Chamber offering STEM college scholarships

Friday, April 8, 2016 10:28 a.m.

The Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce is offering four scholarships: two $1,000 renewable scholarships for STEM related majors to a four-year college/university and two one-time $500 scholarships to any accredited technical school in South Carolina.

Best ‘knight’ ever

Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It was a night to remember for the Beacon boys and their Moms. The halls were filled with “knights in shining armor” as Beech Hill …

Tied to brightness

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Beech Hill Elementary hosted its eighth annual Tied to Brightness breakfast on March 18.

Busy bees take the stage

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Flowertown Elementary School students presented their production of “Beauty and the Beast” in the Ashley Ridge High School auditorium. …

Mom and me

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 11:07 a.m.

Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School recently hosted an event called “A Mom and Me Morning” in its media center to promote …

Beech Hill recognizes Star Performer

Monday, April 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Beech Hill Elementary recently named Al Miller as its Star Performer for the 2015-2016 School Year. When members of the faculty were asked why Miller …

STARTS summer arts program accepting applicants

Monday, April 4, 2016 12:18 p.m.

STARTS (Students Turning to the Arts) is an eight-day, half-day summer arts program for current first- and second-grade students who live in the Dorchester District Two attendance area. The students will explore four areas of art: music, drama, dance and visual arts. Certified teachers and/or local artists will teach the classes. This …

Boosterthon lands at Beech Hill Elementary

Sunday, April 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Beech Hill Elementary held its fifth annual Boosterthon Fun Run on March 9. The Boosterthon staff led the Beacons through a series of pep rallies …

Careers come to life at Flowertown Elementary

Saturday, April 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Families flocked to Flowertown for an evening event where they were able to experience a variety of careers through fun and interactive learning …

Pinewood seniors participate in College 101

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Pinewood Preparatory School’s Class of 2016 spent the morning of Wednesday, March 16 preparing for the future that awaits them in just a few …

Visit from Ruby Bridges

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Beacons at Beech Hill Elementary were privileged to meet and spend time with Ruby Bridges on March 10. Ruby Bridges is an American icon known for …

Seuss celebrations

Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:11 p.m.

Students and teachers at Clay Hill Elementary celebrated author Dr. Seuss with activities the first week of March. Teachers and students participated …

Ashley Ridge student earns scholarship

Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:44 a.m.

Stephanie Linke, a senior at Ashley Ridge High School and a Project Lead the Way Career and Technology Education (CATE) completer, was awarded the …

Crime scene practice

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:35 p.m.

C-SPAN’s national 2016 StudentCam competition announces area winners

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:47 a.m.

C-SPAN announced that students from Summerville High School are winners in C-SPAN’s national 2016 StudentCam competition.

Students place in robotics competition

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Team 3489 Category 5 Robotics Team participated in the Palmetto Regional Feb. 25 – 27.

Lapchak inducted into National Political Science honor society

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Citadel’s Beta Iota Rho chapter of The National Political Science Honor Society of Pi Sigma Alpha inducted seven new cadet members into the select group.

Music Club scholarship winners to perform

Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:37 p.m.

Summerville Music Club will present its 2016 scholarship winners in recital at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lola Johnston Memorial Chapel in the Village at …

Busy bee excels in geography bee

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Flowertown Elementary would like to congratulate fifth-grader Hakeem Smalls for winning the Flowertown Geography Bee. Hakeem will be moving on to the …


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:26 a.m.

Homeschoolers Lillian and Sebastian Taylor dug enthusiastically through the fossil box at the Summerville Dorchester Museum recently. Mom Chelsea …

Alston Middle geography bee winner

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:01 p.m.

Love for literature

Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Natalie Peyton, a sixth-grader at Gregg Middle School, won $50 for reading all 20 books nominated for this year’s South Carolina Junior Book …

Beacons in the house

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The House Awards, a Beacon tradition, are held annually to recognize former students and local community members who model the examples of our …

Walk to school

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 p.m.

In observance of S.C. Walk to School Day on Wednesday, March 10, students, teachers and Ridgeville’s Police Chief Quinton Joyner took a walk …

Pinewood Preparatory School CyberPatriot Team Advances to Gold Tier Regional Round

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A team of high school students from Pinewood Preparatory School recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the eighth season of CyberPatriot — the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

VFW Auxiliary announces student art contest

Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:43 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #3433 is excited to announce the annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades nine through twelve have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships and a trip to the 2016 VFW Auxiliary National Convention in Charlotte.

Oh, the places Beech Hill students go

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Oh, look at this good morning, a good morning and day,

QUEST competitors

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:09 p.m.

On March 5, students from around the Lowcountry competed in the Quest Competition at Trident Technical College. The Level 1 Team from Gregg Middle …

Nexton Elementary certified for ‘Common Sense Digital Citizenship’

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Nexton Elementary as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

A week of Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 p.m.

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