Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School

Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School

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On the final day of the #chsjazzfestival, we are celebrating our up-and-coming jazz musicians from around South Carolina! Come hear some of the best youth jazz artists from Charleston Southern University Jazz Band, College of Charleston Department of Music Jazz Combo, Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School Jazz Combo Wando High School Jazz Band, the @BerkeleyAll-CountyJazz Band and the Charleston Jazz Academy Jazz Combos. Tickets: charlestonjazz.com/festival

Sunday, April 24, 2022
2:30 - 5:30pm | Royal Missionary Baptist Church

The 2022 Charleston Jazz Festival is presented by @MUSCHealth.
On the final day of the #chsjazzfestival, we are celebrating our up-and-coming jazz musicians from around South Carolina! Come hear some of the best youth jazz artists from Charleston Southern University Jazz Band, College of Charleston Department of Music Jazz Combo, Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School Jazz Combo Wando High School Jazz Band, the @BerkeleyAll-CountyJazz Band and the Charleston Jazz Academy Jazz Combos. Tickets: charlestonjazz.com/festival

Sunday, April 24, 2022
2:30 - 5:30pm | Royal Missionary Baptist Church

The 2022 Charleston Jazz Festival is presented by @MUSCHealth.
Is there a video or recording of the middle school’s All State performance? I saw the Highschool’s performance, which was phenomenal & was able to follow their journey, but I can’t find anything for the Middle School Vocalists.
The perfect gift for any student, this bestselling book was ranked #14 on the list of 50 best college books of all time.
For the vocal audition, can students sing a Disney song?
Charleston County School of the Arts graduate Ashley Green returns home to perform with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on February 15 & 16! See the full interview with Live 5 News at the link below and buy tickets at: https://gaillardcenter.org/events/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-2/.
On sale now—Charleston County School of the Arts presents Les Misérables School Edition on April 21 and 22! Buy tickets at: https://gaillardcenter.org/events/les-miserables-school-edition/.
Exciting things have been happening in the High School strings room at the Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School! Here is a clip of the very first rehearsal on Mozart's Serenata notturna.
Francisco Fullana & SOA Sinfonietta
Just announced! Charleston County School of the Arts presents Les Misérables School Edition on April 21 and 22! Set against the backdrop of the French Rebellion of 1830, Les Misérables: School Edition is the epic and uplifting story of passion, sacrifice, and redemption performed entirely by students. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 11 at 11am at https://gaillardcenter.org/events/les-miserables-school-edition/.
Here is a look at the program booklet for Thursday's concert with the Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School Sinfonietta and Francisco Garcia Fullana. We hope to see you at this FREE concert!
Poetical Playoffs // 8 S.C. High schoolers will go (virtually) head-to-head in this year's Poetry Out Loud state finals on March 5. For more information about this annual poetry competition focusing on recitation and performance click through ---> http://bit.ly/39LZI8o

Hailing from four schools in Charleston, Greenville, and Spartanburg these competitors will meet with SC Arts Commission Poetry Out Loud coordinator, Bonita Peeples, to record three recitations before these are played for the 4 judges - all accomplished poets residing in South Carolina.

We can't wait to hear more from the semifinalist students:
Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School students - Tea Allen, Kenneth Carrington, Natalie Holland, and Adam Maierle
Fine Arts Center pARTners students - Emily Allison (2021 state champ) + Harper Scott
Westgate Christian School student - Catherine Wooten
and
Spartanburg Day School student - Caleb Xiao (2021 1st runner-up)

Congrats and good luck to all!

#Arts4SC #YoungPoets #PoetryOutLoud #PoetryOutLoudStateFinals #PoetryOutLoudSC #ArtsEducation #ArtsEd #PoetryCommunity #poetryisart

[Image Description: Close up of a microphone in yellow tones with contrasting text that reads "Poetry Out Loud - nationwide high school competition" "State Finalists Announced" "Virtual Finals March 5" and the SC Arts Commission logo.]
Has anyone's child been out of school for someone in the home testing positive for covid? I'm wondering why they are not giving my child access to zooms and marking her absent? I have been trying to contact someone since last Friday about this. Would love to get some feedback from anyone at this point.

The School of the Arts is a county-wide magnet school that blends intensive artistic instruction wit

Operating as usual

09/21/2022

7th Grade Theater Majors will have an Improv Show in the Black Box Theater on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 at 4 pm and 6:30 pm.

09/20/2022
09/19/2022

Tickets are on sale now for The Phantom of the Opera presented by SOA vocal, orchestra, and dance majors from October 27 - 30. Click here to purchase yours today:
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/67032

09/19/2022

Congrats to our Middle School Band and their teacher, Mrs. Reed! These wonderful musicians will give their first performance of the year this Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in the Rose Maree Myers Theater. Don't miss this!

09/19/2022

Please be reminded that this Friday, September 23 is an Early Release Day; school will dismiss at 1:30 pm.

09/19/2022

If your child is a student athlete playing for another school, please fill out this short form. Thank you! https://forms.gle/zR9QnSAbXeqzyLSs8

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 09/18/2022

We had special guests drop in on some of our Fine Arts majors on Friday, and they were inspired by what our teachers and students do on a typical day…. 6th grade theatre students writing and acting their Greek performance which also coincides with what they are learning in social studies. 6th grade band showing songs they can play after playing their assigned instrument for the FIRST TIME one month ago. Piano students playing mind blowing pieces as they prepare for their first concert. 6th grade strings running gorgeous scales and plucking a new song. High School strings practicing Phantom as we walk out. Vocal was on a retreat performing, and mentoring another vocal program in Myrtle Beach. 9th grade creative writers were on a field trip at an assisted living home interviewing residents to write their next story. AND, our Applause Staff hosting and treating our entire campus to the magic of US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins and his inspiring poetry. SOA is a place that holds immense inspiration on a daily basis. We have so much gratitude for this beautiful community! Thank you parents, family and friends, for all you do to support and encourage our SOA family.

09/15/2022

What are you doing tonight? If you don’t have plans, we invite you to experience America’s favorite poet, Billy Collins. Tickets were sold out, BUT, our theater seat installation is complete and we are open for Performance Arts business! That means we have more tickets. Thank you to the SOA Applause team and Dr. Cusatis for making this event happen!

6:30 PM | ROSE MAREE MYERS THEATER

Reserve your free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/billy-collins-poetry-reading-book-signing-tickets-411203830727?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Billy Collins Poetry Reading & Book Signing 09/12/2022

Billy Collins Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Renowned US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, will give a poetry reading followed by a book-signing on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm in the Academic Magnet High School Lecture Hall. While this event - sponsored by our Applause newspaper - is free, space is very limited. Be sure to use this link as soon as possible to reserve tickets:

Billy Collins Poetry Reading & Book Signing Two-term United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read from his work. A book signing will follow.

09/12/2022

A college financial aid and scholarship night for SOA seniors is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm in the Academic Magnet High School Lecture Hall. Don't miss this!

09/07/2022

High School band majors have two fall concerts coming up! Here are the details:

09/06/2022

A final reminder that High School Open House will be tonight (Tuesday, September 6) at 6 pm, and Middle School Open House will be Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Parents can meet with their child’s art major teachers at 6 pm* and academic teachers at 6:30 pm. (Some Arts Departments will start their meetings at 5:30. Please reference an email from your student’s Fine Arts teacher regarding exact start times.) Schedules were given to high school students on Friday to photograph and send to parents. Middle school students will be sending home photos of their schedule prior to Thursday evening. Make sure you’ve got a copy or image of your child’s schedule prior to arriving for Open House. We can’t wait to see you!

09/06/2022

All high school students are invited to audition for the upcoming school-wide musical, SPONGEBOB! Scan this QR code to learn more as auditions are fast approaching!

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 09/02/2022

Enjoy your long weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you all at open house next week! If you ordered SOA swag, it will be available for pick up If you ordered before August 15.

09/02/2022

Learn more about the School Improvement Council (SIC) and join their upcoming Zoom meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at 5 pm here:

09/01/2022

Introducing some of our SOA students swimming varsity for The Raptors:

Tyler Nelson, Sophia Barden, Finley Bowers, Simon Ford, Maggie Largent, Mery Traxler, Yidong Ye, not pictured Niko Mackie.

They swim against Lucy Beckham HS next Tuesday at 6pm! (at LTP 1513 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant)

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/31/2022

High School musical open to SOA and AMHS! Info session next week- September 7th. We love it when everyone can get together for the arts!

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/29/2022

MAP testing for middle school this week, and PICTURE DAY Thursday for everyone! https://www.smore.com/1nhv9-map-testing-information?ref=email-content#w-9266839091

08/29/2022

We look especially forward to meeting and greeting parents and guardians at next week’s open houses. Here are the details.: High School Open House will be Tuesday, September 6 at 6 pm, and Middle School Open House will be Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Parents can meet with their child’s art major teachers at 6 pm and academic teachers at 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to follow your student’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get an overview of their arts and academic courses.

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/27/2022

These two have been serving two high schools and a middle school while waiting for the new nurse to come on board. They love you guys and work hard for this community. Show them some love when you see Nurse Alissa and Nurse Melanie ♥️♥️♥️

08/26/2022

There will be no school on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/26/2022

Do you have a student at SOA who is interested in developing their sailing skills with the goal of competitive racing (420 sailboats) through a club team? Is so, please let parent, Paul Fox, know via email here: [email protected]



Objective: Provide FUN and competitive outlet for kids that want to develop their sailing skills

Qualifications: Basic sailing experience with a desire to learn competitive racing against other high school teams

Location: Daniel Island Yacht Club

Team Size: Up to 14 students (mix of high school and 8th graders)

Season: Fall (Mid-September – Early December) and Spring (Feb-May)

Practices: 1 day during the week (after school); optional weekend day

Coach: Team will have a certified Sailing Coach

Cost: Dependent on team size



Please contact Paul Fox if interested. [email protected]

08/24/2022

Introducing our SOA football players playing for The Raptors (from left to right):
Eli Bogstad, Cameron Leach, Ayden Caffarel, RJ Jenkins, Dylan Sweeney, Milo Timpanaro-Throop. Make some Friday Night Lights plans and get your tickets: https://gofan.co/app/events/684059?schoolId=SC7442

08/24/2022

School pictures will be taken during art major classes on Thursday, September 1. Get ready to smile and shine!

