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Riverside Middle School News and Announcements
OCT 31, 2012

More than 550 students attended the annual Riverside Middle School Halloween Dance.  Winners of the Costume Contest were, left to right:  1st Place – Isaiah Harris, 3rd Place – Alex Cook, and 2nd Place - Carington Cantarella & Sophia Della Rocca.

The annual Riverside Middle School Dodgeball Tournament will be held in the school’s gymnasium Nov. 12 and 13 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.  The cost for teams of five is $25.  

Entry forms and fees should be submitted to Coach Brad Johnson.  

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An Autumn Experience at Washington Cente
OCT 26, 2012

Washington Center student Ridley Harper, assisted by her teacher Anita Davis, learns about apples and pumpkins through interactive media.

The students in Anita Davis’ class at the Washington Center learned about apples and pumpkins by taking a virtual trip to a farm, while in their classroom.  

First, they read the book, Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell.  They learned that apples grow “up high” in the trees and pumpkins grow “down low” in the field.  

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GMC sets basketball tryout dates
OCT 26, 2012

For students of Greer Middle College Charter High School interested in girls basketball, conditioning sessions are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after school. Tryouts will be held on Oct. 30 and 31 at Praise Cathedral.  Boys basketball tryouts are scheduled for Oct. 29 – Oct. 31 at Praise Cathedral.  

GMC will host an informational meeting for prospective students on Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at Praise Cathedral.  Enrollment information is available at www.GreerMiddleCollege.org.

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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
OCT 26, 2012

Congratulations to 10 RMS orchestra students for being selected for the Region Honors Orchestra. Pictured from left to right: Morgyn Lowman, Briana Hunt, John Meza, Neil Gramopadhye, Nick Bradshaw, Jalyn Haynes,  Madeline Corvin, Cindy Li, Emmy Klaeser, Louise Averitt.

Riverside Middle School students have qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program. 153 students will be invited to take the SAT or ACT and receive a program guide and newsletter from Duke University. Students who score at the highest level on these tests will be recognized at the state and national level according to their earned score.

Riverside Middle also had many students who just missed qualifying for the program. To qualify, students had to score 95 percent on one or more of a certain group of subtests.

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Lyman 4th graders collect a grocery store of food for Soup Kitchen
OCT 24, 2012

Fourth graders from Lyman Elementary School pose for a photo in GreerToday surrounded by 5,235 cans of food they collected for the Soup Kitchen. some of the stacks of food are taller than students.

The Lyman Elementary fourth graders are smart.

When the “Read to Feed the Hungry” program was introduced as a class project, 120 students decided they would deliver more canned goods to the Greer Soup Kitchen than any other before them.

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Upper State champion Blue Ridge looking for 8th state band title
OCT 24, 2012

Fresh off its win at the SCDBA Class 3A Upper State Championships, the Blue Ridge Corps of Cadets marching band will attempt to claim its eighth state title Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville High School.

"The majority of people we have now haven't won a state championship and a lot of us really want it," said junior drum major Triston Sauvola.

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The Martians are landing at Blue Ridge
OCT 22, 2012

Blue Ridge students Katie Weaver and Jordan Smith will reenact the

On Sunday, October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre took to the airwaves and presented “The War of the Worlds”, a radio show so realistic that it sent the nation into a frenzied panic.

Blue Ridge High School’s Theatre at the Ridge will be stage the same script for its fall play, “War of the Worlds”. The production is by the Theatre of the Ridge.

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Haley Coker selected Blue Ridge High School Homecoming Queen
OCT 16, 2012

Miss Senior Celina Odeh is escorted by her father, Sam Odeh.

Haley Coker was crowned Blue Ridge High School Homecoming Queen last Friday night at halftime of the Blue Ridge game with Southside. Coker was escorted by her brother, John. Haley's photo is on the home page.

The individual class representatives were also selected. They are:

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Waters resting at home one week after double bypass surgery
OCT 12, 2012

Greer Principal Marion Waters is home resting comfortably one week after double heart bypass surgery at Greenville Hospital System’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

“Today I got to go for my first little ride,” Waters said.

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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
OCT 10, 2012

A new Adapted PE class at Riverside Middle School is participating in Project Unify. The class consists of 10 special needs students and 16 regular education students.

For the first time, Riverside Middle School is participating in Project Unify.

Jordan Finley, physical education teacher, announced that the school has been awarded a $1,000 grant to support this endeavor. The goal of Project Unify is to "change perspectives, improve attitudes, enhance relationships, and boost acceptance among all students through the creation of school-based projects and sports opportunities for Special Olympic athletes and student volunteers."

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Blue Ridge High Tigers of the Month
OCT 10, 2012

Warren Metcalf

Blue Ridge High School recognizes and honors the special efforts of outstanding students.

Students who exhibit qualities consistent with the school's mission are nominated on a monthly basis by each department for Tiger of the Month.  

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GGEF raises $52,380 for education
OCT 10, 2012

Nancy Welch and Bob Harrison dance to the music of The Swingin' Medallions.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised a record $52,380.50 at its Education Gala held Sept. 20 at the Cannon Centre.

The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event. 

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Washington Center learning fall traditions
OCT 5, 2012

Washington Center student Daria Jenkins is assisted by classmate Jacob Ashmore preparing for a campus walk in connection with a lesson on hiking preparation.

Fall has begun at Washington Center with students in Billy Chapman’s class learning about leaves, apples and other fall traditions.

Earlier, students participated in a lesson about hiking, learning what materials they would need to take while participating in an interactive hike using the Promethean Board. Students compared hiking in fall to hiking in summer.  

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Beck Academy news and announcements
OCT 5, 2012

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Greer High School news and announcements
OCT 5, 2012

1. Boys 200 Medley Relay with Daniel Harvey, Zach Horton, Lucas McKown and Will Moody - their time was a state meet consideration time 

2. Boys 200 Free - Brent Waters 

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Wade Hampton High School to host event for rising 9th Graders
OCT 4, 2012

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Greer Middle College Charter High Schools news and announcements
OCT 4, 2012

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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
OCT 2, 2012

Riverside Middle School news and announcements:

Teacher Workdays are Oct. 18 and 19.  No school for students. 

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Commemorative book celebrates Greenville Tech's growth
OCT 2, 2012

“Growing Greenville for 50 Years: A Celebration of Greenville Technical College 1962-2012.”

The Greenville Tech Foundation has released a commemorative book, “Growing Greenville for 50 Years: A Celebration of Greenville Technical College 1962-2012.”

The book, celebrating Greenville Tech’s 50th anniversary, has been in the works for 18 months compiling decades of information, photos and stories. The book serves as a retrospective of the past 50 years – since 1962.

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Sill officially crowned Miss South Carolina Teen
OCT 2, 2012

Rachel Wyatt and Sydney Sill celebrated Sill's crowning as Miss South Carolina Teen 2012 this past Sunday in Columbia. Wyatt, winner of Miss South Carolina Teen in July, went on to win Miss America's Outstanding Teen in August and Sill, as first runner in the state teen pageant, will represent South Carolina in Miss Teen's statewide duties.

Sydney Sill, competing as Miss Greater Greer Teen, was officially crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2012 Sunday in Columbia.

Sill, first runnerup in the Miss South Carolina Teen contest in July, agreed to represent the state when winner Rachel Wyatt was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013 in August. Sill will represent South Carolina in Miss Teen’s statewide duties.

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