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Week of 2/7/11

CCSD in the News - Week of February 7, 2011

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Lambs Wins Lowe?s Toolbox for Education Grant (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/11/2011)         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 Lambs Elementary School is pleased to announce that they are the winners of the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant in the amount of $5,000. This program is sponsored by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF), which has provided more than $20 million to nearly 5,000 schools across the country. The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant was created for any in...

Moutrie Wins Dunleavy?s Polar Plunge School Challenge (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/11/2011)         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 challenge went out to all Mount Pleasant students to join a Special Olympics fund raising team at their school and take the Polar Bear Plunge.    On February 1, 2011 Mount Pleasant Police Department Captain Stan Gragg presented Moultrie Middle School Principal Jean Siewicki with a plaque recognizing Moultrie Middle School’s effort in the recent Dunleavy’s Polar Plunge Schoo...

Bully Prevention (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/10/2011)         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 Students at Whitesides Elementary have been learning about bullying and what they can do to prevent it. Mrs. Daniell, Whiteside’s guidance counselor, has been teaching students strategies to prevent bullying, as well as what to do if they are bullied.  Officer Calabrese of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, judge of the contest, and Cyndi Perez, Whitesides' Assistant Principal, pose...

Mr. and Miss WAHS Pageant (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/10/2011)         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 On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 the West Ashley High School National Honor Society hosted its annual Mr. and Miss West Ashley High School Pageant. Forty-eight contestants vied for the crown that evening, but only two emerged as the winners: Juwan Williams and Lindsey Owens, both seniors. First runners up were Darius Brister and Amanda Ellis; second runners up were Sean Martin and Alexandria Da...

Two Lowcountry soccer players going to Clemson (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/09/2011)         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 CLEMSON, SC - Clemson Head Men's Soccer Coach Mike Noonan has announced the signing of 11 student-athletes to national letters-of-intent to join the Tiger program this fall. The list of signees include: Ara Amirkhanian, Brandon Burkholder, Alex Burnikel, Amadou-Tidiane Dia, Tyler Happ, Matthew Hilton, Iain Smith, Kyle Murphy, Phanuel Kavita, Ben Myers, and Jack McCoy. "I am very happy to add...

James Simons Elementary Celebrates MLK Day (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/08/2011)         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 Monday, January 31, 2011. James Simons Elementary students celebrated their latest book of the month Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King.    Students performed songs, read poems in two voices and presented quotes from his life. Throughout the month of January they made birthday cards, mobiles, timelines, and reflected on Dr. King’s impact on our country.   The Book of the ...

Students Prepare for Their Career Dreams (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/08/2011)         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 James Island Elementary School (JIES) is celebrating four top finishers in the National Career Development Association's annual poster contest.    The four first graders were recognized for their "Celebrating My Career Dreams" posters, on which they expressed their career exploration experiences and set goals for their future. The winning students dreamed of being a scuba diver...

Volunteers Needed for One Penny Sales Tax Advisory Panel (Charleston Low Country Today © 02/08/2011)         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 The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees seeks three at-large, community representatives to serve on an Advisory Panel of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the One Penny Sales Tax.   “We've identified involved parents from each affected school community as well as business and municipal representatives to participate in this committee,” stated CCSD Board o...

School capital plan advisers sought (Charleston Post Courier © 02/08/2011)         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 County school leaders want to increase communication and build trust with the community as they prepare to finance and execute their upcoming building program. To that end, they've decided to create two Citizens' Oversight Committees for the capital plan -- an advisory panel that will be geared toward communication and a steering committee that will be focused on accountability. ...

Charleston board seeks community representatives (Charleston Post Courier © 02/07/2011)         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 school leaders want to increase communication and build trust with the community as they prepare to finance and execute their upcoming building program. To that end, they?ve decided to create two Citizens? Oversight Committees for the capital plan ? an advisory panel that will be geared toward communication and a steering committee that will be focused on accountability. Res...

BUDDY: or Bully? (WSCC FM 94.3 Charleston © 02/07/2011)         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 Students at Whitesides Elementary have been learning about bullying and what they can do to prevent it.   Mrs. Daniell, Whiteside's guidance counselor, has been teaching students strategies to prevent bullying, as well as what to do if they are bullied. | More...

New curriculum in Charleston County helps identify gifted, talented students (WCSC CBS 5 Charleston © 02/05/2011)         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 By Alan Campbell    email CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Teachers in Charleston County are paying closer attention to first and second grade students to identify those who are gifted and talented. A new curriculum focusing on developing student minds is being implemented in some schools across Charleston County. The chance to identify a student as gifted or talented is something the...

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