GREER EDUCATION From February 2013


McCleer wins Outstanding Vocal at Riverside Middle Talent Show
FEB 27, 2013

Anna McCleer, with Riverside Middle School Principal Eric Williams, won the Vocal performance at the school’s Talent Show Tuesday night.

Anna McCleer won first place in vocal performance Tuesday night at Riverside Middle School’s talent show.

McCleer was a finalist last year at Greer Idol Teen (third place), where she impressed judges with her voice and song writing.

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Scheidhauer of Greenville Tech is 'Innovator of the Year'
FEB 26, 2013

Alan Scheidhauer (right) receives the A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year award from Darrel Staat, president of the South Carolina Technical College System. 

Alan Scheidhauer of Greenville Technical College received a statewide honor on Feb. 22 – the A. Wade Martin “Innovator of the Year” award given by the South Carolina Technical Education Association.

Scheidhauer was selected as the overall winner from this year’s nominees. Each of the 16 colleges in the South Carolina Technical College System nominates a candidate.

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30 students at Wellford Academy awarded new bikes
FEB 23, 2013

Academy Sports in Spartanburg donated 30 bicycles to 2nd – 4th graders at Wellford Academy.

The 15 girls and 15 boys bikes were given to students at a school wide assembly. Students with no more than two tardies and only one unexcused absence from October and November were placed in the drawing.

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SMC to present awards to Pioneering Women
FEB 20, 2013

Spartanburg Methodist College, in celebration of Women’s History Month, is hosting Pioneering Women 2013 on Friday, March 1 to acknowledge their leadership in the community.

SMC president, Colleen P. Keith, will recognize nine women and present them with an award for their commitment and leadership in their respective fields.

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Riverside middle school news and announcements
FEB 20, 2013

Students left to right:  Braxton Collins, Alex Smith, Marianne Garcia-Alonso, DeAnte Bruton, and Jimmy Fritzsche pose at the Valentine's Dance.

The following Band students qualified by audition for the Region One All-State Band. They will attend a clinic on Feb. 22 at Furman University:  Sienna Pavia, Jake Woodman, Alex Riese, Natalie Boulos, Annalie King, Noah Bridges, Nico Alvarez.

The RMS Valentine's Dance was held Friday, Feb. 15 with more than 350 students in attendance. Students danced to music provided by Jumping Jukebox. Proceeds from the dance will go toward school supplies as well as the new RMS LED sign. 

Upcoming Dates at RMS:

March 4 -- MAP Testing Begins

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Miss Blue Ridge Relay for Life pageant taking applications
FEB 19, 2013

The 7th Annual Miss Blue Ridge Relay for Life Pageant is scheduled for March 16, at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School Auditorium.

The BRHS Air Force Junior ROTC is the pageant’s sponsor. This year’s theme, in partnership with Relay for Life, is “Wave Goodbye to Cancer”.

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Middle Tyger Today: 3 Byrnes seniors get perfect 800s
FEB 19, 2013

Keiko Bridwell recored a perfect score – 800 - on the Critical Reading part of the SAT.

Three senior Byrnes High School students recorded a perfect score on one segment of the SAT.

Keiko Bridwell recorded a Reading score of 800, James McVey and James Heidenreich each scored 800 on math.

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Washington Center students give back to community
FEB 15, 2013

Washington Center student Duke Moore creates a finger-painting card for the school's

Washington Center students enjoy showing they care by giving back to the community.

To continue this caring tradition, students from Washington Center, Washington Center at Hollis, Alexander Elementary, Mitchell Road Elementary, Greenville Middle Academy and East North Street Academy participated in “HIS Radio's Hearts-4-Kids.”

In Amanda Wakely's Adaptive Art class, students used a variety of techniques to decorate more than 400 hearts that “HIS Radio” delivered to children in area hospitals for Valentine's Day.

Through this project, students discovered that it is a wonderful feeling to receive a loving card from someone who cares, and an even better feeling to be sharing love with others.

From finger painting to spin art, each heart was handmade with love.



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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
FEB 15, 2013

Bassam Soumsoum tries his hand working with dough.

Eighth-graders in Teryn Traynham's French One class got to experience a bread-making demonstration at Baguette & Company in downtown Cowpens.

The students traveled from Riverside Middle School and got to enjoy an authentic French meal and try out their French skills with owners, Véronique and Yannick Bellefontaine.

Congratulations to members of the 2013 spring sports at RMS. Lady Royals SoftballRachel Cecere, Brooke Crowe, Gabrielle DeLuca, Samantha Jones, Gabrielle Laymon, Jenna Lizanich, Alexis Lorah,  Mackenzie Proulx, Madison Pinson, Lauren Stanton, Mackenzie Stewart, Brittany Williams, and, Lucy Young. The coach is M. Rhonda McCauley. 

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Washington Center news and announcements
FEB 15, 2013

Washington Center student Zachary Satterfield practices bowling skills with his classroom Para-Professional Lucy Floyd during his class’ Community Based Instruction activity.

The students in Erin Sosebee’s Washington Center class had an opportunity recently to go out into the public to learn through community-based instruction.  

The class took a trip to Starlanes Bowling. Through bowling expeditions, the class gets to experience sharpening gross and fine motor skills, social interaction, along with practicing appropriate behavior in the community setting. The students are given the chance to communicate their needs and wants in a real life setting, by using a variety of voice output devices.

