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According to The South Carolina High School League Record Book, since 1950, the Mighty Islanders of St. John's High School lead Charleston County School District schools in the category of Most Appearances in a State Football Championship Game!  The Mighty Islanders have appeared in 6 state championships (1953, 1958, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1984).   
According to The South Carolina State Department of Education, the Mighty Islanders Class of 2012 of St. John's High School  improved performance on the SAT by 34 points, posting the second highest SAT gains in Charleston County School District this year.

 According to The South Carolina State Department of Education, the Mighty Islanders Class of 2012 of St. John's High School  earned $409,960 in scholoarship money.
According to The South Carolina High School League, the Mighty Islanders football team has a 4-2 record in Away games this seaon. Tonight we travel to Johnsonville High School to compete in the 1st Round of the Class A Division I State Playoffs.

According to MaxPreps.Com, The St. John's High School Mighty Islanders finished their football season with a 6-5 record Friday night in a hard fought defeat at Johnsonville High School. Junior Traevon Coakley scored 4 touchdowns while totaling 217 yards of total offense and Senior Arthur Freeman recorded 13 total tackles. Johnsonville scored the winning touchdown with 3:26 remaining, as the final score was 34-26.

According to MaxPreps.Com, The St. John's High School Mighty Islanders finished their football season with a 6-5 record Friday night in a hard fought defeat at Johnsonville High School. Junior Traevon Coakley scored 4 touchdowns while totaling 217 yards of total offense and Senior Arthur Freeman recorded 13 total tackles. Johnsonville scored the winning touchdown with 3:26 remaining, as the final score was 34-26.
According to the Charleston County Election Commission,St. John's High School was host to 3,043 community members who voted in the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in John's Island Precincts 1A, 1B and 2. 
 According to the St. John's High School Power Schools Data Base, to date 55 college credits have been attempted by Mighty Islanders' students in College Biology 101, 102 and 210, as well as in College Alebra 110, Statistics and Trigonometry. These courses are offered here at St. John's through articulation agreements with Trident Technical College.
According to the South Carolina Department of Education, St. John's High School has established an On-Time Graduation Rate of 67.1%. This reflects an improvement of 20.4% over the past two academic years.  
According to the South Carolina Department of Education, St. John's High School has a Student to Teacher Ratio of 14.9:1 in Core Academic Subjects (Math, English, Science, Social Studies). Educational Research indicates that a low student to teacher ratio is one of the most important requirements for effective teaching and learning to occur.

 According to The State Department of Education, 25.4% of the Class of 2012 here at St. John’s High School qualified for the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship.  The LIFE Scholarship is based upon a student meeting at least 2 of the following 3 criterion:  
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA by graduation based on the SC Uniform   Grading Scale.
  • An SAT score of 1100 or an ACT score of 24. 
  • Ranking in the top 30% of the student's graduating class.  

Qualifying high school graduates receive up to $5,000 towards college expenses  and can renew this award each year provided college grades and academic progress requirements are met.  
 Acording to The State Department of Education, St. John's High School's End-Of-Course Test Success of 57.1% overall passage in 2012 exceeded "Schools Like Ours" in South Carolina by 10%.  "Schools Like Ours" means schools in the state that have a Free & Reduced Lunch Percentage of 69% to 79%. 
St. John's High School Mighty Islander Defensive End Johnny Burch will represent our school in the 2012 North-South All-Star Football Game on December 8, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Johnny is the first Mighty Islander to play in this prestigious game since 2008 when running back Michael Smith was selected. 
The St. John’s Mighty Islanders Boy’s Basketball Team defeated defending Class AA State Champion North Charleston last night 48 — 39.  The Mighty Islanders have upcoming games next week on Dec. 4 at Garrett Academy and Dec. 7 at West Ashley High School.   
According to The South Carolina Department of Education, 56.4% of The St. John’s Mighty Islanders student body participated in at least one work-based learning experience during the 2011 - 2012 school year. 
St. John’s High School implements 21st Century Technology in all classes through the use of iPADs.  Every Mighty Islander is issued an iPAD for class and take home use in order to enhance their learning experience in all classes.
St. John’s High School Head Football Coach James Waring will lead the South Team in the Annual North - South Football All-Star Football Game tomorrow.  Coach Waring has just completed his 23rd year as a head football coach, fourth season as head coach for The Mighty Islanders and has led successful programs at Lake City High School, Lincoln High School, Cross High School, R.B. Stall High School and St. John's High School. 
St. John’s High School Head Football Coach James Waring led the South Team in the Annual SCCA North - South Football All-Star Football Game to a 23—0 shut out defeat of the North Team on Saturday.   Senior Mighty Islander Johnny Burch  played well for the South Team at defensive end .  Former Mighty Islander Coach Robert Biggerstaff was honored by the SCCA for his many contributions to high school athletics over his 37 year career at St. John’s High School.
The St. John’s High School Mighty Islander Wrestling Team placed 3 finalists in The Leon Maxwell Memorial Tournament this past Saturday at Bamberg—Ehrhardt High School.  The team led by Arthur Freeman, Mikey Pascual and Jordan Hammond hosts the Islander Classic Tournament this Sat., December 15 at St. John’s High School.
Four St. John’s High School Mighty Islanders have secured internship experiences for 2013 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and one student has secured an internship at The South Carolina Aquarium.  Internships allow students an opportunity to gain real-world experiences in fields of study related to their career interest areas and Career & Technical Courses of Study.
St. John’s High School Mighty Islanders Sean Singleton and LaTarsha Green, members of The Class of 2013, were honored by The Kiawah—Seabrook Exchange Club as the December Students of the Month.  The Exchange Club sponsors monthly recognition for St. John’s High School and Charleston Collegiate School seniors.  They also annually award scholarships to deserving seniors to help reduce post-secondary education costs.
The mission of St.John's High School is to create a safe school environment where all students are recognized and nurtured as unique individuals, and where the intellectual needs of students are fostered by teachers and staff; where students and teachers are encouraged and challenged to excel, and where students are exceptionally prepared to achieve their academic and lifelong goals.
According to The St. John's High School Guidance Department, 10.3% of The Class of 2013 have already received acceptance to 9 different colleges to date:

Bethune — Cookman University—Dazja Anderson

 Charleston Southern University—Latarsha Green, Shawn Singleton

Coastal Carolina University - Johnny Burch, Brandon Dickerson, Latarsha Green

The Citadel - Brandon Dickerson

 The College of Charleston—Latarsha Green

Francis Marion University - Ashley Freeman, Latarsha Green

Johnson & Wales University—Lindasha Brown

 The Univ. of South Carolina Beaufort—Ashley Freeman   Winthrop University - Latarsha Green
According to The St. John's High School Guidance Department, Mighty Islanders Senior Johnny Burch has been selected by The University of Virginia to interview for the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship.  This undergraduate scholarship endowed in 1980 covers the entire cost of attendance at The University of Virginia for four years inclusive of tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board and personal expenses.  The annual stipend for out of state students is estimated to be $50,0000 annually.  The mission of the program is to attract to the University the most promising leaders, scholars and citizens in the world and give them sufficient financial support so that they are free to develop their talents and use them for the good of the University community.
St. John’s High School students participate in The MUSC Teen Health Improvement Program.  This program guided by Communities In Schools Counselor Derek Toth provides participating students in all grades in-depth analysis of physical, mental and emotional health.  The program goal  is to produce healthy, productive and well-rounded citizens.
47 St. John’s High School students and 12 staff members participate in our 2nd End-Of-Course Test Prep Blitz on Sat., January 5th.  The students and teachers worked for two hours on Algebra I, Biology I, English I and U.S. History content.  These students will attempt standardized state testing next week.  These comprehensive exams count for 20% of the students final grades.  In addition to content preparation, school psychologist Carrie Rittle partnered with Pet Helpers to provide all participants an anxiety reduction session using therapy dogs.  This research proven practice has shown significant impact on stress reduction in college students at The University of Canada.
The St. John’s Mighty Islanders Drama Department will present The Brothers Grimm on January 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  This production marks a return to the stage by the department for the first time since 2009 and is the result of the work accomplished in Drama I classes taught by Ms. Cameron Beaty and Ms. Windee Little.
The St. John’s Mighty Lady Islanders Basketball Team has established a 2-0 record in region play with wins posted against Lincoln and Military Magnet High Schools.  Led in scoring by Iesha Mitchell and Kerrigan Simmons and coached by Ms. Tiffany Magwood, the team looks to continue their winning ways this Friday on the road at Charleston Math & Science Charter School.
According to The State Department of Education, 61 End-Of-Course State Exams were attempted at St. John’s High School on January 8-9, 2013 in English 1, Algebra 1, Biology and U.S. History.  88% of these attempted exams reported back a student score of 70 or higher.  Additionally, 6 Mighty Islanders scored a 100 on the Biology End-Of-Course Exam.

