Parents, public can review proposed school instructional materials online

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has invited the public to review instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools.

In a memo to S.C. District Superintendents, SCDE Chief Finance Officer Nancy Williams encouraged community participation in this process.

“We would like to invite you and members of your district and community to participate in the public review,” she said.

The materials in the area of Physical Education 9-12 and Advanced Placement Macroeconomics will be available online until March 22. Links to access the instructional materials and submit public comments can be found at https://bit.ly/SCDE_Materials_Review_2022.

The SCDE will receive public comments before a final decision is made on adopting the instructional materials. The materials will be recommended to the State Board for adoption on April 12 by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

Ole Miss names Gecy Fall 2021 Dean’s Honor Roll

Beaufort’s Morgan Gecy was named to the University of Mississippi’s Fall 2021 Honor Roll lists.

Gecy was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74.

In order to be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may not be on academic probation during the semester.

The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state’s flagship university. It has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business.

Beaufort’s Estell named to Radford’s Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Alyssa Kaitlyn Estell, a Criminal Justice major from Beaufort (29902), has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List at Radford University.

Appearing on the Dean’s List is the most prestigious academic recognition Radford University students can receive for their performance during a semester. Students are placed on the Dean’s List if they meet four specific criteria. They must have 12 semester hours of coursework graded A-F; earn GPA’s of at least 3.4 for all courses not graded on a pass-fail basis; obtain no grade lower than “C”; and no incomplete grades.

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 8,998 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives.

Port Royal resident named to Shepherd University’s Dean List

Of the 899 students named to the Dean’s List at Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W.Va.) for the fall 2021 semester, one is from Beaufort County – Port Royal’s Richard P. Condon.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester while carrying at least 12 hours of coursework.

Hargray to give $6,000 to help students Dream Bigger

Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in Hargray communities have the opportunity to win $3,000 to fund their science, technology, engineering or math project or club as part of the internet service provider’s annual “Dream Bigger” social media campaign.

K-12 schools and organizations in communities throughout the states Hargray serves can enter to win simply by sharing a photo and written entry outlining how the money will be used to fund their technology project – whether for equipment, competition fees, field trips or otherwise – and how it benefits students. Two entities will be selected to each receive a $3,000 award.

Entries will be accepted through March 21 at www.hargray.com/campaign/contest. Five finalists will be selected by Hargray, and the winner will be determined by public voting from March 24 through March 31. The finalists – as well as the schools and organizations selected to receive the award – will be highlighted on Hargray’s social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.

A dozen from Beaufort named to College of Charleston President’s, Dean’s lists for Fall 2021

College of Charleston congratulates more than 2,000 students who were named to Fall 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List, including 12 students from Beaufort.

The following local students earned honors:

Frederick Scheper (29907) was named to the President’s List. Scheper is majoring in Marine Biology.

Addison MacPhee (29907) was named to the President’s List. MacPhee is majoring in Computer Science.

Mason Monti (29906) was named to the Dean’s List. Monti is majoring in Theatre.

Alexis Alvarez (29907) was named to the Dean’s List. Alvarez is majoring in Political Science.

Emily Potter (29907) was named to the Dean’s List. Potter is majoring in Marine Biology.

Baylen Deaton (29907) was named to the Dean’s List. Deaton is majoring in History.

Anne McKenzie (29907) was named to the President’s List. McKenzie is majoring in Exercise Science.

Sarah Suber (29907) was named to the Dean’s List. Suber is majoring in Biology.

Susan Roberts (29906) was named to the Dean’s List. Roberts is majoring in Religious Studies and Anthropology.

Phoebe Trainum (29907) was named to the Dean’s List. Trainum is majoring in Exercise Science.

Lydia Mahan (29902) was named to the President’s List. Mahan is majoring in Psychology.

Cadence Gillaspie (29906) was named to the Dean’s List. Gillaspie is majoring in Public Health.

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