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A Wonderful Night
4/10/2017


What a great night at the Blue Jean Gala! Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Annual Fund; and to Janice and Johnny Hudgins, Lauren Hammond, and the MANY others that made this wonderful night such a success!See all of our volunteers and supporters here: https://www.masonprep.org/annual-fund-event-2017

Math and Science Olympiad
4/7/2017


7th and 8th graders participated in the Math and Science Olympiad today. Students split into groups and did experiments including, "The Physics of Bottle Flipping," "Red Cabbage Chemistry," "Making Trihexaflexagons," and "Barbie Bungee & Krazy Ken." It was a great day spent learning about math and science in fun ways. Thank you to Mr. McNamee, Mrs. James and Mrs. Demarest for heading things up; to our parent volunteers who helped students with each experiment (and maybe learned something along the way!); and to the students who stayed engaged throughout the day.

State Geography Bee
4/6/2017


Congratulations to our student who placed 8th in the state geography bee (part of the National Geography Bee, which is sponsored by the National Geographic Society) - an impressive accomplishment! This is the second year in a row that Mason Prep has had a top 10 finisher in the state bee.

Head's Blog - The Importance of Field Trips
3/14/2017

A new Head's Blog is up. This post focuses on the importance of field trips for learning outside of the classroom, strengthening the bonds between students, and providing opportunities for reflection and conversation. A timely post with our 8th graders in Washington, DC! Read it here.

Alumni Inducted Into the National Honor Society
3/14/2017

Congratulations to our alumni who were recently inducted into the National Honor Society. Brennan Kosut, Helena Upshaw, Elena Wilson, Max von Asten, and Grace Gehlken now attend Academic Magnet High School. The President of the chapter is fellow alum William Tonks.

National Junior Honor Society Inductees
3/7/2017

Congratulations to our 2017 National Junior Honor Society inductees. The NJHS, which recognizes outstanding middle school students, describes itself as, "More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship."

Learn more about the NJHS here.

Our 2017 inductees are:
Raegan Badger 
Claudia Baicu 
Charley Bernstein 
Lilly Bridges 
Sophia Colby 
Callie Costa 
Bowen Enright 
Anna Graves 
Thomas Hilton 
William Jones 
Alma Lutas 
Robert Mallard 
Zoe Mintz 
Colin Philp 
Ella Schar 
Cathryn Shippee 
Zach Skipper 
Ella Small 
Hope-Elaine Stowell 
Claire Vaughan 
Leah Zimlich 
Spiro Fokas 
Maehler Purcell 

2017-2018 School Calendar Released
3/1/2017

Our calendar for the 2017-18 school year has been finalized! Download here.

Welcome Tyson Dutton
2/22/2017

We are pleased to announce the addition of Tyson Dutton as Director of Technology.

Mr. Dutton comes to Mason Prep from Encore Technology Group, where he was a Classroom Technology Specialist and Network Integrator for 3 years. In this position, he worked closely with Mason Prep, installing and upgrading much of the school’s current classroom technology. Mr. Dutton graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Middle Level Education with an emphasis on math and science. 

New Head's Blog is Up! Appreciating Our Teachers
2/2/2017

Read the latest Head's Blog about appreciating teachers inspired by an article in the Washington Post.

Head's Coffee Counseling Presentation
1/23/2017

We had a great turnout for our Head's Coffee last week, where Mr. Tuttle shared his goals and vision for Mason Prep's counseling program. Mr. Tuttle also spoke with parents about emotional agility and mindfulness (and even led parents through a couple of mindfulness exercises!). If you weren't able to make it, his presentation and other resources may be found on the "Counselor's Corner" webpage.

Our next Head's Coffee will be later this spring - be on the lookout for the date and details!

Testing Dates Coming Up!
1/20/2017

We invite prospective students to join us on one of our upcoming testing dates. Testing dates for rising first graders are February 4 and February 11 (both at 8:30 a.m.). The testing date for rising second through eighth graders is January 28 at 8:30 a.m.

To register for a testing date, please contact Lynn Kornya, Director of Admissions at 843.805.6015, kornyal@masonprep.org.

New Head's Blog - The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning
1/17/2017

A new Head's Blog post is up - see it here!

Head's Coffee January 19 - Special Guest, Mr. Tuttle
1/13/2017

Join us on the 19th at 8:15 in the lunchroom! Mr. Kreutner will be joined by Mr. Jamie Tuttle, School Counselor, who will talk about the importance of emotional agility and how we as educators and parents can help to develop this important quality in our children. This is a great opportunity to meet Mr. Tuttle and hear more about this subject and his plans for the counseling program at Mason Prep.

Following Mr. Tuttle’s discussion, we will have an open forum so that parents may ask questions of Mr. Kreutner.

 

Outstanding Alumna Speaks at Morning Meeting
1/13/2017

4th - 8th graders welcomed alumna Emma DeMuth at a recent morning meeting. Emma, in her freshman year at NYU, talked to our students about "finding her passion and running with it." Emma told students how she tried many things before realizing that her passion is filmmaking. She has taken that passion and turned it into internships, a Taco Bell scholarship to NYU film school, and a position presenting at the United Nations Foundation Social Good Summit 2016. We are so proud of Emma and look forward to seeing what she does next!

Kindergarten Observation January 7 & 14
1/6/2017

We will welcome prospective kindergarten students on two upcoming observation dates - January 7 and January 14. For more information about our kindergarten program and how to join us on one of these dates, please visit  https://www.masonprep.org/admissions/how-to-apply

 

Happy Holidays!
12/20/2016

Mason Prep Welcomes Olympians
12/7/2016

Mason Prep welcomed two Olympians on December 6 at a school-wide Morning Meeting.  The Olympians spoke to the student body about "Going for the Gold," which is Mason Prep's motto for the year. They also answered questions from students.

The Olympians, both sailors who competed in Rio, are Stefano Peschiera from Peru and Paris Henken from the US. Stefano was his country's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony. Paris is from Coronado, California. She and her partner, Helena Scutt, advanced to the medal round in Women's 49er FX Class, finishing 10th overall in their fleet. Both sailors train and compete for the College of Charleston.

