Sculpture at the Greer Cannon Center
News and Announcements
2016-2017 Career Center Application
The 2016-2017 application to attend Bonds Career Center is now available on the BACKPACK portal for students who wish to apply for enrollment (click on "Programs" once logged into Backpack). The application window will be open through March 24. Program acceptance decisions will be available on April 21 in the Backpack system. Greenville County School District students must use their district username and password to access Backpack. Grades, discipline, and attendance will be reviewed for each applicant. Acceptance is not based on first come, first served. However, in the event that a course has more applicants than available seats, the date the student completed the application could be used as a tie breaker. Homeschool, Private School, or out-of-district students will need to "sign up for an account" and follow the prompts to apply. Click HERE to access the application. In-district students may link a personal email account and/or mobile phone number for text messaging by clicking the "gear" near the top right of the Backpack portal, and then click on the corresponding tabs.
Bonds Supports Greer Relief
Mr. Spencer and his Mechatronics students led the Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser to benefit Greer Relief, which is a non-profit agency with a mission to alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness in the Greater Greer area. Mr. Spencer presented a check for $412.06 on behalf of Bonds Career Center to Greer Relief on December 18, just in time for the Christmas holiday and New Year. Also, just before Thanksgiving, the Bonds SkillsUSA student organization held a food drive to support Greer Relief. Over 600 food items were donated just before the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Culinary Arts program was the winner of the canned food drive competition, with the highest giving percentage per student. Thank you to everyone who supported the canned food drive and the monetary fundraiser to help people in our community. #BondsGivesBack
Machine Tool Program receives $10,000 grant
The Gene Haas Foundation is proud to support Bonds Career Center with a $10,000 grant to be used for scholarships, summer camps, Skills USA, and counselor education, regarding manufacturing careers. Mr. Gordon Eargle, representing the Gene Haas Foundation, presented the check to Mr. Morris, Bonds administration, and the Machine Tool Senior students on November 20. Mr. Eargle commented, "I would like to personally thank Mr. Roy Morris for his commitment to train students in CNC Machining and Advanced Manufacturing here at J. Harley Bond’s Career Center. We hope that this grant from the Gene Haas Foundation will allow them to further their mission here in Greer, SC and the surrounding areas." In less than 4 years Mr. Morris has more than tripled enrollment in the Machine Tool program, built strong relationships with local industries, and prepared the students to be competitive employees which has led to apprenticeship opportunities for most of the program completers. Thank you Mr. Morris for all that you do for students at Bonds and congratulations on earning this huge grant!
Mechatronics Students Earn Certification
Each student in Mr. Spencer’s Mechatronics 2 class has successfully completed the Siemens Corporations On-line course "Basics of Applied Electronics". They were presented a certificate of completion in class on November 23, 2015. The students will have an opportunity to earn more certifications through the series of Siemens on-line courses. Congratulations guys!