Moncks Corner-based Santee Cooper recently presented Berkeley County School District Superintendent Anthony Dixon (pictured at center) with a check in the amount of $89,000 that will go towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives. Joining Dixon during the pres…
Non-native educators seeking to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the environmental history of Berkeley County can look forward to the reintroduction of an instructional series known as "Avoiding the Wump World," running from February through March 2023 (see below for class overview a…
Two local students who hadn't set foot in a classroom in 49 and 24 years respectively have recently demonstrated that it's never too late to chase your dreams, particularly as it pertains to securing your college degree and/or high school diploma.
The Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) and the Coastal South Carolina Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are combining forces to host "The Three Little Pigs STEM Challenge" on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1-2 p.m. at Moncks Corner Library, 1003 Highway 52, M…
Festive posters added a heaping dose of holiday flavor and pizzazz to Moncks Corner on Dec. 13, as Berkeley County schools displayed creative boards courtesy of their talented student artists. Bowen's Corner Elementary, Sedgefield Middle and Hanahan High were recognized by the Berkeley Count…
Former Berkeley County School Superintendent Deon Jackson recently filed a lawsuit against the local school district, school board members and his successor (Dr. Anthony Dixon) on the basis of plotting to have him removed from his position during a Nov. 15 public meeting.
Longtime educator Dr. Karen Whitely was recently appointed as Berkeley County School Board's new deputy superintendent on Nov. 16, according to the district office.
During the Sept. 27 Berkeley Soil & Water Conservation meeting, the group's District Land Services Specialist Nick Yoder apprised colleagues of the efforts to add a beehive and other additions to the rear outdoor area of The House of Smiles at 215 Carolina Avenue in Downtown Moncks Corner.
With their annual public meeting just weeks away, the Berkeley County Library System's Friends of the Library group will address current and future strategies during the gathering to support programs and initiatives for children, teens and adults, as well as BCLS staffers. This action plan w…
The Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) is putting a call out to all preschoolers, as their "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative is set to take place on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the form of an information session at the Moncks Corner branch, located at 1003 N. Highway 52.
The first orders of business for the September 13 meeting of the Berkeley County School Board meeting took members into executive session where there was a discussion of evaluation, employment, appointment, assignment, demotion, discipline, or release of an employee(s) as needed.
The rapidly-growing Ivybrook Academy continues to extend its reach beyond its existing 50 campuses throughout the country, as it recently opened its newest location on Aug. 15 at 2119 North Main Street in Summerville, near Carnes Crossroads.
A Dorchester District 2 school received recognition and some money from the Medical University of South Carolina for its care for students' health and wellness.
It’s a program that is offered in other states and around the world. But there is something unique about how Berkeley County approaches Project SEARCH.
On the morning of April 21, a convoy of buses carrying students from 14 Berkeley County schools rolled into the Moncks Corner Recreation Complex. Complete with an Honor Guard and a ceremonial torch lighting, the One Berkeley United event had finally come to fruition.
The Independent has published the winning poems in the youth category of Berkeley County Library System's first ever poetry contest.
During what was the last of three such events, on March 23, Kershaw County School District superintendent William Robbins patiently greeted a mingling line of district staff, community members and parents in the lobby at Dorchester School District 2’s office building. The long day, which for…
Summerville High School student Tatiana Fasnacht was named a winner in the second annual Govie Writing Awards hosted by the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Creative Writing Department.
This week, Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) marketing/public relations coordinator Laurie O’Tool reviews children’s book “May and the Beautiful Little Flowers” by Madelyne and Larry Spann and illustrated by Nico Sun. The books is recommended for children ages 3-7.
Students interested in attending Berkeley Center for the Arts can apply and audition through March 15, according to a news release on Berkeley County School District's website.
This week, Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) marketing/public relations coordinator Laurie O’Tool reviews children’s book “How to Be Cooler than Cool” by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Jean Jullien. Published last year, the books is recommended for children ages 3-7.
For the past 22 years, Dorchester School District 2 has built 11 new schools and grown from a district serving around 15, 000 students to more than 26,000 students. There have been nearly 28 building projects completed during that time and numerous facility renovations and school expansions,…
Charleston Southern University set a goal this year to pack 10,000 boxes for its Operation Christmas Child initiative.
Berkeley County Library System is partnering with libraries in Charleston and Dorchester County and Trident United Way to promote literacy in children 5 and younger. and prepare them for entering kindergarten.
Imagine walking into first grade not speaking the language the teacher used for instruction. Then, months later, transitioning to learning from a virtual platform, where faulty internet connection and the minor crackling of a candy wrapper or bark from the neighbors' dog can present unforgiv…
First Steps organizations in Berkeley and Dorchester counties have received a nearly $200,000 grant to support an initiative to expose toddlers and young children to cultural institutions.
A viral social media trend on Tiktok called “devious licks” has been encouraging middle and high school students throughout the nation — including some locally — to record themselves vandalizing school property and post the recording to the app.
Trident United Way has partnered with local library systems, including those in Berkeley and Dorchester counties, to promote reading to children from birth to age 5 and improve regional literacy gaps.
A federal judge has ruled that preventing schools from implementing mask mandates discriminated against children with disabilities, which has put a temporary ban on the South Carolina law that has kept many schools from enforcing such mandates.
Hours after cadet Col. Olivia Barkasy and cadet Lt. Col. London Bernal began noticing local restaurants and companies honoring the 13 service members who died in the Aug. 26 suicide bomber attack at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan, they knew they also wanted to create a memorial.
Berkeley County School District officials announced earlier this month that three schools within the district have transitioned to a virtual learning platform for two weeks due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the district.
As COVID-19 case numbers increase throughout the Lowcountry — and following the deaths of multiple Dorchester District Two staff members from the virus — many parents are increasing pressure on public schools to implement mask mandates.
Two Summerville students with plans to pursue biology and environmental studies have each received $1,000 scholarships from the Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District.
When Sloan Shelbourne graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019, he didn't know that the next year would bring a worldwide pandemic.
MONCKS CORNER, SC — Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) announced today the next session of its Strengthening Families Program (SFP) will launch on Sept. 7. The virtual program, offered in collaboration with the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, consists of 14 live educational session…
Early on the morning of Aug. 16 students began filling into the hallways of schools throughout Dorchester District 2 and Berkeley County School District, as they were welcomed back for the first time in nearly two years for a closer to-normal first day of school.
Ladson teenager Eryn Edwards was recently announced the fourth-place winner of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s national 2021 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest.
Berkeley County residents interested in growing their qualifications for manufacturing jobs can apply for scholarships for the ManuFirst SC program beginning soon.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative recently announced that five local students were selected as winners in a statewide podcast competition.
Dorchester County Fire-Rescue is accepting school supply donations for the Community Resource Center’s sixth annual school supply drive.
Ashley Wimberly, member of the Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees, was recently recognized by the South Carolina School Boards Association for her achievement in the association’s 2020–2021 Boardmanship Institute.
Teaching physical education through a blended virtual and in person platform during a global pandemic, would stop a lot of teachers from making an impact. But for Brittne Guerry, recently named Berkeley County School District Teacher of the Year, it was quite the opposite.