Friday, July 31, 2009

Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science

The Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science, grades 6-8, is the newest school to serve the residents of North Charleston, and will be opening for the upcoming school year. Zucker Middle will be a catalyst for young minds that are interested in pursuing careers in science and math.

North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey took a tour of the school as construction nears completion. Here are the photos from his tour:
Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science
According to the Charleston County School District, “Teachers at Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science teach the state standards and Charleston County School District's Coherent Core Curriculum.” Interwoven amongst their standard classes, are highly specialized courses that will be challenging, yet comprehensive in the field of science. “Students observe situations, ask questions, develop hypotheses, conduct tests, and analyze data to draw conclusions. This approach is integrated into all core subject areas for a hands-on and comprehensive education.”

The school has been built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, offering energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

The library is one of the most charming features of the school. It is arranged in a lounge type setting that is similar to a coffee shop or cafĂ©. The beautiful woodwork and perched view of the school’s courtyard will provide a comforting setting for the students to study.

Zucker Middle will be home to all students zoned for the school with 100 available seats for students zoned for Morningside Middle and Alice Birney Middle.

Since Zucker Middle is designed, from the curriculum to the classroom, to foster the study of science, Principal Sheryl Biss and her assistant principals are all science educators. This will provide a unique perspective to administering a school of this type.

Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science is located at 6401 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418. School will commence at 9:00am and will dismiss at 4:00pm.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Mayor Summey confronts CSX worker

Mayor Keith Summey confronts a CSX worker that is removing signs installed by the City of North Charleston. The worker was ordered to remove the signs by his roadmaster after a news article appeared in the local paper, the Post and Courier, about signs the City installed, which reads:
'This crossing recently repaired by CSX. If unhappy with it, please call

The supervisor of the worker seen was written a citation by the Police Department.

Read More:
Post and Courier:
Channel 2 WCBD:
Channel 4 WCIV:
Channel 5 WCSC:
Channel 18 WLCN:

Here are the locations of the railroad crossings where the signs are posted:

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Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Dixie Majors World Series

We are pleased to host the 2009 Dixie Majors World Series July 25-30 at Collins Park Complex and Charleston Southern University. This tournament brings athletes from 11 southern states all vying for the World Series Championship title. The Collins Park All-Stars, some of the finest 17–19 year old players in the State of South Carolina, will represent North Charleston.

Daily admission passes are $7.00 at the gate. Opening ceremony will be held at the North Charleston Coliseum on
July 24 at 6:30 pm. Opening Ceremony tickets are currently on sale for $15.00 (includes dinner) and are available at the North Charleston Recreation Department at Park Circle, non-dining tickets are available for $8.00. Stuart Lake, Charleston Southern University Baseball Head Coach is our guest speaker.

For additional information, call the Recreation Department at 745-1028.

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