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 […]
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About Chad Vail
Work-based Learning Partnerships Coordinator for Charleston County School District.
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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 […]
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 […]
Early on a recent Saturday morning, at 6:30 AM, 3 students from Military Magnet Academy and their culinary arts instructor Mr. Joseph Crompton arrived at The Ashley Crossing Food Lion store. The opportunity to participate in a “Fast Feet Shopping Spree” at Food Lion was the prize for being in the top 2 in number of “likes” for their […]
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 […]
The posters above were spotted today at West Ashley High School encouraging students to dress professionally on November 19.
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 […]
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 […]
Ms. Mary Smith’s cosmetology program is shaping up nicely at the Center for Advanced Studies at Wando High School. Today her students were practicing their skills on mannequins, a required step in their march toward certification. For more information on the Cosmetology program at Wando, Click Here.
The HOSA Fall Leadership Conference was recently held at Newberry College. Student from Erin Shiver’s Health Science program at R. B. Stall High School were able to tour the college while there and participate in many career awareness activities. They visited an exhibit fair of competitive events, discussed medical reserve opportunities, participated in team building […]