(5/20/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Yearbook Day 2019 started with a special breakfast for the Class of 2019 followed by a "Senior Decision Day" assembly and slideshow. This year's yearbook was dedicated to Mr. Lavely in recognition of his 17 years or service as Principal. Before the senior slideshow he was given his yearbook. The 2019 edition of The Traveler was then given out to those that purchased yearbooks. The theme this year is "Everything in Between" and features a full color cover as seen above held by co-editors Keely Burgs and Emily Fleming. Seniors concluded their morning with cake. The Senior Awards Night Ceremony will be held later on Monday night. The seniors have their final regular day of classes on Tuesday and will take their exams on Wednesday and Thursday.
Underclassmen finished the school day getting their yearbooks and enjoying ice cream provided by Blue Bell in honor of Teacher of the Year Finalist Shelley Smith.
(5/20/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Class of 2019 took the stage Monday night to celebrate their Awards Night. Anna Brinkman was named "Student of the Year" by the faculty. The senior class presented a metal artwork that will be placed in the Commons area. The seniors will take their exams on Wednesday and Thursday. Graduation will take place at Timmons Arena on the Furman University campus at 9am on June 3rd.
(5/17/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Football returned to Chico Bolin Stadium on Friday night with the annual Spring Football Game and the Powderpuff Football game. The football teams played four quarters with a variety of formats. At halftime of the game the senior and freshmen ladies competed in the Powderpuff Football game. The seniors scored on a punt return by Mycal Bowser in the first half and a run by Taylor Reynolds in the second half to defeat the freshmen 14-0. The final quarter of the Spring Football game featured the offense versus the defense in a traditional format.
As the school year nears an end, next week will start with Yearbook Day and Senior Send-off on Monday. That evening the seniors will celebrate their achievements with their annual Senior Awards night. Senior exams will begin on Wednesday. Be sure to see the school calendar for all of the end of year events.
(5/16/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Northwest Middle School 8th Grade Band and the TRHS Symphonic Winds presented a Spring Concert on Thursday night in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium. The final piece on the program featured the combined bands.
(5/16/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
TRHS seniors Andrea Morales and William Ivester were among the 72 Greenville County Schools middle and high school students who received ACE Awards at the 2019 Coaches4Character ACE event last night. Students receiving the awards were nominated by counselors and teachers for showing great character in adversity. The students were treated to a keynote address by Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney. Afterward, they received medallions on stage from their favorite school mentors.
Congratulations to all the 2019 ACE Award winners!
(5/14/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Choral Department presented a Spring Concert on Tuesday evening in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium. The Varsity Choir presented a varied program including traditional texts and contemporary arrangements of these texts as well as "A Million Dreams" from The Greatest Showman. There was also a dedication of the piano donated to the department by Patricia Hunt Fisher. The choir recently received a Superior rating at the Carowinds Choral Festival.
(5/11/2019 / TRHS Webmaster and Staff)
The Lady Devildog Track and Field Team are the AAAA State Champions! The ladies got off to a great start on Friday with Kloey Pickens and Taylor Thornton winning state championships in shot Put and discus. Bailey Banks finished second and Abbey League finished fourth giving the Lady Devildogs three of the top four spots in discus. Olivia Huskey finished in third place in the high jump. At the end of the day on Friday the team was in first place in team points.
On Saturday, Emma Deadwyler finished second in the 400 meter dash and fourth in the 200 meter dash. Mycal Bowser took second place in the triple jump and third place in the long jump. Taylor Reynolds finished in fourth place in the 800 meter run. Also scoring points for the ladies was the 4 by 400 relay team finishing seventh. The Lady Devildogs won the team championship with 72.5 points ahead of Daniel with 68 points and Beaufort with 58.5 points.
Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches. Also thanks to Mr. Lavely for providing the photo and results through his Twitter account.
(5/1/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog Softball team hosted a rematch with Daniel on Wednesday night with the District IV Championship on the line. The ladies had a pair of hits in the first inning to load the bases but were unable to score. The game moved quickly and was still scoreless in the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning Karah Parker came to bat in the third inning with a runner on base. Karah had hit the ball hard on her first two at bats but hit them right at someone. After the runner advanced with a stolen base Karah hit the ball into the gap between the center and right fielders for an RBI. It ended up being the only run the ladies would need as Ali Hartin pitched a three hit shutout. The Devildogs scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on to win the championship with a 3-0 victory. They will travel to BHP, the winner of District III, on Friday at 6pm.
(4/30/2019 / TRHS Staff)
Congratulations to all of the students involved in the Travelers Rest band program! Last Friday, the band participated in the State Annual Solo and Ensemble Festival. The band earned 4 Excellent and 13 Superior Ratings. As a result, he band has also been awarded the Outstanding Performance Award for the 2018-2019 school year. The OPA is the highest level award given by the South Carolina Band Director's Association each year. It requires the band to perform at the highest levels in marching band, concert band, Region and All-State auditions, and Solo and Ensemble Festival. Only around a dozen 3A bands in the state are able to earn this prestigious award each year. The Travelers Rest Band has earned the OPA for each of the last 9 consecutive years.
(4/30/2019 / TRHS Staff)
The TR Boys' Tennis Team advanced to the 3rd round of the State AAAA Playoffs with a 7-0 win over Lancaster. Mason Tubbs, Zack Verdin, Cross Powell, Eli Verdin, and Will Sharpe won their singles matches. Mason Tubb and Cross Powell as well as Aiden Green and Dylan Timms won their doubles matches. The Devildog's Record is 14-3. The Devidogs play at Daniel on Thursday in the 3rd round
(4/25/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog softball team hosted Daniel in the first game of the District IV playoffs. They will advance to play the winner of the AC Flora/Westwood game on Saturday.
The ladies got off to a quick start scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning. All four runs were scored with two outs. The 4-0 score remained the same until Daniel scored three runs in the 4th inning, again with two outs. The Lady Devildogs answered in the bottom of the inning scoring 3 runs to take a 7-3 lead. They scored two more in the 5th inning and led 9-3. In the bottom of the sixth inning the Lady Devildogs scored four more runs to win the game 13-3.