Stefano told students that he started sailing at age 5 and had been to many countries around the world for regattas. He said that competing in the Olympics had always been his dream and it took a lot of hard work to achieve this goal. Paris said that she played many different sports growing up and had no idea that she would become a sailor. She urged students to try different things because you never know what you are going to love.

At the end of the program, Mr. Kreutner asked the athletes if they had any advice for students to help them achieve their goals. Stefano said that it was important to do what you love, to do it right (not halfway), and to never give up. Paris agreed, and had a special piece of advice for the girls. She said that many people had told her along the way that she couldn’t do certain things because she was a girl or because she was too small. She told the girls, “Nothing is holding you back except yourself. Don’t listen when people tell you that you can’t.”

It was such an honor to welcome these athletes to Mason Prep and we appreciate their speaking to and inspiring our students!

 

6th Grade Holiday Bazaar
12/2/2016

  


  

The 6th grade put on a wonderful Holiday Bazaar today. There were LOTS of beautiful, useful and unique gifts; delicious treats; and spectacular raffle prizes. Santa himself joined the fun, welcomed by some kindergarteners who were very excited to see him! Thank you to the 6th graders, 6th grade parents, Mrs. Pavlischek, Ms. Evans, Ms. Renkas and everyone else who was involved in this holly jolly event.

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/22/2016

New Head's Blog is Up!
11/7/2016

The latest Head's Blog is timely as this is admissions season: How to Make the Most of Your Open House Visit. Many schools offer Open Houses, where families can visit and learn more about the schools in which they are interested. As a school, we enjoy this opportunity to meet parents and to learn more about their children. As a parent visiting a school for an Open House, what should you look for? What questions should you ask? Read more.

Open Houses November 17 & 20
10/31/2016

We invite prospective families to join us for an Open House (click here for more information). This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Mason Prep.

Mason Prep Foundation Launches, Hires New Executive Director
10/27/2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Mason Prep Foundation, which will act as the official fundraising arm of Mason Prep. The purpose of the Foundation is to support the mission and strategic goals of Mason Prep School by raising funds for financial aid, promoting the further development of Mason Prep's faculty, and enhancing Mason Prep's facilities and its educational programs. Read more about the Foundation here.

Lauren Hammond has been hired as the first Executive Director of the Foundation. With over 25 years of fundraising experience, Lauren brings knowledge of independent schools, board development and organizational capacity building to the Foundation. Most recently, Lauren served as Director of Organizational Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, working with 19 separate organizations in Virginia and South Carolina. Lauren has worked with independent schools nation-wide, serving as the Director of Development at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, and as capital campaign counsel to The Walker School in Atlanta, Holy Innocents Episcopal School in Atlanta, and Benedictine Academy in Richmond.

Mason Prep Publishes the 2015-16 Annual Report
10/27/2016

We are pleased to share the 2015-2016 Annual Report. Read it here.

New Head's Blog is Up!
10/27/2016

Governor Haley’s announcement of impending evacuations from Hurricane Matthew could not stop many hardy Mason Prep parents from experiencing Jessica Lahey’s presentation about “Raising Resilient, Intellectually Brave Kids” at Porter-Gaud on October 4. For those of you who planned to attend but were unable to make it through the traffic nightmares caused by gas station lines, Mr. Kreutner has compiled a summary of Lahey's presentation. Read the Head's Blog here.

Halloween Carnival a Success!
10/24/2016

Thank you Mason Prep for a wonderful Halloween Carnival! It was a beautiful day full of spooky fun. Thank you to the 8th graders (and their parents!) for putting on a great carnival, to the Mason Prep family for their help and donations of candy & drinks, and to everyone who came ready to enjoy the day. It's always a fun time and so special to see that Mason Prep spirit!

Students Support the Lowcountry Buddy Walk
10/12/2016

We are so proud to support the Lowcountry Buddy Walk, with students and their parents participating in the walk itself and enjoying the day’s festivities which raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry. 8th grade students volunteered to run the snow cone concession, which has become a tradition at Mason Prep.

Erin Hauhn, who heads up the Buddy Walk team, said, “This is an event our students look forward to every year, and every year we have more participation. We are so proud of our students for their dedication to this cause and grateful to the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry for welcoming us and letting us be a part of this wonderful day!”

Head's Blog: New Post Up!
9/27/2016

In his latest posts, Mr. Kreutner references articles by Jessica Lahey, who will be speaking at the Bringing Families Together conference October 4. He also reflects on the lessons of Lahey's book, The Gift of Failure: Why Parents Need to Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, and gives parents 6 ways they can support their children and work with teachers to raise confident learners.

Peer Mediators Hold Retreat
9/21/2016

This year's Peer Mediators held their retreat this week. Said Mr. Tuttle, "The major focus of the retreat was to get to know each other better, and for me to provide an overview of peer mediation, conflict resolution, and mindfulness. We will be doing more training in groups, and  are planning to present at upcoming Morning Meetings so that everyone knows who we are and what peer mediation is all about."

Our Peer Mediators are: Addie Shaddrix, Jane McCrae Sanders, Will Craig, Trip Calloway, Anna Hope Jordan, Susanna Snider, Jonathan Savage, Peyton Maney, Ella Small, Callie Costa, Jacob Hochman, Sam Laro, Avery Crymes, Mary Wallace Rainero, Heyward Britton, and Mills Jordan.

Mr. Huser Named SCISA Master Teacher
9/8/2016

The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) has named Mr. Hal Huser a Master Teacher. The Master Teacher program recognizes teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to share and collaborate with other educators. Master Teachers must inspire excellence in the classroom, among colleagues and, especially, among students.

Mr. Huser teaches geography, world history and US history. In addition to being an engaging teacher (students will remember lessons taught via “Mr. Huser’s Puppet Theater” for a long time to come!), Mr. Huser works with his fellow teachers to create cross-curricular learning opportunities. For example, Mr. Huser collaborated with Ms. Bandy, Ms. Evans and Mrs. Pavlischek to enhance students’ understanding of the Civil Rights movement. The three worked together to have their sixth and eighth grade students attend a production of “Seat of Justice,” which they tied not only to the students’ Civil Rights unit in history class, but also to lessons in their literature and GVC classes.

