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Summer Internships Providing Excellent Experience for CCSD Students

Congratulations to 25 high school students from schools throughout Charleston County School District working in their summer 2016 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 summer 2016 internship hosts:

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Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge 1 Wando HS (1)
CCSD Procurement 2 Wando HS (1) ; West Ashley HS (1)
CCSD SMAART Camp 5 Garrett Academy (2) ; R. B. Stall HS (2), James Island CHS (1)
CCSD Human Resources 1 Baptist Hill MHS (1)
CCSD Science Dept 2 James Island CHS (2)
CCSD Information Technology 1 West Ashley HS (1)
CCSD Personalized Learning 2 West Ashley HS (1) ; R. B. Stall HS (1)
CCSD Plant Operations / Facilities 2 Baptist Hill MHS (1) ; Garrett Academy (1)
CCSD Communications 1 R. B. Stall HS (1)
CCSD Federal Programs 1 R. B. Stall HS (1)
Lowcountry Tech Academy 3 James Island CHS (1), R. B. Stall HS (1) ; Military Magnet (1)
CCSD Ed Tech 2 R. B. Stall HS (1) ; James Island CHS (1)
CCSD Office of Teacher Effectiveness 2 R. B. Stall HS (2)
25 Total

Here are some of the interns at their orientation hosted by Lowcounty Tech Academy, at their work sites, and at the annual staff picnic and field games at the CCSD Bridge View Drive Operations offices just before the Independence Day holiday.

Special thanks to recent Baptist Hill MHS graduate and 2015 summer intern Richae Haynes for coming back to speak to 2016 interns at their orientation meeting – Best of luck at Clemson University Richae!

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CCSD Summer Internships End with Celebration

August 6, 2015 – Charleston, SC – Lowcountry Tech Academy was the host site for the annual “End of Summer Internships Celebration” on Thursday afternoon.  25 student interns successfully completed their “Learn & Earn” experiences with various CCSD departments and will receive high school credit to go with the paychecks they’ve been earning all summer.  Their families came together Thursday afternoon with worksite supervisors and other supporters of the program to share stories and enjoy a special celebratory cake.

After everyone had a chance to share about their experiences, two videos were shown: 1) a video on the construction of the new Chicora Elementary School from the district Capital Improvements department that summer intern Frederick Wright narrated ;  2) a powerful video tribute to the 9 Charlestonians that died in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church on June 17th that several interns assigned to the CCSD Fine Arts department assisted in producing.

Thanks to all the district departments for welcoming these students into their teams, and to everyone that invested time and effort into the Summer Internship program this year. Special thanks to Michael Bobby, CCSD Chief Financial Officer for his support and encouragement of this program.

 

 

 

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Summer Interns Quickly Become Part of CCSD Team

All 24 summer interns assigned to various CCSD departments have quickly become part of the team –

Here are some pictures of the interns participating in the annual Independence Day picnic for CCSD team members at the Bridge View Drive offices.  Check out Frederick Wright on the planning dept’s field day team going through the obstacle course. Students participating in this event included Physical Plant interns Jose Lopez from R. B. Stall HS, Alusine Kamara from West Ashley HS, and Davonte Simmons from Garrett Academy  ; Personalized Learning dept interns Oneika Bernard from Garrett Academy and Priscilla Castillo from R. B. Stall HS ; Accounting dept intern Brittney Blake from Garrett Academy ; and Information Technology dept interns Mostafa Mongy from West Ashley HS and Derek Hastings from Wando HS.

5 interns got to work with the CCSD Fine Arts department on the annual SMAART Camp held at Charleston County School of the Arts.

Areial Horlback, Markia Williams, Mariah McCanick, and Au’jha Bellamy from Garrett Academy of Technology and Ricardo Santiago from R. B. Stall High School assisted with all aspects of the camp.

Here are some pictures of them in action:

BONUS: Check out this video of some very talented students playing steel drums during the SMAART camp, and listen to their answer to an important question asked at the end of the video…

Here are a couple more pictures of interns working in their departments – Jasmine Yates from West Ashley HS at her desk in the CCSD Human Resources dept and Oneika Bernard from Garrett Academy and Priscilla Castillo from R. B. Stall HS at the desk in the CCSD Personalized Learning dept.


