News Stories from 2022 -2023

Colleton County School District ESSER III Spending Plan
11/21/2022
Colleton County School District officially released its updated ESSER III Spending Plan Monday, November 21, 2022. This plan was created with input from district/school taskforces and our community, as required by federal governmental mandates.
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Community Meeting Sessions to be held in September, November and December
09/07/2022
Colleton County School District will hold community meetings at multiple locations in September, November and December in order to discuss our modified calendar, additional learning opportunities for students, and our updated promotion/ retention/acceleration policy.
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i-Ready Testing - August 29, 2022 - September 9, 2022
08/29/2022
Colleton County School District would like to announce the launch of a comprehensive assessment and learning suite, i-Ready, for students in kindergarten through grade nine. Students will undergo i-Ready Diagnostic testing starting on August 29, 2022 and ending September 9, 2022.
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Colleton County School District Back to School Week Wrap-Up!
08/22/2022
Our first week back at Colleton County School District was truly exceptional! CCSD welcomed over 4900 students back to their schools this week, and we are ready and willing to provide each one with all that they need to be successful.
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22-23 CCSD ToY and SoY Named During Banquet - August 4, 2022
08/12/2022
Colleton County School District is extremely happy to announce that Bells Elementary School teacher Kawaii Elliott was named 22-23 CCSD Teacher of the of the Year and Brandon Williams was named 22-23 CCSD Support Employee of the Year during the CCSD ToY/SoY Banquet on August 4, 2022!
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Back to School 22-23 Information Center
07/21/2022
Colleton County School District is looking forward to the return of our students and teachers on August 15, 2022! In order to make our first days back as smooth as possible as we progress forward, we have included the latest back to school information on this webpage.
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Back to School Bash - August 6, 2022
07/13/2022
Our 15th Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 on the Colleton County High School Track (150 Cougar Nation Drive, Walterboro, SC)!
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Teachers and Support Staff Recognized During Board Meeting - May 17, 2022
06/01/2022
Colleton County School District recognized our 2022 Teacher and Support Employees of the Year, as well as 28 retirees, during the May 17, 2022 regular school board meeting.
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Testing Prep Rally - May 9, 2022
05/31/2022
CCSD students danced, shouted, cheered and laughed as they attended the May 9 testing Prep Rally at Colleton County High School, readying themselves for state testing through fun activities and engaging performances.
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2022 - 2023 Academic and Workday Calendars
05/19/2022
The Colleton County School Board voted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 to adopt the following traditional school calendar for the 2022 – 2023 school year.
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Colleton County School District Family and Community Empowerment Day - May 21, 2022
05/09/2022
Over 150 people attended the Family and Community Empowerment Day at Colleton County Middle School on May 21, 2022, gaining access to needed resources while enjoying community building activities.
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Parker’s Makes $4,000 Fueling the Community Donation to Support Colleton County School District Teachers and Students
04/28/2022
Parker’s – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader that’s currently featured on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America – recently donated $4,000 to Colleton County School District as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program. Colleton County School District Superintendent Vallerie Cave accepted the unrestricted donation on behalf of area teachers and students at a check presentation at the Colleton County School District Office in Walterboro, S.C. on April 18.
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2022 SPARK Summer Program
04/27/2022
Colleton County School District is happy to announce that the SPARK Summer Program is ready to launch!
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2022 State Testing Guides
04/26/2022
The required state testing is quickly approaching. To help our students prepare, we are providing a parent and student guide for these assessments.
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Colleton County Students Showcase Their Talents During ‘Arts Extravaganza’
04/25/2022
Colleton County students demonstrated their artistic and vocal talents during the Arts Extravaganza event on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
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Student Enrollment Information
04/05/2022
The 2022 student transfer and PreK/K5 registration period begins on February 22, 2022 and ends April 30, 2022.
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Low Country Virtual & Colleton County School District
03/25/2022
Colleton County School District is now accepting requests to be considered for the 2022-2023 Low Country Virtual program for grades K5 - 8.
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CCHS Career Expo - March 16, 2022
03/21/2022
Hundreds of Colleton County High School students were able to explore careers in multiple job fields during the CCHS 2022 Career Expo on March 16, gaining important information to further their future success after graduation.
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2022 Teacher and Support Employees of the Year
03/14/2022
Congratulations to our 2022 Teacher and Support Employees of the Year!
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CCSD Launches After School Program
03/09/2022
Colleton County School District is providing after school tutoring at all school locations for students who need additional academic support as well as preparation for state testing.
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Colleton County School District Policy ADD (Protective Face Covering) Update
03/01/2022
On March 1, 2022, the Colleton County School Board voted to repeal Policy ADD (Protective Face Covering) during a special board meeting.
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Colleton County School District Hosting Job Fairs in March 2022
02/10/2022
Colleton County School District will host three job fairs during the month of March: two Virtual Job Fairs for certified teachers on March 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on March 7, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as a Face to Face Job Fair for certified teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, bus monitors, custodians and student nutrition operators on March 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Clemson University DLI Team Visits BES
02/09/2022
On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, participants from Clemson University’s Dean’s Leadership Institute (DLI) visited Bells Elementary School to learn more about the challenges of rural schooling, and how the Colleton County School District overcomes those challenges, as part of its Listening and Learning tour.
