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Friday, January 20, 2023 - A Special Edition

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Your Florence 1 Board of Trustees: Get to Know Them Better

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S. Porter Stewart, The Chairman

Spare time: Spending time with family, reading and watching sports

Favorite song: Sergeant Pepper by the Beatles

Favorite food: A traditional Thanksgiving meal

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: To persevere in our path of excellence

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Trisha C. Caulder, The Vice-Chair

Spare time: Reading, spending time with family

Favorite song: My Way by Elvis Pressley

Favorite food: Pork chops, rice and gravy, beans, biscuits

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: To always put students first and to provide a world class education for each one

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Kimrey-Ann Haughn, The Secretary

Spare time: Boating, bike-riding with my children, walking my three dogs, watching sporting events with my husband

Favorite food: Okra

Favorite song: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong and You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go by Bob Dylan and Miley Cyrus

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: For Florence 1 Schools not ony to be a leader of high student achievement and innovative practices in our state, but also a leader in our nation as well

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Dr. Gloria Bracey

Spare time: Enjoying family, gardening, cutting grass and shopping

Favorite song: Closer by Lamar Campbell

Favorite food: Seafood

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: Continued success, growth and blessings for everyone

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Bryan Chapman

Spare time: Serving others, loving on my family

Favorite song: Bring Me a Higher Love by Whitney Houston

Favorite food: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, banana pudding

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: Hope for all to reach their God-given potential

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John Galloway

Spare time: Listening to jazz music

Favorite song: Changes by Tupac Shakur

Favorite food: Seafood

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: That we continue educating our students and preparing them to be productive citizens in society

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Davy Gregg

Spare time: Hunting and fishing

Favorite song: Music performed by George Strait

Favorite food: Steak

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: For all kids to be happy

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Edward J. McIver

Spare time: In the woods hunting and fishing; spending tiime with my five grandchildren

Favorite song: The Twelfth of Never by Johnny Mathis

Favorite food: Seafood, low country boil

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: To be the best district in the United States

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Barry Townsend

Spare time: Reading and watching movies

Favorite song: Under the Milky Way by the Church

Favorite food: A cheeseburger and onion rings

Wish for Florence 1 Schools: My wish would be that we help each F1S student identify at least one thing that they are truly interested in and provide a path for them to be successful.

Monthly Board of Trustees Meetings

Monthly Board of Trustees meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (unless changed by a board majority vote).

  • The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., and they are live streamed on the F1S Facebook page and YouTube channel. Meeting locations are announced monthly (see website).

  • Upcoming meetings for 2022 include: February 9th, March 9th, April 13th May 11th and June 8th.

Visit the F1S website to view meeting agendas, policies, school board representation zoning maps, board members' email addresses, contact information and meeting minutes.

SCASA Releases Names of Finalists for Palmetto's Finest

Carver, Moore Among the Top Ten Schools

Two schools in Florence 1 have been named among the best schools in the state by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). Carver Elementary School and John W. Moore Middle School were among the ten finalists announced Wednesday afternoon for the Palmetto’s Finest Award.

Get all of the details here:

Southside Middle Accepts Applications for Fine Arts Academy Programs

The 2023-24 Fine Arts Academy Application period is open. Here is the link to the application: Here is the link to the website for information:

For application questions, please email Rebecca Jones - and for academy questions, please email Gloria Turner -

Horace Mann (NTA Life) Honors Woods Road CDC Educators

Registration Info for Community Education Activities

The Florence 1 Schools Adult Education Program has several upcoming workshops. Registration is open now for Chair Yoga, Computer Basics, SmartPhone Photography, Keyboarding, and First Friday Services Connect.

Featured Open Opportunities

Wallace Gregg - 4th Grade Teacher


F1S Warehouse - Plumber


Visit to learn more!

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