District News

  • West Ashley High wins state Ethics Bowl title

    West Ashley High School (WAHS) competed in the South Carolina High School Ethics Bowl at Wofford College last month and came in first place! Eighteen teams from 12 schools across the state, including Chapman High School, Palmetto Scholars Academy, and Spartanburg High School (this year’s runner-up), were part of the second annual event.

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  • James Simons hosts Gullah Geechee luncheon in celebration of Black History Month

    James Simons Montessori School hosted their second annual Gullah-inspired lunch Wednesday, February 26 to celebrate Black History Month and local culture.

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  • Burke senior receives Richard Riley Award

    “Thank you to my jungle and my village…it takes the village to raise the child, but it takes the village and the jungle to raise a king.” Anthony Brown, a senior at Burke High School, shared these words with an audience of over 100 attendees at the South Carolina Education Association’s 2020 Human and Civil Rights Luncheo

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  • Shipmate Shake teaches students professional skills for success

    Charles Pinckney Elementary School hosted its inaugural Shipmate Shake competition during the month of February. This non-traditional learning model brought community leaders and role models to judge 266 fifth graders on their professional skills for success.

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  • CCSD to announce Top 5 Finalists for 2020 District Teacher of the Year

    The Top 5 finalists for the 2020 Charleston County School District (CCSD) teacher of the Year will be unveiled throughout the course of the day on CCSD’s social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter (@CCSDConnects).

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  • 2020-2021 Academic Calendar approved by CCSD Board of Trustees

    The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees approved Option D for the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar tonight.

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  • CCSD teachers benefit from professional development sessions

    February 14, 2020 was CCSD's annual District-Wide Professional Development Day. Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Assistants, and others came together from across the district at multiple schools in North Charleston and West Ashley for a day of professional learning.

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  • Leadership announcements made for new C.E. Williams Middle School

    CCSD is proud and excited to announce the leaders for the newly merged middle school serving all District 10 (West Ashley area) students in grades six through eight. Kevin Smith has been selected as lead principal and Maite Porter as principal of the new C.E. Williams Middle School.

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  • Riley Silverman earns the Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    Riley Silverman, 12, a seventh-grader at Haut Gap Middle School, actively works to fight hunger in his community. Silverman’s efforts include helping pack weekend meals for students in need, maintaining a school vegetable garden that provides fresh produce to a local shelter, and raising money to pay off student lunch debts.

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  • Ten CCSD schools reduce waste by recycling more

    Recycling Education Grant funds were recently awarded to 10 Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Funds can be used toward the purchase of recycling and/or composting equipment and supplies, share table equipment/supplies, and recycling-related field trips.

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  • R.B. Stall student earns scholarship for Air Force JROTC Flight Academy

    R.B. Stall High School is proud to announce that senior Andrew Whitney, a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC program, has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training in the summer of 2020. Whitney is one of 200 Air Force JROTC cadets from around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force ROTC Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. Close to 2,600 cadets applied for this opportunity. There are more than 125,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force JROTC at almost 900 high schools in the U.S. and overseas. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, classes, and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. Whitney will also earn college credit through this process. The scholarship is valued at approximately $22,500.

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  • Five CCSD students benefit from Computers With a Cause

    Five Charleston County School District (CCSD) students were awarded a brand new computer Monday, February 10, 2020 from Dr. Bobby Baker through his nonprofit Computers With A Cause. The organization awards free computers to deserving children.

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  • Lynch named Interim Executive Director of Transportation for CCSD

    Charleston County School District can announce that James Lynch has been named Interim Executive Director of Transportation. Executive Director of Transportation, William "Jeff" Scott is retiring at the end of the current school year.

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  • Laurel Hill Students Celebrate Valentine's Poetry

    Laurel Hill Primary School first-graders in Amy Claxton's class completed their poetry writing unit on Thursday, February 13. Parents were invited to watch the students perform songs and read a variety of poems, acrostics, chinquapins and more.

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  • NSBE Charleston to host A Walk For Education

    The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Charleston Professionals and Burke High School will host A Walk For Education on Saturday, February 22, 2020, in downtown Charleston.

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  • MMA competes in Tech Challenge, Lowcountry-Pee Dee Inter-League Tournament

    Military Magnet Academy (MMA) students recently participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge, Lowcountry-Pee Dee Inter-League Tournament February 1, 2020.

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  • RB Stall recognized by SCDOE for Computer Science

    The College Board has honored 12 South Carolina schools with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award including RB Stall High School.

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  • Burke alum to be inducted into the 2020 class of the UMES Hall of Fame

    Marvin L. J. Blye, a Charleston native and a 1984 graduate of Burke High School. Marvin L.J. Blye will be inducted into the 2020 class of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Hall of Fame.

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  • Creativity abounds in five CCSD schools

    Five Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools have been awarded art kits to fuel young artists' talents from Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that supports schools throughout the U.S. The grant provides free art supplies to teachers so students can continue to create and explore through art-making. CCSD schools that received the grant are Angel Oak, Edith L. Frierson, Lambs, North Charleston, and Pepperhill Elementary Schools.

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  • Scores of student-athletes honored at CCSD’s annual National Signing Day Ceremony

    Forty student-athletes, in 10 different sports, from six schools, were honored at CCSD 2020 National Signing Day Ceremony today

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