The latest weather update from emergency management in Abbeville and Greenwood Counties indicates there is a high likelihood for black ice on roads tomorrow morning. ACSD will be on a 2 hour delay Friday, February 21, 2020. We will assess the condition of roads in the morning before buses leave to ensure roads are safe for bus travel. Please check the District website and news channels for updates tomorrow morning. The safety of our students remains our top priority.
For the most up-to-date information on the upcoming referendum involving school facilities, please visit the news section of the district website, the ACSD Facebook page, and @AbbevilleCo on Twitter. As more information comes available, we will be posting immediately to those locations so the public is well-informed. Facilities Update 1 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LFEMcfeBMG4fRCEPamnoeBwB5VRtEol0GtWioNEn_Pc Facilities Update 2 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FGtSUJNqCUos_iafjhdiUiImCv-AnguVS1WcnhNStn0
Abbeville County School District will operate on a two hour delay Friday, February 7th. With the potential for continued rainfall into the night and potential flooding into the morning, we prefer buses to operate in the daylight making it easier to identify flooded areas. The safety of our students remains our top priority.
We have monitored the weather since arriving this morning. We have been in constant contact with both Greenwood and Abbeville Emergency Management, law enforcement, neighboring districts, and principals. There was never a window of opportunity to put buses on the road where students and drivers were not at risk. The storms moved slower than forecasters anticipated, which spawned tornado warnings in different parts of the county at different times in the day. We decided to dismiss as soon as the line of severe weather, which entered our county before 11:00 this morning, and had passed through the entire county. We had our first tornado warning shortly after 11:00 AM and had five schools and the District Office under a tornado warning as late as 2:00 PM this afternoon. The safety of our students remains our top priority.
The regularly scheduled January Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28th. Please see the attached agenda below.
The Abbeville High School Teacher Cadet class visited the Frank Russell Technology Center in Greenwood. They got to meet, talk, and interact with the SC Teacher of the Year: Ms. Chanda Jefferson. left to right.: Front row: Samantha Johnson, Mackenzie Bowie, Sarah Beth Ferguson, Deliyah Tillman, Moya Mims, Victoria Minger. Second row: Mrs. Brown, D'mario Rouse, Jaden Calhoun, Lillian Smith, Khalyn Shuler, 2020 SC TOY Ms. Chanda Jefferson, Michaela Boozer, Ayden Bernard, Ashanti Hill
On October 15 seventeen AHS students attended the SC Student Leadership Conference at Lander University. Students were selected for their leadership abilities and involvement in school clubs, athletics and community organizations. 1st Row - Meg Botts, Talissa Cannady, Deliyah Tillman, Ambria Gilliard. 2nd Row - Ty'Brea Johnson, Drew Beauford, Hannah Hedden. 3rd Row - Samantha Johnson, Galasha Morton, Anna Beth Smith, Claire Hughes. 4th Row - Anna Brooke Powell, Jasmine Wells, Michaela Boozer. 5th Row - John Grady Bolt, Malcolm Leach, Matthew Howard.
Westwood Elementary is proud to announce their Star Students for the month of October. 1st row, left to right: Jonah Henry, Mattison Calhoun, Jireh Dominquez-Gutierrez, Mary Thomas, Jayden Halsey, Cassidy Pickens. 2nd row: Jerry Calhoun, Kalob Poozer, Breyonna Miller, Kenneth Grant, Ny'Kiera Brown, Abigail Gambrell, Sarah Gulley, Mason Watson. 3rd row: Abrazj'a Bryant, Jackson Smith, Jaliah Ford, Teela Belcher, Ma'Kaylyn Gary, Michall Velazquez.
As we approach the end of 2019 and you consider last minute donations and gifts in honor of others, please consider donating to the Putting Students First Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dr. Betty Jo Hall. If you would like to donate to the memorial scholarship for Dr. Betty Jo Moore Hall, please send memorials to FCCF P.O. Box 582, Abbeville, SC 29620. For additional questions, please call Ms. Rosilyn Mims at the Abbeville County School District office at 864-366-5427.
The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s K-12 public schools in fourteen subject areas. Click the link below for more detailed information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yn7xDtvPzZwMsDNlJ2K250pK5-BIeEd4wdN7_kOI1yM/edit?usp=sharing
There was a reported shooting on Adam's Street near AHS. AHS and LCP were placed on lockdown. The lockdown has been lifted at LCP but is still in effect at AHS to allow a helicopter to land. All students are safe. Busses are being held at WWE so students may arrive home a little later than usual. We will lift the lockdown as soon as we receive an all clear that the helicopter has successfully landed and left.