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Dr. Vanessa Reed to Receive Award
02/03/2022
Colleton County School District Director of Federal Programs Dr. Vanessa Reed will be receiving the 2022 National Association of Federal Program Administrators' State Leadership Award at the NAFEPA conference on March 22, 2022, for the state of South Carolina for members who have assumed significant roles in the support and promotion of activities and goals of federal program and grants administration.
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CCHS Senior Hope Crosby Earns SCATA Scholarship
02/03/2022
Hope Crosby, a senior at Colleton County High School, placed 1st in the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators (SCATA) Region One Scholarship Competition. As a result, Hope will receive $1500 from SCATA to further her college education.
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CCHS Robotics Team Wins Awards
02/03/2022
On January 29, 2022, Colleton County High School Ace Robotics Team 12126 competed against 15 other teams at the Military Magnet in North Charleston, winning the 1st place CONNECT award. We also won 2nd place in the Motivation award.
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2022 Colleton County School District Spelling Bee
02/02/2022
Sixth grade Colleton County Middle School student Laila Moore was named champion of the 2022 Colleton County School District Spelling Bee on February 1, winning the event by correctly spelling the word “gimmick.”
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Policy JICJ Student Possession/Use of Wireless Electronic Devices
12/15/2021
The Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted to adopt Temporary Policy JICJ (Student Possession/Use of Wireless Electronic Devices) during their regular December 14 board meeting. This policy establishes rules for when and how students can use wireless electronic devices such as, but not limited to, cell phones, tablets and smart watches.
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Colleton County School District Launches Dads on Duty and Moms on a Mission Initiatives
12/02/2021
One of Colleton County School District’s highest priorities is building active and lasting ties between our schools and their communities. In order to build a strong base for an effective volunteer program and to continuously improve the learning environment for our students, CCSD is happy to announce the launch of the Dads on Duty and Moms on a Mission initiatives.
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Colleton County Chorus Presents 'May Your Days be Merry and Bright'
11/30/2021
The Colleton County Chorus will perform 'May Your Days be Merry and Bright' at 7 p.m. on December 9 at the Colleton County High School Performing Arts Center (150 Cougar Nation Drive).
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Superintendent's Students of the Month - November
11/22/2021
Five Colleton County School District students were recognized as Superintendent Student’s of the Month during the November 16 regular school board meeting, receiving well-earned praise for their exemplary behavior and work ethic.
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Student Senate Advisory Meeting
11/22/2021
A group of twenty middle and high school students were able to offer their perspectives on their school environments with CCSD Superintendent Vallerie Cave and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jessica Williams during their first Superintendent Student Senate Advisory meeting, held November 17 at Colleton County High School.
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Colleton County High School Food Bank
11/01/2021
The Colleton County High School food bank is now offering fresh produce, dairy, canned meats, frozen dinners and other food items.
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NES 'Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies'
11/01/2021
On the evening of Thursday, October 21, 2021, Northside Elementary School hosted its first Parent engagement UPLIFT session entitled, "Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies."
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Job Fair - November 12
10/28/2021
Colleton County School District will be hosting a Job Fair for potential bus driver, custodial, and student nutrition applicants on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Colleton County School District Receives 'Innovative Approaches to Literacy' Grant
10/15/2021
Colleton County School District’s Cottageville Elementary School, Forest Hills Elementary School and Northside Elementary School will all receive funding from a $2.8 million Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant through southeast-based non-profit ArtsNOW.
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CCSD Seeking Substitute Workers
10/14/2021
Are you seeking a substitute teacher, substitute food service worker, or substitute custodian position? Read this story to find out how to apply.
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Band of Blue Wins Grand Championship
10/14/2021
The Colleton County High School Band of Blue won the Overall Grand Championship at the 2021 Band Across the Savannah Marching Band Contest at North Augusta High School.
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Miss Cougar Pageants Registration
09/27/2021
All young ladies in grades K-12 that are interested in competing in the 2021-22 Miss Cougar Pageant should contact Stephanie Drawdy at Colleton County High School to register.
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Colleton County School District Update on Temporary Policy ADD (Face Coverings)
09/22/2021
The Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted to adopt a revised version Temporary Policy ADD (Face Coverings) during a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 21.
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Colleton County School District Update - Random Administrative Screenings
09/20/2021
Starting September 22, randomly selected Colleton County Middle School and Colleton County High School students will undergo random administrative screenings, twice a week, with a metal detector wand when leaving their bus or car.
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CCHS NJROTC Performs at Darlington Raceway
09/16/2021
The Colleton County High School NJROTC performed a Presentation of Colors ceremony during the September 5 Camping World Race at Darlington Raceway, gaining a special opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at NASCAR racing.
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Back to School Bash to be Held August 7
08/02/2021
Colleton County School District will host the 14th annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 7, distributing book bags full of school supplies to our students and their families.