These experiences have been productive in making students aware of social skills and local leisure opportunities.

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Blue Ridge students medal on Classical Etymology exam
FEB 14, 2013

The medalists in the 2012 National Classical Etymology exam are left to right: Marc Western, Elizabeth McAbee, Darrin Anderson, Brady O’Boyle.

Four Blue Ridge High School students were medalist winners in the 2012 National Classical Etymology exam.

Marc Western, gold medalist, Elizabeth McAbee, silver, and Darrin Anderson and Brady O’Boyle, bronze, took the online test in December.  The students were coached by Jim Westcot, Latin teacher.

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First chemical operator class graduates Greenville Tech
FEB 11, 2013

A Chemical Operator class, developed by Greenville Works, Greenville Technical College, and several local chemical manufacturers producers, graduated its first class last week. Eleven students completed the program, and four were offered full-time positions with the companies where they had completed on-the-job training, a component of the program.

Classes began Dec. 3. Students spent three weeks in the classroom followed by three weeks with a local company. The curriculum included forklift training, material handling, and process operations. Each graduate received a certificate for successful completion of Chemical Operator Training and Forklift Certification.

The idea for the training was conceived by employers when they were unable to find qualified entry-level employees. The 120-hour program is designed to allow the graduate to step into an unskilled role at a chemical facility and to grow skills from there.

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Greenville Tech Foundation is pledged $250,000
FEB 9, 2013

Dolores “Dodie” Anderson, a 1979 graduate of Greenville Technical College, has pledged $250,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation.

Dolores “Dodie” Anderson, a 1979 graduate of Greenville Technical College, has pledged $250,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation.

Anderson’s gift will be added to the unrestricted endowment of the foundation.  The income from the endowment will be used to meet changing critical needs of students and the college.

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Bob Jones Academy hosts open house for parents, students
FEB 9, 2013

Bob Jones Academy (BJA) is hosting an open house Monday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for parents and students.  The open house is in the Applied Studies building next to the Academy gymnasium on the campus Visitors are welcome to attend any time during the day.

Prospective and returning families will learn about changes for next school year and can ask questions about all grade levels and tour BJA buildings.Call 864-770-1395 or visit here.

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Crone hired as executive director for technical colleges
FEB 8, 2013

The South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners (SCATCC) has hired Elizabeth “Lil” Crone as the organization’s executive director, responsible for serving trustees and expanding awareness of colleges in the South Carolina Technical College System.

With a background in graphic design, sales, and marketing, Crone served as Print Sales & Account Manager for Quad Graphics in Washington, D.C. and as an independent design professional with clients in Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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NGU receives $6.25 million gift, largest in school's history
FEB 7, 2013

The $6.25 gift by the late Georgia T. Roberson, a long-time supporter of NGU, puts the college over its 5-year, $25 million GIFT God Capital Campaign in just over two and a half years.

The late Georgia T. Roberson, formerly of Anderson, bequeathed North Greenville University approximately $6.25 million of her estate, the largest single gift in the school’s 121-year history.

The gift by Roberson, a long-time supporter of NGU, puts the college over its 5-year, $25 million GIFT God Capital Campaign in just over two and a half years.

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Bi-Lo Charities endows scholarship at Greenville Tech
FEB 7, 2013

Anthea Jones, SVP of Operations and President of BI-LO, presents a check to Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, standing with Michael Byars, Chairman of the Board, BI-LO Charities and former president and CEO of the company.

The Greenville Tech Foundation received a $100,000 gift today from BI-LO, which will create an endowed scholarship fund. Greenville Technical College students coming from a four-state area will be eligible, with the award to be used for any course of study that serves as career preparation. The presentation was made today at the BI-LO Verdae store.

Students enrolled in any career-oriented program of study at the college, including those offered by Greenville Tech’s Corporate and Career Development Division, will be eligible to apply. The scholarship will be open to residents of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, all markets where the food company operates supermarkets.

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Erik Gammon receives outstanding Tourism student award
FEB 7, 2013

Erik Gammon, left, pictured with Sybil Davis of the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College, received an Outstanding Tourism Student award at the Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism.

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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
FEB 6, 2013

Hayes Brush

 Congratulations to 6th grade student, Hayes Brush, for winning the 2012-2013 RMS National Geographic Geography Bee.  Hayes will now move on to the state-wide bee in Columbia.  Spencer Phillips was runner-up and Matthew Robinson was the 2nd runner-up.

Congratulations to Mrs. Rohaley’s homeroom class for being named the 2012-2013 RMS 6th-Grade Basketball Intramural Champions. With a 14-11 win, they defeated Mrs. Burns' homeroom.

Members of the winning team are: Wyatt Armstrong, Lexi Bennett, Jordan Davis, Jimmy Fritzsche, Jaimya’he Rice, Omar Smith and Zoe Spearman. 

In response to reading Wonder by RJ Palacio, Allison Burns’ 6th-grade students have researched cleft palates and Treacher-Collins syndrome which are conditions that affect the main character in the book. Ms. Burns’ students were inspired by this story to help others.

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Sargent Foundation donates $25,000 to Greer Middle College Charter High School
FEB 6, 2013

Sargent Foundation donates $25,000 to Greer Middle College Charter High School

Greer Middle College Charter High School received a $25,000 check recently from the Sargent Foundation.  

The school will use part of the money to benefit its athletic department and growing sports teams.  

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