Category Archives: Anderson District One

Anderson County Human Relations Council to recognize local students

The Anderson County Human Relations Council has named the following Anderson County students as recipients of the 2015 Cory White Diversity Award in recognition of their efforts to promote the qualities of diversity and acceptance within their communities.

The students will be recognized at a dinner to be held on Thursday, April 9, at 6 pm at the Civic Center of Anderson. Mr. Walter Lee will be the featured speaker at the event. Approximately 150 attendees are expected, including students, their families, school principals and staff, school district superintendents, and special guests.

Student being recognized include:

District One students heading to national competitions

Recognized by District One School Board

By David Meade

Several teams comprised of students in Anderson School District One will be competiting in national competitions in April.

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees recently recognized them for their state competition finishes.

Students at the Anderson School District 1 & 2 Career and Technology Center were recognized for their State competition finishes in Robotics and Culinary Arts.

CTC Plant Sale begins next week – Apr. 6-30

The Anderson Districts 1&2 Career and Technology Center will hold their 2015 Spring Plant Sale April 6 through April 30 at the CTC, 702 Belton Highway, Williamston.

Items will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 9:00 – 11:00a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30p.m.; Thursday and Friday hours will be 9:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.

For information call 864-847-4121 Mr. Audie Green ext. 2119

Anderson School District One Board recognizes students for competition achievements

By David Meade

During their meeting Tuesday, the Anderson School District One Board of Trustees recognized several groups of students for recent accomplishments and announced that award winning theater teacher and director Will Ragland will be starting a new program at Palmetto High School.

Students at the Career and Technology Center were recognized including Codie Sloan, (Wren High School) who won best Public Service Announcement and best newscast at the national High School Radio Conference in New York City.

School District One Board approves personnel

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during their meeting Tuesday:

Billie Fry, Guidance, Wren High School; Lindsey Neal, Math, Palmetto High; Will Ragland, Drama/Art, Palmetto high; Tracy Redmon, Speech, Powdersville Elementary; Nathan Wareham, Math, Palmetto High.

School District One presents student art show

Palmetto Cultural Arts Center Artory hosts

The first annual Anderson School District One Student Art Show opened to the public with a reception on Friday, March 20at The Artory in Williamston .

Over three hundred people attended, viewing one hundred-twenty artworks that were submitted by art teachers at schools from all over District One. The Show is scheduled to run from now until late April in celebration of National Youth Art Month.

Musical entertainment for the art show was provided by two District One students. Sara Sargent, a junior at Wren High , Miss Wrenicycle and Miss Clemson Teen 2015, sang. Javin Grant, a senior at Powdersville High and a gifted pianist, played piano.

WPPB Radio wins national awards


Codie Sloan, a senior at Wren High School, and WPPB The Pulse Radio were the recipients of two National Awards at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference held recently in New York City. Codie was a finalist in four catagories and won Best PSA and Best Newscast. WPPB The Pulse Radio is a student run internet radio station at the Anderson District I & II Career and Technology Center.


CTC radio station top five in nation

WPPB The Pulse, located at Anderson District I & II Career and Technology Center, is a finalist for five national awards in its first entry into the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s High School Awards Contest.
WPPB The Pulse is the only High School student run radio station in South Carolina.
Codie Sloan (Wren High School) is a finalist for Best Newscast, Best News Interview, Best PSA, and Best Show Promo. Caleb McGuire and Cameron Galloway (both of Wren High School) are also finalists in the Best Show Promo category.
A group of students from the Media Broadcasting Program will be traveling to New York City to attend the National Convention where all finalists will receive trophies and winners will be announced on March 7th.

School District One looking forward to additional funding

By David Meade
During their montly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees heard good news about an increase in state funding and preparations being made in advance of the first collections of the 1 cent sales tax.
The board also heard an update on two Safe Routes to Schools projects that will bring new sidewalks and improve safety for students walking near Powdersville High School and the Palmetto schools in Williamston.

School District Board approves personnel, administrators for 2015-16

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during their February meeting held Tuesday:

Andria Kelly, Media Specialist, Wren Elementary; Olivia Taylor, Chemistry, Wren High; Katherine Moore, Science, Wren High.
Resignation – Caitlin Davis, Social Studies, Palmetto High.

Sherry Padgett, Concrete Primary Principal; Brandon Koon, Concrete Primary, Assistant Principal; Amy Cothran, Palmetto Elementary, Principal; John Economou, Palmetto Elementary, Assistant Principal; Kristie Finley, Cedar Grove Elementary, Principal; Jeffrey Simpson, Cedar Grove Elementary, Assistant Principal; Brad Moore, Powdersville Elementary, Assistant Principal; Dr. Stacy Hashe, West Pelzer Elementary, Principal; Cathy Heath, West Pelzer Elementary, Assistant Principal.

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