Students presently taking Integrated Business Applications and Web page Design courses participated in the Financial Foundations Scholars Program and a Digital Literacy and Responsibility Program. These programs are sponsored by BB&T Financial Services.  22 students are now certified in Ignition (Digital Literacy and Responsibility) and 27 students have successfully completed the Financial Literacy Course from BB&T Financial Services.
The St. John’s Mighty Islanders Drama Department presented The Brothers Grimm on January 16th.  This production marked a return to the stage by the department for the first time since 2009 and is the result of the work accomplished in Drama I classes taught by Ms. Cameron Beatty and Ms. Windee Little.  34 students provided outstanding acting and stage support  to an audience of 125 community members.
The St. John’s Mighty Islanders Wrestling Team currently holds a 4-1 team record in Region Competition.  In only their third season of competition, the team is poised to win its first Region Championship with one more successful match next Thursday.
The St. John’s Mighty Islanders Wrestling Team defeated Cross 36-24 last night to capture the Region 6-A Championship.  In only their third season of competition, the team is led by Senior Arthur Freeman and Sophomores Parker Davis and Mikey Pascual.
According to The St. John’s Guidance Department, members of The Class of 2013 have been accepted to fifteen different colleges to date: 

Benedict College
Bethune—Cookman University
The Citadel
Charleston Southern University
Coastal Carolina University
The College of Charleston
Francis Marion University
Johnson & Wales University
Morris College
Muskingum University
North Greenville College
South Carolina State
USC—Beaufort
USC—Upstate
Winthrop University


 

According to The St. John’s Athletic Department, the appearance in The South Carolina High School League Class A Basketball Playoffs by both The Mighty Islanders and Lady Mighty Islanders teams has not occurred since 2008.  The Lady Mighty Islanders travel to Denmark—Olar tonight and The Mighty Islanders travel to Allendale—Fairfax tomorrow night in 1st Round action!
St. John’s High School will host our 7th “Islanders Night” on Thur., Feb. 21, 2013 6—8 p.m. in the school auditorium.  This annual event includes community business partners, student performances and our annual Black History Month activities.  We invite all stakeholders to join us in celebrating the many programs and success stories here at St. John’s with our community.
St. John’s High School hosted our 7th “Islanders Night” on Thur., Feb. 21, 2013 6—8 p.m. in the school auditorium.  Entertainment was provided by the Haut Gap Middle School Steel Drum Ensemble and the E.B. Frierson E.L.F. Step Team.  A brief history of local jazz was presented by Mr. Charlton Singleton.  PTSA recognized Pastor Sidney Frazier and Mr. Tim Taylor for their many contributions throughout the year to our school.  Thirty local service vendors provided information tables for attendees.
According to The St. John’s Guidance Department, members of The Class of 2013 have been accepted to twenty-three different colleges to date: 

