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Hands of Christ
Hands of Christ Back to School Events
07/16/2019
Two Free School Uniforms; Grade Related School Supplies
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Summer Camp
New summer camp works with non-native English speaking families
07/11/2019
Christina Vivas, a Charleston County School District (CCSD) Bilingual Parent Advocate, supports the district’s non-native English speaking families each school year. Under the leadership of Chris Hagy, ESOL Curriculum Specialist, she’s an extension of the schools by purposefully immersing herself into the communities that the district serves.
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CCPL and CCSD
County Library Partners With District for Summer Reading Program
07/08/2019
Studies show that students who don’t read during the summer will be less prepared when school resumes. That’s why Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are working together to extend student learning into the summer.
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Swim Lessons
Free Swim Lessons for City Students
07/01/2019
Students at Burke High School, R.B. Stall High School, and Simmons-Pinckney Middle School (SPMS) took part in the “Kids Teaching Flood Resilience” (KTFR) community-based action research initiative during the 2018/2019 school year. That learning continues into this summer with free swim lessons for students.
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Anita Huggins
Anita Huggins Named Acting Principal at Moultrie Middle School
06/28/2019
CCSD is proud to announce that Anita Huggins, the current Executive Director of School Support, will also serve as the Acting Principal of Moultrie Middle School during the 2019-20 school year. Huggins will commit her time to serving Moultrie’s community of learners while also working on mission critical projects on behalf of CCSD.
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Dr. Postlewait Recognized
Dr. Postlewait Named SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
06/25/2019
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait was awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by the S.C. Association of School Administrators at their Innovative Ideas Institute in June.
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Project SEARCH
CCSD Launches Project SEARCH
06/25/2019
CCSD's Department of Exceptional Children will launch the first Project SEARCH site in Charleston County! Ten student interns from high schools across CCSD ( Burke, North Charleston, Stall, Wando and West Ashley) will begin their year-long internships at the Embassy Suites hotel on August 21st.
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Leadership Changes
CCSD Announces District Leadership Change
06/20/2019
Charleston County School District would like to announce the following leadership changes within the district: Ruth Taylor, Principal, Mary Ford Elementary School LaShawna Rivers, Director, Instructional Programs William WIneberg, Interim Head Football Coach, West Ashley High School
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LBHS Zoning
Lucy Beckham Attendance Zones
06/16/2019
On June 12, 2019, the Constituent District 2 Board of Trustees established the attendance zone for Lucy Beckham High School which will open to 9th and 10th graders beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
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AMHS Robotics
Academic Magnet Robotics Team Wins First Place in Engineering Design at SeaPerch International Competition
06/12/2019
Academic Magnet High School’s (AMHS) Robotics Team won first place in the Open Class Engineering Process and Design category in the 2019 SeaPerch Challenge held at the University of Maryland on June 1-2, 2019.
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Summer feeding Program
More Than 70 Sites Will Serve Free Summer Meals to Kids and Teens
06/12/2019
CCSD Department of Nutrition Services is pleased to announce 74 sites will serve free meals as part of its Summer Seamless Feeding Program (SSFP). Places like churches, schools, libraries, community centers, and park and recreation departments throughout Charleston County will provide these meals to school-aged children.
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CCSD Announces New Leaders
CCSD Announces New Leaders for the 2019-20 School Year
06/11/2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) would like to announce the following new leadership within the district.
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WAHS Valedictorian has Perfect Attendance Record
West Ashley Valedictorian Honored for 12-years of Perfect Attendance
06/10/2019
A 12-year perfect attendance record is unbelievable testimony to grit and dedication according to West Ashley High School (WAHS) Principal Lee Runyon.
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Garrett Students Earn Certification
50 Certifications Earned by 25 Garrett Students in Digital Art Program
06/10/2019
Fifty Garrett Academy of Technology digital art students finished out the school year with certifications in Digital Art.
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Health Advisory Committee
CCSD Seeks Representative for District’s Health Advisory Committee
06/10/2019
CCSD seeks community representatives (3 Clergy, 1 Medical, 2 Parent, 1 Teacher, and 2 Student – one being at least a junior in high school and the president of the student body) to serve on the District’s Health Advisory Committee.
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Merit Scholarships
CCSD College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners Named
06/05/2019
CCSD students are being recognized today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
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ACE Flight Program
R.B. Stall Students to Fly the Friendly Skies this Summer
06/05/2019
Five student-cadets from R.B. Stall High School’s JROTC program are going to have the opportunity of their young lives this summer; they have have been selected to participate in the United States Air Force’s Aviation - Character – Education (ACE) Flight Program.
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Sonic Teacher of the Month
Sonic Recognizes Jennie Church as May Teacher of the Month
06/04/2019
Jennie Church, a Charleston County School District Special Education teacher at Ashley River Creative Arts was recently named the Limeades for Learning May Teacher of the Month by SONIC. She was awarded $500 to be used towards a DonorsChoose.org project.
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STEAM at Ashley River
Students Showcase Their STEAM Club Creations Through Annual Festival
05/31/2019
Students and teachers at Ashely River Creative Arts celebrated their fifth annual STEAM club festival on Friday, May 17, 2019.
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CCSD Appointments
CCSD Announces New Leaders for the 2019-20 School Year
05/31/2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) would like to announce the following new leadership within the district.
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2019 CCSD Wellness
Improved Wellness Culture Celebrated in Schools Across the District
05/30/2019
The MUSC Boeing Center for Children's Wellness (BCCW) in partnership with the Charleston County School District celebrated over 80 schools and their wellness efforts Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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Burke and Doors to Dream
Doors to Dream Builds Philanthropic Spirit at Burke
05/29/2019
Starting in January 2019, Doors to Dream (a non-profit organization in Charleston working to dismantle the opportunity gaps for children and teenagers) partnered with a pair of teachers at Burke High School, Amelia Little and Kelsey McGee, and six 10th graders on a mission to replenish the supply of toys for the patients of MUSC Children’s Hospital. The students took the lead in planning for a toy drive and organized a car wash to raise money for the project. The work included obtaining MUSC’s Child Life management’s “wish list” of toys and staffing and marketing the car wash.
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AMHS National Awards
Academic Magnet High School Students Earn National Awards For Community Service Impact
05/29/2019
Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) is delighted to announce four students are being recognized by the United Nations Association.
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Erica Taylor
Taylor Honored at What Women Bring Power Luncheon
05/29/2019
Erica Taylor, Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Chief of Staff, was named the 2019 Educator Honoree by the YWCA of Greater Charleston.
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Board Approves Salary
Board of Trustees Approves Teacher Salary Increase in FY20 Budget
05/27/2019
CCSD Board of Trustees approved a balanced FY20 General Fund budget for the 2019-2020 school year tonight totaling $537,015,665.
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CE Williams Middle Topping Off
Topping Off Ceremony for C.E. Williams Middle
05/24/2019
C.E Williams Middle School and Charleston County School District (CCSD) staff members are hosting a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate the construction of the new facility for C.E. Williams.
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SOA Student Receive Scholarship
SOA Senior Awarded Leadership Scholarship
05/23/2019
Molly Hunsinger, senior at Charleston County School of the Arts, has been awarded the Rufus C. Barkley, Jr. Leadership Scholarship.
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Moultrie News Honors Athletes
CCSD Athletes Honored at Moultrie News’ 2019 Prep Sports Event
05/23/2019
Eight Charleston County School District senior athletes were honored May 22, 2019 by the Moultrie News at their annual Best of 2019 Prep Sports celebration.
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SCNSPRNA
CCSD Receives Multiple Honors from SC/NSPRA
05/22/2019
CCSD Office and Strategy and Communications, along with two schools from CCSD, were honored at the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (SC/NSPRA) annual Rewards for Excellence awards ceremony in West Columbia earlier this month. The event celebrated 92 programs and projects from across the state for outstanding communications and public relations efforts by South Carolina schools, school districts, and education agencies and associations.
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Anson Street Burial Ground
CCSD Students Exhibit Works in Anson Street Burial Ground Community Art Expo
05/22/2019
When the remains of 36 individuals were unearthed at the Gaillard Center in 2013, so were a mountain of questions: Who were these people? How did they come to be buried here? And most importantly—what are their stories? Two hundred and fifty years after they were buried, some of those questions have been answered through detailed research, and some of those findings were revealed at a recent reinternment ceremony.
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CCSD Rookie Teachers
CCSD Honors 2019 Rookie Teachers of the Year
05/21/2019
CCSD 2018-19 Rookie Teachers of the Year represent the best of the best first-year teachers. After being selected by the schools, the rookies wrote essays in which they described the ways that they meet the needs of their students and their students’ families.
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Electric Orchestra at NCCAE
Electric Orchestra to Make Debut at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary
05/21/2019
Scholars from North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School (NCCAES) are set to perform in the first-ever “Electric Orchestra" Friday, May 24, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. They will play selections from multiple genres, including Rock, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Country music, and will perform alongside local musicians.
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Flip Flop Campaign
Constituent Board Member Kicks off Annual Flip Flop Campaign
05/20/2019
If Dr. Helen Frazier sees a need, she does her best to fulfill it. Being of service is her calling, and she humbly obliges when she’s able.
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Wellness Fair
CCSD Hosting Annual Wellness Celebration 2019
05/20/2019
CCSD is hosting its annual Wellness Achievement Celebration, with support from MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness and the Charleston County Medical Society.
