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  • JBE librarian receives 2021 Intellectual Freedom Award

    Heidi Benton, James B. Edwards Elementary School teacher-librarian, has received the 2021 Intellectual Freedom Award from the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. She was nominated by Christy James, District Library and Media Services Coordinator for Charleston County School District. This award recognizes those who advocate for the First Amendment rights of students, teachers, and citizens of South Carolina.

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  • NCES second graders take state championship in READBowl ‘21

    Jessica Kirkpatrick’s second graders at North Charleston Elementary School (NCES) learned that they had read their way to becoming the South Carolina State Champions in the K-2 Primary Conference for READBowl ’21.

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  • C.E. Williams’ Keerthana Samuel defends CCSD Spelling Bee crown with virtual victory

    C.E. Williams Middle School’s Keerthana Samuel wasn’t able to go to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the 2020 Charleston County School District (CCSD) Spelling Bee and Post and Courier Spellbound! champion has another shot to compete at the national level this year. The seventh-grader captured her second straight district title by winning the virtual event last week.

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  • CCSD taking site applications for 2021 Free Summer Meals Program

    CCSD’s Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to approved sites in lower-income areas of Charleston County through its Seamless Summer Feeding Program (SSFP). The program will operate Monday through Friday from Monday, June 21, 2021, through Friday, August 6, 2021.

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  • CCSD Seeks Community Volunteer to Serve on the District’s Audit & Finance Committee

    The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees is seeking community or industry leaders with training and education experience in Business, Finance, or Accounting to serve on the CCSD Audit & Finance Committee for the two-year term ending March 2023, with the possibility of annual renewals after that time.

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  • “Champion Kids” from A.C. Corcoran Elementary

    We are the CHAMPIONS! That is exactly what Elijah and Xavier Jackson get to say for MUSC, as they have the great honor of being named Champion Kids for MUSC. These two young scholars from A.C. Corcoran Elementary also participated in the MUSC Cares for Kids radiothon. The radiothon took place on February 18-19, 2021, on Kickin 92.5 and Mix 95.9.

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  • Lucy Beckham High to provide financial literacy course through grant

    Every student in the 10th grade at Lucy Beckham High School (LBHS) will be able to take a financial literacy class thanks to a $10,000 grant from Next Gen Personal Finance. The organization also recognizes LBHS for meeting the Gold Standard Challenge. Staff members from the school hosted a check presentation today to celebrate their funding from this non-profit organization.

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  • CCSD partners with local hydroponic farm, Vertical Roots

    CCSD is excited to announce a partnership with Vertical Roots, a leading indoor hydroponic container farming company in the country. Vertical Roots produces nutrient-rich lettuce with globally recognized food safety standards inside its eco-friendly, upcycled container farms.

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  • CCSD schools get creative when it comes to physical activity

    Health and physical education are an important part of the Charleston County School District’s curriculum. Holly Kut, Instructional Specialist for Health and Physical Education encourages physical education (PE) teachers across the district to get creative whenever possible.

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  • CCSD recognizes student-athletes on National Signing Day

    Even though Charleston County School District (CCSD) could not hold its annual National Day Signing Day Ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district is proud to announce 38 student-athletes, in 11 different sports, from six schools have signed or will sign a National Letter of Intent.

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  • CCSD educators nationally recognized in Black History Month SEL video series

    Seven Charleston County School District educators will be nationally recognized this month during Black History Month. Committee for Children, a non-profit best known for its innovative social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, Second Step, will host a national Black History Month video series celebrating Black educators.

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