Benedict College                                           
Bethune—Cookman University
Charleston Southern University 
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University  
Francis Marion University
Johnson & Wales University 
Lander University
Limestone College  
Mary Baldwin College
Methodist College  
Miller—Motte College
Morris College   
Muskingum University
North Greenville College   
South Carolina State
St. Augustine University        
The  Citadel 
The College of Charleston 
The University of South Carolina
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SC—Beaufort 
USC—Upstate
Winthrop University
Sixteen St. John’s High School Junior and Senior students began preparation for the May 2, 2013 SAT Testing date on March 9, 2013 with College Edge Test Preparation Services.  These students commit to participating in a 45 hour test prep course offered on weekends and evenings in order to further develop their test-taking strategies specifically for the SAT.  This program is made possible for The Mighty Islanders through The State Department of Education’s Palmetto Priority Funds.

St. John’s High School is a recipient of The SC School Climate Grant.  This grant requires the school to focus on programmatic strategies that will foster respect, caring and two-way communication with all stakeholders. Capturing Kids Hearts is a formal, research proven process implemented this year that allows for the development of social contracts in classrooms by teachers and students built in a collaborative manner based upon mutual respect for each other.
St. John’s High School will host “Curriculum Night, 2013” on Thur., March 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.  Parents of students residing in Constituent District 9 (John’s and Wadmalaw Islands) currently enrolled in Grades 8—11 are invited to attend this event.  Features for the evening include: 
  • Course Offerings for 2013-2014.
  • New Honors, AP / Dual Credit Expectations.
  • Common Core Academic Information Parents Need To Know.
  • Showcase of Courses.

Teachers, Counselors and Administrators will be available to provide information and answer questions.


 

The St. John’s High School Students Against Violence Everywhere Club (S.A.V.E.) is leading our school in the celebration of “Violence Free Schools’ Week”.  The club has planned daily activities to raise awareness in the student body regarding the importance of tolerance, communication and peaceful conflict resolution strategies.  The mission of this national organization is to decrease the potential for violence in schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for youth.
St. John’s Senior Mighty Islanders Brandon Dickerson and Laura Stanley have been recognized as “Students Of The Month” by The Kiawah—Seabrook Exchange Club for exemplary scholarship and leadership displayed in the school and community as aligned to the Exchange Club’s core values.  To date Laura has been accepted to Albright College ($80,000 Presidential Scholar) and Mary Baldwin ($18,600 scholarship) and plans to major in Art Education.  Brandon has been accepted to Coastal Carolina University and The Citadel and plans to major in Sports Medicine.
St. John’s High School hosted “Commitment to Graduate Class of 2017” for The Haut Gap Middle School 8th Grade on Fri., March 22, 2013.  This program sponsored by St. John’s High School and Josten’s exposed all 8th graders to rigorous high school course offerings here at St. John’s, student success tips from high school seniors and motivating material for all students to graduate on time in 2017.
The St. John’s High School Mighty Islanders Soccer Team is currently 6—1.  Coach Robert Smith has the program in only its fourth year of existence  competing for a Region Championship. The team’s remaining home schedule includes: 
  • Tue., 4/9/13 at 5:30 vs. James Island Christian
  • Thur., 4/11/13 at 5:30 vs. Lincoln
  • Tue., 4/16/13 st 5:30 vs. Military Magnet

Mighty Islanders’ artists George Freeman and Ashley Freeman have recently been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.  George Freeman earned 1st Place Honors in The Extraordinary Arts Competition sponsored by The Charleston Artists’ Guild.  Ashley Freeman is a finalist in the SC Dialogue Foundation’s Annual Art Contest.

St. John’s High School’s highly qualified academic staff has fully embraced Common Core Academic Standards Training and Implementation.  The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our community will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.  To date, Mighty Islanders teachers and instructional leaders have participated in 42 different professional development sessions at the school, district, state and national level in order to deliver high—quality instruction to every student in every class.

