News and Events

Congratulations Carson and Joshua!!

Post and Courier Article

Spelling Bee Winners 002

Spelling Bee Winners 007

Tennis Matches Begin Next Week!

March 12, 2015

Dear CCS Tennis Families,

Tennis matches​ begin​ next week. All matches begin at 4pm. Students should meet at ​the ​courts at 3:30pm for warm up​.​

Division 4 Red Saints – Coach Fred McKay vs. Mason Prep, Thursday, March 19 at Jack Adams​.​

Division 5 White Saints – Coach Tara Lehr vs. Moultrie Blue, Friday, March 20 at Jack Adams​.​

Division 7 (Green Ball) – Black Saints – Coach Dee DiBona vs. Stiles Point Elementary Green, Wednesday, March 18 at Charleston Tennis Center, Farmfield Road​.​

Division 12 (Orange Ball) – Blue Saints – Coach Neal Cavallon vs. First Baptist, Tuesday, March 17 at Jack Adams​.​

College Edge Practice Testing for 7th & 8th grade Students Sat. March 21st

March 10, 2015

Dear CCS Families of Students in Grades 7 & 8,

In December, Tom Ihrke with College Edge came to our school to meet with parents of students in grades 7 & 8 to explain that students who take practice tests for ACT and SAT can not only improve their scores by junior / senior year in high school but also can qualify for substantial scholarship funding by achieving certain scores. College Edge has developed a practice test for ACT (and SAT) for students in Grades 7 & 8 — abbreviated version of the real test with some actual former test questions.

College Edge will offer the practice ACT for Charleston Catholic students on Saturday, March 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the 8th grade room. The test will take approximately 75 minutes. The school building will be open at 8:30 a.m. Students may arrive any time between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m. Students need to be picked up by 10:30 a.m. Each student should bring two #2 pencils to take the test.

The cost of the test is $50. Please complete the attached sign-up sheet if you want your son / daughter to take this practice test and make check payable to College Edge (you can bring the check with you on the day of the test). There will be a follow-up session with parents and students in late April or early May to go over the results of the test.

Some of our students get experience taking the ACT or SAT or PSAT in 7th or 8th grade if they qualify for these tests because of the exceptionally high scores on the ITBS tests. College Edge is offering this opportunity for all of our students to get experience in taking these college admission tests.

Please return the completed sign-up form to the CCS office no later than Tuesday, March 17. This testing opportunity is open to any 7th or 8th grade student.

Bring check for $50 payable to College Edge on the day of the test.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Fred McKay
The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street

Hot Dog Sale Monday

Hot Dog Sale Monday

Principal’s Message February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

We have 556 likes! Are we up for the challenge of 1,000? As the old
saying goes the more the merrier! Keep inviting friends, family and
alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Mar. 4 – 4th Grade

Mar. 11 – 3rd Grade

Mar. 18 – 8th Grade

Mar. 25 – 7th Grade

Diocese of Charleston
Safe Environment Program:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002. The
Charter has the goal for creating a safe environment for children and
young people.In 2012 The Diocese of Charleston revised The Policy
Concerning Allegations of Sexual Misconduct or Abuse of a minor by
Church Personnel and adopted the updated Code of Conduct for Church
Personnel. This policy works in conjunction with the Charter.The
Charleston Catholic School operates under the Code of Conduct for
Church Personnel for all of its employees and volunteers.

Principal’s Message

February 27, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

This past weekend, our CCS Saints basketball teams represented our
school very well in the Diocese of Charleston Youth State Basketball
tournament. The Senior boys’ team and Senior girls’ team won the
consolation brackets in their divisions, and the Junior boys’ team
finished in fourth place in their division. Most importantly, our
teams exhibited great sportsmanship, teamwork and positive attitudes
all weekend (whether they won or lost). We are most grateful to all
of our coaches, parents, and fans who supported our athletes during
the whole season.

This past week, Monday through Wednesday, our school had the Internal
Review for Accreditation standards of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Review Team read and analyzed all
of the documents that our administration, board and faculty prepared
for the visit. The Team interviewed teachers, board members,
administration and students. They also observed classrooms, attended
our school Mass (celebrated by Bishop Guglielmone), and saw the daily
operations on campus. The Review Team was quite impressed with our
school, and they identified strengths and areas for improvement.
When we have the complete report, we will share with all of our

This coming week will be an abbreviated week of classes for the
students, as all of the Catholic school teachers in the state will
attend the Diocese of Charleston Teachers’ Education Conference in
Columbia on Thursday and Friday, March 5 & 6. This is a great
professional development opportunity for our teachers.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Spiritual Reflection

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of
Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our
sins and those of the whole world.

