Category Archives: Wren Area

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.

Wren High receives Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. recently awarded its prestigious Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award to Wren High School, along with twelve other high achieving schools at its annual Blueprint for Excellence National Conference on December 2nd in Orlando, Florida. This award recognizes schools that have excelled in nine critical performance areas including active teaching and learning, challenging standards and curriculum, technology integration and student support and focus, among others. Wren High Principal Nichole Boseman and Assistant Principal Chris Chapman received the award for the school.

Wren Cheer at Piedmont Christmas Parade

Wren Class Beauties

Wren Class Beauties

School District One graduation at record high

Anderson School District One officials announced this week that the graduation rate in District One increased from 91.6 in 2015 to 93.1 in 2016.

Wren High School had the highest graduation rate in the district with a 97.2. Powdersville High School was right with Wren with a graduation rate of 97.1. Palmetto High School has a 85.8 graduation rate.

Wren Homecoming Queen

Krista Gordon was crowned Wren Homecoming Queen 2016 during halftime ceremonies at last Thursday’s game. Pictured from left are: 2015 Wren Homecoming Queen Carrie Moore, Wren Principal Nicole Boseman; 2016 Wren Homecoming Queen Gordon, and her father Mike Gordon. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

Wren Homecoming Court

Wren held homecoming during halftime ceremonies last Thursday against Eastside. The Homecoming court included: Savannah Burkett, Bethany Gibson, Karli Morris, Macy Smith, Brayden Trammell, Bailey Wood, Adrienne Santos, Carley McKinney, Savannah Huff, Reagan Fleming, LeAnne Davison, Krista Gordon, Bailey Hayne, and 2015 Wren Homecoming Queen Carrie Moore. (Photo by Michael Lollis/

Wren student arrested in assault incident

At field house

By Stan Welch – A 17-year old Wren student has been charged with assault following an incident that occurred on Sept. 16 at Wren High School. According to reports, Bradley Kade Clardy of Piedmont was arrested by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies for assault and battery in the third degree after allegedly stripping a 14 year old male student and forcing him to put on a cheerleader’s uniform.

Warrants state the incident happened during school hours at the Wren High football fieldhouse and that it was caught on video.

Two new middle schools being proposed

New Middle Schools Proposed

 After updating Board members on the School District One building program Tuesday, Superintendent David Havird introduced plans for replacing Wren Middle and Palmetto Middle school buildings, which are two of the oldest in the district. Havird said Wren Middle School was built in 1951 and Palmetto Middle School was constructed in 1953. Both schools were new high schools when they were originally constructed.

Under the proposed plan, construction of two new schools will take place at the current school campuses while present facilities continue to be used. Portions of both structures will be retained, including gyms and auditoriums.

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