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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Kindergarten students at Chandler Creek Elementary School got to enjoy seeing and examining up close vehicles at the Transportation Fair – "On the Go".
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.
• Greer proposed distracted driving ordinance.
• Public invited, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at City Hall to comment, or speak in favor or against.
ORDINANCE (DISTRACTED DRIVING) NUMBER 4-2014
To be considered April 8 at Greer City Council