News stories from 2021

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BCSD implements new online student registration system
07/20/2021
The new system will require parents/guardians to set up an account before filling out their child’s registration information.
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Battery Creek High School holds groundbreaking ceremony for extensive renovations
06/25/2021
Columbia-based M.B. Kahn Construction is the contractor for the renovations and the designer of record is Jumper Carter Sease Architects.
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Book Drop Blitz encourages summer reading for lowcountry children
06/24/2021
The Beaufort County School District has partnered with The United Way of the Lowcountry, The Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County, and The Pat Conroy Literary Center to provide nearly 7,000 free books to children this summer.
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2021 high school graduation ceremonies begin tonight
06/14/2021
The County Channel will be livestreaming this year’s graduation ceremonies, which can be viewed on their YouTube channel.
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District announces new executive directors to move student achievement forward
06/02/2021
BCSD executive directors will supervise principals with a focus on instructional leadership and will be assigned a portfolio of schools in order to effect change.
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Battery Creek High achieves Leader In Me Lighthouse School status
05/28/2021
This recognition is evidence that BCHS has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence.
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District honored with Military Purple Star distinction
05/27/2021
The distinction is awarded to military-friendly schools that have dedicated programming and resources to support students and families serving in the military.
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97 district students are recognized as Senior Scholars
05/27/2021
Scholars will be recognized during a pre-recorded Facebook Live ceremony premiering on the district’s Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on May 27.
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76 district students are recognized as South Carolina Junior Scholars
05/19/2021
The Junior Scholars Program was developed by the South Carolina Department of Education to identify eighth-graders with exceptional academic talent .
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Virtual public forum offered for community input on plans for 2021-22 budget
05/18/2021
The district hopes the new virtual format will provide more people an opportunity to participate in the forum process.
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Hilton Head Island High SIC recognized for annual Report to the Parents excellence
05/03/2021
The Hilton Head Island High SIC previously ranked as one of the five finalists for SC-SIC’s annual Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence in 2019 and 2018.
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District awarded $12.8 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant
04/22/2021
MSAP grants provide the opportunity to create or replicate evidence-based magnet programs and magnet schools under an approved, required, or voluntary desegregation plan, seeking to reduce, eliminate, or prevent minority group isolation by taking into account socioeconomic diversity.
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Board of Education approves employee bonus and step increase
04/22/2021
Gov. Henry McMaster approved House Resolution H3609 which restored salary step increases that were frozen in the state budget due to the reduction in state revenues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Construction firm confirmed for Hilton Head Island Middle School renovation
03/17/2021
The Citizen-Led Oversight Committee, an independent group of volunteers, is monitoring all referendum building projects, schedules, budgets and expenditures.
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School Choice applications are now available online
03/03/2021
Choice schools serve children who live in their attendance zones in addition to students from outside the zone who apply to attend.
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2021-22 calendars
Board of Ed approves 2021-22 academic calendar
03/03/2021
Current state law mandates that no South Carolina public school can begin classes prior to the third Monday in August, which this year is August 16.
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Latoshia Middleton
Battery Creek High's Latoshia Middleton named BCSD 2021 School Counselor of the Year.
02/26/2021
A recent graduate of The Citadel’s Educational Leadership master’s degree program, Middleton is passionate about helping young people explore their options for the future.
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2021 graduation ceremonies will be held outdoors
02/23/2021
The school board unanimously approved the schedule which includes rain dates.
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Architecture firm approved for Hilton Head Island Middle renovation
02/17/2021
The Board of Ed approved Charleston-based LS3P Associates LTP to design Hilton Head Island Middle School’s renovation and addition.
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Pritchardville Elementary named a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School
02/17/2021
The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence’s rigorous evaluation process aligns with the elementary school’s commitment to continuous improvement to provide a quality gifted education for every student.
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2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
02/12/2021
The alliance 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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District provides online Virtual Calming Room resource
02/01/2021
The virtual calming room is an added resource to address pandemic stress.
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Celebrating school counselors
District Celebrates National School Counseling Week
02/01/2021
National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
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Pre-K, early childhood students to benefit from donation of iPads
01/21/2021
All Pre-K students – those in face-to-face instruction and those whose parents have chosen virtual instruction – will benefit.
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Students struggling with schoolwork during pandemic can qualify for special assistance
01/21/2021
Schools have already begun identifying possible student participants for ENGAGE South Carolina, a partnership that includes the district, the S.C. Department of Education, and the Grad Alliance.
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Board members are sworn in
Board of Ed takes on two new members
01/06/2021
Angela Middleton will represent District 6 (Okatie and Sun City), and Ingrid Boatright will represent District 11 (south end of Hilton Head). Their terms will run through 2024.
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