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June 2014

CCSD in the News - June 2014

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Burke's Saunders named Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year (Moultrie News © 06/29/2014)         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 Burke track and field star Raven Saunders wasn't sure what to expect as she headed to campus Wednesday.Her coach, Herbert Johnson, said it was a surprise. Her mother, Clarissa, just smiled. It wasn't until she stepped into the office and saw a Gatorade rep holding the gold and glass trophy that she knew.Saunders was named Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year Wednesday, becom...

New program aims to bring fitness, fun into the classroom (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 06/29/2014)         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 Combining technology, physical fitness, and fun: that's the goal of TECHFIT, a new academic program intended to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Students will engage in a 10-week after school program, where they'll be encouraged to create an exergame, an active-play video game similar to Dance Revolution and Wii Fit. The games will each be built from scratc...

Lowcountry players set for North-South Soccer Classic at Blackbaud Stadium (Charleston Post Courier © 06/26/2014)         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 Lowcountry will be well represented in the North-South Soccer Classic set for Saturday at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. The girls' game is set for noon, with the boys' game to follow at 2 p.m. The South girls team will include Sara Goodwin of Ashley Ridge, Julia Shahid and Regan Van Metre of Bishop England, Casey Murakami and Amy Paparozzi of West Ashley, Greyson Vevon of James I...

11 students picked for manufacturing apprenticeships (Charleston Regional Business Journal © 06/25/2014)         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 To grow the next generation of manufacturing workers, five local companies have agreed to mentor and hire 11 high school students for the next two years. Students from Garrett Academy of Technology, Fort Dorchester High, Wando High, West Ashley High, Goose Creek High and Stall High will work 2,000 hours as paid industrial mechanic apprentices at Bosch, Detyens Shipyards, Hubner Manufacturing, I...

Gatorade names Raven Saunders female High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 06/25/2014)         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 Raven Saunders who is heading to Southern Illinois in the fall on a full athletic scholarship is an athlete with limitless potential and a work ethic second to none. The 5-foot-5 teen set a national prep record at the Taco Bell Classic in April, launching the shot put 56 feet, 8.25 inches to break a mark set in 2003 by almost two feet. Saunders nearly matched that effort at the New Balance Natio...

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo Visits JICHS (James Island Messenger © 06/25/2014)         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 Share this article on Facebook Follow Teachers leading the hands-on science experiment station. On Thursday, June 12th the James Island Charter High School cafeteria was transformed into a science and technology hotbed through its Summer STEM Expo. The STEM Program has been developed to enrich students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and thanks to the ???Junior Girls Day O...

School teacher Ashley Cook balances healthy eating with sweet indulgences (Charleston Post Courier © 06/24/2014)         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 For breakfast, I had Quaker Instant Oatmeal with water. It's a little packet, just the original one. You mix it with water. I drank water, too. I was on a field trip with my students, so I only ate strawberries for lunch. I ate a lot of strawberries. It's a 16-ounce container, and I think I probably ate 8 ounces. One of my students had Nutella with pretzels, so I had one of those. I also had a...

West Ashley's Jonathan Sabo repeats as All-Lowcountry baseball player of the year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/20/2014)         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 Competitive and tenacious. All-Lowcountry Teams JUNE 12: Boys Tennis JUNE 13: Golf JUNE 14: Girls Lacrosse JUNE 15: Boys Lacrosse MONDAY: Girls Track TUESDAY: Boys Track WEDNESDAY: Girls Soccer THURSDAY: Boys Soccer FRIDAY: Softball SATURDAY: Baseball SUNDAY: Athletes of the Year Those two words best describe West Ashley senior baseball player Jonathan Sabo, a repeat select...

Wando senior Allie Winglosky is All-Lowcountry girls soccer player of the year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/18/2014)         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 It's a cliche to say that someone was "born" to do something. But in Allie Winglosky's case, it's very nearly true. All-Lowcountry teams JUNE 12: Boys Tennis JUNE 13: Golf JUNE 14: Girls Lacrosse JUNE 15: Boys Lacrosse MONDAY: Girls Track TUESDAY: Boys Track WEDNESDAY: Girls Soccer THURSDAY: Boys Soccer FRIDAY: Softball SATURDAY: Baseball SUNDAY: Athletes of the Year Family...

Wando's Joshua Masten is All-Lowcountry boys soccer player of the year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/18/2014)         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 The Wando High School boys' soccer team did not give up single goal during its playoff run to a state championship this season, and one reason why is a 6-4 junior named Joshua Masten. From his center back position, Masten anchored the Warriors' stingy defense and came up big during key games, helping Wando to a No. 1 national ranking and its first state championship since 2011. Masten is also ...

Burke High School's Raven Saunders is All-Lowcountry girls track and field athlete of the year (Charleston Post Courier © 06/15/2014)         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 It's easy to argue that no high school athlete in the Lowcountry was better at his or her discipline this year than Burke's Raven Saunders was at hers. All-Lowcountry Teams JUNE 12: Boys Tennis JUNE 13: Golf JUNE 14: Girls Lacrosse SUNDAY: Boys Lacrosse MONDAY: Girls Track TUESDAY: Boys Track WEDNESDAY: Girls Soccer THURSDAY: Boys Soccer FRIDAY: Softball SATURDAY: Baseball JUNE ...

Around Town (James Island Messenger © 06/12/2014)         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 Share this article on Facebook Congratulations to James Island Youth Soccer Coach (JIYSC) Coach Kevin Roberts who was named SCYSA Competitive Coach of the Year! James Island Charter High School?Graduation was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at McAlister Field House. Congratulations to the James?Island Charter High School Class of?2014 Trojans! Fort Johnson Middle Schoo...

Lowcountry music teachers selected as quarterfinalsts for Grammy educator award (Charleston Post Courier © 06/09/2014)         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 Two Lowcountry vocal teachers could soon have the opportunity to add Grammy award winner to their resumes. William Bennett, director of choirs at Cane Bay High School in Berkeley County, and Robin Rogers, vocal director at Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston, are two of 222 music teachers from across the U.S. who have been selected as quarterfinalists for the Grammy Music ...

Belle Hall teacher receives tech honor (Moultrie News © 06/08/2014)         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 Charleston County School District (CCSD) Department of Educational Technology honors one teacher each month for implementing innovative technology to promote 21st century skills and engage their students.Teachers are nominated monthly by fellow administrators and colleagues.On May 21, Erin Gibbs of Belle Hall Elementary received the award for integrating research skills into all grade-level pr...

Seventh-graders plant seedlings for marsh restoration project (Moultrie News © 06/06/2014)         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 Seventh-graders from Laing Middle School of Science and Technology recently helped restore saltwater marshes at Palmetto Islands County Park by planting seedlings of smooth cordgrass that the students had grown and studied for several months.The project, From Seeds to Shoreline: Engaging Students in Salt Marsh Restoration, is offered through the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in partnership w...

STEM Expo, geek academy offer fun for Charleston students (Charleston Post Courier © 06/05/2014)         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 Students interested in sharpening their math and science skills while having fun can do just that in a free event next week. Junior Girls Day Out Community Project is launching its first STEM Expo June 12 at James Island Charter High School. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Featured activities will include building computers, science experiments, check writing and...

Charleston County high schools hold 2014 graduations this week (Charleston Post Courier © 06/02/2014)         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 Charleston County high school graduations for the Class of 2014 begin Wednesday and continue through Saturday. School officials said they're still compiling the total number of graduates in this year's class and the amount of scholarship money earned. Dorchester District 2 high schools held graduations last Saturday at the North Charleston Coliseum. Woodland High, in Dorchester District 4,...

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