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Cottageville Elementary School SRO Wins Awards
07/01/2021
Colleton County Sherriff’s Office Deputy Ray Crawford was recently named School Resource Officer of the Year and South Carolina Low Country School Resource Officer of the Year.
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Superintendent Dr. Cave Greets Colleton Community
06/28/2021
Colleton County residents, teachers, Colleton County School District officials and a representative from Colleton County Council were on hand to greet CCSD Superintendent Dr. Vallerie Cave and her family during her Community Reception event on Sunday, June 27.
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Colleton County School District Releases Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan
06/24/2021
Colleton County School District officially released its Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan Thursday, June 24, using input from our Reopening Taskforce and digital/in-person community input as required by federal governmental mandates.
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(UPDATED: Livestream Link Added) Colleton County High School 2021 Graduation Ceremony
06/17/2021
The Colleton County High School 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 19, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Cougar Stadium (150 Cougar Nation Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488). The stadium will be open to the public at 7:30 a.m.
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Community Reception for Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Vallerie Cave to be Held June 27
06/16/2021
A community reception for incoming Colleton County School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vallerie Cave will be held on Sunday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the CCSD Board Room (500 Forest Circle, Walterboro).
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Colleton County High School Special Education Seniors Recognized With Home Visits
06/15/2021
Colleton County High School special education seniors were recognized with a special visit at their homes from Colleton County School District teachers and staff on June 4, receiving praise for accomplishments made throughout their school careers.
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CCSD Seeks Bus Drivers and Bus Monitors
06/11/2021
Colleton County School District is seeking to hire bus drivers and bus monitors.
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Colleton County School District Hires Dr. Vallerie Cave for Superintendent Effective July 1
06/03/2021
All of us in Colleton County School District want to congratulate Dr. Vallerie Cave on her new position as CCSD Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1.
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CCHS Choral Department Presents 'Mamma Mia!'
05/28/2021
The Colleton County High School Choral Department will perform the musical "Mamma Mia!" on Thursday, June 3, Saturday, June 5 and Monday, June 7.
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CCSD Announces 2021 Teachers of the Year and Support Employee of the Year
03/12/2021
Congratulations to the staff members that were selected as the Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year for their location!
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Read Across America 2021
03/10/2021
Students across Colleton County learned the importance of literacy from March 1 -5 by participating the annual Read Across America national celebration, enjoying a bevy of reading-themed activities at each of their Colleton County Schools.
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National School Breakfast Week: March 8 - 12
03/05/2021
National School Breakfast Week runs from March 8 to March 12!
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2021 Miss Cougar Pageant - May 5
03/04/2021
The 2021 Miss Cougar Pageant will be held Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. in the Colleton County High School Performing Arts Center.
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Colleton County School District Hosting Virtual Job Fair for Certified Teachers March 3, March 8
02/08/2021
Colleton County School District will be hosting its annual job fair for certified teachers virtually Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and Monday, March 8, 2021.
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National Honor Society Offers Free Virtual Tutoring
01/20/2021
Colleton County High School's National Honor Society is offering free virtual tutoring for Colleton County students.
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CCSD Hosts 'Holiday Drop-In' Event Dec. 19
12/03/2020
The Colleton County School District Office of Federal Programs will host its 4th Annual Holiday Drop-In event at the CCSD Administrative Offices (500 Forest Circle in Walterboro) on Saturday, December 19, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m. or while supplies last.
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The Colleton County High School Chorus presents 'A Merry Little Christmas'
11/20/2020
The Colleton County High School Chorus will present "A Merry Little Christmas" on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5 p.m.
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CCSD Implements ENGAGE South Carolina Program
11/20/2020
Colleton County School District, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education and the Graduation Alliance, is implementing the ENGAGE South Carolina program to provide extra support to Colleton County students currently learning from home.
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Band of Blue Hosts Virtual Walterboro Band Classic
11/17/2020
Bands from all over South Carolina and Georgia released videos of their recent performances for viewing during the exhibition.
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Colleton County High School Students Inducted into National Honor Society
10/05/2020
Colleton County High School inducts new members into the National Honor Society annually. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 – 2021 Induction Ceremony was held via a digital video.
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CarolinaCAP Hosts Information Webinars
10/01/2020
The Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation will host two webinars in October and one in November offering information on the CarolinaCAP program.
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Colleton County School District Launches COVID-19 News Center
09/10/2020
All updates on CCSD's response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted on our new COVID-19 News Center page.
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Bus Route Information
09/03/2020
Please click here for bus route information.
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Hundreds Attend Back to School Bash - August 29
08/20/2020
Hundreds of Colleton County School District students and their families attended the 13th annual Back to School Bash on August 29, receiving free school supplies and fresh food just in time for the start of school year September 8.
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CCSD Celebrates Student Achievements
07/02/2020
Colleton County School District hosted seven student recognition events at our schools during the first week of June, wishing our students farewell and congratulating them on achieving so much during a very challenging year.
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CCSD Participating in Community Eligibility Provision
Colleton County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-2021 school year.
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