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January 2014

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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...

Charleston County School District to host nine public meetings to explain Common Core State Standards (Charleston Post Courier © 01/31/2014)         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 Board members want parents to understand the controversial Common Core State Standards.Despite uncertainty about whether the new standards will become a reality in South Carolina schools, the district will host public meetings to explain them. The standards outline what students in grades K-12 must know in English language arts and math. If you go ...

Charleston County schools operating on 2-hour delay on Friday (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 01/31/2014)         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) - Charleston County School District officials say schools will be operating on a two hour delay on Friday. According to CCSD, bus pick up times for students will be delayed by two hours. A press release states that all half day morning CD (Child Development) and morning Kaleidoscope programs are canceled.  School district officials say all CCSD ...

Stall's Jamal Edmonson rated one of best eighth-grade basketball players in America (Charleston Post Courier © 01/31/2014)         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 Jamal Edmonson dreams about college basketball. He sees himself playing for the UCLA Bruins, a team steeped with tradition and national championships.Big dreams for a kid still in middle school. But Edmonson isn't your average eighth-grader. Edmonson is a starter on the Stall High School varsity basketball team. The 14-year-old is averaging 16 points and nine rebounds a game. At 6-4 a...

Sleet, snow about gone, ice still a threat, schools closed Thursday (Charleston Post Courier © 01/30/2014)         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 storm is over, forecasters say. Now it's the cold, ice cold.Because of concerns over icy roads, schools in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties will be closed again Thursday. Most main roads in the metro Lowcountry are in drivable shape, except for elevated areas. Most bridges and overpasses are still a mess. The Don Holt Bridge on Interstate 526 over the Cooper River re-o...

BRIDGE initiative charts a path toward better teaching (Charleston Post Courier © 01/29/2014)         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 At the end of the first year of the Teacher Incentive Fund grant, teachers across the district were openly invited to be a part of a new initiative, now known as BRIDGE. The Charleston County School District saw the value of having teachers' input during the critical phases of creating the evaluation system.We responded to this call by signing up for workgroups. Recent articles about BRIDGE in The...

Charleston County sponsors student video contest to promote recycling in schools (Moultrie News © 01/29/2014)         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 Government?s Environmental Management Department (CCEM) is partnering with Charleston County School District (CCSD) to sponsor a student video contest to increase recycling awareness and participation in local schools. This video contest is part of a larger partnership between CCEM and CCSD, the County?s Greening Schools Program, launched in 2011.The video contest will empower st...

In Charleston County, school's out for ... winter? (Charleston Post Courier © 01/29/2014)         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 We now return you to your to regularly unscheduled winter break, with limited educational interruption. Thanks to the snowpocalypse we have here today - or perhaps the breathless build-up to this veritable new Ice Age - Charleston County kids are out of school for the seventh of 21 weekdays this month. That's one-third, folks (not counting that two-hour delay a couple of weeks ago). An...

Several Lowcountry school districts announce closures, delays (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 01/28/2014)         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 District school officials with Charleston County, Berkeley county, Dorchester District 2, Williamsburg County and Colleton County have announced half day schedules for their schools on Tuesday in anticipation for the expected wintry weather. CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT According to CCSD officials, the district will observe a four hour school day Tuesday. Schools will begin Tuesday at thei...

CWEA West Ashley HS (Premiere South) (Live 5 News - West Ashley © 01/27/2014)         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 This is the first of two premiere shows for the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association.????The contest will be held on the campus of West Ashley High School. Ticket purchases are??NON-REFUNDABLE. Cost: 8.00 false General Admission 9.19 Improve this event listing Venue West Ashley High School 4060 W Wildcat Blvd Charleston, S...

Essay winner named (Moultrie News © 01/27/2014)         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 Hunter Powell, an 8th grader at Cario Middle School won the Medal of Honor essay contest. He was asked to go on the field at the MOH game last Saturday and met several Medal of Honor recipients, the Atlanta Falcon cheerleaders and Sen. Lindsey Graham. His essay will be displayed in the MOH museum at Patriots Point for the month of Jan....

"From Boyz To Gentlemen" Summit teaches parents, young men keys to success (Charleston Post Courier © 01/26/2014)         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 violence erupted close to home.Earlier this month, three gunmen, possibly seeking money, stormed into a Greenland Road residence, assaulted the man who lived there and murdered his sister in a home invasion and shooting, authorities said. The first to be charged in the incident was a 19-year-old black man. The melee unfolded just a few doors from Maurice Heyward's home in the Red ...

