The City Paper Back to School guide for all grades 

Make the Grade

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Timothy Banks

This year's Back to School issue is a little different than what we've done in years past. With new teachers, new classrooms, and new experiences awaiting parents and students in the coming year, we've got a fresh look at what you need to know before you sit down for another first day. From how to pack an all-star lunch to advice from local teachers to how to get involved if you're interested in helping your community after class, we've got you covered in the following pages.

Weekend Roundup: 24 things to do in Charleston this weekend
Weekend Roundup: 24 things to do in Charleston this weekend Things to do in Charleston this weekend, Aug. 16-18

It is officially the last weekend of summer break before school starts. If you (or your kids) are starting school on Weds., be sure to check out our back to school guide. Whether or not you're jumping on the bus next week, here's what to do this weekend. — Lauren Hurlock


Charleston teachers have a few words of advice for local parents as kids head back to school
Charleston teachers have a few words of advice for local parents as kids head back to school Teacher Says

As Charleston students (and parents) mentally prepare for back to school time, we wanted to turn to a few of the patient souls who will become your kids' best friends over the next few months. — City Paper Staff


Ten tips for back-to-school from a parent and former Charleston-area educator
Ten tips for back-to-school from a parent and former Charleston-area educator A primary primer

Come for the practical advice, stay for the bonus tip. — Jake Rambo


Five great meal deals around Charleston
Five great meal deals around Charleston Brunchin on a budget

When the times get tough and you aren't able to dine in somewhere special, there is always a happy hour to cure your munchies and keep you company the night before an exam. — Sara Srochi


How to get involved around Charleston
How to get involved around Charleston Give back

It's no secret that volunteering comes with many benefits for both parties. If you're looking to broaden your experiences and become an active volunteer in the Charleston community, here's where you can start — Caylin Gregory


Sweating on a budget
Sweating on a budget Work it out

While always having access to a gym or weekly spin class is nice and certainly effective, it isn't the only way to stay fit in Charleston. — Sara Srochi


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