Volume 12, Issue 21 This Week is a publication of the Office of Public Information January 30, 2015 in Florence School District One Schools Provide Showcases for Community Schools in Florence One are rolling out the welcome mats for all local citizens of the community during the next two months. The open invitation is to the Annual Showcase of Schools in February and March. Each school in Florence One will offer programs, tours, and displays, and everyone in the community is invited to each of the showcases. “We are excited about the opportunity showcasing will provide,” said Florence One Superintendent Dr. Randy Bridges. “We look forward to having our parents in schools, and this effort is designed to go even further by extending an invitation to non-parents, senior citizens, and anyone who has not had the privilege of visiting a school facility in years.” “The programs which will be showcased are as varied as the number of schools there are,” said Bridges, “including the Montessori Program, advances in technology, and special performances.” He pointed out as an example that on Tuesday, February 3, Delmae Elementary has prepared a program to celebrate diversity in the community, while next month on March 24, South Florence High School will showcase art and musical talents. For a complete schedule of the Florence One Showcase dates, check your local newspaper, visit the Florence One website at www.fsd1.org, or call your local school. FEBRUARY SHOWCASES: Date(s) Time North Vista Elementary Delmae Elementary Royall Elementary Williams Middle Carver Elementary Lucy T. Davis Elementary 2nd 3rd 4th-6th 5th 10th 10th McLaurin Elementary Briggs Elementary Dewey Carter Elementary Wilson High Greenwood Elementary Savannah Grove Elementary 10th 12th 19th 19th 23th 24th 6 pm 5:30-7:30 pm 7:15-10 am 6 pm 5:30–7 pm 9 am–1 pm & 6:30–7 pm 6:30 pm 8 am-2 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6-7 pm 5:30 pm FEBRUARY SHOWCASES (continued): Date(s) Time J. W. Moore Middle Lester Elementary Alfred E. Rush Academy 26th 27th 27th 6-7 pm 12:30 pm 6-8 pm MARCH SHOWCASES: McLaurin Montessori Florence Career Center Timrod Elementary Southside Middle West Florence High Wallace-Gregg Elementary Sneed Middle South Florence High 1st-31st 3rd 3rd 3rd 19th 19th 23rd 24th All day 9:30 am-12 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm 2:15 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 5-7:00 pm 5:30-8:30 pm NEWS TO NOTE Lesley University to Offer On-Site Master’s Degree Program Lesley is currently offering an onsite Master’s Degree program, “Integrated Teaching through the Arts.” The courses follow the cohort model and meet one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday) at Carver Elementary School. Assignments are activity-based. Two Lesley University informational meetings have been scheduled. The meetings will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5th and Monday, February 9th in the John T. Sullivan Board Meeting Room of the School Administration Building, 319 South Dargan Street. If interested, contact Jayne Boswell: [email protected] Preschool Enrollment Florence One is now taking applications for preschool enrollment. Parents should complete the applications at The Office of School Readiness, 1001 West Sumter Street, during regular school hours. McLaurin and North Vista Elementary are taking applications for the Montessori program during school hours beginning February 3, and the deadline for completing them is February 28 at 3:00 p.m. Call the Office of School Readiness for more information at 843-673-1129 or visit the Florence One website. Health Screening Reminders (See This Week 20 for details): Health screenings on-site: RN Beck Child Development Center, February 3, 7:15 a.m. until 8:15 a.m., Contact: Debbie DeMarco Moore Intermediate School, February 5, 7:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m., Contact: Carolyn Moose Royall Elementary is Friday, March 20th (and not March 3rd as previously listed) Mammography unit on site at Carver Elementary, February 10 Mammography unit on site at Southside Middle School, February 11. NOTICEABLY OUTSTANDING Greenwood Elementary Teachers Receive Donors Choose Projects Michael Gambrell, Janet Leonard, Valerie McElroy, Dianne Rowell, William Volk, and Patty Ward have had a combined total of 27 projects in the amount of $7,433 through Donors Choose funded this school year. They have received Hokki Stools, Boogie Boards, privacy boards, magnetic words, outdoor balls, and many other resources to assist them with their learning environment. Students Build 5K Course at Wilson Sophomores Will Ervin and Sam McCown are building a 5K course at Wilson High School for their International Baccalaureate Middle Years Project (IBMYP) and Eagle Scout Project. The course will provide Florence running programs with a trail to host large scale meets. It will also provide a walking trail for the surrounding community. The course consists of over 2.5 miles of wooded trail, which have been cleared during the first phase of construction thanks to the help of Charlie Shumpert, owner of local business L.H. Stokes and Sons, Incorporated. Labor is being provided by boy scouts from the local community as well as Wilson High and Williams Middle students. In order to help with the cost of equipment and materials required for construction of this course, which is currently estimated at $2,000, Wilson is hosting a fundraising walk to give interested members of the public a chance to check out the course and to see the progress that has been made. The walk will take place on Saturday, January 31st from 9 am to 12 pm near the track area. Will Ervin (left) and Sam McCown (right) are collecting the funds at Wilson, or funds to support this project may be mailed to P.O. Box 3, Florence SC, 29503. Checks may be made payable to Wilson High School or Boy Scout Troop 477, Attention 5K Fundraiser. Contact Sam McCown at (843) 615-4771 or Will Ervin at (843) 6011459.
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