On Wednesday, Sept. 24th, our cross country team participated in the Independent Schools cross country race. SCCS runners did extremely well. Collectively we had eight medals, including the second and third fastest boy and the fastest girl. Great work, Chargers! A huge thank you to the coaches, Mr. Billy Isaac and Mrs. Sandra Marsh Hamm.
The SCCS BASC program is a perfect example of how programming at St. Charles reflects the synergy that exists between the school administration, families and the Board of Directors. In 2007 when the BASC program began at SCCS, the vision was for a setting where students would have the opportunity to complete homework, socialize and learn in a safe, fun environment.
“I remember it like yesterday”, says Dr. Penny. “It was my second week at SCCS, and we had an early dismissal scheduled for that afternoon. Right after lunch, it was brought to my attention that the structure of Academy Kids Daycare had changed over the summer, and that they could no longer provide after school care for our students. It was a shock when I heard that. A few dozen families were counting on having child care that day, and the dismissal bell was set to ring in less than an hour. The Chair of the Board, Anne-Marie Ford, was standing in the office and overheard the conversation. Within 20 minutes, we had Board approval for funding and we had found a staff member willing to take on the task of running an After School Program. And thus, in a matter of moments one of the signature school programs, BASC, was founded!”