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Anderson School District One 2017-2018 Calendar

The Anderson Districts One, Two, Three, Four and Five 2017-2018 School Calendar is as follows:
August 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 – Professional Development Day
August 22 – First Student Day

School dismissed due to threat of severe weather

Due to the threat of severe weather this afternoon, Anderson School District One has announced that all car riders will be dismissed at 11:45 am and bus riders dismissed at 12:00.
“It appears the most severe weather will impact our schools late this afternoon,” an official said.
All after school programs including GoalPost, YMCA, and sporting events have also been cancelled.
The school district will be posting updates as needed on media sites and sending messages via Blackboard.
Parents are encouraged to stay tuned to TV and/or radio to stay abreast of the weather situations.

School Board hears reports on building and reading programs

By David Meade
During their meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees heard from Palmetto High drama teacher Will Ragland, received an update on the building program and heard from reading coaches in the district about how they are encouraging reading in the elementary schools.
Palmetto High Teacher Will Ragland presented information to the Board on the Palmetto Stage Company program and on his local theater company, the Mill Town Players.

Anderson District One School Board hears preliminary budget information

By David Meade
During their meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees heard preliminary budget information and approved a large number of teachers and administrators for the 2017-18 school year.
Superintendent David Havird presented information on expected funding from the state and national level and the effect for District One.

School Board approves personnel recommendations for 2017-18

The Anderson School District One Board approved a large number of teachers and administrator recommendations for the 2017-18 school year during their meeting Tuesday.
Several district employees will be in new administrative principal positions. Palmetto High Assistant Princiapl/Freshman Academy Director Jason McCauley has been named Principal at Palmetto Middle School.

CTC plant sale next week

The Anderson Districts One and Two Career and Techonolgy Center Plant, Animal and Wildlife Science Plant Sale will begin next week.
EARLY BIRD SALE is Tuesday- Friday April 4th- April 7th 9:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.

Anderson District One School Board approves personnel

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during their recent meeting at Powdersville High School:
Administrative – Robbie Binnicker, Assistant Superintendent for Administration; Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum; Becky Brady, Director of Personnel; Deborah Joye,

School Board meets at Powdersville High library

By David Meade
Anderson School District One Board of Trustees met Tuesday at the Powdersville High School library where they heard an update on the building plan, approved first reading on 13 Board Policies and heard preliminary budget information.
New Board Member Pat Cox was sworn in. Cox was appointed by the District One Board to fill the unexpired term of former Board Chairman Fred Alexander who passed away in Nov.

Miss Woodmont

Ally McCaslin was crowned Miss Woodmont 2017 by Miss Woodmont 2016 Brittany Westbrooks during the Miss Woodmont pageant held recently at Woodmont High School. McCaslin won the Interview portion of the contest as well as Grand Talent and Evening Wear. (Photo by Rhonda Horne)

Mustang Stage Company to Present Scapino!

The Mustang Stage Company of Palmetto High will present the funny Italian comedy, Scapino!, opening on Friday, Feb 10, at 7pm and continuing on Saturday, Feb 11 at 7pm and Sunday, Feb 12 at 3pm in the Alexander Auditorium.
Scapino! is a one-act play adapted from Molière’s farce Les Fourberies de Scapin by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, set in Naples, Italy.

Christian Learning Centers program in need of teacher

Christian Learning Centers of the Upstate is in need of a qualified teacher to continue the program for the Palmetto area. Christian Learning Centers of the Upstate teaches Bible off-campus during the school day for 8 schools in the area.

School Board approves construction bid for Wren projects, names PHS auditorium

By David Meade
The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees packed alot into their first meeting of 2017 held in the library at Palmetto High School.
Board members approved a construction bid for Wren projects, adopted the 2017-18 school calendar, renewed the superintendent’s contract, recommended a new trustee member.
They also announced that the Palmetto High Auditorium will be named in honor of long time Board Chairman Fred Alexander, who died in November.

Palmetto High Auditorium now known as Alexander Auditorium

In memory of long time board member Fred Alexander
Pictured – Anderson Disctrict One Superintendent David Havird read a proclamation honoring Fred Alexander (deceased) for his 26 years of service to Anderson School District One and the District One Board of Trustees. A presentation to family members included a framed photo of Alexander, a copy of the proclamation and a special State House resolution presented by House District 10 Rep. Joshua Putnam. Family members present for the program included (l-r) children Barry Alexander, Rhonda Hightower and Randy Alexander and wife Wanda.

Wren High receives Blue Ribbon Lighthouse award

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. recently awarded its prestigious Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award to Wren High School, during its annual Blueprint for Excellence National Conference held in Orlando, Florida. Wren High Principal Nichole Boseman and Assistant Principal Chris Chapman received the award for the school.

Woodmont to induct five into Athletic Hall of Fame

The Woodmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will honor their 4th class induction during the home basketball game with J. L. Mann High School this Friday, Jan. 20. The five inductees in this year’s class (Class of 2016) are Shane Godfrey, Ricky McCombs, Michael Sanders, Sandy Cash, and Cindy Cash. The start time for the double-header of games is 6 pm.

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