BHS Teacher Patrick Kelly has been named as one of 5 finalists for South Carolina Teacher of the Year
Blythewood High School is proud to announce Patrick Kelly has been selected as a finalist for the 2013-2014 South Carolina State Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Kelly has spent his entire career, including his student-teaching experience, in Richland Two. He has taught ninth and 12th grades and is currently teaching senior Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics at Blythewood.
During his time in Richland Two, he has directed many student service projects, including efforts to help groups such as the Clark Sickle Cell Foundation, Harvest Hope Food Bank, the American Cancer Society and Daniel’s Music Foundation. He also serves as our Cross Country Coach.
He was selected as Richland Two’s 2013-2014 District Teacher of the Year based on his exceptional teaching ability and his devotion to the betterment of his students during and after their high school career.
"I believe the final component of effective teaching is having a heart for students. This means caring about students beyond just their academic success; it means having a
passion for students as individuals," said Kelly.
"We are very proud and honored to have Patrick represent Richland Two in the State
Teacher of the Year process. He exemplifies the beliefs and values of all of the wonderful teachers in Richland Two," said Dr. Debbie Hamm, Richland School District Two Superintendent.
National Merit Finalist
Kelsi Cox, a senior at Blythewood High School, has been named as a National Merit Finalist. She is the daughter of Kristoffer and Rebecca Cox. Congratulations Kelsi!
Bengals Soccer wins Sandhills Classic!
Galen Hamrick, # 7, was chosen by the selection committee as the tournament MVP.
BHS Metal Heads Robotics Team
DECA Team finds success in Charleston
Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Restaurant Management Services
Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making
JT Crout, 5th place
Jackson Bailes, 5th place
MAJOR Contribution from the Rhett Davis Memorial Tennis Tournament Committee
Visual Art Show
Former Bengal and Current Arizona Cardinal Justin Bethel featured on WACH Fox 57
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
National Science Honor Society Accepting Applications
If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior who has passed at least two honors science classes with an A or B, applications are now being accepted for new members to Science National Honor Society. If you are interested in joining the Science National Honor Society, come by room 402 to pick up an application packet and get more information on membership requirements. All applications are due back to Miss McAlpine in room 402 or Dr. Matsui in room 808 by Tuesday, March 18th.
Daylight Savings begins March 9
Senior Group Picture
Seniors: The Senior Group picture will be taken on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, during PAWs in the large gym. If you would like to order a picture, please come by the main office and pickup an order envelope before March 12.
Match to Marrow 5K
The Match to Marrow 5K Walk or Run will be held on Saturday, March 22 starting at 8:30. The run benefits "Be the Match" for patients in need of bone marrow transplants. Forms are available in the Main Office or you can register online at tinyurl.com/matchtomarrow. Registration is $15 which includes a t-shirt or $10 without a t-shirt. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
GRAD Fest at Carowinds
Dancing with the Bengals - Rescheduled
PROM Meal hosted by the BHS Culinary Arts Dept.
Culinary Arts be will be putting on Dinner for Prom here at Blythewood High. Tickets are $20 per person for a three course meal. We will have two seatings. First seating at 5pm and the second seating is at 6pm. For the Prom dinner you will choose one appetizer, one entree and one dessert.
Filet Mignon with a creamy shrimp sauce
Cheesecake with strawberry topping
Pay for your ticket during lunch at 801.
This year, prom will take place on Saturday, April 26th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. A ticket table will be set up Monday-Friday in the atrium AT LUNCH ONLY. Ticket sales are going on now and will end on April 3rd. Tickets are ONLY available at lunch. There are no exceptions. Make sure to have your student ID with you.
Remember that prom tickets are increasing by $5 every week until April 3rd.If one wants to change who their date to prom is, make sure you let one of the Junior Class officers know at the table set up at lunch. Also, for seniors who attended prom last year, make sure to stop by the table to verify that you will be attending prom again this year. Those SENIORS who attended prom last year are allowed to get in to prom for free this year.
Community Education Classes
Registration has begun for community education classes. You may register until classes begin; however, early registration is recommended as courses fill early. For further information on any course offered, call 736-8787 ext. 25103. All classes meet at the Rogers Center.
Introduction to Computer Class: This course is for the complete beginner and is the perfect starting point to help you with a personal computer. You will learn basic skills such as how to use a mouse and navigate around the desktop. From the first class, you will have your hands on the keyboard and have plenty of time to practice and build your confidence. Class limited to 10 persons. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 28. 4 weeks. 8 sessions. 1-3pm, $60. Seniors 60 and over $30.
I PAD AND IPHONE Devices You must bring your own iphone or ipad to class. Instruction will be given on maximizing its use. Tuesdays and Thursdays. March 18- March 27, 1-3PM. 4 classes $20.
Child Development Applications
Richland Two’s Title I Child Development Program will be accepting applications
Monday, January 13, through Friday, April 11, 2014
• This is a needs-based program designed to ensure that the most
at-risk children enter kindergarten with the skills necessary to
• The full-day program is free to qualifying families
• Children applying for the program must be four years old by
September 1, 2014.
• Applications will be taken at the Clemson Road Child Development
Center (CRCDC) at 2621A Clemson Road, Monday - Friday, from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Applications are also available on the center’s website:
• For information call 803.699.2536
CRCDC has classrooms on nine elementary school campuses in Richland Two:
Bridge Creek, Conder, Forest Lake, Keels, Killian, Langford, Pontiac,
Sandlapper and Windsor
Upcoming Athletic Events
- Track at Lower Richland Diamond Hornet Invitational
- Boys Tennis vs Hammond
- Boys Soccer at Lexington
- Girls Soccer at North Augusta
- Softball vs Northwestern
- JV Baseball at Dreher
- Boys Lacrosse vs Lexington
- Girls Lacrosse vs Dutch Fork
- Baseball vs Chester
- Track vs Keenan
- Softball at Dutch Fork
- Baseball vs Sumter
- JV Baseball at White Knoll
- Boys Lacrosse vs Irmo
- Girls Lacrosse at Irmo
- Softball at Lexington