Mr. Huser also heads Mason Prep’s Multicultural Fair, an annual event during which seventh graders complete group projects about different countries around the world. Mr. Huser enhanced the presentation component of this event by giving his seventh graders more opportunities to teach other students about the countries they studied. Additionally, the follow-up questions and activities for the students attending the fair, which Mr. Huser developed in conjunction with several other teachers, have added great value to the event.

In his letter of recommendation for Mr. Huser, Mr. Kreutner wrote, “Hal Huser has a gift for bringing social studies to life in a way that hooks our students and makes relevant connections to their own experiences. Whether he uses puppets with a variety of entertaining voices, songs he has composed himself, videos, or a wealth of stories, Mr. Huser grabs students’ attention and won’t let go. Our students’ participation in historical and cultural projects, classroom and outdoor games, and presentations actively involves them in their learning and provides lasting connections to what they have learned in Mr. Huser’s classes.” 

Parents echoed Mr. Kreutner’s words in recommendations submitted on Mr. Huser’s behalf. "Not only does Mr. Huser work well with the other teachers to form a team to help his classes learn but he is also willing to add members (teachers) to the team to help the individual student learn. His willingness to involve peers, share ideas, openly discuss options, and simply try different things to help kids learn is one of the qualities that sets him apart,” wrote Michael Purcell, parent of one current student and one graduate.

Mr. Huser joins seven Mason Prep teachers who have received this honor: Debbie Bandy, Erin Hauhn, Roseann Jordan, Katie Kreutner, Mary Jo Stemple, Marci Yates and Meghan James.

77% Qualify for Duke TIP
9/6/2016

77% of our 7th grade class has qualified to participate in Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program), which "works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential." Learn more about the program here: http://tip.duke.edu/

Way to go 7th graders!

 

Alumna Receives Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship
8/30/2016


Emma DeMuth (Mason Prep class of 2012) has won one of 40 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarships. One of the top six recipients, she was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Emma starts at New York University this fall. 

Through the scholarship, Taco Bell hopes to find "the next innovators most likely to change the world, the dreamers most likely to invent a better way and the next creators most likely to start a movement." Students applied by creating short videos, and more than 2,000 were submitted.

In addition to the scholarship, Emma attended a Taco Bell workshop in Chicago over the summer. As part of the workshop she helped to create two Taco Bell commercials, both of which were shown during the MTV Video Music Awards this past weekend. Emma was able to attend the "VMAs" and was hired by MTV to photograph the pre- and post-show events for MTV Online.

Says Emma, "I am so grateful for the opportunities this scholarship has given me. It really showed me that being yourself and not being afraid to follow your individual passion can take you farther than you could ever expect. Also, I am grateful for many of my Mason Prep teachers for showing me their passions for their individual subjects, like Dr. Maynard for literature and Ms. Renkas for science."

Fifth Grader Recognized by American Statistical Association
8/29/2016

Fifth grader Clyde Mauldin has been recognized by the American Statistical Association for his entry in the association’s 2016 Poster Competition. 



Directed by the ASA/NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability, the competition provides students with an opportunity to apply all the statistical skills they acquire throughout the school year to solve real-world problems of interest to them. Clyde won second place in the 4th-6th grade group for his poster, “Are the Boston Celtics Hitting Home Runs?” 
Learn more about the contest here.

High Schools and Colleges Chosen by the Classes of 2016 and 2012
8/24/2016

We are proud of our Mason Prep graduates and love to hear about all that they accomplish in their high school and college years (and beyond)!

High schools chosen by the Class of 2016:
Academic Magnet - 11 students
Bishop England - 5 students
James Island Charter - 12 students
McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 1 student
Porter-Gaud - 2 students
RJ Reynolds, Winston-Salem, N.C. - 1 student
Wando - 3 students

Colleges chosen by the Class of 2012 include:
Anderson University
Auburn University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Columbia University 
Georgia Southern
Indiana University
Lehigh University
New York University
Northwestern University
Rhodes College
Texas A&M - Galveston
The New School (New York City)
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina Honors College
Wofford College

First Day!
8/18/2016

What a wonderful way to begin the 2016-17 school year. Smiling faces, hugs, seeing old friends and making new ones. We are ready for a year full of fun and learning!

 

Summer Academy 2016
7/26/2016

  
Students kept their skills sharp and had fun at Summer Academy. The program, which expanded this year to cover nearly every grade, offers students the opportunity to review skills, get a head start on new material and meet their teachers for the upcoming year. 

Activities included Kindergarteners learning about tallying the fun way (with fingerpaints, of course), rising 3rd graders practicing subjects and predicates, rising 5th graders rotating through stations working on decimal operations, and rising 7th graders playing a GVC grammar review game - complete with costumes!

We are already planning for Summer Academy 2017 - information to come mid-year!

Graduation 2016
5/27/2016

Congratulations to the Mason Prep Class of 2016! 
We are so proud of all that you have achieved and look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments. We will miss you all!

 

 

Kaleidoscope 2015-2016
5/23/2016

Kaleidoscope, Mason Prep's literary magazine, is out! Enjoy writing by students of all ages and the beautiful cover art by 8th grader Matthew Roark. Download by clicking here.

Teacher Appreciation Week
5/19/2016

Faculty and staff enjoyed a wonderful week thanks to the PTO and parent volunteers. Thank you - we know a lot of hard work went into making it a special week!

  

Read The Round Table
5/2/2016

The Spring Round Table is online - enjoy! Download here.

Recent MasonFEST: See What's in Our Sea
4/25/2016

Students and parents enjoyed a wonderful "See What's in Our Sea" MasonFEST at Grice Marine Laboratory on James Island Saturday, April 23. Learn more about the day and see photos on our MasonFEST page!

