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  • BCSD Keeping Kids Inside During Heat Wave

    BCSD Keeping Kids Inside During Heat Wave

    Beaufort County educators are pulling the plug on outdoor activities, like recess and gym class---at least until the temperatures drop a bit."In times like this when you have high heat combined with high humidity, we are just going to keep the kids indoors," said district spokesperson, Jim Foster. Having kids stay inside for recess and phys ed class will keep them cooler, which pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane says is a good move."When temperatures get this hot out, with heat indexes well above 100...
    Beaufort County educators are pulling the plug on outdoor activities, like recess and gym class---at least until the temperatures drop a bit."In times like this when you have high heat combined with high humidity, we are just going to keep the kids indoors," said district spokesperson, Jim Foster. Having kids stay inside for recess and phys ed class will keep them cooler, which pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane says is a good move."When temperatures get this hot out, with heat indexes well above 100...
  • No Vaccine, No School For Hundreds In Beaufort County

    No Vaccine, No School For Hundreds In Beaufort County

    Hundreds sent home yesterday and again today, throughout the district for failing to receive the state-mandatedT-DAP vaccine. The shot protects against several illnesses such as whooping cough which doctors say is extremely contagious. But parents tellNEWS 3they had no idea their kids would be kept from class. No extension will be given to the more than 350 seventh grade students who showed up yesterday to school without theirT-DAP vaccine. "Correct its a safe and health issue that we don't...
    Hundreds sent home yesterday and again today, throughout the district for failing to receive the state-mandatedT-DAP vaccine. The shot protects against several illnesses such as whooping cough which doctors say is extremely contagious. But parents tellNEWS 3they had no idea their kids would be kept from class. No extension will be given to the more than 350 seventh grade students who showed up yesterday to school without theirT-DAP vaccine. "Correct its a safe and health issue that we don't...
  • Few Bus Issues for BCSD

    Few Bus Issues for BCSD

    It was back to school for kids in Beaufort County today, and after all the problems Savannah families faced with buses, just how did things go in the lowcountry?Beaufort County bus drivers were all smiles after morning pick-up. And that's due in large part to a smooth start to the year. Director of Student Services,Dr. Greggory McCord says there were few issues with the districts fleet but over all he's pleased with the outcome. . "Of course we had the minor things happen, but nothing major, ...
    It was back to school for kids in Beaufort County today, and after all the problems Savannah families faced with buses, just how did things go in the lowcountry?Beaufort County bus drivers were all smiles after morning pick-up. And that's due in large part to a smooth start to the year. Director of Student Services,Dr. Greggory McCord says there were few issues with the districts fleet but over all he's pleased with the outcome. . "Of course we had the minor things happen, but nothing major, ...
  • BCSD Superintendent Addresses Ebola Concerns

    BCSD Superintendent Addresses Ebola Concerns

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-16 13:30:59 GMT
    Concerns over the Ebola virus have hit the Lowcountry, as a mission group from Beaufort County just got back from west Africa. Among them, at least one local teacher. With school starting Monday, parents contacted WSAV concerned about their student's safety. But Officials want to assure parents that there is *no* threat to our students safety. 
    Concerns over the Ebola virus have hit the Lowcountry, as a mission group from Beaufort County just got back from west Africa. Among them, at least one local teacher. With school starting Monday, parents contacted WSAV concerned about their student's safety. But Officials want to assure parents that there is *no* threat to our students safety. 
  • JCSD Optimistic About Failing PASS Scores

    JCSD Optimistic About Failing PASS Scores

    For years, News 3 has spoken to parents on Jasper County's failing test scores. With another batch of those again this year,wetook concerns straight to district officials.And district officials say Jasper County schools results were right at, or beat the state as a whole. And that's very encouraging to them. But dont we have a bigger gap to fill than some of the other schools in the state?"I don't think there's any question about that, in terms of there being more work to be done," said Gary...
    For years, News 3 has spoken to parents on Jasper County's failing test scores. With another batch of those again this year,wetook concerns straight to district officials.And district officials say Jasper County schools results were right at, or beat the state as a whole. And that's very encouraging to them. But dont we have a bigger gap to fill than some of the other schools in the state?"I don't think there's any question about that, in terms of there being more work to be done," said Gary...
  • First Student Complaints Continue, District Spokesman Says Service Is Improving

