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Greenville County Schools recognized for performance

Twelve high schools, nine middle schools, 31 elementary schools, and three career centers in Greenville County have earned state recognition for their academic performance and/or closing achievement gaps.

The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program of the SC Department of Eduucation recognizes and rewards schools for attaining high levels of performance, for attaining high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.

College financial aid workshops being offered

South Greenville County – Parents are invited to attend one of four financial aid workshops sponsored by Greenville County Schools and College Goal South Carolina during February.  School counselors and financial aid officers from various colleges and universities will present current information and strategies for successfully navigating the financial aid process. This year, special assistance will also be provided for those who are completing their FAFSA applications.

CVS grant to help schools with child health materials

Greenville County Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services has received a $2,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant that will be used to purchase educational materials for schools as part of the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Program. With these additional resources students, teachers, and parents will have increased access to information that will help them develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Lothridge recognized for administrative leadership

By DHEC and SC Dept. of Education

GREENVILLE COUNTY – Sharon Lothridge, a nurse supervisor for Greenville County Schools, has earned the Dee Dee Chewning award for outstanding administrative leadership by South Carolina DHEC and the State Department of Education.

Nurse Lothridge has served students for 28 years, and has served as a school nurse administrator for 20 years. Lothridge began her school nursing career with Anderson School District One and later joined the Greenville County Schools nursing team. She currently supervises 32 nurses who care for students in 27 schools.

Schools on delayed schedule Tuesday

Anderson School District One announce today that the District will be on a two hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 7 due to the expected cold temperatures and inclement weather. K4 morning classes will not meet.

Greenville County Schools will be on a three hour delay on Tuesday.


Greenville County to patrol school zones – first day back Wednesday

Greenville County Schools will be starting the 2013-2014 school year on Wednesday, August 21. In an effort to ensure the safety of Greenville’s students the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will be aggressively patrolling the school zones. Enforcement of the school zones will take place during the morning and afternoon school zone hours.

Jenniffer Grinstead receives National Board Certification

Jenniffer Grinstead, Fifth Grade teacher at Sue Cleveland Elementary, is among 21 Greenville County Schools teachers to receive National Board Certified (NBC), one of the teaching profession’s most respected achievements. With 646 teachers who have achieved National Board Certification, Greenville County Schools ranks 14th in the nation out of more than 14,000 school districts (based on most recent data) for total number of NBC teachers. South Carolina ranks third in the nation with 8,436 NBC teachers, trailing only North Carolina and Florida.

Greenville County Schools accepting school choice requests

Greenville County Schools, the State leader in school choice with more than 10,000 of its 70,000 students (15%) attending school by choice, is accepting requests for Change in School Assignment Choice from Monday, December 3, 2012 through Friday, January 4, 2013. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis while space is available at the requested school.

Greenville County students ready for HSAP

The High School Assessment Program (HSAP) will be administered October 23-25, 2012 to identified students who are beyond the second year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade and have not taken or have not passed the HSAP exam(s).

Greenville County Schools increase EOC pass rates

Greenville County Schools posted an increase in passage rates on the End-of-Course exams for students in Biology 1 (from 75.5% in 2011 to 81.4% in 2012) and U.S. History (from 59.8% in 2011 to 65.7% in 2012), while passage rates for students enrolled in English 1 and Algebra 1 dipped slightly from 2011 to 2012. EOCEP examinations count 20% of a student’s final grades in the course.

Greenville County Schools improve on SAT scores

Greenville County Schools’ average score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) increased in 2012 by two points to 1455, according to a report from The College Board, the organization that administers the test. Greenville County’s combined average score includes composite scores on three sections – critical reading (491), mathematics (494), and writing (470).

Greenville County seniors above state on ACT scores

For the fourth year in a row, Greenville County Schools’ seniors outperformed the state and national averages on the American College Test (ACT), one of two major college entrance tests.

Ragland named Greenville Schools Teacher of the Year

Woodmont High drama teacher

Woodmont High School drama teacher Will Ragland has been named the 2012-13 Greenville County Teacher of the Year. Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster recently made the announcement.

Back to School registration and events Greenville County

Greenville County Schools will hold back to school events and registration next week, Aug. 20 and 21. Among events scheduled are:

Ellen Woodside Elementary (355-4900) – Monday, August 20; Meet the Teacher – 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Greenville County School urge early registration

Greenville County Schools urge early registrationParents with children entering Greenville County Schools for the first time are encouraged to register him or her now, before the opening day of school on Wednesday, August 22.

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