Category Archives: Greenville County

Woodmont High to induct five into Athletic Hall of Fame

The Woodmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be honoring the 4th class in the Athletic Hall of Fame during the home basketball game with J. L. Mann High School on Frid. 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.

Greenville County School Buses to help in evacuation

Greenville County Schools will provide at least 280 buses and drivers to assist with evacuations from the coast because of Hurricane Matthew. The school buses and drivers finished their routes Tuesday, refueled, and will be heading to the coast Wednesday morning. The school buses belong to the state and as a state asset are part of the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness plan and were requested by Governor Nikki Haley.

Greenville County Schools will be open Wednesday, but will not run any buses, officials said.

Greenville County Schools to offer Free Summer Lunch

Twenty-five locations in Greenville County are providing free lunches and breakfasts* through Friday, August 12 for any child 18 years of age or younger. There is only one summer meal program being offered in the South Greenville area at Grove Elementary School, 1220 Old Grove Road, Piedmont 29673, 355-5900. Dates are June 13-16, June 20-23, June 27-30, July 11-14.

Meals are provided without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion or national origin. The programs are only approved for geographic areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year. Parents should contact a participating site for details and hours of service. Dates and times vary by location.

Woodmont High Class of 2016

Greenville County Schools operating budget to increase $39 million

Highlights for the Greenville County Schools Budget 2016-17 as of May 18:

The Total Operating Budget for fiscal year 2017 is $575,956,000, compared to $536,676,000 for fiscal year 2016. There is no proposed tax increase. Two major sources for revenue increase are growth and an increase in the base student cost: There has been a sustained trend of higher millage value and corresponding property tax revenue due to growth. Also the State Superintendent of Education recommended and the SC House and Senate have approved a significantly higher base student cost of $2350 for FY17 compared to $2220 in FY16. The increase for Greenville County Schools (GSO) is projected at $12 million.

Dr. Mason Gary named Deputy Superintendent

Greenville County Schools

MasonGaryDr. Mason Gary, current Superintendent of Anderson School District Three, has accepted the position of Greenville County Schools Deputy Superintendent. He will begin his duties no later than July 1. Dr. Gary has 27 years of experience in the South Carolina public school system as a teacher, coach, administrative assistant, assistant principal, principal and since 2012 as superintendent.

All students eligible for breakfast, lunch program

Greenville County Schools

Sue Cleveland Elementary School will be among a number of Greenville County schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2015-2016 school year. All students enrolled in the school/district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.

Greenville County Schools to host bus driver job fair

Greenville County Schools will host a Job Fair for bus drivers and bus aides on Tuesday, May 19, from 5 – 7 pm at Carolina High & Academy, 2725 Anderson Road, Greenville. Applicants can apply online at the Job Fair. Bus driver pay is $12.80 per hour with no experience needed, and bus aides earn $9.32 per hour with no prior experience. Training is provided.

Greenville County Schools name Teacher of the Year finalists

Three local teachers are among ten finalists who have been selected in the 2015-16 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year program.

They are, in alphabetical order: Alice Bradley, Seventh Grade Language Arts, Ralph Chandler Middle; David Quigley, Math and Science, Woodmont High School and Heather Steading, Fifth Grade, Fork Shoals School.

Greenville County Schools to hold Bus Driver Job Fair

Greenville County Schools will host a Job Fair for bus drivers, bus aides, and building services staff on Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Mauldin High School, 701 E. Butler Road, Mauldin. Applicants can apply online at the Job Fair. Bus driver pay is $12.80 per hour with no experience needed, and bus aides earn $9.32 per hour with no prior experience. Training is provided.

Cornish named SC Media Paraprofessional of the Year

Ralph Candler media clerk

Suzette Cornish, media clerk at Ralph Chandler Middle School, was named the South Carolina Media Paraprofessional of the Year during the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) conference in Columbia. The Media Paraprofessional Award recognizes the exemplary performance of a paraprofessional who directly supports the media profession.

Ms. Cornish has served as media clerk at Ralph Chandler Middle School in Simpsonville for more than six years, and has previous library experience in New York. She is manager of the school website and is proficient at providing technology support for teachers and students.

Greenville County Schools Superintendent addresses TransformSC conference

Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster addressed the TransformSC’s statewide conference on innovative approaches to education today (Monday, Mar. 9). His presentation was how the GCS culture is evolving to better serve students and the community. Seven hundred educators, business leaders, policymakers and other community leaders attended the conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Greenville Schools make up first snow day

Greenville County public school students made up their first missed school day due to inclement weather on Monday, March 9 and will make up two more days on Monday, April 6 and Friday, June 5.

State law requires school districts to include three makeup days in their calendar and specifies that additional missed days must be made up by scheduling attendance days including Saturdays and/or extending school days.

Greenville County School Choice program 7th best In nation

The Greenville County Schools’ school choice program has been recognized as the seventh best in the nation by the 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) compiled by the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings. The school system boasts the state’s largest school choice program, with more than 10,000 of its 70,000 students attending school on choice.

Woodmont Middle Teacher Honored for Teaching Patriotism

Gail Rodrigues, a special education teacher at Woodmont Middle School, recently received the District 4 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. The award recognizes exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Mrs. Rodrigues will now advance to the state-level competition. Andrea Fowler, parent of a former student, submitted the nomination for Rodrigues. “Mrs. Rodrigues is always there to encourage the students. She is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ teacher. She continues to check on her students even after they leave class for the year,” she said.

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