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Additional Seat Time Recovery Dates
We are offering additional days for students to earn seat-time for first semester. Seat Time Recovery is offered in three-hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays and six-hour sessions on Saturdays. The cost is $10.00 for 3 hours or $20.00 for 6 hours. You may sign up in the front office Monday through Friday before 2:00 pm. Cash Only. Once you have paid and signed up, you will receive a contract. Your contract and photo ID will be your entrance ticket to Seat Time. If you have any questions regarding Seat Time, please contact your grade level administrator.
Additional dates include January: 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, & 27
Advisory Schedule on Wednesday
We will follow the Advisory Bell Schedule on Wednesday with the SEL Class being offered following 1st Block.
ACCESS Testing Information
ACCESS testing will be February 1-4
Tuesday, Feb 1: Reading
Wednesday, Feb 2: Listening
Thursday, Feb 3: Writing
Friday, Feb 4: Speaking
Please contact Dr. Rees with any questions.
Interested in Teacher Cadets?
Any rising junior or senior who wants to apply to take the Teacher Cadet course next year should see Mrs. Mason in room 206 for an application. This class is for students who want to teach or work with children in the future or those who simply love kids. To qualify, a student must have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA and excellent teacher references. This class is dual credit and therefore will earn you both high school and college credit. Applications are due back by Wednesday, February 2, so please do not delay picking one up. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Mason.
Interested in Playing Boys' Golf?
There will be a meeting on Friday January 28th at 4pm for any student interested in playing Boys Golf this spring. The meeting will be held in room 119. If you have any questions please see Coach Keen.
Girls' Soccer Tryout Information
Tryouts for the Women's Varsity Soccer Team will be on Monday, January 31st, and Tuesday, February 1st, from 4:15-6:00 PM. All athletes must have a physical in order to tryout. Please see Coach Rierson with any questions.
Zapf, Anderson, and Brown to be Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Megan Smith Zapf, Tony Anderson and Andrew Brown will be inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 4, 2022, in a ceremony to be held between the Devildog girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Walhalla High School.
Megan Smith Zapf (Class of 2002) was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity letters and awards in women’s basketball and women’s soccer. Tony Anderson (Class of 1969) was a four-sport athlete earning multiple Varsity letters and awards in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Andrew Brown (Class of 2015) was a multiple sport athlete earning Varsity letters and awards in basketball, baseball, and track.
Athletic Hall of Fame Full Press Release
Attention Juniors and Seniors Interested in Internships
Current Juniors and Seniors who are interested in internships for 2nd semester: Please take a look at the internship opportunities available through LaunchGVL! Click on the link below and take a look at the flyer to see which companies are hiring, what the pay is, the job description, etc. There is a resume required and an interview process. These are great opportunities to help build a resume or add to your college applications! Reach out to your counselor with any questions. Deadline to apply is February 1st.
Internship Opportunities Flyer
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)
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.
Use our Online Store to pay class dues and much more.
Make a Donation
Athletic Donations and Sponsorships
Athletic Insurance (Middle School/Homeschool)
Devildog Anglers Dues (Middle School and Home School Students)
Devildog Anglers Donations
Weekly Message Transcript
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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.
Social Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning is a term used to describe traits students need to be prepared for opportunities in life, education, and employment. GCS has committed to building a better graduate, which includes social and emotional skills like perseverance, integrity, work ethic, and interpersonal skills. These are all skills that the business community has emphasized are needed for our students to become healthy and effective employees. For more information see the link below.
GCS Social Emotional Learning Webpage
SEL Flyer (PDF)
SEL Information Letter and Opt-Out Form (PDF)
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 Traveler' Wins Awards
(1/26/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)
The 2020-2021 edition of The Traveler titled A Matter of Perspective has won a FIRST-PLACE award with Special Category Awards for Best Theme, Best Use of Color, and Best Division Pages in the American Scholastic Press Association's (ASPA) Annual yearbook competition. The ASPA claimed The Traveler "shows excellence in the fields of page design, writing, theme, and contains elements/sections of a truly memorable yearbook that will be treasured for years to come." The editors of the yearbook are graduated, students: Rionnelee Peace, Kimberly Lightle, and Emma Ellison.
Rapid Tests Now Accepted
(1/12/2022 / TRHS Webmaster)
We will accept verification of those negative test results at the school starting Wednesday, January 12. However, students must receive district-issued quarantine guidance through the school BEFORE they submit verification of at-home rapid-test results. Students who have no symptoms can take an at-home test on or after Day 4 of quarantine, and if they get a negative test result, they can come back to school on Day 6 of quarantine.
To return to school, you must submit the DHEC-required Attestation Form found at the link below. You can do this by bringing the form into the front office, or you can email it to email@example.com. Parents will receive specific dates and steps for submitting those results will be sent to you in the district-issued guidance provided by the school at the start of quarantine. Again, please note that students must receive district-issued quarantine guidance through the school BEFORE they submit verification of at-home rapid-test results.
Details about this process can also be found on the district website at the link below.
DHEC Attestation Form
Rapid Test Information on GCS Website
Chorus Presents Winter Concert
(12/14/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Choral Program presented a Winter Concert on Tuesday night along with the 8th grade choir from Northwest Middle School. The program included several traditional holiday favorites and audience participation. The program ended with three pieces sung by the combined choirs.
Chorus Winter Concert Photo Gallery
Gillespie Breaks Cross Country Record
(12/10/2021 / TRHS Webmaster)
The baton was officially passed on Thursday night when Terry Paden (TR class of '83) met Griffin Gillespie (class of '22) for the first time. Terry Paden ran cross country for Coach Dana Cash and set the school cross country record in 1982 at the state championship meet with a time of 16:03 (5:09 mile average). He finished 5th that day and got all-state honors. The record had stood for 39 years until this year when Gillespie broke the record at the Woodmont Invite with a time of 15:46 (5:04 mile average). Both individuals will have their names on the track/cross country record board as #1 and #2, and they are the standard bearers for TR distance running.
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