Daniel Island School Ospreys

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Mission: Building upon our rich Lowcountry traditions, we will ignite, in every student, a passion for life-long learning. Through dynamic instruction, creative partnerships and exceptional support, we will foster opportunities for each student to build a legacy of success.


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Students in Mrs. Hardison's class completed a passion project for their final assignment of the year.
They could choose one of the following projects;
-PSA on a topic they were passionate about to bring awareness on an issue.
-An invention that would help solve a problem or improve an invention that already exists.
-Improve a system that already exists.
The overall goal is to see how they make a positive impact on their world!

Here's an excellent example of one of the amazing passion projects!

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Check out some of our pictures from the 4th-Grade Math Carnival! https://photos.app.goo.gl/WJNwVLxEzW6HBAXc9


WWII Veteran Mr. Moskin celebrated part of his 93rd birthday yesterday talking to our 7th-grade students. He shared details and facts of WWII and his role in the war.
His main message to the students, however, was to “hug not hate”. He said, “I’m a hugger, not a hater”.
He also spoke to them and challenged them to be “Upstanders”, not “Bystanders” when they see others needing help.
Mr. Moskin’s Grandsons attend DIS.
Students welcomed him with a birthday banner, cards, cupcakes and of course some hugs!
Thank your Mr. Moskin and family for your sacrifices and service.

WWII Veteran Mr. Moskin

These 7th-grade girls JUMPED at an opportunity to dissect frogs this week after school!
Thanks for your interest and dedication to science, girls! You rocked it!


Rob Fowler visits the 4th graders at Daniel Island School for Weather 101_2019

Check out this clip of Rob Fowler after visiting our 4th graders yesterday!

counton2.com Rob Fowler visits the 4th graders at Daniel Island School for Weather 101

Third graders in Mrs. Donley's class got to try out our new LittleBits kits today! They tied these kid-friendly circuits into a lesson on the Titanic by having students create a fan for the first-class passengers.

Congratulations! We are so proud!

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Amy Hardison has done it again!
Last week, Mrs. Hardison was awarded the 2018-2019 Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of Year Citizenship Award.

She also won the local chapter TOY award. Then won the tri-county TOY award, which includes Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. She was also presented with the SC state TOY Citizenship Award.

There is an Elementary, Middle, and High School division for these awards. Amy won for 6th to 8th-grade history teachers.

We have AMAZING teachers at DIS, and we're lucky to have Amy as one of them! Congratulations!

Fourth Grade traveled downtown on a field study earlier this month to the Old Exchange Building, William Heyward House, and The Powder Magazine. They learned so much about Colonial times and experienced what it was like first hand!

This week, 8th Grade Science students learned about the Mars mission and the rovers that have explored the planet. Using STEAM and Sphero robots, students got to work in teams to code their own rovers throughout our student-created Mars environment. They learned how NASA scientists send their codes to Mars and the delay it takes.

Daniel Island 3rd grade students got to work collaboratively with Engaging Creative Minds visual artist Mia Loia to create a class installation from plastics/recycle materials/throwaways expressing ocean pollution and local animal and plant habitats and protection.
The students studied science and ELA inquiry concepts and creative solutions to our plastic pollution problems.

Last week, 7th graders modeled changing populations in their science class with a fun game entitled, Oh Deer! Action-based learning at it's best!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our first annual Literature Night a success! #disospreyproud #disospreysread

Engaging Creative Minds

During this Engaged Learning Experience (ELE), Daniel Island School Ospreys 5th graders create a mosaic based on animal ecosystems from Science concepts: communities, terrestrial, aquatic, biotic, abiotic, population with ECM Partner Meryl's Mosaics.

3rd-grade Students at Daniel Island get to see the finished quilts they made with Peggy Hartwell. The 6 x 6” quilt squares are based on symbols from the Antebellum period and heroes. The collaborative quilts will be displayed in the hallway soon!

Daniel Island 6th grade students worked collaboratively with ECM Partner, Storytree Theater, to create a performance of Richard I and Queen Margaret’s monologue to gain a better understanding of Shakespeare’s words.
Students learned performance/presentation techniques and the audience got to write an analysis of their peer's performance.

Daniel Island 8th grade students met with The Charleston Museum staff, Stephanie Thomas, for a hands-on classroom activity exploring Dave Drake’s jars and poetry. Students created a clay jar and added a biographical statement. As a field study, students took a guided tour of the Museum with interactive activities through 4 areas including: Natural History Exhibit geologic time, (scavenger hunt), storage room--artifacts (study of museum careers),— Storeroom/Back hall—jars, careers, indigo, and fossil lab/Dicot.

Thanks, Black Tie Music Academy for a great experience for our 4th graders!
Students worked with ECM partners to explore a sound scope which shows visual representation and physical movement of sound. Students studied frequency, sound vacuum, how sound is produced, and resonance. Students then created a product (poster, skit, rap or song) related to science vocabulary and concepts to present at an Open Mike performance.

