2018-2019 News

AHS's Jackson Rushes at Opportunity to Read to LCP Students

posted Dec 14, 2018, 10:10 AM by ACSD Webmaster

Mrs. Stewart's second grade class enjoying a read aloud from Abbeville High school's senior football player, Cortney Jackson.

Lions Club Teaches WWES Students About Arbor Day

posted Dec 14, 2018, 10:06 AM by ACSD Webmaster

The Abbeville Lions Club came to Westwood Elementary School to present a program about the history of Arbor Day. The students then participated in planting a Red Maple Tree on our campus. Each student was given a tree to take home and plant.


Tim Rhodes Elected as SCSBA Region 11 Director

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:59 AM by ACSD Webmaster   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 8:01 AM ]

COLUMBIA – Tim Rhodes, board member of the Abbeville County School District, was elected as Region 11 Director of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) during the association’s annual business meeting Saturday, December 8.  He was elected to complete one year of a four-year term.  Region 11 includes the Abbeville, Anderson 1, 2, 3; Edgefield, Greenwood 50, 51, 52; McCormick; and Saluda school districts.


The annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the state’s 81 school boards. In addition to the election of association officers, delegates adopt resolutions to guide the association during the 2019 legislative session.


Rhodes has been a member of the Abbeville County School Board since November 2007. He has served as Chairman, Vice Chair and Secretary for the board over the past eleven years. He also volunteers as a baseball, shooting team and football coach for the local high school. He is one of the founding members of the Calhoun Falls FFA Alumni Chapter. Rhodes serves as President of the local non-profit organization Faith Hunters for Youth.


Rhodes is married to Lois Gamer Rhodes, and they have four children - three daughters and one son - and one grandson. Mr. Rhodes is an active member of Northside Baptist Church in Calhoun Falls, SC, where he serves as a deacon and is a member of the praise team band.


He served 13 years in the Army and USAR before being honorably discharged in 2000. Along with his military service and community and school involvement, Rhodes is a full-time employee of Prysmian Group North America. He has been with them for the past 24 years and is currently a Quality Assurance Coordinator.


Officers elected to lead the association’s board of directors for a one-year term are as follows:


  • President,  Tony Folk, Dorchester School District Four
  • President-elect, Chuck Saylors, Greenville County Schools
  • Vice President, Cheryl Burgess, Lexington School District Three
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Jamie Devine, Richland One School District


Others elected to serve a four-year term on the 23-member board of directors as regional directors are:

  • Region 2, Cindy Bohn Coats, Charleston County School District
  • Region 6, Charles Govan, Darlington County School District
  • Region 8, Amelia McKie, Richland School District Two
  • Region 10, Hannah Priester, Hampton District One
  • Region 14, Travis Sloan, Spartanburg School District One


The South Carolina School Boards Association is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the state’s 81 school districts.

Cherokee Trail Second Graders Give Back

posted Dec 10, 2018, 12:12 PM by ACSD Webmaster

Mrs. Eaves' second graders bought and wrapped presents for a special Angel Tree child. They enjoyed giving to a child in need!

left to right.: Row 1: Jasmyn Shaffner, Carrie Johnston, Lin'daja Franklin, Bradyn Duncan, Bailee Cummins, Jesse Ryan. Row 2: Andy Hughes, Carlie Fields, Bryson McClain, Bentley Miller, Weston Myers, Mary-Adele Hibbard, Carson Ryea, Ja'kya Gambrell, Noah Rivers.

Rocky's Runners Participate in the Reindeer Run

posted Dec 10, 2018, 12:07 PM by ACSD Webmaster

Rocky's Runners is a running club at Diamond Hill Elementary.  The running club just completed their fall season by running a 5K.  We are so proud of all their hard work.

left to right.: Sierra Way, Hunter Way, Paeton McDonald, Warren Smith, Pearl Smith, Sophie Oxendine, Ella Willcox, Isabella Partain, Michael Alonso, Arielle Chubbuck, Tylier Glazier, Adyson Ashley, Peyton Ashley, Jake Wilcox, Carson Harrison, Lilly McDonald, Roslyn Partain, Jesus Alonso, Amy Smith, Leigh Oxendine, Monterrius Martin, Tracy Hanna, Eli Hanna, Noah Oxendine, Nicole McDonald, Todd Ramey

Westwood Elementary Star Students - November

posted Dec 10, 2018, 12:05 PM by ACSD Webmaster   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 8:03 AM ]

Westwood Elementary is Proud of Their November Star Students.

left to right.: Westwood Elementary School is proud to announce their Star Students for the month of November.
First row, left to right: Deakon Odom, Bradley Saxon, Gabby Mincey, Larri Zunn Guitierrez, Nasir Mobley-Moore, Jayden Halsey, Charleshia Boyd, & Catalin Johnson.
2nd row: Mattison Williams, Landon Page, Tristin Freeman, Hailey Foster, Ja'Dayia Anderson, Serenity Carpenter, & Allyson Pursley.
3rd row: Kaitlyn Worley, Sha'Toni Mattison, Kamori Turman, Mary Ashley Williams, Michall Velazquez, & Tywanna Boyd.

Westwood CAN Make a Difference!

posted Nov 14, 2018, 11:40 AM by ACSD Webmaster

Westwood Elementary School took up canned food items for our local food bank during Red Ribbon Week to show that "Westwood CAN make a difference".

Pictured left to right, front row: Beau Hite, Jy'Rhea Donald, Deakon Odom, Drake Cutter, Gracie Gary. Back row: Mattie Williams, Sa'Riyah Jackson, Lauryn Murray.

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Dixie High School

posted Nov 14, 2018, 11:38 AM by ACSD Webmaster   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 8:09 AM ]

Dixie High School Has Flag Retirement Ceremony in Honor of Veterans Day.


Pictured: Joseph Suddeth and Justin Anderson

Westwood Students Rewarded for AR Points

posted Nov 12, 2018, 10:35 AM by ACSD Webmaster

Westwood Elementary Students Receive a Game Day Reward for Excellence in AR (Accelerated Reader) Points.


photo 1 - Westwood 4th Graders playing UNO - Miyalah Gambrell-Norman, Ken'Nyia Lee, and Adrianna Evans
photo 2 - Westwood 3rd Graders playing Hedbanz - Callison New and Layla Cape
photo 3 - Westwood 5th Graders playing Connect Four - Tristin Depung, Parker Henderson, and Ethan Crabb

Westwood Elementary Honors Veterans

posted Nov 12, 2018, 10:31 AM by ACSD Webmaster

Westwood Elementary Honors our Veterans with a 5th Grade Concert.


Westwood Elementary 5th Grade students / Boy Scouts - KeyMaury Belcher, Aaron Thomas, and Logan Haddon

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