(4/24/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
TRHS senior Anna Brinkman was one of 26 Greenville County Schools students awarded a GCS Golf Tournament Scholarship for 2019. Greenville County Schools awarded $39,000 in GCS Golf Tournament scholarships to 26 seniors at a luncheon sponsored by Greenville County Schools Foundation. Eighteen 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 23 years, more than $550,000 has been awarded to high school seniors as part of the GCS Scholarship Program. Read the full story on the GCS Website
(4/12/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Spirit Week 2019 resulted in the second highest total ever raised and the highest in ten years with a total of $35,730.31 raised. Kipra Anderson, founder and Executive Director of Let There Be Mom spoke to the student body at the pep rally held to announce the total. Let There Be Mom was this year's Spirit Week charity and works to preserve the legacies of moms and dads with life-threatening illnesses.
As the week comes to a close Spring Break has arrived. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22nd.
(4/9/2019 / Press Release (Photo from First Day Skits))
Travelers Rest, SC (April 9, 2019) — For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Travelers Rest High School student council has been recognized as a 2019 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National of Student Council (NatStuCo). Travelers Rest High School has received this award for eleven years in a row.
"Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program," said Ann Postlewaite, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) student programs director. "NatStuCo applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities."
To meet the requirements for the National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, the councils have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community. Councils awarded the gold level of the award have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.
National Student Council (NatStuCo) provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers who, in turn, teach leadership skills to student council members. NatStuCo is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to better serve their schools and communities. For more information, visit www.NatStuCo.org.
(4/7/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The 2019 Prom was held on Saturday night at Larkin's Sawmill. Seniors Keely Burgs and Nathan Laws (pictured above) were named Prom Queen and King. For photos from the Prom and from the Senior Walk click on the links below.
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The Devildog boys' golf team hosted Christ Church Episcopal and Blue Ridge this afternoon at Green Valley Country Club. As the regular season for spring sports is drawing to a close teams will recognize their seniors next week.
(3/31/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
This past weekend the Travelers Rest High School Student Council attended the 71st annual South Carolina Association of Student Councils (SCASC) State Convention at Chapin High School. The council was awarded the Gold Honor Council award and won first place in Leadership Activities for all 4/5A schools in the state.
Congratulations to senior Chanlan Ann Kasa and sophomore Chris Hall. Chanlan Ann received the Terry McCoy Leadership Award and Chris was elected District 5 Chair! Chris, and the Travelers Rest High School Student Council, will host the District 5 Student Council Rally in the fall of next school year.
(3/30/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog softball and baseball teams hosted Greenville on Friday night. The Lady Devildog softball team bounced back from a tough loss against JL Mann on Thursday to shut out Greenville 29-0 in five innings. They will host Blue Ridge on Tuesday.
The Devildog baseball team gave up a run in the top of the first inning but answered in the bottom of the second inning loading the bases with one out and scoring on a base on balls. They were unable to take further advantage and were tied 1-1 after two innings. Greenville regained the lead in the third with a single run. The score remained 2-1 through five innings. Greenville scored in the top of the sixth to lead 3-1. The Red Raiders scored 7 runs in the top of the final inning to sweep the Devildogs having won on their field 10-6 earlier in the week. The Devildogs will travel to Blue Ridge on Tuesday.
(3/28/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Fine Arts Department will present the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.
As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.
The cast features Kaleb Purswell as Seymour, Madeline Martin as Audrey, George Lafaye as Mushnik, and Lillian Godfrey as the voice of Audrey II. Little Shop of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
(3/22/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Thursday night was a busy night for spring sports both at home and away. The Devildog tennis team hosted Chapman in a non-region match and cruised to a 7-0 victory. Cross Powell, Mason Tubb, Eli Verdin, Zack Verdin, and Will Sharpe won their singles matches. Cross Powell and Mason Tubb won their doubles match. Chase Green and Dylan Timms also won their doubles match. The Devildogs are 5-1 overall on the season and will travel to Berea on Monday for a region match.
The Lady Devildog softball team hosted Riverside in a non-region game. Karah Parker pitched the complete game and also had a pair of RBIs as the ladies defeated the Lady Warriors 3-1. They will host Greer tonight.
The Devildog baseball team hosted Pickens and jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead in the first two innings. Isaac McKitrick pitched the complete game as the Devildogs defeated the Blue Flames 11-1 in five innings. They will travel to Greer tonight seeking a sweep over the Yellow Jackets after picking up a 5-4 win earlier this week.
The Devildog soccer teams played at Blue Ridge and swept the Tigers. The Lady Devildogs were led by Emma Deadwyler with four goals. After leading 3-2 at the half they picked up five goals in the second half to win 8-2. The boys' team also picked up a big region win as they shut out the Tigers 2-0. Both teams will travel to Berea on Monday night.
(3/14/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog soccer teams hosted Greer in their first home region matches on Thursday night. In the first game, the Lady Devildogs scored in the opening minutes of the game to take a 1-0 lead. They had several chances later in the half but were unable to add on to their lead. Greer scored early in the second half to tie the game but a late score by the Lady Devildogs gave them a 2-1 lead. They were able to hold on and won their first game of the season. They are now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Region 2.
In the boys' game the Devildogs had several good runs in the first half including a shot that hit the post. They were able to capitalize late in the half to take a 1-0 lead. They would add another goal in the second half and hold on to take the 2-0 win and move to 1-1 in Region 2 play as well. The teams will travel to Greenville on Monday for their next game.
(3/13/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Shelley Smith, GCS Teacher of the Year, was surprised today by GCS Superintendent Burke Royster and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman as they informed her that she is one of the five finalists for SC Teacher of the Year. Smith is pictured above with Royster, Spearman, and Lou Lavely receiving a check for $10,000. Congratulations, Ms. Smith! (Photo taken from the GCS Twitter post.)
(3/12/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog baseball team hosted Eastside in their first Region 2 game on Tuesday night. The game was a pitchers' duel for the first three and a half innings but senior Hayden Barrett put the Devildogs on the scoreboard with a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Barrett picked up his third RBI of the game in the 6th inning and scored later that inning giving the Devildogs a 4-0 lead entering the final inning. Eastside did manage to get two runners on base with two outs but Case struck out the final batter closing out the game. Case only gave up three hits in the game and the Devildogs scored their four runs on nine hits. They will travel to Eastside on Friday night.
(3/6/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Despite the less than springlike weather, spring sports have begun with all sports playing this week. The boys tennis team won a pair of matches this week and will host Southside on Thursday. The soccer teams hosted games on Tuesday. The girls lost to Daniel 3-0. The boys lost their game against Carolina and will host the Greenville Home School team on Thursday at 6pm.
