The E group created amazing representations of the water cycle. They were given a few words that must be used, then were set free to create as they chose.

The ACE team went to race at Barber Motorsports Park on December 9-10. The visited the museum, and participated in the race. The ACE students did a phenomenal job as the pit crew.

Students collected all the errors they could find that staff made on worksheets. They proofread every sheet they got since the first day, in hopes of getting guilty verdicts. Each guilty verdict gave them a minute recess. Proofreading CAN be fun!

October 19, 2017

Dr. Laura came to visit us from her usual post as a chemistry professor at NC State.…

Ethan Lee competed in the Hincapie Gran Fondo . He was the first out of 23 juniors to cross the finish line. Out of 507 total bikers, he was 16th overall.

October 26, 2017

The F and G groups invited Grandparents and special friends to come see what they do…

October 25, 2017

After a science unit on rocks, minerals, and fossils, the E group went to Hendersonville, NC to see some for themselves. They went gem mining and came home with bags of treasure. They also visited with goats, chickens .

October 28, 29, 2017

Atlanta Motor Sports Park- The ACE team finished 14th overall (out of 65,) and third in their class. There were 21 champion drivers in the race today!

October 31, 2017

Halloween brought out many various characters at The Chandler School- kids, staff, and dogs all got in on the fun.

September 26: Town Hall Meeting.

September 26: Larry Watt, Director of the SC Independent Schools Association, dropped by for a surprise visit with the Message in a Bottle News Team. He had some golden words of wisdom.

Table Rock Trip: August 29-Sept.1

Camp Pirate 2017 was a huge success.

Mornings were spent honing academic skills, and afternoons were spent playing outside. The campers went on trips to the water park, lake, and mountains.

Graduation, June 6, 2017

Graduation ceremonies were held for James Daughtry, Brooke Moore, and Will Cobb. Each student chose a faculty member to speak for them. Ethan Lee was named Ambassador for the 2017-2018 school year. It was a celebration with laughter, tears, and much pride for these students.

All Stars, June 6, 2017

The All Star student team won a hard fought battle against The Chandler School staff. This was followed by a family picnic, and student camp-out.

Awards Ceremony, June 5, 2017

The Awards Ceremony celebrated the many accomplishments of The Chandler School students this year. Trophies, medals, and certificates were given for Chess, Debate, Hockey, and Basketball. The Student All Star Team was awarded the Hockey Trophy.

Folly Beach, May 1-4, 2017

Pirate Princesses are regal and noble and royal at The Chandler School. They share a homeroom and a beautiful friendship. This year the girls went to Folly Beach. They visited the Charleston Market, the Charleston Aquarium, and the pristine SC coast.

Savannah, May 1 – 4, 2017

A trip to Savannah brought opportunities for everything from kayaking to shooting cannons.

Savannah 2, May 8th – 12th, 2017

Many great things happened on this trip: fishing, kayaking, and bike riding. We toured Ft. Jackson where we learned about the Revolutionary War and Civil War and we witnessed the largest ship ever to pass through the Savannah Harbor—it was HUGE!

Memphis, May 15-19,2017

This trip was packed with entertainment: the Pink Palace Museum, planetarium and IMAX movie theater. Other stops included the Memphis zoo and aquarium and the Healthy Here medical van courtesy of our Chairman of the Board, Reece Hodges.

Backyard Bash, April 22, 2017

Parents, students, relatives, teachers, neighbors, and interested visitors gathered to celebrate Spring and The Chandler School. There were 2 music venues, endless choices of delicious food, and a silent auction. The kids’ favorite part was throwing water balloons at Dana Blackhurst, Head of School.

Cleanup, April 1, 2017,

Students, parents, sisters, brothers, and staff came together on a Saturday morning and gave hours of hard work to make The Chandler School even more spectacular. A great time was had by all, and by the end of the day, everything was bright and shiny.

Daytona, March 31 – April 2, 2017

ACE students were not only enthusiastic spectators, but actually worked as the pit crew for the Chandler School race cars. For safety reasons, our pit was located further away from the track than all the other racers. However, we still came in 10th in the class among 30+!

Gem Mining, March, 2017

After learning all about rocks and fossils, we went to NC to find some for ourselves.

WWII Museum, New Orleans, March 21- 23, 2017

A Group stepped back in time to join the army during a visit to the WW II Museum in New Orleans.

Road Atlanta, February 3-5, 2017

It was a very cold day. Luckily we had John Finger’s trailer to keep us warm. The race got cut short due to an engine blow out.

SWISH Basketball Tourney, February 9-10, 2017

The SWISH tournament was yet another opportunity for The Chandler School to celebrate the various talents of our Pirates. 8 teams of players competed for the title. In the end, The Chandler School held onto the championship for another year.

Barber, Birmingham, AL, 12/8-12/11 2016

Another Double 7’s, which means 7 hours of racing one day, and seven hours of racing the next. It was the Chumpianship (Chump Cars). We raced with the Blue Fox and the Miata. The race was extra special because the students had the privilege of meeting the owner, George W. Barber.

Atlanta Motor Sports Park, October 28-30, 2016

Ace students took the Miata to Atlanta Motor Sports Park. There were 2 days of 7 hour races.


The Fragile Generation

The Fragile Generation Document

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5 Simple Ways To Develop A Mathematical Growth Mindset

Math Growth Mindset

“This animation reflects just one of the ways people with Dyslexia see things differently.” Video by Josh Penn.


What is dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley

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