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Week of 7/18/11

CCSD in the News - Week of July 18, 2011

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School district approves 2.0 GPA requirement for extracurriculars (Beaufort Gazette © 07/23/2011)         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 Follow 'Homeroom' on Twitter Follow @HomeroomBft Get breaking news, story updates and interesting reflections on Lowcountry schools by following Homeroom on Twitter. Beginning in fall 2012, Beaufort County School District students who do not maintain a 2.0 grade-point average will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities such as athletics, dra...

Zais gets it right on reading (Charleston Post Courier © 07/23/2011)         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 Charleston County School District has demonstrated how important it is for students to be able to read at grade level. And how difficult it is to achieve. In 2010, the county school board took a hard look at the district's dismal reading statistics and agreed to make literacy its number one focus. The district has begun to see some improvement. Now S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Z...

Coach Brown wins again (Charleston Post Courier © 07/21/2011)         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 Earl Brown, after more than four decades as a coach, wanted one more year. So did his players, school and community. Charleston County School District officials reasonably granted that wish Tuesday. Now Mr. Brown, age 64, is virtually assured of reaching the remarkable milestone of 700 victories as a high school basketball coach (he already has 694). He also will get a last shot at a state titl...

Summer filled with adventures: Learning 3 R's pays off for area students in Communities in Schools program (Charleston Post Courier © 07/21/2011)         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 PROVIDED BY DANA MONG Preparing for a whitewater rafting experience on the Nantahala River in North Carolina, students from St. Stephen and Haut Gap middle schools, and Burke, North Charleston and St. John's high schools carry their rafts to the river. The raft ride and camping trip were among Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area's outings this summer. P...

Provost Academy South Carolina to host community information meetings (Summerville Journal Scene © 07/21/2011)         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 Provost Academy South Carolina, a tuition-free public online high school, will host two community information meetings on Monday, August 1, at Dorchester Road Regional Library in North Charleston, S.C. At each meeting, Community Outreach Specialists and Provost Academy staff will be on-hand to host guided tours of the school’s virtual classroom, curriculum and assessment tools. Prospectiv...

North Charleston Majors out to fast start (Summerville Journal Scene © 07/20/2011)         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 North Charleston All-stars are the last Lowcountry team standing in the South Carolina Dixie Baseball Majors (age 15-19) Tournament. North Charleston jumped out to a 3-0 start in the tournament, which is being held at Collins Park in North Charleston. The host team, which is comprised of players from various Lowcountry high schools as well as some who have recently wrapped up their first yea...

Stall High hires new football coach, athletic director | News (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 07/19/2011)         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 North Charleston high school hired a new football coach and athletic director on Tuesday. Johnny Boykin II was hired to be the next football coach and athletic director at Stall High School. Boykin is a native of Clinton, NC. Boykin was a defensive coordinator, and spent 11 of his 13 seasons at numerous schools in North Carolina. For the past four years, he served as the defensive coordina...

Stall High School announces new football coach and athletic director | News (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 07/19/2011)         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 high school in North Charleston recently welcomed their new Football Coach and Athletic Director, Johnny Boykin, II. Boykin will assume duties at Stall High School, effective immediately. The Clinton, North Carolina native is married to Felicia Boykin and is the proud father of two boys, Braxton and Devan. Clinton is the home town of NFL running back Willie Parker of the Pittsbur...

10 new assistant principals named (Summerville Journal Scene © 07/19/2011)         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 There will be a number of new faces in assistant principal’s offices as students return to the Berkeley County School District on Aug. 16. The school board announced 10 new assistant principals following executive session of its regularly scheduled July 12 meeting in Moncks Corner. Thirty-five minutes into the executive session the new assistant principals were called into the executive ...

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