Horry County Schools Cares
Horry County Schools cares about our community which is why we strive to connect our students, teachers, and families through volunteering opportunities for a variety of local organizations throughout Horry County providing an enriching learning environment for our students by giving back to others.
Aynor High gives the gift of literacy
Aynor High School's Book Club members and library assistants gave the gift of literacy this holiday season by sponsoring a reading program for child development students at Aynor Elementary and Midland Elementary schools. Students from the elementary schools visited AHS for a program of reading activities and they each received a new book and goodies.
St. James High School students participate in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy
St. James High School students participating in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy teamed up with their sponsoring Chick-fil-A restaurant to thank teams of police officers and fire fighters within their community who work hard every day to protect them. Sponsoring Operator Steve Farmer is opening his Chick-fil-A restaurant kitchen to allow students to bake large batches of cookies that will be delivered to multiple fire and law enforcement stations in the area.
River Oaks Elementary collects over 5000 canned food items
River Oaks Elementary School (ROE) collected 5,054 canned food items through their annual Canned Food Drive. The canned goods are distributed to the Salvation Army, the Catholic Charities and a local food pantry. The food drive exemplifies the character strength of gratitude. Everyone at ROE is grateful for the many things they have and they want to share with others who are less fortunate. This act of giving helps to exemplify a portion of the school's character pledge that states: "We promise to be kind and caring and treat others like we would like to be treated."
North Myrtle Beach Middle participates in the polar plunge
North Myrtle Beach Middle School is continuing their participation in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Last year, 211 students plunged alongside 55 staff and family members. The school raised over $30,000 for the Special Olympics. School leaders say this project has helped to transform the culture of the school, with greater tolerance, inclusion and respect for all students. North Myrtle Beach Middle School was named a Unified School and have created the Unified Buddy Clubs, pairing special needs students with other students to foster friendships, understanding, and a shared sense of community. Thanks to North Myrtle Beach Middle School teacher Lori Ruggieri for spearheading these activities.
Socktober at River Oaks
The staff and students at River Oaks Elementary School collected socks during their Socktober event. The school collected over 1,010 pairs of socks for donation to local organizations and for sharing with student’s in-need at the school.
Myrtle Beach Primary participates in McDonald's Annual Thanksgiving food drive
Myrtle Beach Primary School's students and staff collected non-perishable food items for Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach during the McDonald's Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The school added an element of fun by allowing contributors to demonstrate fan loyalty to the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Clemson Tigers, and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
Myrtle Beach Primary School raised $1,000 for children in poverty
Students and staff at Myrtle Beach Primary School partnered with their local Walgreen's Store on 38th Avenue in Myrtle Beach to participate in Red Nose Day, raising $1,000 to help end childhood poverty. Walgreen's Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help the children who need it most, both at home and around the world.
Myrtle Beach Primary School wins “hop into action food drive”
Myrtle Beach Primary School participated in the Salvation Army's First Annual "Hop into Action" Food Drive and donated 1,267 food items to help feed families throughout Horry County. Myrtle Beach Primary collected the most items among participants, winning a trophy and a pizza party for the class with the highest participation.