SC-SIC 2014 Annual Meeting – March 22, 2014
Former SC Governor and US Education Secretary Dick Riley is scheduled to present this year’s SC-SIC Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence
There’s still time to register for the 2014 SC-SIC Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 22, at St. Andrews Middle School in Columbia. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “The Power of Partnerships – Making the Most of What You’ve Got,” which will feature a variety of sessions and information for local SICs members. SICs don’t have to go it alone – there are resources and help out there for you! Highlights of the meeting will be presentations from the five finalists for this year’s Riley Award for SIC Excellence, and the announcement of 2014’s recipient of this prestigious award, to be presented by Secretary Riley. A flyer with a rundown of the day’s scheduled activities is below – feel free to print it out and share it. Registration cost of $30 includes meeting materials, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Complete your registration form (below) today, print and mail or fax it in by Monday, March 17! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 22.
If paying by credit card please remember to include your signature!
SC-SIC 2014 Annual Meeting registration form
Download the 2014 Annual Meeting flyer
Interested in being an exhibitor at the 2014 annual meeting? Download the form below, fill it out and then fax or mail to SC-SIC. (Please note: if you are prompted for a log in click the "Cancel" button until the document appears.) If paying by credit card please remember to include your signature!
2014 SC-SIC Annual Meeting Exhibitor Registration form
Five School Improvement Councils named finalists for annual state Riley Award for SIC Excellence
Five South Carolina School Improvement Councils (SICs) have been named statewide 2014 award finalists for their accomplishments in parent and civic engagement. In alphabetical order, this year’s Riley Award finalists are:
- Buena Vista Elementary SIC (Greenville County Schools)
- Irmo High SIC (District 5 of Lexington & Richland Counties)
- Okatie Elementary SIC (Beaufort County School District)
- Port Royal Elementary SIC (Beaufort County School District)
- Ridge View High SIC (Richland School District 2)
The winner of the 2014 Riley Award will be selected from this year’s finalists and announced at the SC-SIC Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Columbia.
Seven local SICs named to SC School Improvement Council Honor Roll for 2014
The School Improvement Councils (SICs) of seven South Carolina public schools have been named to the SC School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) 2014 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education. These Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for SC-SIC’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence.
In alphabetical order, the seven School Improvement Councils named to the SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2014 are:
• Buena Vista Elementary SIC (Greenville County Schools)
• Doby’s Mill Elementary SIC (Kershaw County School District)
• Irmo High SIC (District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties)
• Okatie Elementary SIC (Beaufort County School District)
• Port Royal Elementary SIC (Beaufort County School District)
• Ridge View High SIC (Richland School District 2)
• Summit Drive Elementary SIC (Greenville County Schools)
SAVE THE DATES!
PRO-Parents of SC invites you to attend:
ADD, ADHD & EFD Conference
presented by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M. S.
W.S. Hall Institute
1800 Colonial Drive
Click link for registration form:
PRO-Parents of SC
652 Bush River Road, Ste 203
Columbia, SC 29210
SC-SIC Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Scroll to the top of the page for details and registration
Read the latest SIC Clips and Quips, Vol 6, Issue 6
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 available
AT NO COST
to School Improvement Councils.
FREE BOOK RESOURCES!
“101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement” -Steve Constantino
"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.