(6/6/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Class of 2018 completed their high school careers on Wednesday morning in Timmons Arena on the Furman campus as they celebrated their Commencement Ceremony. Olivia James was the Salutatorian and Claire Windsor was the Valedictorian of the class and addressed their classmates and all assembled. For photos from the event click on the links below.
(5/22/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The underclassmen took the stage on Tuesday night for their annual Awards Night. Students received awards in a variety of categories including curriculum awards and academic letters and pins. Congratulations to all award winners! With the school year drawing to a close be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events and exam schedules.
(5/21/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Yearbook Day 2018 started with a special breakfast for the Class of 2018 followed by a "Senior Decision Day" assembly and slideshow. The 2018 edition of The Traveler was then given out to those that purchased yearbooks. The theme this year is "Home" and features a full color cover as seen above. Seniors concluded their morning with cake. The seniors have their final regular day of classes on Tuesday and will take their exams on Wednesday and Thursday.
The underclassmen received their yearbooks at the end of the day. Underclassmen Awards Night will be held on Tuesday night in the auditorium.
(5/17/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Northwest Middle School Eighth Grade Band and the TRHS Symphonic Band presented a Spring Concert on Thursday night. The bands each presented three pieces and then the two bands combined to present the final piece, "Into the Storm" by Robert Smith.
(5/15/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
With the Class of 2018 finishing up their last couple of weeks of classes, they gathered in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium on Tuesday night to recognize their achievements. Pictured above is Claire Windsor with Principal Lou Lavely. Claire was named the Student of the Year by the faculty and staff of Travelers Rest High School. Next Monday will be Yearbook Day and senior exams will be given on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The graduation ceremony will take place in Timmons Arena on the Furman University campus at 9am on June 6th.
(5/15/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Greg Coleman from George Coleman Ford presented a check to Principal Lou Lavely on Tuesday morning. The check was the donation from the Drive 4 UR School event held during Spirit Week.
(5/15/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Mr. Jimmy Harrison for being named Employee of the Month for the month of April. Mr. Harrison is a member of the Maintenance Department at TRHS. He received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's and is pictured above with Greg Coleman from George Coleman Ford.
(5/14/2018 / TRHS Staff)
Congratulations to the Travelers Rest High School Girls Track and Field Team as it finished in ninth place with 27 points at the Class AAAA State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School.
Sophomore Emma Deadwyler led the way with a third-place and all-state performance in the 400. Deadwyler finished the race with a school-record time of 56.86. Junior Taylor Reynolds finished fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:24.25, while junior Taylor Thornton finished fourth in the discus with a school-record and all-state throw of 125-0.
Junior Mycal Bowser finished fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 36-9.75, while junior Bailey Banks finished seventh in the discus with a toss of 106-2. Deadwyler, Reynolds, freshman Anna Kate Highsmith and sophomore Olivia Huskey combined to finish fourth in the 1600-Relay with a school-record time of 4:09.43.
In the Boys Meet, sophomore Hunter Edens finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 46-10.
(5/9/2018 / TRHS Staff)
Congratulations to Travelers Rest High School Seniors Dakota Bragg and Aaron Krinock as they were honored as the school’s Coaches 4 Character ACE Award recipients Tuesday night at Redemption Church in Greenville.
Tuesday night’s guest speaker was University of South Carolina Football Coach Will Muschamp. Bragg and Krinock were both honored with a medal and an opportunity to thank all those that have assisted them in their respective lives.
Travelers Rest History teacher Tiffany Lanier and Counselor Emily Scott were on-hand to honor the two students.
(5/8/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Varsity Chorus presented their annual Spring Concert in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium on Tuesday night. The songs followed the theme of "Night and Day" and included a variety of styles. The eight seniors in the group were also recognized.
(5/1/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog Tennis team cruised into the third round of the playoffs with a 7-0 sweep of North Augusta on Tuesday afternoon. The Devildogs quickly took care of business winning most of their sets with 6-0 scores. As the Region 2 champions the Devildogs will host as long as they win. Their next match will be on Thursday against the winner of the South Pointe vs Daniel match. The winner of that match will play for the Upper State Championship on Monday night. The Devildogs have now won 15 straight matches and have an overall record of 15-2.
(4/30/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog soccer team found itself in a hole early against Wren in the first round of the playoffs. Wren scored in the first seven minutes to take a 1-0 lead and spent most of the first half attacking. Anna Kate Highsmith was fouled in the box with 26 minutes left in the first half and scored on the penalty kick to tie the game. Wren scored again with 17 minutes left in the first half to regain the lead, 2-1.
Things didn't look good for the Lady Devildogs when Wren opened the second half with a goal in the first couple of minutes. Emma Deadwyler answered for the Lady Devildogs a few minutes later with the first of her three goals of the half. Wren would score another goal but Deadwyler scored the winning goal completing the hat trick to give Travelers Rest a 5-4 win. Riley Brown also had a goal for the home team. They will travel to South Aiken on Wednesday night for a second round playoff game.
(4/25/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Congratulations to senior Madison Bruce for being awarded a GCS Golf Tournament Scholarship. Bruce was one of 26 students receiving the scholarship this year.
Greenville County Schools has awarded $39,000 in GCS Golf Tournament scholarships to 26 seniors at a luncheon sponsored by Greenville County Schools Foundation. Seventeen recipients were chosen from entries received from District employees’ children. The remaining scholarship winners were selected from students’ applications across the school system. Over the past 22 years, more than $500,000 has been awarded to high school seniors as part of the GCS Scholarship Program.