St. John’s High School’s expects all students to strive for at least an 85 or higher in all classes on a daily basis.  According to 3rd Quarter Report Cards 42.6% of all posted  quarter grades by The Mighty Islanders were 85 or higher!  6% of the student population earned an 85 or higher in all classes, thus qualifying for Honor Roll.  This group includes:
  •  Dequan Boyd
  • James Cann
  • Matthew Coley
  •  Justin Frazier
  •  Ashley Freeman
  • George Freeman
  • Harold Hiers
  • Grace Johnson
  •  Dee Dee Lipper
  • Julissa Ruiz—Yata
  • Silvia Servin
  • Shawn Singleton
  • DiMitri Smith
  • Paige Snead
  • Marixa Yata  


St. John’s High School hosted our HSAP Test Blitz on Saturday, April 13, 2013.  This event occurs each semester to provide additional test preparation experiences for our students enrolled in their second year of high school.  48 Mighty Islander students and 7 teachers worked together voluntarily for two hours on Saturday preparing for upcoming exams in ELA and Math April 16-18, 2013.
The St. John’s High School Mighty Islanders Soccer Team is currently 10—1 and captured the program’s first Region Championship on April 16, 2013 with a 2—1 defeat of region rival The Military Magnet High School Eagles.  
 

 

As well, The Mighty Islanders Baseball Team defeated Military Magnet as well in Region Play yesterday and plays a one game tie-breaker against The Eagles for the Region Championship  this Friday, April 19 at North Charleston High School  at 6 p.m.  
St. John’s High School proudly hosted the 3rd Annual Student Career & College Symposium on Thursday, March 28, 2013.  Students had the opportunity to hear from Key Note Speakers and St. John’s Alumni John Taylor, Jr. ( Class of ‘07) and Candace Freeman (Class of ‘99) regarding their current professional success stories and the path from our halls to their careers today.  Students also attended informative, interactive breakout sessions with thirty –two guest speakers from local businesses, colleges and military branches.  This event was successfully coordinated for The Mighty Islanders by Community In Schools Counselors, Career & Technology Department Staff and the School Faculty.
St. John’s High School Junior and Seniors participated in “Operation: Prom Promise” on April 18, 2013.  This event was designed to share information about the dangers of driving under the influence and careless driving challenges with students.  The event was a coordinated effort supported by SC Highway Patrol, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Charleston County Rescue Squad, Charleston County Coroner’s Office, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Charleston County EMS, North Charleston Police Department, American Heritage Medical Transport and Med-Trans Air.
The St. John’s High School Mighty Islanders Staff Tennis Team will take on Chicora Elementary School Staff on Saturday, May 4 at 9 a .m. in the CCSD Superintendent’s Cup Tennis Tournament.  This district—wide tournament promotes wellness and friendly competitive spirit in our district.  The Mighty Islanders Team is led by Coach Neltie Husted, Teacher of The Year Sarah Buncom, veterans Fred Cooley and Tiffany Magwood, and rookies Ja’nette McKnight, Shareen King, Karina Bennie and Robert Smith.
The St. John’s High School Mighty Islanders Region Champion Soccer Team defeated Military Magnet Academy 4—2 to advance to the 3rd Round of The Class A State Play-offs.  The Mighty Islanders, seeded #3 in The Lower State, will travel to Branchville High School on Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. to continue working towards a goal of reaching the Class A State Championship. 

St. John’s High School will host our  End-Of-Course (EOC) Test –Prep Blitz on Sat., May 18, 2013 8:45 a.m.-11 a.m.  Students and teachers will work for two hours on Algebra I, Biology I, English I and U.S. History content in preparation for EOC Exams May 21-23, 2013. These comprehensive exams count for 20% of the students final grades.  As well, high school students’ success on EOC Tests counts 20% of the school’s State Report Card for 2013.  In 2012, 57.1% of our students were successful on EOC Tests and we look forward to The Mighty Islanders demonstrating growth again this year.


St. John’s High School will host the 2013 Academic Awards program this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Ms. Anita Zucker will address the award winners, graduation class and students of St. John’s High School. This event will be hosted by Shawn Singleton and Ashley Freeman and dinner will served by award winning Fruit Creations and Catering of Ladson, SC.  On Friday, May 24, 2013 The Mighty Islanders Band will present their Spring concert at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  This concert is open to the public and admission is free.