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Week of 1/3/11

CCSD in the News - Week of January 3, 2011

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North Charleston attacking youth violence in early stages (Charleston Post Courier © 01/09/2011)         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 boy stroked his chin and gazed at the floor as his mother spoke. He challenges our decisions and talks back to his teachers, she told a police officer. He's a good kid at heart, she said, but he won't take orders from anyone. It was the middle of the day, and this 13-year-old should have been at school. A fist fight, however, landed him on suspension and placed him in the sights of Charles ...

Applications due Jan. 15 for Montessori school (Charleston Post Courier © 01/08/2011)         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 Mount Pleasant -- Applications to attend East Cooper Charter Montessori School for the 2011-12 school year are due Jan. 15. East Cooper Charter Montessori is a public charter school, which means it is open to any first- through eighth-grade student in Charleston County. Applications can be found at www.montessoricharterschool.com. If the number of applications exceeds the school's capac...

Laing Middle School Launches New Student Advocacy Program (Charleston Low Country Today © 01/07/2011)         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 On January 5, 2011, Laing Middle School launched a new Student Advocacy Program designed to empower students to speak up for themselves and others when confronted with bullying situations. Back Row: Amp Moore, Kadeem Bradley, Charlie Dodds, Eric Vanderhorst, Wyatt Owens, Jake Lipovsky, Maxwell Fries. Front Row: Arianna Marlett, Kimberly Smalls, Mary Brown, Erica Scott, Legare Steve...

North Charleston to get arts elementary (Charleston Post Courier © 01/07/2011)         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's flagship arts high school, School of the Arts, might be in North Charleston, but only 11 percent of its students live in that community. Some say that's because many of the area's children live in poverty and either aren't exposed to the arts in school or can't access private lessons. That puts them at a disadvantage for gaining acceptance to School of the Arts. ...

East Cooper Charter Montessori School New Student Applications (Charleston Low Country Today © 01/06/2011)         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 2011-2012 new student applications for East Cooper Charter Montessori School (ECMCS) are due on January 15, 2011. ECMCS is a publicly funded, performance-based charter school utilizing the Montessori Education Method to meet South Carolina's state education standards. Last year, ECMCS earned Gold status as one of the top 10% of all public schools in the state based on academic achiev...

Robotics competition kicks off Saturday (Charleston Post Courier © 01/06/2011)         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 Citadel and North Charleston will host the eighth annual FIRST Robotics Competition, in which about 50 teams of high school students will compete. The competition's kickoff will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in The Citadel's Mark Clark Auditorium, and the competition will continue March 25 and 26 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Teams will pick up robot-building kits Saturday and learn th...

Helping Out for Jan. 5, 2010 (Charleston Regional Business Journal © 01/06/2011)         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 In late December two sculptures at the S.C. Aquarium, built with more than 5,000 canned goods that Piggly Wiggly donated, were dismantled and given to Crisis Ministries. The cans had been stacked to resemble a 15-foot Morris Island lighthouse and the train from The Polar Express. Crisis Ministries? soup kitchen provides an average 175 lunchtime meals per day to anyone in the community in need. ...

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