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GREER EDUCATION From September 2014


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Riverside band rated 1st in music, percussion and 3rd in class
SEP 28, 2014

The Pride or Riverside Marching Band takes the field Saturday at the Boiling Springs Invitational.
 

The Pride of Riverside Marching Band won for best music and best percussion in the Boiling Springs Festival of Bands Saturday.

It was the first competition for Quintus F. Wrighten, Jr., band director. Riverside finished third in Class V. York was first and Easley was second.

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Dining out can be a chore for people with disabilities
SEP 27, 2014

Kim Wooten enjoys dining in family- and disabled-friendly restaurants.
 

 • Q&A with Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan's

Dining at restaurants is typically a pleasurable and relaxing experience. However, sometimes it is not so pleasing for those with disabilities.

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2014 Greer High School homecoming court
SEP 26, 2014

Senior Reps: Baleigh Coker, Brittany Doss, Summer Hill, Taylor Ross, Julia Suddeth

Greer High School hosts homecoming Friday night at Dooley Field. Selection of the homecoming queen will be announced at halftime of the Travelers Rest versus Greer football game. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

The GHS homecoming court:

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Guitar is popular class at Riverside Middle School
SEP 26, 2014

Guitar is popular class at Riverside Middle School

Students at Riverside Middle are working on duets in the guitar class this year with teacher Rudge Arnold.

Guitar has been a popular class and students are excited about the opportunity to learn guitar at school.

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Kim's first motorcycle ride supports fallen law enforcement officers
SEP 26, 2014

Michele Fowler takes Kim Wooten on a ride in the Deputy Roger Rice Memorial fundraiser last Sunday to benefit families of fallen law enforcement officers.
 

With the wind hitting my face and admiring the beauty of nature I only think of how grateful I am to be able to enjoy a motorcycle ride with my best friend — despite having Cerebral Palsy.

People with disabilities are routinely told what they cannot do, or how hard and what a burden it would be to allow us to try new things.

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Kim's first motorcycle ride pays respects to fallen officers
SEP 26, 2014

Michele takes Kim on her first motorcycle ride during the Deputy Roger Rice Memorial fundraiser honoring law enforcement men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.
 
 

With the wind hitting my face and admiring the beauty of nature I only think of how grateful I am to be able to enjoy a motorcycle ride with my best friend—despite having Cerebral Palsy.

People with disabilities are routinely told what they cannot do, or how hard and what a burden it would be to allow us to try new things.

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Mitsubishi Polyester celebrates 50 years growing, innovating in Greer
SEP 25, 2014

Speakers at the Mitsubishi Polyester Film 50th Anniversary celebration were, left to right: Jennifer Noel (South Carolina Department of Commerce), Kazuo Sunaga (Consulate General of Japan) Bill Radlein (President/COO MPF), Takumi Ubagai (CEO Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.) Dennis Trice (CEO, MPF), and Rick Danner (Greer Mayor).
 

The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) commemorated the launch of an infant film plant in Greer in that grew into a North American giant producing innovative lines of polyester films.

Bill Radlein, President and COO of the Greer plant, mentioned the uniqueness of a manufacturer to exist producing the same product half a century later in the same location.

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Furman president shares thoughts with women on balancing life and work
SEP 23, 2014

Furman University President Elizabeth Davis, left, chats with Karen Corn of Greer State Bank at Tuesday's Women's Forum on Work and Life Balance.
 

Don’t try to emulate someone in a situation like you and know thyself.

Those were two of the suggestions Furman University President Elizabeth Davis told a nearly standing room only group at a Women’s Forum Tuesday morning at The Davenport in downtown Greer.

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Olympian brings silver medal to Crestview to deliver a message
SEP 22, 2014

Fast thinking students got a lasting impression with a selfie.
 

Olympic silver medalist Manteo Mitchell looked around a packed Crestview Elementary School auditorium Monday morning and explained to the students the odds of making the 4 x 400 U.S. team.

“To make the Olympics only three of us in a room this big with this many of the best runners in the United States were going to make the team. I knew I was one of them, who in this room are the other two? The difference would be (1/100th) of a second,” Mitchell told the students.

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Greenville Tech receives Diversity award
SEP 16, 2014

Greenville Technical College received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

GTC will be featured with 82 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s November 2014 issue.

