Category Archives: Powdersville Area

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.

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

Powdersville Boys Cross Country State Champions

The Powdersville Boys Cross Country Team made history by becoming the school’s first athletic team to win a state championship. They won the 3A Cross Country Title on Saturday at the State Cross Country Meet held at the Sandhill Station in Columbia. Team members are from left: front – Jordan Parish, Jacob Moore, Mason Parish, Connor Vaughn. Back – Coach Libby Holliday, Francisco Del Valle, Cameron Matthews, Josh Moore, Brendan McManamon, Noah Brock, and Kollin Campbell. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Prince crowned Powdersville Homecoming Queen

Madison Prince is crowned Powdersville’s 2016 Homecoming Queen by 2015 Homecoming Queen Jade Richard on Friday night during ceremonies at halftime of the game against Carolina Academy. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

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.

Drainage problems, cost delay sidewalk project

Powdersville schools area

By Stan Welch – Unexpected drainage problems have delayed a sidewalk construction project in the vicinity of the three Powdersville schools. The project, which would install just under a half mile (2500 linear feet) of ADA compliant sidewalks in the Ragsdale and Hood Roads area, ran off the rails, at least temporarily; when major drainage issues caused SCDOT to raise their estimated cost from $250,000 to $650,000

School District One had set aside fifty thousand dollars for its matching funds, but the new estimates killed the momentum. A smaller, separate project along Highway 81 has been completed. The Ragsdale project is on hold while funding possibilities are explored. The school district is currently unable to assume the additional amount of the matching funds.

Powdersville High Class of 2016

Palmetto, Wren to get new auditorium seats

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Anderson School District One Board unanimously approved the purchase of 1,400 new auditorium seats for Wren and Palmetto High Schools. The project will cost approximately $223,000 and should be completed over the summer. Funding for the project will be from a contingency fund of the local option sales tax.

Superintendent David Havird said the project is not on the original project list but due to strong sales during the holidays, the district received additional funding from the 1 cent sales tax. The new seating will be indentical to seats installed in the Powdersville High Auditorium. Each school has seating for 700.

Student Art Show opens Thursday – At the Artory

The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center at The Artory will hold an opening reception this Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. for the second annual Anderson District One Student Art Show. The public is invited and admission is free. The reception will feature student artwork from throughout the district. Ten entry artworks were submitted by each of the District One art teachers. The Artory is at 123 Gossett St. in Williamston.

Palmetto, Powdersville moving to same conference in 2016

Anderson School District One Superintendent David Havird announced Tuesday that Palmetto High School and Powdersville High School will be in the same conference in 2016-18. Palmetto will remain 3A while Powdersville will move up to 3A. The schools will compete in a new conference known as AAA Region II along with Berea, Carolina, Emerald and Southside.

Wren will move up to AAAA Region I competing with Belton-Honea Path, Daniel, Greenville and Pickens.

The District One Board approved the following personnel recommendations:

Moore named principal at Powdersville Elementary

Anderson School District One recently named Brad Moore the new principal at Powdersville Elementary for 2015-2016. He has served as Instructional Assistant Principal at the school for the past 7 years. Prior to that position, Mr. Moore taught fourth grade English Language Arts at Concrete Elementary and Powdersville Elementary for 6 years.

District One Graduation this Thursday

All three Anderson School District One High Schools willl hold graduation exercises this Thursday, May 28 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.Powdersville High graduates will be the first to receive diplomas at 9 a.m. Palmetto High graduation services will be at 12:30. Wren High will be at 4 p.m.

Palmetto High Graduation

At Palmetto High graduation services Thursday at 12:30, Honor Grad Madison Mackenzy Davis will lead the Pledge of allegiance. A Capella Singers will present the National Anthem.

Honor Grad Clinton Daniel Davis will give a student response.

Touchdown Club to hold annual awards dinner

Conner Shaw featured speaker

The Anderson Area Touchdown Club will hold its annual awards dinner on Wednesday, April 8 at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Complex, corner of MLK Boulevard and Camson Road. Connor Shaw, former USC Quarterback and now the Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, will be the guest speaker.

Each year the Touchdown Club honors the outstanding football players and coaches selected from the eight (8) Anderson County High Schools. They will recognize the 50 winners selected during this past fall’s weekly meetings.

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