As we move closer to our long awaited Spring Break, this is an exciting time for Greenwood School District 50! Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our world class faculty and staff, District 50 is at an all-time high in technology, educational initiatives, and achievement!
During February 25th - March 1st, our district joined thousands of schools and youth organizations across the country for the National Say Something Week. National Say Something Week is an initiative that is sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. During the week, our students participated in a variety of school-wide activities that focused on how to report possible threats of violence. Our efforts for Say Something Week will benefit young people, educators, parents, and our entire community by building a cutlure of looking out for one another.
Recently, 24 students from Brewer Middle School’s ACTS Program traveled to Lexington for the S.C. Speech & Theatre Association’s Middle School Festival. Under the direction of ACTS Drama Instructor Ansley Keenan, students in grades 6th - 8th returned home as huge winners in a variety of events. We are very proud of these students’ outstanding accomplishments at this event and throughout the school year!
It is quite an honor to have a State Champion wrestler at Emerald High School! On Saturday, February 23rd, EHS Junior Wrestler Noah Moore was crowned State Champion at the 3A Individual State Championships in Anderson. We are extremely proud of Noah for this tremendous accomplishment! Becoming a state wrestling champion takes hard work, dedication, great coaching, and huge support from family and friends. Congratulations to EHS Head Wrestling Coach Andy Wright on leading another EHS Wrestler to a State Title!
The long standing tradition of success for Greenwood High School at the All-State Choral Festival held at Winthrop University has not changed. Recently, GHS All-State Chorus memebers sang at Winthrop during the Festival with world-renowned conductors. These outstanding students are truly ready for the big stage thanks to the hard work and dedication of GHS Choral Director Gina Jolly!
March is nationally recognized as Youth Art Month. Our art educators in the district teamed up with the Greenwood Arts Center and Museum to host another successful Youth Block pARTy reception on March 8th. The event featured District 50's talented youth artists showcasing their artwork in both locations. Selected works from elementary schools were on display at the Museum, while middle and high school works were showcased at the Arts Center. District 50 art educators were instrumental in helping to make this event a huge success for students, parents, and the community!
All of our outstanding achievements are a testament to the hard work of our administrators, teachers, parents, and students. As we continue to move forward in this 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, parents, and community.
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