The softball team split a pair of games this week losing at JL Mann on Monday and winning 16-1 at Eastside on Tuesday. They are 1-0 in region play and will host Eastside on Friday. The baseball team will play at Berea on Thursday night in an added game due to only playing three pre-season tournament games.
Track and Field was scheduled to travel to Eastside tonight (Wednesday) for a pre-region meet but that meet has been canceled due to the weather. They will compete at the Chic-Fil-A Invitational on Saturday at Eastside. Boys' golf will also start their season hosting Eastside tonight and hosting Chapman on Thursday.
Be sure to check the school website and calendar during the season for updates on any games that have to be rescheduled due to weather.
(3/5/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The TRHS Symphonic Winds presented a Pre-Festival Concert on Tuesday night. The 7th and 8th grade bands from Northwest Middle School also performed as well. Three guest judges provided feedback to the bands to help them as they complete preparations for their competitions later this month. The Symphonic Winds performed "City of Lights," "Sleep," and "Variations on a Korean Folk Song."
(2/25/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to the cast and crew for "Almost, Maine" for earning Superior rating at the Palmetto Dramatic Association theatre festival. The following additional awards were also given:
(2/25/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to the Devildog Wrestling Team on their 4th place finish at State this past weekend. This is the highest finish on record for a TRHS wrestling team, a great achievement considering that the team finished last in the region three years ago.
All five of the wrestlers that qualified for the state tournament won at least one match. Kodie Hughes had a win in the 182 pound class despite a knee injury. Bryson Mclees battled back for a win after a tough loss on Friday. Toby Foster won a big match in the consolation semifinals to place 4th at the 126 pound class.
Prior to this season, TRHS has only had two state champions in wrestling. Saturday they doubled the total with Gary Holmes III claiming the title in the 220 pound class and Zeebo Riley taking the title in the 170 pound class. Both secured their titles with pins in their championship matches. Congratulations, Devildogs!
(2/15/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Senior Jocie Morrow was named Miss TRHS on Friday night. Jocie also won the Interview Award, Best Eyes, Best Smile and Talent Awards. Tori Goldsmith was Miss Freshman, Kathryn Deyton was Miss Sophomore, Bethany Sizemore was Miss Junior, and Mackenzie Bishop was Miss Senior. Full Results:
(2/13/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog basketball team hosted Palmetto in the first round of the AAAA playoffs on Wednesday night. Before the game, Derrick Fields was presented a ball in recognition of his scoring 1000 points as a Devildogs. Earlier this week Case Roach and Sam Brown received All-State honors and Case Roach was named as the Player of the Year for Region 2-AAAA.
A three point shot 20 seconds into the game gave the Devildogs a quick lead and they never trailed. They outscored Palmetto 24-2 and led 28-7 at the end of the first quarter. TR extended their lead to 49-24 at halftime.
The third quarter looked a lot like the first and the Devildogs had a 82-38 lead entering the final quarter. Most of the starters got a break in the final quarter as the Devildogs advanced to the second round with a 97-49 win. They will travel to A.C. Flora on Saturday. Game time is set at 2:00pm.
(2/10/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
This past weekend, the TRHS Beta Club participated in the 81st Annual Senior Beta Convention in Myrtle Beach, Sc. The following students placed in their competitions:
In addition to the students’ amazing success, Mr. Rierson was elected as the new State Sponsor Elect for the state of South Carolina. Congratulations to our Beta Club!
(2/6/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
D2 Stageworks will present "An Evening of Plays about Love" on Friday and Saturday night at 7 pm. Admission is $5.00. Bring your special Valentine and enjoy some great entertainment.
(2/5/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The varsity basketball teams hosted Blue Ridge on Tuesday night on Senior Night and came away with a pair of victories and clinched playoff spots. In the girls' game the Lady Devildogs took an early lead and led throughout the game. Both teams seemed content to run time off the clock in the first half. TR led 9-5 at the end of the first quarter and Blue Ridge pulled to within two trailing 17-15 at the half. The Lady Devildogs had a good third quarter getting a double digit lead on their way to a 51-38 win. With the win they split games with Greer, Greenville, and Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge will clinch the top seed in Region 2 with a win over Berea on Thursday. The Lady Devildogs keep their hopes alive for a home playoff game and with a win over Eastside on Thursday will finish with either the #2 or #3 seed based on what happens in the Greer at Greenville game.
The boys' team started their four seniors on Senior night and although they trailed 14-10 after one quarter they went on to take a 75-68 win to clinch a home playoff spot. They will finish the regular season at Eastside on Thursday and host a first round playoff game next Wednesday night.
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The Lady Devildogs got off to a fast start on Tuesday night scoring the first twelve points and taking a 18-5 lead after the first quarter. Greenville came out strong in the second quarter scoring the first eleven points to pull within a basket. The teams swapped baskets to end the half and the Lady Devildogs led 23-21 at the half.
The Lady Devildogs started the second half much as they had played in the first quarter outscoring the Lady Raiders 23-7 and they led 46-28 heading into the final quarter. They held on in the final quarter with a 54-37 win. After finishing 2-3 in the first half of region play with losses to Greer, Greenville, and Blue Ridge, the ladies have won their first two in the second half with wins over Greer and Greenville. The win tonight keeps open the possibility of hosting a playoff game.
In the boys' game the Devildogs and Red Raiders swapped baskets early. The Devildogs took the lead late in the first quarter and led 18-15 after one quarter. Greenville trailed by a basket at the half, 33-31. In the second half Greenville took the lead in the third quarter and led 43-39 as the teams entered the final quarter.
Travelers Rest took the lead back early in the final quarter 47-46 but Greenville answered and led the rest of the game after taking a 48-47 lead. The Devildogs pulled to within a point a couple of times. A pair of three-point shots rimmed out in the final seconds and Greenville held on for a 64-61 win.
The varsity teams will travel to Berea on Friday and return home for Senior Night next Tuesday hosting Blue Ridge.
(1/22/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Daniel Bruce was introduced as the new TRHS principal in the Media Center on Tuesday afternoon. He was introduced by Mr. Scott Rhymer, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership of High Schools. Mr. Bruce is a 1995 graduate of TRHS and was a member of the second group of inductees to the TRHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
Mr. Bruce has worked for over fourteen years with the Greenville County Schools as a teacher's aide, middle school teacher, and in administration. He served as an assistant principal at the high school level at Berea and Hillcrest High Schools. He completed the Assistant Principal Institute in 2014 and has served as the principal of Greer Middle School for the past three and a half years.
