Congratulations to Retiree, Mrs. Tammy Bowyer! πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ Mrs. Bowyer is retiring after teaching Music at Starr Elementary for 27 years! Tammy is a Starr-Iva native and product of Anderson 3. She graduated from Lander University in 1991 with a degree in Music Education with certification in Elementary Education. Mrs. Bowyer and her husband Jeff have been married for 25 years. They have two sons, Jared and Hayden. Jared is a 2018 graduate of Crescent High School, and Hayden is a rising senior. Together they reside in Starr, SC. In her free time, Tammy enjoys singing with the radio as she is driving down the road ("even though people look at me like I am crazy"), meeting new people, making friends, and playing the piano. "What is your favorite memory from working in your position?" "I have several favorite memories I can recall while being the Music Teacher at Starr Elementary. My all-time favorite memory is when I received Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. This was such a profound honor to have my colleagues think that highly of me and appreciate my teaching. Another favorite memory as the Music Teacher at Starr Elementary School is when my After School Chorus Club was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Greenville Drive game. Last but not least, one more favorite memory that stands out in my mind is when I received a bouquet of flowers from the kindergarten teachers and assistants after our kindergarten choral program. It was a terrific surprise and touching expression of appreciation." "If you could sum up working in education, what would you say?" "Everything I've done as the Music Teacher of Starr Elementary School has been for my students. Each student is unique and special in their own way and has the potential to learn. Not all students learn at the same pace but as long they try and give their best, they always deserve credit. Each student needs to be praised and encouraged on a daily basis. As educators, it is our duty to find the "talent" that each student possesses and encourage them to reach their full potential. I pray that I have been the best positive role model towards my students and they will remember what I taught them in order to help them in the future. " Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Bowyer! Thank you for your passionate dedication to the students of Starr Elementary and Anderson 3. Enjoy your retirement! πŸ’›
about 1 month ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
Tammy Bowyer
The cutest tiny grads ever! πŸ’›πŸŽ“
about 1 month ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Tiny Grad
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Meet 2021 Retiree Club Inductee Mrs. Sheryl Bobo! πŸ‘‹ Mrs. Bobo is retiring after teaching social studies for over 25 years! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Bobo is originally from Spartanburg, S.C. She is a graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School, The University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, and her Master's Degree in Education is from Converse College. Before becoming an educator, she worked for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal Newspaper in various departments - newsroom, advertising, and the business office. Her Parents met in Spartanburg during World War II. Her Dad was originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and was stationed at Camp Croft - (U.S. Army Camp) in Spartanburg during 1944-45. He met her mom, and they were married in 1945. A couple of years later, they returned to Spartanburg, and her Dad worked his way up in the newspaper business and served as the Production Director and Vice President of the newspaper. Mrs. Bobo's younger sister is Jan De Rosa Easler, who lives and owns her own business in Spartanburg. She has one daughter, Ana, a senior at Oakbrook Preparatory School in the fall. Mrs. Bobo is married to Austin Bobo, a former band director in Spartanburg County School District 6, Clarendon County 3, Florence County School District 1, and Anderson School District 3. They have no children of their own, but over the years, they have parented many. The Bobos recently adopted a five-month-old Goldendoodle named Sully! "What is your favorite memory from working in your position?" "My favorite memory was being awarded Teacher of the Year for Starr-Iva Middle School and the South Carolina National History Day Merit Teacher of the Year. I could not have won either of those awards without having great students who inspired me to be the best I could be for them." "What will you miss most about your position?" "I will miss the students and the moments -when the "light bulbs" came on bright! I will also miss my co-workers, especially those that are my former students. We all know that teaching is not an easy task, but it makes my heart feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to touch so many young people in some small way. That is what I will miss the most!" Congratulations, Mrs. Bobo! Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to the students of Anderson 3. Enjoy your retirement! πŸ’›
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Join the A3 Team! 😁🍎 We are now accepting applications for a Kindergarten Teacher at Starr Elementary School! For more details on this position and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/A3Careers
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Meet 2021 Retiree Club Member Ms. Andrea Kelley! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Ms. Kelley is retiring after 31 years as a K4, K5, and 2nd Grade Teacher! (All in Anderson 3!) Andrea started teaching at Iva Elementary in 1990 and then moved to Starr Elementary in 2001. What is your favorite memory from being a teacher? "There are so many! Seeing the progress the students make!! It has always been great to see a child that says they don't know something at the beginning of the year!" If you could sum up working in education in a few sentences, what would you say? "It is a job that is ever-changing! It is mentally exhausting! There is no tired like teacher tired! That exhausting feeling is worthwhile when you see how far the students go!" Congratulations, Ms. Kelley! Thank you for your service to the students of Anderson 3! πŸ’›
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Meet 2021 Retiree Club Member Mr. Donald Witcher! πŸ‘‹ Mr. Witcher is retiring after nine years of service on the facilities team at Flat Rock Elementary. Donald is a graduate of Crescent High School. He joined the Anderson 3 Family after retiring from Owens Corning with 35 years of service. Mr. Donald is married and has one daughter. He is the 7th of 11 children. He has a twin brother and twin sisters! What will you miss most about your position? "I will miss the numerous relationships I've developed with the students more than anything." What is your favorite memory from working in your position? * "Lunchtime, when I get a chance to walk to all the tables and have conversations with the students. Also, I enjoyed identifying and understanding the needs of students and having the opportunity to mentor them." Congratulations, Mr. Witcher! Thank you for your service to Anderson 3! 😊
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Our IT Department is camped out and collecting Chromebooks! If your student’s Chromebook still needs to be turned in, please do this ASAP! πŸ’»β˜€οΈπŸ˜Š
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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SIMS students had a blast at their 2021 School Special Olympics! πŸ… #A3Students
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Special Olympics
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Special Olympics
It's almost time for STEAM Camp! Date: June 21-24 Time: 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM Place: Crescent High School New Gym Entrance See you there!
