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New Hospitality and Tourism Management Academy at St. John’s High School

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On Tuesday August 4th, partners from throughout the community gathered in support of the new Hospitality and Tourism Career Academy at St. John’s High School.

This event was attended by students, parents, business partners, educators, and community members.

School principal Mr. Andre Dukes welcomed the attendees, and introduced Mr. David Scott who will lead the new program.

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St. John’s High School is 1 of 12 Charleston County School District Schools starting various Career Academies in the 15/16 academic year in cooperation with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

New CCSD Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait welcomed the new academy and praised all that made it possible.

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St. John’s High School alumnus Michael Blake from The Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island shared his inspirational story from classroom to the leadership team at a 5 Star property.

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Following the program, there was time for networking and hors d’oeuvres – several business partners involved in the new program brought table top displays and giveaways for students and parents in attendance.

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Special thanks to Kiawah and the Sanctuary Hotel for providing a terrific assortment of tasty fruits, cheeses, and other finger foods.

Click to review the Event Flyer 

Additional pictures from the event:

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Summer Interns Provide Valuable Input for District’s Department of Personalized Learning

The Department of Personalized Learning is privileged to have two exceptional interns this summer: Oneika Bernard, a rising senior at Garrett Academy of Technology and Priscilla  Castillo, a rising senior at R. B. Stall High School.

So much work from our department has been accomplished because of these young professionals.

Priscilla has provided great assistance with work on curriculum and proficiency scales.

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Oneika has pulled and filed budget paperwork.  She has also done project research and organized all of the department’s supplies.

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Priscilla and Oneika worked together the “Back-To-Work” packets for all the Personalized Learning Coaches.

Our goals would not have been accomplished without their help.

Success story submitted by:
Dr. Kristen Brittingham

Director of Personalized Learning
Charleston County School District
Summer Interns Ebony Washington from West Ashley HS and Richae Haynes from Baptist Hill MHS are assisting in the CCSD Office of Federal Programs.

CCSD Summer Interns Working and Learning Throughout District

It’s been another excellent week for the CCSD Summer Interns.

Check out these pictures of interns on the job:

James Caldwell, a rising senior at Garrett Academy of Technology is an intern this summer with Team Craft Roofing – They are currently repairing the roof at A. C. Corcoran Elementary School.

James Caldwell, a rising senior at Garrett Academy of Technology is an intern this summer with Team Craft Roofing - They are currently repairing the roof at A. C. Corcoran Elementary School.

James Caldwell, a rising senior at Garrett Academy of Technology is an intern this summer with Team Craft Roofing - They are currently repairing the roof at A. C. Corcoran Elementary School.

James Caldwell, a rising senior at Garrett Academy of Technology is an intern this summer with Team Craft Roofing - They are currently repairing the roof at A. C. Corcoran Elementary School.

Derek Hastings, a rising senior at Wando HS, is assisting with the reconnection of hardware in classrooms at his school in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Derek Hastings, a rising senior at Wando HS, is assisting with the reconnection of hardware in classrooms at his school in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Derek Hastings, a rising senior at Wando HS, is assisting with the reconnection of hardware in classrooms at his school in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Derek Hastings, a rising senior at Wando HS, is assisting with the reconnection of hardware in classrooms at his school in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Summer Intern Tabia Castle, a rising senior at West Ashley HS, is enjoying her work in the CCSD Department of Federal Programs.

Summer Intern Tabia Castle, a rising senior at West Ashley HS, is enjoying her work in the CCSD Department of Federal Programs.

Summer Interns Ebony Washington from West Ashley HS and Richae Haynes from Baptist Hill MHS are assisting in the CCSD Office of Federal Programs.

Summer Interns Ebony Washington from West Ashley HS and Richae Haynes from Baptist Hill MHS are assisting in the CCSD Office of Federal Programs.

Dept of Teacher Effectiveness interns Tekkeris Simmons from R. B. Stall HS and Altoria Brown from Garrett Academy of Technology are packaging special gifts for the newest CCSD teachers.

Dept of Teacher Effectiveness interns Tekkeris Simmons from R. B. Stall HS and Altoria Brown from Garrett Academy of Technology are packaging special gifts for the newest CCSD teachers.

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CCSD Summer Interns Assist with EdTech GoogleFest at R. B. Stall HS

Six current CCSD summer interns and one former intern were invited by the CCSD EdTech department to assist with “GoogleFest”, a  two-day high-intensity event staged at R. B. Stall HS to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education through Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools).

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Over 175 CCSD educators and  over 200 others from other districts throughout the  country participated in the amazing professional development opportunity.

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Makayla Cummings from West Ashley HS,  and Jonashia Varns and Areial Horlback, both from Garrett Academy assisted with a “Silly Photo Booth” at the event.

Former CCSD summer intern Stephen Maddy from West Ashley HS led the student tech support team – Bryce Washington from St. Johns HS, Mostafa Mongy from West Ashley HS, and Derek Hastings from Wando HS were available to troubleshoot hardware issues and ensure all conference participants found their sessions.

Stephen Maddy also participated in the “Demo Slam”, a 3 minute speech on best practices for event attendees  – he spoke to 300+ educators on the student run IT HelpDesk at his school and how it helped him land an apprenticeship with the City of Charleston IT Department including dual credit classes at Trident Tech!

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In addition to the event support, summer intern Ebony Washington from West Ashley HS was assigned by her supervisor in the CCSD Communications department to write a story on the professional development event.

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Here some photos of Ebony in action as she interviews CCSD EdTech director Lainie Berry , C. E. Williams MS Principal Kevin Smith, and others attending the professional development event.  Ebony’s story is coming soon!

The CTE Success Stories camera also captured a few CCSD educators participating in the event:

Thanks to Edward Dougherty with CCSD Ed Tech for the opportunity to include CCSD Summer Interns in this event!

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CCSD Summer Interns Jonashia Varns from Garrett Academy and Bryce Washington from St. Johns HS.

 




 

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Summer Interns Quickly Become Part of CCSD Team

All 24 summer interns assigned to various CCSD departments have quickly become part of the team –

Here are some pictures of the interns participating in the annual Independence Day picnic for CCSD team members at the Bridge View Drive offices.  Check out Frederick Wright on the planning dept’s field day team going through the obstacle course. Students participating in this event included Physical Plant interns Jose Lopez from R. B. Stall HS, Alusine Kamara from West Ashley HS, and Davonte Simmons from Garrett Academy  ; Personalized Learning dept interns Oneika Bernard from Garrett Academy and Priscilla Castillo from R. B. Stall HS ; Accounting dept intern Brittney Blake from Garrett Academy ; and Information Technology dept interns Mostafa Mongy from West Ashley HS and Derek Hastings from Wando HS.

5 interns got to work with the CCSD Fine Arts department on the annual SMAART Camp held at Charleston County School of the Arts.

Areial Horlback, Markia Williams, Mariah McCanick, and Au’jha Bellamy from Garrett Academy of Technology and Ricardo Santiago from R. B. Stall High School assisted with all aspects of the camp.

Here are some pictures of them in action:

BONUS: Check out this video of some very talented students playing steel drums during the SMAART camp, and listen to their answer to an important question asked at the end of the video…

Here are a couple more pictures of interns working in their departments – Jasmine Yates from West Ashley HS at her desk in the CCSD Human Resources dept and Oneika Bernard from Garrett Academy and Priscilla Castillo from R. B. Stall HS at the desk in the CCSD Personalized Learning dept.


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14 CCSD Students Enjoy Hands-on Learning at MUSC’s Summer Nursing Career Camp

musc_logo_cwpThe Medical University of South Carolina hosted 14 CCSD students from June 24-26 for an interactive work-based learning experience.

The MUSC Nursing Career Camp allows health science CTE majors to interact with medical professionals and “learn by doing” in the university’s simulation lab.

Students from the following schools participated: West Ashley HS, Wando HS, R. B. Stall HS, Garrett Academy, and Academic Magnet HS.

Thanks to all the MUSC professionals that invested their time and talent in this program –  In no time, these students will be applying for health care related positions throughout Charleston, and beyond.

Read more about this annual nursing career camp in this week’s issue of The Catalyst, MUSC’s campus newspaper.

Thank you to MUSC for sharing these excellent pictures captured during the camp >