Cool School: Sedgefield Middle School

Academic improvement, excited students, Sedgefield Middle School in Berkeley county continues to make gains. We’re in Goose Creek for our Cool School of the week.

Sedgefield Middle School has a large and diverse student population, with nearly 11-hundred students in sixth through 8th grades. Sedgefield is a Palmetto Silver award winning school, and brought their school grade up from a “C” to a “B”.

They have Gateway to Technology, a pre-engineering program for students, and also offers a variety of high school credit classes. Students can participate in a variety of clubs after school, including Google Club. Google Club helps students learn to code to make animated stories and video games with the help of Google partners. Sedgefield has Beta club, and lego, robotics, and Quest clubs. They also offer strings, chorus, and band.

Head Assistant Principal Donald Walton says, “We have a very strong community, great parent support. I think the way our team has gelled together the past two years now makes it so we’re all working on the same page, looking to make every student successful.” Eighth-grade-student Malachi Dawson says, “Our teachers here make us strive for success, and our honor classes that we have. Our teachers they help us so much. They never give up on us no matter what happens or what we have to go through. Our Google clubs, trio clubs, and green garden that we have by baseball field that we help out with Goose Creek High School.” Eighth-grade-student Kennedy Roberts says, “It gives us opportunities to do more with our lives like our job shadowing that we just had a few weeks ago. It gave us outlooks to different jobs that are out there and careers for people and different types of jobs you like. We also have many clubs here that gives us opportunities to show what a leader we are, and how we interact with other people.”

Teacher Tamara Sweatman says, “I get up every morning and I’m excited to come here. We have great kids. We have great faculty. We have just an amazing group of kids from everywhere that we get to do amazing things with. I just love what I do, so it’s great to come here and do that everyday.”

Students also have after school tutoring. Sedgefield is a Beta Club National School of Distinction. At the Berkeley County School District Quiz Bowl, Sedgefield had the overall winning team last year, and placed in multiple categories this year.

Coming up Wednesday on News 2 Today, we’ll take a closer look at the diverse cultures at Sedgefield.

We want to hear about the good things going on at your school. send an email to octavia at omitchell@wcbd.com, maybe your school will be the next cool school of the week.

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