    First Student Complaints Continue, District Spokesman Says Service Is Improving

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:31:34 GMT
    A request for comments on First Student drew dozens to the WSAV facebook page Tuesday - most with complaints....but District Spokesman Kurt Hetager says they are working closely with First Student to remedy issues...and, he says the situation is improving.
    A request for comments on First Student drew dozens to the WSAV facebook page Tuesday - most with complaints....but District Spokesman Kurt Hetager says they are working closely with First Student to remedy issues...and, he says the situation is improving.
  • Education to be a Big Issue in S.C. Gubernatorial Race

    Education to be a Big Issue in S.C. Gubernatorial Race

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-12 04:05:23 GMT
    As the new school year is about to start in South Carolina, what happens in those schools in the future will be a big issue in the governor's race. Democrat Vincent Sheheen has released a detailed plan to improve South Carolina schools, while Republican Nikki Haley is meeting with teachers, principals, and superintendents to get their input as she formulates her plan. Sheheen calls his plan the “Back to School, Back to Basics” education initiative. His plan would: --Provide voluntary kinderga...
    As the new school year is about to start in South Carolina, what happens in those schools in the future will be a big issue in the governor's race. Democrat Vincent Sheheen has released a detailed plan to improve South Carolina schools, while Republican Nikki Haley is meeting with teachers, principals, and superintendents to get their input as she formulates her plan. Sheheen calls his plan the “Back to School, Back to Basics” education initiative. His plan would: --Provide voluntary kinderga...
  • Hundreds Pack "Back-to-School" Expo in Beaufort

    Hundreds Pack "Back-to-School" Expo in Beaufort

    Kids in Beaufort County wont head back to class untilAugust 18th, but got in the spirit today at the district's "Back-to-School" expo.Clifford Johnson brought his daughters out to try and get them ready to head back to class. "We came to get some information on back to school, this is actually my first time coming to the expo, my girls have come in other years, just to get some information and school supplies because its going to be an exciting school year,"Johnson said. He certainly wasn't t...
    Kids in Beaufort County wont head back to class untilAugust 18th, but got in the spirit today at the district's "Back-to-School" expo.Clifford Johnson brought his daughters out to try and get them ready to head back to class. "We came to get some information on back to school, this is actually my first time coming to the expo, my girls have come in other years, just to get some information and school supplies because its going to be an exciting school year,"Johnson said. He certainly wasn't t...
  • New Law Gives Police Extra Eyes on Streets

    New Law Gives Police Extra Eyes on Streets

    When buses roll August 18 for the start of school in the lowcountry, drivers beware. A new law will allow police to access video from the bus cameras to catch wreckless drivers. Bluffton police have already been cracking down on Highway 278 but they can't be everywhere. This new law means they have more eyes on the road even when they can't be in a specific place. "It helps increase the safety of our children going to and from school," said Lt. Joe Babkiewicz. Lieutenant Babkiewicz says Bluf...
    When buses roll August 18 for the start of school in the lowcountry, drivers beware. A new law will allow police to access video from the bus cameras to catch wreckless drivers. Bluffton police have already been cracking down on Highway 278 but they can't be everywhere. This new law means they have more eyes on the road even when they can't be in a specific place. "It helps increase the safety of our children going to and from school," said Lt. Joe Babkiewicz. Lieutenant Babkiewicz says Bluf...
  • More People Playing, Winning Money in S.C. Education Lottery

