Common Core no more: District eyes another curriculum change UPDATED

The Independent

Friday, July 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County students and teachers will have less than a year to pivot away from Common Coreís curriculum to a new state-developed standardís …

Making students college and career ready

Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:41 p.m.

A good number of DD2 high school students are spending their summer vacation hitting the books.

Krucke makes Emory University Deanís List

Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:40 p.m.

Lauren Krucke of Summerville was named to the Deanís List of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. for the 2014 spring semester.

Rollings Middle holding auditions for openings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester School District Two is accepting student applications for seventh grade openings at R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts for the 2014-2015 school year.

Getting on board with DD2 board members

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Four seats are up for grabs in DD2ís school board election this year.

Oversight Committee being rebranded

Friday, July 4, 2014 10:01 a.m.

DD2ís Bond Referendum Citizen Oversight Committee is being rebranded as the Yes4Schools Public Advisory Committee.

Getting crafty at CREATEng camp

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:01 a.m.

Last week 38 students from the tri-county area occupied Fort Dorchester High School, busying themselves by building bridges, spinning wind turbines …

Summerville student on Piedmont Deanís List

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Amanda S. Caceres of Summerville was named to the Deanís List at Piedmont Technical College for outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 spring semester.

CSU junior advances in music competition

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:17 p.m.

Taryn Wetherington, a rising junior vocal performance major at Charleston Southern University, has advanced to the semifinal round of competition in the inaugural year of the National Student Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Wetherington is a student of Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis, Associate Professor of Voice.

DD2 schools are saving energy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:10 p.m.

Eighteen DD2 schools are being recognized as energy ďstarsĒ for using less energy.

Clemson tuition up less than 3 percent

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:33 p.m.

Clemson University fees for tuition, housing and meal plans will increase by an average of less than 3 percent this fall, which will partially offset mandatory payroll, retirement and health insurance cost increases. The fees were approved by the universityís board of trustees June 25.

DD2 starts new initiative with CSU

Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

DD2 students who earn 60 credit hours through the districtís Early College Program (ECP) now can receive automatic acceptance as a junior to …

LifeManagement partners with Pinewood Prep

Friday, June 27, 2014 11:01 a.m.

LifeManagement Center, Inc. is excited to announce that they have been selected by Pinewood Preparatory School to provide instruction to students in grades 1-3 with language-based learning differences. The Transitions Program is designed to assist highly capable students whose poor reading skills are preventing them from meeting expectations and …

DD2 security entrance upgrades moving along

Friday, June 27, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Eleven DD2 schools are expected to get better security entrances this summer.

DD2 to write letter opposing beer and wine license

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester District Two board members plan to submit a written letter opposing a beer and wine license that is being obtained by the convenience store Mia Quickstop, located across the street from Alston Middle School on W. 5th North Street.

YMCA joining afterschool enrichment program

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 p.m.

The Summerville Family YMCA is announcing a partnership with The Dorchester County Communities In Schools to help them continue their Afterschool Enrichment program. The after school program will incorporate a unique strategy by bridging the traditional boundaries of formal and information learning to improve student academic and social outcomes. …

DD2 provides construction updates

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

During the DD2 board meeting June 9, Bob Folkman, capital improvement facilitator, delivered the following updates for the Capital Improvements Program:

Pinewood Prep to launch Leadership Institute for 2014-15

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Pinewood Prep announced that it is launching a new high school leadership program for the 2014-15 school year.

Lander University announces honors

Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Lander University announced its Presidentís List, Deanís List and Freshman Honors for spring semester 2014 on June 17.

Pinewood competes in Quiz Bowl

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Pinewood Prepís High School Quiz Bowl Team traveled to Chicago recently to compete in the 2014 National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT).

Kids get crafty in summer arts classes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:01 a.m.

A special guest taught the first week of the visual arts class in DD2ís GATEWAY summer arts program: Cynthia Colbert, an art education professor in …

Citizens express concern over Common Core, convenience store

Friday, June 13, 2014 12:46 p.m.

Two concerned citizens took the podium to talk to DD2 school board members about two separate community matters at the recent board meeting.

DD2 postpones new bell schedule idea

Friday, June 13, 2014 7:37 a.m.

Dorchester District Two board members are postponing the change in bell schedules for the schools.

DD2 comments on silver and gold recognitions

Friday, June 13, 2014 12:46 p.m.

Recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver awards were recognized for general academic performance during DD2ís board meeting June 9.

Cellphone usage allowed in District 2 high schools

Friday, June 13, 2014 7:37 a.m.

Cellphone usage in Dorchester District Two high schools is now permitted during specific times throughout the day.

Pinewood graduate awarded Jenny Horne Scholarship

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Rep. Jenny Horne has awarded her annual $1,000 college scholarship to Aurie Engel Schmieding, a recent graduate of Pinewood Preparatory School.

Students place in archery tournament UPDATED

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:34 p.m.

Eight students from local schools recently performed at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Tournament in Louisville, Ky., in May. A …

ĎI have loved the jobí

Friday, June 6, 2014 8:53 a.m.

Larry Barnfield sees a lot of painting and music in his future.

Eaglets raise money for other eaglets

Friday, June 6, 2014 8:53 a.m.

A group of student Eaglets from Eagle Nest Elementary recently decided to band together to save some real-life eagles.

Summerville Elementary releases honor roll, perfect attendance UPDATED

Thursday, June 5, 2014 4:29 p.m.

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