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home : education July 27, 2015 

Final farewell
Final farewell
LAST DAY - Royall Elementary Principal Julie Smith and staff wave goodbye to students in the car line on the final day for Royall at the current facility at the corner of Saluda and Woods Road. A new facility is under construction on the former Moore Middle School property on Cheraw Drive.

Proof of residency required for FDS1 school registration
Registration for Florence One will be held Aug. 3-7 for high schools, and Aug. 5 and 6 for elementary and middle schools. To register, parents must provide the required proof of residency, a Government issued ID, or Driver’s License. For a list of acceptable forms of proof of residency, contact the Office of Attendance and Zoning at 843-673-1164. Parents received acceptable forms of proof of residency with end-of-year school report cards.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Advanced science workshops offered to homeschooled high school students
Calling all homeschoolers...get ready for an awesome year of science fun. ScienceSouth will continue to have its traditional Homeschool Science Academy for grades K-12, and will also add two advanced science workshops this fall for high schoolers. New to this year’s roster are Anatomy & Physiology and Physical Science. Like the other high school labs, these workshops will also follow the Apologia curriculum. The new high school workshops will run on the last Friday of the month from 1-3:30 p.m. and are $25/ session.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FSD1 support employees honored
Florence School District 1 honored its Support Employees of the Year at its 12th Annual Honors and Awards Banquet. Honorees included: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kids are having fun while learning this summer at the Boys & Girls Clubs
Two hundred local youth are enjoying a variety of activities in a safe environment this summer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area’s Florence Club. The club is located at 310 W. Roughfork Street where there is a gymnasium, a teen center, reading room, computer room, game room, arts and crafts room, as well as an open commons area with a pool table, foosball table and ping pong. Leaders in the Florence community gathered at the club for a cook-out drop-in last Tuesday to enjoy a mid-day break from work, tour the club and find out about “Florence’s Best Kept Secret.”
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FMU names Heart of the Pee Dee scholars
Francis Marion University named 15 students from South Carolina Heart of the Pee Dee Scholars. These students have been awarded a free education at the university beginning this fall. The Heart of the Pee Dee Scholarship covers up to the full cost of tuition after all other scholarships and grants have been applied. The recipients were selected by area guidance counselors who attended the annual fall guidance counselor breakfast hosted by FMU.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Commencement exercises to air on local television
Commencement exercises for Florence One’s 2015 graduating classes will begin airing on Time Warner Cable’s Government Access Channel 11 on Friday, July 10th at noon in the following order:  South Florence High, West Florence High, and Wilson High.   
The taped programs will air every day at the same time for two consecutive weeks through July 24.
For more information, call the Florence One Office of Public Information at 673-1107 or contact your local high school. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Henry Rose retires from FSD1, lunch friends help him celebrate
Henry Rose retired from Florence School District 1 on June 30 and as a surprise, his lunch buddies hosted a retirement luncheon at Bazen’s Restaurant, assisted by wait staff. Henry eats lunch every weekday at Bazen’s Restaurant and over the last five years he has become friends with other “regulars.” They have evolved into a daily “lunch club” with their own table where they gather to talk about their day, laugh and tease each other.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

iTeams Xtreme camp headed to Sneed Middle School
The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics received $10,000 from Wells Fargo in support of its iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp in Florence County. iTEAMS Xtreme, a day camp, hosted in counties across South Carolina, is geared to inspire rising 7th and 8th graders to pursue careers in the fields of computer science, technology and entrepreneurship through hands-on, team-based projects. 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FSD1 approves three new administrators
Sonia Johnson has been named a District One Title One Coordinator. She will replace Diana Bailey who has retired. Johnson has 20 years’ experience in Florence School District One. As curriculum coordinator at Briggs Elementary where she has served since 2009, she also served as the coordinator of the school’s Title One program. She began her career at Briggs Elementary teaching second and third graders (1996-2004). From 2004-06 she served as a second and third grade teacher at Delmae Elementary.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SC Farm Bureau teaches agriculture in classroom
COLUMBIA – Florence County teachers Joan Hendrix of Briggs Elementary School, and Beth McCall, Lucy T. Davis Elementary, were among 47 educators who recently learned how to incorporate agricultural lesson plans into their daily teaching schedules. The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 8-12 in Columbia, where teachers of grades pre-K through 8 in public or private schools learned how to teach the importance of family farmers and domestically produced food, fiber, forestry products, and fuel to their students. “It is so important that students learn where their food and resources come from,” Vonne Knight, SCFB Director of Ag Literacy said.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FMU's Hester retiring after 35 years service
Dr. John Hester, Francis Marion University’s associate provost and a long-time member of the university faculty, is retiring June 30, after 35 years of service at FMU. Hester joined the faculty in 1980 as an assistant professor of psychology. He was chair of the Department of Psychology and Sociology from 1999 to 2005, and chair of the Department of Psychology from 2005 to 2013. He was also the founding director of the Richardson Center for the Child that opened in 2008.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