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PE at Northwoods Middle
Physical Education Improving Test Scores and Behavior
05/16/2019
Exercise can improve brain function and thinking skills. It increases your heart rate, which boosts the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain. It can also stimulate the production of hormones that can enhance the growth of brain cells.
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DJA Hosting Community Day
Daniel Jenkins Academy Hosting Community Day
05/15/2019
Join DJA’s students, faculty, and staff along with community members for a day of fun, entertainment, and engagement. There will be free food, live performances, prize drawings, jump castles, gaming, a mobile recording studio, dance contests, and helpful resources for the entire family.
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Jayuntay Williams, TOY
Jayuntay Williams Named Charleston County School District Teacher of the Year
05/09/2019
The 2019 Charleston County School District Teacher of the Year was announced this evening at a dinner celebration honoring all of the district's Teachers of the Year. Jayuntay Williams, a math teacher at West Ashley Middle - Advanced Studies Magnet, was beyond shocked when his name was called in front of hundreds of his colleagues, the Charleston County School District Board of Trustees, leadership, district partners, and sponsors.
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Target Field Trip Grants
CCSD Schools Awarded Grants for Field Trips
05/09/2019
Some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom and thanks to Target, scholars across CCSD are making memories on field trips this spring. Six teachers were each awarded $700 for field trips that include cultural events, nature excursions, and most importantly, fun!
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National Merit Scholars
CCSD Students Named National Merit Scholarship Winners
05/08/2019
Four Charleston County School District (CCSD) students were named National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Students include Paul T. Puckette Jr., Abigail C. Keating, and Steven A. Schlosser of Academic Magnet High School, and Allison L. Fister of Wando High School.
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NCHS Mentor Elementary Students
North Charleston High School Students Mentor Their Elementary Counterparts
05/07/2019
Extra reading help is bringing everyone up to speed in Rachel Etchason’s third-grade class at North Charleston Elementary School (NCES) thanks to the AP English students at North Charleston High School (NCHS). They’ve partnered with the elementary students as pen pals to help make reading and writing on and above grade-level more easily obtainable. NCHS English teacher Mev McIntosh noticed through the years that reading and communication were large issues within the school community and wanted to improve that by reaching the younger students.
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Water Safety Awareness
Water Safety Awareness Month
05/07/2019
In May of 2015, Representative Wendell Gilliard's resolution was passed unanimously in the South Carolina House of Representatives declaring that the month of May be designated "Water Safety Awareness Month".
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Baptist Hill Honor Roll
Baptist Hill Scholars Honored by National Junior Honor Society
05/07/2019
Baptist Hill Middle High School is proud to announce three of their exemplary scholars were recently selected as recipients of the 2019 National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Outstanding Achievement Award: Alana Foster, Bryant Martinez Hernandez, and Tyneisha Nelson (all freshmen). Only four total students earned this honor from South Carolina this year, and three are Bobcats.
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Teacher of the Year Celebration
District to Host Teacher of the Year Celebration
05/06/2019
The Charleston County School district will host the annual Teacher of the Year Celebration Dinner where the district will celebrate over 80 educators for their accomplishments.
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CCSD Schools in Build A Shed
CCSD Schools Participate in Build A Shed
05/06/2019
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with ABC Carolinas, presented Build A Shed, a building competition for students and career-ready youth in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties on Friday, May 3, 2019. R.B Stall High School took second place, and Wando High School placed third. The 2019 Build A Shed event included a one-day building competition of an 8’ x 11’ garden-type shed. Teams consisted of regional high school students with interest in construction careers and summer jobs. After the competition, these young adults will be prepared to be matched with employers for summer internships through The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Work Experience program.
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Settle Award
2019 Settle Awards go to CCSD Students for Knowledge of Global Issues
05/03/2019
Three students from Charleston County School District (CCSD) won the 2019 John M. Settle/CresCom Bank Award for outstanding achievement in global issues. The World Affairs Council of Charleston and CresCom honored Spencer Margosian of Wando High School, Byron Murphy from Burke High School, and Military Magnet Academy’s Amyah Wright during a ceremony at The Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center April 17, 2019.
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Memminger Education and Fun
Partners in Education and Fun: Memminger and CofC
04/30/2019
College of Charleston student-athletes are becoming a fixture at Memminger Elementary School. For example, a few of them were recently seen doing something new and fun: GoNoodle with four-year-olds in a Child Development classroom.
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Academic Magnet
Academic Magnet High School Named Best in the Country
04/30/2019
Academic Magnet High School has been named the Best High School in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 17,000 schools that were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
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Burns Elementary Student Accepted in Strings Program
Burns Student Accepted into Gifted and Talented Strings Program - UPDATE
04/30/2019
Edmund A. Burns Elementary School fifth-grade student Patricia Johnson is the first student in the history of the school to be accepted into the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Gifted and Talented Strings Program as a violinist, making her eligible to advance to the CCSD Preparatory District Orchestra.
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Laurel Hill Field Day
Principals drop in on field day at Laurel Hill
04/29/2019
Much to the delight of students at Laurel Hill Primary School, Principal Ashley Dorsey and Assistant Principal Jason Sims arrived on campus in a helicopter.
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Melissa Reese - TOY Finalist
Melissa Reese Named Top Five Teacher of the Year Finalist
04/29/2019
Melissa Reese is the exception to the rule when it comes to realizing her career dreams. At age of three, she approached the podium in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh as if she were taking up the position of the lecturer. She knew then she wanted to be an educator.
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CCSD - May 1, 2019
CCSD Statement Regarding May 1 School Day
04/29/2019
Charleston County School District has no plans to cancel school on Wednesday, May 1. We expect a larger than normal number of teacher absences that day, and we are making preparations to cover classes.
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St James-Santee Ride Focus
Riding for Focus: St. James-Santee Awarded Mountain Bikes
04/26/2019
St. James-Santee Elementary-Middle School will soon receive a fleet of 26 mountain bikes from The Specialized Foundation’s Riding for Focus cycling program. The school was chosen as a winner of the foundation’s Riding for Focus grant for the Fall 2019 program.
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Fetter Health Care
Fetter Health Care Network Opens Clinic at Baptist Hill
04/26/2019
Fetter Health Care Network continues serving the community through its partnership with Charleston County School District, continually offering a variety of healthcare services, including primary health care and dental, to students and staff at Baptist Hill Middle High School.
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Stall Builds Satellite
Stall Students Build Payload Satellite Recently Launched in Space
04/24/2019
Thanks to an invitation from NASA and Destination SPACE, an all-female team from R.B. Stall High School worked on a project to construct a ThinSat (a small satellite currently transmitting data from low-earth orbit).
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Shantia Wilder - Teacher of the Year Finalist
Shantia Wilder Goes Above and Beyond for Her Students
04/24/2019
What Shantia Wilder loves most about teaching is watching a child gain confidence from learning. That moment a child “gets it” is why she truly does what she does.
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Champions of the Environment
CCSD Champions of the Environment
04/24/2019
Burke High School, James Island Charter High School, and Jane Edwards Elementary School are three of eight schools named “Champions of the Environment” by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for the 2018-2019 school year.
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James Island Elementary Teacher Honored
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Recognizes Maegen Whitten as Educator of the Month
04/23/2019
Today South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognized Charleston County School District teacher Maegen Whitten of James Island Elementary School as the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program Educator of the Month for April.
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Elementary Chess Tournament
Elementary Chess Tournament Series Continues
04/23/2019
Approximately 90 students from three Charleston County School District (CCSD) elementary schools, Charleston Progressive Academy, Edmund A. Burns Elementary, and Julian Mitchell Elementary, will compete in a chess tournament.
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Camp Road Special Olympics Parade
Camp Road Middle Special Olympics Parade
04/23/2019
Camp Road Middle School (CRMS) is organizing a parade in honor of student-athletes competing in the Special Olympics.
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Capturing Kids Hearts
Three CCSD Schools Named “Capturing Kids’ Hearts” Showcase Schools
04/18/2019
The Flippen Group named Memminger Elementary School, Jerry Zucker Middle School (JZMS) and R.B. Stall High School a Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) Showcase School for the 2018-2019 school year. This honor highlights schools where students and staff are enjoying the change in their campus culture and academic performance of their students.
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CCSD National Merit Scholars
CCSD Students Receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships
04/18/2019
Five Charleston County School District (CCSD) scholars are receiving prestigious corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). They are part of the first group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Garrett Academy of Technology
Information about the Future of Garrett Academy of Technology
04/17/2019
With the opening of the CAS in August of 2020, Garrett Academy for Technology will close at the end of the 2019-20 school year, in June of 2020.
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Jayuntay Williams Finalist for CCSD Teacher of the Year
For Jayuntay Williams Greatness is an Obligation, not an Option
04/17/2019
Jayuntay Williams, a math teacher at West Ashely Advanced Studies Magnet was named Teacher of the Year at his school and now joins four others in the competition to be CCSD's 2019 Teacher of the Year.
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CCSD Summer Feeding Program
CCSD Taking Site Applications for 2019 Free Summer Meals Program
04/17/2019
For many children and teens, summer can be an exciting time filled with vacations, playtime, camps, and relaxation. But for others who rely on daily school meals, it can be a stressful time when you don’t know where your next meal will come from. About 25,000 students – or half of Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) total enrollment – qualify for free or reduced priced school meals during the school year.