08/24/2022

Please mark your calendars for our High School Open House which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 6 pm, and Middle School Open House which will take place Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm. Parents can meet with their child’s art major teachers at 6 pm and academic teachers at 6:30 pm. We encourage you to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to follow your student’s schedule, meet their teachers, and get an overview of their arts and academic courses.

Happening: New volume features a variety of conversations with poet Billy Collins 08/22/2022

Happening: New volume features a variety of conversations with poet Billy Collins

Congrats to Dr. John Cusatis, SOA English teacher and English Dept. Head, who is the editor of a new book featuring interviews and conversations (some with SOA students!) with nationally renowned poet, Billy Collins. Read all about it here:

Happening: New volume features a variety of conversations with poet Billy Collins Local educator John Cusatis has edited a new volume called "Conversations with Billy Collins." The book includes numerous interviews with the famed poet.

08/19/2022

We did it SOA! We kicked off the 22-23 school year. These principals worked along side our staff to get schedules changed, teacher duties organized, IDs secured, safety protocols enforced, and transportation logistics squared away. They also did the other big parts of their jobs, including teacher, student, and parent support, all with a sense of humor and genuine care. This position wears SO MANY HATS, I cannot mention them all. SOA has a dynamite administration team that truly loves this community. Pictured here- on the left, High School Principal Derrickson, and on the right, Middle School Principal Smith. Follow their lead and kick your feet up- it’s Friday! ✨

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/19/2022

SOA alumni Jonathon Heyward is on Public Radio talking about his serendipitous moments at Orange Grove Elementary, CE Williams, and SOA, that led him to where he is today. Who knew getting your name drawn out of a hat by a substitute teacher could be the trajectory to becoming the “most exciting conductor on the international scene”. Such a great listen!

https://www.southcarolinapublicradio.org/show/sonatas-and-soundscapes

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/18/2022

SOA students now have the option to play sports for their home (zoned) school or Academic Magnet. Did you know that five of our teachers coach at AMHS?

From left to right:

Brian Johnson: boys Cross Country and Track, Austin Miller: Football,
Jacqueline Healy: Swim,
Brett Johnsen: Boys Basketball and Girls Softball,
Earnest White: Football

Support our SOA and AMHS students at their games and meets! Thanks Coach Miller for the football schedule!

08/18/2022

COLLEGE ESSAY ADVISING FOR THE CLASS OF 2023!
SOA Creative Writing Teacher, Mrs. Beth Webb Hart, is available during high school lunch to help seniors draft and polish their college essays. Meetings will take place in Room 1214 (Computer Lab 2) on the second floor of the high school building (by Ms. Honeycutt's room.) Please review the available slots at the Sign-up Genius link below and sign up as soon as you can as spots go fast. Questions? Email Mrs. Hart at [email protected]

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4bafa62da1fd0-college3

08/18/2022

Officer Hanson is excited to join our community as our SRO. He was born and raised in NYC (Queens), served in the United States Navy, and has been a police officer for over 20 years. He is married with three kids, one who serves in the Navy, and two in college. For those of you new to the SOA community, you will find that our SRO is a big deal around here. He keeps our campus safe during school hours, AND during all of our performances. That is a lot of time spent here! If you see him, tell him thank you for serving our school community!

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/17/2022

It was a great first day at SOA! The “last first day” for our seniors, first day of school outfits, first greeting from some of our deaf and hard of hearing family, first class pictures, first of many coordinating outfits by our support staff, first day navigating that bus system (with rain and everything!), and first after school practice. We love our amazing community!

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/16/2022

It’s been a busy day at SOA today! Our crew is looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow!

08/11/2022

Sharing some jokes before one of the many back to school meetings. We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces next week!

Photos from Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School's post 08/08/2022

Back to School Frequently Asked Questions..…

08/08/2022

Orientation for new students!

08/04/2022

Rising senior creative writing major, Winslow Hastie, has just been named a 2022 National Student Poet by the National Student Poet's Program in collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers! Out of 22,000 student poets from across the nation, only 5 were chosen by an esteemed panel of jurors which included US Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellow, Nicky Beer, and many other writers and national literary arts organizations. Winslow will serve as a poetry ambassador for the southeast this year - leading workshops, giving readings, and encouraging student authors. Read all about this enormous honor here, and enjoy this quote from Winslow's teachers:

"Mr. Hammes, Ms. DeTiberus, and I could not be more proud of Winslow! He came into our program in 6th grade with a distinct voice, a keen eye for detail, and a deep-seated love for the natural wonders of the lowcountry. Through the years, he has – with genuine ardor – steadfastly honed these gifts to become not only a stellar wordsmith, but also, an encourager to his classmates whom he challenges and uplifts on a daily basis in our writing workshop. He’s going to be an exceptional poetry ambassador!" - Beth Webb Hart, SOA Creative Writing Teacher

https://newsroom.artandwriting.org/2022/08/03/meet-the-class-of-

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