2nd Cohort of First Year Teachers Celebrate Completion of MSS New Teacher Academy

2nd Cohort of First Year Teachers Celebrate Completion of MSS New Teacher Academy

By Kady Preston and Brooke Tompkins Why did Meeting Street Schools Create New Teacher Academy? In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2011 book Outliers: The Story of Success he makes the claim that it takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery of complex skills such as playing the violin or getting...

Founding Principal, Tamil Goodson, Guest Hosts on Kids First Radio Show: Shares Passion and Vision for Meeting Street – Jasper & Beaufort

Our Meeting Street - Jasper & Beaufort founding principal, Tamil Goodson, was invited to be a guest on the Kids First Radio Show hosted by SC Public Charter Schools. It was a great opportunity to share her passion and vision for Meeting Street - Jasper & Beaufort as a tuition-free...

“Living for the Movement” @ Meeting Street-Burns

It starts with our values.  We have many, but here are a few: Unwavering: continuing in a strong and steady way. Belief: trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.   High expectations: any effort to set the same high educational standards for all students in a class, school, or education system.  Community: a unified...

Meeting Street Schools’ Hosts Alumni Weekend!

Over 100 Meeting Street Schools current and soon-to-be alumni gathered at their alma mater to attend our very first Network-wide Alumni Weekend to receive information and inspiration for their journey to college and career.   Scholars and families started the two-day event by gathering for food and fun at their...

The Blueprint: What Leaders Look for in Educators

Although it seems like the school year has just begun, school districts around the country have already kicked off their recruiting efforts to hire for next academic year. As someone recruiting and selecting educators, I’m often asked: What are principals looking for? Who is the ideal candidate? The truth is,...

Welcome to Funzville: The Funzzie Performing Arts Project

“Joy and laughter everywhere, The sound of music fills the air, Everyday is a happy day In Funzville.” *Click the link below to hear The Funzzies theme song!* [audio mp3="https://meetingstreetschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/01-Funzville-Theme-Song-1-2.mp3"][/audio]   “Have a musical day” is the official motto for the citizens of Funzville, also known as the “Funzzies”. Founded...

Interview Day: What to Expect and How to Prepare

As a talent professional and lifetime sports fan, I often find that my personal passion (sports) and my professional passion (human capital) have many connections. With the NCAA National Football Championship game set for Monday, I have found there are some parallels between the post-bowl game period for college football...

Aniyah Legare Interview: The Experience of a WatotoAcademy Performer

Ashley Hall 6th grader, Meeting Street Academy alumni, and wise beyond her years Aniyah Legare is returning for another year as a member of the WatotoAcademy of Performing Arts. You can learn more about her and the upcoming January performances in the“ Love America…Love Everybody” concert series: This Joint is...

#GIVINGSTORY: How One Group of MSE@Brentwood Students Are Giving Back

Two boxes, some fliers, and a group of dedicated 6th graders--that’s what it took for the Coat and Sock Drive at Meeting Street Elementary at Brentwood to go from an idea to an actual project. Kevin, 6th grader and CEO of the Coat and Sock Drive, shared his dream of...

#GIVINGSTORY: The Green Heart Project to Bring Community Garden to MSE@Burns

The Green Heart Project (GHP) is dedicated to helping schools bring their garden programs to life through support and educational resources. The GHP has ongoing, successful relationships and gardens at both Meeting Street Academy-Charleston and Meeting Street Elementary @Brentwood and have been vital in helping to foster student engagement as...

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News & Notes93% of MSA-Charleston Alumni Are College Going This Year

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“We come into work everyday truly believing that our students are capable of achieving anything that is put in front of them. Here at MSS, students are provided the opportunity to achieve success through the facilitation of well-educated teachers, resources, and a responsive classroom school environment.”

— NikToshia GilesTeacher

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“MSA is a family. Once you’re in, you’re in. They said they would follow our kids from K-3 to college and they actually lived up to what they said they would do. Not only did MSA challenge my daughter academically but it also exposed her to new things that she probably wouldn’t have been exposed to at our previous neighborhood school. Our journey at MSA was exciting and rewarding. They actually walk the walk.”

— Tyeka GrantParent

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“Meeting Street Academy is my family. They taught me that I am valuable. I am an asset to the world…They asked me, ‘What is your dream?’ I had never been asked that before. The MSS community gives me the strength to pursue my dreams.”

— Kadelyn SteedStudent