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Call for heroes was answered across the USA
SEP 15, 2014

Peter Janowski
Boiling Springs FD Firefighter
 

By Peter Janowski

Boiling Springs FD Firefighter

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Wells Fargo gift to provide Quick Jobs training at Greenville Tech
SEP 12, 2014

Brian Rogers of Wells Fargo, (dark suit and striped tie) presents gift to Keith Miller of Greenville Technical College (solid tie) along with students and instructor in the CNC operator class of Quick Jobs With a Future
 

The Wells Fargo Foundation has given $25,000 to assist students in the Quick Jobs With a Future program at Greenville Technical College.   The gift to the Greenville Tech Foundation will be used to provide tuition support for students pursuing the skills needed to start in a career field that is hiring in Greenville County.

Most of the students are persons who have been employed but are now unemployed, underemployed or need new skills to assure continued employment.

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Pitt Hopkins Music Festival highlights Eastside Spirit Week
SEP 11, 2014

Pitt Hopkins Music Festival highlights Eastside Spirit Week

 The Pitt Hopkins Charity Music Festival is scheduled Saturday, 6:30 - 8 p.m., at the City Park amphitheater as a fundraiser for Eastside High School Spirit Week.

Eastside HS has raised more than $1.25 million since it began Spirit Week in 1981.

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DanceVisions students headed to Grand Ole Opry stage
SEP 9, 2014

Dance Vision students will be in the spotlight at the Grand Ole Opry in March dancing on the historic stage.
 

DanceVisions will be part of a headline act on the Grand Ole Opry stage in March.

Felicia Abbot announced that a select group of her students will make a two-day whirlwind trip to Nashville, Tenn., to perform during a matinee production at the Opry.

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Riverside inducts 5 into athletic hall of fame
SEP 8, 2014

Inducted into the Riverside High School Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday were, left to right, Marc Young, Jake Johnson, Tracy Rucker, Terry Archenold and Brent Delahoussaye.
 
 

Tracy Rucker, Brent Delahoussaye, Marc Young, Jake Johnson and Terry Archenhold were inducted into the Riverside Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday.

The five new members were honored with a dinner at the school and recognition at halftime of the Greer versus Riverside football game.

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GMC holding 5k walk/run fundraiser
SEP 8, 2014

GMC holding 5k walk/run fundraiser

Greer Middle College is holding a 5k Walk/Run fundraiser Sept. 20, 9 a.m. in downtown Greer. This fundraiser is specifically to increase the wireless infrastructure and bandwidth necessary to speed up and support more mobile devices that the students can use for research in the classroom.

Entry fee is $25 and you can walk/run or be a spectator and cheer everyone on. You also can donate to this cause if you prefer not to participate. 

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Flat Stanley?s 50th anniversary
SEP 8, 2014

Washington Center Homebound student Destinee Cook colors her own

The students in Sarah Tanner's Washington Center Medical Homebound class have begun the school year by listening to the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and making their own "Flat Stanley."

A special Flat Stanley felt doll has been made by one of the parents to enrich learning.

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Washington Center welcomes students
SEP 8, 2014

First year Washington Center teacher, Melanie Montemayor (second from left) and staff welcome student Daria Jenkins and her family during Meet Your Teacher Afternoon.

The Washington Center school year began with a Meet Your Teacher Afternoon as staff welcomed students and families on the main and early education campus, Washington Center @ Hollis.

The Washington Center PTA, headed by Sarah Jane Tollison, greeted parents with the opportunity for PTA involvement. PTA board members also include Carla Burkhardt and Karen Grindstaff, co-vice presidents, treasurer Valerie Allen, and secretary Michelle Richey. Sandy McDowell heads Membership and Gloria Stamps supervises Ways and Means. Christian Morgan serves as the PTA liaison for Washington Center @ Hollis.

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Wrighten brings more than music to Riverside band members
SEP 7, 2014

Quintus F. Wrighten, Jr. is the new band director for Riverside High School.
 

Riverside High School’s new band director, Quintus F. Wrighten, Jr., is as passionate talking about the subject he teaches as he is instructing

“It is a performance-driven activity, which is absolutely beautiful,” said Wrighten. “It’s a collaborative effort. There’s something about that synchronicity and synergy in corporate music making that is simply unmatched and unparalleled in any other activity.”

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Riverside Middle students show their college colors
SEP 3, 2014

Sixth grade students at Riverside Middle School show their college colors in the photo with principal Kate Malone and 6th grade assistant principal Cindy Bush.
 

By Erin Busch

Riverside Middle School

Riverside Middle School students and staff celebrated college day by wearing their favorite school colors. 

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