The Aiken school district saw systemwide declines in English and science in the 2014 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test, according to data released by the South Carolina Department of Education.
FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meets at 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W.
• Taylor Abraham of North Augusta graduated at the August commencement ceremony at Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor of arts.
• Andrea Swift of North Augusta was named to the dean's list at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind.
Aug. 25: Nutrigrain bar, orange juice, applesauce
Aug. 26: Cereal with crackers, peach cup, apple cherry juice
Aug. 27: Maple waffle, potato rounds, orange juice
As cars piled into parking lots and masses of children walked through the doors into North Augusta Elementary, the scene at the school Monday morning seemed less like the first day of school and more like an assembly line.