Program at School of the Arts opens doors to learning and life for deaf students (Charleston Post Courier © 01/25/2014)         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 The mostly silent but highly animated razzing among four deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers is interrupted by a teacher's question: What is American Sign Language? Considered a backbone of deaf culture in the United States, American Sign Language is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in this country and English-speaking parts of Canada. ASL uses signs made by m...

Charleston County Sponsors Student Video Contest to Promote Recycling in Schools (Charleston Patch © 01/24/2014)         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 News Release Charleston County Government?s Environmental Management Department?is partnering with Charleston County School District?to sponsor a student video contest to increase recycling awareness and participation in local schools. This video contest is part of a larger partnership between CCEM and CCSD, the County?s Greening Schools Program, launched in 2011.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?...

Fifth-grader "Emory the memory" beats older kids to become Charleston County's top speller (Charleston Post Courier © 01/24/2014)         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 A fifth-grader who out-spelled 45 other top spellers from around Charleston County Thursday night had already announced a few months ago that he was going to do it, according to his father.Emory Naylor, a fifth-grader at Stiles Point Elementary School, started studying words a couple months ago and announced, "I'm a genius speller," according to his father, Nathan Naylor of James Island. ...

CCSD makes list of top 20 districts nationwide for number of new board certified teachers (Moultrie News © 01/23/2014)         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 230 SC Educators Earn National Board Certs in 2013 The Charleston County School District (CCSD) has made the national Top 20 list for districts with the highest total number of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), with 21 new certifications added in 2013, bringing the overall total to 508. Data suggests that NBCT teachers strengthen student achievement and outperform their peers with the...

CCSD: 21 teachers became board certified in 2013 (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 01/23/2014)         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 CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District is being recognized after nearly two dozen educators became National Board Certified Teachers in 2013. The school district made the list of top 20 districts nationwide for number of new Board Certified Teachers, with 21 teachers receiving their certifications. The new additions bring CCSD's overall total to 508...

Boys to Gentlemen Summit (West Ashley West Of © 01/21/2014)         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 On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Parent University of the Charleston County School District will hold the fifth annual "From Boys to Gentlemen Summit: Raising Successful Sons in the 21st Century" at West Ashley High School. This unique district-wide event will include panelists, speakers and workshops for male students and their parents from 9 a.m. ? 3 p.m. Speakers of note during the Summit include: ...

Two Moultrie Middle eighth-graders travel to nation’s capital to interview living civil rights legend (Charleston Post Courier © 01/21/2014)         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 Eighth-graders Nyna Fabrizio and Caroline Main wont soon forget what civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis described as a high point in his life.They thought the Georgia Democrat might talk about when Barack Obama was elected president or the historic 1963 March on Washington that Lewis helped lead. He instead described being beaten by Alabama police while leading a 1965 march in Selma. Lew...

Blackout Party - Charleston (Live 5 News - Dorchester County © 01/17/2014)         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 Don't miss this Blackout Party exclusively for ages 18 and under. Live entertainment, music, dancing, snacks, soft drinks, water and neon glow items available for sale at the venue. Located at Music Farm in Charleston, SC, January 19 from 6:30pm - 11:00pm. All proceeds benefit the Charleston County School of the Arts Vocal Program. Cost: 10.00 false Blackout Party - General Admissio...

Charleston County’s School of the Arts launches costume design major (Charleston Post Courier © 01/16/2014)         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 Freshman Julia Dotson can trace her passion for fashion back to third grade, when she wanted to make her own clothes. To apply Applications can be found at soa.ccsdschools.com, and the deadline is Jan. 24. Applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to School of the Arts, 5109 W. Enterprise Street, North Charleston. Prospective fashion and design majors will be asked to auditi...

New writing program for Charleston County elementary schools OK’d after controversy (Charleston Post Courier © 01/14/2014)         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 A new writing program for Charleston County elementary schools became tangled in controversy Monday night before eventually getting the go-ahead.The school board signed off in a 6-3 vote on spending $110,000 for the Lucy Calkins Writing Units of Study program for all of its kindergartners through fifth-graders. Those voting against were board Vice Chairman Tom Ducker and members Michael Miller and...

