Thanks to all who stepped up and donated. Many were turned away as the schedule was already full. Plan to participate in the next blood drive on 22 Jan 2015. Restrictions on donors can be found on the web page link here...
Clemson Carolina Blood Drive by wdavis9 on GoAnimate
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.
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
3rd Monday every month at 4:15 PM. Get reminders -- test @edist to 803-310-6971. Monthly text reminder will be 2 days before meeting.
Dates to plan... 15 Sep, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 12 Jan (2nd Mon), 23 Feb (4th Mon), 16 Mar, 20 Apr, and 18 May.
See you there!
“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!
This is a chance to make your voice heard.
Congratulations students, teachers, and parents - we are on the right track.
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.
Senior pictures will be taken by Lifetouch at Edisto High School June 2 and 3. Students are being asked to sign up with Mrs. Townsend-Smith Thursday, Friday, and Monday (May 15, 16, and 19) for an appointment time. She will be available all THREE lunches and before or after school.
There are two options. Students may take just the tuxedo or drape pose (the yearbook pose) or may choose to have a full sitting and bring UP TO three outfit changes. It takes about 90 minutes to photograph one full sitting.
The sitting fee for either is $25.00 which is due the day the pictures are taken.
If students choose not to take their picture with Lifetouch, they will have to provide a FORMAL pose picture (tuxedo or drape with a blue background) to the yearbook. The deadline for this picture to be given to Mrs. Townsend-Smith will be September 8, 2014.
Please see Mrs. Townsend-Smith for more information or to make an appointment. Appointments are on a first come-first serve basis.
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.
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)
Ten of our students at Edisto High spent a day at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC discussing steps towards success for young black males. Three students reflect on their lessons learned.
Make the right choices...
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...