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Special Permission Forms Due November 15th
Just a friendly reminder that if you received a special permission renewal (green) form, it needs to be returned no later than Friday, November 15th. Please return this form to Mrs. Arnold in the Guidance Office. Thank you!
Attention 2nd Semester AP World History Students
There will be a meeting in Coach Wilson's room C106 during the second half of PowerHour on Thursday, November 21st for all second semester AP World History students. If you can not make the meeting you must come to room C106 to pick up your copy of the required course reading no later than Tuesday, November 26th.
Canned Food Drive Next Week
The Annual Travelers Rest High School Canned Food Drive will take place next week, November 18th through the 22nd. All donated food will go to our local food bank. Please remember those in our neighborhood in need in this holiday season of Thanksgiving. Look for more details from your Student Council.
Band to Perform at Monkey Wrench
The band will be performing a variety of music at Monkey Wrench on Main Street Thursday night, November 21st from 5:30 until 7:30.
Carols and Crafts on Nov. 23rd
The Bands of Travelers Rest will present "Carols and Crafts Holiday Market" on Saturday, November 23rd from 10am until 2pm in the Commons Area. There will be a variety of vendors, food, and entertainment. For more information click on the image above to see the flyer.
Check Out the Latest Scholarship Opportunities
College is expensive but there are a lot of scholarships available that can help reduce your costs. The Counseling Department regularly updates a list of scholarships so be sure to check often to see what might be new. There are deadlines to apply so don't delay. See the link below for the newest list. If you have any questions please see Ms. Carter in the Counseling Office.
Latest Scholarship Update
Seat Time Recovery This Saturday
Seat Time Recovery will be held at Travelers Rest this Saturday, the 16th. Sign up with Ms. Small in the Bookkeeper's Office by noon on Friday. The cost is $10 for 3 hours and $20 for 6 hours.
Scholarship Lab on Thursday
The first Scholarship Lab will be held Thursday, November 24th in the media center conference room during the entire power hour. This is the opportunity for Juniors/Seniors to get 1 on 1 help with scholarship applications, essays, etc. There will be handouts with writing tips and a variety of helpful information given. Please drop by during either half of power hour, students are not required to stay the full hour. Students must bring chrome books! Please see Ms. Carter in guidance for more information.
Attention Third Year Students
Attention all third-year students! You received an ACT/SAT choice letter that must be be signed and brought back to school. Choose if you want to take the ACT, SAT, or opt out of testing. Even if you want to opt-out of testing, you must get the form signed and bring it back to school! All forms must be signed and returned by Friday, November 15th. If you need another copy, please see Ms. Smith in room C105.
EOC and Exam Test Dates
Here are the dates for the Fall Semester End of Course tests and Exams.
Friday, December 13th
English 1 and English 2 TDA
Monday, December 16th
English 1 and English 2
Tuesday, December 17th
Wednesday, December 18th
Algebra 1 and USHC
Thursday, December 19th
Exams (1st and 3rd)
Friday, December 20th
Exams (2nd and 4th)
Interested in the Fine Arts Center?
Attention students interested in attending the Fine Arts Center next year. If you would like to attend the Fine Arts Center Visitation Day on Thursday, November 21st, please see Mrs. Scott in Guidance for appropriate paper work. All paperwork is due back by Friday, November 15th.
Parent Backpack Information
A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:
View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
View their student's school and contact information
Manage parent and contact information for their students
Please note that once you have requested Backup access you need to come to the school and show a driver's license to complete the activation. Please see the link below for instructions and a video tutorial on the process.
Backpack for Parents Instructions
Teaching Fellows Scholarship Information
The application for the Teaching Fellows scholarship is open from September 1 to December 1. This scholarship is worth $24,000 for four years. Seniors who plan to major in education should see Mrs. Mason or a guidance counselor for more information about the scholarship.
Buy Your Devildog Gear
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The Travelers Rest High School community believes that the high school program should prepare every student to live and compete in a global society, setting academic standards within a curriculum appropriate for each student, and provide a learning climate of order, safety, respect, and purpose.
We exist to educate students both academically and socially so that they become responsible citizens of our local and global community.
