Posts

018e7d491162322217cafb36c32476d305f0fa1bf5

Stevens Towing Holds Ceremony Celebrating Baptist Hill Middle High Students’ Success

st-logosMay 11, 2017 – Yonges Island, SC  – Five students from Baptist Hill Middle High School completed their spring internship program at Stevens Towing Company with a special ceremony.
0101a3ffabe7283e9f6ca3b3d0417bd09e4fb8d3f2
019ee48cbe11165da89a6a1edd30147821accd7882

The students’ capstone project were these grills they made themselves by putting their learned welding skills to use. “The students did an excellent job and really worked hard”, said Libby Singletary, Human Resources Director at Stevens Towing.

013ac5664ab9c2fb237e747f5e1e7801c6aa9ce39d

01fcba9add59a9ef53765fc4e8bcc1041e05066519

015222ab62bcdccf07b8bdc96df816f26832bffafe

Karon Duffy with Smoker

One student even designed and built a meat smoker!

The students were proud to display their welding coupons, which are small examples used to demonstrate their welding techniques.

0184a91ba03dd850f80e75c09ea0be30bf4105db6e
Students were empowered during the semester-long work-based learning opportunity with instruction in welding techniques and best practices.

Check out these additional stories on the students progress throughout this work-based learning experience:

01d124f6be0d740d31fb257f63157fde3dd2b56049

Thanks to the entire team at Stevens Towing Company for hosting this amazing work-based learning opportunity for these students from Baptist Hill MHS!  Thanks to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce for facilitating the connection that led to this experience for these students.

Please enjoy these additional pictures from the celebratory end of semester event.

ashley-river-creative-art-group-picture

West Ashley HS Nail Technology Students Visit Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event

Ms. Helen Shepherd’s Nail Technology students from West Ashley High School visited Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School during a recent Breast Cancer Awareness event to provide nail services for all willing elementary girls. ashley3 ashey1
It was a great chance for the WAHS students to practice their craft and get to meet some younger students. The Ashley River Creative Arts students were thrilled to meet the big high school students!ashley2
Thanks to everyone that made the work-based learning opportunity possible.
Picture3

West Ashley HS Child Development Students Visit Stono Park Elem to Lead Fire Safety Lessons

Students from Ms. Bridgette Butler’s 1st period Child Development class at West Ashley High School recently completed fire safety lessons and activities with young students at Stono Park Elementary School.

“The elementary students were in awe of the high school students in their classroom,” said Ms. Butler on the visit.

This work-based learning opportunity for Ms. Butler’s Child Development class provided valuable real work experience for her students preparing for careers as teachers in our preschools, K-12, and postsecondary education.

 

VinhTon&ReavesWannamaker-YCC-OverTheHorizonDiversity

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!

??????????????????????????????? Vinh-alligator Vinh&ReavesTalkingSnakes-email VinhTon&ReavesWannamaker-YCC-OverTheHorizonDiversity

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

header for sc visit

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.

IMG_1841

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.

IMG_1833

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

IMG_1850

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

IMG_1835

 

Additional pictures from today’s tour:

IMG_0920 header

West Ashley HS Engineering Students Visit Clemson Research Institute

IMG_0906 Dr. Barbara Leaonard’s West Ashley High School PLTW engineering students truly enjoyed their tour of the Clemson University Wind Turbine Testing Facility  and their E-Grid on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

IMG_0911 IMG_0915 IMG_0916

Special thanks to the amazing staff at the Clemson University Research Institute for all the time and effort they invest in CCSD students!
IMG_0919

IMG_1243

R. B. Stall Health Science Program Visits Horizon Bay Assisted Living

IMG_1242February 25, 2015 – Today, students in Ms. Erin Shiver’s Clinical Studies program at R. B. Stall HS enjoyed an interactive visit to the assisted living and memory care units at Horizon Bay.

They learned that assisted living residents have their own individual living spaces (and vehicles if desired and appropriate) and their care can range from help with only meals to personal care. The students shadowed caregivers, interacted with residents and helped serve lunch.
The memory care unit provides in depth care for residents diagnosed with Alzheimers/dementia. This is the area that most students love and want to stay. The students are directly shadowing caregivers (medical assistants, physical therapists, nurses​, med techs, administration​ ) assisting with the patient transport and activities for brain stimulation​.
 
​Ms. Shiver said, “The impact from this experience was enlightening. I could see a sparkle in their eyes and a pep in their step​. My students were motivated and empowered to take action now in pursuit of their careers in health care. I was witnessing their future becoming their present as they asked for volunteer applications and schedules. This 2-hour experience was filled with more information and reality than they were expecting and I was gratified!”  “​They all dressed and acted the part; 100% dressed in scrubs and wearing ID’s and carrying their clipboards and pens with their job shadowing worksheets attached”, Ms. Shiver added.
???????????????????????????????

Culinary Students Assist with Chefs’ Feast Event Supporting Lowcountry Food Bank

Students from Wando HS and Military Magnet Academy were among the volunteers that helped serve over 1200 guests attending last night’s Chefs’ Feast, and event that supports the Lowcountry Food Bank. At the event, 32 local restaurants were on hand to provide about 600 portions each of some of their signature dishes.

Chef Joseph Crompton, Culinary Arts Instructor at Military Magnet Academy said, “This event is an excellent opportunity to show culinary students what large scale catering and serving is all about.”

Chef Crompton shared a “movie trailer” style event recap video – check it out here.

???????????????????????????????

???????????????????????????????
WBL student helping a chef???????????????????????????????
IMG_9052

West Ashley High’s Medieval Trebuchet Team Excels in Competition

Students from West Ashley High School competed again this year in the annual Trebuchet competition hosted by The Citadel.

The WAHS team called “Trebu-Tronix” was led by Nicholas Holmes, also the school’s Mechatronics teacher.

This year the level of competition increased dramatically with a total of 78 teams from elementary through college, military and even corporate entries!

High school teams actually built a full scale trebuchet, which looks like a large medieval rocket launcher/sling shot.

In the high school division, WAHS’s  Trebu-Tronix earned 3rd place for accuracy and 2nd place in design.

In the exiting distance competition,  Trebu-Tronix finished 3rd out of every trebuchet there; 1st among all middle and high schools… losing only to pro teams by only 50 feet!!

After the competition, Mr. Holmes extended a huge thank  you to Google, SPAWAR, Boeing, The Citadel, and everyone that supported his students in this competition.