Entries by Chad Vail

CTE Student Organization Success: DECA and FBLA

Congratulations to the Wando HS, West Ashley HS and R. B. Stall HS DECA teams for earning Gold re-certification on the School Based Enterprises! Wando DECA adviser Kirk Beilke said special recognition for their Gold Certification goes to 11th grader Kate Harper, 12th grader Cole Whitman, and 10th graders Riley-Grace Marshall and Catherine Ginn, along […]

ETV’s Carolina Classroom to Feature Wando High Horticulture Program

Congratulations to Ms. Donohoe’s Horticulture program at Wando High School on being named the winner of the 14/15 CTE Video Showcase Video Contest! This winning video will be featured on ETV’s Carolina Classrooms show with our new State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman airing statewide on February 25th at 7pm.    

West Ashley HS Hosts 2 Day Career Fair

This week, West Ashley High School invited partners from throughout the area to set up tables for a two day career fair. Students had the opportunity to engage with professionals representing a wide array of career pathways. Thank you to all the participating volunteers and educators that enable this event to be successful. Special thanks […]

CCSD Teams Compete in SeaPerch Underwater Robotics

Teams from throughout the Charleston region, including West Ashley HS, North Charleston HS, Academic Magnet HS,  CE Williams MS and Laing MS competed in the annual SeaPerch underwater robotics competition at Danny Jones Pool in North Charleston yesterday. The event was a terrific success thanks in part to an amazing group of volunteers from SPAWAR and other Lowcountry STEM Collaborative partners. […]

West Ashley High’s Medieval Trebuchet Team Excels in Competition

Students from West Ashley High School competed again this year in the annual Trebuchet competition hosted by The Citadel. The WAHS team called “Trebu-Tronix” was led by Nicholas Holmes, also the school’s Mechatronics teacher. This year the level of competition increased dramatically with a total of 78 teams from elementary through college, military and even […]

Lowcountry Food Bank Providing Culinary Internships for Military Magnet Academy Students

Four students in Chef Joseph Crompton’s Culinary Arts program at Military Magnet Academy have recently started their spring semester internship at the Lowcountry Food Bank. Each student has the opportunity to earn high school credit, and industry certifications through this Work-based Learning program. Thank you to the terrific team at Lowcountry Food Bank and the supportive […]

70 Speakers Participate in Career Symposium Event at R. B. Stall High

On February 5th, 70 business professionals volunteered their time to share about career readiness during the annual Career Symposium at R. B. Stall High School. This event allowed each speaker to spend time with several groups of students to discuss their occupation, and how they prepared themselves for their role. The lessons learned throughout the […]

Project-based Learning in Garrett Academy’s Digital Art and Design Program

CTE Teacher Kylend Butler’s Digital Art and Design program at Garrett Academy of Technology has undertaken some pretty amazing project-based learning assignments so far this year! They’ve continued their CTE Classroom Themed Door Project with awesome new door designs for the Cosmetology and Health Science programs:                           […]

Hands-on Learning for R. B. Stall’s First Robotics Team 4243

The R. B. Stall High School First Robotics Team 4243 adviser Kimberly Pickett shared the following pictures from this year so far: This years Team 4243 outside of Boeing during our Parent Night  Students brainstorming this year’s First Robotics Challenge: “Recycle Rush” and using K’nex to model Robot ideas and presenting them. Student Designed Sketch and […]