Parents and Teachers at Social Studies Bowll

Social Studies Bowl 2018: The Children are Learning!

A capacity crowd of nearly 300 people filled the auditorium of the Charleston Museum on March 1 to witness another Social Studies Bowl, with five Title One schools in competition. With an emcee and scorekeeper from Historic Charleston Foundation dressed in colonial era attire, teams of second-through-fifth graders answered questions pulled from the school curricula. […]

Enrichment program teaches food preparation

New Enrichment Program: The Garden Club

Hands-on learning is an essential component of the after-school model implemented by Charleston Promise Neighborhood during the last three school years. When students reinforce concepts taught in the classroom with experiential learning, they possess a greater likelihood of retaining and using the information as they move from elementary school into middle and high school. The […]

Mary Ford Elementary college bound

College-bound Culture at Mary Ford Elementary

Building a culture where attending college is the normal state of affairs, Mary Ford Elementary School sets time aside each Friday for theme-based assemblies around the idea of succeeding in primary school and heading off to higher education. The students gather in the assembly hall and each class chants the fight song of the school […]