News and Events

School Closed Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Teachers and Staff will be at a meeting off campus.

CCS in Post and Courier

Dear CCS Families,
In Sunday’s LIFE section of The Post and Courier, there was a wonderful article written about CCS’s “The Creation” mosaic.  In case you missed the article, click on the link below.

Catholic Education

The Charleston Catholic School presently has a few available seats in K4, K5, 1st and 2nd grades.

If you are interested in Catholic Education for your child please call the school office at (843) 577-4495 to schedule a tour.

Did you know how well our CCS students competed at the Beta Club State Convention?

*First Place in Robotics
*First Place in Science
*Third Place in Essay
*Third Place in Black and White Photography

All of these students qualified for the National Convention in Orlando, Florida, this summer.

The CCS office will be open Monday – Thursday from 9am to 1pm, during the summer.

Aftercare to close early April 5th

April 5, 2017

Dear CCS Families,

The CCS Aftercare program will close at 4:30PM today due to expected severe weather conditions.  There WILL be Karate Class.  All Tennis Matches have been cancelled for this afternoon.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fred McKay

Principal

Lunch Order Forms Due Friday, March 31st

Please turn your lunch order in Friday morning, March 31st.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lehr

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Lebanese Dinner Winner

March 1, 2017

Good Morning,

The Lebanese Dinner Auction was purchased for $750.00.  The winner asked to remain anonymous.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 8th grade fundraiser.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal

PS

Don’t forget the Oyster Roast is this Saturday at the Oyster House on Market, from 5:30 – 9:30PM. You can purchase tickets for $30 per adult (21 and older only) at the door.

Principal’s Message February 24, 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

Yours in Christ,

This weekend will provide some wonderful experiences in athletics and
the arts for some of our upper school students.

Our Senior Boys and Senior Girls basketball teams will travel to
Greenville to play in the Diocesan Youth Basketball Tournament.  We
extend our best wishes to all of the players, coaches and fans.  We
will pray for their safe travel.

Also, in Orangeburg, Sam and Lily (8th grade) are participating in
Region Band and in Columbia Emma (8th grade) is participating in All
State Orchestra.  We wish all three students the best, and we will
pray for their safe travel.

Go Saints!

Next week, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1), and school will be
closed on Thursday and Friday, March 2 & 3) as all of our teachers
will be attending the Diocese of Charleston Teacher Education
Conference in Columbia.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal

Lebanese Mezze for 8 Auction to Benefit the 8th Grade Class Trip

February 23, 2017

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

We are going to have an online auction starting today and ending at 5PM on Feb. 28 for a Traditional Lebanese Mezze for 8 adults.  This has been a very popular auction item in the past, and people who have won this item have had wonderful experiences.  This will truly be a very unique dining experience.

Please reply to charlestoncatholic@charlestoncatholic.org if you want to bid.  The minimum bid is $500.  You may bid as many times as you want until 5PM on Feb. 28.  We will announce the winner on March 1st.

All proceeds from this auction item will benefit the 8th grade class trip.

Thank you for your consideration.

Online Auction to Benefit 8th grade Class Trip

Traditional Lebanese Mezze for 8

CCS 8th grade parents Mike and Camille Stebbins and family members will prepare a traditional gourmet Lebanese mezze in their home in West Ashley.  Similar to tapas of Spain and antipasto in Italy, mezze is an array of small dishes placed before the guests creating an array of colors, flavors, textures, and aromas.  This unique dining experience will feature a variety of salads, such as Tabbouleh and Fattoush, together with dips such as Hummus and Baba Ghanoush and some meat dishes such as Kibby and stuffed grape leaves.  Baklava and other pastries will be served after the meal.

Traditional Lebanese wine will be paired.

*Online Auction starts Feb. 23 through Feb. 28th closing at 5PM.  Minimum bid $500.00*

Email bids to charlestoncatholic@charlestoncatholic.org

Principal’s Message February 3, 2017

Dear CCS Families,

As Catholic Schools Week comes to a close, I want you to know how proud the teachers, staff and I are of the students for their participation and school spirit this week.  The week started last Sunday with many students wearing their school Mass day uniforms to Sunday Mass at their parish.

The students, with guidance from their teachers, completed two service projects: creating Valentine’s cards for active duty military personnel and making colorful fleece blankets for patients at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

We had two guest speakers who shared their vocation stories with the students: Father Miles talked about his journey to becoming a priest and Mr. Bedford talked about starting his teaching career at CCS and currently serving as Principal of Meeting Street Academy.

The week concluded with School Spirit Day and Pep Rally on Friday with performances by the concert band and cheerleaders and recognition of all of our basketball teams.  We have had a wonderful celebration of our Catholic school!  Go Saints!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal

January 27, 2017

Principal's Message January 27, 2017

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

This coming week, Charleston Catholic, as well as Catholic schools
throughout the country, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week - theme
is Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.  This year, the focus
is on service.  We will have two service projects for the students
during the week.  The first project is the "No Sew Blanket".  Each
homeroom class will make a blanket that we will donate to MUSC
Children's Hospital, because we have had some students recently, and
over the years, who have been patients there.  The second project is
creating Valentine's Day cards for active duty military personnel. 
Our "buddy classes" will work on these together with younger students
doing the art work and older students writing the "thank you for your
service" message for the cards. Service projects help students have
tangible experiences of living out the Gospel message to put others
first.

Thank you to all of our school families who completed the survey on
Catholic Identity Program Effectiveness for our Accreditation report.
 The Diocese will gather data from all of our Catholic schools in
preparation for the visit by the Accreditation team in the first week
in April.  We had responses from 60% of our school families, and this
is an excellent participation rate.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal
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