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Stiles Point Teacher to Join Earthwatch
Stiles Point Teacher to Join Earthwatch Institute’s Research Team
04/16/2019
Stiles Point Elementary School is proud to announce fifth-grade teacher Erin Cymrot will join an Earthwatch Institute research team this summer for a 10-day expedition in Manitoba, Canada to help scientists understand climate change. Cymrot, who found out she was chosen to be a part of this group earlier this year, received this opportunity through Earthwatch’s Teach Earth USA Fellowship Program.
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CARTA Free Ride Program
School Students Can Now Ride CARTA Free
04/16/2019
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority, or CARTA, launched a new Free Student Fare pilot program that allows students in the system’s service area, ages 6 and older, to ride CARTA for free. Students and children under the age of 6 will continue to ride for free.
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SOA Orchestra
SOA Invited to Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic
04/15/2019
The Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) Symphony String Orchestra is the first South Carolina orchestra in 36 years to receive an invitation to attend the 73rd Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. This prestigious event will take place December 18-21, 2019, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.
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NCHS Visits Washington, DC
North Charleston High School Students Visit the Nation’s Capitol
04/15/2019
North Charleston High School (NCHS) seniors were treated to the opportunity of a lifetime last month when they were taken on a school field trip to Washington, DC to visit the U.S. Capitol, African American Museum, Arlington Cemetery, along with other memorable sites.
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CCSD Scholars Excel at Regional Science Fair
CCSD Students Lead the Way in Lowcountry Regional Science Fair
04/12/2019
CCSD scholars collected plenty of honors at the Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LRSEF) at TD Arena Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Twenty-six students from a total of seven CCSD schools received awards and/or placed in the top three in their division and category, including Academic Magnet High School’s Ishraq Haque who was the first place overall winner in the Senior 1 Division for his project called A Novel Arsenic Filtration System for Low-Income Families in Rural Bangladesh.
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CCSD Energy Award
CCSD Honored by State for Reducing Energy Consumption
04/12/2019
CCSD staff, at both the school and district level, constantly research and implement steps to reduce energy costs and consumption. These actions led to a state-level recognition, as CCSD was honored at the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers Conference today at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia for reducing “energy intensity” by 20 percent since the year 2000; it is called the 20% by 2020 Award. Ten entities, including eight school districts, were honored at the conference.
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CCSD Rolling out Compostable Trays
CCSD Rolls out Compostable Trays in all Cafeterias
04/10/2019
Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Nutrition Services launched a pilot program at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year to see if implementing compostable meal trays was feasible.
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James Costner
James Costner Brings Creativity to Learning
04/09/2019
James Costner has just five years of teaching under his belt, but longevity isn’t necessarily a requirement when applying for consideration as the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Teacher of the Year.
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Mission Critical Work
CCSD’s Mission Critical Work Underway
04/09/2019
Stakeholder teams in four of Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) constituent districts are beginning work on Mission-Critical Actions, and each are setting aside times to hear from parents and community members over the next few months.
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Erica Taylor
Taylor Named a #WhatWomenBring Nominee
04/05/2019
Erica Taylor, Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Chief of Staff, was named the 2019 Educator Nominee by the YWCA of Greater Charleston. Lavanda Brown, Executive Director of the YWCA, announced the 2019 #WhatWomenBring honorees March 20, 2019.
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Week of Young Child
Week of the Young Child Starts Monday
04/04/2019
Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers, and families with the Week of the Young Child™. This year’s Week of the Young Child is April 8-12, 2019.
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Erin Bua
Erin Bua Puts the Sparkle in Learning
04/03/2019
Boasting 27 years with CCSD, James B. Edwards Elementary School counselor Erin Bua was named a finalist for 2019 Teacher of the Year (TOY).
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STEM Community Day
STEM Community Day
04/02/2019
Liberty Hill STEM Day will be held on Saturday, April 6 at the Felix Pinckney Community Center.
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Elementary Chess Tournament
Schools Come Together for an Elementary Chess Tournament Series
04/01/2019
Three CCSD schools, Charleston Progressive Academy, Edmund A. Burns, and Julian Mitchell, have come together for an Elementary Chess Tournament Series this spring.
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Zoan Stokes
CCSD Teacher Wins Professional Development Scholarship
04/01/2019
CCSD teacher Zoan Stokes has been selected as one of five winners of the 2019 Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship.
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Early Learning - Goodwin
Early Learning Creates Community at Goodwin
04/01/2019
There is a lot to learn about entering Kindergarten. That’s why staff members at W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES) are helping families get an early jump on the 2019-2020 school year through their series of “CD Head Start Parent Meetings.”
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AMHS
Academic Magnet Takes Title at SC Science Olympiad
03/25/2019
The Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) Science Club continues to build on its impressive resume. The Raptors won the 2019 South Carolina Science Olympiad this past weekend at The Citadel in Charleston. AMHS won the varsity competition by 30 points, while the junior varsity team finished in 11th place. Academic Magnet’s Science Club advances to the National Science Olympiad, which is scheduled for June 1, 2019, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
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Teachers of Year at Statehouse
Teachers of the Year Tour Statehouse and Meet with Charleston Legislative Delegation
03/24/2019
CCSD 2018/2019 Teachers of the Year were treated to a guided tour of the State House in Columbia, S.C. and recognized on both the House of Representatives and Senate floors Thursday, March 20, 2019.
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Memminger
Memminger Elementary Picking Up New Sport
03/22/2019
Terms like cradling and clamping aren’t common in this area when it comes to sports. However, those words are growing in popularity at Memminger Elementary School thanks to its new lacrosse team.
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Hendrick BMW
CCSD Teachers Visit BMW Performance Academy
03/22/2019
The five Charleston County School District Teacher of the Year finalists added another accomplishment to their already impressive resumes on March 21, thanks to business partner Hendrick BMW of Charleston.
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Sanders-Clyde Head Start
CCSD Offers Family Style Dining at CD and Head Start Schools
03/21/2019
The three-year-old students in Shirley Alston and Marie Bennett’s class at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School have table manners that could rival most adults. That’s because the teachers spend every single day modeling proper mealtime etiquette through Family Style Dining.
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Wando HS - Webb
Wando Webb Named Journalist of the Year
03/20/2019
Greyson Webb, co-editor in chief of Legend, Wando High School’s award-winning yearbook, was named the 2019 South Carolina Scholastic Journalist of the Year last week by the SC Scholastic Press Association. Staff from Wando surprised her with the announcement in class.
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John Henry Smalls
Volunteer Celebrated for his 44 Years in Education
03/19/2019
Rarely do surprise birthday celebrations come as a surprise to the honoree. More often than not, someone accidentally lets the cat out of the bag. On one Sunday in February, John Henry Smalls Jr. had no clue that his family was having a celebration for him in the fellowship hall at Friendship AME Church in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village. His three children John III, Carlton and Keymeil, invited friends and family to gather after worship to celebrate his 80th birthday.
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Ladson Hand Shake Rally
Ladson High 5 & Handshake Rally
03/19/2019
Ladson ES and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) are participating in the High 5 and Handshake Rally as a way to strengthen the relationship between the school community and the local law enforcement agency that supports the school.
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Academic Magnet Wins Bowl
Academic Magnet Wins CCSD Academic Bowl 2019
03/19/2019
Academic Magnet High School recently won the 2019 CCSD Academic Bowl title with a victory in the finals at 75 Calhoun.
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 Charles Pinckney Elementary School’s chess team
Charles Pinckney Chess Team Captures State Crown
03/15/2019
Charles Pinckney Elementary School’s chess team has a tradition of success; the Pirates added to that tradition this past weekend in Columbia by winning a title at the South Carolina Scholastic Championships. They took home the K-5 Division crown; it is Pinckney’s ninth overall state championship in chess.
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Stephanie Haecherl
Whitesides Elementary School's Stephanie Haecherl Named SC Teacher of the Year Finalist
03/14/2019
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School teacher, Stephanie Haecherl (HECK-ruhl), at her school today with news that she has been selected as one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award.
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PLTW
Three CCSD Schools Recognized by Project Lead The Way
03/14/2019
Wando High School was the only high school in the state of South Carolina to be honored by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) as a Distinguished School for the 2018-2019 school year. Wando HS is also a repeat winner from CCSD.
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North-South All Star Game
CCSD Student Athletes to Participate in North-South All Star Game
03/14/2019
Good luck to our CCSD representatives in the annual North-South All-Star Game in Lexington this Saturday, March 16, 2019.
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Navy Week
Navy Week in CCSD
03/13/2019
CCSD is excited to be a part of Charleston Navy Week March 11-17, 2019; this program from the Navy Office of Community Outreach educates Americans about the United States Navy through a variety of engagements and activities.
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SeaPerch
CCSMS and Laing Capture Championships at 9th Annual Charleston SeaPerch Challenge
03/13/2019
Teams from Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (CCSMS) and Laing Middle School beat out their peers in the 9th annual Charleston SeaPerch Regional Challenge to claim overall victories.
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Library Journal
Jennifer Thrift named 2019 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Educator
03/12/2019
Charles Pinckney Elementary School’s teacher librarian, Jennifer Thrift, has been named a 2019 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Educator March 6, 2019.
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GlowFisch Hospitality
GlowFisch Hospitality Partners with CCSD to offer Hospitality Program
03/12/2019
CCSD makes a concerted effort to partner with local businesses to award, reward and recognize students and employees. Often those partnerships are education incentives.
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Burns CPN
Burns Beats the Field at 6th Annual CPN Social Studies Bowl
03/12/2019
Scholars from Edmund A. Burns Elementary School captured the 2019 Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) Social Studies Bowl title Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Charleston Museum.
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Stall High School
R.B. Stall Honored by College Board for Female Representation in Computer Science
03/11/2019
R.B. Stall High School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles.
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TTC Quest
CCSD Scholars and Schools Make Mark at TTC Quest
03/11/2019
CCSD students and schools performed at a high level once again at the 33rd Annual Quest Academic Competition at Trident Technical College (TTC) on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Three CCSD schools won team titles.
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Academic Bowl Finals
2019 CCSD Academic Bowl Finals
03/09/2019
The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Academic Bowl finals are set for Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Board Room at 75 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.
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EPPELSHEIMER
Dr. Eppelsheimer Honored with 2019 South Carolina Association of School Librarian’s Intellectual Freedom Award
03/09/2019
Wando High School Principal Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer was selected unanimously as the winner of the South Carolina Association of School Librarian’s (SCASL) Intellectual Freedom Award which honors those who stand firm for the freedom to read.
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MUSC Telehealth
CCSD Features 23 MUSC Telehealth Clinics Across District
03/08/2019
CCSD has expanded school-based health offerings thanks to a combined community partnership that allows students to receive diagnosis and treatment through Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) School-Based Health Program.
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TOY Finalists
Top 5 Finalists for 2019 Teacher of the Year Announced
03/07/2019
On Thursday, March 7, 2019 the district’s current TOY, Stephanie Haecherl, (Whitesides Elementary School) and District officials surprised the 2019 Top 5 finalists for CCSD Teacher of the Year.
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SeaPerch Challenge
9th Annual Charleston SeaPerch Challenge Set for Next Week
03/06/2019
Thirteen middle and high school teams from Charleston County School District will compete in the 9th Annual Charleston SeaPerch Challenge.
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STEM Awards
Five CCSD Teachers Receive Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association Grants
03/05/2019
The Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) Lowcountry Chapter annually gives $9,000 in STEM grants to Lowcountry teachers in grades 4-8. This year, five of the six grant winners are CCSD teachers.
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Gullah Luncheon
Students Treated to ‘Taste of Gullah’ During Black History Month
03/04/2019
CCSD Nutrition Services Department teamed up with Chef GioVanni Richardson, founder of ‘A Taste of Gullah,’ to connect curriculum to the cafeteria during Black History Month.
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CCSD 2019 Teacher of the Year
CCSD to Announce Top 5 Finalists for 2019 District Teacher of the Year
03/04/2019
The Top 5 finalists for the 2019 Charleston County School District (CCSD) Teacher of the Year will be unveiled throughout the course of the day on Thursday, March 7, 2019 on CCSD’s social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter (@CCSDConnects). The first announcement is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Representatives from the District will travel around the county, and make stops at five schools to surprise the finalists.
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Child Development
Application Period for CCSD Child Development Programs Now Open
03/01/2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is now accepting applications for Child Development (CD) programs for the 2019-2020 school year. The full-day CD/Pre-Kindergarten programs are for children who will be four years old by September 1 of the year of enrollment and allow the District to provide full-day instruction for eligible students at no cost to the family.
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Rain Gear for Mitchell Students
CCSD Alum Hosts Rain Gear Drive to Benefit Mitchell Elementary School Student
02/28/2019
Kris Kaylin knows what it’s like to trudge to school in the rain without a raincoat, umbrella, or rain boots. She would have been happy to have only an umbrella on her walk from the Gadsden Green Housing Project to Julian Mitchell Elementary School where the students dodged water filled ruts, oversized mud puddles, and muddy terrain. She and her peers often arrived soaked to the bone. After she witnessed current students enduring the same, she vowed to help. The downtown native kicked off the first annual Rain Gear Drive to benefit all of the students at Mitchell.
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Bread + Butter Partnership
Bread + Butter Chef Program Teaches Culinary Skills to CCSD Students
02/26/2019
Bridging the gap between job training and placement for Charleston’s hospitality community is the mission of Bread + Butter a program that provides culinary arts students the hands-on training they need to be successful in the hospitality industry. Co-founders Xan McLaughlin and Becky Burke developed this initiative idea in 2015.
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Adande African Drum
Adande African Drum and Dance performs at Laing
02/25/2019
Adande African Dance Company is under the artistic direction of Jesse Thrower. The group performed for Laing Middle School students Friday as part of Black History Month.
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Camp Road Literacy Fair
Camp Road Middle Family Literacy Fair
02/24/2019
Camp Road Middle School (CRMS) is hosting “A Night at the Camp”; school staff members are describing this as a “true family CAMPing experience.” CRMS families are invited to attend this literacy fair and enjoy several opportunities.
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MMA CTE
Military Magnet Students Preparing to Secure Their Dream Jobs
02/22/2019
Carla Ferrette-Clark, Sgt (US Air Force Reserve) SC PACE Candidate Educator at Military Magnet Academy (MMA) has a mission to expose her students to as much information as possible.
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Corcoran Book Visit
Young Author Shares Book With Peers at A.C. Corcoran
02/20/2019
Please “Don’t Touch my Magical Hair” is the latest children’s book from the Chocolate Kid Chronicles, written my mother and son duo, Dr. Vivian Jolley Bea and Charles Bea, Jr.
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Virtual Learning
Distance Learning Creates Equity Across the District
02/19/2019
A distance learning pilot program launched this school year in Charleston County School District (CCSD), is an effort to create equity and ensure all students have access to classes, especially AP classes.
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Boeing and CCSD
10 CCSD Students to Participate in Boeing South Carolina High School Internship Program
02/19/2019
Administrators of the Boeing South Carolina High School Internship Program have accepted ten Charleston County School District (CCSD) seniors to participate in this year’s spring cohort.
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TransitionFair
Preparing for Change: 2019 Transition Fair
02/16/2019
The 4th Annual Transition Fair is set for Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the College of Charleston - North Campus in North Charleston, SC. This event assists students with all types and levels of disabilities, and their families, for life after high school.
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Susan Friedrich
CCSD’s Susan Friedrich Receives National Honor
02/15/2019
CCSD is proud to announce Susan Friedrich is the Coalition on Adult Basic Education’s (COABE) 2019 Outstanding Administrator of the Year.
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Shoes That Fit
CCSD Students Benefit from ‘Shoes That Fit’ Program
02/15/2019
Morningside Middle School and James B. Edwards elementary school are two Charleston County schools that participate in the ‘Shoes That Fit’ program designed to tackle poverty by giving children in need, new athletic shoes.
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Baptist Hill -Liberia
Baptist Hill Teams Up with Constituent Board Member to Support Children in Liberia
02/15/2019
Baptist Hill’s Flip-Flop Campaign started when the students returned from winter break. As news spread about the initiative, E.B. Ellington Elementary School students and staff joined the effort. In less than a week, students, families, and staff donated over 350 flip-flops.
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Morningside Scholars
Morningside Scholars Serving Others
02/14/2019
Students at Morningside Middle School have a variety of options when it comes to clubs. One of them, the Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, is dedicated to community service. Scholars and sponsors in this group make an effort to brighten the lives of seniors living at Ashley Landing Assisted Living.
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AMHS Robotics
Academic Magnet Robotics Team Advances to National Competition
02/14/2019
The Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) Robotics Team is preparing for a major event this weekend; the National Nanoline Contest in Harrisburg, PA. AMHS seniors Gage Gailbreath, Stephen Hilton, Daniel Killough, John Paradise, and Bohan Wang qualified for the national competition with impressive performances in the regional competition February 2, 2019.
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Mt. Zion Educators
Mt. Zion Elementary is growing farmer-scholars!
02/13/2019
Mt. Zion educators are currently training with the School Gardening for South Carolina Educators program.
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Mount Pleasant Academy
Ocean Literacy Sets Sail at Mount Pleasant Academy
02/12/2019
Ocean and Environmental Literacy are popular curriculums being taught across the country. Educational Passages, an international company, is making this type of hands-on learning experience more accessible to students everywhere, including in Charleston County School District (CCSD).
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Chicora Elementary School
Chicora Elementary Appreciates Financial Support from Community Partners
02/11/2019
To get a glimpse of what community looks like, one can visit Chicora Elementary School and learn about the help they receive from multiple organizations. An example of that generosity was visible at the school Thursday, February 7, 2019 during a check presentation by the Chicora-Cherokee Neighborhood Association (CCNA).
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Mision Critical
CCSD Board Approves Mission Critical Actions
02/11/2019
The Charleston County School District Board of Trustees approved a list of “Mission-Critical Actions” at their Monday, February 11, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting in support of the District Strategic Plan, Clemson Equity and Inclusion recommendations, AdvancEd recommendations and Shared Future scenarios.
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St. James-Santee
Everyone at St. James-Santee is a HERO
02/08/2019
Principal LaCarma McMillan has cultivated positivity through various initiatives. One, in particular, is customized staff t-shirts. These shirts are not to be mistaken as your everyday spirit t-shirts.
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School Choice
CCSD’s School Choice Application Process for 2019-2020 School Year Starts Monday
02/08/2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) will open its School Choice application process for the 2019-2020 school year Monday, February 11, 2019; it will end Monday, March 11, 2019.
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Burke Band Scholarship
Burke Hosting Annual Band Scholarship Fair
02/08/2019
Burke High School is hosting the 14th Annual Band Scholarship Fair, which allows senior band students from around the Lowcountry, the state, and beyond to audition and earn band scholarships from participating colleges and universities.
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National Counseling Week
Providing Wrap Around Support and Services – CCSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
02/07/2019
CCSD is celebrating National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), February 4 - 8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. CCSD has 148 school counselors.
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Academic Magnet High School
Academic Magnet Science Club Members Score Well at State Competition
02/07/2019
Ishraq Haque’s mission of providing clean water for his parents’ hometown in Bangladesh is taking him to New Mexico. The sophomore at Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) won first place at the South Carolina Department of Defense Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Columbia.
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Signing Day
CCSD Hosts Signing Day
02/06/2019
Today, 49 student-athletes, in 11 different sports, from five Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools were honored at the 2019 CCSD National Signing Day Ceremony.
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Teacher of Year Inauguration
CCSD Hosts Teacher of the Year Inauguration and Leadership Summit
02/05/2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) Teachers of the Year were honored Friday, February 1, 2019 at an inauguration and leadership summit designed to celebrate teachers with a professional development focus on leadership through connections, collaboration, and advocacy.
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District 20 Volleyball
Middle School Volleyball Established in District 20
02/04/2019
A brand new athletic team with novice players is sure to have some struggles. However, when your entire school, your coach and your parents are behind you, it motivates you to push harder.
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National Signing Day
CCSD National Signing Day Ceremony Set for February 6
01/31/2019
Nearly 40 Charleston County School District (CCSD) student-athletes will be honored for signing a National Letter of Intent with a college athletic program at the District’s annual National Signing Day Ceremony.
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Presidential Scholar Program
16 CCSD Scholars Named U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidates
01/31/2019
Sixteen Charleston County School District (CCSD) scholars were named among more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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Briggman Honored for HR Word
Briggman Named SC Personnel Administrator of the Year
01/30/2019
Bill Briggman was named 2018-2019 SC Personnel Administrator of the Year Thursday at the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) 2019 Personnel Winter Conference in Columbia.
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Shared Future Project
Charleston Shared Future Project Addresses Education System
01/28/2019
What might our education system and our community look like in 2035? For the past four months, a 30-member team from across Charleston County came together as part of the Shared Future project to co-create a set of four scenarios to answer that question.
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#BeTheOnePinckney
Charles Pinckney Elementary Providing “Warmth” for Community
01/28/2019
Charles Pinckney Elementary School (CPES) has created a positive school culture, and staff and students are showcasing it on social media with the hashtag #BeTheOnePinckney. One of the most recent results of this positive atmosphere is the blanket project through the Student Ambassador Club. Paige Hoagland, a guidance counselor at CPES, and Assistant Principal Tiffany Henderson helped start the club this year to promote kindness and service throughout the school and community.
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Moultrie News Contest
Moultrie News Sponsoring Essay Contest
01/24/2019
The Moultrie News once again is co-sponsoring the annual Constitution Essay Contest in coordination with local attorney Larry Kobrovsky. All Charleston County School District Students and teachers are encouraged to participate.
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Mallory Posta
Ashley River Creative Arts Student Earns Cash for Cabbage
01/24/2019
Mallory Posta might not pursue the agricultural field when she gets older, but the fourth-grader at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School might have a future in that line of work. She was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for winning “best in state” in the 2018 Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. Mallory grew her cabbage at home during the spring semester of her third-grade year before submitting her prize-winning entry.
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Teacher Fair
Hiring Fair Scheduled for February 2
01/23/2019
Charleston County School District’s Annual Teacher Hiring Event is will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel on Lockwood Boulevard in downtown Charleston.
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Lowcountry Student Summit
CCSD Hosts Lowcountry Student Summit
01/23/2019
New in 2019 is the inaugural Clemson University Lowcountry Student Summit, set for Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina.
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Nutrition Services
Office of Nutrition Services Prepared to Feed Students of Federal/Contract workers
01/22/2019
Federal employees and federal government contractors in financial need are encouraged to apply to enroll their children in the Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Free and Reduced Meal program. Federal funding is in place for the Office of Nutrition Services to feed additional students during the government shutdown.
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Wando Band Community Service
Wando Band Wins National Advocacy Awards
01/21/2019
Wando High School’s Marching Band is known for winning awards for their performances on the field; they recently scored a program-best sixth place finish in the 2018 Bands of America Grand Nationals. However, the students, staff, and community members that make up the Wando Band have also built a reputation for serving the community, and that “performance” off the field has led to more awards.
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Spelling bee
Kumarasinghe Takes Top Spot in CCSD’s 2019 Spelling Bee
01/18/2019
It took 30 rounds to get to the final word of the night in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) 2019 Spelling Bee held January 17, 2019 at Burke High School. Orange Grove Charter School 7 th grader Ranitha Kumarasinghe spelled “debacle” with ease, giving him the title.
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School Nurse of Year
CCSD has State’s Top School Nurse for Second Year in a Row
01/17/2019
CCSD is proud to announce Jill Burgin, the school nurse at Stiles Point Elementary School, was named the 2019 South Carolina School Nurse of the Year by the South Carolina State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Environmental Control this week. This is the second straight year a nurse from CCSD has earned this honor; Mary Ford Elementary School’s Charlene Barbot won this award in 2018.
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Career and Technology Education
Career and Technology Education Opens Doors for all CCSD Students
01/17/2019
A recent Talent Demand Study presented to the CCSD Board of Trustees showed that strong job growth is making it increasingly harder to fill open positions from either the existing workforce or new local graduates. To address and help fill those positions, Richard Gordon, Executive Director of CTE with CCSD, worked with education, community, industry, and advisory committees to craft career clusters at the new North Charleston (opens in 2020) and West Ashley (opens in 2021) Centers for Advanced Studies.
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Yaschik Service Award
Zucker/Stall Graduate Wins Yaschik Service Above Self Award
01/16/2019
Brandon Trollinger, a former Jerry Zucker Middle School student and a graduate of Stall High School, is the December recipient of the Yashchik Service Above Self Award.
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Dr. Postlewait
Postlewait Receives Patriot Award
01/15/2019
CCSD is excited to announce Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait is receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award.
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#Race4Wanza
#Race4Wanza Provides CCSD Students with Scholarships
01/15/2019
Join the Race 4 Achievement in the annual Doughnut Dash 5k #Race4Wanza taking place March 23rd, 2019. This event which pays tribute to TyWanza Sanders by funding three $1,000 scholarships for seniors in the Charleston, SC, area.
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Riverdogs Reading Around Bases
“Reading Around the Bases” with the RiverDogs Continues
01/11/2019
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce its joint program with the Charleston RiverDogs, “Reading Around the Bases,” is back for the third year in a row.
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Spelling Bee 2019
Annual District Spelling Bee Set for Next Week
01/10/2019
More than 40 students are invited to participate in the County School District’s annual (CCSD) Spelling Bee.
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Magnet and School Choice Delay
Application Process for Magnet and choice schools delayed
01/09/2019
The application process for Charleston County School District's magnet and choice schools has been delayed while the Board of Trustees considers recommended changes for the upcoming school year at their January 28 meeting.
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CCSD Transportation
CCSD Board Approves Ad Hoc Transportation Committee
01/08/2019
The formation of a temporary Ad Hoc Transportation Committee was approved at the December 2018 Board Meeting by the CCSD Board of Trustees.
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Stop the Bleed
CCSD Initiates Stop the Bleed Training for Staff
01/07/2019
Charleston County School District kicked off the new year with a life-saving initiative that will be available to district employees in every school over the next few months.
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Britney Gonzalez works with a young Angel Oak scholar
Ambassador Program Fosters Inclusion and Peer-to-Peer Learning
01/01/2019
Bilingual students at St. John’s High School are setting the example for what a successful high school student looks like. They are taking ownership of their education by participating in the new Ambassador Program that pairs non-English speaking students with a Heritage speaking student.
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Emilie Woody
Emilie Woody as Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
12/22/2018
CCSD is excited to announce and welcome Emilie Woody as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
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Board Approves Magnet
Board Approves Magnet and Choice Recommendations; Hears Update on 2020 Goals
12/20/2018
The Charleston County School Board of Trustees approved 10 recommendations impacting the District’s magnet and choice schools beginning with the 2019-20 school year
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Community Partners
Community Partners Help CCSD Families in Need
12/20/2018
In October, representatives of The InterTech Group Foundation contacted guidance counselors from six Charleston County School district Title 1 schools that the company’s foundation has partnered with in past years.
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Students with Goodwin Principal
Gingerbread with the Principal at Goodwin Sparks Holiday Spirit
12/14/2018
Principal Natasha Jones and the staff at W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES) are continuing to build on an established, positive relationship with the school community. Jones hosted the first annual “Gingerbread with the Principal” December 12, 2018. About 60 families attended the event, which also served as Principal Jones’ second school-wide meet and greet with WBGES parents this year.
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MUSC Boeing Center and CCSD
MUSC Boeing Center and CCSD Partnership Improving the District’s Wellness Culture
12/13/2018
What started as a programmatic health initiative at Burke High School ten years ago, has turned into a district-wide wellness commitment within Charleston County School District (CCSD).
