Registration for kindergarten and first grade in Greenville County Schools has been extended until Friday, December 21, 2018. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in first grade. Students who are currently enrolled in a GCS 4K or 5K program do not need to register. Visit your assigned Greenville County public school on or before December 21 to register.

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The Honorable Mike Burns, Representative for District 17 of the South Carolina House of Representatives, addressed the over 200 undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates, and first PA Medicine graduates at fall commencement on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
The Honorable Mike Burns, Representative for District 17 of the South Carolina House of Representatives, addressed the over 200 undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates, and first PA Medicine graduates at fall commencement on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Kathryn Allen Wilkie (’16, P.A. ’18) from Sumter, is the first NGU undergraduate to be accepted and graduate from NGU’s PA Medicine program.
Kathryn Allen Wilkie (’16, P.A. ’18) from Sumter, is the first NGU undergraduate to be accepted and graduate from NGU’s PA Medicine program.

Tigerville, SC – (December 12, 2018) North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated fall commencement on a cold wintry morning on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Turner Chapel. The Honorable Mike Burns from District 17 of the South Carolina House of Representatives addressed the over 200 undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates, and first Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine graduates.

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Washington Center staff members, Linda Thigpen (left) and Julie Dail (right) accept gifts for the school thanks to the generosity of Furman University’s Heller Service Corps.
Washington Center staff members, Linda Thigpen (left) and Julie Dail (right) accept gifts for the school thanks to the generosity of Furman University’s Heller Service Corps.

The Furman University Heller Service Corps generously supplies items for students attending Washington Center.  Throughout the years, the college service organization has gifted items such as blankets, gloves, socks, books and musical toys.  This holiday season, the donations included batteries for communication devices, drawing sets and markers for worksheet responses.  The school’s students and staff are grateful for the caring hearts and benevolence of the Furman Heller Service Corps members. 

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Davis and Uptown Brass

Washington Center students and staff enjoyed a holiday concert by the Uptown Brass Quintet.  Familiar tunes, brass antics and flying snowballs made for a fun musical celebration.  Former student Davis Dalby joined his percussionist father, John Dalby, and the musicians for the festive experience. 

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NGU Hosts Career Fair for first PA Medicine program Class of 2018.
NGU Hosts Career Fair for first PA Medicine program Class of 2018.

Tigerville, SC – North Greenville University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine program recently hosted its first career fair at its Tim Brashier campus in Greer in November. The event brought employers to the campus to meet NGU’s first PA Medicine Class of 2018 that will graduate this Saturday, Dec. 8. Employers were able to meet the students, discuss employment opportunities, arrange interviews or conduct preliminary screening of candidates.

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Miss NGU 2018 Hannah Pearson volunteers with Upstate Backpack Blessings, a charitable organization that provides food items for underprivileged area students.
Miss NGU 2018 Hannah Pearson volunteers with Upstate Backpack Blessings, a charitable organization that provides food items for underprivileged area students.

Tigerville, SC – (December 5, 2018) Miss NGU 2018 Hannah Pearson has been volunteering with Upstate Backpack Blessings, a charitable organization that provides food items for underprivileged area students. Pearson, crowned in January, has been familiar with the organization from a young age.

“Backpack Blessings was started at my middle school,” said Pearson. “I got to experience first-hand the impact it made on the lives of so many children.”

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Students in Sarah Ashworth’s Washington Center Daily Living class are assisting the school’s PTA in preparation for their 13th Annual Run, Walk, and Roll event on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Over the next few months, students will be assembling event information, making event decorations, and assisting in the set up for the school’s yearly school fundraiser.  This year’s event will take place on the newly constructed Nature Trail, which was designed to allow access to an outdoor experience for individuals with disabilities.  Registration for events that include a 5K, relay and fun walk and/or sponsorship will be available on the Washington Center website and Facebook page in early 2019- follow the Quick Link Run, Walk and Roll.

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