McKissick Academy of Science & Technology (MAST) has been named a 2023 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. MAST is one of only five elementary schools in South Carolina to receive a Merit award in 2023. [https://mast.pickens.k12.sc.us/o/mast/article/1106490 ]
SDPC is celebrating Youth Arts Month with art exhibitions at each of the four high schools. Select artworks from each school will be on display at their local high school. All exhibitions are free of entry. In addition, the SDPC All-County Art Exhibition will take place at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History during the month of April. Dates and times of exhibitions: Daniel Region - March 21st 6:00 - 7:00 pm Easley Region - March 23rd 5:30 - 7:00 pm Liberty Region - March 21st 5:30 - 6:30 pm Pickens Region - March 21st 5:30 - 7:30pm
This summer, the School District of Pickens County is excited to be able to host a three-week summer camp from June 5-23, 2023, called ArtsVenture for current 4th - 8th grade students. The camp will focus on the areas of Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music (Strings), Instrumental Music (Band), Theater/Drama, Visual Arts. For more information, click here - https://bit.ly/3YUDDhe
Reminder There will be no school for students on: Monday, February 13, 2023 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 These days are planned school breaks on the 2022-2023 calendar. You can view the entire school calendar and future drafts here - https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/spdc-calendars
The School District of Pickens County Board of Trustees approved three leadership positions at the January 23, 2023, regular meeting. These positions include: 📚Dr. Paula Alexander - Executive Director of Elementary Education ✏️Michelle Craddock - Executive Director of Human Resources 🎒Wanda Tharpe - Executive Director of Secondary Education These leaders will begin their new positions at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year. To learn more, please visit the link below: https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/article/971775
As we are now in the 3rd nine weeks of school in Pickens County, there are a few important updates and reminders that you should know about: CLICK HERE for a pdf of the January 13, 2023 PARENT UPDATE - https://5il.co/1n9g4
5K Registration and Pre-K applications are now OPEN for the 2023-2024 School Year! 🎒For more information about 5K registration, please visit: https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/registration 📚For more information about the 3K & 4K Application Process, please visit here: https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/pre-k-information-page
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.
It is almost time for 3K, 4K, and 5K students to enroll for the 2023-2024 School Year! SDPC will start registration for the 2023-2024 school year beginning in January. Please help us share this with your family and neighbors who have children in the 3K, 4K, and 5K age range. Tell them to watch for information from our district on how to register their children soon!
Congratulations to the Easley High School - the 4A Competitive Cheer State Champions!!
Congratulations D.W. Daniel Marching Band for being named the 3A State Champions!
Congratulations Pickens High School Lady Blue Flame Golf Team for winning the 4A State Championship! They won by 23 strokes!!
Today is the last day to nominate a teacher in SDPC to participate in the Extra Yard for Teachers challenge. In partnership with Eckrich, the Extra Yard for Teachers is giving teachers the chance to win $1 Million to fund classroom resources! If selected, your teacher will be able to participate in the throw during the Clemson University vs. Miami game on November 19, 2022, where they will be eligible to win $1 million to fund classroom resources. Nominate a teacher today at: bit.ly/3A45Yrk
We are closely monitoring the weather as South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Ian. At this time, there are no changes to the school schedule. We are continuously in contact with emergency preparedness officials and other agencies. We will let you know if any changes are made to normal school operations.
Free and Reduced LUNCH Applications for 2022-2023 Over the past two years, SDPC has been able to provide free meals to our students due to the USDA waivers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This federally funded free school meal program is no longer available beginning the 2022-2023 school year. If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them next year, but you MUST TAKE ACTION to make it happen. To learn more about eligibility and the free and reduced program, visit: www.sdpcnutrition.com To apply now, visit: bit.ly/3afH7Yd If you have any questions, please contact our Student Nutrition department : (864)397-1167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising juniors and rising seniors are invited to attend the SDPC Work-Based Learning Student Job Fair. SDPC students and businesses can register and find out more information at [tinyurl.com/MY-SDPC-WBL].
We are hiring! Do you know anyone searching for positions such as teachers, custodial staff, summer camp workers, guidance counselors, coaches, and more? Please share these opportunities with them. There are immediate opportunities for custodians at Easley High School and Clemson Elementary. Visit pickens.k12.sc.us/page/join-our-team to apply online. Join our SDPC team!
The School District of Pickens County (SDPC) is undergoing a refresh of its Core Values, Beliefs, Mission, and Vision Statements to reflect the thoughts and feelings of the community. With that in mind, we are currently asking students, parents, community members, and staff to help shape the future of PreK-12 education in Pickens County. For more information about how you can contribute to this effort, CLICK HERE: www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/vision2022
The 2022 SDPC All-County Chorus Concert will take place on 4/8/22 at Liberty High School. The guest clinician/conductor is Dr. Chris Hansen from Anderson University. A Live Feed & Recording of the concert will be available at this link: https://youtu.be/Lvi19vaOwd0
SDPC News: Any high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about TECHNICAL CAREER PATHWAYS can attend an an orientation at the Pickens County Career & Technology Center on Tue., April 5 at 6PM. For more information click here - https://bit.ly/378yn45