Bruce will take over as principal at the end of this year as Mr. Lou Lavely retires after 17 years as the TRHS principal. Welcome home, Mr. Bruce.
(1/18/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Kayla Jenerette (Class of 2010) and Scott Styles (Class of 1980) were inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 18, 2019 in a ceremony held between the Devildog girls and boys basketball games against Berea High School.
Both varsity basketball teams won their games against Berea. The Lady Devildogs had a comfortable lead at halftime and were able to allow everyone on the team to get some playing time as they won 54-18. The boys' team also cruised to a 91-72 win. The teams will be on the road next week with games at Blue Ridge on Tuesday and at Greer on Thursday.
(1/17/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
Two senior athletes signed letters of intent on Thursday afternoon in the Media Center in front of family and friends. Bailey Banks signed with Columbia College and Mycal Bowser signed with Campbell University. While both ladies are multi-sport athletes, they signed letters for track and field. Congratulations, Devildogs!
(1/8/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The varsity basketball teams hosted Eastside in the first region game of the season. In the opening game the Lady Devildogs got off to a slow start but built a 27-6 lead at the end of the first half. Eastside cut into the lead in the third quarter but the ladies took a comfortable 51-26 win to open region play 1-0.
In the boys' game, Eastside scored the first 7 points of the game but the Devildogs answered with 13 straight points. Once they took the lead the Devildogs never trailed. They led 51-26 at the half. Eastside cut into the lead in the second half but the Devildogs won their opening region game 80-68. The varsity teams will host Greer on Friday night.
(1/7/2019 / TRHS Press Release)
Kayla Jenerette and Scott Styles will be inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 18, 2019 in a ceremony to be held between the Devildog girls and boys basketball games against Berea High School.
(1/5/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog Wrestling team hosted the Devildog Duals Tournament on Saturday. Teams from around the Carolinas and Georgia competed. The team will travel to Powdersville on Tuesday.
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Winter Week 2018 started a couple of days late due to the school cancellations but over $4000 was raised. Mrs. Corley's classes raised the most money and the Physical Education department raised the most money of all the departments. Student Council members met at Walmart on Wednesday morning at 5am to shop for toys. They delivered them to the Travelers Rest police department to distribute to the community. Thanks to all who contributed to make the week a success.
(12/18/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Symphonic Winds presented their Winter Concert on Tuesday night in the Patricia Hunt Auditorium. Selections included original pieces by a Jazz Combo and traditional holiday songs. Photos by Emily Fleming can be seen at the link below.
(12/12/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog wrestling team hosted Greer in a region match on Wednesday. The Devildogs defeated the Yellow Jackets 45-33. The Northwest Middle School team and the TRHS JV team also wrestled following the varsity matches. The varsity team will travel to Wade Hampton this weekend.
(12/11/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Greenville County Schools plans to operate on a two-hour delay for all students and employees on Wednesday, December 12th. The ICE team will reassess roads in the morning. If conditions worsen GCS could extend the delay or cancel school. That decision would be communicated no later than 7:30am.
In addition to the delay, there will be no morning or afternoon bus routes on icy roads. Bus riders whose routes are cancelled due to icy conditions will receive a phone message this evening.
Greenville County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until tomorrow morning because of the potential for black ice. A delay will allow temperatures to warm up and buses to travel in daylight conditions.
No students or employees will be penalized for missing school or work due to unsafe conditions. Any employees who are unable to safely travel to work should notify their supervisors as soon as possible. All parents have the option to keep their children at home without penalty if safe travel is a concern. Parents should send a written note when students return to school.
(12/10/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Greenville County Schools will remain closed on Tuesday, December 11, due to dangerous travel conditions and ongoing power outages, downed trees, and fallen power lines across the county and at GCS schools, offices, and bus centers. Though some snow and ice across the district is melting today, many secondary roads remain wet, slushy and/or blocked by downed trees and power lines. The ICE team reported many impassable secondary roads across the county due to downed trees and/or power lines.
The National Weather Service forecasts the temperatures in our area to drop below freezing tonight through mid-morning tomorrow. Thawing will be slow, given the amount of moisture on the roads. Multiple schools have been without power in excess of 24 hours, allowing the interior temperature to drop significantly. Though GCS maintenance crews have been working throughout the day, we continue to have trees down at some school locations, a collapsed awning due to the snow, and significant slush in a number of bus loops, car loops, and parking lots, which will be ice until at least midday on Tuesday.
The missed days on Monday and Tuesday will be made up on 3/22/19 and 3/25/19.
Many thanks to all the maintenance crews and utility line workers who are working to get us up and running. Stay safe and warm!
(12/10/2018 / GCS Press Release)
All schools and offices in Greenville County Schools will be closed Monday, December 10. Roads throughout the district are icy or slushy and temperatures are not expected to warm enough to melt areas of concern. Greenville County remains under a Winter Storm Warning until noon on Monday.
We have confirmed power outages in 18 schools with no estimated time of restoration. The assessment of our facilities is continuing. Wind chills in the teens and forecast gusts up to 35 mph will likely combine with wet snow, rain, and freezing rain to cause additional downed trees and power outages, and hamper the restoration of power and the cleanup necessary to ensure safe travel. We do not believe a delay would be sufficient in this situation.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the high 20s Monday night, so refreezing is a concern. Our ICE team will check roads and schools throughout the district tomorrow afternoon to assess travel conditions for Tuesday morning. A decision regarding the school district schedule will be made at that time or before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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The Devildog wrestling team hosting their first home match on Wednesday night. St. Joseph's and RS Central wrestled in the opening match with RS Central scoring a 72-0 win. In the second match the Devildogs won their final match to pull even at 42-42 but RS Central won on the tiebreaker. The Devildogs will host Greer next Wednesday night and will host the Devildog Duals on January 5th.
(11/29/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
D2 Stageworks will present the play "Our Place" on Thursday and Friday Nov. 29-30 at 7 pm. General admission is $5. Both heartwarming and comical, this short 40 minute play includes a series of vignettes that take place on an abandoned dock.
The company recently performed at the South Carolina Theatre Association high school festival and received recognition as top 10 in state. Seniors Lawrence Gaunt and George Lafaye also won "All Star" acting awards.
(11/25/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog boys' basketball team defeated High Point Academy 68-54 to win the championship of the Greenville County Tip-Off Tournament. The Devildogs went undefeated in the tournament including a 102-62 win over Berea at Berea High School to advance to the championship game.
The regular season will begin on Tuesday night at 6pm with the varsity teams traveling to Riverside. The C-Team and JV teams will host Riverside. Games begin at 5pm for the C-Team.
(11/20/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog boys' basketball team won their second game of the Greenville County Preseason Tournament in convincing fashion on Tuesday night against the Berea Bulldogs. The Devildogs got off to a quick start and led 29-11 after one quarter. The Bulldogs cut into the lead but the Devildogs finished the half strong and extended their lead to 53-26 at the half. They finished the game with a 102-62 victory. With the win they advance to the championship game against the winner of the High Point vs Eastside game. The game will be at Eastside High School on Wednesday at 4:30pm.
(11/20/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Three senior athletes signed letters of intent on Tuesday afternoon in the Media Center in front of family and friends. Congratulations to Ashley Looper, Taylor Reynolds, and Taylor Thornton. These ladies signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. Congratulations, Devildogs!
(11/17/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog Cheerleaders traveled to Columbia on Saturday for the 4A State Championships. The ladies placed third in the competition which is the best finish ever for a TRHS Cheer team. They are pictured above from their region co-championship. Congratulations on a great year!
(11/13/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to Norm Nolen for being named Employee of the Month for the month of October. Mr. Nolen teaches Special Education at TRHS and is one of the Student Council Advisors. He is pictured above with Greg Coleman from George Coleman Ford and received gift certificates from George Coleman Ford and Shortfield's.
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The Symphonic Winds and Varsity Chorus presented a Veterans Day Concert on Monday night. The program closed with an Armed Forces tribute to veterans of the different branches of the armed forces. There was a reception following the program with displays of artwork by the visual arts students.
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The Devildog football team traveled to Ridge View for a first round playoff game on Friday night. Unfortunately they suffered their only shutout of the season falling 70-0 and seeing their season come to an end.
Despite the disappointment, the Devildogs did post a 7-4 record winning more than six games for the first time since 1990. The offense scored 384 points which is the third most points in school history and the most since 1969. Congratulations to the team and coaches for all they have achieved this season.
(11/5/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to the boys' and girls' cross country teams for both finishing 8th in the state championship this past weekend in Columbia. Both teams will be ranked #8 in the final 4A state top 10 poll. The boys ran their second fastest team time in school history, and the girls have finished in the top 10 for three years in a row now. Great job, Devildogs!
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The annual Fall Festival was held in the Commons area of TRHS on Tuesday 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.
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The Dog Bowl trophy has belonged to the Bulldogs of Berea the past two years but this year's Devildogs won back the trophy in decisive fashion. Deonte Byrd ran hard all night and gave the Devildogs their first touchdown on the first drive. He scored again with 4.5 seconds left in the first quarter and the Devildogs led 16-0. The Bulldogs' only threat in the first half was on their opening drive but the Devildog defense kept them out of the endzone and forced several turnovers.
Derrick Fields returned a punt for a touchdown but it was called back. A few plays later he pulled in a screen pass and scored giving the Devildogs a 23-0 lead with a little over eight minutes left in the half. Byrd picked up his third touchdown of the game with four minutes left in the half. QB Wilson Hendricks had a nice run to give the Devildogs a 37-0 lead near the end of the half.
The Devildog defense pushed the Bulldogs back on their first drive of the second half forcing a punt from inside the Bulldog five yard line. Fields took the short punt back for a touchdown and the Devildogs led 44-0. Zeirean Riley ran for a final Devildog score late in the game and the Devildogs came away with a 52-0 win to reclaim the Dog Bowl. The 52 points is the most scored in the history of the series by either team.
The Devildogs finish the regular season with a 7-3 record and the fourth seed for Region 2. This is the first year since 1990 that the Devildogs have won more than 6 games. The 384 points scored in the regular season is the second highest total in school history for the regular season. They will have next week off before travelling to Ridge View for the first round of the playoffs in two weeks.
(10/25/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Lady Devildog golf team had to replace three senior starters from last year's team. Steady improvement throughout the season paid off as the team finished strong with a Region Championship and a seventh place finish at the State Championship for 4A. Ashley Looper finished second in the State with scores of 73 and 74 over the two days of competition.
Congratulations to all of the Lady Devildogs; Ashley Looper, Mackenzie Bishop, Grace White, Nikki Strandell, Chloe Henry, and Hallie Bishop.
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The Devildog Cheerleaders hosted the Region 2 4A championship on Wednesday night. Eastside, Travelers Rest, Blue Ridge, and Greenville competed in the competition. The Devildogs and Blue Ridge tied and were named Co-Champions. Congratulations, ladies!
(10/13/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Varsity Girls' Cross Country team had four athletes finish in the top ten to claim the Region Championship. They finished 27 points ahead of second place Eastside to claim their first region championship in school history. Taylor Reynolds finished second, Kara Golden sixth, Kylie Simms seventh, and Anna Reynolds tenth to receive All-Region honors. Taylor Reynolds time of 20:20 is a course record for a TR girl.
The varsity boys finished in 4th place, and Parker Thieme received all-region honors by finishing 10th. Both the JV boys and girls finished 2nd overall in the mixed JV race. Kelsey Smith, Aubrey Holloway, Toby Foster, and Caleb McKitrick all finished in the top ten.
(10/12/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildog football team traveled to Sirrine Stadium to take on the Greenville Red Raiders on Friday night. The Raiders scored with 7:14 left in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. They increased their lead to 10-0 as the Devildog defense forced a field goal later in the quarter. The Devildogs answered with Hall scoring on a pass from Wilson Hendricks with just under eight minutes left in the first half. Greenville stretched their lead to 17-7 with 3:44 left in the half. The Devildogs had one last chance in the half after a turnover but had to settle for a field goal in the closing seconds and they trailed 17-10 at the half.
Greenville outscored the Devildogs 14-7 in the third quarter to lead 31-17. The Raiders scored 21 points in the final quarter and won their Homecoming game 52-17. The Devildogs will travel to Blue Ridge next Friday and finish the regular season at Berea in two weeks.
