Examples of Partnerships: Businesses Devoted to CCSD Schools
Building partnerships is one of the three core values of the Charleston Achieving Excellence vision. Two businesses recently exemplified their commitment to public education and CCSD schools with generous donations.
As part of its Adopt-A-Classroom program, the North Charleston Office Max store recently recognized Michelle Garner, a third grade teacher at A.C. Corcoran Elementary, by donating classroom supplies. As part of the theme "A Day Made Better," Office Max stores across the country awarded individual teachers with items worth approximately $1,000. Ms. Garner received a new chair and other merchandise for her classroom.
Students at Jennie Moore Elementary and St. James-Santee Elementary read the same book on October 2 as thousands of other children and adults across the country as part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. The campaign is designed to bring attention to the importance of early education. Jack Hurley of Dunes Properties and Jack’s Cosmic Dogs read with the children and purchased over 150 books. He was joined by Mayor Joe Riley, Terri Nichols, Jane Riley, and participating libraries.