at Barnwell County Career Center. For more information, please reach out to the guidance counselors at either Barnwell High School, Blackville-Hilda High School, or Williston-Elko High School.