Category Archives: Palmetto Area

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.

Palmetto, Wren, Powdersville Bands march together

Anderson School District One Bands march together

For Williamston Christmas Parade

Bands from all three Anderson School District One High Schools, Palmetto, Wren and Powdersville joined forces to march in the Williamston Christmas Parade.

Powdersville – Palmetto Bands at Piedmont Christmas Parade

Palmetto Cheer State Champions

The Palmetto Mustangs Competition Cheer team competed in the State Cheer Competition on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. They came home with the State Championship in the 3A division. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Martin to be recognized during halftime of Palmetto Playoff game

Former Anderson School District One Football Coach and Administrator Dale Martin will be recognized during halftime ceremonies of the Palmetto Mustang vs. Pendleton 3A playoff game this Friday, Nov. 18. The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees recently announced that the Palmetto High Football Field will be named in honor of Martin.

Martin worked in public education for 34 years and in School District One as a teacher, coach, assistant prinicpal and principal He also served on the Anderson One School Board from the late 1980s until 2006 and He currently represents the District on the Anderson County Board of Education.

Martin coached at Palmetto High School in the late 60s and 70s and was the head football coach at Palmetto when the Mustangs won the State 3A Championship in 1970. He also put a lot of time, energy and effort into the football field at Palmetto.

Cross Country – Palmetto Girls win State

The Palmetto Girls Cross Country Team won the 3A State Championship at the State Meet in Columbia on Saturday. Pictured from left are kneeling, Hannah Beach and Madison Crumley. Back – Coach Micah Roberts, Olivia Rish, Morgan Roberts, Allison McCauley, Joeli Hayden, Gisela Avila, Avery Nelms, Alli Land, Madison Sell, Savannah Fields, and Coach Megan Saville. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Palmetto High Football Field to be named for Dale Martin

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that the Palmetto High Football Field will be named for former coach and administrator Dale Martin. Martin worked in public education for 34 years and in School District One as a teacher, coach, administrator and long time board member.

He coached Palmetto’s football team when they won the State 3A Championship in 1970. He also put a lot of time, energy and effort into the football field at Pelmetto, according to Superintendent David Havird. Martin is a member of the Palmetto High School Hall of Fame. He currently represents the District on the County Board of Education.

Martin will officially be recognized during halftime ceremonies at the November 18 playoff game.

Paul crowned 2016 Palmetto Homecoming Queen

Palmetto held their Homecoming ceremony during halftime of Friday’s game. The Homecoming court is from left: Emma Paige, 3rd Runner-up; Hannah Tumblin, 1st Runner-up; Vanesha Paul, 2016 Homecoming Queen; and Sydney Ellison, 2nd Runner-Up. (Photo by Johnny Mangum/www.johnmangum.com)

Anderson Area Touchdown club honors players, coaches

The Anderson Area Touchdown Club will honor the following players and coach on Friday, September 9th at their weekly meeting. Offensive – Shaw Crocker, Palmetto High; Defensive – Lummie Young, Westside High; Offensive Lineman – Cadavius Gary, Belton-Honea Path High; Defensive Lineman – EJ Humphrey, Powdersville High; Coach – Robert Mustar, Powdersville High. Speaker will be legendary Danny Ford, former head coach of the Clemson Tigers and the 1981 National Championship team.

Two new middle schools being proposed – Anderson District One

 After updating Board members on the School District One building program Tuesday, Superintendent David Havird introduced plans for replacing Palmetto Middle and Wren Middle school buildings, which are two of the oldest in the district. Havird said Palmetto Middle School was constructed in 1953 and Wren Middle School was built in 1951. Both schools were new high schools when they were originally constructed.

Under the proposed plan, construction of two new schools will take place at the current school campuses while present facilities continue to be used. Portions of both structures will be retained, including gyms and auditoriums. Once the new construction is completed, the old parts will be demolished and removed.

Preliminary planning will take place over the next year with a bond referendum possibly in 2019. The building project is expected to take three years to complete.

Palmetto graduates anticipate start of commencement

Palmetto High graduates anticipate the start of commencement exercises on May 25 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Palmetto, Wren and Powdersville High graduates received diplomas, while Woodmont graduates received their diplomas on June 2.

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