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District Announcements
FFA Students Named State Champions​

Four Pendleton High students, Luke Fuhrer (senior), Antoine Hernandez (junior), Harper Cobb (sophomore) and Jake Wilson (junior), participated in the South Carolina State FFA Land Evaluation Competition held in Laurens County on November 8, 2014. The Pendleton team took first place and was named state champions, with Jake Wilson ranking as the third highest scoring individual in the state and Harper Cobb ranking as the second highest scoring individual in the state. The team will compete at the National Land and Range Judging Competition in Oklahoma City. Team members were coached by Pendleton FFA Advisor, Blake Berry.

225th Anniversary Blankets Pendleton in Daffodils 

As a part of the 225th Anniversary of Pendleton in 2015, the Planning Committee wants to blanket the town and greater community with daffodils. Anderson School District 4 is planting 250 bulbs at each of its six schools and 500 bulbs on the grounds of the District Office and Town Hall.  Schools are incorporating this community project in science and history lessons and service learning activities.  “What a wonderful opportunity for the district 4 students to learn about horticulture and history while doing something that will make the community more beautiful,” said Carol Burdette, chief professional officer of United Way of Anderson County.  We want the entire community to be involved in our 225th anniversary celebration.”  Click here to see pictures of our students in action and learn more about becoming a part of the 225th Anniversary celebrations that will unfold all year long.


New State Standards Need Your Input 

As a result of the dedicated efforts of two teams of South Carolina educators from the school and district levels, as well as representatives from institutions of higher education, these standards for ELA and mathematics are now available for public review and feedback through an online field review survey. The development process established provides an opportunity to ensure South Carolina’s high quality college- and career- ready standards are based on current research and best practices and meet the varied educational needs of our state’s students. Everyone is invited to review the draft standards and provide feedback using the online forms below by November 30, 2014.

New English Language Arts Draft Standards
New Mathematics Draft Standards 

Click Here for the corresponding Survey Links by Standard and Grade Level




Superintendent Lee D’Andrea announced the release of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) federal accountability (school and district letter grades) and state test results (PASS and HSAP) showing gains and academic excellence across the board.  Specifically, with higher targets for performance, District Four schools improved their ratings with five A’s and one B demonstrating significantly improved student performance on most state accountability measures.
 “This achievement is evidence of our collective commitment to students’ success,” said Superintendent Dr. Lee D’Andrea.  “It is the result of dedicated work and focus on the part of the students, their families, and our teachers.  The As and Bs indicate we have an outstanding school system; our community can be very proud of this.”  Click here for full press release.

Pride of Pendleton Marching Band Takes Upper State Title

The Pride of Pendleton traveled to Boiling Springs on Saturday to compete in the SCBDA AA Upper State Championship. The band placed first out of 16 groups and qualified for next week's State Championship. This is the band program's 11th Upper State Championship.

Please congratulate the students on their accomplishment and wish them luck as they prepare for state this week and come out to support the Bulldogs at State.  This year the competition will be hosted at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC.  The Pride of Pendleton is set to play at 3:30 with the awards ceremony immediately following.

School Announcements
Senior Portrait Selection for Yearbooks
Senior portrait selection will take place on Friday, November 21,  from 9  to 3 p.m. and Monday, November 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. Seniors and/or senior parents/guardians are invited to come to the school to select the senior portrait to be used in the yearbook. Students who were photographed by Ammons and Metro will have 3 pictures to choose from -- 1 from Ammons and 2 from Metro. Students who were photographed by Metro will have the 2 Metro portraits to decide between. At the time of selection, you will need to fill out a selection form verifying your choice. Email selections, phone selections, and selections outside of the viewing times will not be accepted. If a selection is not made, the yearbook staff will choose the best portrait.
Want to Play College Sports?
Let Pendleton High School help you get ready to play college sports. Stephanie Ellison from Clemson University's Athletic Department will be here to help with eligibility requirements!
November 24, 2014
At 6:30 p.m.
In the high school auditorium
Guidelines for Students Petitioning to Receive a High School Diploma in Accordance of Act 155
Act 155 eliminates the requirement for students in graduating classes from 2015 onward to pass an exit exam to receive a diploma. It allows students who, since 1990, have met all other requirements except for passing the exit exam (HSAP or BSAP) to petition for a high school diploma. Students must no longer be enrolled in public school to be eligible.

The petitioner must complete the ACT 155 High School Diploma Petition Application in its entirety and submit to the school district as indicated on the application. Please note that the deadline for petitions to be received by the School Board of Trustees is December 31, 2015.

Complete Guidelines for Petitioning for Diploma
High School Diploma Petition Application
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