2014-2015 Whole Child Award Winners


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Joseph Keels Elementary was selected for the Whole Child award in the tenet of Engaged.  Keels Elementary designs programs to meet the needs of students and offers programs before, during, and after school to ensure all students have access.  They have developed partnerships with businesses and community organization that provide students with a variety of learning experiences which elevate instruction from a traditional approach and embody 21st century learning skills where students collaborate, communicate, demonstrate creativity, and think critically.  


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Cane Bay High School was selected for the Whole Child award in the tenet of Engaged.  Cane Bay goes above and beyond to connect students, community, and industry in an environment where learning is real-world.  Students have the opportunity to connect with business and industry in the classroom, through job internships and industry-centered project-based learning.




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Burgess Elementary School was selected for the Whole Child award in the tenet of Engaged.  Burgess Elementary has developed many extracurricular activities that engage the whole child, such as special clubs and events. Service learning opportunities are probably the most engaging venue as they are ingrained in the fibers of the entire school body.  Projects provide unbounded engagement throughout the curriculum and teach students to empathize with others less fortunate.


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Pine Ridge Middle School was selected for the Whole Child award in the area of Safe.  Pine Ridge students learn internet safety, personal safety, how to make safe choices, and the dangerous effects of drugs and alcohol.  Community members reinforce positive interactions and behaviors, and meet with students monthly to provide training on communication, problem solving and conflict resolution.  

Each school received a $1000 grant to support their whole child initiatives and a banner to hang in the school.

The Whole Child Award is presented in conjunction with the national organization, ASCD, which boasts about 200,000 members worldwide. The award seeks to help schools ensure that students are safe, healthy, supported, challenged and engaged as they enter school each day so they are ready to learn. Applicants for the award submitted an application and video highlighting a component of the Whole Child Award in which they were seeking recognition and further support. 

Further information can be provided by the Executive Director for SC-ASCD, Donna Hooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting the Whole Child website.