Letter from the Director

Laura O'Laughlin, Ph.D.Dear Students and Parents,

 Welcome to West Greenville School!  I am honored to be the Director at West Greenville and I look forward to doing everything I can to ensure you have positive experience during the 2018-2019 school year.  We are looking forward to an exciting year of changes that will build upon our Panther Pride foundation. 

 First, we are adding three new career pathway electives to our already existing courses.   Our Career Pathway courses focus on job readiness and draw a direct connection between school and career opportunities.  The career pathways will include:

  1. Material Production and Merchandising
  2. Food Preparation and Service
  3. Basic Mechanics and Small Engine Repair
  4. Auto Detailing (NEW)
  5. Agriculture and Landscaping
  6. Personal Fitness
  7. Personal Care and Styling
  8. Coding (NEW)
  9. Child Care (NEW)

 Second, we are adding a 30 minute Club time into our daily schedule.  Clubs are designed to provide students with high-interest recreational activities, promote whole-child development, and establish positive hobbies and interests.   Each student will be able to select one club, with enrollment priority given to students closest in age to high school graduation.  Club choices include:

 This Parent/Student Handbook is designed to establish clear expectations and procedures for all students at West Greenville School.  I encourage you to engage yourself in the educational process.  Take time to visit West Greenville and meet the administration and staff.  Stay informed of your child’s academic progress and points/level status.  Finally, I encourage you to visit our website and “Like” West Greenville School and Greenville County Schools on Facebook. 




 I look forward to working with each of you.  If there is anything that I can do to assist you or your child, please do not hesitate to contact me.


 Laura O’Laughlin, Ph.D.

Director of West Greenville School