Welcome to Summerville High School!

THE WAVE IS BACK
and
THE SURF IS HIGH


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SCHOOL STORE 

The "WAVE CAVE" is our all new school store. It's for students, their families, faculty and staff and will feature many items that will promote school spirit such as: T-shirts, hats, and other items imprinted with SHS/Greenwave. It will also provide basic school supplies such as pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, and folders. This is an exciting addition to the services provided by your PTAs. We are looking forward to serving you. Be sure to stop by

 

PRAYERS GO UP . . . . .
BLESSINGS COME DOWN

MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL

Meets weekly to pray for Summerville High School staff, faculty and students. Interested? Please call Leslie Kerrigan at 851-9016

Basketball Concessions

PTAs will handle this year's concession stand at SHS basketball games. Profits will support PTAS programs and school gifts. Interested in helping out? Let the folks know at the PTAS sign-up desk during Fact and Fee Days.

Summerville High School
500 Greenwave Blvd
Summerville, SC 29483
Ph: (843)873-6460

If you get any great ideas for the New School year,
send them to us at: webmaster@ra2.biz

NATIONAL RECOGNITION In the Tri-county, Summerville's nationally-recognized schools set the standards of excellence. Summerville's Dorchester School District Two was ranked among the nation's top 100 by Money Magazine in its annual survey [Money Magazine, January 1996]. The survey looked at school districts that met three criteria: 1) SAT and ACT scores in the top 20% nationwide, 2) housing costs at least 10% below the nation's most expensive, and 3) within a 50-minute commute of one of the nation's 80 most populous urban areas. Summerville's good test scores and moderate housing costs landed it on this list of elite's. What separates a great school district from a good one? Money Magazine says that the best school systems have strong community support, active parental involvement, and high academic expectations. These ingredients are easily seen in Summerville's schools. Summerville parents voted recently to pass a $25.5 million bond issue to renovate Summerville High School. They also kept Summerville's expectations and standards high by voting not to lower its District Two's grading criteria to match some others in the surrounding area. Money Magazine listed strong parent/teacher involvement as a trait typical of the nation's best school districts, and Summerville's schools certainly fit that description. Summerville parents are involved: they not only know who their children's teachers are, they know their children's teachers. Living in a small town helps, because, as the saying goes, it takes a whole village to raise a child. Parents and grandparents can be seen throughout Summerville's schools volunteering in classrooms, assisting with instruction, decorating facilities, landscaping grounds, or just observing children and their teachers "at work." Summerville parents are not the kind who expect their children's teachers to solve every problem: reading, writing, arithmetic, violence, drugs, emotional distress, etc. Summerville parents work together and recognize that teachers and administrators are their strongest allies in the battle for well-educated and well-adjusted young citizens. School administrators expect students' family members to participate in the entire education process. Perhaps the real explanation for Summerville's recognition by Money Magazine is that residents do live - and work, and play - in a small town. Summervillians know their neighbors, their children, and their schools, and revel in their accountability to each other. It just may be that Summerville's smallness is its greatness.

TEST SCORES
Dorchester District Two schools outpaced all other area school districts in the 1995 Metropolitan Achievement Tests, 7th edition (MAT-7). The MAT-7, which replaces the Stanford-8, appraises 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students' abilities in reading, math, and language skills. For all categories in all grade levels, Summerville students' scores were higher than those of any other schools in the Tri-county, and, across the board, were higher than the state average. Over 98 percent of Summerville high schoolers graduate and 65 percent go on to post-secondary education. District Two students' SAT scores for 1993-94 averaged 424 verbal and 481 math (905 combined) while that year's national average was 902. Furthermore, it should be noted that in South Carolina, unlike many other states, students are not selected to take either the SAT or the ACT. In South Carolina, any student may take the tests, and all, regardless of academic record, are encouraged to do so.

"Quality, Tradition, Vision"
District Superintendent Dr. Charles Lindsey believes no one approach to learning is appropriate for all children. He is proud of the district's ability to meet the needs of all students regardless of their challenges. Whether a child needs a very structured traditional classroom or a more creative innovative environment, the district's schools can accommodate those needs. Dr. Sandra Lindsay (no relation), Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, likes the district's abbreviated mission statement: "Quality, Tradition, Vision." She likes Summerville's sense of tradition and the district's reliance on tried-and-true techniques while having the vision to seek out proven educational innovations, all tested against a standard of quality that assures the best education for each child.

SPORTS
John McKissick, head football coach at Summerville High School, holds the national record for most lifetime victories (over 400) during a highly-decorated career spanning four decades and touching thousands of students' lives.

 

School Calendar 2000-2001:

August 1 Elementary Schools Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Summerville High School Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

August 2 Elementary Schools Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Middle Schools Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summerville and Fort Dorchester High Schools Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

August 3 Middle Schools Facts and Fee
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Summerville and Fort Dorchester High Schools Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 4 Summerville and Fort Dorchester High Schools Facts and Fee
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
August 10-11 Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students
August 14-15 Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students
August 16 First Day of School
August 29 School Media Liaison Meeting
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September 2000
September 4 Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed
September 6 15th Day of School
September 7 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
September 14 High School Student Liaison Meeting
Classified Employee Liaison Meeting
September 15 Middle School Student Liaison Meeting
Elementary School Student Liaison Meeting
September 18-22 Interim Reports
September 19 Business Partner Liaison Meeting
September 20 Volunteer Coordinators Meeting
September 26 School Media Liaison Meeting
Back to Top
October 2000

