The Weekly Griffin

Week of October 14, 2018 - #BuildingABetterGriffin

What's Ahead...

  • October 15-19 - Box Tops for Education - Fall Collection Contest
  • October 16 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal; 2:45-5:30pm
  • October 17 - Families for Lunch
  • October 18 - Talent Show; 6:30pm
  • October 22 - No School for Students
  • October 23 - End of 1st Quarter
  • October 26 - Middle School Dance; 3:45pm
  • October 27 - Butterfly Garden Work Day; 9:00-12:00pm

Testing Event for Potential CTC Students

Registration due this Wednesday.


There are many inquiries about how students are chosen to attend the Charles Townes Center for highly gifted student, located within Sterling School. The criteria can be found on our website: (CLICK HERE!)


Many private schools in our area do not administer nationally-normed aptitude tests along with an achievement test. For that reason, on Monday, October 22, 2018, there will be an opportunity for students who reside in Greenville County and attend home or private schools to take an aptitude test. If your child has already taken an aptitude test or if his/her school administers this testing in fall or spring, it is not necessary for your child to participate.


Please print the Registration Form and send it to Jane Snyder via scan/email or fax: jsnyder@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864-355-9042 by noon on Wednesday, October 17th. Please return a form for each child that you wish to have tested. Students and parents will check in at the school office and assemble in the Media Center at Sterling School by 9:00 am on 10/22/18. Students will be tested in grade level groups. Please have each child bring 2 pencils for testing. Allow two and one-half hours for your child’s testing which includes breaks for them. If you feel that your child needs to have a snack for one of the breaks, please send it in an individual package. During the testing, parents may participate in a tour given by CTC personnel. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions, too! If your child has already taken testing that could help them to qualify for CTC, please bring copies of those results to the testing event. These copies will not be returned to you.


For further information, you may contact Jane Snyder by email at jsnyder@greenville.k12.sc.us (best way to communicate!) or by phone at 355-4821.


Download the CTC Testing Registration Form: (CLICK HERE!)

2018 Veterans Day Program

On Friday, November 9th, the Sterling School will honor those who have fought for the many freedoms we, as American citizens, have today. We will have two programs. Our K-3rd grade program will begin at 8:30am and the 4th-8th grade program will begin at 9:30am. We invite all veterans in our Sterling family to join us as honored guests


  • If a special guest is planning to attend, we ask that you RSVP by Fri., Nov. 2nd (CLICK HERE!). As a special treat, please send in or email a picture of your honored guest (preferably in uniform), the name and relationship to our Sterling/CTC student, and the name of the military branch in which he or she served. (You'll find this request within the Google Form as well.)
  • Our PTA is planning a reception after each program for our veterans and their guests. Students of our veterans are invited to attend as well. If you would like to participate, please complete the same Google Form (CLICK HERE!).
  • We invite all students to wear red, white, and blue on the day of our program, Fri., Nov. 9th.


We look forward to this exciting day, as we pay tribute to those who have served our country. Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to participate!

2018 Sterling School Talent Show: Dress Rehearsal & Performance

Dress Rehearsal: Rescheduled! The Talent Show Dress Rehearsal has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 16th from 2:45-5:30pm. All performers and crew need to attend. Students may bring a snack and work on homework. Everyone will be dismissed at 5:30 when we walk the students out to the car line.


The Show: Come out and see our amazing students share their talents at our annual Talent Show this Thursday, October 18th! We'll start with a PTA meeting at 6:00pm, followed by the Talent Show at 6:30pm. You'll get to hear some of your favorite songs and watch incredible dance and music acts performed by our Sterling School / Charles Townes Center students! You might even be surprised by who you see on state! The Talent Show is sponsored by the Jr. Beta Club. Admission at the door is by donation ($3 suggested).

Want to Get Involved? Our Students Need YOU!

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

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Perfect! 2018 SCPASS

Last spring, 10 of our students scored PERFECT on at least one section of the SCPASS (Science or Social Studies). This, obviously, deserves to be celebrated as it is a tremendous honor. The students pictured below include those who are currently in grades 4th-8th. CONGRATULATIONS!


  • 5th Grade (Science): Eva Beliaeva, Kaelyn Holmes, Ronald Tweedy, & Ava Youngblood
  • 7th Grade (Science): James Beeson, Asher Brownlee, Alexander Hestermann, & Atharva Shah
  • 9th Grade (Science): Rishi Desai & Jillian Witbeck

Newsworthy: Sterling School is the News!