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Cindy Bohn Coats
Cindy Bohn Coats Elected as SCSBA Region 2 Director
12/12/2018
Cindy Bohn Coates, CCSD Board of Trustees member was elected as Region 2 Director of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) during the association’s annual Delegate Assembly in Charleston this past Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was elected to a four-year term. Region 2 serves Charleston County
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Pinckney and Beta Club
Charles Pinckney Elementary Named National Beta School of Distinction
12/12/2018
The staff at Charles Pinckney Elementary School (CPES) is excited to announce their school is a National Beta 2018-2019 National School of Distinction. This award is given to Beta Chapters at schools that are striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership, and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction Award is designed to award those schools that show an increase in membership for the current school year.
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MSE Brentwood Wellness Grant
Meeting Street @Brentwood Awarded $6,000 Wellness Grant
12/11/2018
Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood has received a Wellness Inspired School Environment (WISE) award from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation!
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One of CCSD's Tiger Teams
Tiger Teams Tackle School Work Orders
12/10/2018
In a school district as large as Charleston County there are numerous and very diverse maintenance needs. To be proactive, the Charleston County School District’s Facilities Management Department has created Tiger Teams to handle maintenance and cosmetic issues that arise at each school.
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SC DHEC Grant
James B. Edwards Receives SC DHEC Grant for $1,500
12/04/2018
James B. Edwards Elementary School (JBE) received a South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control grant for $1,500.
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Stem Premier Future Makers
Demonstration of SC Future Makers Program at North Charleston High School
12/04/2018
On Tuesday, December 4th, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) and STEM Premier presented the SC Future Makers program to seniors and faculty North Charleston High School.
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Solar Sprint
Northwoods Middle School Wins Grant for Students
12/03/2018
Carole Bennage-Hernandez, seventh-grade science teacher at Northwoods Middle, won a grant for her students to compete in the Junior Solar Sprint Challenge (JSS).
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JBE Receive Herb Garden Grant
James B. Edwards Named Samull Herb Garden Grant Awardee
12/03/2018
The Herb Society of America's Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant Committee has selected James B. Edwards Elementary School to receive a grant for $300 to be used towards their herb garden project.
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Champions of Environment
Champions of the Environment award - Burke High & Jane Edwards Elementary
11/30/2018
Benjamin Plants and Peter Locher, teachers of World Geography and Earth Science at Burke High, have won a Champions of the Environment award.
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SC State Report Cards
State Releases School Report Cards
11/29/2018
The South Carolina School Report Cards released Friday provide information to build that understanding.
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Amazon Coming to Jane Edwards Elementary
Amazon Hour of Code at Jane Edwards
11/29/2018
Amazon, one of the top electronic commerce companies in the world, is sending representatives to Jane Edwards Elementary School for Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9, 2018).
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Tuskegee Airmen
History Comes Alive at Buist Academy with Tuskegee Airmen
11/20/2018
A documented original Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Eugene J. Richardson, Jr. and flight instructor, Retired Col. Robert Hughes, spoke to Buist Academy students last week. They both served during the World War II era.
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Summer Residency
CCSD’s Summer Residency Received a $1,000 Award from the WhatWorksSC celebration
11/03/2018
As a finalist, CCSD’s Summer Residency received a $1,000 cash award at the WhatWorksSC celebration luncheon on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
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District 23 Vacancy
St. Paul's Constituent District 23 Vacancy
07/19/2018
The vacant seat will be appointed by the Charleston County School District Board upon the recommendation of the St. Paul’s Constituent District No. 23 Board.
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CPN Art
Charleston Promise Neighborhood Program Supports Art at Sanders-Clyde
07/18/2018
Fifth-grade students from Sanders-Clyde Elementary School visited Redux Contemporary Art Center to learn more about the artistic process and their own Inspirational Pathways.
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John Cobb
John Cobb to Lead Administrator Mentoring and Coaching at CCSD
05/19/2018
CCSD announces that John E. Cobb has been appointed the Executive Director of Administrator Mentoring and Coaching for the district. Mr. Cobb currently serves as the Executive Director of Elementary Learning on special assignment as Principal at Edmund A. Burns Elementary.
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New Tech Network
Burke Earns Honor in First Year with New Tech Network
04/26/2018
When Burke High School (BHS) became part of the New Tech Network (NTN) program for the 2017-18 school year, school administrators and staff were excited about the doors this partnership could open for students. As it turns out, the administrators, staff, and students were ready to walk through those doors together, and did so in a way that earned them NTN’s 2018 Best in Network award earlier this month
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Northwoods Middle School logo
Northwoods Middle Receives $20,000 Grant from Project Lead The Way
03/16/2018
Northwoods Middle School (NMS) is excited to announce it has earned a $20,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which will allow students to have more access to computer science courses. In turn, that will give scholars at NMS an advantage in their education and future careers.
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West Ashley Head Start students
CCSD Accepting Applications for Early Childhood Programs
03/16/2018
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is currently accepting applications for Child Development, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs for the 2018-2019 school year. Children who enroll in these programs attend at no cost to the family.
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PAWS FOR LITERACY
PAWS Literacy Program Helping Students Overcome Reading Obstacles
03/15/2018
Kerri Price, a Language and Humanities teacher at Buist Academy is passionate about dogs and reading. She started the non-profit Paws for Literacy and has brought joy to people at schools, nursing homes, hospitals and where ever there is a need.
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Community Meeting
District 20 Listening Session - Special Education
03/15/2018
CCSD would like to invite our teachers and families of exceptional children in Downtown Charleston schools to participate in listening sessions with district administrators.
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Walkout Day
CCSD Students Participate in National Walkout Day
03/14/2018
Today's activities of remembrance were organized with school safety and security as the primary focus; and based on feedback from school leaders, the events were successful.
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D10 Board Seat is Open
Constituent District 10 Board Seat Now Open
03/12/2018
The vacant seat will be appointed by the Charleston County School District Board upon the recommendation of the St. Andrews Constituent
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CCSD Spellers Sweep Podium at Spellbound!
CCSD Spellers Sweep Podium at Spellbound!
03/10/2018
Orange Grove Charter School’s Ranitha Kumarasinghe was not going to be denied a second time for a major Spelling Bee title this winter. The 6th grader edged out Asher Wallen, an 8th grader from Buist Academy, in the finals to win the 2018 Post and Courier SpellBound! Spelling Bee title on March 8, 2018.
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Seaperch CCSD Winners
Two CCSD Schools Capture Championships at 8th Annual Charleston SeaPerch Challenge
03/09/2018
Scholars and teachers from Buist Academy and Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (CCSMS) will start their summer break a little later than the rest of their peers
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PLTW Distinguished Schools
Three More CCSD Schools Recognized by Project Lead The Way
03/09/2018
Three high schools in the state of South Carolina were honored recently by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) as Distinguished Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.
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Laing Middle School Cranes
SC Ports, ZPMC Officials Present Crane Model to Laing Middle School
03/09/2018
On the heels of last week's arrival of two neo-Panamax cranes, today officials from South Carolina Ports Authority and Chinese crane manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) presented a model of the new cranes to Laing Middle School.
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Read like a sports star
Pinckney ES Holds Read Like a Sports Star Week
03/07/2018
Several athletes share the importance of literacy with the students at Charles Pinckney Elementary. Teams in attendance this year were: CofC Women’s Soccer, Wando Swimming, Wando Boys Lacrosse, Wando Boys Soccer, Wando Volleyball, Cario Volleyball, Cario Baseball, Wando Football, Wando Softball, Wando Boys Basketball, Lowcountry Lacrosse LLC, and Oceanside Collegiate Academy athletes.
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Project Lead the Way
Cario Named Distinguished School for STEM and Career Learning Program
03/06/2018
Cario Middle was recognized as a national Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. CMS is one of just 110 middle schools in the country, and only one of five in South Carolina, to receive this honor in 2018.
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EY Donates to St Johns
Ernst & Young Gifts $20,000 to Kiawah Cares Foundation to Support St. John’s HS Students
03/05/2018
EY donated $20,000 to the foundation to support KCF’s partnership with St. John’s High School (SJHS). KCF will use this gift to purchase required textbooks for dual credit courses at Trident Technical College.
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Jack Hosley
Academic Magnet Scholar to Present Thesis at Regional Conference
03/05/2018
Jack Hosley is passionate, and successful, in several areas of his life. For example, the senior at Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) is going to attend Macalester College in Minnesota on a baseball scholarship. He also takes an active stance against bullying; he wrote his senior thesis about that topic.
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CPN Quiz Bowl
James Simons Claims 5th Annual Social Studies Bowl Title - UPDATED
03/02/2018
Students from Chicora Elementary School (defending champion), Edmund A. Burns Elementary School, James Simons Elementary School, Mary Ford Elementary School, and Sanders-Clyde Elementary School will compete in Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s (CPN) 2018 Social Studies Bowl.
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CCSD Top 5 Finalists
CCSD Surprises Top 5 Finalists for Teacher of the Year
03/01/2018
Five dedicated educators received a major surprise when representatives from CCSD and MINI of Charleston rolled up to their school to tell them they have been selected as a Top 5 finalist for 2018 CCSD Teacher of the Year.
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Dunston Surprise
Burlington Stores, Inc. and AdoptAClassroom.org to Give $10,000 to Teachers at Matilda F. Dunston Primary
02/28/2018
Representatives from Burlington Stores, Inc. and AdoptAClassroom.org surprised teachers and staff at Matilda F. Dunston Primary School with a donation of $10,000 to be used for classroom supplies in the 2018-2019 school year.
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Academic Bowl
Three Schools to Compete in 2018 CCSD Academic Bowl Finals
02/27/2018
Please join us for an exciting competition between the top three schools in this year’s double-elimination tournament: Academic Magnet High School (AMHS), Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA), and Wando High School (WHS).
