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Security Procedures
Informational Document Outlining the District’s Safety Measures
02/21/2018
CCSD’s collective thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of and all those affected by last week’s tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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St Andrews Math and Science
St. Andrews Math and Science Students Participate in SC Elementary Honors Choir
02/21/2018
Two students from St. Andrew's Math and Science, Evie Turner and Molly Jackson, participated in the South Carolina Elementary Honors Choir this past weekend
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Parent U
Parent U to Hold Raising Successful Children in the 21st Century Event
02/19/2018
Join Parent University's "Raising Successful Children in the 21st Century". It will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Military Magnet Academy.
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Jacqueline Healy
Laing MS Teacher Named January's Educator of the Month by the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative
02/16/2018
Jacqueline Healy, 7th-grade teacher at Laing Middle School was awarded January's Educator of the Month by the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative and their partner WCIV ABC News 4.
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Buist Academy Scholars Discuss 1961 MLK Recording
02/16/2018
This week, 14 8th graders at Buist Academy took part in what can be described as a deliberative dialogue, roundtable discussion after listening to the recently discovered audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the early 1960's
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Listening Session
West Ashley and James Island Community Listening Session
02/14/2018
CCSD would like to invite our teachers and families of exceptional children in West Ashley and James Island schools to participate in listening sessions with district administrators.
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Patricia Polacco
Award-Winning Author Patricia Polacco to Visit CCSD
02/14/2018
Patricia Polacco, the award-winning author and illustrator, has rescheduled her visit to the Lowcountry and appearances at multiple Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools.
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Ajani Brooks is a leader at Baptist Hill Middle High School
Prestigious ROTC Honor Goes to Baptist Hill Student
02/13/2018
Ajani Brooks is a leader at Baptist Hill Middle High School (BHMHS); in the classroom, and in the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) program. The United States Department of the Army noticed, too. For her academic excellence, military knowledge, and leadership, Brooks received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this month.
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Preparing for Change
Preparing for Change: Transition Fair Returns for Third Year
02/12/2018
Charleston County School District (CCSD), Berkeley County School District, Dorchester School District Two, Dorchester School District Four, the City of Charleston, and the Charleston Collaborative Action Network (CAN) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Transition Fair. This event assists students with varying abilities and their families for life after high school.
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Minnie Hughes PTA
Minnie Hughes PTA wins a $1,000 grant from National PTA
02/12/2018
Minnie Hughes Elementary School's PTA won a $1,000 grant from National PTA to host a family literacy night during Take Your Family to School Week, Feb. 11-17, 2018.
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Signing Day
Another Successful Class of CCSD Student-Athletes Moving on to Next Level
02/08/2018
44 student-athletes, in 10 different sports, from seven Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools were honored at the 2018 CCSD National Signing Day Ceremony.
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Carolina Classic
Shelton Brown and Skylar Blackstock Selected to NC/SC Basketball Classic
02/07/2018
West Ashley High School's Shelton Brown and Wando High School's Skylar Blackstock have been selected to the 21st Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic.
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Job Shadowing
Job Shadowing at Camp Road Middle School
02/04/2018
Six-hundred students, or roughly 75% of the student body at Camp Road Middle School, participated in job shadowing on February 1.
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District Public Review
District Public Review of Textbook Materials for 2018
02/01/2018
CCSD will hold a District Public Review of Textbook Materials for 2018. The review will take place next Tuesday, February 6 at Burke High School.
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CCSD Calendar
Board of Trustees Approves Revised 2018-19 Calendar
01/29/2018
The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees (BOT) held a Special Called Meeting this afternoon, and approved recommended changes to the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar by a 7-0 vote.
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Special Education Listening Sessions
CCSD to Hold Special Listening Session - MT P
01/29/2018
Please join CCSD for a session with district level administrators regarding strengths and challenges in the district’s provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities.
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CCSD Spelling Bee
“Vernacular” Clinches 2018 CCSD Spelling Bee for Charles Pinckney Elementary 5th Grader
01/26/2018
Jenna Zimmerman knew she had the title. Well, at the end anyway. Once the 5th grader from Charles Pinckney Elementary School heard the word she had to spell in the final round to win the 2018 Charleston County School District (CCSD) Spelling Bee last night, she spelled it out with confidence.
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CCSD Summer Meals
CCSD Seamless Summer Food Program Working to Close Food Gap
01/24/2018
Last summer, CCSD served 293,950 free breakfast and lunch meals to kids and teens all across Charleston County. That's 4% more lunches and 10% more breakfasts than summer 2016.
