A Message from our Superintendent

Greenwood School District 50 is having a fantastic school year! Many thanks to our faculty and staff for providing excellent educational services and GOING FOR GOLD every day to make a positive impact in the lives of all of our students! Whether the responsibility is supervising, teaching, preparing lunches, maintaining the building, or managing the office, our common goal will always be to do what is best for our students!

The STEMS Magnet Program's long standing tradition of success at the Invention Convention competition in Greenville, SC has not changed. This was by far the BEST results Westview's STEMS students have ever had at the competition. The competition was fierce, but thanks to 12 students' hard work on essays, computer models, and presentations, Westview STEMS returned home with the most awards from the competition! We are extremely proud of these students and STEMS Science teachers Katie Davenport and Nicole Ouzts for excelling in innovation and creativity at this annual competition.

Our district is excited to be an active participant in the TransformSC/New Carolina Initiative. It is exciting to see the ways our TransformSC schools are redesigning classrooms to meet the needs of students through a variety of project based learning activities. Springfield, Westview, and Emerald recently completed the World War II Museum at Emerald High School's gymnasium. This Spring PBL Showcase incorporated elements of history, art, music, and technology. The Museum was officially open to the public on April 4th as students, parents, and the community were provided an opportunity to see all three TransformSC schools in action.


Our district’s March of Dimes campaign received recognition at the annual March of Dimes Walk on Saturday, April 29th. Our district was recognized as the Top Fundraising Team in Greenwood County for a second consecutive year! Our schools always set the bar very high and this year was no different. District 50 raised over $23,000 this year during a campaign that was highlighted by family movie nights, baby bottles, and a duck-taped principal! Our district annually supports March of Dimes because of the impact our dollars have on our community’s families and babies.


The 4th annual Choral Clinic was another tremendous success thanks to the hard work of District 50’s music educators. Over 200 elementary, middle, and high school students participated in the two day clinic which culminated with an outstanding evening concert at Greenwood High School’s auditorium.

As we move towards the end of another successful school year, our mission and vision as a district will remain crucial to our overall success. It is critical that we remain focused on academic achievement and providing the best education possible for all of our students. Working together, we can overcome any challenge and GO FOR GOLD each day by making a difference in the lives of all our students and our community……AND THEN SOME!


Dr. Darrell Johnson

Greenwood School District 50

Last Modified on May 2, 2017