The 22st annual Greenville County Schools Golf Tournament was held last fall at Pebble Creek Club. Full Story at GCS Website
(4/23/2018 / Press Release)
Travelers Rest High School Department of Fine Arts presents Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version on April 26-28 at 7 p.m. in the school's Patricia Hunt auditorium at 301 N. Main Street, Travelers Rest.
Join the zany Little Sisters of Hoboken who are raising money to bury their unfortunate sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent chef, Sister Julia (Child of God). In an evening of comic songs, witty dialogue, entertaining dance, and even an audience quiz, you'll leave the theatre laughing. This expanded version of the popular show by Dan Goggin includes old and new characters, led by the Mother Superior, a role made famous by Rue McClanahan.
The show is directed by Carl Wylie, who will also conduct the show. The production team also includes vocal director Peter Simms, choreographer Julie Esworthy, and scenic artist Bronwyn White.
General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version is produced by special arrangement by Samuel French, Inc. Contact producer Tim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-355-1085 for more information.
(4/22/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The 2017 Prom was held on Saturday night at Larkin's Sawmill. Seniors India O'Neal and Liam Campbell (pictured above) were named Prom Queen and King. For photos from the Prom and from the Senior Walk click on the links below.
(4/20/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Mac Reaney pitched a complete game and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning with two strikes and two outs. The win clinched a playoff spot for the Devildogs so that their season will continue.
Union County defeated the Devildogs earlier this week 7-2 and needed another win against the Devildogs to have a chance at a playoff spot. They jumped out to a quick lead in the first inning scoring 2 runs before the Devildogs could settle down and end the inning. Neither team was able to score until the Devildogs finally got on the scoreboard with a run in the fifth inning. They tied the game in the bottom of the sixth.
Union County was able to load the bases in the bottom of the 7th but the Yellow Jackets were unable to score thanks to a big out at the plate. The Devildogs mounted their own threat in the bottom of the seventh. Reaney came to the plate with two outs and runners at first and second. He drove the ball through a hole in the infield with two strikes on him and the winning run crossed the plate giving the Devildogs the win. Playoff details will be announced later but with Blue Ridge beating Greer the Devildogs should have a #3 seed in the playoffs.
(4/20/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
For the 10th year in a row the TRHS Student Council has received the National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Student Council Organization.
"National Student Council applauds the work of each council and challenges them to continue their efforts to improve their schools and communities through their leadership and service. NatStuCo is proud to honor these student councils for implementing a strong leadership program that meets council goals; functioning in an ethical and responsible way; and engaging others in leadership, spirit, civic, and service activities."
They are one of only eight schools in South Carolina to receive the award. Congratulations, Devildogs!
(4/18/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The regular seasons for spring sports are winding down and playoffs will begin next week. On Wednesday night the Devildog tennis team hosted Union County for their final Region 2 match and recognized their seven seniors. The team went on to win their 12th consecutive match and finish undefeated in Region 2 play for the second straight year. They host Wade Hampton on Friday night and will host a first round playoff match next Thursday night.
Thursday night seniors from the soccer teams were recognized between the girls' and boys' soccer games. In the girls' game, the Lady Devildogs defeated Union County 10-0 and are co-champions of Region 2. The final seeds came down to a coin flip and Eastside won the flip to take the #1 seed. The Lady Devildogs will host a playoff game on April 30th.
Friday the senior baseball players will be recognized and next Tuesday the softball seniors will be recognized. Other playoff matchups will be announced as soon as they are determined.
(4/12/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog soccer team hosted Eastside in a key Region 2 showdown on Thursday night. Eastside won on their field giving the Lady Devildogs their only region loss. Senior Brianna Riddle had perhaps the game of her life in the rematch at Chico Bolin Stadium scoring three goals and assisting on another giving the ladies their first victory over Eastside.
The Lady Devildogs took the early lead in the opening 15 minutes as Riddle fed the ball to Ashlyn Stroud who put the ball in the net giving the ladies a 1-0 lead. Riddle scored in the final minute of the first half and the Lady Devildogs led 2-0 at the half. Eastside scored their first goal with 27 minutes left in the game to cut the lead to 2-1. Riddle answered quickly and the Lady Devildogs led 3-1. Riddle completed the hat trick scoring her third goal in the final ten minutes of the game. Eastside scored a late goal in the final two minutes but the Lady Devildogs the 4-2 victory for their first ever win over the Lady Eagles. They will close out their season in a non-region match against Pickens and a region match against Union next Thursday on Senior Night. A win over Union will clinch at least a tie for the region championship.
(3/30/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
To close out Spirit Week a Pep Rally was held at the end of the school day on Friday. The final amount raised surpassed the $30,000 goal as students raised $30,627.14 for the "Big Brothers, Big Sisters" program. Students raised over $1000 before lunch so Mr. Duty and Mr. Lavely fulfilled their promises with Mr. Duty having his arms waxed and Mr. Lavely having his head shaved. Congratulations to all who participated to make the week a success. Spring Break has now begun with classes resuming on April 9th.
(3/27/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Dr. Cindi Brandeis for being named Employee of the Month for the month of February. Dr. Brandeis teaches in the Business Department at TRHS. She received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's and is pictured above with Randy Looper from George Coleman Ford.
(3/27/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Mr. Zoren Rierson for being named Employee of the Month for the month of March. Mr. Rierson is the Department Chair for the Special Education Department at TRHS. He received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's and is pictured above with Randy Looper from George Coleman Ford.
