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Week of 10/24/11

CCSD in the News - Week of October 24, 2011

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High schoolers get taste of college life at mentor lunch (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 10/28/2011)         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) – Those who went to the mentor luncheon at The Citadel on Thursday learned about the importance of a college education. Sixty high school Junior ROTC students attended the African American studies program military mentor luncheon. Students came from Stall, Burke, and Military Magnet high schools. "I really just learned about minorities and how we need to improve min...

Learning at lunch (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 10/28/2011)         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 mentor lunch at the Citadel served up a lesson on the importance of college. 60 high school junior R-O-T-C students dined together for the African American studies military mentor luncheon Thursday. They came from Stall, Burke, and Military Magnet High Schools. The Guest speaker was Edwina McGill, a Citadel Admissions counselor. She talked about the opportunities a c...

McGinley earns extension (Charleston Post Courier © 10/26/2011)         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 Superintendent Nancy McGinley likes to focus on results, and those results earned her a well deserved one-year contract extension. Under her leadership, the percentage of high schoolers who passed end-of-course exams grew by 6.2 percent; and the percentage of elementary and middle schoolers who met state writing and math standards grew by 3.1 and 2.3 percent respectivel...

Slow Foods Truck visits Whitesides Elementary | Health | (Live 5 News - Mt. Pleasant © 10/26/2011)         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 (WCSC) - Whitesides Elementary first graders learned about eating healthy with the Slow Foods Truck Farm a couple of Fridays ago. Students got to see up-close-and-personal garden plants and got to sample cooked cabbage in a cooking/tasting demonstration of healthy eating. Students were given a recipe card featuring the food prepared which reinforced their current science and hea...

CCSD superintendent's contract extended after positive evaluation | News | (Live 5 News - West Ashley © 10/26/2011)         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 Superintendent Nancy McGinley is making the grade. In McGinley's annual evaluation she earned a 3.17 on a scale of 1 to 4, which means she has exceeded standards. Seventy-five percent of the evaluation is based on student achievement and test scores while the other 25 percent is subjective, based on the school board's leadership ratings and a survey of...

Penny tax pays off for Charleston County schools (Charleston Digitel © 10/25/2011)         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 (ABC News 4) Mayor Joe Riley with a status update of Charleston County Schools, including information on urgent facility needs. Hop over to the full post for the whole story here. More coverage * Live 5 News?: Seismic schools... * WCBD???: Officials tour dilapidated school Filed in #News Edit article Message author Article history...

Schools chief's contract extended (Charleston Post Courier © 10/25/2011)         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 Superintendent Nancy McGinley's overall performance rating dipped slightly from last year, but it still was high enough for her to receive a one-year contract extension to 2014 and to be rated better than "meets standard." File Nancy McGinley Superintendent ratings Each board member rated the superintendent on a 4-point scale in 15 are...

Seismic schools rebuilding, other projects underway with penny tax | News | (Live 5 News - Sullivan Island © 10/25/2011)         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 been almost a year since the penny sales tax for school building projects went into effect in Charleston County. Now several school construction projects are underway, including the rebuilding of five schools that can't withstand a strong earthquake and other schools that are old and need updates. Charleston County School District leaders say Saint Andrews School of Math and Science...

A super score for the superintendent (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 10/25/2011)         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) -- The report card is in, for Charleston County's school superintendent. Dr. Nancy McGinley got high marks from the board Monday. They rated her on a scale from one to four, with four being the highest. She earned a 3.17. 75 percent of the evaluation is based on student achievement, test scores and other information. 20 percent is based on leadership skills and a surv...

Penny tax paying off for Charleston County schools (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 10/25/2011)         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) -- That penny sales tax that people in Charleston County have been paying, has raised enough money to start seeing progress on Charleston schools. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley joined Charleston County School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley for a tour of schools Monday morning.  The point, McGinley said, was to underscore the urgency for improvements. "This is a ...

School Board Approves Bond Issue (West Ashley Patch.com © 10/25/2011)         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 Board members voted 8-1 to approve issuing as much as $72 million in two sets of general obligation bonds to help fund the district's building and renovation plans. Board member Elizabeth Moffly voted against the bonds. The bonds, which will be sold in two issues, one for no more than $62 million and a second for no more than $10 million, are necessary to ensure the...

Superintendent McGinley Receives Solid Evaluation; Contract Extended (West Ashley Patch.com © 10/25/2011)         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 Schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley was given a contract extension on Tuesday night. The school system released McGinley's evaluation scores Tuesday evening, showing a score of 3.17 on a 4.0 scale. That score "exceeds standard," according to a system news release, but is slightly lower than her 2010 score of 3.25. The board voted renew McGinley's contract through ...

Cafeteria Inspections: July-September (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 10/23/2011)         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 Information provided by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.??? Grade A - The food service establishment earned 88-100 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices scored appeared to be in the 'acceptable to very good' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection. Grade B - The facility earned from 78-87 points. Its sanitation and...

Charleston County School District to host Parent Information Fair (Charleston Post Courier © 10/22/2011)         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 will host its annual Parent Information Fair today at Burke High from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Any parent who's interested in learning more about the different options in the county is invited to attend. Representatives from different schools, including magnets, charters and special programs will be available to talk with parents. Staff report...

School board seeking representatives for health panel (Charleston Post Courier © 10/22/2011)         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 Board is looking for community representatives to serve on the district's Health Advisory Committee. The 13-member committee helps choose health education curriculum materials and operates under the guidance of the school board. The committee will be made of two parents, three clergy, two health professionals, two teachers, two students (one of whom is a high sch...

Gift of books: Needy schools get thousands of titles, just for fun (Charleston Post Courier © 10/21/2011)         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 Simons Elementary have limited access to their school library. Funding cuts caused their school's media specialist to be reduced to a part-time position, and that's meant fewer opportunities for students to visit the library to do research, read or check out books. It's not been easy on students or teachers, but they perked up this week after receiving thousands of books fr...

New nonprofit gives books to needy schools (Charleston Post Courier © 10/21/2011)         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 Simons Elementary have limited access to their school library. Funding cuts caused their school?s media specialist to be reduced to a part-time position, and that?s meant fewer opportunities for students to visit the library to do research, read or check out books. It?s not been easy on students or teachers, but they perked up this week after receiving thousands of books from...

JROTC students to visit Citadel for luncheon | Events | (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 10/21/2011)         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 importance of a college education will be the message for 60 high school Junior ROTC students at this year?s African American Studies Program Military Mentor Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 27. The luncheon for students from Stall, Burke and the Military Magnet high schools will be at 11 a.m. in the Greater Issues Room in Mark Clark Hall. ?We?ve had a long running relationship with the Military M...

School district recruiting minority, local contractors | Schools | (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 10/21/2011)         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 (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District is reaching out to minority and local contractors for an opportunity to help build new school. A $500 million referendum that voters approved in November 2010 calls for several new schools, along with additions and renovations to others.  The school district is holding a series of "networking sessions" to encourage minority and...

Congressman Scott visits Drayton Hall Elementary | People | (Live 5 News - West Ashley © 10/21/2011)         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 WEST ASHLEY (WCSC) - United States Congressman Tim Scott visited Drayton Hall Elementary on Thursday to speak with 5th-grade students about leadership. Scott  accompanied two student council members to visit several classroom at 9:30 a.m. Then he gave a speech just before 10 a.m. in the school cafeteria and wrapped up the visit with questions from the students....

CCSD invites parents to information fair (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 10/21/2011)         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)--  Attention all parents with students that attend a Charleston County School:  The district is hosting its annual Parent Information Fair.  They are encouraging all parents in Charleston County, whether they are inside or outside the school system, to participate and learn about all the new things happening at the school district. Each magnet, charter, nei...

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