Berkeley Co. students outperform peers on ‘real world’ assessment

Saturday, October 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Education announced the results of each district’s WorkKeys assessments. Berkeley County School District students received more National Career Readiness Certificates than other students in the state and across the country.

Avant-garde art with Berkeley Middle

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Berkeley Middle art students got “Cubistic” for the day as they learned about cubism.

Berkeley Elementary recognizes these Terrific Kids for ‘Respect’

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Berkeley Elementary named its Terrific Kids for September. That month’s theme was “Respect.”

Berkeley Middle College student earns National Merit’s Commended Student designation

Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Berkeley Middle College senior Garrett Wright has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

BCSD students outperform peers on WorkKeys assessments

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina State Department of Education announced the results of each district’s WorkKeys assessments. Berkeley County School District (BCSD) students received more National Career Readiness Certificates than students in the state and across the country. Eighty-nine percent of Berkeley County School District students who took …

Governor’s School for Science & Math accepting applications

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:29 a.m.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications through Feb. 1, 2016 for its Class of 2018. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/apply-now.

‘LOL’ with Sangaree Elementary

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Sangaree Elementary School’s Learning Outdoor Lab (LOL) is officially open. The LOL is the result of a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education …

Berkeley Co. history series announced

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The rich history of a Berkeley County community will be brought to life this fall. Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler’s popular historical …

Berkeley schools host arts events during National Arts in Education Week

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:48 p.m.

National Arts in Education Week begins this week, and schools in Berkeley County have planned several events to celebrate.

Students invited to create recycled scupltures

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Garden Club of South Carolina is sponsoring a fun contest for students about recycling. Eight students in grades fourth through eighth will compete against each other for the best sculpture made completely out of recycled materials.

10 Berkeley Co. students graduate from Clemson

Monday, September 7, 2015 10:37 a.m.

There are 10 new additions to Tiger alumni in Berkeley County.

One hundred dads show up for the first day of school at BMS

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:14 p.m.

On the first day of school for Berkeley County students, 107 fathers participated in Berkeley Middle School’s Million Father March (MFM). …

More fruit offered at four schools in county

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:57 p.m.

Cross Elementary, J.K. Gourdin Elementary, St. Stephen Elementary, and Cainhoy Elementary and Middle schools will participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a district press release.

Ravenell graduates from Coastal Carolina

Friday, August 14, 2015 2:49 p.m.

Lacey Ravenell of St. Stephen has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Coasta Carolina University during the university’s summer graduation ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the HTC Center.

Benton tapped for president of forensic coach association

Friday, August 14, 2015 2:49 p.m.

Jess Benton, full-release teacher mentor with Berkeley County School District, will serve as president of the South Carolina Forensic Coaches’ …

Radio, TV personality hosts Back 2 School Giveaway Aug. 8 UPDATED

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:50 p.m.

Radio and television personality, Lenard McKelvey — more commonly known as Charlamagne Tha God — and Third Eye Awareness will celebrate the start of the new school year with Back 2 School Giveaway noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Berkeley High School’s old gym.

Moncks Corner, Cross students wow at The Citadel

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Four Moncks Corner and Cross natives have earned top honors at The Citadel for the spring 2015 semester.

County students begin Governor’s School virtual engineering program

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:42 p.m.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) welcomed the third cohort of students to Accelerate, the School’s virtual engineering program, during Base Camp, July 12-17. Sixty-five rising sophomores from 10 partner school districts and 18 high schools comprise the incoming class. The Base Camp features team …

Leadership class focuses on third graders

Special to the Independent

Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:51 p.m.

The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and Berkeley County School District honored three exceptional third grade scholars for their history projects …

District raises funds with ‘Shaggin’ Under the Stars’ July 16

Friday, July 3, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Berkeley County School District is inviting everyone to “get on the bus” and support education in Berkeley County by attending …

Car dealership becomes Gold Partner with school district

Friday, June 19, 2015 12:24 p.m.

Stokes Honda North is the Academies of Berkeley County’s newest Gold Partner, the school district has announced.

School, community mourn coach killed in Charleston shooting

Friday, June 19, 2015 11:17 a.m.

Hundreds gathered at Goose Creek High’s gym Thursday night, June 18, to remember the school’s speech therapist and track coach, who was …

Miller named to Harding University Dean’s List

Friday, June 5, 2015 11:51 a.m.

Moncks Corner resident Brooke Miller, a sophomore exercise science major at Harding University, is among more than 1,200 students included on the school’s Dean’s List for grades achieved during the spring 2015 semester.

Moncks Corner resident among Tusculum graduates

Monday, June 1, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Bradley C. Barwick of Moncks Corner was one of 272 students who recently achieved an educational goal by earning a degree at Tusculum College.

Berkeley Elementary teacher elected to represent District One

Monday, May 18, 2015 11:19 a.m.

Berkeley Elementary School teacher Stephanie Wallace has been elected to serve as the District One Director on the Board of Directors for the Palmetto State Teachers Association.

They’re Terrific!

Friday, May 15, 2015 2:41 p.m.

Berkeley Elementary School recently announced its Terrific Kid honorees for the month of March.

Berkeley Middle College students graduate ‘a year ahead’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:16 a.m.

Eighteen students from Berkeley Middle College completed associate degree and certificate programs at Trident Technical College a full month before graduating from high school.

Berkeley Intermediate teacher wins ‘Founders Future’ competition

Monday, May 11, 2015 2:04 p.m.

Bertha Wright, computer lab instructional assistant at Berkeley Intermediate School, won the Founders of the Future competition for teachers sponsored by Achieve3000.

4-H summer camp info released

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:01 a.m.

For over 100 years, Clemson University has offered quality summer programs for the young people of South Carolina, with the very first programs developed and operated by SC 4-H. This summer, SC 4-H offers residential summer camps especially for active club members ages 7 to 14.

Alvin’s Hamilton among Teacher of Year finalists

Monday, May 4, 2015 10:04 a.m.

Kim S. Hamilton has been selected as one of the finalist for the Williamsburg County School District Teacher of the Year.

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