(10/11/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Greenville County schools and offices will be closed Thursday. All activities are cancelled.
A Tropical Storm Warning was issued for Greenville County just before 4am in addition to a Flash Flood Watch and Flood Advisory. Our Inclement Conditions Evaluation team drove Upstate roads this morning and encountered heavy rains, standing water and scattered debris. Team members are also reporting power outages. The potential for strong winds gusting up to 35mph exists throughout the morning. It is our belief that this volatile storm could pose a significant safety risk for staff and students.
While we prefer to make decisions about cancellations the evening prior to school, we delayed until this morning because were not under a Tropical Storm Alert last night. We did not want to put students and staff at risk, but wanted to make the best possible decision with the most accurate and up to date information realizing the hardship to families when schools close.
This day will be made up on April 22, 2019.
(10/9/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Girls Golf team won their region tournament for the fifth straight year at Cherokee Valley Golf Course on Monday. Ashley Looper led the way shooting a 76 and was named the All Region Player of the Year. Mackenzie Bishop also made the All Region team shooting a 91.
Congratulations to all of the Lady Devildogs; Ashley Looper, Mackenzie Bishop, Grace White, Nikki Strandell, Chloe Henry, and Hallie Bishop.
(10/5/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets on Friday night in the final home game of the season. The fall sports seniors were recognized before the Senior Night game. Greer showed why they are one of the top ranked teams in the state forcing the Devildogs to punt on their first series. They scored on a long run on their first play from scrimmage to take 7-0 lead. Greer then scored a few minutes later on a punt return and had a 14-0 lead early in the game. Derrick Fields pulled in a pass with a little over five minutes left in the first quarter for a touchdown. The extra point was blocked and the Devildogs trailed 14-6. Greer scored once more in the first quarter and twice in the second to take a 35-6 lead at the half.
The Devildogs were unable to score in the second half. Greer scored on their first possession of the second half and cruised to a 58-6 win to remain unbeaten in region play. The Devildogs fall to 0-2 in region play and 5-2 overall. They will travel to Sirrine stadium to play Greenville next week.
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The Devildogs hosted Eastside in their Homecoming game with Mac Reaney and Alliah Woodard named Homecoming King and Queen for 2018 in a ceremony before the game. In the game the two high scoring offenses lived up to their reputations. The game was also the WYFF Game of the Week and it lived up to that designation as well.
The Eagles took the opening kickoff and put together a drive scoring on their first series to take a 7-0 lead. The Devildogs answered with Easaias Tucker pulling a a pass to tie the game. The teams swapped scores with Hendricks scoring on a 24 yard run and Eastside scoring on the final play of the first quarter to take a 21-14 lead. Jake Hall caught a pass and scored to tie the game. Eastside took the kickoff back over 90 yards for a touchdown to regain the lead 28-21.
The Devildog defense stopped the Eagles twice on fourth down in the second quarter. Derrick Fields pulled in a pass from Hendricks for a touchdown. On the next Devildog series Fields took the pitch from Hendricks and then passed to Tucker for his second touchdown. Hendricks passed to Hall again for a touchdown and the Devildogs took a 42-28 lead at the half.
The Eagles defense was finally able to stop the Devildogs in the third quarter holding them scoreless. Their offense scored a pair of touchdowns and the game was tied 42-42 entering the final quarter.
On the first play of the fourth quarter Hendricks passed to Fields for a 24 yard TD and the Devildogs again led 49-42. Eastside tied the game again in the final minutes. The Devildogs had one last chance getting the ball with just over three minutes left in the game. They drove down the field but Eastside intercepted the ball near the goal line and ran the clock out to force overtime.
In overtime the Devildogs won the toss and elected to play defense. Eastside scored and kicked the extra point to lead 56-49. Hendricks hit Fields on the first play of their overtime possession for a score. The Devildogs chose to go for the win and lined up for the two point conversion. The Eagles picked off the pass attempt and sealed the 56-55 win.
Travelers Rest will host Greer next week for Senior Night in the final home game of the season.
(9/27/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Homecoming week started with the dance on Saturday and will conclude on Friday with the Devildogs hosting Eastside for their first region game. Rain came late in the afternoon but the weather cleared for the annual Homecoming Parade. The theme was Pixar movies. The Freshmen float was based on The Incredibles, the Sophomore float had a Finding Nemo theme, the Juniors theme was Monsters Inc, and the Seniors float was based on Toy Story. A Pep Rally will conclude the school day on Friday and the Homecoming Ceremony will be held before the game.
(9/21/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Girls' Tennis team defeated Carolina 7-0 on Thursday in a home match. Addy Bonesso, Kayleigh Gardner, Charlotte Weikle, Caroline Harris, and Madison Clardy all won their singles matches. The #1 doubles team of Addy Bonesso and Abi McKibben and the #2 doubles team of Laura Belue and Gibson Wyatt also won their matches. It was the first career win for Caroline Harris and Madison Clardy in singles matches. It was also the first career win for the #2 doubles team of Belue and Wyatt. Brooke Sheriff also picked up first win in an exhibition match.
The ladies will travel to Berea on Monday and host Eastside on Wednesday next week.
(9/13/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs wasted little time on Thursday night scoring in the first 63 seconds of the game. Jake Hall pulled in a pass from Wilson Hendricks and the Devildogs led 7-0. The defense got their chance to score with Ty Gary sacking the Tiger QB in the end zone for a safety with about three minutes left in the first quarter. Hendricks passed to Esaias Tucker for his second TD pass of the night and the Devildogs led 16-0.
Blue Ridge took advantage of Devildog penalties in the second quarter. A pass interference penalty gave the Tigers a first down on a 4th down play and they scored soon after and cut the lead to 16-7. Deonte Byrd plowed through the middle of the line for a 3 yard touchdown run on the next Devildog series and the Devildogs led 23-7. Hendricks threw another pair of touchdown passes in the quarter with Hall getting his second TD of the night and Derrick Fields making a nice catch over the top of Tiger defenders in the closing seconds of the half. The Devildogs led 37-0 at halftime.
The Devildogs extended their lead to 44-7 in the third quarter as Corbin Baker ran for a score. Blue Ridge picked up their second touchdown with a little less than five minutes left in the third quarter and missed the extra point. Neither team scored in the final quarter and the Devildogs improved to 5-0 with the 44-13 win. They will have next week off before returning home to open region play against Eastside on September 28th. Homecoming ceremonies will take place before the game.