North Vista student wins State Elks Essay Contest
The Florence Elks Lodge #1020 recognized Jameek Fryson on June 2 as the first place winner in the “2014-15 South Carolina Elks Americanism Essay Contest.” This year’s essay contest theme was “What The Pledge of Allegiance Means To Me.” The contest is open to students in the 5th through the 8th grades. Fryson’s essay won the Division One category that includes 5th and 6th grades. He is the second first place winner at the state level of competition from Florence School District 1 in the past two years. 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Joseph Kirven Graduates from Mercer University
Joseph Kirven, of Hartsville, South Carolina, earned a Bachelor of Science  from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts during the University's spring commencements.
Mercer conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,800 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Citadel's newest Gold Star cadets announced
Gold stars are awarded by The Citadel each semester for outstanding academic achievement. The following area cadets were presented with The Citadel's Gold Stars for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year:

Clyde Kahn of Florence

Cody Smithey of Florence

Monday, June 29, 2015

Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter sponsors Beautillion
Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity sponsored Beautillion 2015, its signature event on Sunday, May 31. The annual scholarship program was held in the sanctuary of Cumberland United Methodist Church. The theme was “Passion, Promise and Potential” of which each of the ten young men possessed. The high school seniors were introduced to society and awarded scholarships for their upcoming college career.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wofford College students gain experience through internships
SPARTANBURG, SC (06/17/2015)(readMedia)-- From as close as Wofford College's Admission Office to as far away as India, China and England, with assignments as diverse as scientific, robotics and medical research to banking, sales and marketing to volunteer services and conservation preservation, more than 50 Wofford students and recent graduates are gaining valuable experiences this summer through a variety of internships. Area students engaged in internships are: Kassie Franck and Devon Wasche.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wake Forest University announces Spring 2015 Dean's List
The following Wake Forest University students have been named to the university's Dean's List for Spring 2015. Students who achieve a 3.4 grade point average and no grade below a "C" were named to the list.
Jefferson Aiken of Florence , SC has been named to the Wake Forest University Spring 2015 Dean's List.

Daniel Sechtin of Florence , SC has been named to the Wake Forest University Spring 2015 Dean's List.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

America's newly commissioned U.S. Army officers at The Citadel
Families, friends, faculty and staff assembled at the Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus to honor the newly commissioned officers. The commissioning cadets and students took oaths accepting their appointments as officers in the U.S. armed services.
Matthew Doyle of Darlington, South Carolina (29532)

Brayden Reince of Florence, South Carolina (29501)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Local students graduated May 16 from Coker College.
Andrea Belin of Florence, S.C., graduated  with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Erica Hugee of pamplico, S.C., graduated  with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Griffin Sullivan of Pamplico, S.C., graduated  with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FMU names students to President's List, Dean's List
Officials at Francis Marion University have named 357 full-time students and 34 part-time students to the President’s List, and 519 full-time students and 16 part-time students to the Dean’s List for the 2015 spring semester.
Of those full-time students listed on the President’s List, 162 earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

S.C. Governor's School kicks off GoSciTech
HARTSVILLE – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) kicked off GoSciTech, the School’s annual, residential, summer camp experience, on Sunday, June 16. The camp, which takes place on the GSSM campus in Hartsville, run for four weeks: June 14-20, June 21-27, July 5-11, and July 12-18. Serving rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders from across South Carolina, GoSciTech provides an unmatched, interactive and hands-on opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while living on GSSM’s Hartsville campus.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FMU to host COE's 8th Annual Summer Institute
The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University will hold its Summer Institute June 24 and 25 on the FMU campus. Nationally known motivational speaker and trainer Kenston Griffin will be the featured speaker. The two-day event will be held in McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium both days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dome Culminating Workshop Concert in June 18

The public is invited to attend the culminating concert of a three-day workshop sponsored be District One's Musically Exceptional (DOME) on Thursday.
This week during a three-day workshop, DOME students received introduction to group drumming, composition, and dance. The students also spent time perfecting pieces for their individual instruments.
The culminating concert will be held at Southside Middle School on Thursday June 18 from 11:45 until 1 p.m. with a showcase of dance, band, strings and a choir performance.
Also during this showcase, singer/songwriter and artist-in-residence Kellin Watson will speak with the students and perform.
For more information contact Laura Greenway Florence School District One ( <> ).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Trinity-Byrnes student participates in apprenticeship program
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School is the first independent school in South Carolina to take advantage of a program sponsored by Apprenticeship Carolina, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship. The Youth Apprenticeship Program is a nationally recognized program created by the US Department of Labor, who has partnered with Apprenticeship Carolina™, a division of the South Carolina Technical College System, which is an organization that exists to ensure that all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FCS teacher is State Teacher of the Year
The South Carolina Independent School Association’s 2015 Teacher of the Year for K through fifth grade is Amber Nesbit at Florence Christian School. Mrs. Nesbit teaches 5K at the school. The six-year veteran of the classroom received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Bob Jones University. She is married to Chris Nesbit, and the couple has a son. “Mrs. Nesbit exemplifies the quality of the SCISA teachers,” Larry Watt, SCISA executive director, said. “She is the best of the best.” 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FDTC Automotive Center receives gift from local car dealer
Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) recently received a gift towards its brand new Advanced Automotive Technology Center. Car dealer Reamer King of King Cadillac, Buick and GMC presented a check to FDTC President Dr. Ben Dillard and Educational Foundation Vice President Jill Lewis. Dr. Dillard said, “We are honored by this most auspicious and generous gift!” Ground will be broken on the new facility sometime this summer and the center will house both the automotive and diesel technology programs as well as the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning labs.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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