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November 2014

CCSD in the News - November 2014

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Middle schoolers shine in mock trial competition (Moncks Corner Berkeley Independent © 11/21/2014)         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 The Cane Bay Middle School Mock Trial Team participated in the Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Nov. 15. CBMS placed in the top four, along with Moultrie Middle School, Marrington Middle and Buist Academy.As defendants, Nicole Tran won most effective witness from opposing council and Eve Mitchell won most effective lawyer from opposing council, and also won mo...

Sullivan's Island Elementary receives News 2 Cool School award (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 11/21/2014)         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 News 2 presents Sullivan's Island Elementary with our Cool School award. All week we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Sullivan's Island Elementary. Sullivan's Island Elementary is a Charleston County partial magnet school with a focus on the coastal environment. Students use their natural environment as their classroom. The school is equipped with the latest technology. They have...

CofC Student Teaching Fellows: SC's future teachers right here on campus (Charleston George Street Observer © 11/20/2014)         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 Teachers, teachers, everywhere! Every Wednesday night, you might have noticed a slew of professionally-dressed students (mostly girls, with a few lucky boys) crowding in and around the School of Education, Health and Human Performance on Wentworth Street. These nearly one-hundred students are the fabulous College of Charleston Teaching Fellows and are part of a fairly prestigious statewide program...

Laing students get hands-on medical experience (Moultrie News © 11/20/2014)         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 Students in Medical Detectives class at Laing Middle School got A Glimpse In Medicine at MUSC last month as part of their study of bioengineering. They interacted with Sims, examined human organs and watched an autopsy presentation....

Moultrie teacher wins Digital Innovation in Learning Award (Moultrie News © 11/20/2014)         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 Charleston County School District is proud to announce that Moultrie Middle School seventh-grade science teacher Millibeth Currie is one of 17 educators from around the world to win an inaugural Digital Innovation in Learning Award. Currie was cited for her work to engage "the whole community, including students, parents and local stakehold...

Sullivan's Island Elementary's Coastal Ecology program helps students become stewards of environment (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 11/20/2014)         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 With the beach in their backyard, students at Sullivan's Island Elementary use their natural environment as their classroom. We're in Charleston county for our Cool School of the week. From discoveries in the great outdoors, to careful observations in the classroom, this is student life at Sullivan's Island Elementary, a Charleston county partial magnet school with a coastal ecology focus. Princi...

Cool School: Sullivan's Island Elementary (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 11/17/2014)         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 Sullivan's Island Elementary is housed in a new beautiful state of the art facility with the beach in it's back yard. We're in Charleston county for our Cool School of the week. Sullivan's Island Elementary has more than 500 students in child development through fifth grade. The school serves students from Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Goat Island, and Dewees Island, as well as Charleston cou...

Spreading love across the Lowcountry for a Day of Caring (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 11/15/2014)         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 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Volunteers from all over the Lowcountry came together to give their time and resources to people in need. Trident United Way's Day Of Caring was observed Friday with thousands of people representing hundreds of organizations volunteering at non-profits and schools throughout the tri-county area. "We see more and more volunteers every year," said Lowcountry Food Bank Pr...

Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester school districts score excellent on 2014 state report cards (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 11/14/2014)         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 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- State report cards show districts in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties surpassed the state-set benchmarks, receiving scores of excellent. It was the first time for the Berkeley County School District, the Charleston County School District, and Dorchester District 4 to earn the score of excellent. Dorchester District 2 earned the excellent score for the third...

How Charleston County schools raised their grades (Charleston Post Courier © 11/14/2014)         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 Back in 2007, about one fourth of the schools in Charleston County School District had an unsatisfactory rating on the South Carolina State Report Card. The district was considered below average on student test scores and made just average student achievement growth since the previous year. We knew we could do better. And for the sake of our children and their futures, we had to do better. We ...

Nancy McGinley credited with Charleston schools earning best report card rating (Charleston Post Courier © 11/14/2014)         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 On the heels of the dramatic departure of its longest-serving superintendent last month, the Charleston County School District has earned the state's highest academic rating for the first time since the rating system was put in place 14 years ago. Online Find your child's school's score at postandcourier.com/report-cards. According to new data released by the South Carolina Departmen...

Thousands of volunteers band together for Trident United Way Day of Caring (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 11/14/2014)         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 Thousands of people around the Lowcountry are banding together to help the community during Trident United Way Day of Caring on Friday. It's an effort that started in 2000, but picked up steam after 911. Hundreds of organizations and volunteer groups are participating in the effort to build a stronger community and help those in need. Some of the organizations participating include: -Lowcountr...

WAHS, A Strong Business Partner (West Ashley West Of © 11/13/2014)         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 Last Thursday, Nov. 6, West Ashley High School principal William Runyon invited members of the local business community who work with WAHS on a regular basis to come to the school as part of a ?Business Partner Round Table? and to see what things the students are doing and how the local businesses are playing a role in making them happen. The WAHS WATER Wildcats Team (environmental research prog...

Reuniting with tradition (West Ashley West Of © 11/07/2014)         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 Not Bill Runyon. When he got the job at West Ashley High School, first thing he did was rush out of the boardroom and start work on re-knitting the two histories, the two traditions of his fairly new school. He would need a crane, as it turned out. For decades, West Ashley was home to two competing high schools, one at Middleton High, the current home of West Ashley Middle School, and St. Andr...

A wise 'Yes' for schools (Charleston Post Courier © 11/05/2014)         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 Not even a last-minute debacle by the Charleston County School Board could weaken the strong public support for the ballot measure to extend the sales tax for the district's ongoing building program. There was concern that last week's presumably forced resignation of longtime superintendent Nancy McGinley could jeopardize backing for the school referendum. But the program already has a pro...

Charleston Co. voters extend one-cent school improvement tax (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 11/05/2014)         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 CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Voters in Charleston County extended a one-cent tax to fund school improvements by a two-thirds vote. Voters approved the referendum 59,066 to 28,303. That vote will extend the tax when it expires in two years for an additional seven. The tax would fund 35 school improvement projects at schools across the county.  Copyright 2014 WCSC. All rights...

Charleston County voters extend 1?? sales tax through 2022 (WCBD NBC 2 Charleston © 11/05/2014)         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 Charleston County, SC - Charleston County residents have voted and have decided to extend the one cent sales tax through 2022. The tax is expected to raise $500 million and officials from the ???Yes 4 Schools??? campaign told News 2 the money would go towards funding 35 school construction and renovation projects. After 182 precincts reported, 68% of voters said ???yes' and 32% s...

Yes 4 Schools passes by wide margin in Charleston County (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 11/05/2014)         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 CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- Voters in Charleston County want to see problems in the county's schools fixed and they're willing to throw millions of dollars at the issue. Voters approved the measure by more than 30 percentage points Tuesday night. A vote in favor of Yes 4 Schools means the one cent sales tax will continue through the year 2022. "Of the ways to fund school construction in t...

Mt. Pleasant SWAT members create Halloween surprise for Lowcountry kids (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 11/01/2014)         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 MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Holy Halloween, Batman! Members of the Mount Pleasant Police SWAT Team dressed up as superheroes to entertain students at area schools on Friday morning. Team members rappelled off the roof of Moultrie Middle School and Whitesides Elementary Schools, demonstrating their skills while dressed as characters like Superman, Batman, Robin and others. The team ...

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