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Early College High School Open House
Open House and Online Information Sessions to be Held on February 28
02/27/2018
ECHS will be holding an Open House and three Online Informational Sessions on February 28.
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St Andrews Math and Science
St. Andrews Math and Science Students Participate in SC Elementary Honors Choir
02/21/2018
Two students from St. Andrew's Math and Science, Evie Turner and Molly Jackson, participated in the South Carolina Elementary Honors Choir this past weekend
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Security Procedures
Informational Document Outlining the District’s Safety Measures
02/21/2018
CCSD’s collective thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of and all those affected by last week’s tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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Parent U
Parent U to Hold Raising Successful Children in the 21st Century Event
02/19/2018
Join Parent University's "Raising Successful Children in the 21st Century". It will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Military Magnet Academy.
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Jacqueline Healy
Laing MS Teacher Named January's Educator of the Month by the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative
02/16/2018
Jacqueline Healy, 7th-grade teacher at Laing Middle School was awarded January's Educator of the Month by the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative and their partner WCIV ABC News 4.
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Buist Academy Scholars Discuss 1961 MLK Recording
02/16/2018
This week, 14 8th graders at Buist Academy took part in what can be described as a deliberative dialogue, roundtable discussion after listening to the recently discovered audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the early 1960's
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Listening Session
West Ashley and James Island Community Listening Session
02/14/2018
CCSD would like to invite our teachers and families of exceptional children in West Ashley and James Island schools to participate in listening sessions with district administrators.
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Patricia Polacco
Award-Winning Author Patricia Polacco to Visit CCSD
02/14/2018
Patricia Polacco, the award-winning author and illustrator, has rescheduled her visit to the Lowcountry and appearances at multiple Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools.
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Ajani Brooks is a leader at Baptist Hill Middle High School
Prestigious ROTC Honor Goes to Baptist Hill Student
02/13/2018
Ajani Brooks is a leader at Baptist Hill Middle High School (BHMHS); in the classroom, and in the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) program. The United States Department of the Army noticed, too. For her academic excellence, military knowledge, and leadership, Brooks received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this month.
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Preparing for Change
Preparing for Change: Transition Fair Returns for Third Year
02/12/2018
Charleston County School District (CCSD), Berkeley County School District, Dorchester School District Two, Dorchester School District Four, the City of Charleston, and the Charleston Collaborative Action Network (CAN) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Transition Fair. This event assists students with varying abilities and their families for life after high school.
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Minnie Hughes PTA
Minnie Hughes PTA wins a $1,000 grant from National PTA
02/12/2018
Minnie Hughes Elementary School's PTA won a $1,000 grant from National PTA to host a family literacy night during Take Your Family to School Week, Feb. 11-17, 2018.
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Signing Day
Another Successful Class of CCSD Student-Athletes Moving on to Next Level
02/08/2018
44 student-athletes, in 10 different sports, from seven Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools were honored at the 2018 CCSD National Signing Day Ceremony.
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Carolina Classic
Shelton Brown and Skylar Blackstock Selected to NC/SC Basketball Classic
02/07/2018
West Ashley High School's Shelton Brown and Wando High School's Skylar Blackstock have been selected to the 21st Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic.
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Job Shadowing
Job Shadowing at Camp Road Middle School
02/04/2018
Six-hundred students, or roughly 75% of the student body at Camp Road Middle School, participated in job shadowing on February 1.
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District Public Review
District Public Review of Textbook Materials for 2018
02/01/2018
CCSD will hold a District Public Review of Textbook Materials for 2018. The review will take place next Tuesday, February 6 at Burke High School.
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Special Education Listening Sessions
CCSD to Hold Special Listening Session - MT P
01/29/2018
Please join CCSD for a session with district level administrators regarding strengths and challenges in the district’s provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities.
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CCSD Calendar
Board of Trustees Approves Revised 2018-19 Calendar
01/29/2018
The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees (BOT) held a Special Called Meeting this afternoon, and approved recommended changes to the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar by a 7-0 vote.
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CCSD Spelling Bee
“Vernacular” Clinches 2018 CCSD Spelling Bee for Charles Pinckney Elementary 5th Grader
01/26/2018
Jenna Zimmerman knew she had the title. Well, at the end anyway. Once the 5th grader from Charles Pinckney Elementary School heard the word she had to spell in the final round to win the 2018 Charleston County School District (CCSD) Spelling Bee last night, she spelled it out with confidence.
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CCSD Summer Meals
CCSD Seamless Summer Food Program Working to Close Food Gap
01/24/2018
Last summer, CCSD served 293,950 free breakfast and lunch meals to kids and teens all across Charleston County. That's 4% more lunches and 10% more breakfasts than summer 2016.
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Spelling Bee
CCSD Scholars Ready to Compete in Annual Spelling Bee
01/23/2018
Approximately 30 students will participate in Charleston County School District’s annual (CCSD) Spelling Bee. The winner will be one of 18 CCSD scholars to advance to the Post and Courier SpellBound! Spelling Bee in March at Charleston Southern University’s Lightsey Chapel.
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Read Around the Bases
Reading Around the Bases with the RiverDogs Returns
01/18/2018
CCSD students are set to “read” their way to Riley Park this semester through “Reading Around the Bases,” a joint initiative with the Charleston RiverDogs and CCSD.
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Educator Fair
CCSD to Hold Educator Recruitment Fair
01/17/2018
CCSD will hold its annual educator recruitment event on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at R.B. Stall High School.
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CCPL and Burke Partnership
CCPL to Partner with Burke on Special Civil Rights Project
01/17/2018
CCPL has partnered with Burke High School to provide support to its sophomore students as they complete a special project that highlights the topic of civil rights suppression around the world.
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Nurses Honored
The State’s Top School Nurse and School Nurse Administrator Reside in CCSD
01/16/2018
CCSD is proud to announce two of its employees were honored by the South Carolina State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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Please become a mentor for a student in the Charleston County School District and/or help us recruit mentors.
Be a Mentor Orientation
01/13/2018
Please become a mentor for a student in the Charleston County School District and/or help us recruit mentors.
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CCSD’s School Choice Online Application Process Launched for the 2018-2019 School Year
01/12/2018
Charleston County School District launched its School Choice online application process for the 2018-2019 school year Wednesday, January 10, 2018; it will end Friday, February 9, 2018. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s annual application process.
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Academic Calendar Voting
2018-2019 Academic Calendar Voting Now Open
01/11/2018
Vote now on the three academic calendar options for the 2018-2019 school year. The survey link below is open now through January 22, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.
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Special Education Listening Sessions
CCSD to Hold Special Education Listening Sessions
01/10/2018
Please join CCSD for a session with district level administrators regarding strengths and challenges in the district’s provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities.
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Coffee with Dr. Postlewait
Coffee with the Superintendent
01/05/2018
Dr. Postlewait will meet with parents and stakeholders ​periodically​ to listen, learn and determine ways to ensure that 'Students are the Heart of our Work' in Charleston County School District
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Revised Winter Weather Schedule
CCSD Workday Monday; Students Return Tuesday REVISED
01/02/2018
The Charleston County School District (CCSD) will be altering its operations this week due to the possibility of wintry precipitation in our area.
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West Ashley HS
West Ashley High Participates in Giant Greeting Card Competition
12/21/2017
The holidays are shining a little brighter for students from the West Ashley High School (WAHS) Art Club and Wildcat International Club, along with a number of others who have an interest in the arts. They are celebrating an honorable mention honor in the annual James Island County Park Festival of the Lights Giant Greeting Card Competition.
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Sanders-Clyde Holiday Meals
Sanders-Clyde Holiday Meals Set for Winter Break
12/20/2017
Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Elementary School (SCCAES), with support from Charleston County School District’s Department of Nutrition Services, is launching a pilot program, Sanders-Clyde Holiday Meals. For seven days during the upcoming winter break, the school will serve lunch.
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C.E. Williams Middle Schools
National Organization Honors C.E. Williams Middle
12/19/2017
C.E. Williams (CEW) Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts has received initial designation as a School to Watch (STW) by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. CEW is the only school in South Carolina to receive initial designation for the 2017-2018 school year, and is the first in CCSD.
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STEM
December STEM Learning News
12/18/2017
Charleston County School District is excited to expand learning opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through PLTW (Project Lead The Way). PLTW is being offered to scholars at North Charleston Elementary (NCES), Morningside Middle (MMS), and North Charleston High (NCHS) schools. We are happy to have Ms. Lynn Clegg as STEM Coordinator and Ms. Cheryl Walden as STEM Community Engagement Specialist on board to help us achieve this goal.
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CCSD Principals Receive Digital Learning Award
12/14/2017
For each adaptive digital content title each month, CCSD is recognizing the teacher and the school with the highest average quality usage.
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JJ Watt Foundation
NFL Star’s Foundation Boosts Athletics at Jerry Zucker
12/12/2017
JZMS is receiving nearly $20,000 from the J.J. Watt Foundation to pay for uniforms and equipment. The donation will be used to purchase supplies for the Lightning soccer, volleyball, football, and basketball teams.
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Alea McKinley
English Students at SOA Become Music Journalists for a Week
12/09/2017
Alea McKinley, who is in her second year at SOA (and sixth year in Charleston County School District), developed a plan to bring a music journalist in to her class for a week, so her students could learn how to write in a different style, and facing deadlines. The plan began in May when she read Erin Osmon’s Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost.
