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Monday, November 25, 2013

Rock Hill School District News #rockhill #rockhillschools #rhsd3

Congratulations to . . .
  • TJ Williams and the Northwestern High School Choral Dept. on having six students selected for the S.C. All-State Honor Choir. With these six, Rock Hill Schools has a total of 43 students whose auditions were successful.
  • Saluda Trail Middle School on recent grants received from the Duke Energy Foundation, distributed through the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development, in support of STEM education.  Liz Hood, media specialist, and Carolyn Moore, program teacher, received a $2,000 grant for a survival raft project. Teacher Pam East and Carolyn Moore received a grant for a project titled "From Cotton to the Closet."
Calendar 2014-15
The district's Calendar Committee will meet for the first time on Monday, Nov. 25, at 4:15 pm in the district office. The committee is comprised of 6 teachers, 5 parents, 3 students, and 3 administrators. The York County Calendar Committee will meet on December 4. Once the state determines the tests it will use and the testing dates, it should not be difficult to come up with a calendar to recommend to the board..
Teaching in the '20's
At the district's 125th Birthday Celebration, Jane Peeples, a former chairperson of the Rock Hill School Board, referred to teachers as the "magic-makers." She shared the attached list of social requirements for teachers "around" 1915:
Have you ever wondered what being a teacher was like in “the good ole days?” Obviously, the following rules of conduct for teachers in 1915 were for females, but could anyone abide by them?
  • You will not marry during the term of your contract.
  • You are not to keep company with men.
  • You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless attending a school function.
  • You may not loiter downtown in any of the ice cream stores.
  • You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
  • You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother.
  • You may not smoke cigarettes.
  • You may not dress in bright colors.
  • You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
  • You must wear, at least, two petticoats.
  • Your dresses must not be any shorter than two inches about your ankle.
  • To keep the school room neat and clean, you must sweep the floor at least once daily; scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water; clean the blackboards at least once a day; and start the fire at 7 a.m. so the rooms will be warm by 8 a.m.

Football Playoffs
Rock Hill continues to live up to being football city USA with South Pointe and Northwestern still alive in the state football playoffs. Hopefully, the road to Columbia (and the state championship) will run through Rock Hill. Both teams will play this Friday night.  Kickoff takes place at 7:30.
Nov. 25 School Board Meeting
The Rock Hill School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the D.O. Board Room. The district's first group of "Distinguished Climbers"(Future Focus) will be recognized. Click here for a  copy of the meeting packet.

Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Celebrating 125 Years of Public Education, 1888-2013

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