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
STEAM
Say hello to Anderson 3's 2021-2022 Bus Driver of the Year, Mrs. Ina Robinson! 🀩 Mrs. Robinson serves as a school bus driver for the Flat Rock 2 route, a BTW (Behind the Wheel) trainer for new bus drivers, and an assistant in Flat Rock Elementary's CafΓ© during lunch. Ina is dependable and kind! Congratulations, Mrs. Robinson! πŸ’›
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
Ina Robinson
We now pronounce you Q and U! πŸ‘°πŸ½πŸ€΅πŸ»πŸ’ Kindergarten students at Flat Rock enjoyed attending the wedding ceremony of Q and U! The two letters will now unite to forever make the sound Qu!
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Q&U
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Meet 2021 Retiree Club Member Mrs. Susan McGill! πŸ‘‹ Mrs. McGill has retired after 11 years on the Starr-Iva Middle School Facilities Team! Susan is a native of Iva, SC. She is married to her high school sweetheart Randy, and together they have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Her favorite thing to go is to spend time with her family! "What will you miss most about your position?" "Being around staff and children!" Congratulations on your retirement, Susan! Thank you for your service to the students and staff of Anderson 3! πŸ’›
about 2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Susan
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Susan
Meet Crescent Senior and Future Teacher Cassidy Clark! 🍎⭐ Cassidy is one of three Crescent Seniors awarded a $24,000 SC Teaching Fellows Scholarship to support her in her dream of becoming a teacher! Cassidy completed her field placement at Starr Elementary in Mrs. Jessica Eaton’s Classroom. Mrs. Eaton said, β€œCassidy is a gem! She is a hardworking, kind and a very talented young lady! Cassidy’s bubbly personality and sweet spirit are contagious! She brings joy to everyone that she meets!” Cassidy has been accepted to Anderson University and plans to major in Music Education! Congrats, Cassidy! ⭐ #FutureTeacher #SCTeachingFellow #A3Teaches
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
 Cassidy Clark
Today we remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. #MemorialDay
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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The Transportation Department is ready for the weekend! How about you? πŸŒΊπŸ–οΈπŸŒΈ Happy Friday! 😊
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Meet Crescent Senior and Future Teacher Jessey Holtzclaw! 🍎⭐ Jessey is one of three Crescent Seniors awarded a $24,000 SC Teaching Fellows Scholarship to support her in her dream to become a teacher! Jessey completed her field placement at Starr Elementary in Mrs. Lauren Sanders' 2nd Grade Classroom. Jessey said, "Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. What I didn't know is everything that goes into being a teacher. During my second-semester field experience, I got to see what it was like for a teacher regarding MAP testing and let me tell you, it was stressful. It never scared me away, though. It made me want to do it more. I saw my cooperating teacher encourage her students when they thought their score wasn't good enough or didn't grow. It took a lot from both the students and the teacher, but in the end, all that mattered was that teacher-student moment where you get to say, 'No matter what your score is, you are brilliant.' I aspire to be that teacher that allows them to see past those stressful test and learn to love school. I want to be the person that reminds them how bright they are so much that when they are in a high school AP class and want to quit, they will remember that they are so much smarter than that and keep going." Jessey has been accepted to Anderson University and is excited to major in Early Childhood Education! Congrats, Jessey! ⭐ #FutureTeacher #SCTeachingFellow #A3Teaches
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
Jessey
Welcome, Arianna Richardson! πŸŽπŸŽ‰ Ms. Richardson is the first addition to our 2021-2022 A3 Teaching Team! Arianna will be joining the Special Services Department at Starr-Iva Middle School as a Math Resource Teacher! She recently graduated from Anderson University with a Bachelors's in Multi-Categorical Special Education. Arianna is a Starr Native and a proud product of Anderson 3! In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. Arianna has three siblings and one chocolate lab. We are excited to welcome Ms. Richardson back to Anderson 3! πŸ’›
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
Arianna Richardson
We are now accepting applications for a Special Education (Self-Contained) Teacher at Iva Elementary School! For more details on this position and to apply, click here: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/acsd3
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
Now Hiring
Congratulations to Crescent Baseball, Your District Champions!! ⚾️πŸ₯‡ Next Stop......Upper State! #TigersOnTop #GoTigers
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
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Meet Crescent Senior and Future Teacher Jacob Holbrook! 🍎⭐ Jacob is the first senior in our SC Teaching Fellows Spotlight! The SC General Assembly created the SC Teaching Fellows Program in 1999. The program's mission is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. The $24,000 scholarship is awarded to only 200 SC seniors annually. This year, Crescent had three recipients! We are excited to spotlight these talented seniors to celebrate their accomplishments and promote the teaching profession! Jacob completed his field placement in Mrs. Brooke Davis's 1st Grade Class at Iva Elementary School. Jacobs said, "I learned so much from not only her but also the students in her classroom. It was a great experience for me to go into my former elementary school and gave back to the school that did so much for me. When I become a teacher, I hope to make a difference in the students' lives. I cannot wait to work with my classes to achieve the common goal of academic achievement. " Jacob has been accepted to Anderson University, where he will major in Secondary Social Studies Education with plans to minor in Worship Leadership. Congrats, Jacob! ⭐ #SCTeachingFellow #FutureTeacher #A3Teaches
2 months ago, Dylan McCullough, Communications
Jacob Holbrook
Jacob Holbrook
Jacob Holbrook