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Information for families about assessment in grades 3-8

With assistance from ACT, the SC Education Oversight Committee has developed a resource for school districts and schools to use to inform students and parents of students in grades 3-8 about upcoming changes in assessment. Although ACT has developed a letter and materials to educate families about ACT Aspire, this additional resource also includes a schedule for testing in South Carolina and reminds families that students will also be taking SCPASS in Science and Social Studies.
For additional family-friendly information about overall changes in testing, visit the EOC website.
Additional Resources
SC Department of Education Assessment Information
ACT Aspire Resources 
For additional information, contact Dana Yow at

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Blythewood High School Improvement Council named winner of the 2015 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence!

Blythewood High SIC members and associates

(L to R) Debbie Hamm, Superintendent, Richland School District Two; Amelia Butler McKie, Board Member, Richland School District Two; Gary Alexander, Blythewood High SIC; Traci Young Cooper, Chair, SC Board of Education; Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director; Charlie Riley; Ted Riley; Brenda Hafner, Principal, Blythewood High; Calvin “Chip” Jackson, Board Chair, Richland School District Two; Clarissa Bennett, Chair, Blythewood High SIC; Chaundra White,
Blythewood High SIC

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State EOC Executive Director Melanie Barton Named SIC Advocate of the Year for 2015
State Rep. Jerry N. Govan, Jr. receives SC-SIC Board’s 2015 Legislator of the Year Award
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2nd Annual SC School Behavioral Health Conference

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015

An opportunity for professionals from schools and youth-serving agencies to network, collaborate, and learn new strategies to improve outcomes for all children and families in South Carolina.

Keynote Presentation: Susan Barrett
Implementation Partner, National PBIS Technical Assistance Center

“School Mental Health Within a Multi-tiered System of Behavioral Supports”

Breakfast and Lunch included!
Over 20 Break Out Sessions &
Intensive Training Workshops!
CEUs Offered!

Topics Covered Will Include:

  • Family-school collaboration
  • Legal and policy considerations for SMH services
  • Youth engagement in behavioral health services
  • Technology applications for data-based decision making
  • Using Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Service funding to support multi-tiered systems in schools
  • Interventions to prevent and address bullying
  • Intervention strategies to promote school engagement and prevent dropout
To register visit :

download the flyer

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Presentations from the Annual SC-SIC Meeting, March 7, 2015
(note: please click "Cancel" if you are prompted for a password)
Annual Meeting handouts

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Council News masthead Vol 37 Issue 1 

Available now - Council News, Volume 37, Issue 1

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In The Loop Logo
Meet In the Loop, SC-SIC's newest way to keep SIC members and friends informed of events, dates, news, and other happenings. In the Loop is sent to all SIC members and supporters who share their email addresses with us. Click the logo above to explore In the Loop and feel free to print out and share it with fellow SIC members who may not have received it. Want to receive In the Loop in your Inbox? Just contact SC-SIC Digital and Web Director Claudia Parnell at to be added to the list.

Available now - Volume 1, Issue 8 - Thursday, 02-19-2015

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SIC Spotlight: Mauldin Elementary School SIC, Mauldin, SC

As part of their focus on encouraging student and family engagement in science learning, Mauldin Elementary School's SIC members collaborated with their school's administrators and teachers as well as community organizations to organize a fun family science night.  They combined their fabulous student science fair exhibits with programs and exhibits featuring community resources such as Roper Mountain Science Center, Greenville Zoo, Bricks for Kidz, Sylvan STEM Learning Center, and the Nutty Scientist.

Mauldin ES SIC ScienceNight

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Competitions and workshops offered by SC Economics

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Download the new SIC brochure!
SC-SIC designed this brochure for you to be easily printed or copied in black and white. It is a Microsoft Word file and can be easily modified using Microsoft Office software.


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"Building Better Schools by Engaging Support Staff" -Sam Bartlett and Vie Herlocker

While supplies last, we are offering one free copy per SIC upon request.