April 11, 2014
Blythewood High wins Palmetto Gold Award in both categories!
Earlier this week, Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education, announced the
Palmetto Gold and Silver Award recipients for the 2013-14 school year. The South Carolina
Department of Education recognized 565 schools and career centers for general performance, closing
the achievement gap, or qualifying in both categories.
“Congratulations are in order for these Palmetto Gold and Silver Award winners that were
selected by South Carolina’s Education Oversight Committee,” said Zais.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program, founded in 1998, recognizes schools for general performance and closing the achievement gap. Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either the gold or silver designation. This is the sixth year that closing the achievement gap has been included as part of the program.
Of the award recipients, 65 schools were awarded the gold designation for both general performance and closing the achievement gap. “These top 5 percent truly are our superstars,” said Zais.
Mr. Curry named finalist for 2014-2015 Richland Two Teacher of the Year
BHS hosts the South Carolina Diamond Invitational
The 4th Annual South Carolina Diamond Invitational high school baseball tournament will be held at Blythewood High School from April 16th through April 19th. Sponsored by the Town of Blythewood, eight top-ranked teams, consisting of over 25 college commitments and potential draft prospects, will compete over the four day period. Come out and join us as we enjoy family fellowship and America's past time. Games begin at noon on Wednesday and Thursday and at 10:00 on Friday and Saturday.
Bengal wins award at Skills USA Screen Printing competition
Spring Plant Sale
Summer SAT/ACT Prep at USC
Students who would like to prepare for the ACT and SAT this summer can sign up for USC's University Test Prep SAT/ACT Summer Institutes. Choose from three different sessions at USC Columbia: June 23-26, July 21-24, or July 28-31. For more information and to register, please visit www.saeu.sc.edu/testing, or call 803-777-9444. These programs are recommended for rising 10th-12th graders.
BHS All-Sports Booster Club Meeting
Student Body Election Results
Student Body President = Paige Durham
Student Body Vice President = Felicia Finney
Student Body Secretary = Tucker Smith
Spring Break is April 14 - 18. Classes resume April 21
Upcoming Athletic Events
- JV Baseball at tournament in Lexington
- Boys golf hosts the Bengal Invitational
- Boys Soccer at the Palmetto Cup
- Baseball hosts the South Carolina Diamond Invitational
- Boys Golf at Easley Invitational
- Boys Tennis at Richland Northeast
- Girls Soccer at Richland Northeast
- Softball at Richland Northeast
- Baseball at Richland Northeast
- Boys Tennis vs Camden
- Track & Field vs Irmo
- Softball at White Knoll
- JV Baseball at Lexington
- Girls Soccer at Heathwood Hall
- Boys Tennis vs Ridge View
- JV Baseball at Ridge View
- Boys Golf at tournament in Rock Hill
- Track at Pre-region qualifier
- Softball vs Ridge View
- Boys Soccer vs Ridge View
- Baseball vs Ridge View
- Girls Soccer at Ridge View