Twenty schools recognized with Palmetto awards

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Twenty Berkeley County School District schools have been recognized as Palmetto Gold and Silver Award recipients for the 2014-2015 school year.

Adult education employees recognized

Sunday, March 27, 2016 8:08 p.m.

Three Berkeley County Adult Education employees received recognition and awards for their work in adult education during the Adult Education Spring …

Cane Bay Middle students participate in Project Lead the Way Gateway competition

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:39 p.m.

Gateway to Technology and VEX Robotics Team students at Cane Bay Middle School attended the Project Lead the Way Gateway competition in Columbia, and …

Nexton Elementary receives Common Sense certification

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Nexton Elementary as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

Palmetto Scholars holding fundraiser

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Palmetto Scholars Academy is selling tickets and taking donations for its annual auction to take place on March 19 at the North Charleston Fire Museum from 6:30-10 p.m.

Berkeley County residents advance to state National History Day competition

Friday, March 4, 2016 1:27 p.m.

Four Berkeley County residents were among 20 Palmetto Scholars Academy students who showed off their appreciation of the past and earned the right to …

Berkeley County elementary students spell their way to victory

Special to the Independent

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:31 a.m.

Participants of the Elementary Spelling Bee demonstrated their knowledge with words such as “dedicated” and “deserve.”

Scott accepting applications for summer interns

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:28 p.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 the summer of 2016. The intern program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press. All internships are …

Berkeley Middle College student accepted to SPAWAR apprenticeship

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

O’Dhori Prioleau, a junior at Berkeley Middle College, was accepted into the Science and Engineering Summer Apprenticeship Program at SPAWAR. …

Heritage stamp will feature Richard Allen, founder of AME Church

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:48 a.m.

Richard Allen, the founder of the AME Church and it’s first bishop, will be featured as the next issue in the U.S. Postal Service’s …

Trident Tech offers $2,000 scholarship for STEM fields

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is offering a new Workforce Pathways Scholarship that will provide up to $2,000 per student per term for short-term training in select STEM-related career fields.

District announces community meeting for new Hanahan elementary

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District will host a meeting for members of the community to view the conceptual site and floor plans for the new Tanner/Foster Creek Area Elementary School in Hanahan.

Andy Warhol and pet food cans

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Students in Mrs. Earl’s and Ms. Cahill’s second grade classes recently studied Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup can …

Check out these BES Terrific Kids!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

This month’s Berkeley Elementary School virtue was generosity.

Wetherington named to President’s List at Bob Jones University

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:20 p.m.

Rachel Wetherington, a freshman communication major of Moncks Corner, was among about 480 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2015 President’s List.

‘I am a super coder!’

Sunday, January 17, 2016 7:01 p.m.

Nexton Elementary students participated in the Hour of Code by completing coding activities on the code.org website. The students pictured here were …

Scholarship applications open for tri-county students

Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Coastal Community Foundation has announced that applications are available for its annual scholarship program. Assistance is available for tri-county high school seniors who plan to pursue a two- or four-year college degree.

Timberland students volunteer at nursing home

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:37 a.m.

Timberland High School Interact (Moncks Corner Rotary) and FBLA (Future Business leaders of America) volunteered their time at Lake Moultrie Nursing …

Berkeley Middle College accepts applications until Feb. 29

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:37 a.m.

Berkeley County Middle College High School is accepting applications from rising high school juniors and seniors in Berkeley County interested in attending the school during the 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29.

Berkeley Co. school earns $10,000 from McElveen Buik GMC

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:36 p.m.

Cane Bay High School will receive a check for $10,000 from McElveen Buick GMC for successfully campaigning and securing members of the community to test drive Buicks during the Buick’s Drive for Your Students Program.

Cane Bay educator selected as STEM champion

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A national digital content and professional development provider has named a pre-engineering teacher at Cane Bay Middle as a Discovery Education Program Champion for the 2015-2016 school year.

Bennett, Sajor excel in national literature competition

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Two students representing a Berkeley County school won high honors in this year’s WordWright Challenge, a competition for American high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry.

Check out December’s Terrific Kids at BES!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Berkeley Elementary recognized its Terrific Kids this month for the virtue of citizenship.

Photo: Citadel professor teaches basic (and acidic) chemistry at CPE

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:23 p.m.

Citadel professor of Chemistry Dr. Ron Hemingway taught Mrs. Brett’s first grade class at College Park Elementary about acids and bases. After …

Berkeley students compete in national cyber defense competition

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:11 p.m.

Cane Bay Middle, Hanahan High, Timberland High and Stratford High are participating in the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Middle grade authors visit Cane Bay Middle

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:10 p.m.

Authors Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis visited Cane Bay Middle School Friday, Nov. 13, as part of downtown Charleston’s YALLFest 2015. The …

State report card: District performing at or above average

Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District Report Card shows that the district is performing at or above state averages, according to results released yesterday by the South Carolina Department of Education. The report cards provide a progress report on how schools and districts are performing across South Carolina. The report highlights graduation rates, …

Check out these terrific kids at BES!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:28 p.m.

Berkeley Elementary School has released its list of Terrific Kids for October’s word of the month, Responsibility.

Berkeley Co. schools say ‘Thank You’ to veterans

Monday, November 16, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Marrington Elementary School and Howe Hall Arts Infused Middle School students honored veterans with separate programs.

District holds active shooter crisis simulation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 11:38 a.m.

Berkeley County School District practiced its response to a simulated crisis at Hanahan High School the morning Thursday. District staff and principals coordinated the planning and execution of the crisis simulation with the Hanahan Police Department and Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department.

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