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GREER EDUCATION From April 2014


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Greer High School students win Drive poster contest
APR 30, 2014

Greer High student have winning poster.

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Neighboring school presents gift to Washington Center
APR 30, 2014

Sara Collins Principal Dr. Melissa Burns and PTA President Shannon Cole donate a positioning chair to Washington Center funded by the Sara Collins PTA. Also pictured are Washington Center student Christian Carmona, PTA members, staff and Principal, Dr. Penny Rogers.

Neighbor school presents gift to Washington Center

The students of Washington Center were recently presented with a positioning "Chill-out Chair," thanks to the generosity of neighboring school, Sara Collins Elementary.

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GMC senior raises $1,268 for Relay for Life
APR 30, 2014


Miranda Houser, a senior at Greer Middle College Charter High School, raised $1,268 for GMC’s team's participation in Relay for Life.

She collected donations from more than 20 businesses as she held two Zumbathons for her required year-long Senior Project.

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14 Riverside students qualify for national debate tournament
APR 30, 2014

Greenville County Schools qualified 23 out of 25 students in South Carolina for the 2014 National Speech and Debate Tournament in Overland Park, KS. Fourteen of those 23 qualifiers are Riverside Speech and Debate competitors.

The event marks the conclusion of the 2013–14 high school speech and debate activities for nearly 130,000 students. At the national tournament, qualifiers compete for more than $200,000 in college scholarships in a variety of speech, debate, and performance events. Final rounds are judged by blue-ribbon panels that include former Cabinet members, stage and screen celebrities and acclaimed community leaders.

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Riverside delegation selected Most Outstanding at UN conference
APR 30, 2014

The Riverside Delegation to the state Model United Nations Conference was selected as Most Outstanding Delegation.


Riverside Middle School students attended the state Model United Nations Conference at the YMCA Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C.

The students received awards for the following:

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RMS students big success at Festival Disney
APR 30, 2014

RMS students participated in Festival Disney. Guitar participants, first row, left to right: Brantley Moore, Dylan Russell, Aiden Rockafellow, Tristan Davis, Alison Lowe, Claire Browne, Katrina Wohlgemuth, Abinandan Anbarasu, and Amkur Renavikar. Second row, left to right: Spencer Payne, Julia Humanchuk, Garrett Klinck, Shane Obuszewski, Dylan Faulk, Makayla Pitts, Joshua Gaboriault.

 Riverside Middle School Performing Arts students were a big success at Festival Disney last month.

Concert Band, Symphony, Guitar Ensemble and Chorus all performed for nationally acclaimed adjudicators. Each group participated in a Disney Music Workshop — which included sight-reading, discussion about generic preparations in life, what it takes to be successful in life not only in music, but in any profession. Students also prepared and participated in professional recordings.

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King presented English award at NGU
APR 30, 2014

Jonathan King was awarded the Veda B. Sprouse English Award by Dr. Cheryl Collier, Chair of the English Department, at an awards day ceremony at North Greenville University.
 

Jonathan King was presented the Veda B. Sprouse English Award at an awards day ceremony at North Greenville University. The Award is presented annually to a student based on academic performance and command of the both the written and spoken English language.

King is the son of Mark and Laurie King of Greer.

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Malone named principal at Riverside Middle School
APR 29, 2014

Katherine (Kate) Malone has been named principal of Riverside Middle School, replacing Eric Williams who will assume principalship of Wade Hampton High School.
 

Katherine (Kate) Malone has been named principal of Riverside Middle School, replacing Eric Williams who will assume principalship of Wade Hampton High School.

Malone is serving as assistant principal/acting principal of Greer Middle School.

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Hill signs with North Greenville
APR 28, 2014

Greer High School's Andrew Hill signed a grant-in-aid to attend North Greenville University to run cross country. Hill's mother, Lynell, and cross country coach John Heberger, left, and track coach Jorge Santos attended the ceremony at the school.
 
 

Andrew Hill, an academic, cross country and distance track standout with Greer High School, has signed a grant-in-aid to run for North Greenville University.

