PARENTS! YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED!
Berkeley County School District recently contracted with Hanover Research to conduct a third-party study of our Late In/Early Release practices. An important aspect of this study is feedback from parents.
Would you please take 5 minutes to complete the parent survey accessible through the link below? The survey will remain open through February 28, 2017.
Thank you for assisting us in gathering data to examine the effectiveness of Late In/Early Release.
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized SANGAREE MIDDLE SCHOOL as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.
SANGAREE MIDDLE SCHOOL has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of SANGAREE MIDDLE SCHOOL for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. "SANGAREE MIDDLE SCHOOL deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."
SANGAREE MIDDLE SCHOOL has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Mrs. Day. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."
To learn more about the criteria SANGAREE MIDDLE SCHOOL met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.
eBooks can be accessed in school or from home using an internet-enabled computer or device. They are great for casual reading or research since you can take and save notes, highlight text and more. There’s even an app you can download.
You can access our eBooks:
You will need your student’s username (lastname.firstname)and password (last 5 digits of lunch number) to access our library materials.
This edition of In the Loop, published and distributed by the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, provides a highlighted summary of actions taken by the Berkeley County Board of Education at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Principals in Berkeley County School District have chosen their Rookie Teachers of the Year. These teachers will now be considered for District Rookie Teacher of the Year. These incredible teachers were nominated based on seven criteria. Click to learn more and to see the list of nominees!
Mr. Brantley Thomas has been terminated from his position as Chief Financial Officer with the Berkeley County School District. On Sunday, February 5, 2017, the BCSD was contacted by its financial institution Wells Fargo Bank requesting a meeting with BCSD’s legal counsel and BCSD officials and representatives of Wells Fargo and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On Monday morning, February 6, 2017, attorneys for the Berkeley County School District, Chair Sally Wofford, Vice Chair Mac McQuillin, and Superintendent Brenda Blackburn met with Wells Fargo and the FBI and were informed of an investigation into criminal misconduct by Mr. Thomas. Based on the information provided, Mr. Thomas was terminated.
Berkeley County School District offers a number of innovative programs for students and families looking for a learning environment with emphasis on a specific theme or goal. These offerings include the arts, school-within-a-school small learning communities, highly-rigorous academics, and more. See below for information about these innovative opportunities.