Dr. Burke Royster

Greenville County Schools superintendent gets contract extension

“The Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for the strong and steady leadership Dr. Royster has provided Greenville County Schools,” said Board Chairman Lynda Leventis-Wells.

Five graduates, one educator selected for Greenville County Schools Hall of Fame

The inductees will be honored on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Greenville Convention Center.

Greenville County’s public school accomplishments

Benjamin Sinnett of Greenville Middle Academy won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Greenville County releases 2019 ACT scores

Six Greenville County high schools surpassed the national average ACT score: Riverside – 22.8; J.L. Mann High Academy -22.3; Eastside – 21.6; Greenville High Academy – 21.0; Wade Hampton High – 20.9 and Mauldin High – 20.8.
contract extension

NGU Board approves contract extension for president

NGU Board of Trustees held their fall meeting where they discussed a contract extension for Gene Fant, president of NGU, and other plans happening at the university.

Public invited to review proposed instructional materials and textbooks

Some of the subjects asked for review are K-5 Mathematics, Social Studies, Cosmetology and Medical Terminology.

Local alternative routes to becoming teachers address shortage

Although Greenville County teacher salaries have increased, a teacher shortage continues to exist.
Legacy Early College

Mindfulness goes to school and work

At Legacy, the in-school suspension program has been totally revamped and now incorporates a three-hour workshop and seminar.

Rexroth awards first recipient of the Bosch Rexroth Endowed Scholarship

Tom Vasavong was recently selected for the Bosch Rexroth Endowed Scholarship at Greenville Technical College. With more than 40 other students considered, Vasavong was selected for his determination to complete his degree.

‘And Still I Rise’ series continues with Hurston’s ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’

According to Google Books, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the African American literature canon.
Greenville County Schools food

School food in Greenville County rocks

Joe Urban, GCS director of food and nutrition services, wants to make school food better.
Jill Branyon

NGU professor collaborates on new teaching methods in ‘The Next Step’

Jill Branyon, distinguished professor of education and coordinator of the mathematics secondary education program, collaborated on a book about new ways of teaching mathematics.
Geriatric Education

Foundation for Geriatric Education funds tools for education at Greenville Technical College

The Foundation for Geriatric Education has donated $4,150 to GTC to allow for the purchase of tools for the Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs. 
Greenville County cross country

Upstate cross-country runners collect canned goods for food pantries

Hillcrest High School collected over 5,000 cans to donate to local organization Golden Strip Emergency Relief.
SC report card

2019 SC report cards: 38 schools in Greenville County score excellent

The South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) released school report cards today and in Greenville County Schools (GCS), 81 of 86 schools earned ratings of excellent, good or average.