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Upcoming Events
Away Game - Basketball at Barnwell
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
School Announcements
EHS Parent/Community Day
February 21, 2015, 11-1:30 PM

Info for parents/ community
Meal provided
Basketball game between EHS and community
Reserve your space - please get your tickets at the front office by February 12th.

May not be age appropriate for children.
Attention Seniors
Seniors, Cap and Gown pictures will be taken February 5.  Please see Mrs. Townsend-Smith to make an appointment.  Packages are pre-pay.



School Text LIne
If you would like to receive text messages about school activities, events or closures, join the School Text Line.   Just text the school code EHS928 to 1-888-389-9990.  

Join today and keep informed about the happenings at EHS.
SAT Word of the Day

Basketball Season is underway!
ACT Workkeys Test Date 29 April
Beginning this school year, there will be a statewide administration of the ACT Workkeys in place of the high school exit exam.  All 11th graders will take the test on 29 April 2015. Upon completion, testers will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate.  This industry-recognized credential certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.  Students may earn certificates up to the Platinum level, indicating they demonstrate preparedness for 90% of the jobs in South Carolina.

Students can practice for the Workkeys with sample questions at the jump here...

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system developed by ACT, a national non-profit testing company. It is used across the nation to help individuals, educators, and employers identify the skills needed to be successful on the job and to determine where additional training can help develop a higher caliber workforce. It measures the "real world" skills employers believe are critical to job success. The system is designed to match prospective employees to jobs and careers. WorkKeys will measure your skills and compare them to the requirements of the jobs that  you want.

The WorkKeys assessments present workplace situations, reading materials, problems and messages for the employee to respond to and/or resolve. Each assessment is constructed with a number of levels, with each successive level more complex than the previous.
Edisto High is a smoke-free campus
Parents, students, and employees are reminded that Orangeburg School District 4 and Edisto High are smoke-free campuses.

Secondhand smoke is harmful to everyone. Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke in the air from a burning cigarette, cigar, or pipe and the smoke exhaled by a person who is smoking. Smoke-filled rooms and cars have up to six times the air pollution of a busy highway. Secondhand smoke has been designated as a human cancer-causing agent by the U.S. EPA, the National Toxicology Program, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It’s the number one source of indoor air pollution, and it poses a health threat to all South Carolinians.

Some parents don’t fully understand how harmful secondhand smoke is for their kids, but most of them do understand that it is dangerous. That’s why most parents—including parents who smoke—try to protect their kids from secondhand smoke. Please do not smoke on our campus.
Cougar Allstar
Kaitlyn Williams has been chosen for the Volleyball North/South Allstar Match which will be held  in November. This has not been accomplished in many years. Go Cougars Volleyball!
Our Student Performance
Great job, again Cougars!
No Child Left Behind federal grades were released this week and EHS scored an 8% improvement over 2013 and over 30% improvement over 2012.  The school meets state expectations.

Scores can be found at the link here....            Click for school grades
Hispanic Heritage Day at EHS

Shoes for EHS!
Thanks to our faith-based community (Islam Shrine Temple in partnership with the Joe Nathan Foundation) for their continued support of Edisto High School.  Member Patrick Thompson, assisted by Larry Johnson and several others from the Shrine Temple, donated 60 pairs of shoes to the school for distribution to students in need.  The Edisto High family thanks you for the wonderful gesture! 

ACT scores up
The state of South Carolina released the 2014 ACT scores 20 August and Edisto High made the state list of schools with statistically significant gains in average ACT scores this past year.  Our students raised their average composite score from 2013 by over 10 percent.

“South Carolina students are to be commended for their performance on the 2014 ACT test,” said Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education. “These are positive results that we can build on for the future,” concluded Zais.

Way to go, Cougars!
Yearbooks are on sale!
Yearbooks are on sale! They are currently $45.00, and will increase to $50.00 in November.  Deposits of $10.00 or more are accepted.  Please see Mrs. Townsend-Smith to purchase a yearbook.

Video AFJROTC Summer Camp at Citadel June 2014

End of Course Test Pass Rates Trending up!
Our end-of-course test pass rates were up over 12% this year - another remarkable improvement. This is a cumulative pass rate improvement for US History, English I, Algebra I, and Biology.  Our Algebra results alone  were up almost 30% with an overall 79% pass rate.

Congratulations students, teachers, and parents - we are on the right track. 


4th Block Señora Caro Hoja en Blanco Lip Dub

Edisto Grads Achieve

EHS class of 2010 grad Ashlynn Turner graduated from Wofford this weekend Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She will attend Veterinary School at UGa in the Fall.

EHS Class of 2008 grad Kaitlyn Turner earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy at MUSC this past weekend.  She will start residency at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia this summer.

EHS class of 2010 grad Jennifer Troutman graduated Cum Laude from USC just before Mother's Day.  She is current attending Disney University for a managerial internship in Orlando. She will graduate to a full position at Disney in January 2015.
3rd Block Señora Caro Hoja en Blanco Lip Dub

Señora Rosales and Señora Caro Spanish Classes visit Columbia

AP Chemistry students use Davidson College Virtual Lab

Advanced Placement chemistry students are taking advantage of refurbished computers recently placed in the chemistry classroom by the district's technology staff. The current video shows two AP chemistry students discussing a virtual chemistry kinetics lab. Students manipulate the concentrations of solutions and generate and interpret corresponding graphs for reaction rate. The virtual chemistry lab simulations are an outstanding resource for labs that may otherwise incorporate expensive or dangerous materials. These experiments are especially important for simulating expensive lab equipment that could not otherwise be utilized in a high school classroom and are provided by Dr. David Blauch and the Davidson College Virtual Chemistry Experiment webpages. (http://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce)

AFJROTC assists Project Soar at Bowman Middle School

Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Project SOaR™ (School/Student Opportunities and Rewards) is an academic outreach program that supports STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in middle and high schools.

AFJROTC cadets chaperoned 300 middle school students from our district Thursday, 20 Feb and
learned about career opportunities in South Carolina.  Learn more about the program at the link below...

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