February is CTE Month, and we hope you will help us spread the word and promote our variety of programs.
Berkeley County School District Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram is conducting "Community Conversations" to offer an opportunity for the public to share thoughts on the future of BCSD.
The PSM Iron Horse Bottle Rocket Team, made up of 5th and 6th graders, swept the competition at the Storm the Citadel Competition this month.
Philip Simmons Middle, in partnership with the Philip Simmons Family, Foundation and Daniel Island Historical Society has provided all students at PSM with the opportunity to learn more about the school’s namesake, Mr. Philip Simmons.
As a small child, Lesley Creel knew she wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn’t until she reached college that her path became certain.
It was emotional. It was loud. It provided life-saving information, and it was timely.
Important: Please Read Below
South Carolina is experiencing a rise in seasonal influenza (flu) cases. Flu is different from the common cold. It can cause fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and vomiting. Flu can be very serious and may even cause death in some people with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women, or in the elderly.
Flu spreads between people when those sick with the flu cough, sneeze, or even talk. The flu virus can be spread to people up to six feet away. Flu can also spread when people touch their faces or eyes after touching something that a sick person has touched.
Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) strongly recommends all South Carolina residents 6 months of age or older get the flu vaccine as soon as possible to prevent the flu, unless they have a medical reason not to be vaccinated.
DHEC also recommends several other ways to prevent spreading the flu:
• Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
• Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your upper sleeve or elbow, instead of your hands
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people
• If you or your child have a fever of 100 degrees F, (measured by mouth) or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) stay home from work and school. Children can return to school if they are symptom and fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication
Lastly, keep your child home from school if he or she has the symptoms of the flu or have been diagnosed with the flu. If your child develops symptoms of the flu contact your primary care physician.
Thank you in advanced for helping Berkeley County School District keep our children safe and healthy,
Cami Tidwell MSN, RN
CES February Activities
February 8- Progress reports go home
February 9- Black History Jeopardy Game at 1:00 p.m
February 15- Career Day
February 16- Staff Development- School Closed
February 19- President's Day- School closed
February 23- Black History Program at 9:00 a.m.
February 27- Show Time at CES Apollo at 1:00 p.m.
February 28- Early Release at 11:00 a.m.
February 28-WIC Mobile Unit
*Check under resources/Parent information for School Supply List
Congratulations Ms. Breyona Canty 2017-201 Teacher of the Year!
Ms. Breyona Canty is a Kindergarten teacher here at Cross Elementary. She lives in North Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Canty has been teaching for 10 years and is an energetic teacher who strives for her students to have a joyful learning experience. According to Ms. Canty, "all students regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, and capabilities should have the opportunity to learn from educators that care about them and want the absolute best for them." Ms. Canty is a member of New Francis Brown Methodist Church, Charleston, SC.