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Week of 9/19/11

CCSD in the News - Week of September 19, 2011

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Jane Edwards Elementary garden coming along | Community Spirit | (Live 5 News - Colleton County © 10/05/2011)         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 Students, parents, teachers, and community voluteers worked last weekend to make way for a garden at Jane Edwards Elementary. The project is led by teachers Amanda Fox, Paula Burns, and Wendy Esparza.   The volunteers cleared weeds, till compost, and planted winter vegetables. The Clemson Extension Center will help the second grade students build a rain barrel and compost bin.   Readi...

Local childrens author to visit Jane Edwards Elementary | (Live 5 News - Colleton County © 10/05/2011)         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 EDISTO ISLAND (WCSC) - Local children's author Fran Hawk will visit Jane Edwards Elementary on the morning of October 11. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. she will meet with parents in the library to discuss the importance of reading with their children and give strategies for helping children become better readers.   A free breakfast and gift is included in the event.  Everyone is inv...

Plugging the gaps (West Ashley Patch.com © 09/24/2011)         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 CHARLESTON - One of the key goals for Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen's department is to stop crime before it happens. This predictive policing as he called it in his State of the Department Report to City Council earlier this week relies largely on using technology to analyze crime data and predict where the next criminal offense is likely to occur, but the department is also pursuing other ...

Wando Sees Improved SAT Scores (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 09/23/2011)         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 While the rest of Charleston County and South Carolina, on average, saw a decrease SAT scores from 2010 to 2011, Wando High School saw an increase. Students at the Mount Pleasant high school earned tested roughly nine points higher in 2011, according to state data released this week. Critical reading and writing scores improved while math scores stayed the same year to year. ?Wando c...

CPM donates $9,000 to 9 school districts in state (Pickens Sentinel © 09/23/2011)         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 STATE ? CPM Federal Credit Union, CPM Federal currently has a network of 16 branches, and the name now signifies the three areas of the state in which we serve: Coastal, Piedmont, and Midlands. CPM is proud of its heritage and continues striving to keep our original mission in mind ? to exceed our members? highest expectations! There are many children across South Carolina that are in need of the...

Leaders of tomorrow: High school senior among JROTC students learning service to country, self-discipline (Postandcourier.com © 09/22/2011)         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 desire to honor his parents' sacrifices and to serve his new country motivates a Summerville High School senior who has received a prestigious national award for leadership and public service. And across the local counties, JROTC units are giving students the chance to learn self-discipline and honor to country. photo Photo by Edward Fennell Pinning insignia on two freshmen being...

Lowcountry teacher 1 of nation's unsung heroes (Anderson Independent-Mail © 09/21/2011)         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 EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. ? A Lowcountry educator is one of six in the country honored as an unsung hero by the Communities in Schools program. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Amanda Fox is a student support specialist at Jane Edwards Elementary School on Edisto Island. Her typical day includes taking a student for dental work or figuring out how to pay the power bill for another student's f...

Amanda Fox: Hero to kids on Edisto Island (Charleston Post Courier © 09/21/2011)         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 Photo by Wade Spees National Communities in Schools? Unsung Hero Amanda Fox distributes seeds to 4-year-old students Bella Shaw (from left), Trevion Gregory, Torey Jackson, Kamryn Graham and Jaden Douglas to plant Tuesday in the Jane Edwards Elementary School garden on Edisto Island. Amanda Fox AGE: 30 JOB: Student-support specialist for Communities In Scho...

District says new money will place more watchful eyes in schools (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 09/21/2011)         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 By Natalie Caula ncaula@abcnews4.com CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- A surveillance camera system in every school in Charleston County School District -- that's the goal, according to the district's top security official. CCSD's Director of Security & Emergency Preparedness Jeff Scott says they've been partnering with Lowcountry law enforcement agencies the last three years...

Local nonprofit school staff member recognized nationally (Charleston Post Courier © 09/20/2011)         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 EDISTO ISLAND ? When this rural community learned last year it might lose Amanda Fox, it started raising money to cover her salary. Fox works at Jane Edwards Elementary as a student support specialist. It?s a fancy title that doesn?t convey the real-life difficulties she tries to solve every day. On Friday, Fox drove one of her students and her non-English speaking parent to MUSC for the child...

The Cool Side of Math and Science (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 09/20/2011)         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 Jacklyn Duff notices some problems with America?s public schools, and late last week she was in Mount Pleasant hoping to be part of the solution. The former NASA electrical engineer says youngsters ? particularly women and other minorities ? aren?t entering careers or pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. ?When I was 8 years old, a speaker came to our school ...

Video: Scientist Visits Moultrie Middle (Mount Pleasant Patch.com © 09/20/2011)         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 Former NASA aeronautical engineer Jacklynn Duff, and her sister Amanda, are traveling across the country for four months teaching kids how math and science translates to the real world. On Thursday and Friday the pair stopped at Moultrie Middle School to deliver lessons through hands-on work and competitions. Related Topics: Engineering, Moultrie Middle School, Science, and Technology and Mat...

Neighborhood promise: Nonprofit works to set up medical clinics in schools (Charleston Post Courier © 09/19/2011)         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 Dental assistant Dee Collins spent less than 15 seconds checking each student's mouth, and she didn't need high-tech equipment to see cavities. Three students appeared to have serious abscesses, and she sent them to the school nurse so they could be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. Only a handful of the downtown Sanders-Clyde School students she examined were problem-free. ...

3 Rock Hill sisters now teach in same school (Hilton Head Island Packet © 09/19/2011)         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 CHARLESTON, S.C. — The three Mauldin sisters spent hours as children in Rock Hill pretending to be teachers and reading aloud to their imaginary pupils, oftentimes dolls. They helped their mom pin up her classroom bulletin boards and watched her make lesson plans. She told them about their family's legacy in education; their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, two aunts, an uncle an...

3 Rock Hill sisters teach at same school (Rock Hill Herald © 09/19/2011)         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 The three Mauldin sisters spent hours as children in Rock Hill pretending to be teachers and reading aloud to their imaginary pupils, oftentimes dolls. They helped their mom pin up her classroom bulletin boards and watched her make lesson plans. She told them about their family's legacy in education; their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, two aunts, an uncle and cousin all found their call...

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