SIC Training Alert! SIC trainings in The Basics and Leadership and Advocacy are now being scheduled by SIC District Contacts. Click here for a list of all District Contact information and ask for SIC training to be scheduled for your school district's School Improvement Councils.
Click here to visit the SIC Training Dates and Locations page and view scheduled trainings.
Has your SIC membership been reported?SIC members and the general public can confirm that their SIC membership has been reported to the state office by visiting the SC-SIC Member Network membership database and clicking the "View the SIC Members (Read-Only)" link. School and district users can request new accounts and passwords by following the on-screen directions. (Only school and district employees may hold user accounts.)
The latest "Council News" is here! Click to read Volume 35, Issue 1 of the new SC-SIC newsletter.
Attention All SICs Looking for Winning Strategies to Improve Family and Community Engagement in the Coming School Year!
While supplies last, request your free copy of Steven Constantino’s book, 101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement. Written to compliment the principles presented in his earlier book, Engaging All Families, this volume provides a multitude of specific strategies, action plans and real-life stories for improving family and community engagement that can be adapted and implemented in any school. The first section of the book is devoted to the importance of developing a school culture that is supportive of family engagement initiatives, with suggestions on how to overcome existing cultural barriers in your school. The majority of the book, however, is devoted to a detailed list of specific techniques that schools can use to create a comprehensive framework for family engagement that impacts school climate and student achievement. They range from ways to create a more welcoming school, creating avenues for two-way communication between families and schools, expanding family involvement into all aspects of the school, and assisting families in supporting student learning at home. Constantino gives special attention throughout to reaching out not just to those parents who are already involved, but to those who are not yet connected with the school and may be in the greatest need of outreach and support. SICs will find this book a useful resource when looking for new, practical and specific ideas to create real family and community engagement in their schools.
This SIC marketing tool is availableAT NO COSTto School Improvement Councils.
Thanks to Rep. Nathan Ballentine for being chief sponsor– and SC House and Senate for concurrence –of a resolution honoring SC-SIC and all state SICs for 35 years of valued service to our state’s public schools.L-R: SC-SIC Executive Director Cassie Barber,S.C. House Rep. Nathan Ballentine,SC-SIC Associate Director Tom Hudson
FREE BOOK RESOURCES!“101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement” -Steve Constantino
"Building Better Schools by Engaging Support Staff" -Sam Bartlett and Vie HerlockerWhile supplies last, we are offering one free copy per SIC upon request.
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DISCUS, South Carolina'sVirtual Library1000's magazines, newspapers& reference books available 24/7!
South CarolinaFamily-Friendly StandardsInteractive activities andresources to help reinforceand support the educationof all SC's children.