Greenwood School District 50 has completed another successful year! Many thanks to our faculty and staff for providing excellent educational services and LEAVING HEARTPRINTS every day in the lives of all of our students!
On Friday, June 1st 619 graduates from Emerald and Greenwood High School turned their tassels at Lander University’s Finis Horne Arena. The Class of 2018 amassed a combined total of over $9.1 million in scholarships! These students’ accomplishments are a true testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Our entire district plays a vital role in producing college and career ready graduates for a 21st century workforce!
Three All-State band members were recognized at the May Board meeting held at Emerald High School. Each year the South Carolina Band Directors Association sponsors an All-State Band Clinic. In March, Marquel Littlejohn, Eric Gardner, and Thomas McCoy-Bruce were among 5,000 students from around the state that auditioned and became a part of this distinguished group. We are so proud of these students efforts and thankful to their band instructors for helping them acheive this tremendous achievement!
Our district has always been a proud supporter of March of Dimes. Since 2010, our district has raised over $160,000 towards the March of Dimes. This year’s March of Dimes campaign was another huge success thanks to the hard work, dedication, and creativity of our students and staff! In 2018, the district raised a grand total of over $22,000! Several of our schools and campaign leaders were recognized at the May Board meeting for leading another successful campaign.
Our district is thankful to have dedicated community male volunteeers serving as mentors in the Mentoring for Success Program. On May 24th, seven seniors from Emerald and Greenwood High School’s mentoring programs received $1,000 scholarships to attend a four year university or technical school in the fall. Over the last five years, the Mentoring for Success Program has provided a combined total of $35,000 in scholarship monies!
A strong partnership with the Boeing Center and MUSC led to our district receiving $17,000 to support wellness programs in our schools! Springfield Elementary was named the grand prize winner for the MUSC Wellness program at a Wellness Acheivement Celebration on May 22nd. 15 schools in the district received a $1,000 achievement award for successfully completing a wellness checklist and Springfield received an additional $2,000 for being the overall winner.
All of our outstanding achievements are a testament to the hard work of our administrators, teachers, parents, and students. As we begin another school year, our district will never waver in our mission to provide high quality educational services to every student. With your ongoing support we will overcome every challenge and make a difference in the lives of our students.
Together we can continue to make Greenwood School District 50 a place of which we can all be proud….AND THEN SOME!
Dr. Darrell Johnson
Greenwood School District 50