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February 2014

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New footprint for Sweetgrass campus taking shape (Moultrie News © 02/28/2014)         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 town of Mount Pleasant and the Charleston County School District (CCSD) are working side by side to complete a large project for East Cooper. By the summer of 2015, the new Jennie Moore Elementary School and Laing Middle School will be completed along with Phase IV of Hungryneck Boulevard. Jennie Moore Elementary used to sit on an oak-laden piece of property along Hamlin Road, while Laing Mid...

JBE Leader in Me Symposium' on Feb. 27 (Moultrie News © 02/27/2014)         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 More than 200 guests will be touring James B. Edwards (JBE) Elementary School of Global Leadership?s campus in Mount Pleasant this Thursday, Feb. 7 as a part of the ?Leader in Me Symposium,? presented by the Covey Foundation. ?The Leader in Me? is a global movement in education that has now reached 1,300 communities across the world. This work is focused on instilling leadership as a vital compone...

Local soldier visits Moultrie Middle School (Moultrie News © 02/27/2014)         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 Sometimes, when far from home, the smallest things can mean the most to a person. Whether it's a friendly letter from a familiar place, a box of your favorite candy, or a copy of your hometown's newspaper, little, everyday items can mean the world to soldiers serving overseas. This was the case for Security Forces Patrolman Randy Lloyd Patton of the United States Air Force, who had no way of knowi...

SOA presents dinner concert (Moultrie News © 02/25/2014)         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 Following the success of Les Mis?rables (2012) and Disney's Beauty the Beast (2013), the Charleston County School of the Arts Vocal Department present their 2nd annual dinner concert in March. Join the 175-member middle and high school vocal department for the Music Down In My Soul dinner concert featuring traditional spirituals, inspirational and gospel music, with live cd recording. (In addit...

Students develop smartphone apps at Camp Blackbaud (Charleston Regional Business Journal © 02/25/2014)         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 Twenty local students recently learned how to create a scavenger hunt application that can be used on smartphones and mobile devices. Students from four Charleston Promise Neighborhood schools teamed up with Blackbaud software engineers for two days to learn science, technology, engineering and math principles at Camp Blackbaud. The software engineers guided students through the process of d...

Four CCSD school nurses win Palmetto Gold Awards (Moultrie News © 02/24/2014)         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 Palmetto Gold Award by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation is presented to 100 nurses across the state for excellence in nursing practice and a commitment to the nursing profession. The rigorous selection process evaluates nurses who meet the following selection criteria: Promotes and advances the profession of nursing in a positive way in the practice setting or in the community. Displays ...

Four Charleston County school nurses win statewide awards (Charleston Post Courier © 02/24/2014)         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 Four Charleston County School District nurses have been recognized as Palmetto Gold Award winners by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation.The Palmetto Gold Award is presented to 100 nurses across the state for excellence in nursing practice and a commitment to the nursing profession. The Charleston County school nurses who won are Mary Bebensee at Whitesides Elementary, Cheryl Dunn at...

New elementary school coming to North Charleston (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 02/24/2014)         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 Gregory Woods gwoods@abcnews4.com CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) -- A private school partnering with a school district would be the first of its kind in the state. That's exactly what happened at the Charleston County School Board meeting on Monday. The board voted 7-1 to allow a partnership with the local private elementary school Meeting Street Academy. The partnership means the closed Brent...

Charleston County School District to expand Advanced Placement course offerings in needy schools (Charleston Post Courier © 02/23/2014)         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 College-level Advanced Placement classes are hard to come by in a handful of Charleston County high schools, and students in those schools often struggle to pass those exams.In six of the district's 13 high schools, less than five students earned passing scores on the exams. Most students who pass the tests attend one of three high schools; the success rates at Academic Magnet, School of the Arts ...