DC Trip an Unforgettable Experience for Our 8th Graders
4/25/2016

Our 8th graders enjoyed a wonderful and educational week in Washington, DC. This trip is the culmination of students' focus on history and government and is one of the highlights of the Mason Prep experience.

It was a busy four days of touring our nation's capital, including visits to:
• Arlington National Cemetery - always a powerful and unforgettable experience for our students
• The National Cathedral - our eighth graders were impressed by the incredible Gothic architecture
• The Natural History Museum - even with the extended hours (thank you Smithsonian Institution!), there's never enough time to see all the museum has to offer
• The Vietnam War, Korean War, and Lincoln Memorials – students visited these memorials at night for an even more memorable experience
• The White House - due to the sad happenings in Brussels, our group was unable to get as close to The White House as usual, but our students were in awe as always
• The Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, World War II Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial – students took in all of these sites in one busy, wonderful day
• 
Library of Congress - an experience which brings to life the many important documents our students have been studying
• 
Washington Monument - students were amazed by the spectacular views from the top
• 
Newseum - students enjoyed this interactive museum of news and journalism which highlights events such as the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and 9/11
• 
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (the Air and Space Museum annex) - students visited the hangars which house the space shuttle Discovery, a Concorde, and more

Matching Gift Program Raises $22,090 to be Matched
4/12/2016

We are thrilled to announce that the matching gift program was a huge success! During the matching gift period, which ran from January through March, we raised $22,090 which will be matched by our generous parent donor. We cannot thank these parents enough for their generosity and continued support of Mason Prep!

Representative Mark Sanford Visits Mason Prep
3/14/2016

Rep. Mark Sanford visited our 8th grade algebra students this moring as part of the SIFMA Foundation’s Capitol Hill Challenge program. This national 14-week financial education competition organizes teams of middle and high school students by congressional and senatorial district and teaches them about saving, investing, and government.  

Rep. Sanford met with student teams who are investing a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learning about the capital markets as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolios. The students also heard from Jim Morris, CEO of South Carolina Economics and Steven Potter, a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.

The competition uses the SIFMA Foundation’s curriculum-based Stock Market Game™, a program that is offered across the state by South Carolina Economics. The Stock Market Game program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. Learn more about the Stock Market Game here.

2016-2017 School Calendar
3/14/2016

The 2016-2017 School Calendar is now available. Click here to access.

Students Enjoy Two Interesting MasonFEST Programs
3/14/2016

Students recently enjoyed two interesting MasonFEST programs. On Saturday, March 12, MasonFEST student and parent teams toured the Turtle Survival Alliance center in Cross, SC. Students and their parents went "herp catching" on Sunday, March 13 at Caw Caw County Park. 

Visit our MasonFEST page to read more about these programs, see photos, and learn about upcoming MasonFEST offerings.

Annual Fund Auction Raises Over $60,000!
3/10/2016

Thank you to everyone who made the Annual Fund Auction such a success. Click here to see photos and a list of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers!

Quiz Bowl Team Advances
2/18/2016

Quiz Bowl

The SCISA Middle School Quiz Bowl was held at Mason Prep yesterday. Mason Prep won all three of our games in this regional round to advance to the SCISA state finals on March 3. We defeated Pinewood Prep 205-115, Charleston Collegiate 175-80, and the University School of the Lowcountry 205-125. Our team members are Ryan Campbell, Mills Jordan, Blaise McGrath, Eshani Mehta, Ryan Rogers, and team captain Sophia Wilson. Congrats to our Knights!

 

Re-enrollment Time: Why Choose a Mason Prep Education?
2/9/2016

Early February is re-enrollment time at Mason Prep. As parents consider what is right for their students and their family, we hope that families reflect on what first brought them to Mason Prep and what the school has meant to their children and their family. 

Parents are invited to contact Mr. Kreutner or Mrs. Jordan with any questions or concerns they may have about this decision. Our Mason Prep family is strong thanks to our committed families, and we want to see everyone back in August.   

We asked two Mason Prep families to share their thoughts.
"When we first looked at Mason Prep we loved the family feeling of the school. We feel that we are part of the Mason Prep family and that our boys are well taken care of just as they would be in a ‘real’ family.  I always feel that my boys are safe, loved, and expected to be a contributing member of the ‘family’ while they are at school, just as if they were at home.  The camaraderie among the parents, faculty, and students is amazing and so comforting when you send your kids off to school each morning.  
We wanted our children to be challenged, yet nurtured and supported. As our children have gone through the grades we have seen them challenged, but the teachers give all the support that each student needs in order to do his or her personal best.  Teachers offer extra help when needed and can adapt instruction to meet the needs of each individual student. Teachers are always willing to listen and to give feedback to parents. Teachers and parents are on the same team at Mason Prep, working together for the shared goal of doing what's best for the child.  

We have a high school freshman who graduated from Mason Prep, and we have seen that the academic and social environment at Mason Prep well prepared our son for high school."
- Helen and John Britton, parents of Heyward (7th) and Jack (Class of 2015)

“We chose Mason Prep because it was the school our hearts told us was the right fit for our family. We wrote many lists with pros and cons and Mason Prep always came out on top. We have always felt welcome at Mason Prep. We did not feel social pressure when we walked through the door - it was a warm and caring environment, which was very important to us. The sense of family seemed so strong among the teachers, children and parents, and we later found out that this is, in fact, so true!

I love when I see my children run up to their teachers to get a hug. The loving yet challenging educational environment has given my child the confidence to reach her fullest potential. Mason Prep teachers always are available for extra help, and this has been one of the most important links to my child's success. I don't think every school offers this commitment from the teachers and when teachers are so committed it allows students to be their best academically.”
- Jodie and Carter Cochran, parents of Kate (1st) and Caroline (5th)

 

 

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Participants
1/15/2016


Mason Prep participated in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee hosted by The Oaks Christian School in Summerville. Ten area schools competed. Fifth grader Pierson Tran came in 4th place. Fifth grader Shiv Mehta and sixth grader Bowen Enright are both finalists and will go on to the SCISA State Spelling Bee on February 10th. Congratulations to all of our students on a great day of spelling!

