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home : news : school August 2, 2014 

GCS Open House Aug 3

The GCS Administrative Team, led by Head of School, Dr. Chris Johns, will be conducting personalized campus tours.  “In addition to tours of the facility and light refreshments, we will also distribute packets of tuition fees and school information.  There will also be a drawing for free school supplies,” said Johns.

Friday, August 1, 2014

PTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing Hosts Statewide Training
Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens recently showcased its new mechatronics lab by hosting training for mechatronics instructors from across the state.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

96 Primary School Registration
96 Primary School will hold Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year on Tuesday, August 5 - Thursday, August 7 from 8:30-2:30.

Returning students need to bring an UPDATED proof of residence. In addition to a proof of residence, NEW students need to provide birth certificate, social security card and immunization record.

Student fees can be paid at this time and our cafeteria manager will be on site so you can put money into your child's lunch account.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 7

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 7. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for health science and nursing graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, business and information technology, industrial and engineering technology graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dual Enrollment Student Gets a Head Start on a Career

The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate.

As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But, Michels knew he wanted to enroll in some form of industrial or manufacturing curriculum.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lander to host Greenwood Performing Arts 2014-15 Season

Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) will hold its 2014-15 season at Lander University, the longtime venue for its evening performances and Outreach events for schoolchildren from the Lakelands region.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greenwood School District 50 Registration
Greenwood School District 50 is continuing to register students for the 2014-2015 school year.  New Child Development, New Kindergarten, and New First Grade Students should REGISTER as soon as possible.  The first day of school is August 19th and we would like for all of our students to be ready to learn the first day. 
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Piedmont Middle College Produces First Graduates

As the Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation from high school, 10 students from Ninety Six High School and McCormick High School were also earning an Associate in Arts degree from Piedmont Technical College. The students – five from Ninety Six and five from McCormick – were enrolled in the Piedmont Middle College.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nalysha Adams Graduated from USC Upstate in May 2014

SPARTANBURG, SC - Nalysha Adams of Greenwood graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate during spring commencement

The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized 581 May graduates during commencement exercises held May 6, 2014 on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A noisy physics demonstration for school children at Lander

The area behind Lander University’s Science Center took on the appearance of Cape Canaveral for a short time on the morning of July 10 when a trash can rocketed high above the campus as part of a controlled demonstration showing what can happen when pressure builds in a confined space.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Respiratory Care Program Undergoes a Redesign

Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College respiratory care program will notice changes for the fall semester. The curriculum has been revised to better accommodate the advances in the health care system and to streamline the path of students in the program.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Katrina Gonzalez of Greenwood named to the Spring Term Dean's List at Choate Rosemary Hall

Wallingford, CT - Katrina Gonzalez, daughter of Dr. Todd M. Gonzalez and Dr. Evangeline G. Gonzalez of Greenwood, was named to the Spring Term 2014 Dean's List at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 865 boarding and day students from 40 states and D.C., and 40 countries.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

P.E.O awards local student

Carole Russell, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) President, presents Letitia Carpenter a local scholarship award of $600.  Letitia is a 2014 graduate of Emerald High School and will attend the College of Charleston in the fall, majoring in Psychology. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy gains full accreditation

Clinton, S.C. - The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board of Directors has granted full accreditation status to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Presbyterian College. ACPE is the national agency for accrediting pharmacy education programs.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Presbyterian College President Named to Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Clinton, SC - Dr. Claude Lilly, President of Presbyterian College, has been elected to the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by the 221st General Assembly.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP)
The Greenwood School District 50 will offer full-day 4-year-old kindergarten this year under the South Carolina Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP). The South Carolina legislature created the Child Development Education Pilot program in 2006 to provide full day 4K for high poverty districts in South Carolina.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Tears of Joy: McCormick Adult Education Graduates Six
On Tuesday evening back on June 3, six students from McCormick realized their dreams.  High school credentials were awarded to students who completed GED or high school diploma requirements with McCormick County Adult Education.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 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.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lander alumni group plans a festive Hawaiian luau

Lander University’s Cambridge Hall will take on the look and feel of a tropical paradise when the Lander Alumni Association and the Greenwood Tower Club host a Hawaiian luau on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will raise money for the club’s project fund and Lander’s Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ryan Floyd wins a second young faculty award at Lander

Dr. Ryan Floyd, an assistant professor of history at Lander University, has added a second prestigious faculty award to his academic credentials. Floyd received the 2014 Young Faculty Scholar Award, which follows by two years his selection for the university’s Young Faculty Teaching Award.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PC School of Pharmacy Professor Receives Bowl of Hygeia Award
Clinton, S.C. –Presbyterian College announced today that Dr. Gene Reeder of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) has received the Bowl of Hygeia Award by the 138th annual South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA). 

Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes one pharmacist each year from participating states for his or her record of outstanding civic leadership and his or her work to encourage fellow pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. Dr. Reeder is the 2014 South Carolina recipient.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lander students earn academic honors

Lander University announces its President’s List, Dean’s List and Freshman Honors for spring semester 2014. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President’s List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean’s List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cambridge Academy Kindergarten Graduation

May 21st was an important day for a very special group of Cambridge Academy students.  Twenty kindergarten students excitedly took to the stage during graduation ceremonies held in their honor.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Greenwood Christian School Hosting Open House June 29

GREENWOOD, SC – Greenwood Christian School is hosting an Open House on Sunday, June 29, from 1 to 3 pm for prospective students and families seeking 2014-15 enrollment information for grades K3 through 12th grade.

Monday, June 23, 2014

STAR III Conference Called a Success

The Small Telescopes and Astronomical Research (STAR) Conference that Lander University recently hosted “went really well,” according to Lander Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lisa Brodhacker, who helped to organize the event.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lander board acts on tuition, fees for the coming academic year

Lander University’s Board of Trustees has approved a 3.15 percent increase in tuition for the 2014-15 academic year beginning in September. The new tuition for in-state students will be $10,418, an increase of $318. For out-of-state students, tuition goes up $602 to $19,738.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Crowell joins Palmetto Christian Academy's Pre-K program

PCAG is pleased to announce that Mrs. Paige Crowell has joined Mrs. Paige Hodges to teach in the Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood’s K-3 and K-4 programs. These ladies have years of experience in teaching K-3 and K-4 and PCAG is looking forward to a great year!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Plus 50 Workshops offered at Piedmont Technical College campuses

Piedmont Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Friday, June 13, 2014

Powell named New Director of Early Childhood Education Center

At Monday night’s Board of Trustees meeting, Mrs. Jean Powell was named as the new Director of the Early Childhood Center. Powell is currently in her second year as an Instructional Specialist at Rice Elementary School.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Witherspoon named Lander Distinguished Professor of the Year

GREENWOOD - The study of history yields an understanding of people, places and events of the past, but Lander University Associate Professor of History Dr. Kevin Witherspoon believes there’s another payoff, too.


Friday, June 13, 2014

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