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home : news : school May 26, 2017 

Ninety Six High School supports Greenwood Soup Kitchen

The library club encourages current members of the club to choose a local organization to support in the community.

Pictured from left to right: Jacqueline Arnold Rapp- Library Club Advisor, Norm Fawcett- Greenwood Soup Kitchen Representative and Marissa Floyd- Library Club President

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members

Eight new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lander ready for full day of eclipse activities

Greenwood is one of many U.S. cities in the path of a rare coast-to-coast solar eclipse coming on August 21 – and Lander University will be a prime place to witness it.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Five New Assistant Principals Named in District 50

The Early Childhood Center, Lakeview, Springfield, Emerald, and Greenwood High School will all have new faces on their administrative teams for the 2017-2018 school year.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NS students support the Miracle League

Ninety Six High School students take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer Saturday, May 20 with the Greenwood Miracle League buddy day. Students signed up to help students with disabilities play baseball at The Burton Center. All Ninety Six Schools encourage students to support their communities and to help others who are in need.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rhodes receives Epsilon Gamma Gamma scholarship

Ninety Six High School senior Lauren Rhodes received a $1,000 scholarship from the Epsilon Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Pictured is Laurens Rhodes along with Willie Forest (left) – Basileus Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Rev. Leshown Goodwin – Team Captain for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity of Greenwood County.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

District 50 Recognizes Support Employees of the Year at Annual Luncheon

On Thursday, May 11th, Greenwood School District 50 held its annual Support Employee of the Year Luncheon at Genesis Education Center. Employees were treated to a Wizard of Oz theme for the luncheon and greeted by none other than Dorothy (Patty Nickles).  


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Greenwood School to help Boeing Center for Children Wellness Program at MUSC

Greenwood School district 50 has been selected to participate in the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness Program for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 school year(s).  The MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness program is a school and community based childhood obesity prevention initiative focused on improving the health of all students, staff and their families. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

District 50 celebrates Teachers of the Year
On Friday, May 19th, Greenwood School District 50 celebrated its 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year with a special recognition luncheon at Genesis Education Center. 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Deadline to Participate in Lander Summer Science and Math Program Draws Near

Registration to take part in Lander University’s summer Science and Math program for students in grades five through 12 is available through May 31.

The application form can be found online at A letter of recommendation from the student’s science or math teacher or guidance counselor is also required. The fee, $125 per session, covers all supplies and snacks and lunch in the Lander Dining Hall.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success.

Virginia Cannon, right, was recognized by PTC area commission secretary Cherry Brown during the afternoon ceremony. Cannon is an Associate in Arts graduate. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success.

Three students were recognized by PTC area commission members during the evening ceremony. Pictured are, from left, Claudine Feussi, computer technology; Dontavious Cooper, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; Sarah Driscoll, administrative office technology; and Dr. George Cone, PTC area commission member.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Local students receive first annual Mardis Gras Scholarship Ball

Five local students receive the first Mardis Gras Scholarship Ball during a special presentation held at New Generation Outreach Church.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lander Presents 2017 Staff Excellence Awards

Five Lander University employees were honored for their work during the annual Staff Excellence Awards breakfast on Tuesday, May 9.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Night Classes among New Initiatives for PTC Automotive Program

Responding to the needs of working adults as well as market trends, the Automotive Technology program at Piedmont Technical College is planning several changes for fall.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New bench honors early Lander Trustee

Although current students might not recognize the name except from Lander University archives, George Washington Sullivan was one of the school’s earliest influences. Now, with the support of his family, Sullivan and his guiding efforts are being remembered through the donation of a campus bench and plaque in his honor.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

District 50 Receives Special Recognition at SC/NSPRA Annual Business Meeting & Rewards for Excellence Program
Greenwood School District 50 receives special award for "Going For Gold" videos and their own Johnathan Graves nominated as President of the SC/NSPRA.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lander Confers More Than 270 Degrees During Spring Graduation

Lander University conferred more than 270 degrees during its 155th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in Finis Horne Arena.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Piedmont Tech Offers Summer Opportunity for Visiting Students

Summer breaks are important for college students. They’re a time to unwind, have a little fun and focus on more than just school.

Still, many college students like to enjoy their summer while also working on a few credits to help jumpstart their next academic year? Through online courses and eight convenient locations, Piedmont Technical College can help students get the credits they need while saving on tuition.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Piedmont Tech Recognizes Employees for 390 Years of Service
Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 390 years were presented at a recent luncheon. 

Recipients and their individual service totals are, front from left, Charles Dixon (20); and Kevin Moore (20). Second, Lynn Mack (40); Sherry Holmes (20); Melanie Cochran (10); Beth Moore (10); Tamatha Sells (20); Dr. Dale Smoak (30); Dr. Sung Kim (20); John Edwards (10); Claudia Edwards (10); and Travis Bouknight (10). Back, Ben Higgins (10); Phil Wheeler (10); Sheryl Maffett (10); Lisa Toland (20); Gail Carruth (10); Michelle Liggett (10); Beverly Burton (30); Michael Rhinehart (10); and Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC. Not pictured are Dianne Gortney (30); Doug Massey (10); Eric Fisher (10); and Marc Renwick (10).

The group represents every sector of the institution, including faculty and staff.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lander retirees return for annual brunch

More than 40 people returned to Lander University in mid-April for the annual Retirees Brunch in honor of their years of service to the school – and whether they came from near or far, everyone enjoyed good food, reconnecting with old friends and sharing memories, and hearing the latest on school developments.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

New PTC Class Addresses Growing Demand for Registered Behavior Technicians

Responding to community needs, Piedmont Technical College has introduced a new class for registered behavior technicians (RBT).

The RBT course began in March and runs for approximately 12 weeks. Two dozen students signed up, a strong turnout for a first-time continuing education class, according to Piedmont Tech’s Kassie Hall.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 43rd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Johnson receives 2017 Outstanding Superintendent Award

On Wednesday, May 3rd, G. Frank Russell Technology Center Director Bonnie Corbitt recognized District 50 Superintendent Darrell Johnson with the 2017 Outstanding Superintendent Award. 


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Two New Elementary Principals Named in District 50

The Early Childhood Center and Woodfields Elementary School will have new faces as principals next year.

Ginny Metts has been named as the Early Childhood Center’s new Director. Metts is currently in her 6th year as Principal at Woodfields Elementary School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from in Elementary Education and her Masters of Education degree in School Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lander Graduate Moore Receives Top Academic Award

Melissa Williams Moore, of Greenwood, has received Lander University’s Thayer Award in recognition of her achievement of graduating in December with the highest scholastic average of any student in her class.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Carolina-DeMARINI finishes strong in Super NIT

Team Carolina-DeMARINI finished 2nd in the Majors division out of 17 teams in the South Carolina Spring Super NIT played in West Columbia 4/29-4/30. Playing 4 games on Sunday, going 3-1.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lander employees honored during Alumni Week

It’s a new tradition that could soon catch on – as 33 of Lander University’s staff showed up April 18 at the school’s alumni employee breakfast.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Greenwood School District 50 Provides Notice of Data Security Event

Greenwood School District 50 (“the District”) began providing notice today to impacted individuals about a recent incident that may affect the security of personal information relating to certain current and former employees of the District, certain employee family members, students, and other individuals.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 4

Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 4. 


Friday, April 28, 2017

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