The Business Education division of Career and Technology Education at Central High School is proud to announce that 39 students achieved Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word during the 2014-2015 school year. MOS certification testing is administered online through Certiport, the leading provider of value-added test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets. This is a universally recognized certification accepted by both colleges and employers as verification of mastery of word processing skills.
Jefferson Elementary School performing arts program was awarded a $1124.00 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2014-2015 school year. The support has allowed the students to expand their knowledge and experience of using a variety of instruments which otherwise may not have been a possibility. This funding also helps the program to meet numerous state standards for the Performing Arts.
In March, three Cheraw High School students in Mrs. Andrea Willard’s IBA 1 class earned Microsoft Office Specialist Word certification. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification helps validate proficiency in using Microsoft Office 2010 and meets the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft technologies. Students had to score a 700 out of 1,000 points to pass the exam. Candidates who pass a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.
Students who received certification are (left to right) Dawson Powers, Rachel Starling and Victor Santos
The Long Middle School Band program has been awarded a grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission. The grant will allow the organization to provide the band students the needed materials to meet instruction standards requiring the students to describe, analyze, and evaluate music and music al performances. The grant provided the band program with additional recording and playback equipment to better meet the needs of all the students in the program.
The Superintendent’s Art Awards are given annually to recognize students who excel in the visual arts. Art teachers are asked to submit pieces that that are then scored by a panel of judges from outside of the district based on the scoring rubric used for admission into the Artistic Gifted and Talented program. A winner is selected for the following grade bands – Primary for grades K-2, Intermediate for grades 3-5, Middle for grades 6-8 and High for grades 9-12. The winning pieces are framed and will be displayed in the foyer of the district office for 2 years. The following students received the Superintendent’s Art Award for the 2014-2015 school year: