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Morning Blend

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Transcript of Morning Blend

GREENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 50...
MORNING BLEND
DECEMBER 10, 2015

93,000
9,151
1,230
16

ARE YOU A SUPERHERO?
Mission and Vision
Mission
To educate all students to become responsible and productive citizens.
Vision
Empowering Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities
Board of Trustees
Shell Dula
Chairman
Tony Bowers
Vice-Chairman
Melissa Spencer
Newly elected
Ken Cobb
Tom Miller
James Williams
Claude Wright
Lee Vartanian
Assistant Superintendents
Shirley Boyce
Instruction
David Loadholt
Business
Randy Vaughn
Human Resources
Gerald Witt
Administration
"The Changing Face of District 50"
49% White

43% Black

7% Hispanic

1% Asian


Staff History
Middle Schools
Westview
Brewer
Northside
High Schools
Emerald
Greenwood High
Technology Center
G. Frank Russell Technology Center
Flexible Learning Center
Genesis Education Center
Accelerate
S.C. Governor's School for Math and Science
"South Carolina's Engineering Launchpad"
Academic Preparation & Exposure to Real World Engineering
Offered to 10th, 11th, 12th Graders
Successful completion results in
43
semester hours of college credit!
What is 50G?
District 50's new technology initiative
Provides greater access to technology as a tool for learning for the New Generation of Learners
Why is technology important for students in Greenwood School District 50?
Improve student achievement
Transform teaching and learning
Use engaging technology-based instruction
Infrastructure Timeline
Year One (2013-2014)-Completed
Brewer, Emerald, Springfield, Westview, Hodges, Mathews, Northside, and Woodfields

Year Two (2015-2016)-Completed
Rice, Pinecrest, Lakeview, and Merrywood

Chromebook Rollout
Over 5,000 Chromebooks deployed to students in grades 6-12
iPads will be redistributed to elementary grade levels
Early Release Days
Early Release Days included in this year's school calendar
Days will be utilized for professional development for all staff
TransformSC
A business-led coalition of educators, parents, students and community leaders committed to transforming public education.
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We are the

only
district in South Carolina that is utilizing a vertical pilot.

Our pathway will lead to the long term goal of college and career ready graduates.
Springfield-Launching pad
Westview-Liftoff
Emerald-Flight

Schools of Choice
ACTS Magnet Program
Arts, Communication, and Theatre School
STEMS Magnet Program
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics School
AVID Magnet Program
Advancement Via Individual Determination
GSI Magnet Program
Greenwood School of Inquiry
82.1
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.
Authentic Engagement
RESPECT
Competitive
-Henry Ford
...AND THEN SOME!

Michael Gaskin

G. Frank Russell Technology Center
Setting the bar high
Pursuing excellence through:
Innovation
Creativity
Employable
New Courses & Programs include: Biomedical Tech, Pharmacy Tech, Project Lead the Way,
Accelerate
Youth Apprenticeship: Greenwood Mills
Transforming the Future by Challenging the Impossible
Past
Accelerate
S.C. Governor's School for Math and Science
"South Carolina's Engineering Launchpad"
Academic Preparation & Exposure to Real World Engineering
Offered to 10th, 11th, 12th Graders
Successful completion results in
43
semester hours of college credit!
Increase of Non-Traditional Students
16 6th grade Girls
$64,000
Provides up to four years of tuition (in state) and mandatory fees for post-secondary education.

Students must be a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
All funds will be paid directly to the educational institution
All students who graduate from Greenwood Public or Private Schools

Admitted to and enrolled at any public State of South Carolina university or community college
Eligibility
Lander University
Piedmont Technical College
Terms of Scholarship
Education is an important key to financial well-being

This scholarship provides an opportunity for all students in Greenwood County

The scholarship also promotes residency in Greenwood County
Purpose
Benefits
The tuition benefit will be based on the length of continuous attendance in the school system.
Length of Attendance Benefit
K-12: 100%
1-12: 95%
2-12: 95%
3-12: 95%
4-12: 90%
5-12: 85%
6-12: 80%
7-12: 75%
8-12: 70%
9-12: 65%
10-12: None
11-12: None
12-12: None
Present
Past
Present
Certified: 788

Classified: 537

Total:1,325
Certified: 680

Classified: 550

Total:1,230
43% White

41% Black

13% Hispanic

2% Other

1% Asian


Students
Total Enrollment...............9,151
Elementary (K4-5)............4,581
Middle (6-8)..........................1,935
High (9-12).............................2,635

Pre-school
Early Childhood Center
Elementary Schools
Springfield
Hodges
Lakeview
Mathews
Pinecrest
Rice
Merrywood
Woodfields
Westview
vs. 80.3
District

State
Graduation Rate
$3.8 Million
Class of 2017
5,000
Invention Convention
Northside: 138 students
Emerald: 62 students

Greenwood High: 84 students

Montessori
Partnership with Lander University
Lakeview Elementary School

Biomedical Tech
52 Students
Pharmacy Tech
Rigorous Online Course
Project Lead the Way
Engineering
Hodges Elementary School
5th Grade Strings
All 5th Graders Receive a Semester of Strings Instruction
Chorus
26 GHS Students Selected as All-State Chorus Members
EHS & GHS Perform at Lander Christmas Tree Lightning Ceremony
Choral Clinic
Exploring Clean Energy Technology Curriculum
139 Students
156 Students
Westview Middle School
60 Students
222 Students
Class of 2015
566 Graduates
$7.2 Million
in Scholarships
Scholarship Totals
Responsive Classroom Schools
Brewer Middle School
Rice Elementary School
Mathews Elementary School
Westview Middle School
Research and evidenced based approach to elementary and middle school education that leads to:
Greater Student Achievement
Higher Teacher Effectiveness
Improved School Climate
Practices help educators become more effective in three key areas:

Engaging Academics

Positive Community

Effective Management
Class of 2009: $3.3 Million

Class of 2010: $6.9 Million

Class of 2011: $6.6 Million

Class of 2012: $7.5 Million

Class of 2013: $8.0 Million

Class of 2014: $7.1 Million
AP HONOR ROLL
Recognized by College Board as one of 425 school districts in the U.S.
Recipients are successful identifying motivated and academically prepared students who are ready for opportunity of AP
1 of 2 school districts in the state
Advanced Placement
BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Athletic Improvements at both high schools!

Softball Pressboxes
Artificial Turf & Track Resurface
Capital Projects Plan
Improvements
Sale of the property at 133 Merrywood Drive will allow the district to:

High School Band Uniforms
Purchase & Repair of Band Instruments
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