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Go Mini-Cats!

This week's Reading Around the Bases Roundup spotlights some awesome participation numbers from last week! Keep reading & logging thru 3/15! The top 25 readers from each school will be recognized at the RiverDogs Education Day game on 4/16! Charleston County School District Charleston RiverDogs Beanstack Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School Goodwin Gators St. James-Santee Elementary Middle School Minnie Hughes Elementary School Chicora Elementary School Matilda F Dunston


Congratulations to Ms. Porterfield!

Meaghan Porterfield
Minnie Hughes Elementary School

Meaghan is a first-grade teacher at Minnie Hughes. The Frederick, Maryland native is in her sixth year of teaching. She earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her master’s of arts in Teaching from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Her teaching philosophy is:
Creative, enthusiastic, and passionate. I take pride in creating a nurturing classroom environment that encourages children to be themselves while feeling comfortable in expressing their ideas and learning from their peers. Building relationships is one of the most important things to me as an educator. My love for children shines through in everything I do in the classroom.


Feel free to join us on Friday for our Minnie Hughes Soccer Day!!


Go Mini-Cats!

Week 5 Round Up: Reading Around the Bases is Going Strong! Look at all these schools that are averaging over 500 minutes per reader! Keep reading and logging through March 15th! Charleston County School District Charleston RiverDogs Minnie Hughes Elementary School Memminger Elementary School Stiles Point Elementary

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 02/21/2024

Our second graders received a surprise visit today from the Charleston Riverdog himself.
The Charleston Riverdogs and CCSD have continued the “ Reading Across the Bases” Initiative which was developed to promote having fun while reading with second graders throughout the county. The students loved this surprise visit and enjoyed being one of the schools that was chosen for this initiative.

As we know, it is extremely important for students to find the joy in reading at an early age.

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 02/18/2024

Minicat Community Circle

Yesterday, Our minicats had House Meetings and Community Circle. In the House Meetings, we reminded our Minicats of the expectations of R- Responsibility. The students chatted about what it looks like in the classroom and how we can be more responsible everyday, even at home.

At this Community Circle, we welcomed our new staff member - Mr. Sparks into our minicat family. He also spun the RCA House wheel and landed in the Green House . The Marvelous Minicat award went Mrs. Lockerman for her high level of dedication to our students. Mrs. Lockerman holds our students to high expectations and they are rising to the occasion to perform. We thank you for everything that you do for our Minicat family , Mrs. Lockerman.

Check out pics from February’s Community Circle below!



Minnie Hughes Gospel Choir performing at the ChuckTown Youth Symposium!


Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 02/18/2024

Minicats Representing !!

Our minicats had the privilege to showcase some of their talents at the ChuckTown Youth symposium at James Island Charter High . At Minnie Hughes, we prioritize nurturing the gifts in the classroom and beyond the classroom. We enjoy giving students the opportunity to showcase their abilities in new environments so that fear doesn’t get a chance to set in. Our Minicat Gospel Choir along with our PURR Steppers represented Minnie Hughes well. The Minicats really made us proud. Videos will be posted shortly.


Happy Friday Mini-Cat learning community! We are proud to present 18 new members to the National BETA Club. Our Mini-Cats join the ranks of more than 500,000 members across the United States and beyond. Help us celebrate them by leaving a comment, sharing, and liking this announcement.

Charleston County School District


Don't forget this Thursday starting at 1pm will be Hollywood's Food Distribution for those in need!

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 02/08/2024
Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 02/07/2024

Happy Wednesday Minicat Families,

Today we celebrated our students for their exceptional achievement with our Second Quarter Awards Program. Parents near and far came to celebrate our scholars as they celebrated great achievements in the classroom. Awards were given for Principals List, A/B Honor Roll, Character , Attendance , Art , and Honorable Mentions. We are so proud of our minicats for their hard work and amazing work ! ❤️❤️❤️

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 02/03/2024

Happy Friday Parents,

Minnie Hughes Elementary School is sooo thankful for our supportive community. We would like to
Thank Mr. Bickford and The Beds Equal Dreams Bed Placement organization for their donations. We had 3 families go home to today with a new twin bed, mattress, and bedding for their child. We are so thankful for our “village. “


Meet our Ms. Kline!

New year, new schools! 🎉

Say hello to Minnie Hughes Elementary School and Jane Edwards Elementary in the Lowcountry – the latest schools to join the CIS family. 🏫✨

Throughout the 2023-24 school year, we've been on a mission of growth and impact – expanding our reach to five new schools. The CIS program is now in 43 schools across South Carolina! Our commitment to providing essential support, resources, and mentorship is touching the lives of even more students and families.

📸: Rachel Kline, Minnie Hughes Site Coordinator

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 01/26/2024

Mini-Cat Bonding!

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 01/26/2024

Our students had a very special visit today from Books & Beyond, a wonderful local organization that helps spread the importance of all things reading. Students talked about the importance of reading and how to pick a “just right” book, then each student got to pick two free books to take home. We’re thankful for opportunities to help spread the joy of reading!


Join us in helping our community and school at the same time!!! Spread the Word!!

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 01/12/2024

🎉MHES Teacher of the Year! Ms. Porterfield! Congratulations 🎉


Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 12/25/2023

Have Fun, Stay Safe Mini-Cats!


Thankful to know our kids got this gift they can enjoy with their other gifts this year! Stay safe students and enjoy!❤️

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 12/16/2023

Our minicat tribe ended our semester in our PJs with toasted s’mores and a great movie with our teachers and students. Great bonds were nurtured as the school closed out our semester with sweet treats and smiles. Our House Christmas Tree Decorating contest really put the icing on the cake. Congratulations to the Isibindi Tree for taking the win 🥇.

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 12/16/2023

Our Winter Holiday Celebration was nothing short of amazing. On last night, parents and community members near and far gathered to see our students perform. Celebrating the holiday season is something that comes naturally to our minicats. Special thanks goes to Mrs. K. Speed- our amazing music teacher, Ms. Dajah- our amazing volunteer/sub, and Mrs. Saulters - our awesome strings teacher. These three came together to produce an awesome show.

Photos from Minnie Hughes Elementary School's post 12/15/2023

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Our Shared Comittment

Minnie Hughes will be a school that is committed to educating all students; and where 21st-century learning, collaboration, and high academic standards for all learners is reached. The commitment will be seen in the educators, students, parents and community who advocates supporting the visionary outcomes of the school. The commitment will empower our students to become contributing and productive citizens for the future of the community and their own well-being.

Videos (show all)

MHES Strings Ensemble
Minicats Representing !!Our minicats had the privilege to showcase some of their talents at the ChuckTown Youth symposiu...
#MinicatPURRSteppers under the direction of Shontair McCanic and Jakara Heyward
Minicat Gospel Choir under the direction of Nakiary Whitten
The Mini-Cat Educators needed a Bonding Moment! #intentionallyallin
Our Winter Holiday Celebration was nothing short of amazing. On last night, parents and community members near and far g...
Minnie Hughes Elementary enjoying the last day of school before the Holiday break. Toasted s’mores, PJs, Christmas movie...
Minnie Hughes would like to send a HUGE thank the Going Places Nonprofit organization for putting smiles on our students...
Community Circle to end the week right before the break! #intentionallyallin




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Hollywood, SC

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