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Wando Culinary Arts Volunteers at March of Dimes Auction

Oct 2, 2014 – The Charleston Marriott downtown was the host location again this year for the Charleston Signature Chefs Auction benefiting the March of Dimes.

Among the many volunteers that helped ensure the success of this event was Bill Twaler, and his talented culinary arts students from Wando High School. They arrived early and stayed late, and got the chance to work side by side with Charleston’s top chefs!

Chef Twaler said, “It was a terrific experiential learning opportunity, and a nice resume builder for each of the students. This work-based learning opportunity will pay dividends far in to the future for these students.”  Chef Twaler also expressed his thanks to everyone that made their inclusion possible, especially for such a worthy cause.


Wando Culinary Arts Students Oct 2 2014

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West Ashley HS Teachers Partner to Earn Carolina Green Fair Grant

The fruitful partnership at West Ashley High School between Luke Hamilton’s special education students and Jason Wheless’ culinary arts students continues to grow.

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Mr. Hamilton’s students will continue to utilize raised beds in the high school’s inner courtyard as they did last year, growing herbs and produce to be used in Mr. Wheless’ culinary arts kitchen.

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But this year, they will have a new greenhouse outfitted with new pots and tools thanks to a $5000 grant from Carolina Green Fair, thanks in part to support from Bosch Charleston.

The plan is to have the new greenhouse installed on November 14, Trident United Way’s annual Day of Caring. Stay tuned for more details and pictures.

Thanks to all that have supported this inclusive project at West Ashley High School.

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Wando Students Participate in Mt. Pleasant Business Expo

On September 18, several Wando High School students were invited to participate in the annual Mt. Pleasant Business Expo. When someone visited their booth, they talked about their participation in student organizations, like DECA and ProStart, and signed up volunteer judges for upcoming competitions. Each had invaluable experiences networking with the hundreds of local professionals in attendance.

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Participants from Wando HS included DECA members Alton Massalon, Elizabeth Clayton, Megan Powell- Rivers, and Pro-Start / Culinary Arts student Anna Ware. This WBL opportunity was made possible thanks to the efforts of  Betsy Wilson,  Wando Work-based Learning Coordinator, Kirk Bielke and Ray McGrath,  Wando DECA Advisers.

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ECPI Visit Sept 2014

R. B. Stall Health Science Students Visit ECPI Programs

Students in Ms. Erin Shiver’s Health Science program at R. B. Stall High School recently visited and toured ECPI University. They  met with experienced professionals and discussed how to best prepare for careers in medical fields like MA (medical assisting), HCA (health care administrator), and LPN (licensed practical nursing). Students also got to play an interactive electronic “Jeopardy” review game at the end of the tour.
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HR Professionals Visit 8th Graders at Sanders-Clyde for Panel Discussion

Sept. 2, 2014 – Students in the 8th grade at Sanders-Clyde Elem/Middle School gathered this morning in the media center to hear from a panel of local HR professionals.

Panelist included Ms. Valerie Harvey from The Urban Electric Company, Ms. Leanne Burklow from LS3P Architecture Firm and Ms. Nancy Coker from SC Port Authority. Each panelist shared about their companies, and how they earned their current position.

They also shared insights on how students could be prepared for successful interviews, and be “self advocates”  ready and willing to take a leadership role in planning for college and career.

The morning panel discussion was organized by Corey Shaw, guidance counselor at Sanders-Clyde Elem/Middle School.

Special thanks to the HR professionals on the panel, Ms. Bobo, media specialist and Mr. Johnson, guidance counselor for their help with this Work-based Learning opportunity for these students.

 

 

2014 MUSC Nursing Camp

Summer Nursing Career Camp Highlighted in MUSC Newspaper


Health Science majors from throughout Charleston County School District were highlighted in the Aug 29 edition of the MUSC Catalyst for their participation in this summer’s MUSC Nursing Career Camp.

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Students examine various medical instruments and nursing equipment, trying to guess the name and purpose of each piece as part of an exercise. Campers worked with nurse educators getting career advice and professional training. photo by Emily Upshur, MUSC Public Relations

Wando Student getting MUSC Nursing Camp Certificate

MUSC Hosts CCSD Health Science Students for Summer Nursing Career Camp

Congratulations to 14 CCSD Health Science majors on competing the MUSC Nursing Career Camp this summer!

All 14 students are preparing to start their senior years at Stall HS, Wando HS, West Ashley HS, and Garrett Academy.

Special thanks to the amazing professionals at MUSC for hosting them!

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Summer Internships Success

25 CCSD students from high schools throughout the district recently completed their summer internships with various school district departments.

Participating departments included Information Technology, Plant Operations, Fine Arts, Federal Programs, Communications, Accounting, Human Resources, Lowcountry Tech Academy, Contracts Procurement, and Nutrition Services.

At the “End of Internships Celebration” held June 30th at Lowcountry Tech Academy, students and their supervisors shared about their internship experiences.

Mr. Michael Bobby, Charleston County School District’s Chief Financial Officer spoke to the students on the value of what they’d accomplished during their summer internships and encouraged them to draw from their experiences as they make important decisions going forward.