This Week

News for and about People in Florence 1 Schools

Friday, November 18, 2022

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The All-City Choral Concert is Back

F1S All City Chorus, November 21, 7:30pm at South Florence. Concert is free.

Teacher Awarded $1,000 Through Bright Ideas Program

Santee Electric Cooperative accepts applications yearly for Bright Ideas, a grant program to provide funding for innovative classroom-based education:

Lindsey Bibler, a Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus teacher at South Florence High School, received a Bright Ideas Grant grant of $1,000 to purchase a set of twelve 3-D pens to use in the AP Calculus class. Students will use the pens to draw and visualize 3-D shapes and then calculate their volumes. (Photo: Lindsay Bibler and Rob Ardis, President and CEO of Santee Electric Cooperative).

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Dr. Hill is Published Author

Dr. Carol Hill has recently published in the national publication, Coalition on Adult Basic Education Journal (COABE Volume II, Issue 2), Fall 2022.

The article titled, Mid and Post COVID-19 Student Hopes for Adult Basic Education, is a study whose surveys and one-on-one surveys which were created and implemented helped students and the system to become more adaptive during volatile times.

Students Selected to Perform with the All-Region Orchestra

Eight Florence 1 students performed with the All-Region Orchestra held this past weekend at Myrtle Beach High School.

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Pictured front row (left to right) -Abigail Huang (violin)--Moore Middle School; Morgan Brantley (violin)--West Florence High School; Ethan Odom--(violin) Southside Middle School; and Jay Freeman-- (violin) Moore Middle School.

Pictured second row (left to right) -Quentin Ellerbe (viola)-- Southside Middle School;

Khadijah Smith (violin)--West Florence High School; Rhonee' Williams (violin)-- Wilson High School; Chase McDill (bass)--South Florence High School.

Knight Life Student Writers Share Info about Teacher

Kim Cimney, English III, AP Literature and Journalism teacher at West Florence High School, has shared Knight Life newspaper's article written by students at West Florence about Dr. Hugh Pressley.

Follow the link to get an opinion of how students feel about their teacher and about the Florence 1 Schools Teacher of the Year:

Advanced Football Playoff Rounds

The South Florence Bruins will host the James Island Trojans (Charleston); the West Florence Knights will travel to AC Flora (Columbia) to face the Falcons.

Did You Know? Monday is World Hello Day

World Hello Day, on November 21st, recognizes the role communication plays for preserving peace. The day also encourages world leaders to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts. Click here for 50 Ways to Say Hello:

Puffs: A Drama Production at South Florence High School

South Florence Dramatic Arts students will present Puffs, November 19th and 20th. Tickets are $5 per person. The performance will be held in the South Florence High School auditorium. Tickets are also available online at:

Click the link, find the event, purchase your ticket, and then take your QR code or printout to the performance.Tickets may also be purchased with cash at the door.

The production is directed by Frankie Sullivan.

Carolina Clemson Canned Food Drive

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Ask to Get in the Game & Donate Food Items

  • McLaurin Elementary School
  • North Vista Elementary School
  • Royall Elementary School

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

Florence 1 Schools encourages its families to fill the conversations across Thanksgiving tables with positivity. Below are some suggestions to get the dialogue going.

At the top of the list is Steve Camlin's Positive Reflections. A picture is worth 1,000 words:

See additional conversation starters below.

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

  • Florence 1 School Board members re-elected for another term;
  • West and South football play-off advancement;
  • American choreographer, dancer, actor, director and producer (pictured right) Darrin Dewitt Henson will visit some Florence 1 schools on Thursday, December 1st; (He will be in town for the UNCF gala);
  • New semester course for F1S high school juniors and seniors to be offered in January: Career Planning & Development.

Happy Thanksgiving

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Florence 1 Schools will be closed November 23rd through November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.