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...

Brentwood’s 8th Grade Bulldogs: “DC or Bust!”

Meeting Street - Brentwood 8th graders need your help raising $15K to help all 61 scholars end their middle school careers with a trip to our nation's capitol -- Washington, D.C.--in May 2023. After studying United States History as part of their standard 8th grade curriculum, our scholars will have...

Six Signs of Trauma & How to Respond

In the US, 70% of adults and 1 in 7 children have felt some form of serious physical or emotional harm, also known as trauma, at least once in their lifetime. Trauma is a response to anything that breaks our feeling of safety, like a serious injury, risk of death,...

Three Ways Meeting Street Schools Prioritizes Mental Health For All

One of the few good things about the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has highlighted how integral social and emotional support for students (and adults!) are to the school environment. Newspapers nationwide have been inundated with headlines screaming about the mental health crisis that we are facing in our country...

What is the Employee Assistance Program?

We are all working hard to make each day GREAT! We also are facing many challenges beyond our control. You are not alone. We go through so much throughout our lives and we provide resources for built in support to keep you moving forward! Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has rebranded...

5 Easy Ways to Support Your Child’s Mental Health Over Summer Break

Summer break is almost here! For some kids this is a welcomed, natural mental health break. For others, this time away from school can be difficult. Here are five easy ways to help support every child’s mental health over the summer break. Family Time While we understand parents do not...

Community Celebration: Teacher Ariana Snowden’s Charleston Favorites

Ariana Snowden is a first grade teacher at Meeting Street Elementary @ Burns. Ariana is a Virginia native, but made her way to Charleston after graduating from Brenau University. Check out her favorite local spots below! Favorite place outside of work: My favorite place outside of work is be outside,...

Community Celebration: Teacher Kady Preston’s Charleston Favorites

Kady Preston is a Pre-K Teacher at Meeting Street Academy. Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Kady made her way South by attending College of Charleston. Currently, she is working on her Master's degree at Columbia University in School Leadership and Administration. This is her 4th year as a MSA team member...

Teacher Resource Guide: School Supply Edition

Hey teachers, We bet you’re so excited to start the 2019-2020 academic year, and we are too. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best discounts we could find for you on your journey to creating a joy-filled classroom and year for your students! Academic Superstore Academic Superstore offers...

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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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“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

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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