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June 2013

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The Beacon To The Future (James Island Messenger © 08/06/2013)         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 Students at James Island Elementary School (JIES) are figuratively, and now literally ?a Beacon to the Future.? The school recently celebrated it 10th graduating class, and the faculty, staff, and student body seized opportunity to show a little school spirit. The school?s Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) teachers and students took on the task of choreographing this commemorative photo, of the...

New Lowcountry Tech Academy in Charleston exposes students to cybersecurity during inaugural camp (Charleston Post Courier © 06/30/2013)         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 Kathryn Cooke removed the female mannequins purse and dumped its contents onto a table. Lowcountry Tech The program will offer four more camps for students this summer, focusing on graphic innovations, marketing, networking and computer service. Some spots still remain for those, as well as for courses this fall. Students who want to take classes at Lowcountry Tech go to ...

So It GoesWest Ashley teen’s writings about her mother’s suicide win prestigious Scholastic award (Charleston Post Courier © 06/30/2013)         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 three words I can sum up everything Ive learned about life: It goes on. Local Scholastic Art Writing Award winners The Alliance for Young Artists Writers identifies students in grades 7 to 12 each year with exceptional artistic and literary talent through its nationwide Scholastic Art Writing Awards. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Caro...

Charleston Student Receives Art & Writing Award (Charleston Patch © 06/28/2013)         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 resident and Charleston County School of the Arts student Grace Collins has been named a recipient of the annual Scholastic Art Writing Awards for her personal essay/memoir, To Elizabeth.?? Grace is one of six students to receive the award at New York City??(tm)s Carnegie Hall during the 2013 Scholastic Art Writing Awards national celebration.?? This award was supported by a grant fro...

Local student represents state at White House’s healthy lunchtime challenge (Moultrie News © 06/27/2013)         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 First Lady Michelle Obama, epicurious, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture announced the winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches as part of the First Ladys Lets Move! initiative.Pinckney Elementary School student Corbin Jackson will represent South Carolina in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The student will be one of 54 kids to attend a State...

Charleston County School Board signs off on $383.2 million 2013-14 school year budget without tax increase (Charleston Post Courier © 06/25/2013)         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 School board member Todd Garrett didnt want to raise Charleston County property owners taxes, and neither did a majority of his colleagues.The first-year board member came up with the last-minute cuts and additions that enabled the board to balance the districts $383.2 million general operating budget without a tax increase. All but one of his fellow board members voted in favor of the second and ...

Pinckney student heads to DC for First Lady lunch challenge (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 06/21/2013)         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) -- A Pinckney Elementary School student was among 54 students across the country selected to join First Lady Michelle Obama in a healthy lunch challenge. Corbin Jackson was announced as South Carolina's representative in a nationwide recipe challenge sponsored by OBama, Epicurious, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture. The lunch recipe challen...

ECEN and Wando Community Education unite to bridge academic gap (Moultrie News © 06/20/2013)         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 East Cooper Ecumenical Network and Wando Community Education are pleased to announce a summer scholarship program to fund tuition for local elementary students to attend Kaleidoscope summer day camp. These two organizations combined forces, and funds, to extend the scholarship opportunity to all 32 students currently enrolled in the I-Beam mentoring program at Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary. Of th...

Local students earns honors at National HIstory Day contest (Moultrie News © 06/20/2013)         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 After months of intensive research and success at regional- and affiliate-level competitions, MacKenzie Fowler, Will Basco, Meredith Schilpp and Nina Howard, students at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant presented their projects at the annual Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest, held at the University of Maryland College Park Campus in the Washington, D.C. area June 9-13.Each st...

Poetry Out Loud journey inspires student (Moultrie News © 06/20/2013)         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 March 16, the South Carolina Arts Commission announced that I was the South Carolina state champion for the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.The next month, I advanced to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, which took place from April 29-30 in Washington, D.C., to compete with 53 other representatives for a chance to win a $20,000 scholarship. Nation-wide, more than 4,000 students ...

Swim safe Lowcountry (Moultrie News © 06/19/2013)         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 the wake of the death of a child who drowned this weekend, it is wonderful news to hear that someone is being proactive in teaching our children about water safety. It is essential for coastal children to know the basics of swimming. God forbid they find themselves in a compromising position while near a body of water if they cant swim.A 12-year-old was pulled from the water Sunday night near a...

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Judges Wando High Regional High School Mock Trial Competition (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 06/18/2013)         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 Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina judged the South Carolina High School Mock Trial Competition for the Lowcountry Region ?at North Charleston City Hall in North Charleston, SC on Saturday February 23rd 2013. The competition featured teams representing high schools surrounding Charleston, SC including Berkeley High School, Edisto High School, Fort Dorchester Hi...

Four Lowcountry graduates in Class of 2013 are among 72 statewide to never miss a day of school (Charleston Post Courier © 06/18/2013)         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 Lowcountry students in the class of 2013 were among 72 statewide who never missed a day of school during their entire academic career.Two of those students graduated from Charleston County schools West Ashley High and School of the Arts and two others attended Berkeley County schools Hanahan and Stratford High. No Dorchester County student had perfect attendance. The state Dep...

