B News

February 7, 2014

Blythewood High Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

On February 5, 8 Bengals signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics:

Front Row (Left to Right)

Aaron Peak - Football (James Madison University)

Lynard Jamison - Football (South Carolina State University)

Alex Baker - Girls Soccer (Lee University)

Hunter Wooten - Baseball (USC-Lancaster)

Back Row (Left to Right)

Jalen Williams - Football (Clemson University)

Mike Lantz - Cross Country & Track (The Citadel)

Aaron Dahm - Baseball (USC-Lancaster)

Alex Boulware - Baseball (USC - Lancaster)

Future Business Leaders of America District Winners Announced

The following students placed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District Competition last Saturday. All nine students qualify to go to State Leadership Competition in Charleston in March.

Marqwell Batts, First Place in Job Interview

Edwin Trent Hancock & Elijah Gabriel in First Place in Banking & Financial Systems

Ian Finch, First Place in Computer Problem Solving

Lorenzo Dykes, First Place in Computer Game Programming & Simulation

Elizabeth Miles, First Place in Business Procedures

David Foong, Second place in Computer Problem Solving

Amy Johnson, Third Place in Business Communications

Gabrielle Smith, Fifth Place in Public Speaking 2

Scholastic Art Winners

The Visual Arts team has announced the reward recipients in the 2014 Regional Scholastic Arts Competition. The Southeast Region is comprised of 12 states and we had numerous award winners.

Gold Key Award:

Emily Barnes

Ben Campbell

Silver Key Award:

-Emily Barnes

-Terryn Bostick

-Ben Campbell

-Maegen Cassidy

-Matthew Chandler

-Brenden Franklin (2)

-Victoria Heaton (2)

-Faith Hoy

-Hannah Lasseter

Honorable Mention:

-Matthew Chandler (3)

-Justin Keiner

-Antoine Tucker


Congratulations to Mr. Tom Willingham for being recognized as the Blythewood By Design House 2 Teacher Bengal of the Month!


Congratulations to Chef Tom Sedio for being recognized as the Future Visions House 1 Teacher Bengal of the Month!

PROM Meal hosted by the BHS Culinary Arts Dept.

Culinary 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 second seating at 6pm. Come and buy your tickets for dinner in Room 801 during lunch.

Girls Soccer Tryouts

Girls' soccer tryouts will be held Monday-Wednesday 4:15-5:45. There is not a tryout fee anymore. If a player makes the team, they have to pay a $25.00 participation fee.

BHS Girls Lacrosse Family & Alumni Day – February 8, 2014

11am-3pm – Upper Field behind the Baseball Field

This will be a day of family fun and celebration! Festivities begin with a fierce and exciting game among our current team and alumni. A fundraising BBQ and many other carefree activities including the chance for everyone to pick up a stick and give it a try. We encourage you to bring your family, invite your neighbors and we hope to see our student peers! As always, Go Bengals!

FAFSA in February

College-bound seniors and their families should all be completing the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible to receive financial aid for college. There will be weekly FAFSA help sessions at Blythewood High School throughout the month of February to help senior families fill out the FAFSA. For best results, we strongly encourage that the student AND parent(s) attend these workshops together. Please sign up for one of these sessions using this link: http://tinyurl.com/BlythewoodFAFSA

Spring Open House

Our Spring Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 from 6:00 to 7:00. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to meet second semester teachers and to learn more about things to expect for each course.

BHS Talent Show

Global Society/House 3 will be hosting the BHS annual Talent Show on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 in the auditorium. If you are interested in sharing your talent with BHS please pick up an informational packet in the main office. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 11th.


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.

Sparkleberry Fair Scholarship Opportunities

The Sparkleberry Fair is once again generously offering high school students $1,000 college scholarships. Applications may be accessed by clicking on the link below for any high school seniors interested in applying.


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

succeed academically.

• 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

February 10 = JV Basketball vs Richland Northeast

February 11 = Varsity Basketball at Richland Northeast

February 13 = B and JV Basketball at Ridge View

February 14 = Varsity Basketball vs Ridge View