It has been a challenging year for children and parents. One of the most problematic issues involves school – should children go full-time in person, part-time, a hybrid arrangement, etc.
Over the summer, families found themselves faced with a tough decision. Do they continue with their neighborhood public school’s traditional option or choose an online virtual academy? Some attended virtual tours of area private schools. But, many families considered an alternative option th…
In 2020, teachers have been asked to go above and beyond. They’ve dealt with virtual learning, new technology, masks in the classroom, and more Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer than six flu seasons combined. As a result, many parents are stepping up with a big “thank you” this holiday season.
At the beginning of 2020, Berkeley County’s Nexton Elementary School’s PTA found themselves in the middle of a problem, albeit a very good one.
They may be attracted by a specific sports team or academic program, the setting, or proximity to home. High school students can be drawn to colleges for a multitude of reasons—with the campus visit looming large in determining which institution they ultimately choose to attend.
Is your family coming upon that time of life – the time when your child begins to think about college and all they must do to prepare? It is a gauntlet that every family with a college-bound student must endure, and it often starts with and almost always includes preparing for standardized t…
It’s what so many of us have been looking forward to in the fall - the roar of a crowd, the smell of a concession stand, the sound of tackles and whistles, and announcers. It’s football season, and when you think about it, football is more than a sport; it’s a feeling.
Whether young people head to the polls on Nov. 3 depends, in large part, on how much their parents talked about the importance of voting and encouraged their young adults to exercise their voting rights.
There’s a buzz in the air inside a typical STEAM classroom. Students collaborate as they are busy working on hands-on demonstrations.
Entering a new school, for any child, but especially for high schoolers, can bring about feelings of uncertainty.
The school's STEAM program differs from STEM by encouraging the creative arts into its science-based projects.
There is actually so much you can do from the comfort of your home.
This middle school team, consisting mostly of eighth-graders, won the title, a first time for them, at the state competition on Dec. 6-7, 2019 in Columbia.
Students got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility in Houston and even attended a dinner where Fred Haise, an Apollo 13 astronaut, gave a speech.
For Child Nutrition Services Manager, Linnie Hansborough, implementing the mascot Ruby Reader to their school nutrition program made all the difference in getting students interested in healthy eating at Sangaree Elementary School. Pretty soon kids were trying new foods and bringing what the…
They were too little to understand the words, grasp the pages or even gnaw on the cover. But that didn’t prevent Katie Kreutner from beginning to read to each of her children the day after they were born.
Ever wonder how astronauts brush their teeth in space? Zero gravity makes this basic personal hygiene habit quite annoying and downright unsanitary. But, lucky for astronauts, the students in the Berkeley Intermediate and Middle School’s First LEGO League team, have made it their mission to …
According to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, South Carolina has an estimated 350,000 acres of salt marsh. This delicate wetland is the most productive ecosystem on the planet (just recently nudging into first place ahead of the rainforest).
McGeath Freeman is a regular columnist for Lowcountry Parent. Address comments, questions or book suggestions to Editor@LowcountryParent.com.
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