As a 5th-grade teacher in only his third year, Mr. Mignone admits he was surprised to learn he was a finalist and even more taken back when his name was announced as District Teacher of the Year. He touts his ability to build relationships as what possibly sets him apart.
Twenty-eight Berkeley County School District students were honored Wednesday, April 10 during a special ceremony at Westview Middle School in Goose Creek. They were recognized for making positive and lasting changes in their lives.
Of eight participating schools, 17 students at Howe Hall AIMS participated in individual events and received superior ratings. The Philip Simmons Middle School 8th grade cast of Cheaters was the only school to receive a group superior rating.
In the words of Director Greg Whiteley and Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith, Most Likely to Succeed is a "thought-provoking" film that "revels the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world."
The event hosts choirs from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Among those, the Goose Creek Chamber Choir posted the highest score as it received a gold rating and placed first among all schools in the choral division.
The Berkeley County Board of Education meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Boardroom located at 229 E. Main Street in Moncks Corner (except as noted on October 24 and March 13). Board meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. There is an opportunity for "Citizen Comments" at the start of each meeting.
What is Character Education?
Character Education is a national movement creating schools that foster ethical, responsible, and caring young people by modeling and teaching good character through an emphasis on universal traits that we all share. It provides long-term solutions that address moral, ethical, and academic issues that are of growing concern about our society and the safety of our schools.