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 …

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 Dean’s List

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

Lauren Krucke of Summerville was named to the Dean’s 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 DD2’s school board election this year.

Oversight Committee being rebranded

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

DD2’s 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 Dean’s List

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

Amanda S. Caceres of Summerville was named to the Dean’s 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 “stars” 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 university’s 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 district’s Early College Program (ECP) now can receive automatic acceptance as a junior to …

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