B News

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 Math teacher Rusty Curry received a surprise announcement earlier this week that he has been named one of five finalists for 2014-2015 Richland Two District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Curry is the 5th BHS teacher in the last 6 years to be named as a finalist.

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

On March 28th, Jayson Jeffers competed with other students from across the state in the South Carolina Skills USA Screen Printing competition where he was scored on screen printing theory knowledge, screen registration, screen exposure preparations, and interview skills. This past weekend, Jayson, his family, and his Graphics teacher (Mrs. Fox) attended the SC Skills USA awards ceremony at the TD Convention center in Greenville where Jayson was awarded a medal for his 3rd place finish!

April TBOM

All four Houses at BHS nominated Mrs. Tami Lenker (Technology Learning Coach) as their Teacher Bengal of the Month (center with purple sweater).

Spring Plant Sale

The FFA will have its spring plant sale on Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 am until 12:00 at the school greenhouse.

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

Our next All Sports Booster Club meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2014 at 6:30 in theAuditorium. We're inviting everyone to bring a guest and let's help continue serving all of our BHS athletic teams.

Student Body Election Results

Congratulations for the following students elected to positions for the 2014-2015 school year:


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

April 12

- JV Baseball at tournament in Lexington


April 14

- Boys golf hosts the Bengal Invitational

- Boys Soccer at the Palmetto Cup


April 16-19

- Baseball hosts the South Carolina Diamond Invitational


April 21

- Boys Golf at Easley Invitational


April 22

- Boys Tennis at Richland Northeast

- Girls Soccer at Richland Northeast

- Softball at Richland Northeast

- Baseball at Richland Northeast


April 23

- Boys Tennis vs Camden

- Track & Field vs Irmo

- Softball at White Knoll

- JV Baseball at Lexington

- Girls Soccer at Heathwood Hall


April 24

- Boys Tennis vs Ridge View

- JV Baseball at Ridge View


April 25

- 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