The South Carolina Department of Education announced a list of student, teacher and administrative accomplishments in its October Public Education Update.
Among these are the brand-new African American History calendar, Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
African American History calendar
The South Carolina Department of Education recently unveiled the 2020 South Carolina African American History calendar. The calendar assists students in learning more about the contributions that African Americans have made to our state and nation.
Copies of the 2020 South Carolina African American History calendar are now available. To request calendars for your classroom, visit https://scafricanamerican.com/calendar-request/.
For lesson plans, standards and a list of proposed activities using the African American History calendar, visit https://scafricanamerican.com/lesson-plans/. Please note that the 2020 lesson plans will be available online later in the fall.
Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards
The South Carolina Department of Education announced that 249 schools across the state received the recently revised Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for their performance during the 2018-2019 school year.
The following Greenville County schools received a Gold award:
- Riverside High School
- Gateway Elementary School
- Brook Glenn Elementary School
- Bethel Elementary School
- Sara Collins Elementary
- Plain Elementary School
- Fork Shoals School
- Mitchell Road Elementary
- Mountain View Elementary
- Stone Academy Of Communication Arts
- Tigerville Elementary School
- Buena Vista Elementary
- Woodland Elementary School
- Sterling School
- Monarch Elementary School
The following Greenville County schools received a Silver award:
- Alexander Elementary
- Augusta Circle Elementary
- Blythe Academy Of Languages
- Brushy Creek Elementary School
- East North Street Academy
- Fountain Inn Elementary School
- Mauldin Elementary School
- Monaview Elementary School
- Northwood Middle School
- Paris Elementary School
- Pelham Road Elementary School
- Slater Marietta Elementary School
- Summit Drive Elementary
- Taylors Elementary
- Welcome Elementary School
- Ellen Woodside Elementary
- Greenbrier Elementary
- Oakview Elementary School
- Riverside Middle School
- Bell’s Crossing Elementary School
- Robert E. Cashion Elementary
- Cherrydale Elementary School
- Sterling School
- Rudolph G. Gordon School At Jones Mill
- Langston Charter Middle School M Silver
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The White House announced that Benjamin Sinnett of Greenville Middle Academy is among the most recent recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
According to a South Carolina Department of Education press release, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government. They are specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching (including computer science).
To learn more about the Presidential Award or to nominate a teacher, visit https://www.paemst.org/.