Admissions Dates Coming Up
12/15/2015


Observation for Children Applying to Kindergarten
Saturday, January 16, 9:00 a.m.

Testing for Students Applying to Grades 1-8
2nd - 8th grades: Saturday, January 23, 8:30 a.m.
1st grade: Saturday, January 30, 8:30 a.m.
1st grade: Saturday, February 6, 8:30 a.m.

Please call or email with any questions and to register your student for one of our observation or testing sessions. We hope to see you soon!
Lynn Kornya, Director of Admissions
843.805.6015      kornyal@masonprep.org

 

6th Grade Holiday Bazaar
12/7/2015

The 6th grade did a wonderful job with their annual Holiday Bazaar, selling the items they made and helping fellow students shop. Thank you to the 6th graders, their parents and the 6th grade teachers for making this a successful fundraiser for the Florida trip!

 

Grandparents' Day 2015
11/24/2015

What a wonderful day to spend with our grandparents and special friends and share all that our students do here at school. Thank you to our grandparents for joining us and to the many volunteers who made today possible. A special thank you to Tiffany Dacuba for all her work heading up Grandparents' Day this year and for the past several years - your last one was a great one!

  

Head's Assembly: So Many Achievements!
10/27/2015

Congratulations to our students, many of whom were recognized this morning, including: Head's and Faculty List, Honor Roll, Nice Knights, volleyball players, writers extraordinaire, Red Ribbon contest winners, Innisbrook top salespeople, and all of our students for an outstanding first quarter!

  

First Steps for the Mason Prep Foundation
10/13/2015

The Mason Prep Foundation is nearly a reality. Much work has been done in laying the groundwork for what will serve as the strategic fundraising entity for Mason Prep.

During the process of constructing our new Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building, it was recommended by both Mason Prep’s construction lenders and capital campaign consultants that Mason Prep start a foundation to formalize and bolster its fundraising. In the fall of 2014, the Board of Trustees approved the formation of the Mason Prep School Foundation Formation Committee. This Committee, which met through the first half of 2015, was charged with overseeing certain preliminary steps necessary to get the Mason Prep Foundation established and off the ground [e.g., filing the necessary paperwork to form the Foundation as a separate legal entity, initiating the process to file for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, and drafting an initial set of bylaws for the Foundation].

In the spring of 2015, the Board of Trustees heard the recommendations of the Foundation Formation Committee and approved the creation of the Mason Prep School Foundation. Since that approval was secured, the Foundation Board has been chosen and has had its first meeting. Over the next few weeks, the Board will approve the Foundation bylaws and finalize all necessary documents for its 501(c)(3) filing with the IRS. It will also begin to put plans in place to succeed in its goal of supporting the mission of Mason Prep School. 

Mason Prep School Foundation Mission Statement
The Mason Prep School Foundation supports Mason Prep School through strategic fundraising that provides scholarships and financial assistance to Mason Prep students, promotes the development of the Mason Prep faculty, and enhances and improves Mason Prep’s facilities and its educational programs.  

Mason Prep Foundation Board 2015-16
Charles Jordan, Chair, Current Parent
Jim Bush, Friend & Supporter of Mason Prep
Martha Celek, Past Parent
Steve Carroll, Alumnus
Richard Davis, Past Parent & Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees 
Erik Kreutner, Head of School
Wendy Littlejohn, Parent & Treasurer, Board of Trustees 
Ashton Pavlischek, Faculty Member (elected by her peers)
Bill Snow, Past Parent
Anne Stavrinakis, Alumna
Joanne Stemple, Director of Marketing and Development 
Angie Teufel, Current Parent

 

 

Spending Devoted to Our Mission
10/7/2015

Mason Prep recently completed its audit report for the 2014-15 school year. We are proud to share that a very strong 81¢ of every dollar Mason Prep spends is being spent on mission-based programs (the education of our students as opposed to overhead costs). In comparison, a non-profit is considered to be performing well in this area if program spending is 75¢ per dollar. This figure supports Mason Prep’s commitment to the careful stewardship of the school’s finances.

School Closed on Monday, October 5
10/4/2015

We hope that our students and their families made it through this weekend's flooding without incident and that everyone is safe and dry.

For several reasons, Mason Prep will be closed again on Monday. The primary factor is that we want all of our children and staff to be safe. With the amount of water still on the roadways of the Lowcountry, including the streets around Mason Prep, it is prudent for us to follow the lead of the Charleston County School District and remain closed on Monday.

In addition, we are dealing with water in several locations in the new Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building. We are still trying to determine the cause, but there is 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch of water covering much of the floors of our kindergarten classrooms, the lunch room, and the first floor common learning area. The parking garage under that building was flooded with 16 to 18 inches of water, which caused the power to the lower school to be shut off. Once we restore power, we will begin cleaning up the affected rooms.

We will likely need to move our kindergarten classes to other locations once we return to school while we clean up these classrooms and dry them out. Fortunately, our fifth graders will be on their overnight trip to Camp St. Christopher for much of the week, so we have room to move classes around.

We have decided to postpone Red Ribbon Week until the week of October 12 - 16. If we are able to return to school on Tuesday, students should not plan to come to school dressed up for the Class Competition Day.

We will keep you posted about when we will be able to return to school. In the meantime, We hope that all of you stay safe while we wait for the remainder of the rainy weather to leave our area.

7th Graders Having Fun in NC
10/1/2015

Our 7th graders are having a great time in the North Carolina mountains, conquering ropes courses, building rafts and playing other team-building games.

Mason Prep Welcomes Three New Teachers
9/25/2015

We are happy to welcome three new teachers to our faculty this year. Our students are enjoying their classes, and these teachers have quickly become part of the Mason Prep family. Read more about them here.

(pictured left to right: Mr. Paul Kersey, Mrs. Gloria Collazo, Mr. Dan McNamee)

Lake Sweep a Success!
9/21/2015

Our annual Lake Sweep was Saturday September 19. Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help us clean up Alberta Long Lake!

