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CCSD Students Starting Summer Internships

Congratulations to 29 students from throughout Charleston County School District that have recently begun their summer internships.

These students are earning a paycheck and high school credit while working in a position aligned with their career interests.

Thanks to the following partners for hosting interns this summer:

Company Students Hired  School
JMO Woodworks 1 St. Johns HS
Team Craft Roofing 1 Garrett Academy
Half Moon Outfitters Warehouse 1 N. Charleston HS
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge 2 Wando HS (1) ; Academic Magnet (1)
CCSD SMAART Camp 5 Garrett Academy (4) ; R. B. Stall HS (1)
CCSD Human Resources 1 West Ashley HS
CCSD Accounting 1 Garrett Academy
CCSD Information Technology 2 West Ashley HS (1) ; Wando HS (1)
CCSD Personalized Learning 2 Garrett Academy (1) ; R. B. Stall HS (1)
CCSD Plant Operations / Facilities 3 R. B. Stall HS (1) ; West Ashley HS (1) ; Garrett Academy (1)
CCSD Communications 1 West Ashley HS
CCSD Federal Programs 3 R. B. Stall HS (1) ; West Ashley HS (1) ; Baptist Hill MHS (1)
Lowcountry Tech Academy 3 West Ashley HS (1) ; St.Johns (1) ; Garrett Academy (1)
CCSD Planning Dept. 1 R. B. Stall HS
CCSD Office of Teacher Effectiveness 2 Garrett Academy (1) ; R. B. Stall HS (1)
29 Total

Here are some pictures from our recent Summer Interns’ Orientation meeting.

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West Ashley HS’s Graduating Engineering Majors Present to WAHS Engineering Advisory Board; Robert Rentz Named Excellence in Engineering Award Winner

Engineering instructor Dr. Barbara Leonard shared these pictures from West Ashley High School senior’s Project Lead the Way Engineering Design & Development Class presentations to their Engineering Advisory Board, held May 27 2015.IMG_1173IMG_1166IMG_1169IMG_1170IMG_1172IMG_1175

West Ashley High School’s 2014-2015 Excellence in Engineering award winner was Robert Rentz.

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Special thanks to Cummins Charleston for supporting this special recognition for Robert Rentz.

 

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Engineering Students from C. E. Williams Middle Visit Urban Electric Company’s Manufacturing Facility

June 1, 2015 – North Charleston, SC – Students from Mr. John Shell’s Gateway to Technology program at C. E. Williams Middle School in West Ashley enjoyed an interactive visit to a lighting fixture manufacturer, The Urban Electric Company on the old Navy Base today!

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Based here in North Charleston, The Urban Electric Company services an international clientele of interior designers and architects with a full collection of both interior and exterior fixtures as well as one of the most extensive custom offerings in the industry.

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Urban Electric’s lighting fixtures are predominantly hand made from start to finish – students got a first hand look at each step of the manufacturing process. Check out THIS VIDEO!

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Students also got to meet with designers and engineers at Urban Electric Company today.

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Special thanks to Eloise Southard, Tim Bazzle, Bill Macek, and everyone at Urban Electric for hosting the students today!

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West Ashley HS Stages First “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” Tea With Help From Boeing SC Engineering Managers

The West Ashley High School Engineering Department recently staged their first “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” Tea on May 27, 2015. The event featuring two engineering managers from Boeing South Carolina. Seniors from the WAHS Engineering Design class also gave a presentation.IMG_1157

 

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West Ashley High School DECA Stages Inaugural 5K Race Fundraiser

Congratulations to Terry Stutts, West Ashley High School DECA Adviser and his dedicated students on their first successful 5K event this past weekend!

Here are a few pictures from the event – Thanks to all that helped make this event possible!

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Sanders-Clyde 8th Graders Visit Local Volvo-BMW-Mini Dealership

May 28, 2015 – Charleston, SC  – Career exploration was the topic of the day for 30 Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School 8th graders preparing to matriculate to high school this fall.

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The students were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Rick Hendrick Volvo, Mini, and BMW showrooms and service departments on Savannah Highway.

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They got to hear from professionals including team members from parts & service, sales, and marketing departments.

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Thank you to the wonderful team at Rick Hendrick Volvo, Mini and BMW of Charleston for hosting students from Sanders-Clyde today!

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Additional pictures from today’s tour:

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4 Military Magnet Academy Students Complete Internship Program at Lowcountry Food Bank

Charleston, SC – May 21, 2015 – Four students from Military Magnet Academy’s culinary arts program led by Chef Joseph Crompton enjoyed a special ceremony this morning in recognition of their spring semester internship completion.

Here is a video from this morning’s special program held at the Lowcountry Food Bank facility:
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Huge thanks to Chef Kim Ortego and Erin Fisher at the food bank, and to everyone that made this amazing work-based learning experience possible for these students!

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Wando Culinary Students & ProStart National Champs Work Kickin’ Chicken Kitchen for Night of Fundraising

On Tuesday, 5/19/15, the Kickin’ Chicken team in Mt Pleasant hosted the National ProStart Invitational’s Winning Culinary Management Team from Wando High School as guest managers for the night. All sales during their time at the restaurant were donated back to their program.

THANK YOU Kickin’ Chicken for supporting Wando Culinary Arts students, and for all you do for our community!

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Wando Students Participate in Business Etiquette Breakfast

Rosemary Bianchi, a CTE Teacher at Wando High School, recently hosted a Business Etiquette breakfast with her Web Development & Design I and II students. Since many of her students are graduating this year, Ms. Bianchi sought to share the critical importance of essential work place skills related to meals. For many of the students, it was the first time they’d had formal instruction on the correct use of various table settings and how to engage in healthy and appropriate conversation with other professionals.