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GREER EDUCATION From April 2013


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Ridgefest, everything Blue Ridge, is May 17
APR 30, 2013

Ridgefest 2013 will be held on Friday, May 17 from 5 – 8 p.m. 

Ridgefest is an event where Blue Ridge High School opens the school to the community to celebrate everything Blue Ridge related.

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Artists get full day of workshops and demonstrations
APR 30, 2013

Artists get full day of workshops and demonstrations

“Carolina Artists Create: Getting Back to Nature H2,” a day of  workshops and demonstrations for artists and photographers, will be held June 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Hollywild Animal Park and Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve.

Workshops and demonstrations in photography, painting, jewelry making and pottery will be held throughout the day at both locations. Hatcher Garden offers flowers, trees, streams and the picturesque cypress pond while at Hollywild the safari, and exotic animals, waterfall and ponds offer creative inspiration.

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Legislators link up with Greer Middle Charter students
APR 29, 2013

Senator Tim Scott and 4th District Representative Trey Gowdy hooked up with Greer Middle College Charter High School teacher Nathan Gallion and his U.S. History class via Skype.
 

Greer Middle College Charter High School welcomed United States legislators into their classroom. Teacher Nathan Gallion and his U.S. History class hosted a Skype visit with Senator Tim Scott and 4th District Representative Trey Gowdy. 

The legislators shared their backgrounds and paths into Congress as well as answered questions from students. 

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Why is it Important for the City of Greer to Own and Operate its Utility System?
APR 28, 2013

Mary Moore Driggers won a $1,000 scholarship for her essay explaining the advantages of Greer CPW operating a public utility system. Her parents are Christy and Ed Driggers.

By Mary Moore Driggers

CPW vs. Duke Energy? Local vs. non local? If the lights go out, who would you call – someone you know, or someone in another state? It is important for the City of Greer to own and operate its utility system because CPW is locally and publically owned, local planning can be more beneficial to the community, and local government and directors are voted on by the citizens of Greer.

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RMS musicians get top awards at Festival Disney
APR 28, 2013

Students in the Riverside Middle School Band, Strings, and Guitar Classes traveled to Disney World where they competed in a nation-wide competition, Festival Disney.

Students in the Riverside Middle School Band, Strings, and Guitar Classes traveled to Disney World where they competed in a nation-wide competition, Festival Disney.

Students with Riverside Middle and Mauldin Middle schools earned Superior and Excellent ratings at Festival Disney, while competing in divisions featuring band, orchestra, choir and guitar ensembles.

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Furnell wins Best Singer in State competition
APR 28, 2013

Olivia Furnell of Simpsonville won the Best Singer in the State competition Saturday at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. She won $500 and a trophy and is scheduled to appear on Your Carolina.

Olivia Furnell of Simpsonville won the Best Singer in the State competition Saturday at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. She won $500 and a trophy and is scheduled to appear on Your Carolina hosted by Jack Roper and Kimberly Kelly on Thursday.

Brionah Pride of Greer participated in the competition.

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Students decorate flower pots for Mother's Day
APR 26, 2013

Students from Mrs. Amy Rehn Gosnell's Washington Center @ Hollis class decorated flower pots for Mother's Day.

Students from Mrs. Amy Rehn Gosnell's Washington Center @ Hollis class decorated flower pots for Mother's Day. They used a pour painting technique to produce a rainbow waterfall design.

Students enjoyed making color choices, practiced identifying the color yellow (class color of the month) from a field of two, practiced grasping, holding, squeezing and releasing.

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31 Riverside Middle students present at State Model UN Conference
APR 22, 2013

Riverside Middle School students earned awards and distinctions for their presentations at the State Model United Nations Conference in Black Mountain, N.C.

Riverside Middle School had 31 students participate in the State Model United Nations Conference in Black Mountain, N.C. (April 11-12) and earned awards and distinctions for their presentations.

The students participating and their proposals, presented at the YMCA Conference Center:

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Local students attend Charter School Day in Columbia
APR 19, 2013

Diana Frank, Micah Williams, Louis Kull, Kelley Smith and Alyx Farkas with State Superintendent Mick Zais.

Four students from Greer Middle College Charter High School, Alyx Farkas, Diana Frank, Louis Kull and Micah Williams, attended the 4th Annual Charter School Day at the State House on April 10. 

The South Carolina Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org hosted the event with more than 700 attending. 

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Blue Ridge High School FBLA wins recognition at State Leadership Conference
APR 18, 2013

Blue Ridge High School FBLA wins recognition at State Leadership Conference

Members of the Blue Ridge High School FBLA chapter received recognition in several competitive events at the FBLA State Leadership Conferences held in Charleston April 12-14. The competitive events were part of a two-day program for FBLA members from around the state. The chapter had 17 members attending the two-day conference.    

