Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

State Superintendent, Molly Spearman (left) presenting award to Woodmont Middle SchoolWoodmont Middle School is among five South Carolina schools to be awarded the 2017 South Carolina ASCD Whole Child Award. The presentation was made last week by SCASCD Board Member Dawn Smith and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman during the SCASCD Fall Conference in Columbia.

In addition to Woodmont Middle School, awards were presented to Daniel Jenkins Academy, Fairfield Central High School, Newberry Elementary School, and Spring Hill High School.

The Whole Child Award is presented in conjunction with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). ASCD's Whole Child approach is an effort to transition from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of all children. The award seeks to help schools ensure that students are safe, healthy, supported, challenged and engaged as they enter school each day so they are ready to learn. Winning schools receive a banner and a $2,500 grant, given for the purpose of implementing other goals related to one or more of the tenets of The Whole Child Initiative.

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