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Week of 3/7/11

CCSD in the News - Week of March 7, 2011

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Charleston dream team enters national challenge to create healthier school lunches (semifinalists!) (Charleston Digitel © 03/11/2011)         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 Update March 10: The Charleston team's recipe for "Confetti Soup" has been chosen as one of the 15 semifinalists in the national competition to create healthier school lunches. The Post and Courier has the exciting news along with a recipe if you'd like to try Confetti Soup out for yourself. First reporting: With a drive to make school cafeteria lunches more nutritious and delicious, a handful of...

Charleston County School District changes teacher reward (Charleston Post Courier © 03/11/2011)         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 Charleston County school leaders have backed away this year from using a controversial method to recognize its best teachers. For the past two years, the district made a splash of honoring its TOP teachers by looking at the percentage of their students who made typical progress for the school year when compared with test scores from similar students nationally. The district set various cutoff p...

Award-winning charter school educators put kids first (Charleston Post Courier © 03/10/2011)         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 Brad Nettles // The Post and Courier Kathryn Pedings teaches, among other courses, Advanced Placement statistics at Charleston Charter School for Math & Science. ?I sincerely care about my kids and their families,? said Pedings, who was named Educator of the Year by the state Public Charter School Alliance. ------------------- Kathryn Pedings wears the same uniform as her Charleston Charte...

Gardening and growing: Local youths plant, nurture crops for community project (Charleston Post Courier © 03/10/2011)         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 Where spinach, tomatoes, snap beans, cabbage, okra and squash are growing, so is the self-esteem of more than a dozen local youths, according to volunteers who operate a community garden project in North Charleston. Photo by Almar Flotildes Breyona Coger, 8, works in the community garden along Spruill Avenue. She helps out after school every Thu...

10th annual Wando job fair today | Events (Live 5 News - Mt. Pleasant © 03/10/2011)         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 MOUNT PLEASANT (WCSC) - The 1oth annual Wando Job Fair hosted by Wando High School?s School Improvement Council (SIC) will be held on Thursday, March 10, at the high school gymnasium.  Sue Hensch, a Realtor? with Carolina One Real Estate, a Wando parent and a member of the SIC is the Chairman of this year?s event.  This is the 7th year that Ms. Hensch has held this position. The event ...

Buist Student Making a Difference (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/09/2011)         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 Choral Linhart is an 8th grade Buist Academy student, as a part of her International Baccalaureate Individual Project she chose to coach basketball at Oakland Elementary. The Oakland Mariners are the first girls’ basketball team at Oakland. The Mariners consists of 2nd and 3rd grade students. They played in the St. Joseph's Basketball League.   These girls had a PERFECT SEASON, winning ...

From the NFL to WAMS (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/09/2011)         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 On February 24th West Ashley Middle hosted John “Tye” Hill, an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football at Clemson, and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans. Hill played high school football for Woodland High S...

Math Bowl (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/09/2011)         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 Ten teams competed in the annual Math Bowl at North Charleston Elementary School. The teams will competed in separate rooms and be scored based on their problem solving skills and teamwork.   While the Math Bowl teams were competing in separate classrooms, audience members earned ice cream sundae toppings by learning “take home” math games in the school cafeteria. T...

Student Honored for Turning Negatives into Positives (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/09/2011)         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 Quinton German will be the first to tell you his school year started rocky. A series of bad luck and unwise decisions had him on a spiral that would soon land him in trouble. But according to his teachers, Quinton refused to let those negative experiences keep him down. On Friday, March 4th, Quinton was honored as a Shining Star in a unanimous team vote by his teachers. The words determined, focus...

Local team advances in cooking competition (Charleston Post Courier © 03/09/2011)         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 A healthy recipe created by a Charleston team has been named one of 15 semifinalists in a national competition aimed at creating new and better school lunch menus. Charleston's confetti soup was chosen in the contest sponsored by Let's Move!, first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Members of Charleston's team include Cypress Restau...

Helping Out for March 9, 2011 (Charleston Regional Business Journal © 03/09/2011)         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 Water Missions International is hosting its fifth annual Walk for Water at 9 a.m. March 19. The walk is an event to spread awareness about the global water crisis and to raise money to provide safe water for people in need. Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to dailyjournal@scbiznews.com. ...

?Karate Begins with Courtesy and Ends with Courtesy? (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/07/2011)         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 Memminger School of Global Studies welcomed Director Michael St. Almand from Masters Studios of Self Defense in Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Mike St. Almand, co-founder of the Charleston-area Masters Studios of Self-Defense and Director of Masters Studios of Self-Defense in Mount Pleasant, visited Memminger School of Global Studies to demonstrate the martial arts principles of self-discipline and respect t...

?Trojan Invitational? (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/07/2011)         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 James Island Charter High School hosted the Boys Soccer "2011 Trojan Invitational Tournament" over the weekend of February 25-27. The field was composed of Hanahan, Hilton Head Christian, James Island and Porter-Gaud. In the round-robin format, each team played each other for points. For the second year, Porter-Gaud came out on top.   "I would like to thank Coac...

Fourth Graders at Hunley Park are Out of this World (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/07/2011)         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 4th graders at Hunley Park Elementary are learning about astronomy! They just completed their planet projects that allowed them to focus on interesting facts about each planet.   The students also created fictional stories about characters encountering experiences on their planet. They were able to show their creativity through writing while utilizing factual information.&...

Miss WAMS 2011 (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/07/2011)         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 Thursday, March 3, 2011 the annual Miss West Ashley Middle School pageant was held. The pageant is a presentation and fundraiser for the WAMS Drama Department. The emcee for this year’s event was Miss Makia Miller, Miss WAMS 2010. This year’s contestants participated in sportswear and evening wear competitions as well as a question and answer session. West Ashley...

Pennies for Patients (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/07/2011)         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 During the month of February students at West Ashley Middle School participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program. The LLS is committed to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and helping patients and their families. Students at WAMS worked together in homeroom classes to collect change. Week after week the students were able to see that spare c...

Sleep out for the Homeless (Charleston Low Country Today © 03/07/2011)         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 The Sigma Beta and elite Diva Clubs of North Charleston Elementary had a Sleep out for the Homeless. Students collected several boxes of canned goods and bags of clothing for Crisis Ministries. Since this was our first event of this kind after school hours, students did not actually sleep out, but they stayed after school for several hours holding up signs and collecting items from the community. ...

West Ashley Middle School students raise over $600 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Community Spirit (Live 5 News - West Ashley © 03/06/2011)         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 WEST ASHLEY - During the month of February, students at West Ashley Middle School participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program.  The LLS is committed to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and helping patients and their families.  Students at WAMS worked together in homeroom classes to collect change.  Week after week the students were...

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