Business Partner Appreciation Month

October 5 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
October 18 End First Quarter - 45th Day
October 19 Begin Second Quarter
October 20 Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students
October 24 School Media Liaison Meeting
Back to Top
November 2000
November 2 Report Cards Issued
Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
November 7 Election Day Holiday (Schools Closed)
November 9 High School Student Liaison Meeting
Classified Employee Liaison Meeting
November 10 Middle School Student Liaison Meeting
Elementary School Student Liaison Meeting
November 15 Volunteer Coordinators Meeting
November 16 Business Partner Liaison Meeting
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Holidays - Schools Closed
Nov 27-Dec 1 Interim Reports
November 28 School Media Liaison Meeting
Back to Top
December 2000
December 7 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
December 15 Last Day before Winter Holidays
Dec 18-Jan 1 Winter Holidays
Back to Top
January 2001 Board Appreciation Month
January 2 Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students
January 3 School Resumes after Winter Holidays
January 4 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
January 11 High School Student Liaison Meeting
Classified Employee Liaison Meeting
January 12 End Second Quarter - 90th Day
Middle School Student Liaison Meeting
Elementary School Student Liaison Meeting
January 15 Martin Luther King Holiday - Schools Closed
January 16 "Partner In Education Network" Dinner
January 16-17 Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students
January 17 Volunteer Coordinators Meeting
January 18 Begin Third Quarter
January 21 Academic Awards Celebration
January 25 Report Cards Issued
January 27 PTA Reflections Celebration
January 30 School Media Liaison Meeting
Back to Top
February 2001
February 1 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
February 9 District Volunteer Reception
February 13 Business Partner Liaison Meeting
February 19 Presidents' Day Holiday - Schools Closed
February 20-23 Interim Reports
February 27 School Media Liaison Meeting
Back to Top
March 2001
March 1 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
March 8 High School Student Liaison Meeting
Classified Employee Liaison Meeting
March 9 Middle School Student Liaison Meeting
Elementary School Student Liaison Meeting
March 14 Volunteer Coordinators Meeting
March 22 End Third Quarter - 135th Day
March 23 Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students
March 26 Begin Fourth Quarter
March 27 School Media Liaison Meeting
March 29 Report Cards Issued
Back to Top
April 2001
April 5 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
April 6 Last Day before Spring Holidays
April 9-13 Spring Holidays
April 16 School Resumes after Holidays
April 16-20 Volunteer Appreciation Week
Apr 30-May 4 Interim Reports
April 24 School Media Liaison Meeting
Back to Top
May 2001
May 1 Business Partner Liaison Meeting
May 3 Parent Liaison Meeting
Teacher Liaison Meeting
May 4 Employee Appreciation Day
May 6-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10 PTA Spring Conference
May 15 Continuing Contract Celebration
May 17 Classified Employee Liaison Meeting
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
May 31 Retirees' Dinner
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June 2001
June 2 High School Graduations at the North Charleston Coliseum
    10:00 a.m. - Summerville High
      3:00 p.m. - Fort Dorchester High
June 4 Last Day for Students - End Fourth Quarter - 180th Day
Report Cards Issued
June 5 Inclement Weather Make-up Day (Last Day for Students - End Fourth Quarter - 180th Day)
June 6 Inclement Weather Make-up Day (Last Day for Students - End Fourth Quarter - 180th Day)
June 7 Inclement Weather Make-up Day (Last Day for Students - End Fourth Quarter - 180th Day)
June 8 Teacher Work Day

 

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

2001 - 2002

 

 

August 6 (Monday) 1. Staff Development Day - No Students

August 7 (Tuesday) 2. Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students

August 8 (Wednesday) 3. Teacher Work Day - No Students

August 9 (Thursday) First Day of School

August 29 (Wednesday) 15th Day of School

 

September 3 (Monday) Labor Day Holiday - Schools Closed

 

October 11 (Thursday) End of First Quarter-45th Day of School

October 12 (Friday) 4. Teacher Work Day - No Students

October 15 (Monday)………………… 5. Staff Development Day - No Students

 

November 21-23 (Wednesday-Friday) Thanksgiving Holidays - Schools Closed

 

December 20 (Thursday) Last School Day before Winter Holidays-End of Second Quarter-90th Day

December 21-January 8 Winter Holidays for Students

 

January 7 (Monday) 6. Teacher Work Day - No Students

January 8 (Tuesday) 7. Staff Development Day - No Students

January 9 (Wednesday) Students Return from Winter Holidays

January 21 (Monday) Martin L. King Holiday - Schools Closed

 

February 15 (Friday) 8. Staff Development Day - No Students

February 18 (Monday) Presidents' Day Holiday - Schools Closed

 

March 15 (Friday) End Third Quarter - 135th Day

March 18 (Monday) 9. Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students

March 28 (Thursday) Last School Day before Spring Holidays

March 29 (Friday)……………………. Spring Holidays Begin

 

April 1-5 (Monday-Friday) Spring Holidays Continue

April 8 (Monday) School Resumes after Spring Holidays

 

May 10 (Friday) Confederate Memorial Day Holiday

May 27 (Monday)……………………. Memorial Day Holiday

May 30 (Thursday)…………………… Last Day for Students-End of Fourth Quarter-180th Day

May 31 (Friday) 10. Teacher Work Day - No Students OR, if necessary

1st Inclement Weather Make-up Day (Last Day for Students-180th Day)

June 3 (Monday) 2nd Inclement Weather Make-up Day (Last Day for Students-180th Day)

June 4 (Tuesday) 3rd Inclement Weather Make-up Day (Last Day for Students-180th Day)

 

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Dorchester School District Two
Administrative Offices
102 Green Wave Blvd.
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-2901


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