(9/12/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Congratulations to senior Kylie Simms for being named as one of approximately 16,000 2019 National Merit Semifinalists. Semifinalists are academically talented high school seniors and they have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the National Merit Scholarship Program. The goal of the organization is to honor the nation's scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.
(9/12/2018 / GCS Press Release)
[Please see the calendar for specific schedule changes in response to the District Press Release copied below.]
Greenville County Schools will make the following schedule changes because of predicted tropical storm force winds associated with Hurricane Florence.
Weekend events including a districtwide high school band exhibition and athletic tournaments are cancelled.
These decisions were made based on the 11am hurricane update provided by the national weather service that predicts the earliest possible arrival of strong winds at 8pm Friday. State regulations prohibit the operation of school buses with 30mph sustained winds and/or 45mph gusting winds. We will be monitoring wind speed and could make adjustments to this schedule.
Greenville County Schools will continue to track the storm and stay in constant communication with emergency preparedness officials, but at this time we see nothing in the forecast for Thursday and Friday that would cause us to cancel school. Parents who have concerns about the safety of their children always have the authority to keep them at home.
(9/7/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
For the first time since 1967 the Devildog football team has won their first four games of the season. The Pickens Blue Flame gave the Devildogs their toughest test of the season but Deonte Byrd's touchdown with just under five minutes left in the game gave the Devildogs the 20-19 lead. The defense held and the Devildogs managed to stay perfect after four games.
After outscoring their opponents 147-14 in the first three games the Devildogs expected a tougher game on the road at Pickens despite their 1-2 record. The Blue Flame defense stopped Travelers Rest on the first series and drove down the field but were forced to punt themselves. On their second offensive series Wilson Hendricks passed to Derrick Fields on the first play for an 82 yard TD pass. The Devildogs led 7-0 and the score remained the same going into the second quarter. Pickens put together a long drive wearing down the Devildog defense and scored to tie the game. After the kickoff Pickens was called for targeting and the Devildogs were across midfield. A Blue Flame defender picked off a pass and their QB threw his first pass for a 24 yard touchdown on the next play. Pickens took a 13-7 lead. The Devildogs put together a drive but came up just short on a fourth and six play giving Pickens the ball on the 19. They ran the clock down and were able to stop Fields on a punt return on the final play of the half.
In the second half, Hendricks scored on a 42 yard QB keeper and the Devildogs regained the lead 14-13. Pickens scored on a 68 yard pass in the final quarter and led 19-14. Byrd picked up his first score of the night and the Devildogs held on for the huge 20-19 win.
The Devildogs will try to stay perfect next week as they host rival Blue Ridge in a non-region game. They will travel to Blue Ridge later in the season as well for a region game. We hope that everyone will come out and support the Devildogs next Friday night.
(9/6/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Class of 2022 gathered on Thursday afternoon for an assembly. Mr. Laye, the Assistant Principal of the freshman class, and Ms. King, one of the TRHS counselors, spoke with the students. At the end of the assembly the students pledged to graduate in four years and signed a banner which will hang in the Freshman Academy hallway.
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The Devildogs hosted Ware Shoals on Friday night. The Hornets took the opening kickoff and put together a drive that saw them move inside the five yard line. On 4th and 3 the Devildogs were called for pass interference but Ware Shoals still faced a 4th and 1 and the Devildogs stopped them short and took over on downs. The Devildogs ended up scoring three times in the final 2:09 of the first quarter. The first score was set up after the Devildogs recovered a fumble inside the 10 yard line. Deonte Byrd ran for a touchdown from the 9 yard line for the first score. Ware Shoals fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and Brooks Russ-Martin recovered giving the Devildogs the ball on the 28 yard line. Wilson Hendricks kept the ball on the next play and scored from the 28 and then completed a pass to Fields to give the Devildogs a 14-0 lead. The Hornets were forced to punt on their next series and Fields took the punt around midfield and returned it for a touchdown. With 4 seconds left in the quarter the Devildogs led 21-0.
Fields scored his second touchdown on the Devildogs' next series with a 67 yard run and the Devildogs led 28-0 with 9 minutes left in the half. Jake Hall pulled in a pass on the next Devildog series and scored on the 56 yard play. Byrd had a 30 yard touchdown run with 43 seconds left in the half and the Devildogs led 42-0 at the half.
The Travelers Rest Youth Association participants were recognized at halftime of the game. The Devildogs received the opening kickoff of the second half and after a few plays were again in scoring range. A Ware Shoals player was injured and the second half was shortened. Byrd scored on the next play once play resumed giving the Devildogs a 49-0 lead. Ware Shoals ran out the clock in the final minutes and the Devildogs moved to 3-0 on the season, the first 3-0 start since 2015. The JV team will host Pickens next Thursday and the varsity team will travel to Pickens.
(8/27/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
After a successful first week of classes, parents were invited to the Fall Open House on Monday night. The evening started with a PTSA meeting in which Mrs. Laurie Tankersley was awarded the Kay Wilder Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Cory Satterfield accepted the second annual Business Partner of the Year Award which was given to Shortfields Restaurant. Following the meeting parents were able to visit with faculty members in their rooms.
(8/24/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Given the final score it may seem a bit odd to say that the Devildogs got off to a slow start in their home opener. Travelers Rest had their only win against Carolina last year winning 26-6 in a game where they moved the ball well but turnovers and mistakes halted drives. This year the first quarter looked a lot like last year's game. The Devildogs had a turnover free outing last week against Riverside but fumbled in the first quarter against Carolina. The quarter ended with neither team able to score.
The Devildog offense found its footing in the second quarter with Deonte Byrd scoring the first of his three touchdowns in the opening minute of the quarter to give the home team a 7-0 lead. On Carolina's next drive Cam Henderson picked off a pass at midfield and took it in for a score with 9:52 left in the half. The kick was good and the Devildogs led 14-0. On their next two possession Hendricks passed to Fields for a 45 yard touchdown and to Tucker for a 61 yard touchdown on 3rd and 13. The Devildogs led 28-0 with 5:38 left in the first half. Byrd scored his second touchdown with a three yard run with 1:27 left in the half and the Devildogs led 35-0 at the half.
