• Lander Bearcats A new year & new courses

    Thank you for visiting my page.  My name is Mr. Lollis and I am entering my third year at Brewer Middle School.  

    A little about me

    I graduated from Lander University with a degree in Business Administration with minors in Economics and Finance.  I also have my Masters from Erskine.  I'm married, have two kids and have lived in Greenwood since graduating from Lander.  

    The courses

    My courses have changed a little this year.  I will be teaching the following classes during the 2019-20 school year.

    • Fundamentals of Computing A.  The state of South Carolina became the first to require coding (programming) as a requirement for graduation.  Those students in 7th grade this year will be the first class with that requirement.  This year, we begin by teaching the first half of that requirement to 7th graders.  Next year, we will add the second part of the course for 8th graders.  This class uses code.org and anyone can sign up and give it a try. 
    • Integrated Business Applications (IBA).  This will be the last year for IBA in the 8th grade as we switch to coding next year.  The ultimate goal of IBA is to provide students with some of the basic skills that will be necessary to succeed in the workplace.  The class includes work skills and working with business software applications in Microsoft and Google.
    • Computer Elective.  In the second half of the year, I will teach a 9-week elective course that looks at robotics, coding and creating digital art.

    You may contact me in one of two ways: (1) my email is lolliss@gwd50.org and (2) you may call me at the school, 941-5400, and leave a message.