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Athletic officials named at Greer Middle College Charter HS
APR 21, 2018

Athletic officials named at Greer Middle College Charter HS

Greer Middle College Charter High School has named its athletic director and boys head basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kelley Bailey will be the athletic director and Jamar Armstrong, the new boys varsity coach.

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Principal, 2 administrators appointed to District Five Schools posts
APR 18, 2018

Phillip Dean is the new Principal of Reidville Elementary School, effective July 1.
 

District Five Schools have appointed two to administrative positions and named a new principal for one of its elementary schools. The District Board of Trustees approved all three moves.

• Phillip Dean is the new Principal of Reidville Elementary School, effective July 1. Current Principal, Kim Deering, will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Reidville opens a new campus in 2019-2020.

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O'Gwynn named North Greenville's vice president for advancement
APR 9, 2018

Martin L. O’Gwynn has been named North Greenville University’s new vice president for advancement.
 

Martin L. O’Gwynn, vice president for community and corporate engagement at Oklahoma City University, has been named North Greenville University’s new vice president for advancement.

O’Gwynn, who begins his role May 1, brings more than 30 years of experience in the field.

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Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team takes charge at state competitions
MAR 29, 2018

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate teams

 

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won both the overall 2018 South Carolina State Championship and the AAAAA State Title at the S.C. Forensic Coaches’ Association Tournament at Greenville High School March 2-3. 

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Kang wins 1st place in Youth Art Month show
MAR 29, 2018

Cheeun Kang

 

Riverside High student, Cheeun Kang, won 1st place at the South Carolina Art Education Association Youth Art Month show in the High School division of the Western Region.  Cheeun’s work was a batik entitled “Moment.”

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SCC open house Saturday to educate students, career seekers
MAR 21, 2018

SCC open house Saturday to educate students, career seekers

Spartanburg Community College will host Discover SCC Open House event on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the SCC Central Campus in Spartanburg. The event is free and open to students, parents and career seekers interested in SCC's academic programs.

“Anyone interested in attending college, starting a new career or gaining professional development skills is invited to attend our Discover SCC Open House event to learn about our academic programs and why SCC is a great place to attend college,” stated Guiana Reed, coordinator of SCC recruiting.

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NGU December grads announced
MAR 16, 2018

NGU December grads announced

North Greenville University graduated the following local students on Dec. 9.

A baccalaureate degree student whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.5, graduates cum laude; those with at least a 3.75, graduate magna cum laude; and those with at least a 3.9 grade point average, graduate summa cum laude. Those listed as an honors scholar fulfilled the requirements for the university’s honors scholar program.

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GPD: 2 students charged, lied about school shooting threat to get out of school
MAR 15, 2018

GPD: 2 students charged, lied about school shooting threat to get out of school

A social media post that referenced an alleged possible school shooting at Riverside High School resulted in two students charged after they lied about it to get out of school, the Greer Police Department reported Thursday.

The investigation into the threat found that two students at Riverside Middle School had fabricated the story.

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March For Our Lives Greenville set for downtown
MAR 11, 2018

March For Our Lives Greenville set for downtown

March For Our Lives Greenville, a sister movement of the national event in Washington, D.C., is scheduled in downtown Greenville March 24, 2-4 p.m., at the corner of North and Beattie Streets.

Teenagers and young adults advocating for changes to gun laws was launched after the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which resulted in 17 deaths.

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Walter Brashier Drive named to honor NGU medical grad school
MAR 9, 2018

CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy announced the partnership with North Greenville University last year.
 

Greer City Council approved naming a street in honor of North Greenville University opening a Greer campus for a graduate school – College of Adult Professional Studies.

Walter Brashier Drive was unanimously approved by City Council for signage to replace Ryan’s Corporate Way.

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Child actresses sought for Broadway play 'Waitress'
MAR 9, 2018

The Tony nominated musical “Waitress” is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the Greenville engagement.
 

The Tony nominated musical “Waitress” is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the Greenville engagement.

The show will premiere at the Peace Center May 8-13.

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Byrnes finishes second overall at drill competition
MAR 9, 2018

Byrnes finished second in the overall championship at the regulation drill competition last weekend at the Pendleton High School JROTC and Lights of Hope competitions.

The Byrnes color guard won first place.

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Student Ambassadors host fundraising event
MAR 9, 2018

Student Ambassadors host fundraising event

Greer Middle College (GMC) Student Ambassadors club is hosting an awareness and fundraising event on Monday, March 19 from 6-9 p.m. at GMC.

The event will include booths with representatives from SC Youth Advocate Program, Heartfelt Calling, Thornwell, Miracle Hill, The Bair Foundation, Care2Foster, the SC Foster Parent Association, and SAFY.

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AT&T helps Greer Middle College Charter High School prepare students for success
FEB 28, 2018

AT&T presents check to Greer Middle Charter High School.

A global corporation is helping Greer Middle College Charter High School prepare students to compete and succeed in a global economy.

 Terrence Ford, AT&T’s regional director of External Affairs, recently visited campus to present a $3,000 donation from the international communications and entertainment company. Receiving the gift on behalf of GMC were principal Jimmy Armstrong and Sen. Tom Corbin (SC District 5), a previous member of the  GMC fundraising committee. 

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Greer Middle College Student Ambassadors focusing on foster care system
FEB 28, 2018

Student Ambassadors at Greer Middle College Charter High School will host an event for students and parents from the community to broaden their knowledge of the foster care system. The leadership committee focuses on a social issue each year, and this year they chose foster care.

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Shoestring Players shed light with 'Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play'
FEB 28, 2018

Shoestring Players perform a scene from

The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Shoestring Players will present “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” from March 1-4 in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center at 170 Gramling Drive on campus.

 The play by Anne Washburn centers on a post-apocalyptic future in which a group of survivors, missing the comfort of electronic entertainment, try to recreate an episode of the long-running TV — from memory. The three acts stretch over 75 years, tracing the evolution of the performance into a pageant.

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Student's social media post posed threat to school
FEB 27, 2018

Student's social media post posed threat to school

A student at Byrnes Freshman Academy made administrators and guidance counselors aware of a social media post Tuesday that posed a potential threat to school safety.

District Five administrators immediately got law enforcement involved, and began an investigation. The information included a Snapchat post by a Freshman Academy student that showed a gun, and included threatening language toward the school, and fellow students.

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Sports doctor helps athletes, weekend warriors get back in the game
FEB 25, 2018

Dr. Stephen Kana

Dr. Stephen Kana practiced medicine for 30 years and worked in the Upstate for more than 20 years. He recently joined Spartanburg Regional’s Sports Medicine Institute team as an orthopaedic surgeon, concentrating on knee, shoulder and elbow injuries.

“It’s a big change,” he said. “I think what I wanted to accomplish with the move was to establish the Sports Medicine Institute to uniformly deliver top quality care to our high school athletes, our college athletes and professional athletes.”

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What are 'STEAM' subjects and why do they matter?
FEB 22, 2018

What are 'STEAM' subjects and why do they matter?

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If you’ve heard your child’s educators talking about “STEAM” subjects, they are referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. And these subjects are growing in importance, as more industries require a strong mastery of the concepts and skills involved.

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Riverside students studying animal comparisons in labs
FEB 18, 2018

Riverside students studying animal comparisons in labs

The 6th grade science classes at Riverside Middle School have had some interesting lessons lately.

Students have been working on animal comparison labs, comparing Endotherms and Ectotherms, Vertebrates and Invertebrates, and warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals. 

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