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Spelling Bee
CCSD Scholars Ready to Compete in Annual Spelling Bee
01/23/2018
Approximately 30 students will participate in Charleston County School District’s annual (CCSD) Spelling Bee. The winner will be one of 18 CCSD scholars to advance to the Post and Courier SpellBound! Spelling Bee in March at Charleston Southern University’s Lightsey Chapel.
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Read Around the Bases
Reading Around the Bases with the RiverDogs Returns
01/18/2018
CCSD students are set to “read” their way to Riley Park this semester through “Reading Around the Bases,” a joint initiative with the Charleston RiverDogs and CCSD.
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Educator Fair
CCSD to Hold Educator Recruitment Fair
01/17/2018
CCSD will hold its annual educator recruitment event on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at R.B. Stall High School.
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CCPL and Burke Partnership
CCPL to Partner with Burke on Special Civil Rights Project
01/17/2018
CCPL has partnered with Burke High School to provide support to its sophomore students as they complete a special project that highlights the topic of civil rights suppression around the world.
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Nurses Honored
The State’s Top School Nurse and School Nurse Administrator Reside in CCSD
01/16/2018
CCSD is proud to announce two of its employees were honored by the South Carolina State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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Please become a mentor for a student in the Charleston County School District and/or help us recruit mentors.
Be a Mentor Orientation
01/13/2018
Please become a mentor for a student in the Charleston County School District and/or help us recruit mentors.
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CCSD’s School Choice Online Application Process Launched for the 2018-2019 School Year
01/12/2018
Charleston County School District launched its School Choice online application process for the 2018-2019 school year Wednesday, January 10, 2018; it will end Friday, February 9, 2018. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s annual application process.
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Academic Calendar Voting
2018-2019 Academic Calendar Voting Now Open
01/11/2018
Vote now on the three academic calendar options for the 2018-2019 school year. The survey link below is open now through January 22, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.
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Special Education Listening Sessions
CCSD to Hold Special Education Listening Sessions
01/10/2018
Please join CCSD for a session with district level administrators regarding strengths and challenges in the district’s provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities.
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Coffee with Dr. Postlewait
Coffee with the Superintendent
01/05/2018
Dr. Postlewait will meet with parents and stakeholders ​periodically​ to listen, learn and determine ways to ensure that 'Students are the Heart of our Work' in Charleston County School District
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Revised Winter Weather Schedule
CCSD Workday Monday; Students Return Tuesday REVISED
01/02/2018
The Charleston County School District (CCSD) will be altering its operations this week due to the possibility of wintry precipitation in our area.
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West Ashley HS
West Ashley High Participates in Giant Greeting Card Competition
12/21/2017
The holidays are shining a little brighter for students from the West Ashley High School (WAHS) Art Club and Wildcat International Club, along with a number of others who have an interest in the arts. They are celebrating an honorable mention honor in the annual James Island County Park Festival of the Lights Giant Greeting Card Competition.
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Sanders-Clyde Holiday Meals
Sanders-Clyde Holiday Meals Set for Winter Break
12/20/2017
Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Elementary School (SCCAES), with support from Charleston County School District’s Department of Nutrition Services, is launching a pilot program, Sanders-Clyde Holiday Meals. For seven days during the upcoming winter break, the school will serve lunch.
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C.E. Williams Middle Schools
National Organization Honors C.E. Williams Middle
12/19/2017
C.E. Williams (CEW) Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts has received initial designation as a School to Watch (STW) by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. CEW is the only school in South Carolina to receive initial designation for the 2017-2018 school year, and is the first in CCSD.
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STEM
December STEM Learning News
12/18/2017
Charleston County School District is excited to expand learning opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through PLTW (Project Lead The Way). PLTW is being offered to scholars at North Charleston Elementary (NCES), Morningside Middle (MMS), and North Charleston High (NCHS) schools. We are happy to have Ms. Lynn Clegg as STEM Coordinator and Ms. Cheryl Walden as STEM Community Engagement Specialist on board to help us achieve this goal.
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CCSD Principals Receive Digital Learning Award
12/14/2017
For each adaptive digital content title each month, CCSD is recognizing the teacher and the school with the highest average quality usage.
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JJ Watt Foundation
NFL Star’s Foundation Boosts Athletics at Jerry Zucker
12/12/2017
JZMS is receiving nearly $20,000 from the J.J. Watt Foundation to pay for uniforms and equipment. The donation will be used to purchase supplies for the Lightning soccer, volleyball, football, and basketball teams.
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Alea McKinley
English Students at SOA Become Music Journalists for a Week
12/09/2017
Alea McKinley, who is in her second year at SOA (and sixth year in Charleston County School District), developed a plan to bring a music journalist in to her class for a week, so her students could learn how to write in a different style, and facing deadlines. The plan began in May when she read Erin Osmon’s Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost.