The members placed in the following events:  

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Theatre at the Ridge Takes Adventurous Spin on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
APR 18, 2013

Theatre at the Ridge Takes Adventurous Spin on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

When faced with the task of selecting a show for his Advanced Drama class this semester, there was no doubt in Blue Ridge High School theatre teacher David Holland's mind that Shakespeare's classic tale of mischievous sprites, misplaced love, and an acting troupe trying way too hard would be the perfect offering.    

Opening on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., followed by matinee (2 p.m.) and evening (7 p.m.) performances on Saturday, April 27, Theatre at the Ridge’s production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream" uses the classic text to, in part, spoof popular teen soap operas that can be seen on such networks as the CW, ABC Family and The N.  

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Washington Center plant sale
APR 18, 2013

Washington Center plant sale

Washington Center’s annual spring plant sale is open to the public.  

The students participate in plant growth and care as part of the school’s Adapted Environmental Science Curriculum.

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Washington Center students participate in Special Olympics Games
APR 18, 2013

Washington Center student Ezra Reese is pictured during Special Olympic competition at Furman University.

Washington Center students participated in the annual Special Olympics Games at Furman University.  

Following the Parade of the Athletes and Opening Ceremonies, students participated in events and Olympic Town fun. 

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Washington Center Homebound Program students study sea science
APR 18, 2013

Washington Center student, Ben Waddell demonstrates the properties of salt water and fresh water.

Students in Sarah Tanner’s Washington Center Homebound Program have been studying sea turtles and their habitats. 

The students reviewed water related science concepts including floating and sinking. 

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Miss Wade Hampton returns to middle school for fundraiser
APR 14, 2013

The boys appeared to take more of an interest in the Zumba warmup when Amanda Bishop, Miss Wade Hampton, joined in the warmup.

Amanda Bishop, Miss Wade Hampton, returned to where she went to school Saturday morning at Riverside Middle School.

Bishop walked with hundreds of students, alumni and parents in the iMove 5k Run/Walk. Bishop graduated from Riverside High School and is a junior at the University of South Carolina.

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There was plenty of energy at Riverside Middle walk/run
APR 14, 2013

Annabelle Williams warms up during a Zumba session before participating in the iMove 5k Walk/Run at Riverside High School.

Students, alumni and parents participated in the iMove 5k Walk/Run Saturday morning at Riverside Middle School.

Amanda Bishop, Miss Wade Hampton, joined the participants in the morning activities. Bishop is a graduate of RMS and Riverside High School. She is a junior at the University of South Carolina. Bishop will compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July in Columbia at Townsend Auditorium.

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Arms, Sligh performance benefits BRCA
APR 14, 2013

Dylan Arms and Chris Sligh, right, performed at a benefit concert for Blue Ridge Christian Academy Saturday night.

Dylan Arms, left, and Chris Sligh performed in a benefit concert for Blue Ridge Christian Academy Saturday night at Covenant United Methodist Church. Eddie Anders also performed.

Arms will be performing at the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest May 5.

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Greer High's Massey candidate for teacher of the year
APR 12, 2013

Adam Massey, a business teacher at Greer High School, is a candidate for the 2013-2014 Greenville County Teacher of the Year. Massey was presented a grant by the Greater Greer Education Foundation in 2012 for his Virtual Enterprise program, winners of 3 straight state championships.

Adam Massey, a business teacher at Greer High School and teacher of the nationally acclaimed Virtual Enterprise Program, has been named a finalist for the 2013-2014 Greenville County Teacher of the Year.

Massey, a teacher for 6 years, has directed his VE Business Plan team to three consecutive state championships and fourth time overall. Greer is the winningest school in the history of South Carolina Virtual Enterprise.  The team will compete in the national tournament in New York City.

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NGU Alumni Association Executive Committee, Board of Directors selected
APR 10, 2013

Christopher Utsey is recognized as outgoing North Greenville University Alumni Association President. Camilla Pitman, President of the Executive Committee, makes the presentation.

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Corvin wins most awards in Division of Science and Engineering Fair
APR 10, 2013

Madelin Corvin of Riverside Middle School, won more awards than she could carry at the “Greenville County and SC Regional Science and Engineering Fair.” She was 4th overall and, as the photo illustrates, won more awards than any other student in the Junior Division.

Madelin Corvin took home a haul of awards with her 4th place overall finish in the “Greenville County and SC Regional Science and Engineering Fair.” Corvin won the most awards of any student in the Junior Division.

Her project, “Flip It!” also earned second in Math and honorable mention in Engineering. Corvin received certificates, a trophy, and cash prizes for each award.

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