Area graduates will walk the stage and receive diplomas this week . . .
Woodmont High Graduation services will be held Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at Furman’s Timmons Arena. Valedictorian is Andrew John Emerson. Salutatorian is Lucille Anne Southwell. There area 311 graduates in the Class of 2013.
Wren High Graduation will be June 6 at 2 p.m. at LittleJohn Coliseum in Clemson.
Graduation services for Palmetto High seniors will be held at 10 a.m. June 6 at LittleJohn Coliseum in Clemson.
The Journal will publish our annual Graduation Section next week honoring Palmetto, Wren and Woodmont graduates! Don’t Miss It!
The Wildcat Theatre Guild will present their production of Peter Pan in performances over the next two weekends, April 19-21 and Apr 25-28. All shows are at 7 p.m., except the Sunday performances which are at 3 pm. The production, under the direction of Will Ragland, features more than 100 actors from several local elementary schools, middle schools, and Woodmont High. It will include actual flying with the help of Flying by Foy, a company that has been involved with the Grammys, AMAs and several movies including Willy Wonka.
In Greenville County Schools, eight high schools, 15 middle schools, 37 elementary schools, and three career centers have earned state recognition for their academic performance and/or closing achievement gaps. The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes schools that attain high levels of absolute performance and growth, and schools that close the gap between subgroups of students.
House District 28 Representative Eric Bedingfield will be at Fork Shoals School on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. to share legislative updates in regards to education. The Fork Shoals School Improvement Council invites everyone to the event to learn more about education for the state of South Carolina.
A South Greenville fire engine sits near Woodmont High School Wednesday evening as firefighters work to extinguish a rekindle of a woods fire near the school. On Wednesday, February 20 at 12:02 pm the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an area resident regarding a brush fire near the intersection of Garrison Road and Reedy Fork Road in Pelzer. Two young white females were seen by the caller in the immediate area of the fire.
Jenniffer Grinstead, Fifth Grade teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary, is among 21 Greenville County Schools teachers to receive National Board Certified (NBC), one of the teaching profession’s most respected achievements. With 646 teachers who have achieved National Board Certification, Greenville County Schools ranks 14th in the nation out of more than 14,000 school districts (based on most recent data) for total number of NBC teachers. South Carolina ranks third in the nation with 8,436 NBC teachers, trailing only North Carolina and Florida.
In Greenville County
Registration for kindergarten and first grade in Greenville County Schools will be held Tuesday – Friday, January 22-25. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2013 must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2013 must enroll in first grade. Visit your Greenville County public school January 22-25 to register.
Greenville County Schools will join 80 other school districts throughout the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. Greenville County’s 12 school board members, along with more than 630 elected and appointed school board members throughout South Carolina, are being recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
Greenville County School Board members pictured include: (Front L to R)Glenda Morrison-Fair, Danna Rohleder, Lisa H. Wells, Joy Grayson, Lynda Leventis-Wells, Megan E. Hickerson. Second row, L to R: Patrick L. Sudduth, Dr. Crystal Ball O’Connor, Kenneth E. Baxter, Roger D. Meek, Debi C. Bush, Charles J. (Chuck) Saylors.