Entries by Chad Vail

Zucker MS Students Take Marshmallow Challenge with SCRA Volunteers on Day of Caring

          Employees from SCRA (South Carolina Research Authority) and CIS (Communities in Schools) spent the day at Jerry Zucker Middle School on Friday, November 14, 2014 as they participated in Trident United Way’s Day of Caring. They installed a giant “Be the Spark” mural over one of the school’s stairways and […]

New West Ashley HS Greenhouse Installed on Day of Caring 2014

Over a year ago, several West Ashley High School teachers agreed on a goal of expanding an already fruitful partnership: Luke Hamilton’s special education students were cultivating herbs and vegetables in raised beds at the school and Jason Wheless’ culinary arts students were using what they grew in their recipes. Sandy Pennekamp, the CTE Department Chair at WAHS […]

Wando Mechatronics Students Visit Cummins Facility

Cecil Gainey’s mechatronics students from Wando High School recently enjoyed an informative and interactive visit to Cummins Turbo Technologies facility in Charleston. Student were impressed with the size of a 300 pound diesel turbo engine and the research & development, commitment to quality, and local teamwork required to ensure it’s optimal performance. These massive Cummins engines will be […]

Wando Technology Teacher Receives Innovative Program Award at Statewide Conference

The Wando High School “Student Help Desk” for computer support, led by Computer Networking and Cyber Security instructor Thomas Hundley, was awarded the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology’s “Technology Innovative Program Award” at the 2014 South Carolina Ed Tech conference in Greenville on October 30. Pictured above during the award presentation program, left to right: Don Cantrell SCAET […]

4 CCSD High Schools in Culinary Arts Demonstration at Coastal Carolina Fair

Four CCSD High Schools, Garrett Academy of Technology, Burke, St. Johns and West Ashley High Schools had the opportunity to participate in the Culinary Arts Demonstration on Wednesday, November 5 from 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm. They were invited to participate by Ms. Debbie Davis from the Coastal Carolina Fair Creative Arts Committee. The Committee provided […]

Automotive Technology Students Getting Hands Dirty in New Building at Wando HS

Mr. Andy Streets’ Automotive Technology program at Wando High School is empowering the next generation of local mechanics with hands-on learning opportunities. With a new building and state-of-the-art automotive repair equipment, Mr. Streets is building a program that will produce graduates with excellent prospects for local employment. Students can also choose to continue their studies at […]