Dance scholarships available for Charleston County students (Charleston Post Courier © 06/16/2013)         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 Formed in 2012 as the realization of a dream and to provide a new classical dance school in town, the Charleston Dance Institute has been offering classes in ballet and other forms at its studios in Mount Pleasant.Run by Jonathan Tabbert and Stephen Gabriel, the Dance Institute has 95 enrolled students. It is collaborating with other arts organizations and presenting student performances. ...

2013 Valedictorians: Area's top seniors plan for life after high school (Charleston Post Courier © 06/13/2013)         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 past couple of weeks have been filled with celebrations and goodbyes for the Class of 2013 graduating seniors at Charleston County and area private schools. Here is what the valedictorians had to say before they walked across the stage: Dexter Agena Garrett Academy of Technology Career plans: Enlisted in the Air Force. Interests: Hanging out with friends, bowling, footbal...

Communities In Schools hosts yard sale on Saturday to benefit five North Charleston schools (Charleston Post Courier © 06/13/2013)         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 Communities in Schools will host a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon to benefit five North Charleston schools.The sale will be held at the dropout prevention nonprofits North Charleston office, 1090 E. Montague Ave., and proceeds will go to help Chicora Elementary, Mary Ford Elementary, North Charleston Elementary, Morningside Middle and North Charleston High School. Individua...

Local students honored by the Optimist club (Charleston Post Courier © 06/13/2013)         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 students were honored recently in the South Carolina District Optimist contests.In the district oratorical contest, Rikaya Beall, an eighth-grader at St. Andrews Middle School, was the winner in the girls category. The contest was based on a theme of Why My Voice is Important. As a winner of the contest, Rikaya received a $2,500 scholarship.The S.C. District has been participa...

CCPRC and Community Education bring swim lessons to schools (Moultrie News © 06/11/2013)         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 Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to work with other local agencies as part of a program that offers swim lessons to children throughout the Lowcountry. Through CCPRCs Community Education partnership with the Charleston County School District (CCSD), the Community Services of Edisto and the Lowcountry Aquatic Swimming Project (LAPS), CCPRC is thrilled to help en...

East Cooper Montessori celebrates 10 years of educating children (Moultrie News © 06/11/2013)         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 story starts with a vision, some dedicated charter members, 44 children and a trailer.East Cooper Montessori Charter School received its charter from the Charleston County School District and began educating children using the Montessori method in 2003.Since opening the doors to the original learning cottage, the school has grown to 258 children in grades one through eight.Currently it is loca...

Sullivan’s Island Elementary wellness finale reinforces lessons learned during school year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/11/2013)         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 Last Tuesday, Sullivans Island Elementary School (temporarily housed in Mount Pleasant) was buzzing with activities from dry land surfing lessons, Zumba and yoga to lessons on dental hygiene and heart health. It was the schools grand finale of its multifaceted, yearlong wellness initiative and an effort to reinforce the lessons learned during the school year two days before summer vacation sta...

CCSD AmeriCorps Project HERO announces 2013 Member of the Year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/08/2013)         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 year, five AmeriCorps members were nominated to apply for the honor of Member of the Year for going above and beyond in Project HERO.These members were selected for demonstrating outstanding service to their school and community. This years nominees were Lynne Scarpa (honorable mention), Kate Ryan (honorable mention), James Helton (semifinalist), Joyce Scott (semifinalist) and La...

Freshman pitcher Josh Escoffier of James Island was workhorse for Spartanburg Methodist (Charleston Post Courier © 06/08/2013)         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 Lowcountry native Josh Escoffier had a unique experience when he threw snowballs nearly 10,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains.But Escoffiers trip to Colorado last month wasnt all about pleasure. He is a pitcher for Spartanburg Methodist College, and he was on a business mission. His team played in the Junior College World Series, which was held in Grand Junction, Colo., and he got to ...

CCSD AmeriCorps Project HERO announces 2013 Member of the Year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/06/2013)         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 year, five AmeriCorps members were nominated to apply for the honor of Member of the Year for going above and beyond in Project HERO.These members were selected for demonstrating outstanding service to their school and community. This years nominees were Lynne Scarpa (honorable mention), Kate Ryan (honorable mention), James Helton (semifinalist), Joyce Scott (semifinalist) and La...

Clark Academy on James Island celebrates 20th graduating class, still serving at-risk students who are behind (Charleston Post Courier © 06/06/2013)         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 When 17-year-old Xavier Dover should have been a high school junior, he had so few credits that he still was considered a freshman.He didnt think he would be able to graduate on time, but he proved himself wrong after enrolling in Clark Academy, a small, alternative high school program on James Island. Its intended to help students who are overage for their grade or have fallen behind their peers....