An option play from midfield to Jake Hall on the Devildogs' opening drive of the second half resulted in a touchdown in the first 34 seconds of the half and the Devildogs led 43-0. Byrd scored his third touchdown on a 43 yard run with 7:58 left in the third quarter. Backup QB Cam Henderson scored on a short run with 3:44 left in the third quarter giving the Devildogs a 56-0 lead. Taylor Tallman blocked a Carolina punt which was recovered by Patrick Clayton in the last two minutes of the third quarter. Henderson picked up his third touchdown on a 19 yard and the Devildogs led 63-0 with 18 seconds left in the quarter. Neither team scored in the final quarter with Brooks Russ-Martin intercepting a Carolina pass in the endzone to preserve the shut out.
In looking at records kept on the SC Football History website 63 points is the most the Devildogs have scored since a 67-0 win over Slater-Marietta in 1968. The Devildogs host Ware Shoals next week.
(8/20/2018 / 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 first day skits presented by the Student Council to call attention to school policies.
For the second year in a row an assembly was held for all students to preview the theme of the year. This year students were encouraged to strive for "Excellence Every Day." Students were asked to stand that were a part of athletic teams, extracurricular groups, and academic achievements. Student body President Chanlan Ann Kasa spoke to the students. TRHS Teacher of the Year and newly named GCS Teacher of the Year spoke to the students and read comments she had collected from her students on the meaning of Excellence. The final speaker of the day was Beth Brotherton, Director of Communications for Greenville County Schools. She encouraged the students to remember three things she had learned from her days with WYFF:
The assembly ended with the students singing the Alma Mater before being dismissed.
(8/17/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs traveled to Riverside to open their season. This is the third year to play Riverside in their opening game. The past two years the Devildogs played well but lost close games to the Warriors. This year the Devildogs scored in the first quarter with a 35 yard pass to Jake Hall to take a 7-0 lead. The Warriors scored in the second quarter to take an 8-7 lead. Derrick Fields took the ensuing kickoff and returned it for an apparent TD but the play was called back because of a holding penalty. The Devildogs put together a quick drive that resulted in Derrick Fields catching a 16 yard TD pass and then catching a pass for the 2 point conversion. This gave the Devildogs a 15-8 lead with a little over 8 minutes left in the half.
The Devildogs recovered another Riverside fumble and put together a drive with Deonte Byrd scoring from the 2 yard line with 2:44 left in the half to stretch the Devildog lead to 22-8. Riverside scored first in the third quarter with a 25 yard pass to cut the lead to 22-14. The Devidogs answered in the final quarter with a TD run of 22 yards by Deonte Byrd and a 35 yard TD run by Wilson Hendricks to give the Devildogs the convincing 35-14 win. This is their first opening game win since 2015.
The Devildogs will host Carolina next week at 7:30pm. Classes begin on Monday.
(8/17/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Travelers Rest H.S. Chorus got an big surprise this August in the form of a new piano. A Steinway & Sons design from their "Boston" line, the "baby" grand is the generous gift of long-time choral educator Patricia Hunt-Fisher, who served as chorus director at TRHS until 1995. Current choral director Peter Simms, himself a former student of Mrs. Hunt-Fisher, had this to say: "I am blown away by the generosity of this unexpected gift. I am honored that we have such caring community members that want to reinvest in Travelers Rest and in our young people."
(8/15/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster announced the selection of Shelley Smith, a social studies teacher at Travelers Rest High, the 2018-19 Greenville County Teacher of the Year. Also announced were first runner-up Rick Schwartz, Introduction to Manufacturing Teacher at Greer High; second runner-up Matthew Boone, 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at Northwood Middle; and third runner-up Reem Alnatour, Third Grade Teacher, Fork Shoals School.
Smith carries a quote by John Quincy Adams with her everywhere she goes. It reads, "To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is…the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind." Although she has only served the teaching profession for six years, Smith has made sharing knowledge a priority.
One of Smith’s greatest contributions to teaching is her commitment to mentor future and first year teachers. "I am currently working as a Master Teacher with Clemson University’s inaugural teacher residency program. I am actively working to revolutionize the student teaching experience with the hope of producing more qualified teachers, promoting higher teacher retention rates, and producing more confident, successful, and innovative teachers." Full story at the GCS Website
(8/9/2018 / 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 Tori Goldsmith (President), Chloe Henry (Vice-President), Emily Boudle (Secretary), Avery Arends and Taylor Smith (Representatives). Welcome to the Class of 2022!
(7/12/2018 / GCS Press Release)
Greenville County Schools is hosting its first annual gathering of GCS Athletic Directors, coaches, players and families to kick off the start of the 2018-2019 sports season. The event will be held at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Thursday, July 26 starting at 6pm.
"Games+ Building a Better Graduate with Athletics" will celebrate the passion that high school sports ignites and spotlight the benefits of participation. Athletes don’t just play games, they build friendships, leadership, commitment and character. Athletes are motivated to perform better academically. Last year GCS had 117 sports teams achieve a 4.0 GPA or better.
At 6pm doors will open for all players, parents and the public. The informational session is an opportunity for fans of all ages to connect with their favorite coaches and players for autographs, photos and sports talk.
The program will begin at 7pm with a welcome and introduction from GCS Director of Athletics Darryl Nance. Speakers include Craig Brown, owner of the Greenville Drive, Beth Paul, CEO of Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Sandi Morris, Greenville High graduate and Olympic high jump silver medalist and Dr. Greg Dale, Sports Psychologist at Duke University.
Join us to "tailgate" before the first practices on July 27.
(7/11/2018 / TRHS Webmaster)
Students wishing to receive a schedule prior to the start of school will be able to pick them up during the time slots listed below only. In order to receive schedules early students are required to pay their current class dues as well as any other debt(s) from past years. All textbooks from previous years must be turned in to receive schedules early.
Students will also be able to purchase parking permits during the Early Schedule Pick Up Times. Parking permits are $20. In order to purchase a parking permit, students must have completed the Alive at 25 course (NO EXCEPTIONS) as well as pay all current class dues and/or any past debt(s) from previous years.
We are excited to introduce online payment as an option for current class dues and Personalized Learning Device fees. These payments can be made using the School Store My School Bucks link on the right side of this webpage. This is a simple and easy way to pay and reduce the time spent waiting in line during early schedule pick up.
Personalized Learning Device (PLD) Fee. All TRHS students will be issued a Chromebook at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Greenville County Schools requires that each student pay a fee in order to receive his/her PLD. Fees are based on the student’s lunch status at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Fees are as follows: