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August 2012

CCSD in the News - August 2012

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Panthers program inspires young football players (Charleston Post Courier © 08/30/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit With the NFL season kicking off, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton couldn?t make it. But more than two dozen North Charleston Elementary School students collected Newton T-shirts Monday at an NFL Play 60 function put on by the Panthers and A Brighter Future Foundation.For more than an hour, students in grades one through five had the opportunity to go through some Panther-style football dri...

Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley wants more of an emphasis on writing (Charleston Post Courier © 08/28/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley wants a greater emphasis on writing in district schools.She proposed Monday night giving a writing evaluation at the end of fourth and seventh grades as part of a comprehensive literacy assessment for students. Struggling students might have to attend an extended school year program. ?We need to signal to parents and teachers that...

Charleston County Superintendent Nancy McGinley proposes expansion of districts literacy efforts (Charleston Post Courier © 08/28/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Charleston County fourth- and seventh-graders? reading and writing skills may be evaluated more thoroughly this spring, and struggling students could have to attend an extended school year program.Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley made the proposal to the school board Monday night in an effort to further enhance the district?s emphasis on literacy. ?We need to sig...

Additional Merit Scholarship winners named (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Several local students were among more than 2,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May. Local students include:Carlisle J. Dockery, Charleston, Academic Magnet High School, National Merit Davidson College Scholars...

Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary and North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Catherine Middleton, interim co-principal at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary and interim principal at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary.Age: 59. Family: Husband, Lewis Middleton; son, Blake; and daughter, Mary Catherine.Experience: 38th year. Taught in Georgetown County for seven years; at James B. Edwards in Mount Pleasant for 10 years; Title I consultant for Char...

Baptist Hill Middle/High School (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Kala T. Goodwine.Age: 37. Family: Parents, younger sister, maternal grandmother.Experience: Middle and high school teacher; assistant principal; principal at Morningside Middle and EXCEL Academy at Morningside Middle; summer food service program coordinator.Education: Bachelor of Science in mathematics education, S.C. State University; Master of Education in secondary administra...

C.E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Kevin Smith.Age: 37. Family: Married for 13 years, with one son, 12, and one daughter, 6.Experience: Six years teaching (visual arts), five years as assistant principal at Morningside Middle and Charleston School of the Arts.Education: Bachelor of Arts from Winthrop University; Master of Education from The CitadelWhy I wanted to go into education: I believe in the power of educa...

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Michael Stagliano, interim principal.Family: We have three grown children. Our youngest is in the Upstate, and our older twin daughters live in San Jose, Calif. Experience: I began my career as a special education teacher teaching deaf and hearing-impaired children in a residential facility in New York state. From there, I went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwauke...

Edith L. Frierson Elementary School (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Nancy Ross, interim principal.Age: 44. Family: Husband, married 20 years.Experience: Twenty years in education. I?ve been a classroom teacher and guidance/clinical counselor. I?ve worked in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma.Education: Master of Education in administration supervision from Charleston Southern University, Master of Education in counseling educ...

James Simons Elementary (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Quenetta White, interim principal.Age: 42. Family: Two sons.Experience: Seventeen years of teaching grades second through fifth as well as seventh-grade pre-algebra.Education: B.S. in elementary education, Barry University in Miami; M.S. in mathematics education, Florida State University in Tallahassee; Ed.S. in educational leadership, Nova Southeastern University in Miami.Why I...

Minnie Hughes Elementary (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Abigail Woods.Age: 43. Family: Husband, Robbie Woods,who also works in the district; son, 18-month-old Mac.Experience: This is my third year leading the staff at Minnie Hughes. I started out my career in teaching in Illinois, then moved up the ranks to assistant principal and principal here in Charleston.Education: Working on Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration wi...

Murray LaSaine Elementary (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: James Reinhart, interim principal.Family: Wife, Catherine; two sons, Alec, 12, and Daniel, 10. Experience: Twelve years as principal, 23 years in education.Education: Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.; Master of Education, University of South Carolina.Why I wanted to go into education: At an early age, I was impacted in very positive ways by peop...

St. Andrews School of Math and Science (Charleston Post Courier © 08/26/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Name: Amy Cario.Age: 43. Family: Husband, Tommy Cario; stepson, Stewart, 22; stepdaughter, Kristen, 18.Experience: Nineteen years as a teacher of the deaf/hearing impaired in Charleston County; two years as assistant principal at C.E. Williams Middle School; two years as principal at Edith L. Frierson Elementary School.Education: Bachelor of Science in deaf education, Lenoir-Rhyne Col...

Jennie Moore wins CCSD Superintendent's Tennis Cup (Moultrie News © 08/23/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Jennie Moore Elementary School won the Charleston County School District Superintendent's Tennis Cup on April 28. This is the second time that Jennie Moore has fielded a winning tennis team. In addition, a team of teachers participated in the fun walk. The event has gotten bigger each year, and more schools participated in 2012 than ever before. The West Ashley High School drum line opened this ye...

