All-Star Teams Excel


County Youth Teams Excel

Three youth teams, representing the Saluda County Recreation Department, won District All-Star tournaments over the weekend. In the tournament played at the County Recreation Complex, the Coach Pitch and Minor League All-Stars won their tournaments (top photo). At Branchville, the Saluda Angels girls softball team coasted to the championship, outscoring their opponents 53-1. All three teams advance to state tournaments. (Saluda Angels photo by Tiffany Shaw)

School Board Summary

   Saluda School District One Board of Trustees met at the Saluda High School Cafeteria Monday, May 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
  Members Present: Dr. Kathy Coleman, Chairperson; Dr. Arlene Puryear, Vice Chairperson; Ms. Christy Corley Nichols, Secretary; Ms. Sharon Williams Holloway; CDR James Moore; Mr. Jeffrey Jordan; Mr. James Holloway and Dr. Harvey H. Livingston III, Superintendent
  Call Meeting to Order - Dr. Kathy Coleman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
  Invocation - CDR James Moore
  Notice to Media    In accordance with the S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, Section 30-4-80 €, as amended the following were notified of the date and place of the meeting:  Saluda Standard Sentinel and the District Website.
  Claims Signed by Board  Members  present
  Minutes - Ms. Sharon Holloway moved that the Minutes of the April 19, 2021 Board Meeting be approved.  The motion was properly seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.
  Agenda - Mr. Jeffrey Jordan moved that the Agenda be approved.  The motion was properly seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.
  Saluda High School Spotlight
  Mr. Etheridge thanked Persimmon Hill for donating outdoor space for the SHS Prom.
  2021 AA State Champion Girls’ Basketball Team – Coach Wilder introduced the team and they were recognized by the Board with a certificate and small gift. Dr. Livingston, the Board, Mr. Etheredge and Coach Wilder expressed how proud they are of the team and they congratulated them for being positive role models for the other students and being champions for Saluda.
  Saluda High School/Career and Technology
  Ms. Yolanda Moore shared information on the CTE (Career and Technical Education) Programs at the high school.  The programs consist of Agriculture, Business Education, Building Construction, Education and Training, Health Science, PLTW-Computer Science and Sports Medicine.  They also share Firefighting and Welding with Batesburg-Leesville High School.  CTE courses are offered for all students where they can select a high school pathway, learn new skills and graduate with a solid plan.  The Be Pro, Be Proud Truck visited Saluda.  The semi-trailer was loaded with a variety of hands-on simulators that the students could experience.  
  Mr. Brad Johnson shared information on the TigerPaw Printing Program.  Embroidery will be added to the program this spring.  They are exploring other possible programs, as well.  Sixteen students are enrolled in Foundations of Animation, six in Image Editing and seven in Digital Design Publication.  Mr. Johnson presented each Board member with a shirt that was printed in their department as a token of appreciation for their support.
  Ms. Christy Roberts shared that with the numbers next year, the program will growing to meet the demand.  She also thanked the Board for their support.  
  Dr. Livingston thanked Mr. Etheredge, Ms. Moore, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Roberts for what they are doing for our students.