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 Regional Future City competition in Aiken, 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 16 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 teacher Rob McMahon 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. Culinary Arts students at the G. Frank Russell Technology Center recently completed an outstanding project based learning activity that utilized music, technology, and food. Culinary Arts students transformed the Center's kitchen into their very own restaurant! The Rook N' Cook will officially open be open to the public on March 16th as students, parents, and the community get a chance to see this student-led PBL in action. Please click here to find out more about the students' restaurant and make your reservation before it's too late!
Our district’s United Way campaign received recognition at the annual United Way Luncheon on March 8th. Our campaign kicked off in the Fall and raised over $68,000 towards United Way! Westview Middle School set the bar very high by raising $8,300 which doubled their school goal! Our district annually supports United Way because of the impact our dollars have on our community’s education, healthcare, and families.
Twenty-three Greenwood High School choral students were recently recognized as All-State Chorus recipients! The All-State Chorus program was organized to provide an opportunity for superior choral students to sing together and represent our state in state-wide events. Our GHS students will have the opportunity to sing at Winthrop University in March with world-renowned conductors. GHS will be well represented thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students and GHS Choral Director Gina Jolly.
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!
Greenwood School District 50