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District Announcements
FFA Floriculture Team Wins State Championship

On Saturday March 22nd, the Pendleton FFA Floriculture Team brought home the state championship title at the 2014 State FFA Floriculture Competition held on the campus of Spartanburg Community College and hosted by their horticulture program. All four team members also placed (impressively) in the top four individual positions.  
Noel Vanorden: High Individual; Sierra Parks: Second High Individual; Sara Teel: Third High Individual; Maggie Barnett: Fourth High Individual.  These four young ladies had to compete in a variety of industry standards including: chemical management, greenhouse and plant propagation techniques, flower crop identification, calculation problems and a written exam. A special thanks to Mrs. Michelle Gilmer (Math instructor at PHS) for her extra coaching in the math calculations area!

The team will now travel to the National FFA Convention in October to compete on the national level.

When you see these young ladies please give them a huge congratulations!

Online Payments Coming Soon!

Dealing with your children’s school money is about to be a lot easier! Soon you will be able to add money to their accounts for meals online securely and even see what they are buying. An introduction letter to the K12 Payment Center and detailed information will be sent home in the next few weeks. Please watch out for this info coming to your home soon!

Green Zone Card Event Coming
Get a punch on your ASD4 Green Zone Card.  Come join us for a 5k Walk-a-thon and History tour on Saturday April 12, 2014! The walk will start at 9:00 am. Proceeds from the walk benefit PHS Quality of Life Scholarship and weekend Backpack Snackpack program! Pendleton Pride in Motion (PPIM) is working with Clemson University’s Community Health Promotion class to host the walk-a-thon. PPIM’s goal for the walk is to advocate for greater amounts of physical activity while promoting the historic Pendleton area. The walk will start at Tri County Technical College and end at Veteran’s Park. Transportation will be provided back to Tri County when the walk has finished. Limited registration is available for those that wish to participate in the history tour of Pendleton. The school with the most student participation will recieve $200 from PPIM.  Don’t miss out and register now!
Register online at http://www.squidoo.com/ppim-walkathon or registration forms are available at The Palmetto Bank in Pendleton. Cost is $10 for each event.  The first 250 participants to apply before April 4. 2014 will receive a free t-shirt. 
### For more information, contact Powell Hickman 864-376-4219

Winter Guards Bring Home Silver and Gold
This past Saturday, the Pendleton Winter Guards travelled to Western Carolina University to compete in the Carolina Indoor Performance Association Circuit Championships for their final performances of the season. This two day event featured 115 performing units from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. The Pendleton JV Winter Guard, featuring students from Pendleton High School and Riverside Middle School, were named Scholastic Novice Class Gold Medalists. The Pendleton Varsity Winter Guard received an award for being promoted to a higher competitive class during the season and were named Scholastic AA Class Silver Medalists. Thanks to everyone for their support of the winter guards throughout our competitive season.

RMS Brings Home the STate Archery Title
TheRMS Archery Team competed in the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament on Friday, March 28 against 12 other middle schools from across the state. The tournament was held at the state fairgrounds in Columbia as the kick-off event for the Palmetto Sportsmen Classic. In the team’s first year of existence, led by coaches Jeff Terry, Stephen Brock and Travis Long, the team won the tournament with a record score for middle school with 3,184 points. The team also had the 1st place middle school female archer, Zoe Long, with a score of 280, and the 1st place middle school male, Dylan Pierce, with a score of 288. Dylan also had the highest score for any archer at any level of the tournament. The team will now travel to Louisville, KY on May 9-11 to compete in the national tournament for the National Archery in the Schools Program. Way to go Bulldogs! Good luck at nationals!



Pendleton High School was well represented in Charleston on Wednesday, March 12th through Friday, March 14th, by eleven students competing in health care and medical related events.   Comprehensive schools and career centers from all over the state were present with over 1350 students competing in 57 events such as medical terminology, pharmacology, medical photography and pathophysiology. Five of our students qualified for the National HOSA competition by placing in the top three in their event. Tara Hamilton-3rd place, Randa Finney-2nd place, Emily Claypool- 2nd place, Michaela Loar-2nd place, and Nick Hix-1st place. Pendleton High School also took home the award for the highest percentage of HOSA membership growth in the state for our chapter at 51%, as well as an award for “The 100’s Club” for having over 100 registered HOSA members. The qualifying students will attend the National HOSA competition in Orlando in late June.

Annual ASD4 Archery in the Schools Tournament
 On Saturday, March 15, the 4th Annual ASD4 Archery in the Schools Tournament was held at Pendleton High School. The tournament included teams from LaFrance, Mt. Lebanon, Pendleton and Townville Elementary Schools. Awards were given out to the school champion and also to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place females and males. Each participant also received a medal for competing. The first-year Riverside Middle School Archery Team also competed against a team of the top elementary archers, the elementary coaches and the archers’ fathers. Below are the results of the 4th Annual ASD4 Archery in the Schools Tournament. All the teams are ready and composed to compete in the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament on March 27 (Elementary) and March 28 (Middle) at the state fairgrounds during the Palmetto Sportsmen Classic. Good luck to all the ASD4 archery teams!

School Champion
LaFrance Elementary School (2,832 pts.)

                              Female                                 Male
1st Place –           Riley Wilson (LES)             Caden Lawrence (MLES)
2nd Place –           Carter Sanders (LES)       Jett Hammes (LES)
3rd Place –           Avery Brooks (TES)          Keenan Standridge (LES)

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