Letter from the Director

Laura O'Laughlin, Ph.D.

Dear Students and Parents,

The summer is quickly coming to an end.  The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for everyone and offers an opportunity for students, parents, and educators to commit themselves to having a successful year.

We are looking forward to an exciting year of change that will lay the foundation for our Panther Pride.  First, have a new school mascot and motto.  We are now the West Greenville Panthers.  Our motto is In courageous pursuit of our best, which will drive everything we do at West Greenville, every single day. 

 Second, we are introducing seven new career pathway electives which focus on job readiness and draw a direct connection between school and career opportunities.  The career pathways will include Material Production, Food Preparation, Agriculture and Landscaping, Personal Fitness, Personal Styling, and Small Engine Repair and Auto Detailing.  For the first four weeks of school students will sample each pathway.  After four weeks, students and parents will be asked to make preference selections for the remainder of the year.

 Third, instead of an Assistant Principal we now have a full-time Behavior Interventionist, Mr. Marquis Flemings.  The role of the Behavior Interventionist will be to work with parents, students, and all District and agency providers to help students stay in school and experience success.  I would encourage you to attend our Open House to meet Mr. Flemings.

 Fourth, we made modifications to our dress code policy.  Students will wear a solid white, black, or light blue collared shirt and tan, black, or navy pants.  Full details about the new dress code are enclosed with this letter. 

 Finally, I encourage you to visit our website and “Like” West Greenville School and Greenville County Schools on Facebook.  You will be able to see pictures of our new staff and what we have been doing to get ready for the new school year. 




 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.