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.
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
Friday, April 12, 2013
Alyson Nelson joins nine other county teachers vying for the honor.
Alyson Nelson, an Anatomy, Physiology & Biology teacher at Mauldin High has been picked as a finalist for Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year, the district announced. Nelson, who has six years' experience, joins nine others vying for the honor. Nlson holds a bachelor's in science teaching from Clemson, and a masters in educational technology from Boise State University. The process of selecting the ten finalists began last fall when schools and centers selected their individual Teacher of the Year. These teachers submitted applications which addressed their educational history and professional development, a professional biography, community involvement, philosophy of teaching, education issues and trends, the teaching profession…
Friday, March 15, 2013
At least the third time this year that bats have invaded the school.
Bats have again been found at Fountain Inn Elementary, Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles said Friday. Lyles said bats were observed entering and exiting the exterior walls of the gym Thursday morning and again at night. "The access was determined to be where the bats ate through foam sealant between a roof drain and gym’s exterior wall," Lyles said. "No bats have been seen in the building." Lyles noted that parents had been notified via the automated calling system of the latest invasion, which is at least the third so far this year. "District personnel were contacted and have been at the school to address this issue," Lyles said. "A pest control company is also advising and providing assistance. A trap is being installed over …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Parents seeking answers from school after their 10-year-old child suffers alleged head, brain injury, according to news report.
After a Wednesday night hospital visit, a Monarch Elementary student is recuperating after his mother said a bully attacked him and caused a brain injury. The incident is being investigated by the Greenville County Sheriffs Office after the parents of 10-year-old Austin Glenn filed a report, reported FOX Carolina. The boy allegedly suffered a head bruise and brain injury, the report said, and the parents want to know how it happened. The boy's mother, Kendra Glenn, said her husband picked up her son after being called by a teacher and took him to an emergency room, but complained the teacher didn't call 911 immediately, even though the teacher said the boy was suffering an apparent seizure. In a statement, Greenville County Schools …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Teacher, staff jobs saved. District planned last year for the drastic across-the-board federal budget cuts that went into effect Friday. Other school districts not so lucky.
The big, bad budget-slashing bogeyman that is "sequestration" went into effect Friday, but while other government agencies and entities could experience real pain from the deep and automatic budget cuts, the Greenville County Schools district said it doesn't foresee any impact. "Our employees are not impacted, because we anticipated the possible cut and planned for it," district spokesman Oby Lyles told Patch. "Based on new information from federal relations personnel at the American Association of School Administrators, the reduction in federal funds due to sequestration is projected to be 5.3 percent, which for us is about $2.1 million," Lyles said. "We can cover this reduction by utilizing carryover federal funds and some small …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Charges allege Simpsonville man sexually assaulted two female students in previous job as band director at Northwest Middle School in Travelers Rest.
Story updated with more details from the GCSO and county school district officials. Robert Vernon Powell, band director at Ralph Chandler Middle School in Simpsonville, has been arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct against two 15-year-old females at another middle school where he was previously employed, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office and district officials said Thursday. The charges against Powell stem from his time as band director at Northwest Middle School in Travelers Rest, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said. Powell, who came to Ralph Chandler Middle in August 2012, was placed on leave Feb. 11 and resigned his position there on Wednesday morning, Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles…
4K student at Blythe Elementary died Tuesday night after suffering sudden flu-like symptoms. After decontamination procedures, threat to fellow students now deemed low-risk.
Update: The unexplained and sudden death of a 4K student at Blythe Elementary Academy should not pose a serious risk to other students at the school, but deputy county coroner Barry Wright still urged those who might have had contact with the child to take precautions and beware of similar symptoms, Fox Carolina reported. Five-year-old Jeremiah Simmons died Tuesday evening after showing signs of some kind of infection earlier in the day at the school, located off Augusta Street in Greenville. In response, the school was disinfected and Blythe parents were warned by district officials to keep an eye on their children for similar symptoms. Deputy coroner Barry Wright said the child was sent home Tuesday with a high fever, the station …
Monday, February 25, 2013
4K Pre-Registration at Monarch and Fountain Inn elementary schools ends Friday.
If you're interested in enrolling your child in a 4K program at a Greenville County school, time is running out. 4K pre-registration ends Friday in Greenville County, and to be considered, children must turn 4 years old on or before Sept 1. Parents can pre-register their child at any district elementary school or child development center offering a 4K program. In the Simpsonville/Mauldin/Fountain Inn area, schools offering 4K programs this year are: Children selected for 4K programs must demonstrate academic/developmental needs and/or risk factors such as low family income and low parent education level. Screened children will be ranked district-wide and those most at-risk for school success will receive initial assignments. Notification…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Greenville and Pickens county schools will cease all after-school programs today by 5 p.m.
High winds and the threat of severe weather is being felt at area schools. All Greenville County schools, as well as schools in Pickens County, have announced that due to expected high winds, all after-school activities and programs will end today by 5 p.m.