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May 2014

CCSD in the News - May 2014

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4 Ft. Johnson Middle School students taken to MUSC after possible overdoses (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 05/29/2014)         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, S.C. (WCIV) -- Four Fort Johnson Middle School students were taken to Medical University Hospital Thursday morning after apparent overdoses. Charleston County EMS officials said they had been at the school since around 11 a.m. Officials did not have details on what drug, if any, was taken by the students. All four students were listed as being in stable condition. Principal David Pa...

Authorities responding to school bus accident on Savannah Hwy. (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 05/29/2014)         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, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County Dispatch confirms authorities are responding to an accident involving a school bus on Savannah Highway. Dispatch says Charleston County Sheriff's Office and St. Andrews Fire are on the scene after a car and school bus collided near the intersection of Highway 17 and Main Road just after 7 a.m. According to Charleston County School District ...

Graduation schedule for Lowcountry high schools (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 05/29/2014)         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, SC (WCSC) - High school seniors around the Lowcountry are putting on their caps and gowns to celebrate the biggest moment of their academic careers thus far. As the school year comes to a close, high school graduation ceremonies are ramping up. Below is a list of when and where this year's graduations will take place: Thur, May 29 7pm Cross High School Cross High...

Boeing children's wellness program expected to expand beyond Charleston (Charleston Post Courier © 05/27/2014)         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 Efforts to create wellness cultures - ones that encourage physical movement, healthy eating and drinking, and a more sustainable school environment - in Charleston County schools are bearing fruit not only here but neighboring counties and, soon, the rest of the state. The year in school wellness Number of public schools receiving $1,000 wellness achievement awards from Boeing: 69 ...

Public school graduations start this week (Charleston Post Courier © 05/26/2014)         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 Students across the Lowcountry will don caps and gowns starting this week for that long walk across the stage for their high school diplomas.Many private schools in the area held their ceremonies this weekend, but public school graduations start later this week, with Berkeley Middle College kicking off the festivities on Wednesday. Berkeley County students matriculate on Wednesday, T...

Cario student win acting awards (Moultrie News © 05/22/2014)         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 April 26, Cario Middle School drama students, under direction of Cario drama teacher Joni McLeod, competed at the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA) Festival, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Approximately 300 students from 14 South Carolina middle schools competed in this annual state event.Cario drama students placed in six SCSTA categories: second place, Comedic Solo Acting...

Stringing along: James Island 5th graders take on the ukulele (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 05/21/2014)         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 JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Renee Sim wanted to introduce something different to her 5th grade music class. The James Island Elementary school teacher borrowed 23 stringed instruments from a friend and fellow teacher in Mt. Pleasant.   The violin?  No. Viola?  Not close. In Fall of 2013, Sim introduced the ukulele, a small, light-weight member of the guitar family, ...

Two CCSD seniors recognized for perfect attendance (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 05/21/2014)         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 Two Charleston County high school seniors who made it through their 12 grades without missing a day are being honored for their accomplishment. Christopher James Bennett, a senior from West Ashley High School, and Kaitlin Hills, a senior at Academic Magnet High School, are two of only 68 students across the state who made the perfect attendance list. The students were recognized by State Educati...

Communities in Schools celebrates student achievement (Charleston Post Courier © 05/17/2014)         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 During her sophomore year, Burke High student Raven Saunders found herself overwhelmed by school, troubles at home, relationship issues and athletics. She had a lot going on.Saunders eventually found herself in the Communities in Schools office inside Burke High. That's when things began to take a turn for the better. Now a senior preparing to graduate, Saunders' GPA has risen from around a 2.1 to...

Burke track standout Raven Saunders hits fundraising goal (Charleston Post Courier © 05/16/2014)         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 "There were times in the past when I felt like no one even cared," Raven Saunders wrote recently about her efforts to become one of the best high school shot-putters in the nation.Saunders, a senior at Burke High School and a national record-holder in the shot put, has discovered in recent weeks that people do care. She has reached her fundraising goal of $5,000 to attend the U.S. Junior Track and...

Lisa Enfinger named interim athletic director at James Island Charter High School (Charleston Post Courier © 05/16/2014)         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 Lisa Enfinger was named interim athletic director for James Island Charter High School on Thursday.Enfinger, a 22-year teaching veteran, has spent the last 12 years at James Island as a math teacher. She also has assisted with the cross country and track programs for the last eight years. She will serve as athletic director for the remainder of the current school year and for all of ...