He owns the school record for the 800 and 1600 meters. Hill will concentrate on country cross at NGU.

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NGU and GHS launch physician assistant program
APR 24, 2014

Natalie Schrader, a junior biology major at North Greenville University, explains how the partnership between NGU and Greenville Memorial Hospital to launch the Physician Assistant program will enable her to continue her medical studies in the Upstate. NGU President Jimmy Epting, left, and GHS President and CEO Michael Riordan announced the partnership.
 
 
 

North Greenville University and the Greenville Health System announced a partnership to launch the Upstate’s first physician assistant (PA) program. The state’s only other PA program is at the College of Charleston.

The proposed Master of Medical Science program is expected to launch in January 2017, with the first 32 students scheduled to graduate in 2019. The program is expected to have as many as 144 students per year by 2021.

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Gay signs with Erskine to play baseball
APR 22, 2014

Austin Gay's signing with Erskine College on Tuesday was a family affair. Attending the event were his grandmother, Mary Gay, parents Steven and Tracy Gay, and sisters Mary-Claire and Jessica.

Austin Gay, an infielder with Greer High School, signed a baseball grant-in-aid with Erskine College Tuesday.

He has lettered in varsity and jayvee baseball under coaches Bob Massullo, Kevin Gregory and Eric Moody. 

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Public hearing precedes council's vote on distracted driving ordinance
APR 22, 2014

• Ordinance is here.

A public hearing is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. today for residents to voice their concerns on a proposed ordinance that could make it unlawful to use a mobile telephone for text messaging, electronic media or emailing while operating a vehicle in Greer.

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Sarhan, RMS 8th grader, is third in Letters about Literature
APR 21, 2014

Muayad Sarhan, Riverside Middle School eighth grader, won third place in the South Carolina’s Letters about Literature contest, sponsored by The Center for the Book and the U.S. Library of Congress.

 

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12 foreign languages offered for USC Upstate's Maymester
APR 21, 2014

 

The University of South Carolina Upstate’s World Languages Institute will offer instruction in 12 foreign languages during Maymester. Classes will begin the week of May 12 on campus and end week of May 26.

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Easter goodies should only be a pause not a setback for good health
APR 21, 2014

Lisa Hawkins Lynn
Health Coach
 

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, blessed with family and friends throughout the day.

Our minister at Greer First Presbyterian, Brandi Casto-Waters, gave a beautiful sermon and during it, she asked us to feel our pulse stating, “This is life, rejoice and give thanks for it each day.”

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Chandler Creek students 'On the Go' at Transportation Fair
APR 11, 2014

Stephanie and her classmates were given the chance to sit on a motorcycle during Transportation Day.

• Photo gallery

Kindergarten students at Chandler Creek Elementary School got to enjoy seeing and examining up close vehicles at the  Transportation Fair – "On the Go".

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Greer's Eden's Confections wins international VE Catalog competition
APR 11, 2014

Chanie Robinson-Cain, Makenzie Cain, Crystal Helton and Dezmon Scott won the Inernational Virtual Enterprise Catalog Competition in New York City last week. Their business, Eden's Confections, was sixth for best business plan.
 

Greer High School’s Virtual Enterprise business, Eden’s Confections, won first place in the Catalog Competition in the International Trade Show of the Youth Business Summit in New York City last week.

The team beat an international field that included teams from Brazil, Bulgaria and Indonesia.

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Distracted driving ban gets City Council's attention
APR 7, 2014

Greer City Council will take up the issue of distracted driving Tuesday night at 6:30 at City Hall. The public is invited to comment, speak for or against the proposed ordinance.
 

• Greer proposed distracted driving ordinance.

 • Public invited, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at City Hall to comment, or speak in favor or against.

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Distracted driving proposed ordinance
APR 7, 2014

ORDINANCE (DISTRACTED DRIVING) NUMBER 4-2014

To be considered April 8 at Greer City Council

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Riverside softball honors breast cancer survivors
APR 7, 2014

The Riverside softball team is decorated in pink to honor their friends and family members who have fought breast cancer.
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