School’s almost out for summer!

Written by Amanda Cote

On May 31, 2012
It’s hard to believe, but the final week of school is almost over!  All four CPN schools have had full schedules with end of year activities: Volunteer Recognition, Literacy Carnivals, Reading Celebrations, Field Days, and a play to name a few.

Woodworking with the American College of Building Arts

Mary Ford Elementary had their Reading Celebration which included over 100 students making it into the 100 Book Club!  Their recognition included a T-shirt, Riverdogs tickets, and other great prizes.  One second-grader received a trophy in addition to the other prizes because she read over 300 books!  The celebration had over 20 stations including SPAWAR providing a robotics demonstration, a storyteller, puppet shows, woodworking and plaster molds with The American College of the Building Arts, and the Carolina Studios mobile recording studio.

Dignataries on stage at Sanders-Clyde

Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Elementary/Middle School performed “Sing De Song,” a history of Sanders-Clyde told through sketches, song, and dance.  In preparation for the performance, students interviewed local dignitaries who attended Sanders-Clyde, formerly known as East Bay Negro Elementary, and many of them were in attendance for the production.  The performance was written and produced by the Drama Teacher, Mr. Charles Atkins, III and the Media Specialist, Ms. Brenda T. Williams.  See more photos of the performance on our Facebook page.  Don’t forget to “Like” us while you’re there!

Gullah storyteller at Chicora

Chicora Elementary also held their Reading Celebration last week.  A Gullah storyteller, a jump castle, and a cookout were just a few of the activities for the students.  In addition, students who reached their reading goal received books and prizes.  The day ended with an assembly and a grand prize giveaway!


James Simons Author's Tea

The Author’s Tea is an annual program at James Simons Elementary.  Throughout the year, students write stories and some are selected to be professionally published.  To celebrate their accomplishments every quarter, parents are invited to an “Author’s Tea” where the students share their work and are recognized.



Congratulations to all the students, parents, teachers, principals and school staff for a great year!