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USL math teacher earns state recognition, students take home top honors at Math Meet
If you would have asked a young Nicole Brockman what she wanted to be when she grew up, a math teacher would have ranked at the bottom of the list. Brockman, who teaches middle and high school math at the University School of the Lowcountry in Mount Pleasant, said she despised math homework when she was a girl.
How one local school celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week all year round
We spoke to Jason Kreutner, Head of School at the University School of the Lowcountry about Random Act of Kindness Week. Kreutner makes being kind an important part of the education at University School of the Lowcountry by instilling altruistic habits in the students. The unselfish concern for others that his students practice on a daily basis will continue throughout their adulthood.
Making Stewards of Students: University School of the Lowcountry Uplifts Community Through Service Learning Initiative
It’s been a little more than a year since Charleston-area schools closed to curb the spread of coronavirus, but communities are still feeling the effects. With support from their families, students and staff from University School of the Lowcountry have spent each week since then providing resources and support to students in need from neighboring schools.
Mount Pleasant teacher receives statewide recognition as independent school educator
University School of the Lowcountry’s Head of School Jason Kreutner can barely remember the six years before Sara Peck started as an English teacher.
SC public school enrollment dips amid pandemic, private schools get unexpected boost
Frustrated by last-minute school changes and dissatisfied with virtual-learning options, many South Carolina families have opted to leave the public school system entirely.
University School of the Lowcountry wins quiz bowl state championship
Students at the University School of the Lowcountry proved that even in the midst of a difficult year, there are no limitations on what can be accomplished.
Photos: University School of the Lowcountry takes classes outside amid pandemic
A photo essay featuring University School of the Lowcountry. CAPTION ON FIRST IMAGE: Oakley Halpern (left) and Liam Griffin practice self defense techniques during their Krav Maga class outside the University School of the Lowcountry Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021, in Mount Pleasant.
Mt. Pleasant school sets up tents for outdoor classroom space
The University School of the Lowcountry in Mount Pleasant is spending thousands of dollars a month renting out a tent for outdoor classroom space.
Independent school aids CCSD students during COVID-19
For the last 20 weeks a small, independent school in Mount Pleasant has been lending a hand to the second-largest public school district in South Carolina.
University School of the Lowcountry competes in SCISA Literary Meet
On Jan. 31, University School of the Lowcountry (USL) students participated in the South Carolina Independent School Student Association (SCISA) Literary Meet.
University School regional champions in SCISA Battle of the Books
University School of the Lowcountry (USL) emphasizes “learning by doing” in its approach to education for students in third through 12th grade.
USL students attend Palmetto Association of Independent Schools conference
University School of the Lowcountry (USL) emphasizes “learning by doing” in its approach to education every day for students in third through 12th grade.
School Spotlight: Students at University School of the Lowcountry conduct exit polls and learn the value of a vote
A famous quote from Thomas Jefferson reads, “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
Charleston-area students poll voters yearly, have good record of predicting winners
For more than a decade, voters in the Charleston area have been met outside the polls by neatly dressed children and teenage students with clipboards, seeking to conduct exit polls.
University School of the Lowcountry conducts exit polling for 2019 election
The University School of the Lowcountry (USL), serving grades three through 12, explores elections and the democratic process via a curriculum that provides students the opportunity to hear from individual candidates, learn about different parties and explore issues of governance and civics. Every election year, USL students see firsthand the value of exit polling in terms of statistics, sample size, location of precincts, turnout differences for different types of elections, and the diversity of voters they encounter. This is part of our program to develop citizens who will think for themselves, do their own research about the issues of the day, and will actively uplift their communities by being informed participants in our country’s civic process.
Councilmember G.M. Whitley speaks at University School of the Lowcountry
Mount Pleasant Town Councilmember G.M. Whitley spoke at the University School of the Lowcountry (USL) on Oct. 2.
USL students earn Gold Keys in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition
University School of the Lowcountry (USL) emphasizes “learning by doing” in its approach to education every day for students in third through 12th grade. When the world is your classroom, you go forth every week from campus to see things for yourself.
University School of the Lowcountry math teacher wins SCISA Middle School Teacher of the Year
Nicole Brockman used to cry every night when it was time to do her math homework. Just recently, she was named South Carolina Independent School Association’s (SCISA) Middle School Teacher of the Year, honoring her success in teaching math, of all things, to students at University School of the Lowcountry (USL) in Mount Pleasant.
