As Greenwood School District 50 begins our journey into the 2019-2020 school year, we are extremely blessed to live in a community that puts education as a top priority. We continue to ask for your prayers for our students, teachers, and staff as we strive to provide the best education possible on a daily basis.
Our first month of the 2019-2020 school year has been outstanding! Students returned to our schools on August 19th excited to begin a new year with their classmates and teachers. Teaching and learning began as soon as students entered their classroom doors. Whether the responsibility was supervising, teaching, preparing lunches, maintaining the building, or managing the office, hit the ground running with a common goal of helping our students succeed this school year!
Our district was very excited to make a special announcement on at our August 26th Board meeting. At the beginning of the Board meeting, Mrs. Meredith Schwendemann and Mr. Johnnie Tolbert were announced as the District Teacher of the Year and District Support Employee of the Year. These two individuals are exceptional people who have routinely gone above and beyond the call of duty for our students and staff. District 50 is blessed to have them as two of the many special individuals in our school district.
Congratulations to Emerald High School’s Aerospace Engineering class on being recognized as one of the best programs in the country for the 2nd consecutive year! In the second year of the program, Emerald and Greenwood High School students scored as the highest performing class in the nation on the SREB Advanced Aerospace End-of-Course exam! Only 24 students in the nation passed the exam and 11 of those students were from our school district! This tremendous honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and Aerospace Engineer Instructor Josh Buchanan!
Our district is extremely excited about a new partnership with Piedmont Technical College that will create a middle college program at the technical school’s Greenwood campus. Starting in the Fall of 2020, the program will be tuition free for District 50 students who choose to follow a specific degree pathway established by Piedmont Tech. District 50 students in the program will be enrolled in high school and college and earn an Associate degree while also working towards their high school diploma. This will serve as a game-changer for students in our district and allow them to have an early start towards their future success!
This school year, it is critical that we remain focused on academic achievement and making a difference in the lives of all our students.
This school year, it is critical that we remain focused on academic achievement and provide a quality education for all of our students. While our teachers and staff play a critical role in the success of our district, we are counting on you more than ever! We believe your continued support will help us overcome our challenges as we continue to improve and advance our services to make a difference in the lives of our students. Please feel free to contact me, the assistant superintendents, principals, and other school leaders whenever you have questions or concerns.
Dr. Steve Glenn
Greenwood School District 50