Allison Rosemond, a career specialist at Greer Middle School wants to get her pilot’s license but hasn’t quite made her way to flight training school.
Rosemond, however, is providing 6th grade students in the Gateway to Technology program, an opportunity to see the bustling aviation industry in South Carolina with a series of field trips to witness the building of aircraft (Boeing in Charleston), their maintenance (Donaldson Aviation Center) and a visit the Greenville Downtown airport.
The City of Greer's Black History Month program on Feb. 8 will honor the late Dwight Woods, longtime director of Phillis Wheatley’s Repertory Theatre.
The Repertory Theatre is scheduled to participate in the program, according to Greer City Councilman Wayne Griffin.
Breakfast with Moms will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7-7:45 a.m. in the school's cafeteria. RSVPs should be submitted by Feb. 6 using the online form on the school's website or to [email protected].
The school's Valentine Dance will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold before school the week of the dance. Ticket prices are: $3 for regular and $7 for deluxe. The dance will be held in the school's cafeteria.
• Greer High School had 11 band students place on the Greenville All-County Band.
Blue Ridge Middle School won three first place awards and three thirds at the South Carolina Junior Beta Club Convention in Myrtle Beach last Thursday and Friday.
It was the school’s biggest haul of awards in over a decade at the .
North Greenville University announced students that made the Dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum 12 hours.
Congratulations, in alphabetical order, to:
Jeremy Lee Barnette
Dalton Ty Fowler
Austin Seay Hedrick
Timothy Ray Ross
Daniel E. Seay
Dakota Heath Stewart
Brittany Danielle Stickle
James Bradley Stickley
Blue Ridge High recognizes and applauds 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.
The Washington Center has received a Macy's Foundation Grant for $2,500. The funds are earmarked to purchase a new adapted tricycle, as well as accessories for the school's current fleet.
As you walk down the halls of Washington Center, you will see many students on adaptive tricycles. The adaptive tricycle not only has recreational value but has therapeutic value as well. Use of the adaptive tricycle can improve balance, coordination, range of motion, and strength. It also helps with teaching a student to walk by training the student's legs to move in a reciprocal pattern as well as strengthening the muscles of the hips, knees and ankles used during walking.
Greenville Technical College recognized members of the community and the college who act unselfishly in service to others. The Unsung Heroes awards event was held on Jan. 22, 2013 with four categories of recognition: student, college faculty and staff, community member, and corporate representative.
The evening included a special tribute to the late Curtis Harkness, a vice president with the college who conceived of the event in an effort to recognize the efforts of those who quietly contribute.
Upstate Food Hub 2013 will be held Monday, Jan. 28 at Greenville Tech's Northwest Campus.
Lunch will be served beginning at noon from ASADA food truck, and the conference will be from 1:30-7 pm.
Wendy Walden has been promoted to associate vice president of executive affairs for Greenville Tech.
Walden will be responsible for fostering strong alliances with business, industry, and education related to accountability of funding at the state and national level. In addition, she will provide leadership to ensure implementation of a strategic diversity plan for the college community and student body.
The Greer High Virtual Enterprise Program Business Plan Team placed first at the state competition Jan. 15 in Columbia. This is the third year in a row that Greer students have claimed the top spot and the fourth time overall. This win makes Greer the winningest school in the history of South Carolina Virtual Enterprise.
Students were required to create their own company and were responsible for the design and creation of all aspects of a real business. Scores were based on a pre-submitted 35-page business plan, two rounds of presentation where students had 12 minutes to share their idea to a panel of state business leaders, and an 8-minute question and answer session to defend the strengths of their concept.
Ms. Elizabeth Piper’s class and two other classes from Washington Center went to the Children’s Museum in downtown Greenville.
The classes were granted the accessibility school scholarship program providing funding assistance for admission.
The students had been studying about the food groups, magnets and electricity, along with probability and charts. All of the topics came alive through exploration at the facility.
The classes were able to review and apply what they had learned to the variety of corresponding activities. The Children’s Museum has three floors with 18 exhibits which are interactive and encouraged the students to discover the educational features in each exhibit.
The Greer Lions Club hosted the Greer High School Fall Sports Student/Athletes at dinners held at the Lake View Steak House the past two Tuesday nights. The football student/athletes were honored Jan. 8 and the fall sports and extracurricular teams were presented awards Tuesday night.
The Lions Club runs the concession stands at both sides of Dooley Field during the football season. It donated $10,000 to the high school with the concessions’ proceeds.
Greer Community Ministries was the recipient of a $6,500 donation Tuesday night with the proceeds of the Lions Club Hot Dog Supper at Big Thursday.
Joel Thornton was honored as a 40-year member of the Greer Lions Club Tuesday night.
Head Football Coach Will Young introduced the players who starred on the field and in the classroom this past season during the Jan. 8 dinner. Greer advanced to the second round of the Class 3A High School State playoffs.
Coaches and Directors of the band and cheerleaders were honored Tuesday night. Jeff Norman, director of the state’s No. 3 band in the state competition, was on hand to honor the representatives of the band from the color guard, winds and drum line.
Jane Hawkin, coach of the cheerleaders, introduced her representatives of the “Spirit of the G Award”.
Mary Dean, assistant swim coach, Linda Sandusky, head girls tennis coach, Stephanie Howard, assistant volleyball coach and assistant principal Terry Bennett also introduced the student/athletes.
The Lions also honored 2012 Greer High School Homecoming Queen Chelsea Jones. She was selected by her peers during homecoming week to represent the school.
During January, Mrs. Nardia Lloyd’s class at Washington Center is learning about magnets and their use in our daily lives.
Students had the opportunity to use the Promethean Board to learn new science vocabulary words, watch video clips on magnetic uses and sorting activities while meeting many science standards. Along with assistive technology, students were also able to use hands on materials for exploration, arts and crafts and fine motor development.
Bill Roach, Greer Middle College Charter High School Principal, achieved his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina.
Roach graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Educational Leadership. He received his Ed.S. in Educational Leadership in 2010 at USC.
Greer High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
2012-2013 Membership Drive
The PTSA Board would like to cordially invite all students, parents, and other concerned citizens to join the Greer High PTSA and contribute to the betterment of Greer High School and it’s Students.
In the hopes of growing our membership in record style, the PTSA Board encourages all students to join the PTSA this year, and to enlist parents or other members whose contribution would help Greer High and its students.
As an incentive for membership growth this year, the PTSA Board is challenging each Greer High Student to get 3 memberships (counting themselves) before the Membership Drive ends with Greer High Open House held on September 24, 2012.
Each student who completes the challenge will receive an ice cream sundae during their lunch period on October 1, 2012.
Any questions can be sent to the Greer High PTSA Board.
Greer High School Parent Teach Student Association (PTSA)
Senior Scholarship Information and Form – School Year 2012-2013
The Greer High PTSA is sponsoring a financial scholarship for 2012-2013 Greer High School Seniors, who qualify based on the below criteria.
The amount and numbers of scholarships awarded will be determined by the PTSA Board of Directors for the current school year, and is based upon funds available for scholarship, as approved by the Greer High PTSA Board.
The goal of the Greer High PTSA Board is to provide financial support to the Greer High Senior(s) who demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of Greer High School, its PTSA and the Greer community.
Requirements for Application and Award: