Sunday, May 19, 2013
Important news and notes from Langston, including summer camp info.
Let There Be Mom Fundraiser First Place Award — Langston received the first place prize of $500.00 from Let There Be Mom for the most participation in their Seek and Snap fundraiser. Let There Be Mom is a non-profit organization that was created to help parents when they are diagnosed with a life threatening illness by preserving the legacy of the ailing parent. Summer Camps — A variety of camps including Lego Robotics, computer programming, creative writing, math and much more will be offered at Langston this summer. Go to http://www.langstoncharter.org/about-langston/summer-camps.html to find complete information on camp descriptions, dates, times, and prices. Athletic Awards Banquet — The Langston Athletic Awards Banquet for students …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Shaw has accepted job as head football coach and athletic director at Palmetto High in Williamston.
Mauldin High School head football coach, assistant athletic director and PE teacher, Doug Shaw, is leaving the school, it was announced Friday. Shaw has been named athletic director and head football coach for Palmetto High School in Williamston in Anderson County. He is slated to begin work July 1, a news release said. The coach and educator has been at Mauldin High for seven years, and was named the Big 16 Upstate Coach of the Year in 2009 when the Mavericks went 10-3. Said Shaw: “I am very excited to be coming to Palmetto High. My previous coaching jobs have been very rewarding. I have tried to instill in the young men what it takes to be successful, not only on the field of play, but in the real world as well. "This position holds the…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Earlier lockdown at the school, and at Sue Cleveland Elementary, came following armed robbery in area.
Update: Woodmont Middle and Sue Cleveland Elementary were put in lockdown earlier due to an armed robbery in the area. Both schools are now off lockdown, according to Greenville County Schools. Law Enforcement reported the suspect has left the area. Earlier: Woodmont Middle School has gone on lockdown, Greenville County Schools spokesperson Susan Clarke said. According to an email sent by Clarke, a School Resource Officer advised Woodmont Middle School's principal to go into lockdown due to an armed robbery in the area.
Christian college recently held its 86th commencement.
More than 800 students graduated from Bob Jones University during the 86th commencement exercises recently held in Founder's Memorial Amphitorium on the Bob Jones University campus. Among the graduates were Anna Traver and Madelaine Williams, both of Mauldin. Williams had the distinction of graduating Cum Laude. Located in Greenville, Bob Jones University bills itself as "a biblically faithful, liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do."
Monday, May 13, 2013
Looking for a camp to send the kids this summer? Clemson has a huge range of options to choose from.
Clemson University has released its list of summer camps, and its a doozy. The university will be offering at least 36 different camps, many of them on campus, but also at sites throughout the Upstate and the rest of South Carolina. The camps, for children through high-schoolers, include a multitude of sports camps, camps aimed at the outdoors, and, of course, academic camps. For more information, and to see the complete list, click here.
Stefanie Kenoyer selected to be on Golf Channel's "Big Break Mexico."
Stefanie Kefoyer, a former golfer at Furman University, failed to qualify this year for the LPGA Tour, but her profressional golf dreams are not dead. Kenoyer, who barely missed earning her touring card, will instead be a contestant on the Golf Channel's "Big Break Mexico" reality show, The Greenville News reported. Kenoyer, a four-time All-Southern Conference golfer at Furman from 2008 to 2011, is one of 12 contestants on the show in a battle to earn an exemption to play in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on the LGPA Tour. Kenoyer hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Furman assistant coach, Sara Sargent, who encouraged her to audition for the show. Sargent was a contestant on Big Break VI" in 2006 and earned her tour card the …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013 will be held Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 at Timmons Arena and Bi-Lo Center.
Greenville County Schools will host graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013 on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 at Timmons Arena and Bi-Lo Center. The Lifelong Learning Program will hold its graduation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Wade Hampton High School. Lifelong Learning Berea High Blue Ridge High Carolina High and Academy Eastside High Greenville Sr. High Academy Greer High Hillcrest High J. L. Mann High Academy Mauldin High Riverside High Southside High Academy Travelers Rest High Wade Hampton High Woodmont High
Student made gang sign during mass disturbance in school's auditorium.
Lesson: When confronted by police, don't use a gang sign, not even as a joke. Police don't find it funny. A 16-year-old male student at Mauldin High School learned that lesson the hard way last week when he was suspended following a disturbance in the school's auditorium, a Mauldin Police report said. Police were dispatched to the school last Friday in reference to the disturbance, in which several students were standing and yelling at each other in the auditorium. As one officer tried to deescalate the situation from turning into a melee, the officer observed a student yelling at a teacher. The student then was spotted using his hands to make a gang sign associated with the "Bloods" toward the crowd of students, the report said. "I then …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rod Smolla will leave the position as of June 30 for personal reasons, according to news reports.
Furman University President Rod Smolla will step down June 30. According to several media reports, Smolla, the university's 11th president, is stepping aside for personal reasons. According to the University's website, Carl F. Kohrt, Ph.D., has been selected as the Interim President effective July 1, 2013. A native of Tuscola, Illinois, Dr. Kohrt is a successful business executive. He was graduated magna cum laude from Furman in 1965 with a B.S. degree in chemistry, and earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kohrt is the lead director of Scotts Miracle Gro Company and is a director of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The school is one of 19 in the state to make Newsweek's ranking of the nation's top 2,000 high schools.
Good going, Mavs! Mauldin High School has been ranked among the nation's top high schools in a new ranking by Newsweek and the online newsite The Daily Beast. The school was ranked 1,581st, and was one of just 19 South Carolina High Schools to make the grade. Upstate high schools Eastside (1,571), Riverside (1,284), T.L. Hanna (1,992), Daniel (1,483), Wade Hampton (1,415) and the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville (59) also made the list. The state's highest rated school, Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, was ranked 20th. Mauldin High and the other schools were cited for their graduation rates, college placement, SAT/ACT/AP scores, and AP/IB tests, among other criteria. For the original article, …