The faculty and staff see Travelers Rest High School not as an end but as a beginning of a journey toward enlightenment.
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Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly. Visit Parent Backpack and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account - English Directions or Direcciones en Español.
Emergency Text Alerts
If you would like to receive text alerts and currently have a landline listed as your home number please fill the form below and return it to the main office. By listing a cell phone as your home number you can receive texts for school closings and other emergency information.
Emergency Alert Form (PDF)
Formulario de Alerta de Emergencia (PDF)
TRHS Grade Posting Policy
All grades for your student will be posted within seven (7) calendar days from the date the assignment/assessment is collected. Major projects and lengthy term papers will have grades posted within fourteen (14) calendar days of collecting the assignment.
News Updates can be found at our TRHS News Twitter site. No account is necessary to view the updates.
Be sure to like us on our official TRHS Facebook page as well. Current stories, photos, and news will be updated regularly so check back often and share with your Facebook friends.
(NEW) Be sure to like us on our official TRHS Instagram page as well. The site is public and open to all to view.
Also check out the student-produced newspaper, The Blue and Gold online edition. . It includes the latest news, sports, reviews, opinions, and photo galleries produced by the newspaper staff. You can also download the app on Google Play Store or the App Store. Search for theblueandgold.
For everything you need to know about our yearbook, go to The Traveler website. You can find out how to order, take a peek behind the scenes, and much more. Check it out today!
Additional links to resources:
School Profile Video
School Insurance Flyer (PDF file)
School Insurance Flyer (Spanish)
Chorus and Band Presents Veterans' Day Concert
(11/11/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Chorus and Wind Ensemble presented a Veterans' Day Concert on Monday night. Selections included marches, patriotic pieces, traditional songs and ended with an "Armed Forces Medley" recognizing veterans of all of the different services.
Veterans' Day Concert Photo Gallery
Devildogs Keep the Dog Bowl
(11/1/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs closed out their regular season hosting Berea in the annual Dog Bowl. At the end of the night they would pick up their 8th win of the season for the first time since 1990. They would also become the first team to win four home games since moving into the current stadium.
The Devildogs won the opening coin toss and chose to go on offense. Hendricks scored at the end of a five minute drive and the Devildogs led 6-0. A couple of minutes later Derrick Fields scored on a 16 yard pass and the Devildogs led 12-0. Christian Ciriaco caught a 2 yard pass on the next series and the Devildogs led 20-0 after Wilson Hendricks ran for a 2 point conversion.
Berea was forced to punt in the second quarter and Derrick Fields picked up the punt on a bounce and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown. The Devildogs stopped themselves on their next drive with penalties leading to a 1st and 40. They picked up the first down but Berea stopped them inside the 10 to take over on downs. Brooks Russ-Martin intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown and the Devildogs led 33-0. Hendricks left the game in the second quarter after completing 11 of his 12 passes for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. Zeirean Riley closed out the half scoring on a 17 yard run and the Devildogs led 40-0 at the half.
With a running clock in the second half Berea picked up their only score of the game with a 47 yard TD pass which accounted for over half of their total offense. The Devildogs had 403 yards of offense and held Berea to 82 yards. The Devildogs moved the ball but were unable to score in the second half. With the win they will receive the third seed in the playoffs and will travel to Ridgeview for a rematch of last year's playoff matchup.
Fall Sports Senior Night Ceremony Photo Gallery
Varsity Football vs Berea Photo Gallery
Golden Regiment Halftime Performance Photo Gallery
Student Council Hosts District 5 Rally
(11/1/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Student Council has been working hard preparing to host the SC Association of Student Councils District 5 Rally. The Rally kicked off in the gym on Friday morning with SCASC Chair Chris Hall calling the meeting to order. Devildog Student Council members and students provided entertainment. The opening session concluded with a keynote speech by former Miss South Carolina Daja Dial. Following the opening students participated in workshops and other District 5 business. Congratulations to the TRHS Student Council and sponsors Norm Nolen and Tiffany Lanier for hosting the event for the first time ever.
