Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program

palmetto silver awardCherrydale Elementary School earned the 2012-2013 Palmetto Gold Award in Academic Performance and the Silver Awards in the the Closing Achievement Gaps category. This "Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes schools that attain high levels of absolute performance and growth, and schools that close the gap between subgroups of students."

Cherrydale Elementary School earned the 2011-2012 Palmetto Silver Awards in both the Performance and Growth category and the Closing the Gaps category. 

National Awards

National PTA certified Cone Primary/Sans Souci Intermediate School as a 2002-2006 Parent Involvement School of Excellence.  National PTA's Parent Involvement Schools of Excellence certification program recognizes schools that uphold the highest standards in parent involvement and that help meet parent involvement provisions in the 2001 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act.  Cone Primary/Sans Souci Intermediate School was one of only four schools in South Carolina to achieve this award. 

South Carolina Department of Education Award

Cone Primary / Sans Souci Intermediate earned the status as a "South Carolina 2003 Red Carpet School." This is an award presented by the State Department of Education that recognizes schools with outstanding family-friendly environments. Winning schools receive red carpets with the state seal to display in their lobbies.  

Schools were judged on a variety of factors, including the exterior and interior appearance of the campus, the manner in which persons were treated in person and over the telephone, and the information and programs available for families and visitors.  When making the announcement about the winning schools, State Superintendent of Education, Inez Tenenbaum said “These schools provide inviting environments where visitors are not only welcome, but where parents and community members are actively involved in the school’s decision-making process."  Tenenbaum also stated, “Schools understand than an environment where parents feel comfortable and empowered to be actively involved is directly related to increased student learning and academic success.  Red Carpet Schools incorporate this emphasis into their overall environment every day.” 


SC/NSPRA’S Rewards for Excellence program recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by schools, school districts and education agencies and associations.  Categories include Publications and Electronic Media (annual reports, handbooks, marketing materials, newsletters/newspapers, special purpose publications, electronic media and Internet home pages): Golden Achievement (for a project that represents an aspect of an overall public relations program), and Medallion (for a comprehensive, well-planned program that addresses internal and external audiences with mass and interpersonal techniques).

For the second year, Cherrydale Elementary received 6 awards from the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA).  Miss Elaine Brackin, media assistant and editor of the Cherrydale Chronicle, represented us at the SC/NSPRA banquet held at the Riverbanks Zoo's Botanical Garden.  

On April 2, 2004, Cone Primary/Sans Souci Intermediate School received 7 awards from the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SCNSPRA).  Mrs. Carolyn Page, Media Specialist and Web Master, and Ms. Anne Alewine, Instructional Coach, represented Cone/Sans Souci at the SCNSPRA banquet held at the Riverbanks Zoo's Botanical Garden.