Congrats to our Pickens Bands students and their accomplishments! These students were selected to represent the Pickens Bands program in the SCBDA Region 1 Honor Band and SCBDA All-State Honor Band!
2022 4A State Championship Girls Golf Team received their championships ring today at PHS. Great job Ladies!
PHS News: Mr. James Reynolds has been named the next head Football Coach at Pickens High School. Click the link in our bio for the full story!
3K and 4K Application Process is Open for the 2023-24 School Year! SDPC is now accepting applications for our 3K and 4K programs for the 2023-24 school year! For more information, please visit our Pre-K website at www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/pre-k-information-page. Note: 5K Registration will begin on January 11.
Happy New Year! See you bright and early Tuesday morning for the start of the second semester! 💙🔥
💙🔥WARM 💙🔥 thoughts and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Congratulations to our Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Month: Angelo Spadaro and Mikayla Cruell. This month’s recipients are being sponsored by Tim and Kelly Sheppard in memory of Kelly's brother, Mike Simmons. Angelo is a member of the Wrestling team and Mikayla is a member of the JV Basketball team. Student-athletes were recommended by their teachers, and a committee reviewed the nominations to determine this month's recipients. We are proud of our student-athletes for demonstrating excellence in the classroom! #goblueflame
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Book Walk during the Festival of the Flame. Students were able to walk through the book, “The Tree that’s Meant to Be” and color their own, unique tree. A collection of your work is displayed in the halls of PHS.
Congratulations to the PHS Bass Anglers as they wrap up their first semester of competition. They had 3rd place finishes for the team at South Cove and Lake Russell. They finished in the top 10 at Green Pond this past weekend. They will crank back up in January at South Cove.
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Congratulations to Katelynn Halbert and Gracie Ellenburg, members of “The Beamer Club,” who won the Skills Competition and the VEX Robotics Competition today! #goblueflame
SENIOR DEADLINES: The Senior Portrait Directory/quote forms must be turned in to Dr. Watson (Room 116) by this Friday, December 2nd. Forms are available outside Room 116 or can be printed from this link: https://5il.co/1l6gq Senior Ads must be created and purchased online by Dec. 2nd at: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/ybAdDesigner/1042365/-/20220707131537693125/CATALOG_SHOP/
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all of you! 💙🔥
The PHS Band is having their annual gift wrap fundraiser. See more information below. Also, SANTA WILL BE HERE! Come see Santa on Dec. 3, get your gifts wrapped and support our band program!
The Dream Center Resale Store Pickens has co-partnered with the PRIME Transition program over the past year to provide real world vocational training experiences in retail skills. PRIME instructor, Mr. Tod Tomlinson was asked to speak at their Dream Big event this week. Pickens High School is very thankful for the hard work Mr. Tomlinson, Mrs. Croker and Mrs. Wright have put into this program and their students! Read More: https://pickenscosc.sites.thrillshare.com/o/phs/article/912037
EOC Testing Announcement: During EOC testing, students may not be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, timing, creating images, or storing images. These devices and all belongings will be placed at the front of the room during testing.
Come Tuesday, November 15, at 6 PM to learn more about the SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Accelerate program. We will meet with Dr. Zaria O'Bryant from GSSM at 6 PM at the SDPC District Office to discuss the details of the program and your questions about the application process.
The Miss Gem pageant will be this Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6pm in the Pickens High School Center for Performing Arts. Elvis will be in the building for an Evening in Graceland as 31 ladies compete for various class titles including the title of Miss Gem. No tickets will be sold at the door; tickets MUST be purchased in advance through Ticketleap, and sales end at noon on Saturday. You do not want to miss this Evening in Graceland, where our contestants and Elvis are going to rock the stage!
We had a wonderful day celebrating veterans today at PHS! This morning we hosted a breakfast for our local veterans. Student Council ran the serving line, and the staff of The Sapphire interviewed our local veterans. During the assemblies throughout the day we featured biographies of two veterans who work at PHS - Mrs. Just (US Army) and Mr. Murphy (US Navy). Our Social Studies Department also gave a presentation on Veterans contributions to democracy (1931-1950). Our guest speaker for each assembly today was a Green Beret raised right here in Pickens - US Army Major, Marcus Bridges. Senior Adam Marsh performed “Taps” to round out the Veterans Day Program. Thank you to all the veterans, students, faculty, staff and community members who were part of our Veterans Day Celebration! A special thank you to all of our veterans who have served our country. We, here at PHS, greatly appreciate your service.