Kinard earns state award, $1K for engaging students

November 1, 2013 

— Kinard Elementary has received a state recognition from the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for its efforts to engage students. The school is one of five statewide and the only one in York County to be named as a Whole Child Award recipient.

KinardPprincipal Kathy Weathers was presented the award Friday, Nov. 1, during a school assembly.

For its recognition, the school receives a $1,000 grant to support its engagement initiatives in addition to a banner to display at the school.

The winning schools will be formally recognized during the organization's Fall Conference this year in Blythewood. The association, an educational organization with approximately 1,000 teachers and administrators in South Carolina, annually presents the Whole Child Award in conjunction with its national organization, to schools that ensure students are safe, healthy, supported, challenged and engaged as they enter school each day so they are ready to learn.

Applicants for the award submitted an application and video highlighting a component of the Whole Child Award in which they were seeking recognition and further support. In addition to Kinard, the group also recognized the following schools: Cowpens Middle School in Spartanburg School District Three, St. Stephen Elementary School in Berkeley County School District, Oakland Elementary in Greenville School District, and Blythewood Middle School in Richland School District Two.

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