Entries by Chad Vail

Students from St. James Santee School Enjoy Guest Teacher from Jack Russell Coding School

Students from St. James Santee Elementary/Middle School in McClellanville enjoyed a special guest lecturer recently from the Jack Russell Software Coding School in Mt. Pleasant. Tom Wilson, Founder & Lead Instructor from JRS Coding School encouraged students to learn by experimenting as he introduced a variety of tips and tricks for basic programming. Using tools from […]

Wando High School Students Present Business Plans to Earn Invitation to YEScarolina State Event

Students in Mr. Fralix’s Entrepreneurship class this fall at Wando High School recently competed in the YEScarolina Business Plan Competition. The final rounds were held on December 1 and 3 winning business plans earned cash prizes! First Place:  Luke Sutton, Low Country Marine Masterworks, $250 Second Place: Bria Maiden: 3214, $150 Third Place: Maeve Cavenaugh, […]

7th Graders at Jerry Zucker MS Enjoy Special STEAM Project-based Learning Activity

Check out the creative towers Charleston County School District 7th grade students from Jerry Zucker Middle School Of Science built during a #STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, THE ARTS, & Math) project-based learning assignment this week in Ms. Anderson’s CTE class – CHALLENGE: Build the tallest Free Standing Tower with 100 toothpicks and gummy candies.

5th Grade Students at Sanders-Clyde Discuss Law Enforcement Careers with Charleston Police Lieutenant

Thanks to Lieutenant Christine Middleton from the City of Charleston Police Department for investing time with 5th grade students at Sanders-Clyde School recently. Lt. Middleton spoke with the 5th graders about regarding stand up for what is right and how she got into the law enforcement profession. Lt. Middleton encouraged students to further their education so […]

Military Magnet Academy Students Enjoy STEM Themed Event at SC State Fair

On Tuesday, October 17th, Mr. Blaney’s students from Military Magnet Academy attended a special event called “R.L. Childer’s Midway Physics Day” at the South Carolina Fair. The work-based learning activities at this event were designed to enhance students’ understanding of physics, physical science, and life sciences, and the careers aligned with those academic subjects.  Students were given the […]

Memminger Elementary Students Enjoy Visit from Local Sushi Chef

Mr. David Bonezzi provided the following account of Chef George Herbert’s visit to his classroom at Memminger Elementary recently. This experience with a skilled sushi chef connected to our present unit of study entitled “How We Express Ourselves”, with the central idea, “Communities reflect the perspective of different cultures.”  Our students are exploring the five elements […]

A.C. Corcoran Elementary School Holds Career Exploration Week

Students at A.C. Corcoran Elementary School are enjoying classroom visits from local professionals in a variety of “Community Helpers” careers this week. Monday–Police Officers Tuesday–Dentist Wednesday–Pediatrician Thursday–Construction worker Friday–Fire Department Thanks to the local professionals that are participating in this Career Exploration opportunity for our students!

CCSD Career Specialists Tour Trident Technical College Programs

October 17, 2017 – N. Charleston SC – Melissa Stowasser, Dean of School and Community Initiatives and at Trident Technical College organized a wonderful tour for the newest CCSD Career Specialists to learn about the many programs of study offered across multiple campuses. Career Specialists got to see many amazing classrooms and educational labs first hand, including: The Wellness Center ReadySC’s Boeing SC […]

USA Today Nominates North Charleston HS Digital Arts and Design Teacher for National Award

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! Makers in the USA: Best Arts & Crafts The American maker culture was built on a foundation of traditional arts and crafts. These 20 makers, hand-selected […]

3rd Annual High School STEM Career Fair Highlights Youth Apprenticeships – 2000+ Students Attend

Over 2000 students arrived on buses from throughout the Charleston region, one after another – these students were chosen by their school to attend the 3rd annual STEM Career Fair at the North Charleston Convention Center October 12. Students got to speak directly with professionals from companies keen on doing their part to develop the next […]