In this article, USL English Teacher, Sara Peck, comments on The Hate Give, a novel by Angie Thomas.
In the second chapter of “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, a white police officer shoots and kills an unarmed young black man named Khalil. The protagonist and narrator, 16-year-old Starr Carter, sees it all happen from the passenger seat of Khalil’s car.
Top graduates – University School of the Lowcountry
The University School of the Lowcountry does not rank graduates. However, Bridget Conway and Sandy Otap were among the top of their class.
University School students take 1st place in regional Quiz Bowl competition
Middle school students from University School of the Lowcountry (USL) competed in the South Carolina Independent School Association Regional Quiz Bowl competition on Feb. 7 and took home top honors. The students competed against Calhoun Academy, Dorchester Academy, and The Georgetown School, earning a 3-0 record and first place in the region for the fourth time in five years.
Students trace Martin Luther’s legacy in Charleston churches
A rushing wind thrummed in the sanctuary walls of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
Students from the University School of the Lowcountry had come to the downtown Charleston church to learn about Martin Luther’s theological legacy as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches on Oct. 31. But organist emeritus Doug Ludlum, seated before them in the balcony at the organ console, wanted to share another part of Luther’s story.
Meet the top grads of University School of the Lowcountry
Each year, the Moultrie News recognizes the top academic achievers from high schools east of the Cooper. Here is your 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian from University School of the Lowcountry.
Two local teachers selected as independent school teacher of the year finalists
Finalists for the South Carolina Independent School Association’s 2017 Teacher of the Year for middle and lower schools are on the faculties of two local schools, according to Larry Watt, executive director of SCISA.
University School 7th grader earns top honors at state chess meet
University School of the Lowcountry seventh grader and Mount Pleasant resident Dylan Brockman earned first place and became this year’s Middle School State Chess Champion at the South Carolina Independent School Association Elementary and Middle School State Chess Meet, while the team of University School 3rd-8th graders collectively earned fourth place overall.
USL students earn awards in Scholastic Art & Writing regional competition
This year, 59 University School of the Lowcountry students’ submissions to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition were recognized at the regional level.
University School takes second in state at quiz bowl
University of the Lowcountry students took second place in the South Carolina Independent School Association Quiz Bowl last weekend.
University School students walk in the footsteps of African-American history
This year, University School of the Lowcountry (USL) took 38 middle school students on a trip to Alabama, allowing them to see sites rooted in civil rights history with their own eyes.
USL wins regional championship
University School of the Lowcountry’s Middle School Quiz Bowl team won their regional competition on Feb. 8, advancing them to the SCISA State Championship scheduled for Feb. 21. This is the school’s fourth year participating and the third time they have taken first place in the region. Pictured from left, Caitlin Parkman, Anna Misciagna (team mentor), Bailey Chave, Kessler Kreutner-Eady, Charlotte Adragna, Conor Seng, and Leo Vaglienti.
On Vacation – Selma, Ala.
Middle school students and chaperones from University School of the Lowcountry walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., a significant site in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. This was one of many stops on the multi-day trip, allowing students to make hands-on connections with lessons they are learning in the classroom. Students travel to a different part of the country annually, and this year’s trip included stops at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Helen Keller’s birthplace, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, among others.
Student Superstar: Anne Adragna
Anne Adragna is one of those students every educator dreams of teaching. Ranked in the top 6 percent in the country on PSAT/NMSQT testing and a National Gold Key Poetry Winner, among other accolades, she excels academically and socially as senior at University School of the Lowcountry. A Mount Pleasant resident, Anne has contributed more than 500 hours of service to her community, works a weekly job at a Publix supermarket, and still finds time to be a happy 17-year-old.
South Carolina students visit Scottsboro Boy’s Museum
Students from a private school in South Carolina visited the Scottsboro Boy’s Museum and Cultural Center on Wednesday as part of their annual trip to learn more about history, culture and explore college opportunities.
Exit polls shows Clinton wins Charleston County
University School of the Lowcountry (USL)’s exit polling results were cited in this article —
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton appears headed toward a win in Charleston County, according to a local exit poll.
University School students take 1st at SCISA Math Meet
University School of the Lowcountry (USL) students recently earned top honors at the South Carolina Independent School Association Middle School Math Meet. The school fielded two teams of seventh and eighth grade students for the meet, which took place at the Sumter County Civic Center on Oct. 26.
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