Our students had the opportunity last week to visit the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit. According to their website, "The purpose of the Mobile Education Exhibit is not to only Teach the next generation about service and sacrifice, but to share stories of patriotism and love of country to communities around the United States."
#EmpowerUp update | In December, SDPC announced our partnership with Tri-County Technical College to bring EmpowerUp - Adult Workforce Development offerings right to our community! 📚🛠️ The EmpowerUp partnership is a unique opportunity that offers a variety of fast, flexible, and locally-relevant training programs at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center. Check out the exciting TCTC courses down below and visit tctc.edu/empowerup or click here (https://5il.co/2fa5b) for more info! Courses Offered soon: 📚 Workzone Flagger Training + OSHA 10-Hour Construction Standards: March 4 - 8 📚 Consultative Selling: Certified Sales Professional: March 4 - April 10 📚 Certified Logistics Technician Associate: March 4 - April 10 📚 Pre-Highway Construction Inspector/Testing Technician - Asphalt Roadway1: March 18 -2 8 📚 Certified Production Technician2: April 8 -19 📚 Commercial Truck Driver Training (CDL): April 10 Don't miss this chance to empower yourself with new skills and opportunities. For more information, contact TCTC at 865-646-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. #tctcedu #EngagingToday #EmpoweringTomorrow
Attention 8th Grade students:
Congratulations to our Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Month: Jordan Webb and Gavin Mock. Gavin is a member of the Boys Varsity Basketball team and Jordan is a member of the Girls Varsity Basketball team. This month’s Scholar-Athlete awards are sponsored in honor of Coach Gary Monroe for his dedication to Blue Flame Basketball for the past 40 years. 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
Happy National School Counseling Week to our four school counselors: Ansley Cudd, Frances Hulme, Savannah Clark and Brandi Guyette! We asked each of our counselors why they wanted to become a counselor and what they enjoy most about their job. Mrs. Cudd, Senior class counselor, said, "I became a school counselor to help students reach their potential and help them reach their goals. This is also the reason that I love my job so much!" Mrs. Hulme, Junior class counselor, told us, "I became a School Counselor because I love to help others and wanted to serve in a way that could impact the next generation. I enjoy my job because every day is so different! We work with all students in the areas of academic success, career development, and the personal/social realm. So, each day brings its own joys, challenges, and adventures." Sophomore class Counselor, Ms. Clark, shared, "I became a school counselor because each young person should be met where they're at, yet be encouraged to dream bigger than they thought possible. I enjoy my job because my students share something new they're up to each day, like a new driver's permit, a great grade, or how they spent the weekend with loved ones! I love celebrating these things!” Mrs. Guyette, Freshman class counselor explained, "I became a school counselor because middle school and high school are hard and I wanted to be able to help young people as they figure out life. I enjoy my role because I get to do just that!" She added that "there is always something different going on and sometimes I get to make a great connection or help a student find their own solutions and strengths." We appreciate all four of our school counselors and how hard they work to support the students, faculty and staff here at Pickens High School!
FEBRUARY SIC MEETING
This Friday, January 26 is the last day to purchase a personalized yearbook through Jostens. After Friday, un-personalized yearbooks will still be available to purchase through MySchoolBucks and on the Jostens website WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Yearbooks through JOSTENS: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1042365/PICKENS-HIGH-SCHOOL/2024-Yearbook/20230711043529120152/CATALOG_SHOP
Happy School Board Appreciation Month! We extend our gratitude to Mr. Shannon Haskett, our dedicated School Board Member, for his tireless efforts in serving Pickens. Thank you to Mr. Haskett and all of our board members for supporting the School District of Pickens County in engaging students today to empower them for tomorrow.
Semester 2 Open House at PHS
Nominate your teachers for the 2023-2024 Teacher Superlatives in The Gem!
Please email or call Mrs. Betsy Kelley with any questions. email@example.com
Winter Bluegrass Jubilee
Our Town Auditions
New Bell Schedule starting in January.
🎓The deadline for Senior Ads has been extended through January! Link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/ybAdDesigner/1042365/-/2023113018151830764/CATALOG_SHOP/
Congratulations to our Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Month: Tara Ann Rogers and Brooks Dow. Brooks is a member of the Varsity Basketball team and Tara Ann is a member of the JV Basketball team. This month’s Scholar-Athlete awards are sponsored by Tim and Kelly Sheppard in memory of Mrs. Sheppard’s brother, Michael Simmons. 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
Attention Parents/Guardians of Pickens County students! Click Here (https://bit.ly/47IbEpT) for info about an exciting new program for adults in Pickens County! You can earn certifications in the fields of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Commercial Truck Driver Training (CDL), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), and Electrical Wiring. Classes begin in January! For more information, visit - www.tctc.edu/EmpowerUp
Festival of the Flame: this Thursday! See you there!
Attention students and parents/guardians: During statewide testing, students are not permitted to use, or be in possession of any electronic device. Devices must be powered off and put in backpacks upon entry into the testing room. If you have any questions about testing please contact our testing coordinator, Betsy Kelley.