We are delighted to share with you a very special guest speaker and dear friend for the month of May:

Ms. Ashley Watson is a native of Bennettsville, SC and a 2003 graduate of MCHS. She attended the University of South Carolina where she majored in Elementary Education. Ms. Watson has been teaching for 13 years. She is currently an international teacher in Doha, Qatar where she teaches 3rd grade. Do you where Doha, Qatar is? This is a great opportunity for you to find out. Please click on the links below to learn more about Ms. Watson and her international teaching experience.
A. Watson
(Meet Ms. Ashley Watson)
(Living in Doha)
(E. Academy)

Talent Pipeline
Building the Talent Pipeline in Trades is a virtual experience that will give students in Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence, Marion, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties the unique opportunity to hear from industry professionals through a series of interactive sessions via Zoom Webinar. The day will showcase the in-demand careers within our region and state. Employers will also provide students a clear understanding of the educational pathways to land these important jobs.
On Friday, April 23rd, Ms. Jacobs will host this event via Zoom, upstairs, in Room 226. Below is the schedule of presenters. Each presentation should last 30 minutes. Students may sign up with Ms. Jacobs for one, 30 minute presentation of their choice. Students are encouraged to sign up...but only if they are interested. This activity is NOT a "get out of class" pass. Students are required to provide feedback after viewing their presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
See list and times of presentations below:
Date: Friday, April 23
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
8:30-9:00 Welcome & Launch with Tallo
**Students signing up for the 9:00 session may attend the 8:30-9:00 Welcome**
9:00-9:30am: ATFC (Atlantic Tooling and Fabricating, Quinby, SC)
9:30-10:00am: Sonoco (Hartsville, SC)
10:00-10:30am: Screwmatics (Pageland, SC)
10:30-11:00am: SC Port Authority (Dillon, SC)
11:00-11:30am: Miller Plumbing (Dillon, SC)
11:30-12:00pm: Johnstone Supply (Florence, SC)
12:00-12:30pm: Marion Academy for Careers & Technology

BMSD is honored to have another guest speaker for the month of February. Mr. Frederick Townsend is a 2002 graduate of MCHS, a 2006 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC, and a 2010 graduate of Webster University.  He now works as a Financial Operations Manager in Washington D.C. where he oversees a yearly budget of 1.4 billion dollars! Wow! 

Mr. Townsend, on behalf to the entire BMSD family, thank you for sending this video, and thank you for educating the students in Marlboro County.


As part of the career exploration program at Blenheim Middle School of Discovery, and as recommended by the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act, Friday, February 26, 2021 has been set aside for our students to participate in Job Shadowing.

What is job shadowing?  It is an opportunity for a student to take an individual field trip to a workplace to see that the skills he/she learns in school are related to the skills needed in the workplace.

Any student (virtual or face-to-face) interested in job shadowing, please contact Ms. Jacobs for more details and an application. 

Job Shadowing

Parent Events

February Guest Speaker:  Mr. Jennings

Douglas Jennings is our virtual guest speaker for the month of February. Mr. Jennings is a graduate of Marlboro County High School and Clemson University. He attended Charleston School of Law and now practices at Yarborough Applegate in Charleston, South Carolina where he is partner. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff at BMSD, we would like to say THANK YOU for taking the time to make this video and THANK YOU for educating the students in Marlboro County.   

Mr. Jannings

January Guest Speaker:  Mr. Martin

Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Royland Martin. Mr. Martin is a native of Bennettsville, SC and a 2003 graduate of Marlboro County High School. Upon graduating high school, he attended South Carolina State University where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Mr. Martin currently works at MSNBC in New York City as a video editor. 

Any student (grades 6-8) interested in attending a live presentation with an admission's counselor from Coastal Carolina University on December 18 @10:00, please sign up with me in the guidance office. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the admission's process, student life at CCU and we will discuss various majors and programs the university has to offer. This is a great opportunity for them to receive an introduction to post-secondary schools. 

Students must sign up by Wednesday, December 16.  To sign up, contact Ms. Jacobs at .

Here is another opportunity for your students to go on a virtual college tour. 
Where? Coastal Carolina University!!!  

Coastal Carolina
They can visit just in time as the university makes history this Saturday. This is the first time a Sunbelt Conference team has hosted the iconic weekly college football game!!!Go Chanticleers

See links below for access to the virtual tour:



College Funds

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Red Ribbon Week

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Red Ribbon Week

Career Assessments for All Students

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