The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees publicly recognizes students and staff who have received a regional, state or national award. The Board also recognizes the efforts of community partners and other volunteer efforts that provide exemplary service to CCSD schools.
The Moultrie Middle School Mock Trial Team was honored for winning the South Carolina State Middle School Mock Trial competition. Principal Ryan Cumback and Cathleen Lee, Lead Teacher and Coach, represented the school tonight during the recognition.
Congratulations to the 2016 Mock Trial winners!
The team members are:
On November 9, 2016 the Charleston County School District Operations Division hosted the 15th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Mark Cobb Memorial and Ron McWhirt Scholarship Fund. Proceeds of the tournament are offered as scholarships to deserving children of CCSD employees. Ron Kramps, Executive Director of Facilities and presented the Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship check of $16,153.80 to the District. From this year’s funds, five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.
A special thank you to this year’s sponsors:
Jumper Carter Sease Architects – Todd Sease with wife Deanna
SC School Plant Management Association – Drema Johnson
SCE&G – Danny Kassis
Thompson Turner Construction – Paige Carlton & Spencer Faw
Durham School Services
Tyco Integrated Security
WTI/Weathering Technology Inc.
Wilson & Associates Sports Turf
Wayne Wilcher, Director of Contracts and Procurement, presented the Bank of America Rebate Check. The District annually receives a rebate from p-card (procurement card) purchases. This year’s rebate amount is $166,591.51, which is a 6,414.56 increase from last year.
On behalf of the Charleston County School District, the Board of Trustees was honored as part of National School Board Recognition Month. A proclamation was read in their honor, issued and signed by Governor Nikki Haley. We thank the Board for their tireless service and dedication to the students, families, and staff members here in the Charleston County School District.
Moultrie Middle School eighth grader Adam Lipsky was awarded with the Superintendent's Character Counts Award for his bravery and quick thinking in rescuing a school crossing guard after she was hit by a car, and helping to direct traffic after paramedics arrived to the scene. Adam is not only a positive role model for fellow students, but a shining example of courage for us all.
Cario Middle School science teacher Rebecca Strong was recognized for receiving the highest form of recognition a K-12 math or science teacher can earn--- the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Out of 213 mathematics and science teachers to receive this award, Strong was one of only two teachers chosen from South Carolina.
The Charleston County School District was recognized for being the top district in the state for its efforts in the Jump Rope for Heart campaign.
As a part of fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association, three CCSD schools were recognized as top schools in South Carolina to raise funds through the Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Placing first, second, and ninth in the state were Jennie Moore Elementary, Drayton Hall Elementary, and St. Andrews School of Math and Science Elementary (respectively). Montessori Community School student Brielle Johnson was the third top seller in the state.
Moultrie Middle School's Marjorie Bailey was recognized as CCSD's Nurse of the Year. Not only has she has been actively involved in her school’s wellness committee and CORE Team, she has also served as the DHEC Influenza Nurse Liaison for her constituent district, has coordinated consents, rosters, and scheduling at each school, has provided education for other nurses and parents, serves as an instructor for the American Heart Association and has served as a nurse mentor for new hires for CCSD.