CCSD receives national award (Moultrie News © 02/21/2014)         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 Action-Based Learning guru Jean Blaydes visited the district office yesterday to present Charleston County School District (CCSD) with the first-ever Flagship School District for Action-Based Learning award.CCSD is the first ? and for the moment, only ? school district in the nation to proudly carry this moniker. The award was bestowed for CCSD?s pioneering work to implement Action-Based Learning ...

Charleston Co. school board to vote Monday on middle school merger (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/21/2014)         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, SC (WCSC) - A possible merger of two Charleston County middle schools for the upcoming school year has some parents frustrated over what they say is a rushed plan. The school district has been working on the proposal to combine West Ashley and St. Andrews Middle Schools for several months. Both schools have less than 400 students enrolled. The plan to combine ...

Charleston County school leaders scaling back budget requests, likely won't see new Mount Pleasant magnet school in 2014 (Charleston Post Courier © 02/20/2014)         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 leaders have trimmed down their budget requests for the upcoming school year, and they recommended delaying by one year a new magnet school for Mount Pleasant.The district estimated the advanced studies magnet school for East Cooper students would cost about $1.6 million, and officials have suggested postponing its opening until the 2015-16 school year, in part because of ...

Civil rights leader Septima P. Clark to be inducted into state Hall of Fame (Charleston Post Courier © 02/20/2014)         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 Civil rights movement pioneer Septima P. Clark of Charleston will receive a place in the South Carolina Hall of Fame on Monday. If you go What: South Carolina Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Septima Clark When: 10:30 a.m. Monday Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak St. Michael Clark, 47, of Atlanta, a grandson of "Momma Seppie," will be the guest speaker. It br...

Mary Ford Elementary seeks funding for Washington, DC trip (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/20/2014)         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, SC (WCSC) - Mary Ford Elementary School's plan to send a group of fourth graders to Washington, DC has run into a financial roadblock. All year long, Janet Moody's fourth graders have been working hard towards one goal: A field trip to our nation's capital. The group already has some pretty ambitions plans. "One of the biggest questions is will we get to see the p...

Charleston County School District invites sites to apply to offer summer meals (Charleston Post Courier © 02/19/2014)         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 Sites that are interested in serving breakfast and hot lunch meals to Charleston County students during the summer are invited to apply to do so.Charleston County School District's Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to approved sites through its Seamless Summer Feeding Program. The program begins June 9 and ends Aug. 8. Approved summer sites, suc...

James Island Charter School introduces Ike Allred as new football coach (Charleston Post Courier © 02/19/2014)         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 James Island Charter School introduced Ike Allred as its new football coach at a news conference Wednesday.Allred, who comes from Chesterfield High School after a long stint as an assistant at Newberry College, takes over a program that has struggled in recent years. Allred said he's confident the Trojans will rebuild the program and win on the football field. "At Newberry College, we...

CCSD issues summer feeding program reminder (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 02/18/2014)         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. (WCIV) – If the warmer weather has you thinking of summer already, you're not alone. The Charleston County School District is using this week as a deadline reminder for its seamless summer feeding program. The program provides more than 7,000 free meals for kids all summer long. For organizations that want to serve as one of the service hubs, now is the time to apply...

Charleston County School District receives award for Action Based Learning efforts (Charleston Post Courier © 02/17/2014)         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 has received the first-ever Flagship School District for Action Based Learning award from Action Based Learning.The school district has used the Texas-based company to help it develop its brain room, a classroom at Stall High where teachers reinforce academic concepts through movement. Action Based Learning is an instructional method that links moveme...

Second year at National K-12 Scholastic Chess Championship for two East Cooper students (Moultrie News © 02/17/2014)         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 More than 1,400 students competed Dec. 12-15 in the National K-12 Chess Championship. The event was held at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. with chess players from all over the United States.Joshua and Jacob Lewis, fourth graders at Charles Pinckney Elementary School, took part in the three-day, seven-round tournament. Jacob finished 153rd and Joshua finished 170th in the nation, strong showings for their ...

