News Releases

Students are personal finance champs

4/11/2016--Bluffton High teams blow away the competition at the state Personal Finance Challenge.

‘River of Words 2016’ unveiled

4/6/2016--Port Royal Sound-inspired collection of student-created art and poetry are a hit with crowd at reception.

Board OKs penny sales tax on ballot

4/2/2016--The Board of Education asks voters to decide on a one-penny education sales tax to build and update schools.

Hilton Head schools get new start times

4/1/2016--The Board of Education votes to match Hilton Head Island’s school start times with other district schools.

District to manage school bus fleet

4/1/2016--The Board of Education votes to have the district take over direct supervision of school bus operations.

TV show spotlights six schools

3/30/2016--Initiatives at six district schools are the focus of the newest “Our Schools” television program.

Health students win 9 awards

3/24/2016--Students earn nine statewide awards at a conference focusing on students in health-related fields.

130 Junior Scholars honored

3/23/2016--About 130 Beaufort County eighth-graders are honored for being named as 2016 South Carolina Junior Scholars.

Students’ science projects honored

3/21/2016--Four projects by district students have earnd top honors at the 2016 Sea Island Regional Science Fair.

Putting on the glitz for education

3/21/2016--The Foundation for Educational Excellence held its annual fundraiser, Jewels and Jeans at the Country Club of Hilton Head.

Hilton Head Island High AD honored

3/17/2016--Hilton Head Island High Athletic Director Joe Monmonier is the Class AAA Region 8 Athletic Director of the Year.

Beaufort High wins Superintendent’s Cup

3/16/2016--Beaufort High’s U.S. Air Force JROTC unit is the winner of the district’s 2016 Superintendent’s Cup.

Beaufort High wins engineering event

3/16/2016--A team of students from Beaufort High earned statewide honors in a prestigious engineering competition.

District will shift school bell times

3/15/2016--The school district will shift district schools’ opening bell times beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

Administrator wins national recognition

3/15/2016--A school district administrator has been recognized by a national organization of professionals.

'Breakfast Pinwheels' earn top honors

3/11/2016--Fourth-grader Sarah Laizer from Red Cedar Elementary School earns top honors in 2016 Future Chef competition.

Beaufort High takes home academic title

3/12/2016--For the fourth consecutive year, Beaufort High team takes top spot at the Beaufort County’s Academic WorldQuest competition.

Extended school year program set

3/10/2016--The district’s elementary schools will require their struggling readers to attend focused literacy instruction this summer.

Teacher Career Fair is Saturday

3/10/2016--School leaders will gather at the district’s annual career fair to interview classroom teacher candidates.

High school academic competition set

3/9/2016--Teams from Beaufort County’s five high schools will battle this weekend in a 10-round academic competition.

Two staffers move to new positions

3/4/2016--Two veteran educators are taking on new responsibilities at the district office.

McCracken Middle gets a new principal

3/1/2016--A former Beaufort Middle School assistant principal and current ACE director will be the next principal of McCracken Middle School.

School Choice deadline just one week away

2/23/2016--With one week to go until the district’s March 1 deadline, more than 800 school choice applications have been received from parents.

20 schools earn state recognition

2/23/2016--Twenty Beaufort County schools have earned 2015 Palmetto Gold or Silver awards for student academic achievement.

Foundation surprises teachers with cash awards

2/18/2016--Nearly $21,000 was awarded to teachers today by the Foundation for Education Excellence.

McCracken SIC is state finalist

2/16/2016--The School Improvement Council at H.E. McCracken Middle School is one of five finalists for a statewide honor.

Parker’s gives schools $15,000

2/16/2016--A local convenience store company has donated $15,000 to Beaufort County schools.

Counselor of the Year announced

2/15/2016--Beaufort High School lead counselor Michelle Dixon is the Beaufort County School District’s 2016 Counselor of the Year.

75 teachers head to class for STEM training

2/15/2016--Discovery Education will host STEM training for classroom teachers across South Carolina.

‘Best Practices’ professional training

2/11/2016--While students enjoy the Presidents Day holiday, district teachers and school staff will be in class, hard at work.

Students shine in arts, writing contest

2/8/2016--District students have won 54 Southeast regional recognitions in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.

Random tests find little drug use

2/5/2016--Random drug testing of Beaufort County student athletes has produced little evidence of illegal drug use.

New Board member takes oath

2/5/2016--Newly elected Board of Education member David Striebinger was sworn in today at the beginning of a two-day work session.

TV show to focus on school choice

2/3/2016--The district’s popular school choice initiative is the focus of the next “Our Schools” television program, which begins airing Friday.

Church announces five donations

2/2/2016--Mt. Carmel Baptist Church announces donations totaling $4,500 to five district schools – the second such donation in three years.

Board considers sales tax proposal

2/1/2016--The Board of Education is beginning discussions on a one-cent sales tax to help finance new school construction.

School Choice Month begins February 1

1/29/2016--District parents can submit school choice applications for the 2016-17 academic year beginning February 1.

Administrator earns state recognition

1/25/2016--A district administrator has earned statewide recognition for her support of school counselors.

Students perform at major arts festival

1/21/2016--Hilton Head fourth- and fifth-graders earned honors at an international arts festival in Atlanta.

Leaders earn MLK service awards

1/14/2016--Three community leaders with ties to the school district are recipients of 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. service awards.

Three of state’s top 10 SICs

1/13/2016--Three Beaufort County School Improvement Councils are among the state’s top 10 for 2016.

Kindergarten, PreK registration set

1/12/2016--Beaufort County kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration will be held Feb. 1 through March 1.

School Choice information fairs set

1/11/2016--The district has scheduled two school choice information fairs for parents on January 25 and February 1.

Superintendent sets town hall meetings

1/4/2015--The first of five town hall meetings for parents and community members to meet with Dr. Moss has been scheduled.

District receives additional funding for Child Find

1/7/2016--More than 300 children will receive developmental screenings to prepare for kindergarten, thanks to $70,000 in additional funding.

Teachers renew national certifications

1/7/2016--Seven Beaufort County School District teachers have renewed their prestigious National Board certifications.

PreK is focus of ‘Our Schools’ show

1/6/2016--The district’s expansion of services for four-year-olds is highlighted in the newest “Our Schools” TV program.