Capturing Attention: Meeting Street Academy Shines on National Level

Capturing Attention: Meeting Street Academy Shines on National Level

By Neil Cotiaux Original article HERE It’s not every day that the CEO of a national corporation walks through the doors of Spartanburg’s Meeting Street Academy to see what all the buzz is about. But that’s exactly what happened when Greg Carmichael, CEO of Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank, spent the...

‘Read365’ Is Changing Young Lives One Day And One Book At A Time

By MARIE ROCHA-TYGH, The Daniel Island News One in four children in America will grow up unable to read, according to the website Helping students beat the odds and become successful life-long readers is the goal of “Read365,” a new reading enrichment program created by the Charleston nonprofit Meeting...

Poverty simulation for teachers in the Lowcountry

Ny Taylor Murray, News 2 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (WCBD) - Meeting Street Schools & Palmetto Community Action Partnership teaming up today to address poverty head-on as hosts to a poverty simulation for teachers. In the Tri-County, poverty has a lot of different faces and is spread across many zip...

Bill seeks to expand successes of Charleston’s Meeting Street Schools

By Seanna Adcox, The Post and Courier COLUMBIA — A proposal allowing more “schools of innovation” in South Carolina is aimed at reproducing the successes of a public-private partnership started in Charleston five years ago, though teachers who oppose the idea see it as a path toward outright privatization. One provision...

What’s All The Screaming About At Meeting Street Academy?

By Barney Blakeney, The Charleston Chronicle A few years ago I lived near the first location of the Meeting Street Academy School on King Street. The school was across the street from my house. Each weekday morning I was awakened by the sound of children playing before classes began. It was...

Meeting Street Elementary @Brentwood Awarded $6,000 Wellness Grant

By Charleston County School District Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood has received a Wellness Inspired School Environment (WISE) award from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation! The $6,000 grant award will be used to increase access to fresh foods for students and families through the school garden and, to promote...

Businessman Ben Navarro Goes ‘Back To School’ For DI Speaker Series Event

By Heath Ellison, The Daniel Island News Ben Navarro has dipped his toes into several ventures, but is best known as a businessman and philanthropist. The entrepreneur’s career began in the finance market, took him to Citicorp and Goldman Sachs, before he began Sherman Financial Group, the business that would...

Editorial: South Carolina Must Overhaul Its Education System

Editorial Submitted to Post and Courier Every few years, the state Legislature convenes a special panel or committee to recommend improvements to education but, unsurprisingly, none of these quick fixes have worked. The state needs to treat its education problems as a crisis and overhaul a system that continues to...

Eureka Math and Wit & Wisdom are a Winning Combination

Meeting Street Schools introduced Eureka Math™ in 2014 and began using Great Minds’® first English language arts (ELA) program in 2015, followed by its successor ELA curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, last year. Math and reading test scores have since soared. See the full Great Minds article:  

MSS Family & Friends Run/Walk Event

In preparation for the James Island Connector Run, Meeting Street Schools will be hosting two Family & Friends Run/Walk Meet-ups. Join us as we support each other in reaching our wellness goals and making an impact on our community! When: Stay tuned for future dates! Where: Hampton Park- please meet at...

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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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“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