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GREER EDUCATION From November 2013


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Grrrr will greet import and export containers from all over the world
NOV 26, 2013

Levi Turner, third grader at Chandler Creek Elementary School, swats at the air as he reacts to learning his school earned $500 from the South Carolina Port Authority for his naming a crane Grrrr. That name will be painted on one of the three cranes at the Inland Port in Greer.

Levi Turner thought an appropriate name for one of the three cranes at the Inland Port should be Grrrr (with 4 r’s).

So did the South Carolina Port Authority in choosing Levi’s entry as the first winner announced for the “Name the Cranes” contest. Levi won a plaque recognizing his suggestion and Chandler Creek Elementary won $500. Names for two other cranes and two empty handlers will be announced later.

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GGEF Gala raises $42,235 for education
NOV 26, 2013

GGEF Gala raises $42,235 for education

The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.

The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.

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Riverside Middle records highest possible rating on assessments
NOV 20, 2013

Ms. Doraine Lee’s homeroom team won the 7th grade intramural championship for 2013.

Riverside Middle School was one of a few schools in the state to score the highest possible rating on all three assessments.  The school recognized the partnership with the strong home to school connection.

• Congratulations to Ms. Doraine Lee’s homeroom team won the 7th grade intramural championship for 2013. The tournament involves all 7th grade homerooms.  Each team played at least 2 games during the tournament.  Games are played before school each day.  The next activity will be Hoops for Hunger, starting Dec. 2,

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Riverside High students win 'I am An Achiever' award
NOV 20, 2013

Riverside Principal Andrew Crowley presents Teavonnie Kyeasta Coleman-Blakely the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from House of Representatives Congressman Trey Gowdy. 

Riverside students Treavonnie Kyeasta Coleman-Blakely and Jaquisha Johnson were awarded “I am An Achiever” award.

Andrew Crowley, principal of Riverside presented the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from House of Representatives Congressman Trey Gowdy. The award is bestowed on students who are a role model and inspiration to others and have overcome difficult challenges.

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GM gives Greenville Tech 4 vehicles to support automotive training
NOV 18, 2013

General Motors has giften four vehicles to Greenville Tech to support automotive training – 2012 Chevy Cruze, a 2012 Saab SUV, a 2012 Grand Sport Corvette, and a 2013 2500 Silverado Duramax.

Greenville Technical College has received four vehicles from General Motors (GM) to be used to support training through the college’s GM Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP), a partnership with the company.

The donated vehicles include a 2012 Chevy Cruze, a 2012 Saab SUV, a 2012 Grand Sport Corvette, and a 2013 2500 Silverado Duramax with a combined value exceeding $100,000, the school reported. These vehicles will allow students to be well prepared to become automotive technicians with experience on late model cars and trucks.

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Education Foundation seeking grant applicants
NOV 15, 2013

The Greater Greer Education Foundation is seeking grant applications from schools and not-for-profit education organizations.

"The Foundation's recent Education Gala completed one portion of our fundraising program," Margaret Burch, chairman of the foundation, said. "Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, donors, and participants of the event, grant funds are now available for projects, programs, and needs of the twenty-seven eligible schools and non-profit educational organizations."

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Drive 4 Ur School fundraiser is good way to test drive Ford vehicles
NOV 8, 2013

D & D Motors is hosting a fundraiser on the Greer campus of Greenville Tech that may also provide an opportunity to test drive a new Ford vehicle.

Drive for Ur School is an event that provides a $20 contribution from D & D Ford to Middle College Charter High School, located at Greenville Tech, for each test drive up to 300 participants. The school can earn up to $6,000.

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Fine Arts Center RMS Visitation Day set for Nov. 21
NOV 6, 2013

Fine Arts Center RMS Visitation Day set for Nov. 21

The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual Middle School visitation day on Thursday, Nov. 21.  This is a day when 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.

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Blue Ridge High FBLA had successful Humane Society drive
NOV 5, 2013

Alyson Craig, President of the Blue Ridge High chapter of FBLA shows the goods received from a Halloween Photo Costume Contest and Drive to benefit the Greenville Humane Society last month.

The members of the nationally recognized Blue Ridge High School Future Business Leaders of America sponsored a Halloween Photo Costume Contest and Drive to benefit the Greenville Humane Society during October. 

Gift baskets were awarded to:

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Greer teacher receives America Diabetes Lifetime Achievement Award
NOV 5, 2013

Woodland Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Corey Parker received the American Diabetes Association’s South Carolina Lifetime Achievement Award.

Corey Parker, Woodland Elementary School Physical Education Teacher, received the American Diabetes Association’s South Carolina Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding support of the ADA at a school assembly on Nov. 1. 

“During eight years of involvement with the ADA, Coach Parker has given tirelessly of his time, energy and resources to help promote awareness of the seriousness of diabetes, and to raise funds to help find a cure for this insidious disease,” said Dianne Roth, executive director, ADA Central Carolinas.

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Greer Middle College Preview Night is Nov. 18
NOV 4, 2013

Greer Middle College Charter High School Preview Night for prospective students is Monday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. at Praise Cathedral on Brushy Creek Road in Greer.  

GMC is a public, charter high school located on the Greer campus of Greenville Technical College.  While offering students the opportunity to take dual credit college classes, students also engage in project based learning, internships and community service.  

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