Entries by Chad Vail

Military Magnet Academy Hosts “Rover Ruckus” FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff Event

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Military Magnet Academy’s “Robo Eagles”, along with “Rohming Robots“, MMA’s sister team, hosted the First Tech Challenge game season kickoff “Rover Ruckus!” The exciting event was staged for competitive robotics teams from throughout South Carolina to kickoff the new season! In the 2019 First Tech Challenge season, teams will explore STEM concepts through a […]

Students Launch School Year with NASA Career Fair and Astronaut Visits

Article written by Sully Recine with CCSD Office of Strategy & Communications: http://www.ccsdschools.com/news/what_s_new/students_launch_school_year_with_n_a_s_a On Wednesday, Aug. 29 almost 1000 Charleston County School District students from over 20 schools attended the STEM Career Fair where they saw demonstrations of NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. The event, hosted by Charleston County Government in conjunction […]

CCSD Students Participate in Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships Signing Day

On a beautiful morning in July, 56 students and recent high school graduates (including 26 from seven Charleston County School District schools), were honored at the 5th annual Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships Signing Day. Trident Technical College (TTC) and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce host the celebration and lead the way on this innovative program. Students, graduates, business […]

Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston Hosts 2 Career Exploration Camps for CCSD High School Students

Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (CAC.C) hosted two very special week long career camps this summer for students considering a career in architecture. These two camps allowed twice the number of students to attend this summer after a very successful pilot camp last summer.  A total of 23 CCSD high school students completed the 2018 Architecture Career Summer […]

C. E. Williams Middle School Hosts SeaPerch Under Water Robotics Camp for Girls

Rising seventh and eighth grade girls from C. E. Williams Middle School participated in a special camp this summer. Led by CTE educator John Shell, participating students got to design and build their very own SeaPerch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Thanks to the Shadowmoss Neighborhood Pool for hosting the students and their underwater robots for […]

Successful Summer Camp at Buist Academy Encourages Female Students to Learn Computer Coding

Students participated in a whirlwind of fun, engaging, and hands-on computer science activities during the “Yes, We Code” Girls Coding Camp held at Buist Academy this summer. Participants had the opportunity to experiment with different computer programming languages, website development, game design and 3-D computer animation. Students used CSS and JavaScript to create a website and silly wanted […]

Garrett Academy Students Earn Adobe Illustrator ACA Certifications

Students from Garrett Academy and Technology recently participated in a “Meme & Logo Contest” sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The focus of the design competition was “Preventing Gun Violence At Your School- Know the Signs 2018 Project Sentry” Garrett Academy CTE student Tamara Pendarvis earned honorable mention in the contest. The following 13 students, many […]

CTE Student from Burke High School Wins Statewide Logo Contest for Shred360

  Charleston, SC – Mr. Micah Brown, Digital Art & Design CTE Instructor at Burke High School, encouraged one of his students to enter a logo design contest for Shred360, a paper shredding company based in Columbia. Burke senior Hesham Hikal was the winner of this year’s logo design contest, which included a $500 prize! Over 1,000 […]

Student Run IT Help Desk at Military Magnet Academy Celebrates First Year Success

Ms. Carla Ferrette-Clark, CTE Information Technology  Instructor at Military Magnet Academy provided the following recap of the first year of a student run computer & IT support team formed to provide assistance to teachers and students at their school. The MMA Eagles Help Desk is our piloted Tier 1 support program. The students that participated in this program […]