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home : news : school September 19, 2017 

Greenwood School District announces make-up days

Due to the inclement weather related closings on September 11th and September 12th, changes were made to the Greenwood School District 50 calendar. The district will utilize the first two of the three designated days in the 2017-2018 calendar as school make-up days. February 16, 2018 and February 19, 2018 will become full school days for all students and staff. District 50 schools and offices will operate on a regular schedule on both of these days.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lander alum turns history degree into curatorship

In his senior year at Lander University, Brad Utter needed some real-life direction for a growing, looming problem: he was set to graduate in the spring of 1998 with a degree in History, but since he didn’t want to teach in a school, he wondered what else to do with his degree.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Lander announces $500 book scholarship prize through BLUE Army app

GREENWOOD – Lander Athletics has announced a partnership with University Enrollment Management to offer two $500 book scholarships through the BLUE Army fan loyalty rewards app. 

The five full-time students who accumulate the most points through the app will be entered into a random drawing that will take place on December 4 during the women's basketball game against Converse. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lander students organize hurricane relief efforts

Lander University’s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is organizing a relief effort to aid people in Texas who were victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Ninety Six High School students "drop, everything and read"

Students at Ninety Six High School took 15 minutes out of their busy schedules to read from 10:00 -10:15 AM on Friday, September 8.  The 15 minutes was uninterrupted reading time for all students, faculty, and staff at Ninety Six High School. Literacy is a district-wide initiative in all schools in Greenwood School District #52. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lander Begins 2017-18 Academic Year with Record Freshman Enrollment, Higher Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has once again named Lander University among its top colleges and universities in the publication’s annual ranking of schools.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ninety Six Primary Students enjoy reading

Students at Ninety Six Primary earned a special reading medal for reading 20 hours over the past summer.  Congratulations to all of them for their dedicated effort.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lander University Fine Arts events for Fall 2017
Lander University Fine Arts announces their 2017 Fall Events presented by the Department of Music in the College of Arts and Humanities.  All events are open to the public and free to attend. 

Click on the title to see the full calendar list of events.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Piedmont Tech, Lander Build New Bridge to Help Students Succeed

Te’yanna Mathis had an idea – go to Piedmont Technical College for two years, then transfer to a four-year school. She just didn’t know which university.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Gardiner to perform saxophone on September 19 at Lander University

The smooth tones of saxophone accompanied by strings and percussion are expected to enchant audiences on Tuesday, September 19 when Lander University kicks off its Fine Arts Series featuring Dr. Robert Gardiner on sax. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Science and Mathematics Governor's School Welcomes Three Greenwood County Students
Hartsville, SC – Three students from Greenwood County have been accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville. They join students from across South Carolina to form the Class of 2019. 

GSSM students moved onto campus in mid-August and classes started August 14. This year, the School celebrates 276 students representing 128 high schools and 35 counties. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Upstate High School Students Compete in Lander Bass Fishing Tournament

High school students from throughout Upstate South Carolina competed in the first annual Bearcat Angler High School Tournament on August 26 at Strom Thurmond Lake in McCormick County.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Grad Discovers Rewarding Career in Heart-Health

When Nicholas Blackwell decided to attend Piedmont Technical College to receive training that would prepare him for a career, he was not completely sure what direction to take.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Breezy Quarters adds an extra beat for Abbeville High School Band

Paige Bowser, an alumni of the Abbeville High School Band and owner of Breezy Quarters, has designed a fundraising program now going on to help raise monies to offset extra expense of the upcoming school year.

Working together with Band Director Rena Rhodes and band students themselves, Paige has formulated six uniquely will offer six uniquely fragranced 100-hour candles and in fragrances selected by the students themselves. These limited edition candles will only be available by purchase through the AHS.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

South Carolina Connections Academy Opens Virtual Doors for 2017-18 School Year

Columbia, S.C. – As flexible learning and digital literacy continue to gain momentum, many parents are looking beyond traditional brick-and-mortar schools for their child’s education. Among the unique education options is South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school that serves K-12 students statewide. Today, students are heading back to school for the 2017-18 academic year.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Business Graduate Finds Joy in Completing Degree at Piedmont Tech

Sometimes now is not the time to find yourself. It may be what you are meant to achieve in the future. Nakisha Anderson knows this.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Velux provides solar eclipse glasses to D50

During the August Board of Trustees Meeting, Greenwood School District 50 recognized the local Velux for providing solar eclipse glasses for students and staff. On August 21st, District 50 offered solar eclipse glasses to students and staff thanks to a grant with Velux.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Area College Students Head Back to Class

Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Radiologic technology student Ashley Calwise of Cross Hill, center, and mechatronics technology student Marcus Bates of Ware Shoals receive help with their parking stickers and college IDs from information resource lab coordinator Bonnie Graham, left. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins Sept. 26.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Eaton support boost D50 projects

During the spring of 2017, Greenwood School District 50 was once again given the opportunity to apply for the Eaton Charitable Contribution Grant. Eaton and District 50 began a collaborative partnership in 2009. Since that time, District 50 has received approximately $140,000 in grants to support STEM initiatives.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Eclipse day at Lander - 'A Jaw-Dropping Experience

 It was a first for Lander University – and likely one that no other Lander class will ever experience again.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates during Commencement

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement.

Three Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success. Pictured are, from left, Y.J. Ahn, PTC area commissioner; Samuel Hernandez Moreno, mechatronics technology and industrial electronics technology; Katie McCarty, general business-office management; and Emily Hawthorne, business.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Greenwood's Delta Sigma Theta Sorority issues scholarships & awards

During the recent 2016-2017 Chapter Scholarships and Awards Program, the Greenwood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awarded scholarships to three area students and awards to two chapter members. The chapter awarded three $1000.00 Scholarships to area high school graduates for 2017 in our service area of Greenwood, McCormick and Abbeville Counties of South Carolina.  Guest speaker for the occasion was Rev. Krystal Bryant who is Pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church in Hodges South Carolina.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

District 50 Ready for Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st

Greenwood School District 50 will begin the 2017-2018 school year by witnessing a phenomenal event. On August 21, 2017, Greenwood and parts of the surrounding counties will experience a total solar eclipse. This will serve as the first total solar eclipse for our area since the early 1900’s and will not happen again until 2078.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Taunita Stephenson named Associate AD/Student-Athlete Success

Lander University is pleased to announce the hiring of Taunita Stephenson for the position of Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success. Stephenson comes to Lander after stints with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), Delaware State University and Grinnell College. 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

D50 names Support Employee & Teacher of the Year
District 50's Opening of School Celebration is a time where all employees in the district come together at Emerald High School's gymnasium to celebrate the start of a new school year. 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Freshman Move-In Day welcomes hundreds to Lander University

A steady stream of incoming college students moved through the doorways of Lander University's residence halls on Monday morning (Aug. 14).  More than 200 volunteers, equipped with hand trucks and muscle power, helped students, and their families unload vehicles __ hauling mini-refrigerators, lamps, mirrors, clothing and other essentials to the students' rooms.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2017 Spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2017 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Piedmont Tech Presents An Evening of Americana Music

Piedmont Technical College is hosting a memorable night of song.

An Evening of Americana Music featuring Fayssoux Starling McLean with Brandon Turner will be held Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in the PTC library.

McLean is best known to country fans for her gorgeous harmonies on some of Emmylou Harris’s iconic 70s recordings like "Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia". She recorded her debut solo album in 2008, followed by a second well-received album in 2013.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named two new members to its board for the coming year. They are Todd Croker and Stephanie Dean, both representing Greenwood.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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