Greer City Mayor Rick Danner signed a proclamation declaring the week of October 20 as Character Counts! week. The proclamation was presented to staff and students at Greer High School by Green Light and Mr. Emmanuel Igwe, club sponsor.
This is the second year Green Light has led a campaign at Greer High School to promote the pillars of good character.
Mauldin's Alyssa Johnson national semi-finalist
Mauldin High School’s Alyssa Johnson has been honored as a National Achievement Scholarship Semi-finalist.
Billy Chapman’s class at Washington Center has been "fall-ing" into autumn.
Students incorporated educational standards into fun, hands-on activities. The class has participated in activities to learn about the life cycle of an apple, sorting apple colors and learning why leaves change color in the fall. Students have made art projects to further understand the season’s changes, such as making leaf-rubbing colorings.
Coach Coral Hoesli has accepted the head coaching position of the Riverside Middle School softball team. She is currently serving as an assistant coach with our volleyball team.
Coach Hoesli recently graduated from USC-Aiken and is a seventh-grade science teacher. She is also a local graduate of Wade Hampton High School. During the summer, she is an active member of People to People, an educational based program that travels around the world. She also enjoys horseback riding and outdoor activities.
Junior Achievement volunteer, Valerie Thompson, spoke with 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade Career Education students taught by Susan Mathewson.
Thompson is teaching three different Junior Achievement courses: 6th grade: It's my Future; 7th grade: It's My Business; 8th grade: Economics for Success. These courses provide students practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student's skills, interests, and values.
RMS Student Council officers
RMS Student Council Officers for the 2013-14 school year are: Amanda Harris-president, Lucy Spencer-vice president , Hannah Lukanic-secretary, Nate Stageburg-parliamentarian, and Saressa Hawkins-sixth-grade representative.
It was a victory for the mothers of the RMS Volleyball Team recently. They defeated their daughters 15-8.
Middle School Visitation Day Nov.
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual Middle School visitation day on Thursday, Nov. 21. Current eighth-graders interested in the arts are invited to spend a half day at The Center looking over their programs and meeting faculty and students. The session is from 9:15 to 11:05 a.m. Transportation is not provided.
Forty-two of Riverside Middle School's eighth grade students, along with seven parent chaperones and two teachers, participated in a five day American History tour over fall break.
Oct. 16-Oct. 20, students traveled to Virginia to experience Jamestown (the site of the first permanent English settlement in America), Colonial Williamsburg (one of the original capitals of our nation), Yorktown (the site of the last battle of the Revolutionary War), and Richmond (which has many historical sites).
In appreciation of community support, the Greer High Marching Band will be in concert on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
The concert is free, but donations will go toward the purchasing of new percussion equipment.
Bob Jones University’s "Museum on the Move" program visited Susan Mathewson’s 6th-grade Career Education classes at Riverside Middle. The Museum on the Move is a program that provides kids with hands on access to history, art, and artifacts that are found in the Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University.
Emily Gomer, the Education Coordinator at the museum presented a program on "Becoming Da Vinci," during which the students built prototypes based off of Da Vinci’s inventions.
Fathers, grandfathers, and guardians are invited to attend the annual Breakfast with Dads with their Riverside Middle School student. The breakfast will be held in the RMS Cafeteria on Wednesday, Nov. 6th, from 7 to 7:45 a.m. The cost is $2/adults and $1/children, payable at the door. Correct change will be appreciated.
PTSA meeting Nov. 12
RMS will have its monthly PTSA Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Hear the latest PTSA news and volunteer opportunities.
RMS Scholastic Book Fair big success
The RMS fall Scholastic Book Fair sales totaled more than $5,500 in books and school supplies. The spring fair will be held March 30 through April 4 to get ready for summer reading.
Students complete Economics for Success program
Susan Mathewson’s 8th-grade Career Education class recently successfully completed Junior Achievement’s six-week program entitled, Economics for Success, with Rosalyn Harris.
Greer elementary students have been given a tall task. They have been asked to name the three rubber tiered gantry (RTG) cranes and two empty handlers at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.
The winning names will be painted on the cranes.
The Blue Ridge High School Corps of Cadets won the 2013 SCBDA AAA State Marching Band Championship Saturday at Batesville-Leesville. It's the 8th state championship won by Blue Ridge.
Brian T. Grant is the director of the band.
Carlton Greene, longtime coach of the girls' varsity basketball team at Green High School, is the Greater Greer Education Foundation's 2013 Educator of the Year. The announcement was made Saturday evening at the Foundation's annual Education Gala held at the Cannon Centre.
Greene also holds an administrative position, Instructional Coach, with Greer Middle School.
Spartanburg Community College (SCC) celebrated the opening of its new campus – Evans Academic Center – at the 104,000-square foot building in downtown Spartanburg. The renovation of the historic building took 11 months and began classes in August with higher than expected enrollment of 550 students.
Previous SCC President Dan L. Terhune recounted how upon his arrival in Spartanburg in 1996 he believed SCC should establish a presence in downtown Spartanburg and spoke of the many meetings he had with community leaders to discuss possibilities before pursuing the project prior to his retirement. "With the opening the Evans Academic Center, we can see that great things can be done when the right people are involved," said Terhune. "I've always been proud to be associated with Spartanburg Community College, but never any prouder than I am tonight."
The Greater Greer Education Foundation will present its 6th Annual Education Gala on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Centre, 107 Cannon Street.
All proceeds benefit the Education Foundation and will be given to area schools, students and community projects in the form of grants and scholarships. In the past three years, the Foundation has awarded ?39 scholarships and 36 grants for a total of $57,650.
Jonathan Savoy of Greer won second place in the Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the North Mecklenburg Viking Classic in Charlotte on Saturday. Savoy’s debate topic was “Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified”.
Savoy is a member of the Bob Jones Academy Speech and Debate team who were recognized for outstanding achievement. The event featured 600 competitors from 39 schools in the tri-state area.
A Carolina Fence Garden that has served as an outdoor science classroom for the students at Dunbar Child Development Center was dedicated today as a Certified Wildlife Habit.
Gail Clifton and Donna Yarborough of the Primrose Garden Club made the dedication to Dunbar CCC Principal Joan Britton and Greenville County Director of Early Childhood Karen Sparkman. Clifton is a retired Dunbar teacher.