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Class of 2021!
Photos courtesy of Bart Boatwright Photography. Click on the photo above to see the TRHS Photo Gallery Page.
Expectations for Student Dress and Appearance
With the first day of classes less than three weeks away students should see the document linked below as a reminder of the expectations of dress and appearance. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 17th.
Expectations for Student Dress and Appearance
Dog Training Information
What: Freshman Orientation for all first year freshman (and sophomores that attended virtual school last year) in a fun and interactive setting. Be ready to have some fun!!!
When: Thursday, August 5 (9 am – 1 pm)
You must be signed into your GCS Google account to register. If you are new to GCS and do not yet have a GCS Google account, please call 864-355-0000 to register your student.
For students interested in running for freshman office, we will hold a meeting at the close of Dog Training from 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Dog Training is not mandatory.
Dog Training Registration Form
Painted Parking Spaces
The Athletic Booster Club is accepting applications for students to paint their parking spaces. Parking applications must be purchased and approved by TRHS Staff in order for you to qualify for a painted parking space. Please click the link below to download the application. Questions can be directed to the booster club through their email at
Painted Parking Spaces Information and Application (PDF)
Attention Parents of Freshmen
We are excited to have your student join us at TRHS this year. As students enter the 9th grade, they are required to pay their class dues. The class dues cover a variety of expenses throughout the course of their time with us at TRHS. An example of expenses are postage for mailings, class events, and ultimately the expense of their graduation during their senior year. The cost for the dues are $50 and we request that this paid by August 31. The dues can be paid through My School Bucks (MSB). If you have not yet set up a MSB account please take time to do so as this will be the primary source of payments during your student’s time with us. If you are new to MSB, please be sure to add your student to your account when prompted to do so during the account setup process. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the school at 864-355-0000.
TRHS Kids Cheer Camp Information
TRHS Cheer will be hosting a Kids Cheer Camp for rising K4 through 5th graders. The camp will be the week of August 2nd through 5th from 9am until 11:30am in the Gymnasium. The cost is $50 per camper payable using My School Bucks. Please complete the form linked below to register. You can make payment using the second link below.
TRHS Kids Camp Registration Form
TRHS Kids Cheer Camp Payment Link
Parking Sign Up Information
Parking permits for seniors will be available Sunday, July 18 – Saturday, July 24. Permits for all grades will be available beginning Sunday, July 25. Please see the link below for information on how to sign up for parking.
TRHS Student Parking Webpage
Underclassmen Photo Information
Underclassmen photos will take place on the first day of school August 17th and make up pictures are on September 8th.
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.
Be sure to like us on our official TRHS Instagram page as well. The site is public.
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)
Use our Online Store to pay class dues and much more.
Make a Donation
Athletic Donations and Sponsorships
Athletic Insurance (Middle School/Homeschool)
Boys Basketball Team Camp
Boys Swim Team Travel Gear
Girls Swim Team Travel Gear
Weekly Message Transcript
Go to the TRHS Calendar Page
Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. You will need to sign up/create an account in order to have access to Parent Backpack. 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. See the Creating a TRHS Parent Backpack document for instructions. After you have signed up fill out the Parent Backpack Activation Form.
Submit Absence Excuses Online
Parents can submit Absence Excuses Online by using the link below. If the absence requires documentation, you can scan or take a photo of the required documentation and upload it directly through the form as a document, PDF file, or image file. You will need to log into a Google account to submit the form and it can be your student's school account.
Absence Excuse Submission Form
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.
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.
Summer Office Hours
Monday through Wednesday
7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch each day from
12:00 until 1:00 p.m.
Counseling Department Summer Hours
Welcome Back Letter from Mr. Bruce
(8/1/2021 / Principal Bruce)
Dear Travelers Rest Devildog Parents and Students,
I hope you are excited about the 2021-22 school year that is just around the corner. I am thrilled and excited about the new opportunities that are in store for Travelers Rest High School this year. I look forward to working with you and your student on one of the most important tasks ever – educating our future leaders.
There will be several new changes at Travelers Rest High School this year. I believe that change is a good thing when we focus on what is best for our students and the community. Also, I believe we cannot succeed unless we work together and focus on our students – especially during these unique times. To help you prepare for the school year's opening, please take note of the information in the Welcome Back Letter at the link below.
Welcome Back Letter from Mr. Bruce (PDF file)
Class of 2021 Holds Commencement Ceremony
(6/2/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Class of 2021 held their Commencement Ceremony at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Wednesday afternoon. Eli Verdin, Salutatorian, and Zack Verdin, Valedictorian, spoke to the class. As we come to the end of a year full of challenges we express congratulations to all of this year's graduates.
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Photo Gallery
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony GCS Photos
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony YouTube Video
Symphonic Winds Presents Spring Concert
(5/28/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Symphonic Winds took the stage on Thursday night to present a Spring Concert. The program included "Arabian Dances", "On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss", "An American Elegy", "Fire Dance", and "To Gather the Tribes", which was composed by director Carl Wylie. Mr. Wylie is on medical leave so Mr. Avery Jeffeaux conducted the ensemble. The five senior band members are Elizabeth Bass, Kimberly Monroe, Emily Wilkie, Cameron Aroneck, and Brandon Brazeale (not pictured.)
Spring Concert Photo Gallery
Verdins Compete in North/South Tennis Classic
(5/26/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)
Eli Verdin helped lead the North Tennis Team to a 6-3 win over the South Team in the North/South All-Star Tennis Classic this past weekend. Zack Verdin played on the South Team. Congratulations to Zack and Eli for being chosen to play in this event. The North team was coached by George Harrelson.
Eli was named to the 4A/5A All State team this past week as well. Congratulations again to the entire Devildog Tennis Team and to Coach Alford for winning their 4th straight Region Championship.
North/South Tennis Classic Photos
Employees of the Month for April and May
(5/25/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)
Tiffany Lanier, a Social Studies teacher at TRHS, and Amy Roessler, an Assistant Principal, were named Employees of the Month for April and May. They are pictured above with Steve Borklund from State Farm Insurance and Carlos Kilgore from George Coleman Ford, sponsors for the Employee of the Month program. Congratulations, ladies!
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