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CCSD Summer Interns Gaining Excellent Career Related Experiences

June 29, 2015 – Charleston, SC – This summer, students from throughout CCSD are working in district offices aligned with their career aspirations. This valuable career experience will help shape their future, and the high school credit opportunity & earned paychecks are not bad also. Each student is keeping a  journal while completing 120 hours of work experience. Each supervisor will provide at least one formal review during the experience.

Here are some pictures of students at their assigned worksites during the first week of their internships.

Jonashia Varns is assisting with summer camps at Lowcountry Tech Academy.

Jonashia Varns, a rising senior at Garrett Academy, is assisting with summer camps at Lowcountry Tech Academy.

Jasmine Yates, a rising senior at West Ashley HS, is assigned to the CCSD Human Resources department this summer. She got to cover the front desk at St. Andrews Professional Development Center last week.

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Aloria Brown, a rising senior at Garrett Academy and Tekkeris Simmons, a rising senior at R. B. Stall HS were spotted working on database updates in the CCSD Office of Teacher Effectiveness.

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Ebony Washington, a rising senior at West Ashley HS, pictured here (second from right) with her coworkers in the CCSD Communication Department at 75 Calhoun Street.

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Tabia Castle from West Ashley HS, Estefani Paredes from R. B. Stall HS, and Richae Haynes from Baptist Hill MHS are pictured with their coworkers in the CCSD Dept of Federal Programs

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L to R: Estefani Paredes, Tabia Castle, Department of Federal Programs Director Michele English-Watson, and Richae Haynes.

 

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2 Summer Interns at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge Gaining Valuable Career Experience

Reaves Wannamaker from Academic Magnet High School and Vinh Ton from Wando High School landed a pretty sweet internship this summer… They are being paid to work with the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Awendaw.

This internship, an extension of the Over the Horizon program, is providing valuable work-based learning experiences for these students.

Reaves and Vinh are enjoying a wide variety of experiences this summer – Working with students in the “Camp Sewee” at the Sewee Visitor Center, helping to recover turtle nests, assisting with interpretive tours, important maintenance projects on bulls island, and so much more!

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Thanks to all that have ensured the Over the Horizon partnership continues to yield positive outcomes for students!

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CCSD Summer Interns Participate in Retreat Prior to First Day of Work

Charleston, SC – June 17, 2015 – Student interns preparing for their first day working with their assigned CCSD department enjoyed a retreat yesterday to facilitate team building, reinforce professionalism, and complete all remaining HR requirements.

Former student interns and recent graduates of West Ashley HS Jerome Smalls and Jonathon Garcia both shared valuable insights and encouragement with this summer’s cohort.

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??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Rising seniors from throughout Charleston County School District applied back in March for a chance to work with professionals in one of many district departments. After interviews, 25 were chosen were connected with a summer internship aligned with their natural talents and career aspirations. The summer interns will earn $8 per hour and class credit in addition to valuable resume building experience and professional relationships.

Students met with their supervisors on June 15 during their internship orientation also held at Lowcountry Tech Academy. Students also completed the district on-boarding requirements with the help of Yvonne Marshall and Sandra Quigely from CCSD Human Resources department.

At the orientation and the retreat, students were given the opportunity to have their TB Test requirement met thanks to ARCpoint Labs of Charleston generous support of the summer internships program.???????????????????????????????

The students must complete 120 hours of work this summer and submit weekly journals during their experience. They will also have written reviews by their supervisors. At the end of the summer, a special event will be held for students, parents, and supervisors to celebrate the successful summer.

At the retreat, students enjoyed lunch from Raising Cane’s Chicken in Mt. Pleasant.

Thanks to Lowcountry Tech Academy for hosting both the orientation and retreat meetings, and for everyone that help make this year’s Summer Internship program in CCSD possible. We’re off to an excellent start!

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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.