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Constituent District 2 Vacancy Announced
Moultrie Constituent District 2 Vacancy Announced
12/08/2017
The Moultrie Constituent District Board has an immediate seat open for District 2 - Sullivan's Island area. This is an unexpired term ending November 2020
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Internal Sales Tax Controls
Internal Controls Remain Strong Over Sales Tax Building Program
12/07/2017
CCSD recently received a positive report on its internal controls for the 2011-2016 One Cent Sales Tax Building Program (also known as Phase III).
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Celina Anthony Named to Hispanic Studies Advisory Board at CofC
12/07/2017
Celina Anthony who has worked for the Charleston County School District (CCSD) since 1997 has been named to the Hispanic Studies Advisory Board at the College of Charleston. She also worked as the ESOL bilingual coordinator for five years and currently works for the CCSD Department of Federal Programs as the Title I bilingual coordinator, where she continues to assist English language learners and families.
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College Board Honor Roll
CCSD Earns Spot on 2017 AP District Honor Roll
12/06/2017
CCSD is proud to announce its selection to the College Board’s 8th Annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll. This is the second time in five years CCSD has received this honor; 2013 was the last year the District made this list.
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Buist Takes First Place in Mock Trial Competition
12/05/2017
The 2017 State Middle School Mock Trial Competition took place this past weekend at the Richland County Central Court at Decker Center. Twelve teams advanced from the regional competitions to the state competition held on December 1st and 2nd, representing all corners of the state.
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Lara Latto to Serve as Chicora Principal
Lara Latto to Serve as Principal of Chicora Elementary; Longtime Principal Mary Reynolds Set to Retire
12/04/2017
Replacing Mary Reynolds as the leader of Chicora will be Lara Latto, who for the last seven years, has served as the principal of Harbor View Elementary School. A 27-year veteran educator in CCSD, Latto is a proven academic leader who brings a unique and creative approach to school leadership, which will make her school transition seamless.
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Baptist Hill Announces Ticket Sales and Travel Plans for SCHSL A State Championship Football Game
11/29/2017
Baptist Hill Middle High School’s (BHMHS) varsity football team is in the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) state championship game for the first time in program history, and school leaders are inviting fans throughout Charleston County School District (CCSD) to support the Bobcats in person.
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CCSD Superintendent Evaluated
11/28/2017
All nine Board of Trustees members participated in Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait’s evaluation, which concluded today after a productive discussion.
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Recap from Memminger's Second Annual Doughnuts for Dads
11/27/2017
Memminger Elementary IB World School held its second annual Doughnuts for Dads on Monday, November 20th.
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Carolina Park’s Dedication Ceremony Set for Thursday
11/27/2017
Carolina Park Elementary School (CPES) leaders, along with Charleston County School District officials, are holding a dedication ceremony for the new school and building. CPES opened its doors to students and the community in August 2017
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Alexis Glover
Wando’s Glover Named National Coach of the Year
11/21/2017
When it comes to volleyball in the state of South Carolina, Alexis Glover is a coaching legend. Wando’s head coach added to her legendary status this week as she was named the 2017 United States Marines Corps/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National High School Coach of the Year.
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CCSD Teacher Residency Program Supports Novice Teachers
11/15/2017
This past summer, CCSD established the Summer Teacher Residency Program which pairs emerging educators with experienced and successful master teachers in a classroom setting at a high-poverty, high-needs school.
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CCSD is Proud to Announce New Appointments
11/13/2017
CCSD announces appointments of: Robin Jones, Executive Director of Instructional Programs Michelle Simmons, Interim Director of Elementary Learning Community
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NFL Star Works With Goodwin Scholars to Address Bullying
11/12/2017
Carlos Dunlap continues to work with W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES), where his mother, Dr. Diane Ross, is the principal.
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Academic Magnet’s Jenny Yao Receives Prestigious Honor
11/08/2017
Yao was named a semifinalist in this year’s Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science, and technology for high school students
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Stille Promoted to Director of Guidance and Counseling
11/07/2017
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is excited to announce Fronde Stille (pronounced FROHND STEEL-ee) is moving to the district level to become the new Director of Guidance and Counseling Services.
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Burke to Hold Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
11/06/2017
The Burke High School (BHS) JROTC is hosting its annual Veterans Day Ceremony to celebrate the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of our local military veterans.
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Buist to be Honored in Department of Education Ceremony
11/06/2017
November 6 and 7, the United States Department of Education will honor the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) at the NBRS Ceremony in Washington D.C.
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Wando Band Delivers a Memorable Performance at Regionals
11/01/2017
The Wando Marching Band lived up to and surpassed their own expectations and high standards by delivering another award-winning performance at the 2017 Bands of America Super Regionals inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
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CCSD After School Programs Going Pink
10/27/2017
Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Expanded Learning is participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a few ways, including “Kaleidoscope Goes Pink” on Friday, October 27, 2017.