It's that time of the year again, our Annual Community Night/Industry Showcase at Abbeville County Career Center. Every year we host this event to showcase Career and Technical Education programs offered by Abbeville County Career Center. This year, expect wholesome fun as we continue to build our relationship with community members, industries, and schools. The admission, hotdogs, chips and a drink are free for the first 500 people who register, so bring the whole family and enjoy great food, games, classic cars, and toe-tappin’ live entertainment.
In response to requests to tour AHS and DHS from the community and the media, and in an effort to be transparent in the facilities planning process, Abbeville County School District will host public tours on September 10 and 12, 2019. Public Tour of AHS Date: Sept. 10 Tour Times: 5:30 and 6:30 Guided tours will begin in the AHS Auditorium. Please enter through the front of the school. Public Tour of DHS Date: Sept. 12 Tour Times: 5:30 and 6:30 Guided tours will begin in the media center. Please enter through the front of the school. *Participants at each location will be given an opportunity to submit questions at the end of the tour that will be addressed in an FAQ section on the Abbeville County School District’s webpage.
The trustees of Abbeville County School District will hold their regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. for Executive Session to discuss Legal advice related to potential claim against the District and at 6:00 p.m. for the Regular Session at the Administrative Building, 400 Greenville Street, Abbeville, South Carolina.
Abbeville County School District, in partnership with Freshwater Coast Community Foundation (FCCF), is pleased to announce a new memorial scholarship to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Betty Jo Moore Hall's educational career. This scholarship will be awarded to students graduating from Abbeville County School District who plan to major in education at Lander University, Erskine College or Piedmont Technical College. Application details and additional information will be released in the near future. If you would like to donate to the memorial scholarship for Dr. Betty Jo Moore Hall, please send memorials to FCCF P.O. Box 582, Abbeville, SC 29620. For additional questions, please call Ms. Rosilyn Mims at the Abbeville County School District office at 864-366-5427.
As the ACSD family grieves the loss of our superintendent, Dr. Betty Jo Hall, we will have mental health counselors and ministers on hand at Wright Middle School for students, parents, faculty, staff, and any community members who would like to talk with someone on Monday, August 12 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Dear ACSD Family, It is with great sadness to inform you that our beloved superintendent, Dr. Betty Jo Hall, used the wings she earned on this earth to soar to be with our Lord, her Heavenly Father, shortly after 6:00 PM last night. Please be in prayer for her husband, Wally, and her brother and sister and extended family.
ATTENTION: The Trustees of Abbeville County School District will hold a Board Workshop on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. for Called Meeting/Executive Session to discuss Contractual Discussions/Negotiations related to Facility Matters/Architectural Services/Construction Management Services at the Administrative Building, 400 Greenville Street, Abbeville, South Carolina.
ACSD Parents, if you haven't downloaded our new mobile app, go to your app store and search for ACSD. Stay up to date on all of our most recent and exciting news. And, as always, you can get our latest news online at www.acsdsc.org and on our Facebook/Twitter!
The public is invited to review supplemental textbooks and instructional materials for South Carolina High School Credential (SCHSC) courses that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. For more information, please visit the link below: https://ed.sc.gov/newsroom/news-releases/public-invited-to-review-proposed-supplemental-instructional-materials-and-textbooks/
REVISED: Please see the attached revised agenda for the upcoming July 23rd ACSD Board Meeting. This can also be viewed on the ACSD website (www.acsdsc.org) under the Board of Trustees "Documents" section.
REMINDER: Online Registration and our new online payment system, eFunds, is still live. Parents, please check your email accounts for instructions on how to get registered with PowerSchool Enrollment and eFunds. For any questions, please contact David Myers at email@example.com.
