News stories from 2020

Aa1 credit rating
Beaufort County School District assigned Aa1 credit rating
03/26/2020
Beaufort County continues to hold the second-highest rating among South Carolina’s 82 school districts.
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Bus routes for meal drop-off
Meal Routes/Rutas de Comida
03/20/2020
The revised procedures are designed to maintain safe physical distances between parents, students, food service workers and bus drivers.
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N'Kia Campbell
N'Kia Campbell selected as interim principal at Lady's Island Middle
03/19/2020
Campbell has spent her entire 22-year education career in Beaufort County, beginning with teaching fourth- and fifth-graders at Shell Point Elementary School.
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Covid19
Governor closes all schools
03/15/2020
Gov. Henry McMaster today ordered all South Carolina schools to close until March 31.
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Bluffton High's AWQ winning team accepts the trophy
Bluffton High team is this year's Academic WorldQuest Champions
03/09/2020
Academic WorldQuest is the flagship educational program of the national network of World Affairs Councils and is held annually in more than 40 U.S. cities in 27 states.
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Teachers
2020 Teacher Job Fair
03/05/2020
The event is being held March 7, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Bluffton High School.
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View of the future
Seeking community feedback on the BCSD 2020-21 Strategic Plan
03/02/2020
Each forum will include an overview of the draft strategic plan’s components as well as breakout sessions for stakeholder groups to review, evaluate and comment on the draft plan’s specific goals and actions.
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2020 National Vocabulary Competition
02/24/2020
The WordMasters Challenge, the nation’s longest-running language arts competition for elementary and middle school students, holds three meets for nearly 125,000 students during each school year.
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Hard hats
Referendum project firms confirmed by the Board of Education
02/19/2020
Atlanta-based CBRE Heery Inc., the confirmed project manager will provide “assistance, staffing and advice necessary for organization, budgetary and scheduling control throughout the design, bid/award, construction, close-out and warranty phases of (referendum) projects” under the direction and supervision of the district.
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Parker Star with his cooking mentor
Parker Star selected as the 2020 Sodexo Future Chef
02/17/2020
Star now has a chance to move on to the 2020 regional and national Future Chef competitions.
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2020 District Counselors of the Year
02/15/2020
Local businesses and community members sponsored the awards breakfast and donated gifts for the school district’s counselors.
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2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
02/07/2020
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards describes itself as the nation’s longest-running recognition program for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.
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students participate at Model UN conference
2020 Model United Nations Conference
02/05/2020
Students learn about current world issues, brush up on their speaking, debating and writing skills and also improve their critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities.
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School Choice applications available online on February 1
01/30/2020
Parents who don’t have Internet access may request application assistance at any district school or through the district office’s Instructional Services division.
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Kindergarten class
Kindergarten and pre-K registration begins February 1
01/22/2020
Parents with children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 can register for prekindergarten at their neighborhood schools.
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Bluffton Middle SIC makes the Honor Roll
01/09/2020
Bluffton Middle’s SIC was recognized for its work in fostering civic engagement in public education.
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Architects plans
Four architect firms selected for referendum-funded projects
01/08/2020
Once contract negotiations are complete, the four firms will be assigned specific referendum-funded projects.
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