In the Know

CCSD Professional School Counselor Update Oct. 10th-14th

In an effort to promote Bully Prevention CCSD will be promoting National Bully Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week in October. We are asking the district to go ORANGE on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in observance of Unity Day by wearing orange.

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, 2016

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Numerous questions have recently come up regarding homeless children and unaccompanied youth which are addressed through the McKinney Vento Act. Included are helpful documents to use as resources. Please share with individuals registering students and for additional questions contact Mrs. Sonya Jones 8423-937-6396 or Beverley Hinds (843) 937-7920.

Out of Bounds

Counselors serving students in Grades 5-9 have the opportunity to participate in a Professional Development at the Gaillard Center in partnership with the Kennedy Center called Out of Bounds This free workshop will take place on November 7th from 1PM-4:30PM where you will watch the production of Out of Bounds which explores the vicious world of cyberbullying and the complicated choices young people make when navigating friendships.​ Immediately following the production you will learn theater-based exercises that can be used for classroom lessons with students that incorporates Overcoming Obstacles Bully Prevention. Attached is a brochure that outlines the opportunity to bring students to the play as well on November 7th. Sign up in Harbor K12 under PD40567.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Catherine (Katey) Hines-McCormack, M.A., M.Ed.

Interim Arts and World Languages Coordinator

Office phone: (843) 937-6474

Fax: (843) 937-6595


Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism

Research show that poor attendance can impact student performance:

  • poor attendance in pre-school can predict absenteeism in the later grades
  • children who miss to many days in Kindergarten and 1st grade can have trouble mastering reading by the end of the 3rd
  • by middle and high school, chronic absences is the leading warning indicator for predicting dropouts

1 in 10 kids in kindergarten and 1st grade are chronically absent

Did you know....

2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Less Likely to Graduate from High School

What are ways that we as School Counselors can assist with preventing absences?

For additional resources go to www.

The Importance of School Attendance | School Absence Prevention | Ad Council

High School STEM Career Fair Educators' Preview & VIP Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 5-7pm

North Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC, United States

North Charleston, SC

Get a first look at what over 1500 student will experience! Connect with representatives from Tri-County/Regional Businesses during this VIP Reception where beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.