Scott accepting intern applications

Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:47 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville Offices for the fall of 2014. The Intern Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press. All internships are …

DD2 student hits the books at Yale

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Jelani Moore is 13 years old but can already say he has studied at Yale University.

School's back in UPDATED

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:57 a.m.

Photos from the first day of school at Dorchester School District Two Schools.

DD2 school meal menu UPDATED

Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:18 p.m.


Healthy food in, candy bars out

Friday, August 15, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Dorchester District Two might need to get creative this year with fundraising for schools.

DD2 buses ‘staffed and ready to go’

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:25 p.m.

Dorchester District Two has 137 school buses – and it needs every single one of them.

DD2 educators travel to China

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:01 a.m.

Four members of Dorchester District Two just returned from a trip that involved sight-seeing, teaching and deep-fried cicadas.

Making Connections

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:07 p.m.

DD2’s PASS scores are in

Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:40 p.m.

On Aug. 6 the S.C. Department of Education released the results of the 2013-2014 South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) for students in third through eighth grades. Scores for Dorchester District Two are posted online at the department’s website.

Faith Christian teachers complete SCISA training

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:01 a.m.

ORANGEBURG—South Carolina Independent School Association Executive Director Larry Watt announced that members of the faculty at a local school …

DD2 board member recognized

Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

DD2 lunch prices go up, get healthier

Friday, August 1, 2014 11:30 a.m.

When Dorchester District Two students return to school Aug. 18, they’ll be paying 10 cents more for breakfast and lunch — but they’ll also be getting healthier meals, officials said.

Summer security entrance projects nearing completion

Friday, August 1, 2014 10:01 a.m.

The summer security entrance projects are nearing completion at Dorchester District Two schools but a couple of projects are being postponed until next year.

DD2 construction update

Friday, August 1, 2014 2:01 p.m.

On July 28, during Dorchester District Two’s board meeting, Capital Improvements Director Bob Folkman provided the following construction updates:

Pinewood hosts schools conference

Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:23 p.m.

Pinewood Preparatory School hosted the 2014 Summer Conference for the Network of Complementary Schools on July 15-18.

‘This is a win-win’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Limited cellphone usage is now permitted at Dorchester District Two high schools.

Fact and Fee Day times set

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Students who will be attending Dorchester District Two schools for the 2014-2015 school year should register during Fact and Fee days on Aug, 5 and 6.

Pinewood announces new Director of Communication and Public Relations

Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Pinewood Preparatory School announces the hiring of Brooks Hearn Crom as its Director of Communication and Public Relations.

DD2 provides construction updates

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:01 p.m.

At DD2’s board meeting July 14 Bob Folkman, capital improvements facilitator, reported the capital improvements project is 2.3 percent complete in actual costs and 5.1 percent complete in committed costs, as of May 31. He said the program schedule and budgets remain tight, but realistc.

Getting real work experience

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:01 a.m.

Walter Newman is good at working with his hands – from woodwork to carpentry to welding.

iTEAMS camp wraps up at Oakbrook Middle UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:58 p.m.

Youngsters interested in computer science, technology and entrepreneurship just got finished with a camp that exposed them to all three of those …

Math Writing Team Convenes for New Standards

Monday, July 21, 2014 4:51 p.m.

Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education, issued the following statement announcing the math team writing new standards held their first meeting today.

Woodland High School registration

Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Registration for Woodland High School will be held Aug. 5-7 in the cafeteria. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for all grade levels Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Freshman orientation is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

Six people file for school board

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:20 a.m.

Filing for Dorchester District Two’s board election ended at noon Tuesday.

Hands of Christ plans clothing, school supply distribution

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:19 p.m.

Summerville Presbyterian Church will again be a distribution site for the Hands of Christ school supply ministry.

DD2 looks into cell phone use policy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Dorchester District Two is currently looking into a new policy that gives high school students the OK to use cellphones in schools – and the idea could be introduced to middle schools as well.

SC State University Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Bolster Student Enrollment

Monday, July 14, 2014 4:05 p.m.

The South Carolina State University Foundation has pledged $1 million to the institution.

Driving school awards 4 scholarships

Friday, July 11, 2014 10:01 a.m.

Cruise Control Driving School Inc. of Summerville has awarded a total of $2,000 in academic scholarships – $500 each to four graduates from …

Parent education series

Friday, July 11, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Dorchester District Two and the Greater Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce are hosting a parent education series this summer to provide information on the current academic curriculum in English language arts and math.

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 Core’s curriculum to a new state-developed standard’s …

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