Read Across America 2017

For Immediate Release                                 Contact:

     February 24, 2017                     Stephanie Sistrunk-Edwards 843-724-7261



Media Advisory


Burke High School and Mitchell Elementary Celebrate Read Across America Together


Who: Media outlets are welcomed and encouraged to attend as Burke High School and Mitchell Elementary come together to celebrate reading.


What: Read Across America is a national event that encourages everyone to celebrate reading. This is the 3rd year that the 2 schools have partnered to offer Mitchell students in grades CD-2 the opportunity to attend a reading carnival at the Burke Campus. The students and staff at Burke High set up activities for our students that celebrate and encourage reading. This year the theme will be Fairy Tales. The students will rotate through different stations with their class. Each station is set up and run by the high school students.


When: Friday, March 3, 2017, from 9am-12pm


Where: Burke High School, 244 President Street, Charleston, SC


For more information: For more information regarding this event, please contact our teacher librarian, Mrs. Edwards at 843-724-7261



About the Charleston County School District


Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.


CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities led by associate superintendents. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.