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Week of 11/7/11

CCSD in the News - Week of November 7, 2011

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HICKS COLUMN: Vets giving school kids a great lesson (Charleston Post Courier © 11/11/2011)         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 kids at Angel Oak Elementary have been waiting for this day all week. Not because it's Friday, but because it's Veterans Day. Today, the school is going to put on its own Veterans Day parade, complete with the St. Johns High marching band and ROTC. The kids have decorated banners that say "We support our troops" and made their own flags. One 5th grader in Grace Dinces' class even used hi...

Troops to Teacher program puts veterans in SC classrooms (Charleston Post Courier © 11/11/2011)         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 A hungry student walks in and asks special education teacher Connie Lindsey whether he can have a snack. Photo by Brad Nettles Connie Lindsey is a special education teacher at North Charleston High School and is one of the many veterans who are part of the Troops to Teachers program. Lindsey has a stash of crackers for moments just like this...

Veteran presence in the classroom (Charleston Post Courier © 11/11/2011)         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 A hungry student walks in and asks special education teacher Connie Lindsey whether he can have a snack. Lindsey has a stash of crackers for moments just like this one. It's one small way she tries to create structure in students' lives to help them focus on the now to get to the end goal -- a high school diploma. Lindsey might be a first-year teacher, but she knows what she's doing. She cam...

Shooting victim talks with Jane Edwards students | Schools | (Live 5 News - Colleton County © 11/11/2011)         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 EDISTO ISLAND (WCSC) - Mr. Wendall Manigualt of North Charleston visited Jane Edwards Elementary last Thursday to help educate students on the dangers of drugs and violence.  Mr. Manigault shared his harrowing story. He suffered a gunshot to his neck at the age of 16 and as a result he is now paralyzed from the neck down. He talked to the students about decisions ...

Veterans Day Parade at Angel Oak Elementary | Schools | (Live 5 News - Johns Island © 11/11/2011)         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 JOHNS ISLAND (WCSC) - Angel Oak Elementary School on Johns Island will be having their Veterans Day Parade at 1:30 p.m. today. The students of Angel Oak Elementary will be joined by the ROTC students from St. Johns High School along with the matching band....

Commitment, discipline (Charleston Post Courier © 11/10/2011)         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 Marching band is unlike anything you'll ever experience. Photo by Tyrone Walker A member of the Hanahan High School band performs at halftime of their school game with Stall on Oct. 20. Anyone who's ever roll stepped while recalling music notes from memory will tell you that. But the truth is, students continue to use lessons learned in...

Local, state report cards improve (Charleston Post Courier © 11/10/2011)         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 More South Carolina families should be pleased with their schools' report cards this year, according to results released today from the state Department of Education. Graduation rates for the state and Lowcountry districts improved, and most districts maintained or improved their ratings from last year. File Superintendent Mick Zais "If the state is to see gains ...

CCSD's ratings improve in new state report cards | News | (Live 5 News - Folley Beach © 11/10/2011)         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 More South Carolina schools are reaching top ranking according to 2011 state report cards released Thursday morning. The Charleston County School District's growth rating jumped from below average to excellent in the report and its absolute rating increased from average to good. The district's graduation rate also went up 5 percent to 72 percent this year. There are now 30 schools in t...

Principals Praise District Programs For State Report Card Improvements (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 11/10/2011)         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 - Surrounded by principals and district administrators, Assistant Superintendent James Winbush hit several highlights for the Charleston School District contained in the 2011 S.C. State Report Card data released earlier Thursday. Four more CCSD schools earned "Excellent" Absolute ratings this year (30) over last year (26). Additionally one more school earned a "Good" Absolute rat...

Big improvement seen in CCSD's report card (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 11/10/2011)         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)-- According to district report cards released by the South Carolina Department of Education, Charleston County School District's growth rating has jumped from "Below Average" to "Excellent." CCSD's Absolute rating increased from "Average" to "Good" and the graduation rate rose from 67% last year to 72% this year.  CCSD also improved in other key measures in...

West Ashley Schools Among Those Showing Improvement on State Report Cards (West Ashley Patch.com © 11/10/2011)         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 Overall, education in South Carolina showed gains on the 2011 State Report Cards released this morning. The number of individual schools and school districts in the state that earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating increased from 2010 to 2011 with 11 of the 86 districts earning the distinction this year as opposed to the six that earned the top rating last year, according to S.C. Department ...

Making Rivers stronger: Seismic upgrades at school well under way (Charleston Post Courier © 11/08/2011)         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 opened its first junior high school in 1938, a time when earthquakes and seismic codes weren't a consideration. That building, the former Rivers Middle School campus on King Street, has been used by teachers and students since then, and district leaders have said it's time to make it stronger and safer. Photo Gallery Rivers Middle School Construction at the fo...

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