News stories from 2019

Gold medals were handed out to each junior scholar
2019 Junior Scholars
03/22/2019
The Junior Scholars Program was developed by the South Carolina Department of Education to identify eighth-graders with exceptional academic talent and to develop strategies for inclusion into special programs.
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Greg Parker holding a check for $27,000 for BCSD
Parker's commits to "Fueling the Community" with generous donation
03/19/2019
Parker’s launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s does business.
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Kandace Henderson
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"Yousup" drawing by Olivia Waters
2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honors go to two district students
03/14/2019
Olivia Waters from Hilton Head Island High School earned a national silver media for her drawing entitled “Yousup,” and Isabella Miller from May River High School earned a national silver media for her poem “What do you see?”
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Drama students at Beaufort High in a scene from the play "If You See Something, Say Something"
Drama teacher and students win National High School Heart of the Arts Award
03/13/2019
Beaufort High's LaRaine Fess and her students won the award which will be presented in June at the NFHS national conference in Indianapolis.
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BCSD is hiring teachers
2019 Teacher Job Fair
03/08/2019
On Saturday, March 9, more than 90 pre-registered applicants will meet with school leaders about classroom teaching opportunities.
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Silhouette of people
Two district schools among School Improvement Council's 2019 five finalists.
03/04/2019
The prestigious "Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence recognizes accomplishments in parent and civic engagement within their school communities.
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2019-20 Calendar
2019-20 Academic Calendar
02/19/2019
The first day for students will be Monday, August 19, 2019, and the final day of classes will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
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Carrie Carter
Carrie Carter named the 2019 BCSD School Counselor of the Year
02/18/2019
Also named were Gina Jacobs as Middle School Counselor of the Year and Nicole Bossak as Elementary School Counselor of the Year.
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National Merit Scholarship lamp of learning
National Merit Scholars finalists selected from four BCSD schools
02/15/2019
To advance to the final round of competition, each semifinalist had to submit a detailed application that provided information about the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, honors and awards.
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Student attending a Model United Nations Conference
2019 Model UN Conference
02/13/2019
Students from four district high schools have been recognized for their performance.
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Artwork by Aaron Cardozo
District students win regional arts awards
02/06/2019
There were 35 winners at Hilton Head Island High, six at Bluffton High and two at May River High.
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Eldridge Black, Jr.
Veteran school bus executive selected as new director of transportation
02/05/2019
In his previous position, Eldridge Black Jr., was responsible for the daily transportation of about 30,000 students at more than 150 public and non-public schools.
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Arrows pointing in the right direction
2019-20 School Choice applications available Feb. 1, online
01/31/2019
School choice applications will be posted to the district’s website on Friday, Feb. 1, and must be submitted online by midnight Thursday, Feb. 28.
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Robotics students
Seahawks place fifth at Zero Robotics world championship
01/28/2019
Students in this year’s competition at MIT wrote computer programs that directed a satellite to navigate a debris field, make contact with a second, disabled satellite and take it under tow.
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K & PreK Registration
District’s registration dates set for next school year’s kindergarten, pre-kindergarten students
01/24/2019
Registration for Beaufort County children whose parents want them to attend public school kindergarten or prekindergarten next school year will be held Feb. 1 through March 1.
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Paper dolls
Leadership Profile approved in superintendent search
01/16/2019
Experience, integrity and strong leadership skills are among the personal qualities the Beaufort County Board of Education will seek in the district’s next superintendent.
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Architectural drawings
Board of Education reverses decision
01/15/2019
River Ridge expansion will not proceed; Design and bid for May River additions will move forward.
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Group of people meeting
South Carolina School Improvement Council names 2019 Riley Award honorees
01/14/2019
For the third straight year, Beaufort County is home to two of South Carolina’s top School Improvement Councils.
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Lindsey Skirtich
Lindsey Skirtich appointed interim principal at H.E. McCracken Middle School
01/09/2019
She will take over during the search for a permanent principal who would begin work by the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
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2019 Board of Education members
New Board of Education members are sworn in
01/02/2019
Christina Gwozdz is elected as chair; Cathy Robine is elected vice chair.
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