All students enrolled in John C. Calhoun Elementary, Long Cane Primary, and Westwood Elementary may participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Please visit the following links for more info: Media Release - https://5il.co/88pv CEP Media Release - https://5il.co/88pw
ATTENTION: Online Registration and our new online payment system, eFunds, is now live. Parents, please check your email accounts for instructions on how to get started with PowerSchool Enrollment and eFunds. For any questions, please contact David Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention! A new on-line payment option for families in ACSD called eFunds for Schools will be available beginning Monday, June 17th. Look for the eFunds link under the Parents section on Monday, June 17th. We will also include specific login instructions in the online registration forms and in an email/text sent from ACSD. For more information, listen to the promo recording below that we did on the Southern Fried Morning Show. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QwqoDlErn-Ef6Mj87SeRQEX_HghRYcJk
DXHS Seniors couldn't wait to take one last walk through the halls of Cherokee Trail and Diamond Hill Elementary. Please click on the YouTube link below to watch our video that commemorates the event. https://youtu.be/WW1DG48Gxh8
AHS Seniors were excited to take one last walk through the halls of Long Cane Primary and Westwood Elementary. Please click on the YouTube link below to watch our video that commemorates the event. https://youtu.be/qRRaZ8EavxA
Westwood Elementary National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony. Congratulations to the following students: Indiah Adger, Jacob Arant, Ella Atkins, Jantzen Barnes, Zarria Belton, Brennan Cantrell, Alexis Copelan, Cole Driggers, Parker Henderson, A’Dreah Hill, Mayce Hite, Amir Kimsey, Jonah Kimsey, Lucy Kollman, Troy Le, Dominick Marshall, Jada McCaslan, Dallas McCurry, Isaiah McNair, Gabby Mincey, Alyssa Murray, Ja’Niah Patterson, Hayden Payne, Addison Price, Alani Rayford, Logan Roberts, Cole Royster, Tucker Simpson, Lillie Stone, Jonah Strawhorn, Easton Townsend, Kaiah Wanto, Kellar Wilson, Alexis Worley, and Kaitlyn Worley.
Visitation and Funeral Service Information for Sherwin Johnson: VISITATION Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel 302 N. Main Street Abbeville, SC 29620 FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:30 PM Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel 302 N. Main Street Abbeville, SC 29620
Congrats to our Culinary Arts Career Center students! Out of 22 high school culinary programs from around South Carolina, Abbeville County Career Center ranked number 7 in management and 11 in culinary. The team consisted of students from Abbeville High, Dixie High and McCormick High. The management team was Maya Smith (AHS) and Caitlin Lee (DHS). This team developed a restaurant concept to the judges that included logo, floor plans, marketing tactics, return on investment, SWOT analysis, operations, and menu costing. The culinary team which consisted of Kaleah Johnson (AHS), Amber Foges (AHS), Brandy Vaughn (DHS), and Kaley Heath (MHS) competed in a high intense competition where they were to prepare a three course meal in one hours using no electrical appliances. This team was challenged to come up with their own recipes, display time management and sanitation skills along with recipe costing. This year’s team was led by first year culinary instructor Chef Erica McCier-Rayford.
Westwood Elementary School is proud to announce their Star Students for the month of February. 1st row, left to right: Te'Unna Elmore, Makaylin Evans, Thomas Nickles, Juan Velazquez-Gutierrez, Davis Stanley, Olivia Martin. 2nd row: Jonathan Rausch, DeStalain Brown, Luke Stone, Ta'Maury Wakefield, Carlee Mobley, Alexis Brooks, Owen Henderson. 3rd row: Ian Foges, Zariunna Hall, Grady Overholt, Jacob Arant, Cole Royster, Olivia Robertson, Malachi Willis.
The Kindergartners at JCCE are all geared of for South Carolina Day! The students created the state flower, the Yellow Jasmine, and made the state flag out of their hand prints. The students enjoyed drawing themselves on the state of South Carolina to represent their hometown, Calhoun Falls. Students received a special visit from Coach Newton's dog, Sage, a Boykin Spaniel which is the state dog. What a great day to be at JCCE!!!
Congratulations to our National School Breakfast Week grand prize winner, Cherokee Trail fourth-grader Brennan Louk! He won a Walmart Gift Card, a Start Your Engine water bottle, and a Start Your Engine drawstring bag. Thanks to all of our students and staff for making National School Breakfast Week great!
Want to join the staff of one of the best performing school districts in the state? Then, take a look at some of our current classified positions and complete the online application at https://goo.gl/wcUwdF
Want to join the staff of one of the best performing school districts in the state? Then, take a look at some of our current certified positions and complete the online application at https://goo.gl/wcUwdF.
Westwood Elementary is proud to announce their Star Students for the month of January. Left to right.: 1st row, left to right: Tyler Hudson, Rashaan Thomas, Maddy Stone, Katey Rose Marshall, Yenqui Gutierrez-Ortiz, Ruthie New. 2nd row: Aedan Hall, Carolyn Brooks Snow, Hayden Payne, Felix Cassarubias-Bello, Abigail Gambrell, Eden Nelson, Jonah Wright, Santonia London. 3rd row: Logan Haddon, Mc'Kaylyn Gary, Nykia Goodwin, Mayce Hite, Troy Rodgers, Zy'Keriah McCouller.
Feb. 11-15 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Don't forget to thank your local school bus drivers and head on over to http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org/love-the-bus/ for some fun activities centered around celebrating the hard work of our school bus drivers! Thanks!