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Constituent District 2 Vacancy Announced
Moultrie Constituent District 2 Vacancy Announced
12/08/2017
The Moultrie Constituent District Board has an immediate seat open for District 2 - Sullivan's Island area. This is an unexpired term ending November 2020
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Internal Sales Tax Controls
Internal Controls Remain Strong Over Sales Tax Building Program
12/07/2017
CCSD recently received a positive report on its internal controls for the 2011-2016 One Cent Sales Tax Building Program (also known as Phase III).
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Celina Anthony Named to Hispanic Studies Advisory Board at CofC
12/07/2017
Celina Anthony who has worked for the Charleston County School District (CCSD) since 1997 has been named to the Hispanic Studies Advisory Board at the College of Charleston. She also worked as the ESOL bilingual coordinator for five years and currently works for the CCSD Department of Federal Programs as the Title I bilingual coordinator, where she continues to assist English language learners and families.
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College Board Honor Roll
CCSD Earns Spot on 2017 AP District Honor Roll
12/06/2017
CCSD is proud to announce its selection to the College Board’s 8th Annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll. This is the second time in five years CCSD has received this honor; 2013 was the last year the District made this list.
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Buist Takes First Place in Mock Trial Competition
12/05/2017
The 2017 State Middle School Mock Trial Competition took place this past weekend at the Richland County Central Court at Decker Center. Twelve teams advanced from the regional competitions to the state competition held on December 1st and 2nd, representing all corners of the state.
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Lara Latto to Serve as Chicora Principal
Lara Latto to Serve as Principal of Chicora Elementary; Longtime Principal Mary Reynolds Set to Retire
12/04/2017
Replacing Mary Reynolds as the leader of Chicora will be Lara Latto, who for the last seven years, has served as the principal of Harbor View Elementary School. A 27-year veteran educator in CCSD, Latto is a proven academic leader who brings a unique and creative approach to school leadership, which will make her school transition seamless.
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Baptist Hill Announces Ticket Sales and Travel Plans for SCHSL A State Championship Football Game
11/29/2017
Baptist Hill Middle High School’s (BHMHS) varsity football team is in the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) state championship game for the first time in program history, and school leaders are inviting fans throughout Charleston County School District (CCSD) to support the Bobcats in person.
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CCSD Superintendent Evaluated
11/28/2017
All nine Board of Trustees members participated in Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait’s evaluation, which concluded today after a productive discussion.
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Recap from Memminger's Second Annual Doughnuts for Dads
11/27/2017
Memminger Elementary IB World School held its second annual Doughnuts for Dads on Monday, November 20th.
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Carolina Park’s Dedication Ceremony Set for Thursday
11/27/2017
Carolina Park Elementary School (CPES) leaders, along with Charleston County School District officials, are holding a dedication ceremony for the new school and building. CPES opened its doors to students and the community in August 2017
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Alexis Glover
Wando’s Glover Named National Coach of the Year
11/21/2017
When it comes to volleyball in the state of South Carolina, Alexis Glover is a coaching legend. Wando’s head coach added to her legendary status this week as she was named the 2017 United States Marines Corps/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National High School Coach of the Year.
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CCSD Teacher Residency Program Supports Novice Teachers
11/15/2017
This past summer, CCSD established the Summer Teacher Residency Program which pairs emerging educators with experienced and successful master teachers in a classroom setting at a high-poverty, high-needs school.
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CCSD is Proud to Announce New Appointments
11/13/2017
CCSD announces appointments of: Robin Jones, Executive Director of Instructional Programs Michelle Simmons, Interim Director of Elementary Learning Community
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NFL Star Works With Goodwin Scholars to Address Bullying
11/12/2017
Carlos Dunlap continues to work with W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES), where his mother, Dr. Diane Ross, is the principal.
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Academic Magnet’s Jenny Yao Receives Prestigious Honor
11/08/2017
Yao was named a semifinalist in this year’s Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science, and technology for high school students
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Stille Promoted to Director of Guidance and Counseling
11/07/2017
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is excited to announce Fronde Stille (pronounced FROHND STEEL-ee) is moving to the district level to become the new Director of Guidance and Counseling Services.
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Burke to Hold Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
11/06/2017
The Burke High School (BHS) JROTC is hosting its annual Veterans Day Ceremony to celebrate the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of our local military veterans.
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Buist to be Honored in Department of Education Ceremony
11/06/2017
November 6 and 7, the United States Department of Education will honor the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) at the NBRS Ceremony in Washington D.C.
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Wando Band Delivers a Memorable Performance at Regionals
11/01/2017
The Wando Marching Band lived up to and surpassed their own expectations and high standards by delivering another award-winning performance at the 2017 Bands of America Super Regionals inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
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CCSD After School Programs Going Pink
10/27/2017
Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Expanded Learning is participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a few ways, including “Kaleidoscope Goes Pink” on Friday, October 27, 2017.
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Military Magnet to Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary
10/25/2017
Military Magnet Academy will be celebrating 20 years of developing leaders for the 21st century the weekend of November 9-11, 2017.
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Hursey Wins School Music & Arts Program Grant from Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation
10/23/2017
Congratulations to Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary on receiving a $1,500 grant from Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation!
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North Charleston and Garrett Academy Football Teams Leading the Way for Unity in the Community
10/20/2017
The North Charleston High School (NCHS) and Garrett Academy of Technology football teams were supposed to play each other on Friday, October 28, 2016.
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Dunston Receives Hometown Huddle Grant from the Carolina Panthers
10/19/2017
The Hometown Huddle advisory committee has awarded a grant of $4,000 to Matilda F. Dunston Primary School from the Carolina Panthers and the NFL. The grant is designated to support the purchase of new recess equipment for students in grades Pre-K-3.
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Murray-LaSaine and Hursey Elementary Receive SC DHEC Recycling Education Grant
10/18/2017
Murray-LaSaine Elementary and Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary recently received a South Carolina DHEC Recycling Education grant.
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USA Today Nominates North Charleston HS Digital Arts and Design Teacher for National Award
10/17/2017
Congratulations to Ms. Cory McBee, Digital Art and Design Instructor at North Charleston High School on her nomination in the “Makers in the USA: Best Arts & Crafts” contest in USA Today!
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Dr. Postlewait to Hold Open Office Hours REVISED
10/17/2017
Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait has scheduled "Open Office Hours" throughout all CCSD districts during the month of October.
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Academic Magnet Students Win Community Service Award
10/13/2017
Over the summer two AMHS students, Ruth Middleton and Maya Pai (both 9G) along with one SOA student, Jonathan Yi (9G) received The Milton Wolf 1st Winner Award for their Community Service Project, MUSC Bibs for Babes.
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Harbor View Elementary Unmanned Sailboat Lands in Ireland
10/12/2017
Much like the Carolina Dreamer unmanned sailboat that landed in Wales 2 years ago, Harbor View Elementary School Gifted and Talented students launched (via US Coast Guard Base Charleston) a 5-foot unmanned sailboat on May 10th, 2017.
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Minnie Hughes Hosted Third Annual Literacy Night
10/10/2017
Minnie Hughes hosted their 3rd annual Literacy Night partnered with Barnes and Noble of West Ashley on October 5, 2017.
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Cario Scholar’s “Heart” Leads to Honor From YESCarolina
10/06/2017
Thomas C. Cario Middle School 8th grader Olivia Crosby is a living example of paying it forward, and being rewarded for having a generous spirit and attitude.
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Wando Band Takes Title in Summerville Competition
10/05/2017
The Wando High School Marching Band’s began the season by continuing its winning tradition; it swept the awards at the Gus Moody Memorial Tournament of Champions at Summerville High School on September 23, 2017.
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Multiple CCSD Schools Creating Afterschool Opportunities with 21st Century Grants
10/04/2017
Charleston County School District (CCSD) can announce five of its schools will receive a substantial boost for expanded learning through a federal grant program, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC).
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Super Socktober at Laurel Hill Primary School
10/03/2017
Mrs. Setser’s second graders at Laurel Hill Primary were trying to think of ways to make their school and community a better place.
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Camp Road Middle Welcomes Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander CANCELED
09/18/2017
Camp Road Middle School (CRMS) at James Island is proud to welcome award-winning author Kwame Alexander; he will deliver a presentation for 7th-grade students, and participate in a book signing/meet the author session.
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Solar Eclipse Safety
08/16/2017
Although CCSD students and staff will not be in school on Monday, August 21, we encourage everyone in our CCSD family to review eclipse eye safety information.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for CCSD’s Early College High School
08/14/2017
The inaugural class and staff at Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Early College High School (ECHS) will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of this program
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CCSD Students Put Their Names on the Dotted Line at Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day
08/11/2017
The 4th Annual Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day was held at Trident Technical College (TTC) August 8, 2017. Fifty-nine students, including 25 from Charleston County School District (CCSD), made their commitment to local businesses “official” by signing a document.
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Wando Band Holds School Supply Drive for Lowcountry Orphan Relief
08/10/2017
Members of the Wando High School Marching Band, which placed eighth in the nation at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis last year, collected supplies and funds for Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR) during their first week of practice.
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Celebrate a New Beginning at the 2017 First Day Festival
08/09/2017
Join us at the First Day Festival for a day of family fun and activities! Exhibitors will be on-site to provide information about education and community services, and will be handing out free bags of school supplies as well.
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