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Commencement Ceremony for Adult Education Graduates Set for June 22

Congratulations Adult Education Class of 2023
The 2023 Graduating Class of Florence County Adult Education is proud to celebrate its accomplishments. The commencement exercise will be held on Thursday evening, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at South Florence High School which is located at 3200 South Irby Street. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend in person or online. Facebook Live: FlorenceAdultEd.

Pictured above left to right are Jessica Singh, Dominick King, Dara Locklair, Tommy Wilson, Teresa Harkless, and Jarae Cummings.

Florence 1's Nunnally Receives State and National Recognition

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and SC State Master Financial Literacy Teachers

The South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher

Florence 1 teacher Patricia Nunnally, who serves at the James F. Reames Center, has completed requirements of the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program (SCFLMTP). It provides incentives for K-12 teachers who are experts in the area of financial literacy and have a desire to lead professional development workshops in their school, district, or at state educator conferences. The goal is to increase the number of South Carolina students receiving high quality personal finance instruction.

According to the SCFLMT website, South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers will provide outstanding training and resources for teachers throughout the state. By leading fellow teachers in demonstrating how to integrate real life concepts across the curriculum, these teachers will greatly assist South Carolina in educating and empowering our youth with financial literacy skills needed to make sound financial decisions.

Pictured above (front row, fourth from left) is Patricia Nunnally, a member of the SCFLMT Program Cohort.

National Association of Special Education Teachers

Patricia Nunnally has been recognized by the National Association of Special Education Teachers as an outstanding educator. View details of the prestigious award here: NASET OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR.

48 Eighth Graders Named SC Junior Scholars

Forty-eight eighth grade students in Florence 1 Schools have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars. The South Carolina Junior Scholar program is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education. It identifies students that demonstrated exceptionally high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability.

Junior Scholar designation is based on the students’ performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). These students took the PSAT as eighth graders and scored a 550 or above in Reading and Writing or a 530 or above in Mathematics.

The Florence 1 Schools Board of Trustees will recognize these students at the regular meeting on Thursday, June 8th. The 2023 F1S South Carolina Junior Scholars from each of the middle schools are listed here: South Carolina Junior Scholars.

Fond Farewells & Happy Returns: The F1S 2023 Retirees

Enjoy your freedom and unlimited weekends. Congratulations on your retirement.
Click here for a listing of Florence 1 Schools 2023 retirees: Retirees.
Free Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals

Free Summer Meal Services provided by Chartwells will begin on June 5th and will be open to the public. Find times and locations on the Florence 1 Schools website: Find Summer Meals.

Video of the Week

Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts

Try Something New for 30 Days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just haven't? Matt Cutts suggests, "Try it for thirty days." This short, lighthearted, three-minute Ted Talk by Matt Cutts offers a unique way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Garnet Trust Foundation Offers Camp for Students in First through Eighth Grade

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Wilson Youth Football Camp

The event is open to grades one through eight on June 17, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Tiger Stadium.
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Register Students Now for Next School Year

Online registration for next school is year now open for all Florence 1 students. Visit to register. The first day of school of the 2023-2024 school year is Monday, July 31st. Students must be registered by July 16th in order to have bus transportation for the first day of school.
Enjoy Your Summer Break!