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An easier A: Students will be graded on 10-point scale

Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In an effort to help Berkeley County’s public school students to match up to neighboring school district students and national students, the school board has unanimously passed a policy changing the grading scale to 10-points.

Marrington Elementary returns to school

Marrington Elementary returns to school
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:56 p.m.

Marrington Elementary students came back to school on Monday, Aug. 15. They were greeted by Principal Jennifer Theilmann and Assistant Principal …

Moncks Corner Student Receives $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:58 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Inc. has selected Moncks Corner resident Elliott Huxford as a recipient of the chain’s $1,000 Leadership Scholarship.

Trident Medical Center plans $13.5M expansion

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Citing a need for additional access to emergency and surgical services Trident Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Gallati has announced the hospital will embark on a $13.5 million expansion.

‘A’ in effort: School board looks to bump grades to 10-point system

Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s board unanimously voted for the first of two readings that will enact a 10-point grading system for all grades except first and second.

Scott accepting intern applications UPDATED

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:20 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for fall 2016. The intern program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press. All internships are unpaid, but …

Education Briefs

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:06 a.m.

Dara Harrop has been named the new principal of Marrington Middle School of the Arts in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The Berkeley County School Board …

Shoppers can save millions with tax-free weekend Aug. 5-7 UPDATED

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Shoppers can save about $2.25 million during the state’s 17th annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend, Friday through Sunday, according to state officials.

Arts Commission awards $23,983 to grantees

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:06 a.m.

The South Carolina Arts Commission has awarded $3,148,120 in grants to South Carolina communities, artists, arts organizations and schools for the …

Collins elected to band directors membership

Monday, August 1, 2016 1:09 p.m.

Jenny Collins, band director at Goose Creek High School, was recently elected to membership at the American School Band Directors Association, held June 29 to July 1 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Education briefs: Rochester Institute of Technology, USC-Upstate, School District, Wofford

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:22 p.m.

The following students made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2016 semester:

Sangaree Middle band director selected for directors association

Monday, July 25, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Brian Trauger, band director at Sangaree Middle School, was recently elected to membership at the American School Band Directors Association, held in Lexington, Kentucky June 29 to July 1.

Berkeley Co. schools raise taxes for second year in a row

Berkeley Co. schools raise taxes for second year in a row
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:55 a.m.

For the second time in as many years, another tax increase for public schools will hit Berkeley County taxpayers.

Citadel recruits K-12 STEM teacher candidates

Citadel recruits K-12 STEM teacher candidates
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:51 a.m.

To meet the critical need for highly trained K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines (STEM), The Citadel …

Planted with a purpose

Planted with a purpose
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:55 a.m.

On track to create a common area that can be enjoyed by all, additional landscaping to St. John’s Christian Academy’s campus will offer …

University of SC approves largest tuition hike in 5 years

Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The University of South Carolina has passed its biggest tuition hike in five years.

Education briefs: Brannon, Lamprecht, Rines, Widenhouse, Welch, Thrower

Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:53 a.m.

Chelsea Brannon of Hanahan graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Boulder Bluff meeting

Friday, June 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Residents of Boulder Bluff and the surrounding area are invited to attend a community meeting on the future of the 48-acre public park across the street from Boulder Bluff Elementary School.

Education briefs: Citadel, Ashland, Youngstown, Springfield, Harding

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The following Berkeley County students have made the Dean’s List at The Citadel. Dean’s List recognition is given to cadets and students registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

A snorkeling good time at Boulder Bluff

A snorkeling good time at Boulder Bluff
Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:55 p.m.

Susan Whitfield and Julie Wilson’s kindergarten class at Boulder Bluff Elementary finished up a unit on ocean animals with a “trip to …

Gamble named to Fort Hays honor roll

Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:28 a.m.

Deena K. Gamble of Goose Creek earned a place on the spring 2016 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. Gamble is a senior majoring in medical diagnostic imaging.

Local students awarded Accelerate scholarships

Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:48 p.m.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce awarded 75 Accelerate Greater Charleston (AGC) Scholarships on May 10 in front of a packed room of business and educational leaders, proud parents and family members and eager students. The scholarships fuel Career Academy graduates across the Charleston metro to continue their education by paying for two …

Berkeley top students recognized at Breakfast of Champions

Berkeley top students recognized at Breakfast of Champions
Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

On May 24, students, administrators, parents, and faculty gathered at Charleston Southern University for the 19th Annual Breakfast of Champions. The …

Hanahan High student awarded Association of Counties scholarship

Hanahan High student awarded Association of Counties scholarship
Friday, May 27, 2016 5:57 p.m.

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) has awarded a 2016 Board of Directors Scholarship to Julie M. Rowland of Hanahan High School.

BCSD distributes books for summer reading

Friday, May 27, 2016 6:01 p.m.

Berkeley County School District’s Title 1 Office is sponsoring a free book giveaway for students entering Kindergarten through 5th grade on June 2, 3, 6 and 7, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at various schools throughout the district.

Bullington earns doctorate

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Thomas Bullington received a doctorate in English on May 13 from the University of Mississippi.

Nine Berkeley County residents earn degrees from FMU

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:15 p.m.

FLORENCE – Nine of the 346 Francis Marion University graduates from the spring commencement are from Berkeley County.

Local governor’s school students bring home science awards

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:41 a.m.

Forty-five students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics recently brought home 59 awards from the SC Junior Academy of Science Annual Spring Meeting. The 2016 conference was held April 16 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.

College Park Elementary reaching adults as well

College Park Elementary reaching adults as well
Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:59 a.m.

Several non-English speakers from Mexico, Central America, and South America fulfill steps to honor their American dream with the help of College …

Technology camp for students planned for summer

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:14 a.m.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Math (GSSM) is bringing iTEAMS Xtreme, a free day camp for rising 7th- and 8th-graders, to Berkeley County again this summer. The day camp will be at Berkeley High School (406 West Main St., Moncks Corner) on Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. …

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