Moultrie Middle to Moore: Walk a mile in our shoes (Moultrie News © 06/06/2013)         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 Moultrie Middle School held a shoe drive last week for victims of the devastating tornado in Moore, Okla. The project was brought to the school by an eighth grader, Addison Ware, who had seen the devastation on television. Through a family connection, she knew that Charlestons local JetBlue airlines had offered to ship shoes to Oklahoma at the request of a JetBlue employee from that area.While gat...

Tennis champs (Moultrie News © 06/06/2013)         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 Mount Pleasant Academy Tennis Team White won Tournament 5 and were co-winners of Division 8 of the Tri-County Elementary and Middle School Tennis League. On May 28, MPA team members presented their two team trophies to school principal, Jane Davis. Team members include (front row, from left) Sara Crawford, Caroline Morey, Baker Wilkins, Ellie Rogers, Anna Golding, Nick Cladakis, Katie King, (b...

CCPRC using portable pool to teach swim lessons | Events | (Live 5 News - Johns Island © 06/05/2013)         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. (WCSC) - Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is helping to teach little ones to swim by bringing the pool to them.  Charleston County School District, the Community Services of Edisto, and the Lowcountry Aquatic Swimming Project (LAPS) are joining forces with CCPRC this summer to offer swimming classes throughout the Lowcountry.  The group is usin...

Charleston County high schools to hold graduation ceremonies during next three days (Charleston Post Courier © 06/05/2013)         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 high school graduations begin today and continue until Friday.School officials said they still trying to determine the total number of graduated in this years class. Dorchester 2 high schools held their graduations May 25 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Woodlands, in Dorchester District 4, had its graduation on May 30 at the school. Berkeley Countys ceremonies were...

Cross takes final bow as strings teacher (Moultrie News © 06/05/2013)         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 For the past 31 years, Nancy Cross has been turning young students toward the beauty of music.Each fall, a new team of fifth graders walks into Cross strings classrooms not knowing the first thing about the violin, viola, cello and string bass and a few short months later, they amaze their families and friends by playing beautifully in their spring concert. As this school year comes to a close, sh...

Moultrie Middle, JetBlue partner to send 300 pairs of shoes to OK (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 06/05/2013)         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, S.C. (WCIV) -- An eighth grader at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant found a way to pair her school with an airline to deliver hundreds of pairs of shoes to the victims of a deadly tornado in Moore, Okla. Addison Ware said she saw the devastation of the tornado on television and decided to act. Through a family friend, she knew that Charleston's JetBlue were offering t...

Charleston Co. students set for graduation this week | News | (Live 5 News - Summerville © 06/04/2013)         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)- High school seniors in Charleston County will receive their diplomas this week as graduation ceremonies begin Wednesday. Charleston County School District graduation ceremonies will take place Wednesday through Friday at a number of locations throughout the Lowcountry. Take a look at the 2013 CCSD graduation schedule: North Charleston Performing Arts Center * Wednesday...

Goodwin Elementary is top wellness school in Charleston County School District this year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/04/2013)         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 Creating an environment of wellness in schools involves a mix of easy and hard tasks, says a representative of the winning school in an annual competition in the Charleston County School District. What the top three finalists did this school year Here are details of some of the initiatives taken on by the three schools scoring the highest number of points on the wellness checklist....

Moultrie students donate 300+ shoes to tornado victims | Community Spirit | (Live 5 News - Sullivan Island © 06/04/2013)         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 Students and faculty at Moultrie Middle School held a shoe drive last week for victims of the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The idea came from 8th grader Addison Ware, who knew that JetBlue airlines had offered to ship shoes to Oklahoma.  As Ware gathered shoes from her own closet, she realized how many ???like new??? shoes she and her classmates wore. Following an email requestin...

Sullivan's Island Elementary and MUSC partner up for Wellness Fair | Events | (Live 5 News - Sullivan Island © 06/04/2013)         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 SULLIVAN??(tm)S ISLAND (WCSC) - Sullivan's Island Elementary School will host a Wellness Fair on Tuesday, June 4. The fair, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., will feature physicians and injury prevention staff from the Medical University of South Carolina. Participants will be able to learn about Zumba dancing, heart health, protein recipes, sunscreen, surfing, recycling, and much mo...

Charleston students bound for major music schools around the world (Charleston Post Courier © 06/02/2013)         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 These three young musicians have something in common: They practice hard and know what it means to give their lives to art.Just 18, each of these phenomenal young talents has been accepted at dream music schools, something they have worked toward since they were very young and first learning endless scales and runs. Each is thankful for the support the local music community has given ...

Special needs students at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary embraced by peers during play performance (Charleston Post Courier © 06/01/2013)         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 Little Red Riding Hood, known to most as 7-year-old Thalesha Campbell, skipped across the stage smiling.She waited for the prompt from her drama teacher and play narrator, Jeff Jordan, and recited her lines before running off stage like shed rehearsed. The crowd laughed and cheered in response. It really was wonderful, said her mother, Candee Shuler. She was just so excited, and I lov...

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