[04/23/19]   Reminder: Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday!
This information session
starts at 6pm in the Multipurpose Room.

So proud of our students! Last night’s performance of Little Mermaid Jr. was wonderful! Thank you to Mrs. Scholer, Mrs. Herndon, and Mrs. Peterson for guiding our students through this experience! A special shoutout to Mrs. Canfield for helping with lights and sound!!! What a great night!

If you missed it last night, be sure to join us tonight at 7:00 for another great performance!

Pinwheels for Great Childhoods is excited to kick off our 3rd annual event. The Exchange Club of Daniel Island has partnered with Prevent Child Abuse America, Darkness to Light and Dee Norton to raise funds and awareness about all forms of child abuse. Please visit www.bluepinwheels.com to learn more and donate. You may purchase pinwheels at Refuel and plant at your house or business throughout April. All net proceeds remain in the local area for education and training to recognize and prevent child abuse.

Congratulations to the DIS 7th and 8th Grade Band on their performance at Concert Performance Assessment. They were awarded an Excellent Rating with Superiors in Sight-Reading! We are so incredibly proud of them and their hard work.

Happy Retirement, Mrs. Candy! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to DIS! Our staff and students will miss you!

Congratulations to 1st place - Madeleine Maxwell (Animal Waste), 2nd place- Connor Fitzgerald (Bridge Strength), and 3rd place - Summer DeValle (Stinky Feet) for the DIS 7th grade Science Fair!
Madeleine Maxwell was also our DIS overall WINNER!
Congratulations to ALL!

Congratulations to Amy Hardison! Tonight she was recognized for being a BCSD Honor Roll Teacher (top three!!). We are blessed she has chosen Daniel Island to share her passion and service to students! Well done Mrs. Hardison!


Yertle the Turtle

To go along with the Ozobot & Yertle the Turtle activity, here's a video to show you what the final project looks like in action! *no sound on the video. https://youtu.be/UzWR0QmX1QA

Ozobots coding with Yertle the Turtle

This week, Community Crusaders collected enough hygiene supplies to pack 48 bags together! They also continued their community work by collecting trash around the playground and garden area. What an amazing group of kids!


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Kindergarten Registration begins today! https://www.bcsdschools.net/registration Spread the word if you know any parents with students starting at DIS next year. We can't wait to meet you!


Students in Mrs. Hardison’s 7th grade Social Studies class just finished learning about the Rise of Dictators and WWII. As a final assignment, students were read the Dr. Seuss story, “Yertle The Turtle” and asked to recreate a page within the story incorporating Ozobots.

Yertle represented one of the dictators they learned about.

The Ozobots represented the turtles. Students chose the perspective of who the turtles represented, either soldiers following their dictator's orders, or countries being taken over by the dictators.

They turned out great!

What an amazing and fun night celebrating our student artists! Special thanks to our fine arts teachers: Mrs. Brunetti, Mr. Lawson, Mrs. Hill, Ms. Phillips and Mrs. Castellano for their hard work in organizing and leading our talented young artists.

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Daniel Island School sixth-grade students craft digital autobiographies | The Daniel Island News

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Our Community Crusaders have been hard at work! This week they completed 20 good neighbor bags to distribute at the upcoming Potluck in the Park.

Congratulations to our DIS students who participated in the All-Region Band this past weekend.
All-Region Junior Honor Band included DIS students Ava M. and Matthew S. The All-Region Junior Concert Band included DIS students Andrew S., Justin H., and Fordham S.! All of the student representatives had a wonderful weekend full of music and friend-making!

Our Community Crusaders made Valentines for residents at The Summit Place.
On their way back from delivering their valentines, they collected “Cans of Love” from our neighbors on Daniel Island Drive. They collected over 50 cans! The canned goods will be donated to the Methodist Church Food Pantry in Awendaw.


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Collaboration at it's best! The 7th grade and kindergarten classes had a blast observing a fun science experiment called “Chemistry In A Bag”!

Last week Mrs. Colvin's, sixth-grade ELA students used an app called Book Creator to create digital autobiographies. Each chapter focuses on a different prompt. In the fifth chapter, students present an illustrative essay based on a quote about love by famous writers, such as Maya Angelou, William Shakespeare, and C.S. Lewis. We shared these chapters with younger grades for Valentine’s Day.

Thank you to all who came to the DIS PTA Family Sweetheart Social. Loved seeing all the smiles! Thank you PTA!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to Mrs. Atkins, one of our 7th Grade ELA teachers! She just earned her National Board Teaching Certification! What a huge accomplishment! Way to go!

Thank you Lola's Lumpia & Filipino Cuisine for coming to feed our faculty and staff Friday! It was delicious! #foodtruckfriday

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