We are all disappointed about the Walk and Roll having to be cancelled because of  anticipated rain, but we did get cool shirts, and we very much appreciate the folks who signed up as sponsors and the PTA group who worked so hard to get things ready.    We will hope for more cooperative weather next year. 

We had another special treat this week in that on Tuesday the Greenville Little Theater group came to give us a performance of “A Duck Called Ugly”.  It was really fun, and I was impressed by the attention our students gave to the play.  Also, the actors left two tickets for an upcoming Little Theater performance, and Erin Sosebee won them in a drawing.   On Wednesday of next week we will host a gentleman named Jason Currin who is the new solo percussionist for the Greenville Symphony.  He will be performing for students and staff as a part of the Symphony’s EdReach Program.

The SC Dog Therapy group visited our students at Hollis this week, as did a photographer from the Greenville News, Mykal McEldowney.  Mr. McEldowney is working on a photo story about one of our students, Rebecca Budd, and   I will let you know when it is published.  

Here on the main campus we had an SIC meeting and another of our classroom sessions with officers from Law Enforcement.   On Thursday a Greenville News City People reporter came out to interview Cathy Bush for a story on the Washington Center environmental science program, and currently,  Cathy and some of our students are  featured on the Greenville County Schools Facebook page.  So, be sure to check it out.  Also, after review by the SIC, we finished up our annual “Report to Parents”, so you may access that on our website or may request a hard copy be sent home with your student.

Today Kim Skipper and Sharon Russo are in Columbia receiving our Golden Achievement Award from the SC chapter of the School Public Relations Association; and on Sunday, Linda Hill, Barbara Bingham and I will be going to Columbia to receive the Knights of Columbus Hope Foundation Grant.  Also today the science fair project from Kim Skipper’s students was chosen to go forward to be displayed at Roper Mountain Science Center.

Next week in addition to our percussion concert, we have the Christ Church reading buddies coming to school, and we hope to have our new sound system for the gym installed.  Mack Chapman, who has volunteered his company’s services to survey the area where we plan to put a nature trail, says they hope to get started with their work next week as well.

Keep in mind that we have Craft Day on May the 8th, and everyone have a restful weekend.