(3/22/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog Tennis Team defeated Powdersville 6-1 on Thursday. Jaden Tubb, Cross Powell, Eli Verdin, Zack Verdin, and Sebastain Loaiza won their singles matches. Jaden Tubb and Cross Powell won their doubles match. The team also defeated Greenville 7-0 on Wednesday night. They are 2-0 in region play and 5-2 overall. They will play at Union County on Monday in a Region 2 Match
(3/16/2018 / TRHS Staff Member Peter Simms)
On Wednesday March 14, the Travelers Rest High Varsity Chorus got a visit from Dr. Richard Williamson, Director of Choral Studies at Anderson University. The students have been learning one of his original compositions, entitled "Cool Moon" for their upcoming spring concert. Dr. Williamson helped the students to find the expressive phrasing and dynamic moments in the piece as well as connect to the emotional meaning behind its poetic text. The students were eager to hear the composer's ideas about the piece as well as his professional feedback on their singing.
Dr. Williamson has several choral works published, and "Cool Moon" is one of his newer compositions, having been published in 2015. The TRHS concert on May 8th may in fact be the premiere performance of this piece in the upstate.
Peter Simms is in his first year as director of choirs at Travelers Rest, but is no stranger to the program, having graduated from Travelers Rest HS in 1997.
"I would like to see our choral program be an active part of our thriving community here in TR and continue the tradition of excellence in singing that we've had in the past. Having music professionals from our community and elsewhere sharing their expertise and experience with our kids is an invaluable part of that," he said.
(3/15/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Northwest Middle School Eighth Grade Band and the TRHS Symphonic winds presented a concert on Thursday night as a part of their preparation for the annual Performance Assessments that will occur over the next two weeks. Guest judges provided comments to help complete the preparations. Good luck to all of the band members and directors.
(3/9/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The cold front that arrived this week made for chilly weather as spring sports started their regular seasons. Friday night the girls' soccer team got off to a hot start despite the cold weather scoring quickly against Pendleton and leading 3-0 at the end of the first half. They went on to win their opening home game 5-1. They will host Greer on Monday for their first region game of the season.
The softball team hosted their first region game of the season against Greer. The Lady Devildogs scored three runs in the second inning and later held a 5-1 lead. Greer scored a couple of runs in the fifth inning and a couple more in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game. The game went to extra innings and Greer took a 6-5 lead with a home run in the top of the eighth and held on to take the win.
On Thursday night the boys' soccer team hosted Boiling Springs and fell 4-0. The baseball team hosted Greenville and lost a one run game to the Red Raiders. The soccer team team host Greer Monday and the baseball team will host Greer on Tuesday of next week.
(3/8/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Chapter of the National Honor Society held their annual Induction Ceremony on Thursday night in the Auditorium. Senior NHS members received their stoles for graduation and junior members were given certificates. Congratulations to the newest members of the NHS!
(3/2/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Senior Bella Powell was named Miss TRHS on Friday night. Bella also won the Interview Award and Sophomore Hadley Register won the Talent Award. Jordan Hamon was Miss Freshman, Jacie Morrow was Miss Sophomore, Mackenzie Bishop was Miss Junior, and Tinsleigh Taylor was Miss Senior. Full Results:
(2/25/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to D2 Stageworks for receiving a SUPERIOR rating for their production of "Fortress" at the state theatre festival. In addition, Kassidy Rouse received a SUPERIOR acting award, as did the ensemble. John Genova received a EXCELLENT acting award for his role as Billy.
(2/23/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Since last week, we have received many questions from parents about security measures designed to protect students in Greenville County Schools. We have also dealt with extensive rumors of threats this week, most of which have been tracked through social media to other states.
Greenville County Schools has a strong partnership with local law enforcement that includes an Office of School Enforcement, staffed with Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Every middle and high school has a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to and housed at the school. Zoned Security Patrols visit every elementary school and center several times during the school day and randomize those visits so they are not predictable. Law enforcement officers also conduct unannounced security breach tests on schools and provide the results to the district. Additionally, law enforcement personnel routinely use our school parking lots as “offices,” completing paperwork and other duties, while providing an additional level of security and acting as a deterrent. Full story on GCS webpage
(2/21/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
A group of TRHS students attended a special program as a part of Black History Month the the auditorium on Wednesday morning. The theme of the program was Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Greek life on campus. The program included skits, music, dance, poetry, and videos.
(2/20/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Mr. Kerry O'Sullivan for being named Employee of the Month for the month of January. Mr. O'Sullivan teaches Chemistry at TRHS. He received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's and is pictured above with representatives from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's.
(2/19/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
This past weekend, the TRHS Women's Soccer Team won the Tiger Invitational tournament at Southside High School. The Devildogs outscored their opponents 19-4 throughout the course of the tournament. The team defeated Southside, Laurens, and Powdersville on it's journey to the championship. Congratulations to the Devildogs on an amazing start to the season!
In addition to the team's success, the following players were named to the all tournament team: Bri Riddle, Emma Deadwyler, and Anna Kate Highsmith. Bri Riddle scored 7 goals and had 1 assist. Emma Deadwyler scored 6 goals. Anna Kate Highsmith scored 4 goals and had 1 assist. Please congratulate these athletes on their individual success at the tournament.
(2/17/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
For the second year in a row South Aiken ended the Devildogs' season in the AAAA playoffs. The Devildogs scored the first basket of the game on a dunk by Derrick Fields in front of a packed Joe Small Gymnasium on Saturday night. South Aiken scored the next few baskets and led by as many as six in the first quarter and led 11-9 at the end of the quarter. They would hit five of their six three point shots in the first half and led 27-21 at the intermission.
The Devildogs came out hot in the third quarter and tied the game with 6:20 left in the third. They outscored the Thoroughbreds 12-0 in the first four minutes of the third quarter to take a 33-27 lead and led 38-35 at the end of the third quarter. The teams were tied 46-46 with 4:04 left in the game. South Aiken hit a three pointer with 3:28 left in the game to take the lead. The Devildogs were able to get the score within 2 but were not able to regain the lead as the Thoroughbreds hit their free throws in the final minute and advanced to host Westwood in the third round with a 64-57 win.
