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School Announcements
AFJROTC in Orlando

Not now, kids

Edisto AFJROTC Fly Guys

Edisto High Reads across America

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)


Royal Essence are State Champions
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEMBERS OF EDISTO WINTER ENSEMBLES!!!!!
Edisto Winter Ensemble competed in the South Carolina Band Director's Association Winter Ensemble State Championships this past Saturday...

Edisto Golden Essence Percussion ranks 3rd in the STATE for Percussion Novice. Edisto Royal Essence Color Guard are STATE CHAMPIONS FOR SCHOLASTIC A FOR 2014. Way to go COUGARS!!!!
EHS learn at Claflin Symposium

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...

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...

http://www.thecelebratefreedomfoundation.org/soar.htm
Class of 2010 grad Ashlynn Turner gives back to community

EHS class of 2010 grad Ashlynn Turner has started an outdoor program for kids in the upstate.  Check out her web page at the link below....

http://turnerag.wix.com/outdoorsintheupstate
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.
EHS Scores Big with End-of-Course Tests
Edisto High grades in last month's End-of-Course (EOC) testing were almost off the chart.  Math scores were up over 37%, English was up over 31%, and overall scores were up almost 20%. 

The Algebra I test scores alone had 84% passing.  These results have simply not been seen before here at Edisto.  Our students, parents, and teachers deserve great praise for their hard work.  Awesome job, Cougars!
Cooking it Old School...

Marching Blue Machine at State Finals

Click on the link below to view a video of the State Finals performance of the Marching Blue Machine at Spring Valley High School in Columbia...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpricaxzj82zssm/20131026_194707.mp4?n=59662416

Edisto supports our Veterans...

Zumba

EHS Class of 2010 Jennifer Troutman in the news
EHS grad Jenny Troutman is completing her senior year at USC this year.  Her school involvement here continued in Columbia whre she has experienced many opportunities in the USC School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRSM).

Troutman turned her freshman year networking experience at a Hospitality National Conference into an eight-month internship with Disney in 2012.  "Living, working and playing at Disney was an incredible opportunity. I hope to get back there again in a management position one day because they truly do everything better,” added Troutman. In addition to interning at Disney, Troutman was also one of the 500 College of HRSM students to work the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta last spring. She landed her final internship at the Chick-fil-A in Five Points where she was able to rotate through every position in the restaurant and got hands on experience with catering, events and theme nights. Troutman single-handedly planned a pirate and princess theme night that drew over 50 kids from the Columbia area.

More on Jenny at the jump here...  HRSM profile page
Spanish Heritage Ceremony 2013

Edisto AFJROTC Tours Columbia Colleges
Color Guard presents at the State Department of Education...


Federal Accountability Ratings up!

The recent Edisto High 2013 Federal Accountability rating was up 17% over last year.  This improvement is a two-level jump matched by only 16 high schools across the state this year.  In a year when 65 state schools had lower ratings than the previous year, it is a remarkable success.

Our students, parents, teachers, and administrators are proud of this accomplishment.  Way to go, Cougars!  The details are at the South Carolina Department of Education link here...
Edisto Students Visit Spain
Our Spanish department sponsored a trip to Madrid and Barcelona Spain this summer. Click on the video to see the fun...

AFJROTC Citadel Cadet Leadership Course
Our week at the Citadel...
End Of Course Test Pass rate up again
The overall gain from last year to this year was 23%, continuing a four year upward trend.  Biggest gainers were English (32.8% to 48%) and US History (36.1% to 58%).

Congratulations Edisto students! Your hard work is paying off!
Señora Rosales Spanish Lip Dub Fuiste Tú

http://youtu.be/vNyviB7Uak4
Spanish 3rd Block Lib Dub Mi Tierra

Spanish 4th Block Lip Dub Mi nombre en tu cuaderno

Señora Caro Spanish 2 Lip Dub Quizas me Llames

Network of Heroes
EHS was recently recognized as a top contributor to the blood assurance program in the T&D.

More than 70 businesses, churches and organizations that sponsored and hosted blood drives in 2012 were also recognized. The top group in each of the four blood drive sponsor groups was also recognized as follows: Company: Albemarle, 191 units; School/College: Edisto High School, 128 units; Church: Ghents Branch Baptist Church, 47 units; and Organization/Club: SCB&T — Orangeburg, 60 units.

More at the jump here...
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