News Releases

Students are personal finance champs
4/11/2016--Bluffton High teams blow away the competition at the state Personal Finance Challenge.
‘River of Words 2016’ unveiled
4/6/2016--Port Royal Sound-inspired collection of student-created art and poetry are a hit with crowd at reception.
Board OKs penny sales tax on ballot
4/2/2016--The Board of Education asks voters to decide on a one-penny education sales tax to build and update schools.
Hilton Head schools get new start times
4/1/2016--The Board of Education votes to match Hilton Head Island’s school start times with other district schools.
District to manage school bus fleet
4/1/2016--The Board of Education votes to have the district take over direct supervision of school bus operations.
TV show spotlights six schools
3/30/2016--Initiatives at six district schools are the focus of the newest “Our Schools” television program.
Health students win 9 awards
3/24/2016--Students earn nine statewide awards at a conference focusing on students in health-related fields.
130 Junior Scholars honored
3/23/2016--About 130 Beaufort County eighth-graders are honored for being named as 2016 South Carolina Junior Scholars.
Students’ science projects honored
3/21/2016--Four projects by district students have earnd top honors at the 2016 Sea Island Regional Science Fair.
Putting on the glitz for education
3/21/2016--The Foundation for Educational Excellence held its annual fundraiser, Jewels and Jeans at the Country Club of Hilton Head.
Hilton Head Island High AD honored
3/17/2016--Hilton Head Island High Athletic Director Joe Monmonier is the Class AAA Region 8 Athletic Director of the Year.
Beaufort High wins Superintendent’s Cup
3/16/2016--Beaufort High’s U.S. Air Force JROTC unit is the winner of the district’s 2016 Superintendent’s Cup.
Beaufort High wins engineering event
3/16/2016--A team of students from Beaufort High earned statewide honors in a prestigious engineering competition.
District will shift school bell times
3/15/2016--The school district will shift district schools’ opening bell times beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
Administrator wins national recognition
3/15/2016--A school district administrator has been recognized by a national organization of professionals.
'Breakfast Pinwheels' earn top honors
3/11/2016--Fourth-grader Sarah Laizer from Red Cedar Elementary School earns top honors in 2016 Future Chef competition.
Beaufort High takes home academic title
3/12/2016--For the fourth consecutive year, Beaufort High team takes top spot at the Beaufort County’s Academic WorldQuest competition.
Extended school year program set
3/10/2016--The district’s elementary schools will require their struggling readers to attend focused literacy instruction this summer.
Teacher Career Fair is Saturday
3/10/2016--School leaders will gather at the district’s annual career fair to interview classroom teacher candidates.
High school academic competition set
3/9/2016--Teams from Beaufort County’s five high schools will battle this weekend in a 10-round academic competition.
Two staffers move to new positions
3/4/2016--Two veteran educators are taking on new responsibilities at the district office.
McCracken Middle gets a new principal
3/1/2016--A former Beaufort Middle School assistant principal and current ACE director will be the next principal of McCracken Middle School.
School Choice deadline just one week away
2/23/2016--With one week to go until the district’s March 1 deadline, more than 800 school choice applications have been received from parents.
20 schools earn state recognition
2/23/2016--Twenty Beaufort County schools have earned 2015 Palmetto Gold or Silver awards for student academic achievement.
Foundation surprises teachers with cash awards
2/18/2016--Nearly $21,000 was awarded to teachers today by the Foundation for Education Excellence.
McCracken SIC is state finalist
2/16/2016--The School Improvement Council at H.E. McCracken Middle School is one of five finalists for a statewide honor.
Parker’s gives schools $15,000
2/16/2016--A local convenience store company has donated $15,000 to Beaufort County schools.
Counselor of the Year announced
2/15/2016--Beaufort High School lead counselor Michelle Dixon is the Beaufort County School District’s 2016 Counselor of the Year.
75 teachers head to class for STEM training
2/15/2016--Discovery Education will host STEM training for classroom teachers across South Carolina.
‘Best Practices’ professional training
2/11/2016--While students enjoy the Presidents Day holiday, district teachers and school staff will be in class, hard at work.
Students shine in arts, writing contest
2/8/2016--District students have won 54 Southeast regional recognitions in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.
Random tests find little drug use
2/5/2016--Random drug testing of Beaufort County student athletes has produced little evidence of illegal drug use.
New Board member takes oath
2/5/2016--Newly elected Board of Education member David Striebinger was sworn in today at the beginning of a two-day work session.
TV show to focus on school choice
2/3/2016--The district’s popular school choice initiative is the focus of the next “Our Schools” television program, which begins airing Friday.
Church announces five donations
2/2/2016--Mt. Carmel Baptist Church announces donations totaling $4,500 to five district schools – the second such donation in three years.
Board considers sales tax proposal
2/1/2016--The Board of Education is beginning discussions on a one-cent sales tax to help finance new school construction.
School Choice Month begins February 1
1/29/2016--District parents can submit school choice applications for the 2016-17 academic year beginning February 1.
Administrator earns state recognition
1/25/2016--A district administrator has earned statewide recognition for her support of school counselors.
Students perform at major arts festival
1/21/2016--Hilton Head fourth- and fifth-graders earned honors at an international arts festival in Atlanta.
Leaders earn MLK service awards
1/14/2016--Three community leaders with ties to the school district are recipients of 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. service awards.
Three of state’s top 10 SICs
1/13/2016--Three Beaufort County School Improvement Councils are among the state’s top 10 for 2016.
Kindergarten, PreK registration set
1/12/2016--Beaufort County kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration will be held Feb. 1 through March 1.
School Choice information fairs set
1/11/2016--The district has scheduled two school choice information fairs for parents on January 25 and February 1.
Superintendent sets town hall meetings
1/4/2015--The first of five town hall meetings for parents and community members to meet with Dr. Moss has been scheduled.
District receives additional funding for Child Find
1/7/2016--More than 300 children will receive developmental screenings to prepare for kindergarten, thanks to $70,000 in additional funding.
Teachers renew national certifications
1/7/2016--Seven Beaufort County School District teachers have renewed their prestigious National Board certifications.
PreK is focus of ‘Our Schools’ show
1/6/2016--The district’s expansion of services for four-year-olds is highlighted in the newest “Our Schools” TV program.