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Summer food program available through July 28

Anderson School District One Summer Food Service Program is currenty available free of charge to any child age 4 to 18 in the school district. The program will run through July 28. Children may receive lunch and a snack at no charge on Monday through Friday of each week. Meals will be provided on-site at Palmetto Middle, Spearman Elementary and Wren High Schools.
Children/youth/teenagers unable to participate at an on-site school may be able to attend a delivery site. Delivery sites for the Williamston, Pelzer and West Pelzer areas are Mineral Spring Park (Williamston), Restoration Chapel (Williamston), and Church of God (Pelzer).
Additional delivery sites are Heritage Trace Apartments and the Powdersville YMCA.
For additional information contact Deborah Joye, Director of Student Nutrition Services for Anderson School District One at 864-847-7344 or joyed@apps.anderson1.org. Summer Food Program
available through July 28At 3 schools or 5 delivery sites

Anderson/Pickens County Line dispute may displace some District One students

By Stan Welch
A sudden interest in an issue that has long lain dormant between Anderson and Pickens counties could result in the relocation, at least politically, of twenty nine families from Anderson County to Pickens County, and from Anderson School Districts One and Four to Easley schools.
At issue is a one hundred foot wide strip of land along the shared county lines. In 2002, the improvements in GIS, or the Geographic Information System, resulted in a more precise location of the county lines, and revealed the existence of the one hundred foot discrepancy along the disputed border.
According to Mike Freeman, Anderson County Assessor, there are approximately 95 parcels that are shared to some extent by the counties. Since the areas along the shared county lines weren’t well developed at that time, the two counties worked together on designating them.

Anderson School District One Board hears construction report

By David Meade
The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved second reading on a Policy ADF-Wellness Policy, heard a financial update and heard an update on construction projects during their meeting Tuesday.
In his financial report, Finance Director Travis Thomas said that the District One 2017-18 budget had been presented to the County Board and that the presentation “went very smoothly.”
He said he expects the County Board to approve the budget when they meet in mid July.
Thomas also presented a 70 page Efficiency Study which is a mandated financial audit that includes recommendations and comparisons with other school districts in the state.
Based on the comparisons, Thomas said the study shows Anderson School District One is efficient in a number of categories. “We are very efficient,” Thomas said.

School board hears from local pastor

By David Meade
During their meeting Tuesday, the Anderson School District One Board and Superintendent heard concerns from a local pastor and more than twenty members of his congregation, about the recent Palmetto High graduation program.
Pastor Robbie Robertson of Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston said he wanted to go on record that he was disappointed and offended that the benediction and invocation were removed from the program “to adhere to the law and our constitution.”
Robertson quoted the Constitution stating “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” and said that nowhere does it state anything about “separation of church and state.”

Hooker named Principal at Wren Middle

Dr. Andrew Hooker has been named Principal at Wren Middle School and Nathan Croston named Assistant Principal at Palmetto Middle School.
Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved those to adminstrative recommendation along with the following during their meeting Tuesday:
Administrative – Dr. Tiffany Estes, Director of Planning and Development, Administration Office; Dr. Andrew Hooker, Principal, Wren Middle School; Nathan Croston, Assistant Principal, Palmetto Middle School.
Recommendations – Catherine Chapman, Science, Powdersville High School; Michael Dorontich, Social Studies, Powdersville High School; Trey Ferrell, Band Director, Powdersville High School; Constans Gordon, Grade Eight Math, Powdersville Middle School; Shay Hardin, Social Studies, Palmetto High School; Brittany Harkins, Grade Two, West Pelzer Elementary School.

Anderson School District One offers summer food program

Anderson School District One is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be  provided on-site at Wren High, Spearman Elementary and Palmetto Middle Schools.  Meals to  children/youth/teenagers ages 4 – 18 are FREE of charge. The program will run through July 28.
Children/youth/teenagers unable to participate at an on-site school may be able to attend a delivery site.  Delivery sites in the Powdersville area are Heritage Trace Apartments and the Powdersville YMCA.
Delivery sites for the Williamston, Pelzer and West Pelzer areas are Mineral Spring Park (Williamston), Restoration Chapel (Williamston), and Church of God (Pelzer).
Children may receive lunch and a snack at no charge on Monday through Friday of each week.  There will be no service the week of July 4th.   Meal service will resume July 10th.
For additional information contact Deborah Joye, Director of Student Nutrition Services for Anderson School District One at 864-847-7344 or joyed@apps.anderson1.org.
 

Young named Principal at Wren High

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees announced recently that Seth Young will be the new principal at Wren High School. Young was recently named principal at Wren Middle, however with the departure of Wren Pricicpal Nicole Boseman, he applied for the principal position at the high school with Board approval, got the job. Boseman is taking a position in School District 4 as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

Anderson District One School Board approves 2017-18 budget

By David Meade
The Anderson School District One Board also approved final reading on the 2017-18 General Fund Budget of $71,145,357. Highlights of the budget include hiring an additional eight new teachers to meet expected growth of 200 new students and adding three resource officers for elementary schools. The budget also addresses a required step increase in salaries for employees and retirement funding requirements.

Anderson School District One Calendar for 2017-18

The Anderson Districts One, Two, Three, Four and Five 2017-2018 School Calendar is as follows:
August 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 – Professional Development Day
August 22 – First Student Day
September 4 – Labor Day Holiday
October 24 – End of 1st 45 day grading period
October 30 – Professional Development Day
November 22, 23, 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 15 – Last Student Day before Holidays
December 18-January 1 – Christmas Holidays
January 2 – Students return from holidays
January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 16 – Professional Development Day
January 18 – End of 2nd 45-Day Grading Period
February 16 – 1st Snow Make-up Day; February 19, Professional Development Day
March 16 – Professional Development Day
March 27 – End of 3rd 45-Day Grading Period
March 30 – 2nd Snow Make-Up Day
April 2-6 – Spring Break
May 28 – Memorial Day Holiday
June 7 – End of 4th 45-Day Grading Period
June 8 – Professional Development Day, 3rd Snow Make-Up Day
Anderson District One
2017-2018 School Calendar.

School Board approves personnel recommendations for 2017-18

The Anderson School District One Board approved a large number of teachers and administrator recommendations for the 2017-18 school year during their meeting Tuesday.
Several district employees will be in new administrative principal positions. Palmetto High Assistant Princiapl/Freshman Academy Director Jason McCauley has been named Principal at Palmetto Middle School.
Wren Assistant Principal/Director of Freshman Academy Seth Young has been named Principal at Wren Middle.
No replacement has been named for either the Palmetto or Wren Assistant Principal/Freshman Director position.

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