Heron Herald

Cyber Academy of South Carolina

February 18, 2016

This Edition

  • Dates to Write Down
  • Bowl To Enroll Dates and Times Announced
  • Learning Labs
  • Read Across America
  • Contests
  • Announcements
  • WorkKeys information for 3rd year HS students
  • MS Honor Roll Students
  • Free Audio Books links
  • Cinderella Project
  • Tax Support
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Learning Coach University

Dates to write down

March 2nd Read Across America Day

March 7 ACT WorkKeys (HS third year students)

March 18th Bowl To Enroll

Mar 25-April 1 Spring Break

April 26-28 SC Ready (3rd -8th grade students)

May 10-12 EOCs (HS students- Alg 1, Eng 1, Bio, US History, Possibly Eng. 2 and Geometry)

May 11-12 Science, Social Studies (4th-8th grade students)

May 18th DRA Kindergarten Assessment (K students)

Bowl To Enroll

Join the CASC family as we gear up for next year’s enrollment. CASC families, faculty, and staff will be meeting around the state for some bowling fun. Come out and have some fun with fellow CASC families. Lunch will be provided at all locations. Please RSVP below.

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RSVP for the location of your choice

Aiken: Strike House Bowl 10:30-12:30

Anderson: Boulevard Lanes 10:30-12:30

Beaufort: Station 300 10:30-12:30

Charleston: Sandpiper Lanes 10:30-12:30

Columbia: AMF Lanes 12:45-2:45

Charleston: Sandpiper Lanes 10:30-12:30

Florence: Southgate Bowl 10:30-12:30

Greenville: Golden Lanes 10:30-12:30

Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach Bowl 10:30-12:30

Rock Hill: Strikers Family Sports Center 10:30-12:30

Our learning labs around the state offer support for students and families as they tackle the content and online system. They provide in person support with locating resources to help students and families find success. There are still spots left for a few of our learning labs around the state.

CASC Learning Lab Sign Up

Heron Shout Outs!

Shout out to all of our new HS students who are doing a GREAT job learning the system and jumping right into their classes.

Dee Dee A. for going above and beyond to support a fellow student and engaging in the ORN course! Way to go!

Kaleigh C. for responding to fellow students questions and supporting them! Way to support your fellow students!

HUGE shout out to all of the middle school honor roll students (see list below)

Read Across South Carolina

March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with your student! Watch for more details right here to learn more about the activities planned at CASC!


Join us March 2nd for a whole day of Reading to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Look for the sessions on your OLS plan. But, you don’t have to wait until then to start reading…stay tuned for a chance to win a prize just for reading a book. Details coming soon.


Read Across SC Photo Contest

Tune into your homerooms on Monday for an exciting contest you can enter!

Think Outside the Box Contest

Incorporate a STEM concept-such as energy and the environment, heath, and nutrition, aerospace and aviation, or technology and robotics- and let us see your innovative powers build a LEGO sensation!

Open to K-12 graders. Contest ends March 30th, 2016.

Check out the link below for more information. Good Luck!


High School

Testing Dates

March 7th WorkKeys testing for 3rd year HS students

April 16th Prom

May 10-12 EOCs (HS students- Alg 1, Eng 1, Bio, US History, Possibly Eng. 2 and Geometry)

WorkKeys Information

Please watch the video below for more information on ACT WorkKeys Testing for CASC 3rd year High School students.

Looking for tips and tricks for the Online High School? Check out our HS Online Guide!


We are excited about Prom 2016! Are you interested in donating to help make it a magical evening? Please use the link below to donate.
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Middle School

Remember to kmail your teachers if you have any questions or need help getting caught up in your courses.

Click here for Middle School teacher contact information.

The next Study Island assignments are due February 22, which is next Monday. Be sure to have those completed to earn full credit.

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Become familiar with the SCREADY. Click here for all of the information from the SC Dept. of Education.

Click on this link to check out this great essay on How Schools Should Prevent Bullying by Alexis S. (8th grade) Good job Alexis!!!!

Testing Dates:

April 26-28 SC Ready (3rd -8th grade students)

May 11-12 Science, Social Studies (4th-8th grade students)

Elementary School

Free Audio Book Sites

Make sure to check out these great sites for free children's audio books!




Testing Dates:

April 26-28 SC Ready (3rd -8th grade students)

May 11-12 Science, Social Studies (4th-8th grade students)

May 18th DRA Kindergarten Assessment (K students)

Family Academic Support Team (FAST)

Resource Corner

Family Resource Coordinator

Aisha Lake: 864-236-4006 X4028

Resource Corner…

Attention High School Students: Prom is approaching

April 16, 2016

The Cinderella Project has all your needs: make it a night to remember

Attend a boutique in your area to pick out a dress, accessories and much more…

You’re only required to bring a school ID

(ID’s were included in enrollment materials, please let me know if you need assistance)

Please visit link for locations, date and time


Locations Include:


Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Maxwell Law Firm

225 Chesterfield St., NW


Contact: Ashley Hammack at (803) 642-1557 or ahammack@aikencountysc.gov


Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anderson County Library

300 N. Mcduffie St.


Contact: Leslie McIntosh at (864) 225-0001 or leslie@msslawfirm.net


Saturday, February 27, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Brookland Baptist Church

1066 Sunset Blvd., W. Columbia


Contact: Erica Lybrand at (803) 771-7900

or Marshall Tinsley at (843) 206-3260

Co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter


Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

7 Shannon Dr., Greenville


Contact: Lisa Bentley at (864) 467-8260


Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Emerald Baptist Church

110 E. Laurel Ave., Greenwood


Contact: Leslie Fisk at (864) 223-4879 or lesliefisk@sclegal.org


Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Catch the Vision

1425 Russell St., Orangeburg


Contact: Sarah Ford at (803) 533-6252 or sford@scsolicitor1.org

It’s that time of year “Tax Time”

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Counselor's Corner

Got GRIT??

The article below talks about how to raise a kid with grit! Enjoy!

Learning Coach University

RSVP for upcoming Learning Coach University Sessions

RSVP for LCU Math Refresher

Tuesday, February 23rd @ 12:30pm Topic: Solving Algebraic Equations

The Road to College Just Got Easier!

Monday, February 22nd @ 6pm

CASC is on Pinterest

Follow us on Pinterest for great ideas and resources.

Cyber Academy of South Carolina

The Cyber Academy of South Carlina is a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for South Carolina students in grades K-11. Learn more at casc.k12.com/

Academic Calendar

Is there a teacher or student that has made a difference to you during your time at Cyber Academy? Give them a Heron Shout-Out! tinyurl/cascshoutout