CCSD students get free breakfast in class (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 08/23/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - School systems in North Carolina and South Carolina are among 15 nationwide where students will be able to eat breakfast at school for free this year. The Breakfast in the Classroom program uses a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to feed students. The program began last year in five school districts and is adding 10 this year, including Guilford County sch...

CCSD superintendent offers advice for avoiding back-to-school problems (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 08/23/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit By Jon Bruce jbruce@abcnews4.com CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston County School Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley says there are some things to keep in mind that parents especially may not have considered. "We can expect that our schools will be ready. Our teachers and principals have been working now for a solid week, getting rooms ready, getting schedules ready, getting supplies ready," ...

Roper St. Francis and Charleston County Schools Make an Impact (Charleston Digitel © 08/22/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit CHARLESTON, S.C.(Aug. 21, 2012) ? Roper St. Francis Sports Medicine (RSFH) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are continuing their Safe Play for Sports partnership by protecting the district?s high school athletes with a new software program designed to identify the severity of concussions.  For the first time CCSD high school student-athletes will have even more protection on the ...

ACT Results: Wando High Scores Improve (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 08/22/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit South Carolina's 2012 graduates closed the achievement gap in ACT testing, according to figures released Wednesday morning by the company and the state Department of Education. The national composite score on the 36-point scale remained by 21.1, but South Carolina students improved to 20.2 (up from 20.1 a year ago). Charleston County schools saw their results improve to 20.5 from 20....

County Opens Back-to-School Hotline (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 08/16/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit The annual Charleston County Schools Back-to-School helpline opened today and will run until Wednesday, Aug. 22. The number is 843-937-6366. Public schools staff are available to take calls from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the help line is to answer general back-to-school questions about school lunches, transportation, uniforms, community resources, bell times and other concern...

Teachers preparing classrooms for school year ahead | News | (Live 5 News - Dorchester County © 08/15/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC)- Teachers and administrators have been in and out all day getting ready for the school year and say that students have an exciting year ahead. Teachers have been working non-stop this week by reviewing plans with their principals, preparing their classrooms and decorating in anticipation of the first day of school. "I've been laminating like crazy, hot gluing everything...

Mount Pleasant couple helps local schools get ready for new year (Moultrie News © 08/15/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Mount Pleasant residents Lisa and Zack Kelly are helping teachers and students get organized as they head back to school - and it's free. Zack Kelly is president of Affordables clothing store in Mount Pleasant, Charleston and on Pawley's Island. He and his wife, through their marketing group BlackBoard Marketing, along with his stores, have donated 1,200 agendas to Moultrie Middle School in Moun...

School supplies available for Lowcountry kids (Hilton Head Island Packet © 08/12/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit North Charleston, its businesses and churches, want kids to know it's cool to be in school. They're sponsoring their annual school supply giveaway on Saturday at the North Charleston Coliseum. The idea is to make sure that students are in school when classes in Charleston County resume on Aug. 22. Parents must bring students with them in order to receive school supplies. Last year, supplies wer...

Charleston School of the Arts summer concert Operation FlipFlop (Moultrie News © 08/09/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit The renowned School of the Arts High School Band holds this year's free Flip Flop Concert with a benefit collection of flip flops for a local charity: Operation FlipFlop on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Rose Maree Myers Theatre at the Charleston County School of the Arts. The charity, started by a parent of a soldier, sends footwear to injured troops in the middle east war zones. Basil Kerr...

Sadek receives medals for poetry writing (Moultrie News © 08/09/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Nicole Sadek, a rising ninth grade student at the Charleston County School of the Arts, received two gold medals at the Scholastic Art and Writing Award Ceremony at New York's Carnegie Hall. Shw won for two of her poems, "When Earth Shook Cairo" and "1942: Hissing Static." The guest speaker was the three time Oscar winner, Meryl Streep. Streep congratulated the winners and provided wisdom fo...

School of the Arts to play in Operation FlipFlop concert tomorrow | Events | (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 08/08/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The School of the Arts High School Band will hold a concert to benefit Operation FlipFlop tomorrow. The concert supporting Operation FlipFlop will take place at the Rose Maree Myers Theatre at Charleston County School of the Arts on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. Patriotic standards, ensembles featuring jazz, woodwind, and percussion musicians will be included in the show...

Schools Beat State Standards (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 08/02/2012)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Charleston County School District received a grade of "B" under the new federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act accountability system.? The district's overall grade of B? (point total or composite score was 89.1) means the district's performance exceeded the state's expectations.? The state received an A (90). Here's a look at schools in our Patch area. Schools i...

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