(2/15/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Career and Technical Education Department and the School Improvement Council sponsored their 2nd Annual Career and College Day on Thursday. Students were able to attend sessions with representatives from various colleges and military branches as well as representatives from a variety of careers.
(2/14/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs hosted BHP in the first round of the AAAA playoffs on Wednesday night and found themselves in a deep hole trailing by 13 at the half. BHP led by as many as 16 with 5:30 left in the third quarter before the Devildogs began to chip away at the lead. A dunk by Fields after a steal with 3 minutes left in the third cut the lead to 7. As they entered the final quarter the Devildogs trailed 46-43 and had the momentum.
In the final quarter the Devildogs tied the game with 6:50 left in the game when Fields hit a three pointer. The teams traded baskets until it was 51-51 with 5 minutes left in the game. After missing a pair of free throws Burton hit a pair to give the Devildogs their first lead since the first quarter. Crain hit a basket with 2:43 giving TR a four point lead and added a pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 59-54 with a minute left.
BHP hit a pair of free throws twice in the final minute to cut the lead to a single point. After getting a rebound of a missed free throw, the Bears ran the clock down and took a shot to take the lead but it bounced off the rim and the Devildogs moved quickly down court with Graham Burton completing a layup to give the Devildogs a 62-59 lead with 6.6 seconds remaining. A long three pointer by BHP was no good and the Devildogs survived a thriller to move on to the second round. They will host the winner of the South Aiken vs York game at 7:00pm on Saturday night.
(2/13/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog basketball team got off to a fast start on Wednesday night at Wren in the first round of the playoffs. The ladies shocked Wren taking a 18-7 lead in the first quarter. They outscored Wren 11-4 in the second quarter and led 29-11 at the half. Wren outscored Travelers Rest 10-6 in the third quarter trailing 35-21. The Lady Devildogs picked up the pace in the final quarter and won the game 51-29 to advance to the second round of the AAAA playoffs. They will travel to Richland Northeast on Friday night.
The boys' varsity team will host BHP on Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. The game will tip-off at 7:00pm at Joe Small Gymnasium.
(2/9/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
D2 Stageworks will be presenting "Fortress" on Friday and Saturday evenings. "Fortress" is a one act play that they will be taking to competition later this month. Admission is $5.
(2/8/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Thursday night the senior winter sports athletes were recognized between the girls' and boys' basketball games. In the girls' game, the Lady Devildogs needed a win to keep their hopes alive for a home playoff game. A win would give them a tie for second place with Union County and would mean going to a tiebreaker to determine seeding.
The ladies fell behind early and trailed 9-4 at the end of the first quarter. They would tie the game with 6 minutes left in the half and would score the final 5 points in the last minute of the first half to take a 21-16 lead. They would add to their lead to 29-21 in the third quarter. They stretched the lead to double digits in the final quarter and finished with a 40-30 win. They will host Pickens in a makeup game on Friday at 6pm.
(2/2/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog Basketball team defeated Eastside on Friday night to win the Region 2AAAA championship. The Eagles led at the end of the first quarter 26-19. They built a 10 point lead before the Devildogs battled back to tie the game with a little over a minute left in the half. Eastside led by two at the half. The Devildogs took their first lead in the first couple of minutes of the second half outscoring Eastside 11-2 to open the half. Eastside was never able to regain the lead but did keep within reach until the final seconds. Graham Burton hit a pair of free throws in the last 20 seconds to give the Devildogs a five point lead. Eastside hit a three to cut the lead to two but Burton hit one of two free throws with 6 seconds left and Eastside was unable to hit a three at the buzzer and the Devildogs held on for the win.
The Devildogs will close out their regular season next week with a trip to Pickens on Tuesday and will host Union County on Thursday for Senior Night. The boys will host the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday, February 14th.
(2/2/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Henry Carson (Class of 1978) and Brian Duncan (Class of 2001) for their induction into the TRHS Athletic Hall of Fame for 2018. They were recognized between the basketball games against Eastside on Friday night.
(1/30/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Eight TRHS chorus students were selected to participate in the District Honor Choir held at Mauldin High School on Friday. Congratulations to Dakota Bragg, Leonardo Torres, Adrianna Austin, Drew Harshbarger, Audrey Wickware, Zach Posey, Emily Epps, and Olivia Collins for receiving this honor.
(1/25/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
As we begin a new semester the IB program held an Open House on Thursday night to provide information to students and parents interested in the program. Dr. Strickland gave an overview of the program and introduced the IB teachers. Current students from the junior and senior classes and a parent of an IB graduate also spoke about their experience with the program. Anyone interested in more information about the program should check out the IB webpage by clicking on the IB logo at the top right of this page.
(1/16/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Means for being named Employee of the Month for the month of December. Dr. Means is one of the Assistant Administrators at TRHS. She received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's and is pictured above with representatives from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's.
(1/9/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Cafe at Williams Hardware is hosting an exhibit of art work by the Advanced Art class at TRHS through the month of January. The exhibit includes watercolors, oil pastels, acrylic paintings and paper cuts.
(1/7/2018 / Greenville County Schools)
Greenville County Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 8, 2018, due to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service predicting icing on roadways and bridges during morning bus routes and student commutes. Because of the extreme cold over the past week, any precipitation that falls will cause dangerous road conditions.
The advisory states: “The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. The freezing rain will change over to all rain during the afternoon.” Based on the hourly forecast, freezing precipitation could continue until 11 a.m., which is too late for a delayed start time.
With tomorrow’s closing, all three built in GCS “snow days” have been used. At this time, all students should plan on attending school March 19, March 30, and April 27.
