Local School News
Area school info: Last days schedule, graduation times, summer hours
- Tuesday, 04 June 2013
Information about Greenville County Schools last days of school, graduation dates and times, and summer hours is below.
Last Days of School:
The last three days of the school year – Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6 – will be half-days for all students. Lunch will be served each day, and buses will pick up students as per the adjusted half-day schedule. School times are as follows:
4K Sites: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Elementary: 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Middle: 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
High: 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Travelers Rest High – Wednesday, June 5; 9 a.m. at Timmons Arena
Blue Ridge High – Wednesday, June 5; 2 p.m. at Timmons Arena
District offices and schools will be open Monday, June 10 through Thursday, August 9 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Schools and offices will be closed on Fridays. Closing schools and offices on Fridays during the summer will save the district $50,000 per day in utility costs, according to officials.
Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, August 12 and will operate on a Summer Schedule Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16.
Travelers Rest High School teachers, staff participate in Swamp Rabbit 5K
- Thursday, 09 May 2013
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Over 30 Travelers Rest High School faculty and staff members participated in the 5th annual Swamp Rabbit 5K, held last Friday in Travelers Rest. The race attracted more than 5,200 runners and walkers, making it the largest of its kind in South Carolina.
With an increased attention on personal health, new Travelers Rest High School Assistant Principal Charles Winney told faculty and staff at TRHS that he wanted a high turnout at the race.
"Originally, I thought five to 10 teachers would sign up for the race, but to have over 30 teachers along with their family members sign up was a pleasant surprise," he said.
Winney, who is an avid runner, felt that getting a large amount of the Travelers Rest High School faculty together for the race would be a good experience for the school.
"I feel that this level of comradery benefits the health and spirit of Travelers Rest High School and reflects positively on the Travelers Rest community,” Winney said.
Teachers felt that participating in the race was a good opportunity for them to spend time with friends, colleagues and family.
"I wanted to walk with my fellow comrades, and I wanted to stay fit," said science teacher Bianca Jamison. "I wanted to interact with my colleagues outside of school and exhibit a healthy lifestyle for my students and my school."
Winney said he hopes to expand the amount of faculty and staff that participates in next year’s race.
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(Article photo courtesy of Rick Veazey.)
Travelers Rest High School band wins SC's highest award
- Tuesday, 07 May 2013
The Outstanding Performance Award is the highest award the South Carolina Band Director's Association gives each year.
Bands are required to earn superior ratings at the State Marching Competition and at the State Concert Festival. Bands must also place a high number of students into All-Region and All-State Bands and must have a high number of superior ratings at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival.
In addition to being the third straight year to win the award, it is the fourth Outstanding Performance Award Travelers Rest has earned in five years.
(Photo courtesy of Rick Veazey. Click to enlarge.)
3rd annual S.C. House of Representatives Dist. 17 Art Contest winners announced
- Wednesday, 08 May 2013
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. – Recently, S.C. Representative Mike Burns visited with 3rd graders at Gateway, Heritage, Mountain View, Slater-Marietta and Tigerville Elementary Schools to announce the winners of the 3rd annual S.C. House of Representatives District 17 Art Contest.
The following student’s artwork was chosen to represent their respective schools (pictured below, left to right from the top): Jay Styles, pictured with Principal Heather Hester, from Heritage; Rocio Hernandez, from Slater-Marietta; Cooper Bolt, from Gateway; Emma Styles, from Mountain View; and Blake Childs, pictured with Principal Diane Jackson and art teacher Sherry Smith, from Tigerville.
The selected pieces will be displayed in Rep. Burns' Columbia office, where they will remain until next year's winners are chosen.
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Tigerville Elementary student wins national recognition
- Thursday, 02 May 2013
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – A Tigerville Elementary School student was selected as a winner in National Career Development Association's 47th Annual Poetry and Poster Contest, it was announced recently.
First-grader Olivia Bayne placed second in the primary poster category.
Focusing on this year’s theme, “Inspiring Careers: Honoring History,” state-winning entries from across the country were judged based on grade-level categories ranging from primary to post-secondary and out-of-school adults.
This year’s competition attracted more than 10,000 entries state-wide.
The NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest highlights the importance of life-long career development and the personal empowerment of all people through the arts.
Over the past five years, South Carolina has produced more than seventy national winners, according to district officials.
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