CIS music education event May 16 (Moultrie News © 05/15/2014)         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 Communities In Schools (CIS) of the Charleston Area, a dropout prevention organization that is part of the national Communities In Schools network, is proud to announce a new partnership with composer/songwriter/performer Ayala Asherov-Kalus that will culminate in a special performance on May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund A. Burns Elementary School Auditorium in North Charleston.Conceived by Asher...

Cario students win Earth Day honors (Moultrie News © 05/14/2014)         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 Cario Middle School Drama students recently received recognition and awards at Charleston County?s Earth Day on April 26, held at River Front Park. Sixth-grader Ryan Harding placed second in the Charleston County Recycling Video Contest with his video, ?Butterfly Effect.? Logan Frailey, JT Hendrix, Harrison Paul, Andrew Lemon, David Kenis and Jacob Little wonthird place for their video, ?Recycle R...

Charleston school make-up day cut in half (Charleston Post Courier © 05/13/2014)         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 County Superintendent Nancy McGinley has decided that a make-up day on June 6 will not be a full day for students.The school board last month approved June 6 as a make-up day for four missed days in January and February due to winter weather and icy conditions. The board did not decide whether the day would be a full day or half day for students. McGinley during the board'...

SOA Spring Showcase (Moultrie News © 05/10/2014)         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 SOA Spring Showcase, Charleston County School of the Arts' annual event to demonstrate and exhibit all of the arts taught and performed at the school will take place Friday, May 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the SOA campus at 5109 W. Enterprise St., North Charleston, South Carolina.Beginning with a reception in the new Pegasus Garden, the evening will include continuously staggered student performance...

New North Charleston schools closer to reality (Charleston Post Courier © 05/05/2014)         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 Principal Brian Agnew is excited to be just months away from construction starting on a new building for Chicora School of Communications. Other building projects approved for contracts include: Additions and renovations at James Island Charter High budgeted at $20.2 million. Plans include a new performing arts center, an addition to the media center and an improved entrance. Care...

Buist Academy among the '50 Best Middle Schools in the United States' (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 05/02/2014)         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, SC (WCSC) - A downtown Charleston middle school is among the "50 Best Middle Schools in the United States." The Charleston County School District announced that Buist Academy for Advanced Studies placed 44 in TheBestSchools.org top 50 middle schools in the country. ???This is truly an honor to be named a top 50 middle school in the country and just affirms what we alread...

Charleston County names Jaime Cunningham as Teacher of the Year (Charleston Post Courier © 05/02/2014)         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 When she was a little girl, Jaime Cunningham dreamed of being a teacher. As the daughter of a teacher, Cunningham would spend hours instructing invisible students in her mother's kindergarten classroom.Cunningham's dream of being an educator was taken to new heights on Thursday night when Charleston County School District officials announced she had been selected as the district's Teacher of the Y...

Greenhouse projects almost complete (Moultrie News © 05/02/2014)         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 In February, students at Laing Middle School began construction of numerous greenhouses on their campus as part of the school?s unique approach to integrating science, technology, engineering and math.Laing STEM Director Mel Goodwin and fellow teachers organized sixth-graders to begin constructing the nine greenhouses.Each greenhouse is the result of more than four months work in sixth-grade socia...

Innovation in Motion (West Ashley West Of © 05/02/2014)         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 The Charleston County School District?s Department of Educational Technology has created a new initiative to recognize teachers who implement innovative technology to promote 21st century skills in the classroom and engage their students. Teachers will be nominated monthly by fellow administrators and colleagues and one teacher will be selected each month to receive this award. In April, Sherry ...

Northwood Academy's Amber Campbell, Wando's Jamez Rogers lead All-Lowcountry basketball teams (Charleston Post Courier © 05/02/2014)         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 One is on her way out. The other is just getting started. Both are special talents. ALL-LOWCOUNTRY BASKETBALL TEAMS BOYS FIRST TEAM Jamez Rogers, sophomore, Wando K.J. James, senior, Porter-Gaud Je'Quan Perry, senior, Charleston Collegiate Demetre Rivers, senior, Stratford Dantez Bennamon, senior, Goose Creek SECOND TEAM Tayvaughn Major, junior, Northwood Academy Tyre Moor...

Charleston summer food program offers new West Ashley site (Charleston Post Courier © 05/01/2014)         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 A summer food program targeting children who qualify for free or reduced lunch is expanding this year to offer a pickup site in West Ashley.Charleston County School District's Seamless Summer Feeding Program is adding a meal preparation and pickup site at St. Andrew's School of Math and Science after seven facilities in the West Ashley area applied to participate, said Jeremy Tunstill, field super...

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