    More People Playing, Winning Money in S.C. Education Lottery

    Monday, August 4 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-05 00:16:25 GMT
    The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers. Lottery revenue was more than $1.26 billion for the year. Ticket sales grew by $66 million, which meant the amount that got deposited into the lottery’s education account was $323.4 million, or $23 million more than the previous year. ...
    The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers. Lottery revenue was more than $1.26 billion for the year. Ticket sales grew by $66 million, which meant the amount that got deposited into the lottery’s education account was $323.4 million, or $23 million more than the previous year. ...
  • S.C. Will Not Ignore Common Core When Writing New School Standards

    S.C. Will Not Ignore Common Core When Writing New School Standards

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:14:18 GMT
    State lawmakers were assured this week that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely. That worried state lawmakers because they passed a law this year requiring the state to review the Common Core standards, so they say ignoring them and writing new ones would violate that law. They called a meet...
    State lawmakers were assured this week that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely. That worried state lawmakers because they passed a law this year requiring the state to review the Common Core standards, so they say ignoring them and writing new ones would violate that law. They called a meet...
  • New Standard for Teaching Evolution in S.C. Gets Approval

    New Standard for Teaching Evolution in S.C. Gets Approval

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:14:17 GMT
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11th and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13th. The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, want...
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11th and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13th. The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, want...
  • Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-03-18 07:12:04 GMT
    A bill that would require South Carolina students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse. 
    A bill that would require South Carolina students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse. 
  • UPDATE: Andy Patrick Drops Out of State Superintendent Race

    Andy Patrick Running for SC State Superintendent

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 4:31 PM EST2014-01-28 21:31:03 GMT
    State Representative Andy Patrick of Hilton Head has officially announced his candidacy to become South Carolina's next State Superintendent. Patrick, a Republican, serves on the House Education Committee
    State Representative Andy Patrick of Hilton Head has officially announced his candidacy to become South Carolina's next State Superintendent.
  • South University Named Among Top Military Friendly Schools

    South University Named Among Top Military Friendly Schools

    South University is pleased to announce that G.I. Jobs Magazine has selected its 15 campus locations as a Military Friendly school. The university now appears on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools.
    South University is pleased to announce that G.I. Jobs Magazine has selected its 15 campus locations as a Military Friendly school. The university now appears on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools.
  • Over 2,100 College Degrees Come From South University

    Over 2,100 College Degrees Come From South University

    South University will confer 2,172 degrees beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. With 89 doctorate, 622 master's, 651 bachelor's, and 810 associate's
    South University will confer 2,172 degrees beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. With 89 doctorate, 622 master's, 651 bachelor's, and 810 associate's
  • Local Family Starts Business Turning Blocks Into Learning Tools

    Local Family Starts Business Turning Blocks Into Learning Tools

    Attention Georgia and South Carolina there is a new, and fun educational enrichment program now available to children in our area. Bricks 4 Kidz is a worldwide, creative learning program that teaches elementary
    Attention Georgia and South Carolina there is a new, and fun educational enrichment program now available to children in our area.
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  • School Open House Dates

    School Open House Dates

    Middle Schools Coastal Tuesday, August 5th 3:00 - 5:00 PM DeRenne Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 5:00 PM Hubert Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 6:00 PM Mercer Wednesday, August 6th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Myers Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 7:00 PM Oglethorpe Charter Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 7:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (6th Grade) Monday, August 4th 4:00 - 6:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (7th - 8th Grade) Tuesday, August 5th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Southwest Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 6:30 PM West Ch...
    Middle Schools Coastal Tuesday, August 5th 3:00 - 5:00 PM DeRenne Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 5:00 PM Hubert Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 6:00 PM Mercer Wednesday, August 6th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Myers Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 7:00 PM Oglethorpe Charter Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 7:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (6th Grade) Monday, August 4th 4:00 - 6:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (7th - 8th Grade) Tuesday, August 5th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Southwest Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 6:30 PM West Ch...
  • 2014 Back to School Expo

    2014 Back to School Expo

    The 2014 - 2015 school year will be here before you know it.
    The 2014 - 2015 school year will be here before you know it.
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