District 5 Rally Photo Gallery
Devildogs Keep the Jug with a Win Over the Tigers
(10/25/2019 / TRTribune.com)
TRAVELER REST, S.C. — The Travelers Rest High School Devildogs overcame several turnovers and costly penalties to defeat the Blue Ridge High School Tigers 35-28 Thursday night in a AAAA Region 2 contest. The Devildogs improved their overall record to 7-2 (2-2 in AAAA Region 2) while Blue Ridge’s overall record is 3-6 (1-3 in AAAA Region 2).
Blue Ridge took the opening kickoff and registered four first downs on its drive, capped by a Braeden Enloe three-yard touchdown run with 8:49 remaining in the first quarter. Following the extra point kick, the Tigers led 7-0. Travelers Rest scored on the ensuing drive when Zierean Riley ran three yards for a touchdown. The Devildogs elected to go for the two-point conversion, and Wilson Hendricks threw a pass to Derrick Fields to give Travelers Rest an 8-7 lead with 5:23 left in the first quarter.
Following a Devildog fumble and an exchange of punts, the Tigers scored on Enloe’s second touchdown run from three yards out. The Tigers converted the extra point kick to lead 14-8 with 1:08 remaining. The key play on the drive was a Grayson Lofts 33-yard pass to Peytan Diggins. On the Blue Ridge kickoff, Travelers Rest fumbled and the Tigers recovered. With 13 seconds remaining, a Devildog interception return for a touchdown was negated by a penalty.
The Devildogs opened the scoring in the third quarter on a Cam Henderson three-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the score tied at 14 with 8:42 remaining. The Tigers scored on the following drive with Lofts completing a 37-yard touchdown pass to Diggins. The extra point kick was good to give the Tigers a 21-14 lead.
The Devildogs took advantage of a Tiger pass interference call and a 29-yard pass from Hendricks to Henderson to set up first and goal on the five-yard line. Hendricks scored on a one-yard quarterback keeper on 4th down. The Devildogs missed the extra point kick and trailed 21-20 with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter. After a Blue Ridge punt, Travelers Rest drove down the field, with the key play being a 34-yard pass from Hendricks to Drayton Ward to give the Devildogs a first down on the Tiger 13-yard line.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Travelers Rest scored on a Riley three-yard run, with Hendricks completing a pass to Gary Holmes for the two-point conversion to give the Devildogs a 28-21 lead. Following another Blue Ridge punt, the Tigers took advantage of a Travelers Rest fumble and scored three plays later on a Rodrick Robinson three-yard touchdown run. Blue Ridge converted the extra point kick to tie the score at 28 with 7:01 remaining in the game.
The Devildogs took possession at their 33-yard line and, following a Tiger personal foul penalty to give Travelers Rest a 1st-and-10 on the Blue Ridge 36-yard line, scored several plays later on a Hendricks four-yard pass to Fields with 3:10 remaining. Hendricks kicked the extra point to give the Devildogs a 35-28 lead. Blue Ridge threatened, driving from its own 28-yard line to the Travelers Rest 20-yard line, but the Devildog defense stopped the Tigers on a 4th down pass attempt to give Travelers Rest possession on their own 20-yard line with just under one minute to play. The Devildogs ran out the clock and secured the victory.
Travelers Rest Head Coach Ray Gould said his team "fought back in the second half" and “showed a lot of heart."
"You can throw out the records in a rivalry game," Gould said. "Blue Ridge came to play. We overcame a tremendous amount of mistakes. This was a big win for our kids."
The Devildogs will host Berea High School on Friday, November 1st, at 7:30 pm. This will be the final regular season home game for Travelers Rest. Seniors will be recognized before the game.
Football vs Blue Ridge Photo Gallery
Alive at 25 Information
Alive at 25 is an early intervention program developed by the National Safety Council to prevent traffic violations, collisions, and fatalities. It is a 4 ½ hour defensive driving course that addresses the dangers of speeding, failure to use seatbelts, using cell phones while driving, eating while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and more. It focuses on the behaviors that young drivers exhibit behind the wheel, and allows the student to recognize the consequences of those actions. Use the links below to download a flyer about the program or go to their website. You can find upcoming classes on their website using the second link. Completion of the program is required for any student that parks on campus.
Alive at 25 Registration & FAQ Flyer (PDF)
Alive at 25 Registration Page on Website