BiblioLabs Provides perpetual license of their Mobile Library Product, BiblioBoard, to CCSD schools (Moultrie News © 02/16/2014)         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 company BiblioLabs and the Charleston County School District (CCSD) have partnered to bring the BiblioBoard Mobile Library to all 84 schools in the district. The joint agreement will allow perpetual access to the Patrons First platform ? and its digital collections of books, images, audio, video and other resources ? for CCSD?s 46,000-plus students.BiblioBoard is a ?Patrons First mobile...

School operating as normal tomorrow; Ravenel bridge still closed (Moultrie News © 02/14/2014)         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 Charleston County School District will be operating on a normal schedule tomorrow, Friday, February 14. The most recent assessment of the Ravenel Bridge by Mount Pleasant Police, Charleston Police and SCDOT indicates conditions are improving but still remain dangerous for vehicle and pedestrian traffic and for this reason the bridge will remain closed at this time. The South Carolina Crimina...

Charleston County school employees likely to receive raises, with biggest boosts to principals (Charleston Post Courier © 02/13/2014)         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 Academy Principal Jane Davis has worked in the Charleston County School District since its inception 46 years ago, but she never had addressed the school board until this week.Davis told the board Monday night that she wasn't speaking for herself, but for the district's other principals and assistant principals. She asked the board to support the recommendations of a new salary stud...

Lowcountry school districts announce Thursday closures due to weather (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/13/2014)         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) - Officials with several school districts across the Lowcountry have announced the following closures and delays. BERKELEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Officials with the Berkeley County School District say schools will be closed on Thursday due to the weather. The district released the following information Wednesday afternoon: Due to continuing icy conditions...

Charleston County School District closed Wednesday (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/12/2014)         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 Charleston County School District has decided to cancel classes Wednesday, according a recorded message on the CCSD information phone line. No decision has been made on Thursday's classes. The district offices will also be closed and all staff should not report to school.  A full list of closings and delays can be found here. Check back with Live 5 News for your latest list of clo...

Charleston County schools, government offices announce Wednesday closings (Charleston Post Courier © 02/12/2014)         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 Authorities late Tuesday announced that Charleston County government offices, as well as city of North Charleston offices and public schools in Charleston County were to be closed Wednesday due to the wintry weather, along with Berkeley, Dorchester 2 and Dorchester 4 schools which had announced closings earlier in the day. Ashley Hall School will be operating on a two-hour delay, a school spokesw...

Ravenel Bridge, two other bridges closed for ice; Charleston County schools, government offices announce Wednesday closings (Charleston Post Courier © 02/12/2014)         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 Ravenel Bridge has been closed early this morning because of ice, according to Charleston County dispatchers.The Stono and Limehouse bridges have also been shut down. All other bridges remain open. Crews have been treating the Ravenel Bridge with brine mix since 9:15 p.m. and began treating it with granular salt at about 3:45 a.m., according to state Department of Transportation s...

Weather watch - CCSD schools and offices closed Wednesday (Moultrie News © 02/12/2014)         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 schools and offices will be closed Wednesday due to inclement weather.? Bishop England, Palmetto Christian Academy, First Baptist and Coastal Christian Prep will also be closed. Ashley Hall will operate on a two-hour delay. Charleston County government offices will be closed, Charleston City offices will open at 10 a.m. All Mount Pleasant Municipal Court proceedi...

CCSD informs parents about Common Core Standards (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 02/11/2014)         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 Bill Burr bburr@abcnews4.com MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Common Core Standards were adopted by South Carolina four years ago. So far, 45 states have adopted the educational standards. The standards outline what knowledge and skills each child should have at every grade level. One example is algebra being introduced for eighth graders. The Charleston County School District held three...

CCSD teachers, principals could see pay raise (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/11/2014)         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) - Charleston County School District teachers and principals may be in line for a pay raise. On Monday night, the school board gave the okay to implement recommendations of a salary study that was presented to the board a few months ago. Based on responsibility and experience, if the employee is not making what is expected for the job, their salary could be incr...

