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March 2015

CCSD in the News - March 2015

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Orange Grove ? School Choice Success Story (West Ashley West Of © 03/26/2015)         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 I expressed in my introductory column that I'm a strong believer in free markets. When I visit my cell phone store, I receive first-class customer service, because it is well aware that dissatisfied customers can take their business elsewhere. Competition for consumer demand leads to innovation, lower prices and better service. Why should K-12 education be different than any other category of pr...

WAHS DECA Team Triumphs at State Conference (West Ashley West Of © 03/26/2015)         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-two West Ashley High School DECA students recently traveled to North Charleston for the 72nd Annual South Carolina DECA Career Development Conference. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. ...

SC schools chief Spearman forms student advisory panel (Columbia State © 03/25/2015)         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 COLUMBIA ? State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman wants input from students on what it is like to attend S.C. schools. The Republican who took office in January has formed a student advisory panel made up of college, high- and middle-school students across the state, including from a private school. ?Sometimes when we discuss important education issues, we forget to listen to those w...

Lowcountry student artists, writers claim 24 Scholastic awards (Charleston Post Courier © 03/22/2015)         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 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a 92-year-old institution that recognizes talented young artists and writers. One of the top winners this year was Charleston native Grant McClure. In 2014, the competition received around 300,000 entries from students, including hundreds from South Carolina teens. About 1,900 across the U.S. were selected as national-level winners, according to Scholas...

JBE students aid coastal conservation through new program (Moultrie News © 03/20/2015)         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 B. Edwards Elementary School (JBE) are helping preserve the Lowcountrys coast through the From Seeds To Shore Line (FS2S) program. The statewide program is part of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortiums coastal revitalization project in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, which according to the consortiums website aims to engage students in rest...

Local schools excel in STEM competition (Moultrie News © 03/16/2015)         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 STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel hosted the fifth annual Storm The Citadel trebuchet competition and more than 80 teams, comprised of more than 1,000 participants, took part on Saturday, Feb. 14. In the Hoplite Division for elementary students, Murray LaSaine Kaleidoscope Stinger Bees tied for first place in the design competiti...

Pinehurst Elementary receives News 2 Cool School award (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 03/13/2015)         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 2 presents Pinehurst Elementary with our Cool School award. All week, we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Pinehurst Elementary in Charleston county. Pinehurst received an excellent growth rating on the annual school report card, marking the first time the school has received that mark in any category. They also are also a Palmetto Silver award winning school for performance...

Pinehurst students take ownership of their education through personalized learning (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 03/11/2015)         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 Personalized learning helps students take ownership of their learning at Pinehurst Elementary. Parents are thankful for extra support the school offers. We're in Charleston county for our Cool School of the week. Pinehurst Elementary is a diverse school with a large hispanic student population. Pinehurst has a full time translator and parent advocate. Manuela Fernandez has two students here. She...

Winners announced for Storm The Citadel 2015 (Moultrie News © 03/08/2015)         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 STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel hosted the 5th annual Storm The Citadel trebuchet competition and more than 80 teams, comprised of more than 1,000 participants, took part on Saturday, Feb. 14. Elementary school students competed in the Hoplite Division. For design, the Murray LaSaine Kaleidoscope Stinger Bees were first. The Da...

Ladson Elementary receives News 2 Cool School award (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 03/06/2015)         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 2 presents Ladson Elementary with our Cool School award. All week, we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Ladson Elementary in Charleston county. Ladson Elementary is a diverse Palmetto Gold and Silver award winning school. They also received the State Department of Education Title One award for progress. Students have access to one-to-one technology with chrome-books. The h...

Wando junior spends job shadow day with Moultrie News (Moultrie News © 03/06/2015)         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 Journalism is a dream a dream that has been on my mind for years now, what I want as my career. I have a passion for writing and nothing sounds better than being able to do that every day. Lucky for me, as a junior at Wando High School I know what I want to do for the rest of my life, whereas some people never figure it out. On ...

Ladson Elementary's community school environment breeds success in and out of the classroom (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 03/04/2015)         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 heart of Ladson Elementary is it's Bulldog tenacity. In a large student environment, students continue to have academic and social success. We're in Charleston county for our Cool School of the week. Ladson Elementary has seen a lot of growth over the years, with 880 students currently. The school has increased by more than a 100 students every year. Principal Celeste Spires says, "However we...

Lowcountry schools to participate in 'Walk to School Day' (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 03/04/2015)         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) - Motorists may encounter a greater number of students walking to school on Wednesday morning as area schools participate in the 4th Annual Walk to School Day. A total of 55 schools across the Lowcountry are signed up to take part, though some of them have scheduled their events for later in March, South Carolina Department of Transportation records show. SCDO...

Cool School: Ladson Elementary (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 03/03/2015)         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 Ladson Elementary was named one of the top three finalists for our Cool School Star Award at CCSD'S gala. We're in Charleston county for our Cool School of the week. Ladson Elementary is a diverse school with 880 students in Headstart to 5th grade. Ladson is a Palmetto Gold and Silver award winning school, and also received the State Department of Education Title One award for progress. The scho...

State’s largest chess tourney checks into East Cooper (Moultrie News © 03/02/2015)         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, Feb. 28, scholastic chess players from all over South Carolina will converge at the cafeterias of Pinckney Elementary and Cario Middle School to compete in the states largest scholastic chess tournament of the year. Last years tournament in Columbia drew approximately 150 players and this years tournament is expected to host 250 students, grades K-12, competing for individual and team...

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