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Military Magnet to Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary
10/25/2017
Military Magnet Academy will be celebrating 20 years of developing leaders for the 21st century the weekend of November 9-11, 2017.
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Hursey Wins School Music & Arts Program Grant from Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation
10/23/2017
Congratulations to Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary on receiving a $1,500 grant from Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation!
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North Charleston and Garrett Academy Football Teams Leading the Way for Unity in the Community
10/20/2017
The North Charleston High School (NCHS) and Garrett Academy of Technology football teams were supposed to play each other on Friday, October 28, 2016.
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Dunston Receives Hometown Huddle Grant from the Carolina Panthers
10/19/2017
The Hometown Huddle advisory committee has awarded a grant of $4,000 to Matilda F. Dunston Primary School from the Carolina Panthers and the NFL. The grant is designated to support the purchase of new recess equipment for students in grades Pre-K-3.
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Murray-LaSaine and Hursey Elementary Receive SC DHEC Recycling Education Grant
10/18/2017
Murray-LaSaine Elementary and Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary recently received a South Carolina DHEC Recycling Education grant.
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USA Today Nominates North Charleston HS Digital Arts and Design Teacher for National Award
10/17/2017
Congratulations to Ms. Cory McBee, Digital Art and Design Instructor at North Charleston High School on her nomination in the “Makers in the USA: Best Arts & Crafts” contest in USA Today!
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Dr. Postlewait to Hold Open Office Hours REVISED
10/17/2017
Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait has scheduled "Open Office Hours" throughout all CCSD districts during the month of October.
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Academic Magnet Students Win Community Service Award
10/13/2017
Over the summer two AMHS students, Ruth Middleton and Maya Pai (both 9G) along with one SOA student, Jonathan Yi (9G) received The Milton Wolf 1st Winner Award for their Community Service Project, MUSC Bibs for Babes.
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Harbor View Elementary Unmanned Sailboat Lands in Ireland
10/12/2017
Much like the Carolina Dreamer unmanned sailboat that landed in Wales 2 years ago, Harbor View Elementary School Gifted and Talented students launched (via US Coast Guard Base Charleston) a 5-foot unmanned sailboat on May 10th, 2017.
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Minnie Hughes Hosted Third Annual Literacy Night
10/10/2017
Minnie Hughes hosted their 3rd annual Literacy Night partnered with Barnes and Noble of West Ashley on October 5, 2017.
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Cario Scholar’s “Heart” Leads to Honor From YESCarolina
10/06/2017
Thomas C. Cario Middle School 8th grader Olivia Crosby is a living example of paying it forward, and being rewarded for having a generous spirit and attitude.
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Wando Band Takes Title in Summerville Competition
10/05/2017
The Wando High School Marching Band’s began the season by continuing its winning tradition; it swept the awards at the Gus Moody Memorial Tournament of Champions at Summerville High School on September 23, 2017.
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Multiple CCSD Schools Creating Afterschool Opportunities with 21st Century Grants
10/04/2017
Charleston County School District (CCSD) can announce five of its schools will receive a substantial boost for expanded learning through a federal grant program, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC).
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Super Socktober at Laurel Hill Primary School
10/03/2017
Mrs. Setser’s second graders at Laurel Hill Primary were trying to think of ways to make their school and community a better place.
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Camp Road Middle Welcomes Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander CANCELED
09/18/2017
Camp Road Middle School (CRMS) at James Island is proud to welcome award-winning author Kwame Alexander; he will deliver a presentation for 7th-grade students, and participate in a book signing/meet the author session.
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Solar Eclipse Safety
08/16/2017
Although CCSD students and staff will not be in school on Monday, August 21, we encourage everyone in our CCSD family to review eclipse eye safety information.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for CCSD’s Early College High School
08/14/2017
The inaugural class and staff at Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Early College High School (ECHS) will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of this program
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CCSD Students Put Their Names on the Dotted Line at Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day
08/11/2017
The 4th Annual Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day was held at Trident Technical College (TTC) August 8, 2017. Fifty-nine students, including 25 from Charleston County School District (CCSD), made their commitment to local businesses “official” by signing a document.
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Wando Band Holds School Supply Drive for Lowcountry Orphan Relief
08/10/2017
Members of the Wando High School Marching Band, which placed eighth in the nation at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis last year, collected supplies and funds for Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR) during their first week of practice.
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Celebrate a New Beginning at the 2017 First Day Festival
08/09/2017
Join us at the First Day Festival for a day of family fun and activities! Exhibitors will be on-site to provide information about education and community services, and will be handing out free bags of school supplies as well.
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