Charleston County School District closes school tomorrow (Moultrie News © 02/11/2014)         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 Charleston County School has been monitoring the weather all evening and due to a changing weather pattern they are expecting potential freezing rain in the morning. With this in mind, they have decided to close school tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 12. This decision was made in partnership with the Charleston County Emergency Management Division. The safety of their staff and students is their hig...

CCSD holds meetings on Common Core standards (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 02/10/2014)         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. (WCIV) -- The Charleston County School District will start holding public meetings Monday focused on common core standards. The standards were adopted by the state to define knowledge and skills students should have in English, language arts and math. The first town hall meetings for parents will be the night of February 10 at Laing Middle School, Haut Gap Middle School and Wes...

National Signing Day: Bishop England, Wando ink (Moultrie News © 02/10/2014)         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 Nick Shiver's decisions are purposeful, meticulous, calculated. The hole has to be right to run through, the answer to the test question has to be the best choice, and the hat of his college choice has to bear the proper logo. So when the Bishops football star pulled a black cap over his head Wednesday afternoon in the Bishop England library, he made sure it donned the Army Black Knights logo of...

Cario performs Willy Wonka (Moultrie News © 02/09/2014)         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 In January, Cario Middle School grade drama students performed Willy Wonka, Jr. at the Wando Performing Arts Center (Wando PAC), to over 1500 people. Cario's Willy Wonka, Jr. was a fully-staged production with 23 songs, six choreographed numbers, 65 costumes, and several major set changes. Wando Technical theatre students assisted with special effects. Students auditioned in September and rehears...

Laing students to compete at Black History Bowl (Moultrie News © 02/08/2014)         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 Mu Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will hold its annual Black History Bowl at the Citadel on Saturday Feb. 8 and Laing Middle School students plan to be there.Laing School Resource Officer Jermaine Gilliard volunteered to take five students to the Bowl this year. He began training the contestants last week and plans to spend nearly 30 hours reviewing and quizzing them on 350 ques...

Burke's Raven Saunders still deciding on the college of her choice (Charleston Post Courier © 02/07/2014)         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 Not everyone who took part in the Charleston County School District's signing day event Wednesday actually signed a scholarship.In fact, arguably the best athlete in her sport didn't sign. Burke High School track star Raven Saunders, whose specialty is the shot put, is playing the waiting game. In late December, she competed in the JDL Holiday Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., and...

Cario performs Willy Wonka (Moultrie News © 02/06/2014)         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 In January, Cario Middle School grade drama students performed Willy Wonka, Jr. at the Wando Performing Arts Center (Wando PAC), to over 1500 people. Cario?s Willy Wonka, Jr. was a fully-staged production with 23 songs, six choreographed numbers, 65 costumes, and several major set changes. Wando Technical theatre students assisted with special effects.Students auditioned in September and rehearsed...

Charleston County School District to consider opening new alternative school for high schoolers (Charleston Post Courier © 02/06/2014)         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 Jim Winbush, associate superintendent of the Charleston County School District, has seen the North Charleston constituent school board expel four or five students at a time, and he wished the district offered a place for those students. Options in Charleston The Charleston County School District has a few alternatives for high school students who aren't successful in traditional cl...

Charleston Youth Marathon (Moultrie News © 02/06/2014)         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 Cario Middle School drama students participated in the fourth Annual Charleston Youth Marathon, held at Burke High School. Throughout first semester, Joni McLeod, Cario drama teacher and her drama students logged miles as part of the Charleston Youth Marathon program designed to support health and fitness in our youth and to help raise funds to support fine arts programs in Charleston County Schoo...

Local Football Signings (Charleston Post Courier © 02/06/2014)         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 Pos. Ht. Wt. College Porter-Gaud Michel Preddy DE 6-5 250 Georgia Tech Phillips Marshall OL 6-2 245 Western Carolina Goose Creek Evan McField RB 6-0 225 The CitadelJordan Barnes WR 6-0 175 TusculumCaleb Kinlaw RB 5-10 180 WisconsinKalan Ritchie DE 6-5 220 South Carolina Summerville Darin Smalls DB 5-11 200 South CarolinaSean Smith TE 6-6 215 Middle TennesseeDavid Kennedy K 5-1...

3 Charleston County students advance to state Poetry Out Loud competition (Charleston Post Courier © 02/05/2014)         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 Three Charleston County students are among nine finalists statewide who will compete in the South Carolina Arts Commission's 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.The three local finalists are Nicole Sadek, a sophomore at Charleston County School of the Arts; Sarah Moody, a senior at Ashley Hall; and Gabbey Byrd, a junior at First Baptist Church High School. Those stu...

MCHS band students travel to symphonic camp (Newberry Observer © 02/05/2014)         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 PROSPERITY The Mid-Carolina High School and Middle School bands attended Symphonic Camp at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18. A symphonic camp is designed to be two days of intensive training with a nationally recognized clinician. The students come away from this experience knowing what pieces they will prepare for the statewide Concert Festival. They also have a better u...

Signing Day Central 2014 (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/05/2014)         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) - February 5th marks the annual National Signing Day around the country for athletes who will be making their verbal commitments official by signing Letters of Intents. Dozens of kids from around the Lowcountry have been putting their pen to the paper today. Check back here throughout the day for updates and raw interviews.    Academic Magnet Hunt...

Snowden Community Center program at Belle Hall Elementary (Moultrie News © 02/05/2014)         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 On Jan. 18 the performance There is a King in You directed by Patricia Wright, was held at Belle Hall Elementary School. The program involved many community members in recognition and celebration of Martin Luther King Junior's Birthday....

Wando standout athletes ink letters of intent (Moultrie News © 02/05/2014)         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 Wando kicked off National Signing Day Wednesday morning in Mount Pleasant with four student-athletes securing their collegiate and athletic futures.Logan Nelson signed with USC Upstate women?s soccer, Allie Winglosky signed with Limestone women?s soccer, Darby Martens signed with College of Charleston men?s soccer and Andrew Bourland signed with Millsaps College men?s soccer.?It feels good to have...

LMHS Artistic Yellow Jackets are 'Busy Bees' (Moultrie News © 02/04/2014)         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 Lincoln Middle High School's Art Department Engages in Many Community Endeavors and Competitions Annie Purvis and her art students have been busy at work doing community projects as well as projects on their very own campus. As one of their primary goals of the art program at LMHS is to provide young artists with opportunities to participate in activities that promote visual literacy and inspire ...

New magnet school for academically advanced Mount Pleasant students could open as soon as August (Charleston Post Courier © 02/02/2014)         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 - A new public magnet school for East Cooper's academically advanced elementary-aged children could open as soon as August.A task force of parents and residents has recommended that the new school be modeled after downtown Buist Academy, a high-achieving magnet school with admissions criteria. The new Mount Pleasant magnet school would be housed at the former Whitesides...

CCSD: Six school buses to be rerouted due to Ravenel closure (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/01/2014)         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) - Charleston County School District officials say several school bus routes will be affected by Friday's Ravenel Bridge closing. According to Jason Sakran, about six buses normally travel over the Ravenel Bridge to transport students. Due to the bridge closure, these buses will be re-routed. Sakran says the school buses will now have to use I-526, which is...

Lowcountry school officials haven't decided yet whether students will have to make up snow days (Charleston Post Courier © 02/01/2014)         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 Officials in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County schools haven't yet decided whether students will have to make up the days missed this week because of snow.All three districts have potential make-up days scheduled on the calendar, but the school boards in each respective district would have to approve a request for a waiver to not have to make up the days. State law allows the...

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