• Greer High School had 11 band students place on the Greenville All-County Band.
The Greer High Virtual Enterprise Program Business Plan Team placed first at the state competition Jan. 15 in Columbia. This is the third year in a row that Greer students have claimed the top spot and the fourth time overall. This win makes Greer the winningest school in the history of South Carolina Virtual Enterprise.
Students were required to create their own company and were responsible for the design and creation of all aspects of a real business. Scores were based on a pre-submitted 35-page business plan, two rounds of presentation where students had 12 minutes to share their idea to a panel of state business leaders, and an 8-minute question and answer session to defend the strengths of their concept.
Former Greer High School football standout John Scott Jr. has been hired as defensive line coach at Texas Tech.
Scott was defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Georgia Southern the past three years. He joins a staff that features six former Texas Tech football players, including head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
The Greer Oldies know how to tell a story.
A handful of Greer High School alumni from the mill days forward entertained a packed Stomping Grounds Saturday night with stories that touched the hearts and minds of those in attendance.
Tears of joy were plentiful. Ribs hurt from sustained laughing. Hands held heads that ached from memories that at their past may not have been so humorous at the time.
It was three hours of breathless, non-stop comedic storytelling.
Buddy Bowman and Eddie Harvey, who have authored stories of past adventures in Greer, were joined by Gundy Stewart, Steve Campbell and Don Brown as the core storytellers. Audience participation was frequent with some challenging the factual authenticity of a story or wanting to refute portions of their involvement.
Harvey remembered, “Everybody wanted to live on the mill hill, that’s where the action was.” The evening was virtually a roll call of what mill village they lived.
The woman moaned when the basketball uniforms of their era was brought up. The men enjoyed talk of their cars taking on parts that established them as hotrods.
Gone but not forgotten were fond memories of:
Storytellers will be percolating Saturday evening at the Stomping Grounds.
Greer High School oldies will be spinning yarns, rekindling memories and telling entertaining anecdotes of yesteryear from 7-10 p.m. at the popular coffee house and wine bar at 208 Trade Street.
The Greer Lions Club hosted the Greer High School Fall Sports Student/Athletes at dinners held at the Lake View Steak House the past two Tuesday nights. The football student/athletes were honored Jan. 8 and the fall sports and extracurricular teams were presented awards Tuesday night.
The Lions Club runs the concession stands at both sides of Dooley Field during the football season. It donated $10,000 to the high school with the concessions’ proceeds.
Greer Community Ministries was the recipient of a $6,500 donation Tuesday night with the proceeds of the Lions Club Hot Dog Supper at Big Thursday.
Joel Thornton was honored as a 40-year member of the Greer Lions Club Tuesday night.
Head Football Coach Will Young introduced the players who starred on the field and in the classroom this past season during the Jan. 8 dinner. Greer advanced to the second round of the Class 3A High School State playoffs.
Coaches and Directors of the band and cheerleaders were honored Tuesday night. Jeff Norman, director of the state’s No. 3 band in the state competition, was on hand to honor the representatives of the band from the color guard, winds and drum line.
Jane Hawkin, coach of the cheerleaders, introduced her representatives of the “Spirit of the G Award”.
Mary Dean, assistant swim coach, Linda Sandusky, head girls tennis coach, Stephanie Howard, assistant volleyball coach and assistant principal Terry Bennett also introduced the student/athletes.
The Lions also honored 2012 Greer High School Homecoming Queen Chelsea Jones. She was selected by her peers during homecoming week to represent the school.
The Miss Greer High School pageant is Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday Feb. 9 with 16 candidates competing in the Greer High auditorium. "Block Party" is this year's theme and all the previous titleholders have been invited to the pageant.
The cost is $7 each night and tickets are sold at the door.
Greer Middle School’s boys basketball team is undefeated after 13 games. The Yellow Jackets beat Northwood Middle School Thursday night, 46-37.
Two regular season games remain for the Jackets – Monday at Blue Ridge and the regular season finale at home Thursday versus Riverside.
Greer has outscored its opponents by an average of 51-32. The Jackets already clinched the region championship on Monday with a 46-32 win over Greenville.
Magic Moody and Darius Foster lead Greer with an average of 16.8 and 10.8 points, respectively. Sam Gravley and Kaylen Boston average seven points. Noah Hannon, Cameron Woodruff, Kyle Moore, and Darius McCullough all have had good seasons for Greer.
Matt Ramsdell is a second year head coach for Greer with Robbie Gravely and Tim Moody assisting.
“We knew we had a chance at a special season with this group of kids,” Ramsdell said. “They come to practice every day and work extremely hard. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate how much time and energy they have put into this.”
Ramsdell said Greer remains focused. “They just go out and play hard, they win, and they go to the next game. I can tell you that we're all having a great time.”
Greer is within reach of becoming the school’s first unbeaten team in middle school basketball. “They absolutely know for that to happen, they must keep playing one at a time,” said Ramsdell.
The Greenville County Middle School Playoffs will have representatives from each of the three regions in the county.
Greer High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
2012-2013 Membership Drive
The PTSA Board would like to cordially invite all students, parents, and other concerned citizens to join the Greer High PTSA and contribute to the betterment of Greer High School and it’s Students.
In the hopes of growing our membership in record style, the PTSA Board encourages all students to join the PTSA this year, and to enlist parents or other members whose contribution would help Greer High and its students.
As an incentive for membership growth this year, the PTSA Board is challenging each Greer High Student to get 3 memberships (counting themselves) before the Membership Drive ends with Greer High Open House held on September 24, 2012.
Each student who completes the challenge will receive an ice cream sundae during their lunch period on October 1, 2012.
Any questions can be sent to the Greer High PTSA Board.
Greer High School Parent Teach Student Association (PTSA)
Senior Scholarship Information and Form – School Year 2012-2013
The Greer High PTSA is sponsoring a financial scholarship for 2012-2013 Greer High School Seniors, who qualify based on the below criteria.
The amount and numbers of scholarships awarded will be determined by the PTSA Board of Directors for the current school year, and is based upon funds available for scholarship, as approved by the Greer High PTSA Board.
The goal of the Greer High PTSA Board is to provide financial support to the Greer High Senior(s) who demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of Greer High School, its PTSA and the Greer community.
Requirements for Application and Award:
Greer High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
Teacher Grant Application Information and Form – School Year 2012-2013
FAQ/Teacher Grant Application 2012-2013
• PTSA Membership Drive