Mount Pleasant 4th-grader works to help sick classmate fulfill a dream (Charleston Post Courier © 01/13/2014)         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 A Mount Pleasant 4th-grader is working to help a sick classmate fulfill a dream.Bella Feinzig of Mount Pleasant attends Pinckney Elementary School with Ethen Richardson, a fellow 4th-grader battling a rare brain cancer that doctors say gives him maybe a year to live. His touching story, along with a James Island boy with the same condition, was featured on the front page of Sunday's Post and Couri...

West Ashley basketball coach Ronnie DuPre zeroes in on 500 career victories (Charleston Post Courier © 01/10/2014)         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 He's been coaching high school basketball for nearly three decades, so West Ashley boys coach Ronnie DuPre has seen plenty of changes in the talent level and the game itself.One constant in DuPre's 27-year career is his passion. "I have a passion for sports," DuPre said. "I have a passion for coaching. I have a passion for helping young people reach their goals."Another constant is th...

Burke's Santarion Frasier eyes state wrestling title (Charleston Post Courier © 01/09/2014)         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 Burke High School's Santarion Frasier might be the best high school wrestler in the state. It just seems that no one has realized it yet.The Burke sophomore is 19-1 and has an 18-match winning streak heading into this weekend's Charleston County Championships, but he's not listed among the top five Class AA wrestlers in his weight class (152 pounds). He might lack recognition, but he'...

Wando wrestling wins Palmetto State Classic (Moultrie News © 01/09/2014)         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 Wando varsity wrestling won three different weight classes on way to the Palmetto State Classic tournament championship last weekend at Irmo High School. Darren Scott won the 106-pound individual title, Alex Cullen the 120-pound title and Ben Crutchfield the 138-pound title. Will Sutler (132), Joey Paragano (145) and Ryan Williams (182) all finished second in their respective classes. With six w...

As bitter cold continues, schools adjust and carry on (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 01/08/2014)         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 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Where many Lowcountry school districts delayed school by two or three hours on Tuesday, most districts have plans to return to a normal schedule on Wednesday. Officials from Charleston County, Berkeley County, and Dorchester District 2 said schools and buses would operate on a normal schedule Wednesday. Georgetown County schools will operate on a two-hour delay, offi...

LATEST: School Closings and Delays updates for Wednesday (WSCC FM 94.3 Charleston © 01/08/2014)         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 Posted Wednesday, January 8th 2014 @ 6am by(WCBD, Octavia Mitchell, Jan 8 2014) From our News Partners at WCBD-TV: Due to the cold weather moving into the Lowcountry local school districts are deciding whether or not to open with delays Wednesday. Berkeley County School District will return to a normal schedule on Wednesday. This includes before school care and after school programs. Ge...

High school student donates $1k to homeless shelter (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 01/07/2014)         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 CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An Academic Magnet High School student has donated a check for $1,000 to Crisis Ministries. According to school officials, Hannah Manzi donated the money which was earned from lunches she sold to students as part of her senior thesis project. A release by the school states that the project posed the question of whether or not students would buy healthy, nu...

Wando wrestling wins Palmetto State Classic (Moultrie News © 01/07/2014)         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 Wando varsity wrestling won three different weight classes on way to the Palmetto State Classic tournament championship last weekend at Irmo High School. Darren Scott won the 106-pound individual title, Alex Cullen the 120-pound title and Ben Crutchfield the 138-pound title. Will Sutler (132), Joey Paragano (145) and Ryan Williams (182) all finished second in their respective classes. With six w...

Charleston County School District to expand pre-kindergarten classes for needy students (Charleston Post Courier © 01/06/2014)         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 David Gentile started pre- kindergarten at Dunston Primary in North Charleston this past fall, and he still wakes up wanting to go to school. New pre-kindergarten classes Charleston County School District will open eight new pre-kindergarten classrooms this month. Priority will be given to children who demonstrate academic and developmental needs. For more information on how to a...

Cario announces Junior Scholars (Moultrie News © 01/03/2014)         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 South Carolina Junior Scholars Program identifies eighth-grade students with exceptional academic talent and develops strategies for inclusion into special programs. Eligible students who score 50 or higher on the PSAT in verbal, math or writing are identified as South Carolina Junior Scholars.The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for students that will facilitate their intell...

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