Accreditation Team Meets w/ Students – –

School Communication

Mar. 2: Hot Dog Sale
Mar. 5 & 6: No School (Teacher’s Conference)
Mar. 13: Jump Rope for Heart Donations Due

Mar. 13: End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 14: Saints Alive Auction

Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website: or on Facebook

Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902

After School Activities

Tuesdays: Chess Club

Wednesdays: Karate

Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2

Athletic News

Basketball Games

Feb. 27: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe

Feb. 28: 1PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 3: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 4: 5PM 9/10 Girls @St. Joe

Mar. 11: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 13: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 14: 10AM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe

Cheerleading Practice Schedule
Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM Auditorium
Coach Leopard and Coach Macmurphy

Tennis Practice
Mondays and Thursdays @ Jack Adams 3:30-5PM

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay,
School Office: (843) 577-4495

Important Carpool Memo

February 25, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

This is a reminder regarding carpool procedures as stated in the Parent/Student handbook. PLEASE, families coming from Mt. Pleasant or I-26 do not approach the school from Meeting Street to Huger with the intention of turning LEFT onto Benson Street. This is causing traffic issues and is a matter of safety.

The correct flow of carpool is the following…

All students must be dropped off or picked up from Benson Street. We ask that you use KING STREET, RIGHT ON HUGER STREET, RIGHT ON BENSON STREET so that your child will have safe access to the sidewalk. Please have name card placed on front dash of the passenger side of your vehicle.

Families coming from Mt. Pleasant should exit East Bay Street or Meeting Street. Right on Columbus or Line Street, Right on King Street, Right on Huger Street, Right on Benson Street. Or take the 17 to the Crosstown, take the King Street Exit, turn left onto King Street and then right on Huger Street and right on Benson Street.

Please do NOT attempt to turn left onto Benson Street from Huger Street.

PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE PARK to walk your student into the building or to take care of business in the office. At all times, avoid parking in spaces marked for Sacred Heart Church personnel beside the rectory. Also, refrain from blocking the priest’s driveway and the parking spaces for church personnel.

Teachers are on duty during morning drop-off (7:30 – 8:00) and afternoon pick-up (3:00 – 3:15) to provide for the safety of students entering or leaving the campus and to maintain the safe flow of traffic.

Students SHOULD NOT EXIT vehicles on Huger, Congress or King Streets since the safety of the children cannot be provided on these three streets. Students should not get in or out of a vehicle unless directed to do so by a teacher on duty.

Vehicles are prohibited from parking on the playground area during school hours (7:30 am – 6:00 PM). Students not picked up by 3:15 pm will be sent to the Aftercare Program for supervision purposes, and parents will be charged the published fees for use of this program.

Parents are asked to remain in their cars and to proceed through the regular carpool process. Please do not park and walk up to the school to drop off or pick up students.

In addition, if you need to speak to a teacher on the carpool line, please make arrangements to talk to them at a different time. This will help carpool run in a timely manner.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Fred McKay

February 25, 2015

February 24, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

The Charleston Catholic School will run on a regular schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25th.

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, will be the celebrant of the 9AM Mass. The 5th grade class will lead the Mass.

Please arrive at school on time and in appropriate Mass day uniforms.

Thank You,

Fred McKay

Auction Donations Due Friday, February 27th

Auction Donation Flyer

School Cancelled Tuesday, February 24th

February 23, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

The Charleston Catholic School will be closed on Tuesday, February 24th, due to the anticipated winter weather conditions. See the news regarding Charleston County School District.

We expect classes to resume on Wednesday, February 25th. We will send a follow up communication to all families tomorrow afternoon.

Basketball Tournament Final Game Schedule Today

Here’s the Basketball line up for today…

Senior Boys 9am at Rivers Oak Middle School.

Junior Boys 11:30am at Academic Magnet.

Senior Girls 12:45pm at Northwoods Rec Center (8348 Greenridge Rd. N Charleston).

Good Luck Saints!

Charleston, SC
88° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy