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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.