As with any school closure after school and evening activities are cancelled.
The revised schedule for End of Course tests is as follows:
(1/6/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog wrestling team hosted the Devildog Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Seventeen schools participated in the tournament. For videos from the event please see our Facebook page.
(1/5/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog Basketball teams hosted Greer in the first region games on Friday night. In the opening game, the Lady Devildogs led narrowly most of the first quarter but Greer led at the half 20-19. The Lady Jackets pulled ahead in the third quarter leading 38-28 going into the final quarter. The Lady Devildogs trimmed the lead but fell 48-43.
In the boys' game both teams had a hard time scoring but the Devildogs led 10-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Yellow Jackets took the lead late in the second quarter and led 25-23 at the half. The Devildogs took control of the game in the second half and led by double digits. Greer fought back but was unable to maintain momentum and the Devildogs finished strong to take a 66-52 win. They are now 1-0 in region play.
Both teams will not play again until next Friday. The varsity teams will host Blue Ridge and the JV teams will travel to Blue Ridge.
(1/4/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Henry Carson and Brian Duncan will be inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 19, 2018 in a ceremony to be held between the Devildog girls and boys basketball games against Pickens High School.
Henry Carson (Class of 1978) was a three-sport standout athlete earning multiple awards in football, basketball and baseball. In football, he earned 2 Varsity letters as a Running Back / Tailback for the Devildogs.
Brian Duncan (Class of 2001) was a talented and gifted athlete earning Varsity letters in golf. He was a six-time All-Region and a three-time All-State player for the Devildog golf team. His play helped the Devildogs to Region Championships in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
(1/3/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Classes resumed on Wednesday and the calendar is full with upcoming events. End of Course tests begin on Friday, January 5th and final exams for all classes will be on Friday, January 12th and Tuesday, January 16th. In addition, there are a number of athletic events scheduled. Please see the TRHS Calendar for more information. The second semester will begin on Wednesday, January 17th.
(12/20/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
All Greenville County Schools began Winter Break this afternoon at the end of the half day. Classes will resume on January 3rd, 2018.
(12/18/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Symphonic Winds presented a Winter Concert on Monday night in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium. The program included holiday classics by Bach, Alfred Reed, and Leroy Anderson. Winter break will begin on Wednesday afternoon with classes resuming January 3rd.
(12/15/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Student Council sponsored their annual Toy Drive this week and celebrated the end of the drive with a Pep Rally on Friday afternoon. Through various activities TRHS students raised a total of $6158.67. The Foreign Language Department won for raising the most money as a department, Ms. Mesa's classes won for raising the most money for a teacher, and Mr. King won the contest to receive a pie in the face at the pep rally.
(12/13/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Choral Department presented a Winter Concert on Wednesday night. The program included traditional and popular seasonal songs. The Fine Arts Department has additional programs coming up before the Winter Break begins in a week. The Drama program will present "An Evening of Theatre" on Thursday and Friday nights and the Band program will present their Winter Concert on Monday night.
(12/7/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog wrestlers hosted their first home match of the year with teams from Greer, Landrum, and Seneca competing. The Devildogs opened the night against Greer and won 48-21. The second match was much closer coming down to the final pairs but the Devildogs took the 40-36 win. The final match was with Seneca and the Devildogs won 63-6.
The team will travel to West Henderson for a tournament this weekend. They will host Blue Ridge, Ninety-Six, and Greenville in a match on Wednesday night at 6pm.
(12/1/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog varsity basketball teams hosted Berea on Friday night in their first home game of the year. In the first game the Lady Devildogs got off to a slow start but took control in the second quarter and led 22-14 at the half. They stretched their lead to 38-26 after three quarters and finished the night with a 50-39 win.
In the second game the Devildogs led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter. They led by double digits in the second quarter before the Bulldogs cut the lead to 33-28 at the half. The Devildogs never trailed in the second half and picked up the win by a 55-44 margin.
Both teams will host Greenville Middle College next Monday night and will host Carolina on Tuesday before traveling to Berea next Friday.
(11/21/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Susan Elledge for being named Employee of the Month for the month of November. Ms. Elledge is the Attendance Clerk at TRHS. She is pictured above with Jake Coleman from George Coleman Ford and received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's.
(11/13/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Blue and Gold newspaper sponsored their annual Mr. TR pageant on Friday night. Shaun Forrester was crowned Mr. TR for 2017. Class winners were Sam Kemp as Mr. Freshman, Henry Waldrep as Mr. Sophomore, Cross Powell as Mr. Junior and Wyatt Coker as Mr. Senior. For photos from the event see the link below for a gallery taken by Addie Townsend and Sophie Nauta.
(11/11/2017 / Claire Windsor)
Over 50 volunteers from the school and community planted trees throughout the campus with Trees Greenville on Saturday morning. 23 trees were planted including varieties such as Ginkgo, Nuttall Oak, Tulip Poplar, Forest Pansy Redbud, Pawpaw, Bracken Browns Beauty Magnolia, Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress, and Deodar Cedar. Thank you to all who helped today including NHS and Beta Club. Thank you to Trees Greenville for beautifying our school and leading environmental action throughout the Greenville area. Volunteers are always needed especially on their Turkey Day race on Thanksgiving Day. To help in the future check their website at treesgreenville.org.
(11/9/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Symphonic Winds and TRHS Choral Department presented a Veterans' Day Concert on Thursday night. The program included American folk songs and closed with an Armed Forces tribute to veterans of the different branches of the armed forces.
(11/6/2017 / TRHS Administration)
As in year’s past, students that are in their third year at Travelers Rest High School will have the opportunity to take a college entrance exam. There will be a difference this year; however, as students will have the choice of either taking the ACT Exam, SAT Exam or opting to take no exam.
