This Week

December 13, 2019

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Holiday Events Continue to Feature Performing Arts Students

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Upcoming Schedule of Programs

December 13 - South Florence Dance & Drama Winter Performance, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

December 17 - Savannah Grove Winter Concert, 8:30 a.m., Cafeteria

December 17 - Wallace-Gregg Winter Program, 6:00 p.m., FMU Chapman Auditorium

December 17 - McLaurin Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

December 17 - South Florence Chorus Winter Concert, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium* (See ad below)

December 19 - Carver Holiday Sing-A-Long, 8:30 a.m., Multi-purpose Room

December 19 - Delmae Heights Elementary Chorus Christmas Musical, 6:00 p.m., Cafeteria

December 19 - Southside Piano & Guitar Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m., Media Center

December 19 - South Florence Choraliers Winter Show Choir Performance, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

December 19 - Sneed Fine Arts Department Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m., Gymnasium

December 19 - West Florence Fine Arts Department Holiday Extravaganza, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

December 19 - Wilson Orchestra Holiday Concert, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

December 20 - Delmae Heights Elementary Chorus Christmas Musical

8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m., Cafeteria

December 20 - North Vista Elfs and Sleigh Riders Program, 9:00 a.m. Gymnasium

Change in Administrative Office Locations

319 South Irby Street

Office of the Superintendent, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Procurement, Public Relations & Communications, Records, Secondary Education, School Safety & Security, Director of Programs for Exceptional Children, STEM, Student Data Management, Testing & Assessment

319 South Dargan Street

After School Program, Culinary Services, Data Processing, Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Medicaid, Professional Development, Programs for Exceptional Children, Technology, Student Support Services, Response to Intervention

301 South Dargan Street

Florence County Adult Education Services

National Board Certified Teacher Renewals Announced

December 9-13 is National Board Certified Teacher Week and in recogntion, Florence 1 Schools congratulates National Board Certified Teachers who have renewed their certification this year:

Barbara Sims, Sneed Middle; Rosetta McElveen, CDC @ Woods Road; Jennifer Bullock, Royall Elementary; Shannon Kelly, Royall Elementary; Donna Newton, Royall Elementary; Kimberly Jordan, Briggs Elementary; Angela Pettigrew, Royall Elementary; Lenora Peters, Lucy T. Davis Elementary.

Rouse Selected to Cohort of Teaching Coaches Project Aimed at Helping to Eliminate Bigotry in SC

Katrina Rouse, Florence 1 Schools Social Studies Coordinator, was selected to be in the first cohort of University of South Carollina Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Coaches with program directors, Drs. Karen Gavigan (School of Library and Information Sciences) and Daniella Ann Cook (College of Education).

Funded through a Library of Congress (LOC) TPS grant, the goal of the University of South Carolina project is to help eliminate bigotry in South Carolina by teaching K-12 students about the contributions of African Americans throughout history. As a selected participant, Rouse attended a two-day institute at the U of SC and completed a TPS Institute course at Waynesburg University.

Additionally, Crystal Indrihovic, Williams Middle School Media Specialist, attended a summer information session with Rouse to learn more about the program. Together, they researched and created a civil rights unit of study aligned to the new 8th grade Social Studies standards entitled The Port Royal Experiment. Rouse's projects will be spotlighted on the project webpage:

Access to the 2019 All City Choral Concert

If you missed the live All-City Choral Concert, you will find it airing on the Local Access Channel at 4:00 p.m. daily for the next two weeks, or simply click on the link:
Senior All City Chorus - November 25, 2019

Wilson Tennis Courts are Named for Coaches

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This week's ceremony at Wilson High School paid tribute to its tennis coaches Fred Davis and the late Ronald James- where the complex was named in their honor. Wilson High Tennis players are pictured with widower Janet James (center) and Coach Fred Davis.

Amid the chilly morning during the dedication ceremony, students paid warm tributes to both coaches prior to the unveiling of the purple and gold signage at the Wilson High School Tennis complex above.

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Sneed Middle Named National Beta School of Merit

Sneed Middle School has been named a National Beta School of Mertit. This honor indicates the school's dedication to academic excellence and commitment to celebrating students' achievements.

Sneed Middle will have 150 new inductees in the National Junior Beta Club this year.

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