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Week of 5/23/11

CCSD in the News - Week of May 23, 2011

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James B. Edwards pupils craft local landmarks in detail (Charleston Post Courier © 05/27/2011)         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 Holli Hartman // The Post and Courier Students at James B. Edwards Elementary School built scale models of historic buildings in downtown Charleston, including this replica of Rainbow Row. ------------------- Giving elementary school kids sharp knives usually is a bad idea. But 67 fourth- and fifth-graders at James B. Edwards Elementary in Mount Pleasant were able to wield these adult t...

Seniors capture spotlight at School of Arts (Charleston Post Courier © 05/26/2011)         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 This year, the School of the Arts hosted senior thesis performances in the Rose Maree Myers Theater for the Performing Arts. It marked the 11th annual senior thesis showing at School of the Arts. Seniors presented solo pieces for a week, and now theater has a total of more than 100 solo shows publicly performed since 2000. In orchestra this year, 12 seniors performed works by a range of comp...

Cario students learn about boating safety | News (Live 5 News - Mt. Pleasant © 05/26/2011)         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) - In support of National Safe Boating Week, several law enforcement agency representatives educated students about boating safety at Cario Middle School on Wednesday. Reps from the Coast Guard, the Department of Natural Resources, and other agencies stressed the importance of life jackets. 80% of boating fatalities are due to boaters not wearing life jackets....

Charleston County School Board hires 3 principals (Charleston Post Courier © 05/25/2011)         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 gave a unanimous OK on Monday night to hiring three new principals for the 2011-12 school year, and they also agreed in a split vote to move forward with implementing furlough days to save money. All the new principals already work in district schools. The appointments were: Reggie Terry, the interim principal at downtown Sanders-Clyde School, will be prin...

Students Paint Face Jugs (Charleston Low Country Today © 05/24/2011)         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 fourth grade students at Lambs Elementary concluded their study of the U. S. Civil War by researching and painting slave pottery Face Jugs. The students learned that these jugs were used to keep evil spirits away, as burial markers, and to hold liquid. Thanks to the Art in History Program students were able to learn about the historic time and events that these replicas depict. ...

Students Partner with MUSC Junior Doctors of Health (Charleston Low Country Today © 05/24/2011)         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 Four year olds in the Child Development classes at James Simons Elementary have raised $175 for disaster victims in Haiti and Japan by selling food and recipe books they created with help from the MUSC Junior Doctors of Health.    The MUSC Junior Doctors of Health have partnered with James Simons for several years. This year the CD classes participated in the program’s Chef Ki...

Charleston County School Board hires three principals, furloughs teacher assistants (Charleston Post Courier © 05/24/2011)         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 gave its unanimous OK on Monday night to hiring three new principals for the 2011-12 school year, and it also agreed in a split vote to move forward with implementing furlough days to save money. All of the new principals already work in district schools. The appointments include: Reggie Terry, the interim principal at downtown Sanders-Clyde School, will be pri...

Local school to get Target makeover (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 05/24/2011)         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 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A complete renovation is coming to one area elementary school library. Edmund Burns Elementary was chosen as one of 42 schools in the country to be awarded the special makeover.  It's all part of the Target School Library Makeover Program. "Obviously, just being selected from all across the nation is an honor," Media Services Coordinator Connie Dopi...

School iPads make learning a game: Charleston County district to expand use of popular tablet computers (Charleston Post Courier © 05/23/2011)         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 It's literacy center time in Mary Sires' first-grade class, and students don't even look up when visitors enter the room. Students are absorbed in the day's activities, which include using iPads to write and draw comic strips and reading books they've written on the small, tablet computers. This technology has seized the attention of Sires' students, roping them into lessons every day. It's ...

Students read books, principals kiss pigs | Events (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 05/23/2011)         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 The students at North Charleston Elementary school will be rewarded with an unconvential prize this Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m. Principal Latisha Vaughn-brandon and Assistant principal, Shavonna Coakley will be participating in the pig kissing in front of the elementary school. The students were challenged to read 12,500 books, but exceeded their goal with over 15,000 books. Students will witness ...

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