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F1S launches new eLearning portal for parents

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in Good life, Education, Local News

F1S launches new eLearning portal for parents
A new eLearning Parent Portal has launched on the Florence 1 Schools website filled with resources from the four core curriculum areas.

Trinity Collegiate presented $250,000 pledge from foundation

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Trinity Collegiate School recently received one of its largest pledges from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation.

FMU holds in-person commencements

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Francis Marion University held four in-person commencement ceremonies for its spring and summer 2020 graduating classes Friday and Saturday.

F1S students return to class

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Students at Florence One Schools returned to class on Sept. 8 with numerous safety and health guidelines in place due the COVID-19 pandemic.

FMU resumes in-person instruction

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education

FMU resumes in-person instruction
Francis Marion University resumed in-person classes Sept. 8 after the fall semester’s first three weeks were administered remotely.

Digital art exhibit pushes boundaries of virtual reality

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

A new exhibit at Francis Marion’s University Place Gallery in Downtown Florence pushes the boundaries of art and virtual reality. Will Penny’s “Neutral Zone” opened on Sept. 8 and will run through Oct. 23.

School garden design grants available

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

School garden design grants available
The City of Florence, in conjunction with the Florence chapter of Eat Smart Move, is offering a grant to schools. The grant covers garden design and construction for up to three new school gardens in the city limits or for FSD1 schools whose zones cross s

Pre-school parenting program recognized

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Pre-school parenting program recognized
The national office of Parents as Teachers has informed the Florence 1 Schools Parent as Teachers home visiting program that it has demonstrated high standards in all areas of its annual performance measures report. The home visiting program works with pr

MUSC to offer testing at F1S schools

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

MUSC to offer testing at F1S schools
MUSC Health Florence Medical Center and Florence 1 Schools are teaming up to make COVID-19 testing easily available for school district students and staff. This important partnership enables students and staff to get tested for COVID-19 in a timely manner

Duke Energy provides grant for FMU Engineering Dept.

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

The Duke Energy Foundation has made a $50,000 gift to Francis Marion University’s new FMU Engineering Makerspace. The gift is a part of the Duke Energy Foundation’s continued support of the Department of Physics and Engineering at FMU. The FMU Engineering

Trinity Collegiate opens with its largest enrollment ever

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Trinity Collegiate opens with  its largest enrollment ever
Trinity Collegiate School opened Aug. 20 with 340 students in grades 6 through 12, its largest enrollment to date. The school, which has seen significant enrollment growth over the past decade, credits the record-breaking number to the variety of strong

Florence-Darlington Tech releases honors lists

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence-Darlington Tech releases honors lists
Florence-Darlington Technical College recently announced the President's and Dean’s Lists for the College’s 2020 summer semester. A full-time student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average to make the President’s List. A full-time student must carry a 3.

IB scores released for 2019-20 school year

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

IB scores released for 2019-20 school year
Florence One Schools recently released its International Baccalaureate scores for the 2019-2020 school year. More than two dozen Wilson students earned the International Baccalaureate diploma upon graduation. Students had an 85 percent or higher pass rate

Biology instructor awarded $10,000 grant

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Dr. Jeremy Rentsch, an assistant professor of biology at Francis Marion University, was recently named recipient of a grant from South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence’s Bioinformatics Pilot Program, funded by the National Institut

FMU, FDTC join others in mutual aid compact

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

FMU, FDTC join others in mutual aid compact
Agreement provides institutions with the assurance of mutual aid in planning, facilities access aas well as support, staffing should need arise. Four public institutions of higher education in the Pee Dee and Low Country regions of South Carolina have ag
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