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Wade Hampton Awarded Palmetto Gold Award!
The State Superintendent of Education announced the Palmetto Gold recipients for 2014 on Wednesday of this week. It is with great pride that we announce to you that Wade Hampton High is the recipient of a Palmetto Gold Award for General Performance for the 7th year in a row! The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program, founded in 1998, recognizes schools for general performance and closing the achievement gap. Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either the gold or silver designation. Way to go Generals!
Mrs. Leavitt Finalist for 2013 President's Award
Congratulations to Mrs. Beth Leavitt. Mrs. Leavitt was recognized on Wednesday, April 14, at the State Board of Education Meeting as one of five finalists in the state of South Carolina for the 2013 Presidents Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She was recognized by State Superintendent Education Mick Zais.
GCSD is hosting three separate “College Night” presentations, on April 28 (Carolina HS); April 29 (Mauldin HS); and April 30 (Eastside HS). These events will begin at 7:00 PM each night and are for ANY grade student to attend with his/her parents if he/she has any inclination about playing sports at the college level. Click here to see our flier with more information.
Congratulations to Grant Hunter, named one of the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year Finalists!
2014-15 Teacher of the Year Finalists Named! Ten finalists have been selected in the 2014-15 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year program. The Selection Committee will choose the next Teacher of the Year after participating in classroom observations and individual interviews with the Top Ten. The announcement naming Greenville County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year will be made in August.
WHHS ranks high on the list of Americas Most Challenging High Schools for 2014
The Washington Post has released it list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” for 2014. Wade Hampton High School was #802 out of the over 1900 public and private schools that were ranked nationally and #401 among schools in the south. Within the state of SC, WHHS is an impressive #8! America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that's a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E). Wade Hampton’s index score was 2.383. You can read more about this program at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/
Attention Seniors! Several scholarships have been updated on Ms. Broka's website--go check it out! Also, please remember there is an ACT test this Saturday. Be sure to bring your pencil, ID, admission ticket, and appropriate calculator! The deadline to register for the next SAT is this Friday February 7th! After this, there will not be another SAT administered until May. If you have not taken the SAT yet, please sign up immediately.