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, citizens around the globe participate in “sweeping” local waterways as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-up. The Mason Prep family does its part by cleaning up the area around Alberta Long Lake, right outside our front door.

Volleyball Schedule - Come Support the Knights!
9/18/2015

Volleyball season is in full swing. Come out and cheer on the Knights - see the schedule by clicking here.

Morning Meeting Focuses on Service
9/11/2015

Our "whole school" meeting this morning focused on the importance of service. On this National Day of Remembrance and Service, Mr. Kreutner spoke to our students about giving back to our community and how each of us can make the world a better place. Service will continue to be a focus for the school this year as each grade participates in service learning projects. We look forward to sharing the details of those throughout the year.

Join the Mason Prep Buddy Walk Team!
9/9/2015

Mason Prep's City Council is putting together a team for the annual Buddy Walk, sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 4, at Etiwan Park on Daniel Island (across the street from Bishop England High School).  It is a great day full of jump castles, sno-cones, music and fun!

To join our team, go to https://www.firstgiving.com/buddywalkchs/buddies and look for the Mason Prep team.  We'll have a team tent on the day of the walk for us to all meet up, relax in, and take a group picture.  

The eighth grade students are also welcome to sign up to volunteer for the Buddy Walk. This year, our students will be running the sno-cone booth!

If you have any questions, please contact our City Council sponsor, Erin Hauhn, at hauhne@masonprep.org.

Reminder - Open House September 10
9/9/2015

Open House (for current parents to see classrooms, meet teachers and hear all about the year to come) will be September 10, 7-8:30. We will begin with a general parents’ meeting in our gym, and you should be able to move to your child's classroom shortly before 7:30. The event should end shortly after 8:30. Please remember that Open House is an event only for adults, not for students. Our teachers are looking forward to the opportunity to let you know what your children have been doing and will do in their classrooms this year.

 

First Day!
8/24/2015

The 2015-16 school year is officially underway. Judging from the excited looks on our Knights' faces this morning, it's going to be a great one!

Summer Reading
6/29/2015

The books on SCISA's Battle of the Books list qualify for summer reading. Click here to download the lists.

Congratulations Class of 2015!
6/8/2015

Graduation Day was a very special one, graduating our largest 8th grade class ever. The accomplishments of this class are many, and we look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things to come for these students.

First Year of Kindergarten Comes to a Close
6/3/2015

Our kindergarteners had their end of the year program this morning, entertaining family and friends with songs and receiving certificates. What a wonderful first kindergarten class!

City Council Officers for 2015-16 Elected
5/11/2015

Congratulations to all of our candidates for running excellent campaigns and doing very well at the polls - they were all close races!

Your City Council officers for next year are:
Erin Littlejohn and Lily Hambric: Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem
Mary Clare Kreutner: Secretary
Sophia Colby: Health and Environmental Engineer
Thomas Hilton: Safety Director

Mason Prep Well Represented at Academic Competitions
4/27/2015

Mason Prep students shone at academic competitions this year!

Our 6th – 8th grade students participated in our school geography bee. The winner of our bee, Eshani Mehta, went on to the state bee in Columbia and placed 11th (competing against 7th and 8th graders!).

Four students were regional spelling bee winners: Mary Gail Riley, Shiv Mehta, Thomas Hilton, and Adhithi Viswanathan. They all went to the state bee at Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree, and Shiv Mehta was the South Carolina State Spelling Bee winner for the fourth grade!

Our Quiz Bowl team, whose members included Bryan Bracy, Walton Moseley, Lawson Murrell, Zach Wallace-Wright (Captain), Sophia Wilson and Andrew Zimlich, won its regional competition at John Paul II School in Bluffton, and finished in a tie for fourth at the state finals at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia.

It's Official! Ribbon Cutting for the Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building
4/15/2015

The Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building was officially opened and dedicated at the ribbon cutting ceremony on April 8, 2015.

Thank you to all of the Mason Prep families and friends who joined us, and to our special guests: Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Councilmember Michael S. Seekings, Reverend Richard Campbell, Goff D'Antonio and Associates and Trident Construction. We were also thrilled to have members of Miss Mason's extended family here for the event. Finally, a big thank you to our Capital Campaign Steering Committee - without their dedication and hard work, this building would not have been possible.

School Calendar for 2015-16
4/7/2015

As we head into the home stretch of the 2014-15 school year, we turn our thoughts to next year. The basic academic calendar for 2015-16 is available here. More detailed calendars will be sent to Mason Prep families during the summer of 2015.

Ribbon Cutting April 8
3/25/2015

We hope you will join us for the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building on Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30. A short program will be followed by a reception and touring of the building. We look forward to welcoming parents, alumni, faculty and staff and all friends of the school!

You may download the invitation here.

50th Birthday Bash - Thank You Mason Prep!
3/25/2015

Thank you, Mason Prep, for a wonderful 50th celebration. 

With your generosity, more than $22,000 was raised for the Annual Fund at the Birthday Bash. Your tremendous support of our school and our students is much appreciated.

A video celebrating Mason Prep’s first 50 years was shown at the Bash. You can see it by clicking here.

Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building Opens!
2/18/2015

On the morning of February 17, our Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, Jack Trouche and Thomas Kay, accompanied by our other City Council Officers, cut the ribbon for the new Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building. Our kindergarten through second grade students were then escorted to their new classrooms by their pen pals in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, who carried the younger students' belongings from their former classrooms.

During the rest of the day, students in the third through sixth grades were able to tour the new building and see what it has to offer for them. Our seventh and eighth graders were the first to dine in our new lunchroom. 

A big thank you to all of the teachers who worked so hard to get the new classrooms ready, including some teachers of other grades who just wanted to lend a hand. Thanks are also due to Mr. Eddie Rutherford and his facilities staff and our technology director, Mr. Stephen Broderick, who worked equally hard throughout the weekend. Also to Mrs. Roseann Jordan who led the process of selecting the furnishings for the classrooms and other areas in the new building - everything looks fantastic! Our Board of Trustees went above and beyond in their volunteer roles, especially our Board Chair, Mrs. Penny Wilson, who is also the daughter of Mrs. Nancy Hawk, the founder of our school. Finally, we greatly appreciate the financial support from a wide variety of constituents that made this facility possible.

The result is a beautiful building that will be used by all of our students and that will usher Mason Prep into its second half-century and beyond. The excitement shown by Mason Prep's students of all ages as they experienced the new facilities for the first time this morning was priceless! They are so proud of their school, as are we. I hope that you will be able to visit our new building soon, and we will let you know shortly about an official event to commemorate the occasion.

50th Birthday Bash - Latest Details Here!
2/4/2015

We hope you will plan to join us at Mason Prep’s 50th Birthday Bash Friday, March 13 from 7-11 at Charles Towne Landing!

Visit our Birthday Bash page for all the details!

Take a Video Tour of Our New Building
1/30/2015

The Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building is nearing completion! Click here to take a video tour.

The Book Fair is January 28 - February 3
1/26/2015

The Book Fair is Coming! The Mason Prep Book Fair will run January 28 - February 3. Be sure to visit the Media Center "Under the Sea!"Learn more about the Book Fair here: Book Fair

Construction Nearing Completion
1/22/2015

The new Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building is nearing completion. Inside, the floors are done, the last coat of paint is going on, the lighting is in, the alarm system is being installed, and the data wiring is underway. Outside, the engraved bricks are in!

See more about this building and our plans for the future!

Admissions Testing Dates Coming Up
1/12/2015

The Admissions office has been very busy this year. Tours are given nearly every day (sometimes 2 or 3 in a day!), and Director of Admissions Lynn  Kornya has seen growing interest in Mason Prep as prospective parents continue to respond positively to our kindergarten program and new facilities.

Says Mrs. Kornya, “It is so exciting and rewarding to work with families looking for the next step in their child’s education.  The best part is when they realize it’s Mason Prep!”

Upcoming Dates to Note:
January 24: Testing for grades 2-8 
January 31 and February 7: First grade testing

Mason Prep Receives Mayoral Proclamation
12/9/2014

We were honored to have Mayor Joe Riley (a Mason Prep grandparent) join us at our Street Party to deliver a proclamation designating November 19 as “Mason Prep Day.” This day is our Founders’ Day, which we recognize each year during American Education Week.

The first celebration of Mason Prep’s 50th year was held on November 15. Halsey and Bull Streets were shut down to make way for a street party including games for all ages, food trucks, a bluegrass band and several special presentations.

A time capsule, put together by students in 1994 for Mason Prep’s 50th year, was opened to reveal many  items including: a mix tape, a Walkman, a 1994 school yearbook, and a scrapbook containing many souvenirs and newspaper clippings from that year.

It was a wonderful day for our Mason Prep family, and we were thrilled to see our current families, alumni, past families and faculty and staff enjoying celebrating this very special year together.

Mrs. James Named SCISA Master Teacher
12/9/2014

The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) has named Mrs. Meghan James a Master Teacher. The Master Teacher program recognizes teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to share and collaborate with other educators. Master Teachers must inspire excellence in the classroom, among colleagues and, especially, among students.

Mrs. James teaches 7th and 8th grade math. In addition to being an engaging and inspiring teacher, she has introduced or participated in several programs that are new to Mason Prep including: 

  • Error analysis, which leads math students to understand that having the right answer is less important than understanding how to get to it 
  • Math Buddies, which pairs eighth graders and first graders to benefit both groups
  • The Stock Market Game, which engages the eighth graders with real-world connections to math
  • The Science and Math Olympiad, a day dedicated to hands-on activities in both of these fields, which has become an amazing day for both our middle school students and their parents thanks to the hard work of Mrs. James and the Olympiad’s “founder,” Mrs. Renkas

In his letter of recommendation for Mrs. James, Mr. Kreutner said, “Mrs. James’s innovative approach to teaching math has helped her students to become mathematical thinkers in every sense. She constantly seeks out new methods and activities to engage her students, and she never fails to impress when she e-mails me to ‘come see what we’re doing!’ Mrs. James’s students know that they have to put in a great deal of effort to achieve success in her class, and she very effectively leads them to do just that.

Mrs. James joins seven Mason Prep teachers who have received this honor: Debbie Bandy, Katrina Bryan, Erin Hauhn, Roseann Jordan, Katie Kreutner, Mary Jo Stemple, Marci Yates

 

 

Street Party Saturday, November 15 11:00-2:00
11/6/2014

Join us for the first celebration of our 50th year. There will be music, games, food trucks and more for the whole family to enjoy!

Schedule of Events
11:30 Mayor Joe Riley Delivers the "Mason Prep Day" Proclamation
12:30 Cut the Birthday Cake
1:00 Open the Time Capsule (made by students in 1994!)

Fun and Games
Inflatable Skee Ball • Tiki Island Slide • 57-Foot Obstacle Course
Classic Jump Castle • Pitching Booth with Radar Gun • Face Painting
Balloon Artist • Sweet Grass Basket Weaver

Food Trucks
Baja Buritos • Roti Rolls • Kona Ice

 

Download your invitation here.

 

Be a Permanent Part of Mason Prep - Buy a Brick!
10/21/2014

To celebrate our new building and 50th anniversary, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to be a permanent part of Mason Prep. The Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building was designed with a fresh air teaching and learning space - a courtyard where classes can gather and enjoy their studies outdoors. This unique spot, sure to become a student favorite, will be paved with bricks engraved with the names of those who hold a special place in their hearts for Mason Prep.

Details and How to Order Your Brick

  • Bricks are available from October 21 to November 3. Due to our construction schedule, Monday, November 3 is the absolute latest date to turn in the form and payment in order to have your brick engraved for the opening of the building.
  • There is a limited quantity of bricks available. Bricks will be sold on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
  • Bricks are $100 each. (After the Nov. 3 deadline, if bricks are available, the cost will be $130 as they will be engraved on site.)
  • To order your brick, please fill out the information on this flyer and return it with your check to the office by November 3.

Thank you!

LifeManagement Center Conference Parent Night Sept. 30
9/18/2014

Mason Prep believes that our school and our parents are truly a team working for the success of each student. To that end, we are always looking for resources and opportunities for our parents and faculty to learn and develop new skills. 

We are so proud to bring one of these opportunities to you at the end of this month. Mason Prep is one of six local independent schools that are sponsoring institutions for the upcoming  LifeManagement Center Conference, featuring guest speaker Dan Willingham. Dr. Willingham is a cognitive psychologist from the University of Virginia who specializes in K-12 education. This event was originally scheduled for January but was rescheduled due to icy weather in Charleston and Virginia.

The LMC Conference Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Porter-Gaud School, and you are invited to attend. This is an incredible opportunity for our parents, and we hope you will join us. 

There is no charge for the presentation, but you do need to RSVP if you plan to attend. You may RSVP by downloading the Parent Night flyer and clicking on the link provided. You may also download the LMC Conference brochure to learn more about Dr. Willingham and LifeManagement Center.

Please remember that on Wednesday, October 1, Mason Prep's faculty will participate in the LifeManagement Conference all day. We will hear Dr. Willingham speak in the morning, and teachers from the participating schools will lead breakout sessions for their colleagues in the afternoon. Because of this professional development opportunity, October 1 will be a holiday for our students. 

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Mason Prep's 50th Year Begins
9/5/2014

Mason Prep’s 50th anniversary year is off to a great start!

We are so pleased to welcome 95 new students and 57 new families into our Mason Prep family. Our first graders have transitioned to full days at school, and our first kindergarten classes are feeling right at home.

The renovations to the James O. White Middle School Building are complete, and students and teachers are thrilled with their bigger and brighter classrooms. Construction on the Harriett Starr Mason Lower School continues on schedule, with a planned opening in January.

50th anniversary celebrations will be held through the year, with the first being the Street Party on November 15. This event will feature music, entertainment, food trucks and more right on Halsey Blvd., and is a perfect way to include our students in kicking off our year of festivities.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

2014-15 Academic Calendar
3/8/2014

Mason Prep's academic calendar will be slightly shifted for the 2014-2015 school year, primarily due to the construction of our new Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building. To give Trident Construction more time during the summer of 2014 to complete the renovations to our middle school necessary for the connecting walkway to the new building, the school year will not start until Monday, August 25. The last day of school for grades K through 7 will be Thursday, June 4, followed by our 8th grade graduation on Friday, June 5.

The complete academic calendar containing major school dates can be downloaded here. A more detailed calendar will be published during the summer.

Mason Prep Dedicates Lower School Building and Announces Campaign Goal
3/7/2014

Today Mason Prep formally announced the launch of the Community Phase for the $1 million capital campaign, Unlocking Our Potential: The Campaign for Mason Prep.  Students, current and past parents, faculty and staff, board members and the media joined together in the gymnasium to celebrate the official launch of the campaign and break ground on the new lower school building.

Head of School Erik Kreutner made the announcement this morning and gave an update on fundraising to date. "I am honored to tell you that we have raised $802,100 towards our $1 million goal during the Advance Phase," Erik said.  One hundred percent of the school's Board of Trustees and Campaign Steering Committee have invested in the campaign.  Assistant Head of School Roseann Jordan added that 100% of the faculty and staff have made a gift to the campaign.  "Collectively, faculty and staff have committed $47,250 toward the goal," said Roseann.

Unlocking Our Potential Campaign Co-Chairs Jimmie and Laura Gianoukos made a call to action to Mason Prep families during the celebration.  "Over the next three months, a small army of volunteers will be reaching out to you to ask for your support," Jimmie said.  "We hope you will listen thoughtfully to the vision and consider how you can be a part of the campaign to support this critical project." 

In recognition for her vision and service to Mason Preparatory School, the new lower school building was dedicated in the memory of Harriett Starr Mason.  In 1964, she was hired as the first headmistress of Miss Mason's School, which merged with College Preparatory School in 1984 to create Mason Preparatory School.  Miss Mason retired as Headmistress in 1976, and her vision continues today as the mission of Mason Preparatory School: to educate the whole child by giving them the tools they need to dream big while staying grounded.  We are proud to announce that the new lower school building will be called the Harriett Starr Mason Lower School Building.

Mason Prep Mayor Max Laro had this to say about the celebration: "It was really cool to be on stage with all of these people, and this is a big deal for the school.  I look forward to hanging out with my lower school friends in the new lunchroom and coming back to see home games in the new gym."   



Mrs. Copeland Named SCISA Administrative Assistant of the Year
12/20/2013

The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Headmasters Association presented several awards on November 7th, and we are thrilled to announce that Millie Copeland received the Administrative Assistant Award, which is given to the administrative assistant making the largest impact on his or her school.

Mr. Kreutner's nomination of Mrs. Copeland for this award read, “As a first-year head of school, I could not have asked for a better administrative assistant than Millie Copeland. She is amazing at anticipating what needs to be done; when I ask her to take on a task, I am frequently pleasantly surprised to find that she has already started or even finished it. It is always apparent that she cares deeply for Mason Prep, and she can always be counted on for advice that is in the best interests of our school and its students.”

Congratulations!

Mr. Kreutner Named SCISA "Rookie of the Year"
12/20/2013

The SCISA Headmasters Association awarded Mr. Kreutner the “Rookie of the Year” award, which is presented to the first-year Head of School who has made the biggest impact on his school. In recognizing Mr. Kreutner, the Association cited his work in spearheading our new kindergarten program, starting our iPad program and reconfiguring our elementary foreign language curriculum. Larry Watt, executive director of the Independent School Association added, “Erik has done an outstanding job at Mason Preparatory School.”

Mr. Kreutner has been at Mason Prep 24 years, serving as teacher, Director of Technology and Interim Head before being named Head of School. He is completely committed to Mason Prep, our students, and the Mason Prep family. We are lucky to have him and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor!


 



Mason Preparatory School
56 Halsey Blvd Charleston, SC 29401
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