A letter will be coming home with third year students on Monday, November 6th, that explains this change in testing and the process in choosing an exam. Parents will need to read this letter and check the appropriate box that correlates with their respective testing intentions. You may also download this letter using the link below. If the file does not open please try right clicking on the link and either open in a new tab or save the file to your computer.
All letters need to be returned to the school by Monday, November 20. Letters should be returned to your student’s first block teacher. If a letter is not returned, your student will be defaulted to taking the SAT Exam.
If you have any questions about this process, please call Jonathan Duty at 355-0013 or Amy Means at 355-1083.
(10/31/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Over 60 students, staff, and community members donated blood on Halloween Day as the Student Council sponsored the first Blood Drive of the year. As usual there were a large number of first time donors. The Blood Connection donated $500.00 to Travelers Rest High School due to our collection of units last school year. The Student Council is pictured above accepting the check.
Thanks to The Blood Connection and to all who participated in the drive.
(10/30/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Cameron Evans for being named Employee of the Month for the month of October. Mr. Evans teaches Social Studies at TRHS. This is his first year at TRHS. He is pictured above with Joey Massarelli from George Coleman Ford and received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's.
(10/30/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Joey Massarelli from George Coleman Ford presented a check to Principal Lou Lavely on Monday afternoon. The check was the donation from the Drive 4 UR School event held in September.
(10/30/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Rick Veazey for being named Employee of the Month for the month of September. Mr. Veazey teaches Mathematics at TRHS and is the school Webmaster. He is pictured above with Joey Massarelli from George Coleman Ford and received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's.
(10/26/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The annual Fall Festival was held in the Commons area of TRHS on Thursday evening and was a big hit for area children. Sponsored by the TRHS National Honor Society, the event provided a safe and fun activity for kids of all ages.
A variety of games were created by different campus organizations. TRHS students collected hundreds of pounds of candy to hand out at the event. A special thanks to area businesses who sponsored the games.
(10/26/2017 / D2 Stageworks Press Release)
Photo by Sarah Chaney.
Travelers Rest High School’s D2 Stageworks presents And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Friday (10/27) at 7:00 PM and on Saturday (10/28) at 2:00 and 7:00 PM at Travelers Rest High School in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium, 301 North Main Street, Travelers Rest.
General admission tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Seating is limited to 50 people at each performance. Email director Tim Brown at email@example.com to reserve seats.
THE STORY: In Jackson, a small town in rural Indiana, Elizabeth Ann Willow lives with her father and mother. Crippled at birth with polio, Elizabeth Ann is confined to a wheelchair, which cuts her off from the other children and prevents her regular attendance at school. Although she tries to reach out and make friends, Elizabeth Ann is increasingly isolated from and then taunted by the others, whose small-town prejudices are reinforced by a polio scare. The play becomes, in the final essence, a moving and poetically evocative plea for understanding and compassion in a world where prejudice and casual cruelty are too often the norm.
The cast includes Mattison Reynolds, Wyatt Coker, Maddie Martin, Kassidy Rouse, John Genova, George Lafaye and Adrianna Austin.
The lead production team includes Sierra Kyhkynen, Katie Garcia, Larry Gaunt, Brianna Wells and Jillian Davis.
And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
(10/25/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildogs advanced to the third round of the playoffs by defeating North Augusta 6-1 on Tuesday night and hosted defending state champion Greenville on Wednesday. Of the four remaining teams in the upper state, three are from Region 1 including top seed Greenville. The Lady Devildogs fought hard but Greenville remained undefeated with a 7-0 win to advance and host the Upperstate Championship against the winner of the Daniel vs BHP match. Congratulations to the Lady Devildogs on a great season.
(10/25/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to the Lady Devildog Golf Team! The ladies competed at the AAAA State Tournament in Hilton Head Monday and Tuesday and finished in sixth place. Conditions were difficult on Monday with heavy rain. This is the fourth straight year that the team has been in the top six.
Special congratulations to Ashley Looper for finishing third overall. She shot a final round of 73 and received All State Honors. This is the fourth consecutive year that a Lady Devildog has been named a member of the All State Team.
(10/21/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog football team hosted Pickens on Friday night for the final home game of the season. The senior fall sports athletes were recognized in a pre-game ceremony. Kelsey White-Kennedy, a 2017 graduate, was presented her State Championship ring at half-time.
Pickens took the opening kickoff and put together a drive to take a 7-0 lead with 8:10 left in the first quarter. They would never trail picking up two scores in the second quarter to lead 21-0 at the half. They added a touchdown and a field goal in the third quarter and led 31-0 going into the final quarter. The Devildogs had their best chance to score in the final minutes but an incomplete pass in the end zone on fourth and goal from the two ended the threat and Pickens ran out the clock to claim the 31-0 victory.
The Devildogs will finish the regular season next week at Union County. The JV Devildogs will host Union County on Thursday night for their final game of the season.
(10/17/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog Tennis Team swept Pickens on Tuesday night in the first round of the AAAA playoffs. The top four seeds all won their matches to clinch the victory. The team will host North Augusta on Tuesday afternoon at 4:45.
(10/12/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The boys and girls cross country teams hosted the region championship on Wednesday. The JV boys finished 4th, and the JV girls were 2nd. Sophie Nauta and Aubrey Holloway were top 10 finishers in the JV race. The varsity boys finished 4th, and the varsity girls were 2nd. Congratulations to the following TR runners as they received all-region honors: Taylor Reynolds, Kara Golden, Kylie Simms, Mia Koppari, Parker Thieme, and Henry Waldrep.
(10/6/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs and the Blue Ridge Tigers faced off at Chico Bolin Stadium on Friday night for the jug. The visitors scored quickly on their first series taking a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game. They extended their lead to 12-0 with an interception that was returned for a touchdown with a little over four minutes left in the first quarter. The Devildogs answered quickly with a TD pass to Ben Dodd a minute later and the Devildogs trailed 12-6 as the quarter ended. Derrick Fields gave the Devildogs the lead in the opening minute of the second quarter scoring on a quarterback keeper. The extra point made the score 13-12. Blue Ridge regained the lead with a six yard run with 4:41 left in the half. Ben Dodd scored his second TD of the night with 2:28 left in the half and the Devildogs led 20-18. Blue Ridge started with good field position on the kickoff and scored with 40 seconds left in the half giving them the 26-20 lead at the half.
The third quarter was a change of pace from the first half with the defenses controlling the game. Neither team was able to sustain a drive. The Devildogs did put together a drive moving to the Blue Ridge 8 yard line but the Tigers recovered a TR fumble with 2:07 left in the quarter and held on to their 26-20 lead. Blue Ridge scored on a 68 yard run with 9 minutes left in the game and held on for a 32-20 win to take home the jug.
The Devildogs will travel to Eastside next Friday before returning home on October 20th for Senior Night hosting Pickens.
(10/6/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to the Devildog Swim Team on placing second in the Region 2 AAAA meet on Thursday night. Named to the All-Region team were Emma Davis, Hannah Davis, Nils Bognar, Ben Blankenship, and Hunter Echols. Great effort by the boys 200 Medley Relay for making consideration time for the state and the boys 200 freestyle relay for also making consideration time for the state. Relay members include Nils Bognar, Ben Blankenship, Hayden Barrett, and Hunter Echols. Also a great job by all for improving their times and especially Mac Reaney for shaving 12 seconds off his 100 freestyle and 6 seconds off his 100 backstroke races.
(9/29/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets for Homecoming 2017 on Friday night. The Jackets showed why they are ranked in the top five in AAAA scoring quickly and often. The Jackets ran 24 plays compared to the Devildogs' 48 but five of those plays were quick touchdowns in the first half. Greer scored on a 80 yard punt return for a touchdown and had four touchdown passes on their first play of a series on their way to a 49-3 lead at the half.
Greer scored on their first possession to take the early 7-0 lead. The Devildogs moved down the field but quarterback Wilson Hendricks was injured on the opening drive and had to leave the game. The Devildogs moved down to the five yard line and kicked a field goal to cut the lead to 7-0. Greer answered quickly with a score and then forced a fumble. On the next play they scored to make the score 21-3 on their way to a 49-3 halftime lead.
Before the game, Homecoming results were announced with the Senior class winning the class competition over the Junior class. Eric Bayne and Bella Powell were named Homecoming King and Queen. Congratulations to all of the Homecoming Court!
The Devildogs will continue region play next Friday hosting rival Blue Ridge. Kickoff will be at 7:30pm.
(9/29/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Homecoming activities have continued all week. The annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday night featured floats based on US cities. The Freshmen created their float based on Las Vegas, the Sophomores brought Nashville to TR, the nation's capitol of Washington, DC was the Juniors' contribution and the Seniors recreated the Big Apple, NYC.
Friday afternoon the school day finished up with a Pep Rally. The Homecoming Ceremony will take place at 6:45pm with the game against Greer following at 7:30pm.
(9/21/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Class of 2021 gathered on Thursday afternoon for an assembly. Phillip Brown (Class of 2010) spoke to the class answering questions posed by Coach Josh Mills. Phillip described what it took as he played basketball at TRHS and eventually in college and at the pro level overseas. He encouraged the freshmen to work hard and stressed how education opens many doors.
The students pledged to graduate at the end of the assembly and signed a banner which will hang in the Freshman Academy hallway.
(9/19/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to the following students for being elected to the 2017 Homecoming Court!
(9/11/2017 / Greenville Co. Schools)
Latest News Release from the district:
Due to the ongoing threat of severe weather, widespread power outages, and storm damage, and after consultation with law enforcement and other emergency responders, all Greenville County Schools and offices will remain closed on Tuesday, September 12, and all after-school activities are cancelled. With high winds forecast to continue through 4 a.m., repair crews will be unable to restore power, clear secondary roadways, and ensure working traffic signals across the county before the start of school, even under a two-hour delay. We also know that additional traffic generated by student and employee commutes strains law enforcement and hampers response and repair efforts.
As of 5 p.m. we have eight confirmed GCS sites without power, but security alarms indicate power outages at numerous other facilities. Those will be confirmed by district security, facilities, or maintenance personnel, but we will not be able to thoroughly inspect and restore all locations between the end of the predicted threat and the beginning of morning bus routes. Additionally, we have been advised that gusts approaching 30 miles per hour may be expected even after the conclusion of the wind advisory.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause families and businesses, but the safety and security of students and employees is our first priority.
(9/8/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Carolina Trojans were unable to stop the Devildog offense on Friday night. The Devildogs did stop themselves, however, with two lost fumbles in the first quarter and another fumble and interception in the second half. The Devildogs were able to overcome their mistakes to pick up their first win of the season.
The Devildogs moved the ball well in the first quarter but fumbles halted drives that looked promising. Quarterback Wilson Hendricks ran the option well on the Devildogs' third offensive possession and scored with 1:47 left in the first quarter. The kick failed giving the Devildogs a 6-0 lead. The Devildogs had a first down inside the 10 yard line early in the second quarter a bad snap backed them up and a missed field goal ended the drive. Hendricks picked up his second touchdown with 4:13 left in the half. They picked up the two point conversion and led 14-0. On their next drive Hendricks hit Gary Holmes in the end zone for a touchdown and the Devildogs led 20-0 with 15 seconds left in the half.
Carolina received the kickoff at the start of the third quarter and returned it to the TR 20 yard line. They moved inside the ten yard line but the Devildog defense responded and stopped them on fourth down to take over. Neither team was able to score in the third quarter and the Devildogs fumbled in the red zone with 10:51 left in the game ending another drive. Holmes scored his second touchdown later in the quarter and the Devildogs led 26-0. Carolina was able to move the ball late in the game and took advantage of a Devildog penalty on 4th down that gave them a first down. With 40 seconds left in the game they scored making the final score 26-6.
The Devildogs have next week off and will travel to Southside on September 22nd. They will return home on September 29th hosting Greer for their Homecoming game.
(9/6/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Cross Country teams hosted the annual Pre-Region meet on Wednesday afternoon. Teams from TRHS, Greer, Union County, Blue Ridge, and Eastside competed in the meet.
The girls won their meet with a perfect score of 15 points, and the boys finished 2nd. Kylie Simms won the girls race, and Anna Reynolds, Bree Smith, Kara Golden, Carley Reynolds, Mia Koppari, Aubrey Holloway, and Jess Barger finished in the top 10. Gabe Herron, Evans Capps, and Hunter Baugess finished in the top 10 in the boys race.
(9/1/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs hosted the Razorbacks from Walhalla on Friday night. The visitors scored with 8:21 left in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead and the Devildogs were never able to catch up. The Razorbacks led 17-0 in the first quarter. Neither team was able to score in the second quarter with the Razorbacks missing a field goal at the end of the first half. Walhalla's kicker consistently put the ball into the endzone on kickoffs and was 3 for 4 on field goals giving them a 30-0 victory over Travelers Rest.
The Devildogs will travel to Carolina next Friday night for a non-region game. The Devildogs will not return home until September 29th for their Homecoming game against Greer.
(8/28/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
Parents and staff met for a PTSA meeting in the auditorium on Monday night as we begin a new school year. During the meeting Cindy Cline was announced as the 2017 recipient of the "Kay Hice Wilder Volunteer Award." Mr. Lavely that there is a new award to be given to our "Business Partner of the Year." This year the School Improvement Council selected George Coleman Ford as the first recipient of the award. Greg Coleman accepted the award at the meeting. Afterwards parents were able to meet the teachers during Open House.
(8/25/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs traveled to Berea to face the Bulldogs in the annual "Dog Bowl". Berea scored in the first quarter on a 38 yard run to take the early lead and defeated the Devildogs 30-13 to keep the "Dog Bowl". The Devildogs will host Wahalla, who lost to Liberty this week 45-17, on Friday night.
(8/22/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
A new school year got off to a great start today at Travelers Rest High School. Students spent the morning getting yearbook photos made, receiving agendas and information, and enjoyed a first day skits presented by the Student Council to call attention to school policies.
At the end of the day all students gathered in the gym for an assembly based on this year's theme -- "We Are...One Community, Cultivating Minds, Expanding Possibities ... TR." Five speakers shared briefly what it means to be a Devildog. Student body President Judith Kate Ward spoke on behalf of the senior class. Speaking as a recent graduate was Sean Cameron. Mr. Cameron graduated four years ago, student taught at TRHS last Spring, and is starting his first year as a teacher here. Robbie Cole spoke as an alumnus that has spent much of his teaching career in other school before recently returning to TRHS and how special Travelers Rest is compared to other places. Josh Mills comes from a long line of TRHS graduates and spoke of the legacy of the school and community. The final speaker was current City Council member, TR Area Chamber of Commerce President, and 1976 graduate Rebecca Cooper. She spoke of how central TRHS is to the identity of the Travelers Rest community. All TRHS faculty and staff members that are alumni of TRHS gathered at center court and led in singing the Alma Mater to end the assembly and the day.
(8/18/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog football team opened the 2017 season against Riverside on Friday night. The Devildogs got on the scoreboard first with a 20 yard TD pass from Wilson Hendricks to Derrick Fields. They kicked the extra point and led 7-0 with 5:21 left in the first quarter. Uriah Tucker ran 34 yards for a touchdown with 7:54 left in the first half to extend the Devildog lead to 13-0.
Riverside took advantage of a pass interference call in the endzone on fourth down giving them a first down. They then scored with five seconds left in the half to cut the lead to 13-7. The Devildogs received the kickoff in the second half but were forced to punt on the first series. The snap went over the punter's head and Riverside took over inside the five yard line. with 9:54 left in the quarter they scored and took the lead 14-13. The Devildogs moved the ball well but dropped balls and penalties stopped drives.
Riverside scored with a 34 yard run on their first play in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 21-13. The Devildogs had a final chance to score late in the final quarter but were stopped at the two yard line. Riverside was able to hold on for the win.
The Devildogs will travel to Berea next Friday for the annual Dog Bowl. Kickoff will be at 7:30pm.
(8/10/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Student Council held their annual "Dog Training" Freshmen Orientation on Thursday morning. Incoming Freshmen were able to tour the school, be treated to a pizza lunch, and learn more of what it means to be a Devildog. They also received their schedules and held elections for Student Council. Freshmen Student Council members are Christopher Hall (President), Bryson McLees (Vice-President), Kathryn Deyton (Secretary), Jordan Hamon and JT Robertson (Representatives). Welcome to the Class of 2021!
(7/18/2017 / TRHS Webmaster)
As we reach the midpoint of the summer break it is not too early to begin planning for the coming school year. The first day of classes for students is August 22nd. Please use the link below to see the letter from Mr. Lavely concerning important information for the coming year including dates and times for picking up schedules. There is an option this year to pay your dues online. Please see the letter for more details.