Come out to our Fall Social Event on October 3, 2023. This event will have games, food, and music and only costs $5. This is a community event open to scholars and their families.
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
Hosted by the AFHS Bow Tie Club Fall Social October 3, 2023 Music-Food-Games & More! 3:30 PM -6:30 PM AFHS CAFETERIA $5 ADMISSION TICKET COMMUNITY EVENT- PARENTS WELCOME
Dear community, one of our Fighting Tigers, Trequan Jenkins, has been nominated for the 44 Strong Player of the Week. We need your vote to help him win! The poll is now open, and you can vote one time per day. The poll will close at 11:00 pm on Friday Night. The Winner will be announced on the Football Friday Night show on WJBF at 11:35 pm. Here is the link: https://www.wjbf.com/player-of-week/vote-44-strong-player-of-the-week-sept-22
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
Happy National IT Day from Allendale County Schools!
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
HAPPY NATIONAL IT DAY Allendale County School District wants to thank our IT team for the countless hours and effort they contribute to ensure our technology and schools run smoothly. DARREN COOK: Director of Technology THOMAS VARGHESE: Assistant Director of Technology/System Data Analyst TEJUAN COHEN: Lead Technician PAIGE WILLIAMS: Technician YOLANDA WILLIAMS: Technology Assistant #TOGETHERWECANODOTHIS
IMPORTANT INTERCESSION UPDATE: Dear Parents, our 2023-2024 District calendar includes intercession days strategically placed throughout the school year to lessen instructional gaps. These periods support and improve student academics by offering instruction tailored to students' individual needs. Intercessions will be well-planned, targeted learning opportunities for students. We will enter Intercession on October 5-6, 2023. Please expect an invitation to be sent home this week if your child(ren) must attend. We look forward to supporting our scholars in being successful this school year. Please contact the school should you have any questions. Thanks for your cooperation, Dr. Vallerie C. Cave Superintendent of Schools
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ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CHANGING HEADLINES... ALLENDALE FORWARD ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOLS INTERCESSION OCTOBER 5-6, 2023 Please expect an invitation to be sent home this week if your child(ren) must attend. Our 2023-2024 District calendar includes intercession days strategically placed throughout the school year to lessen instructional gaps. These periods support and improve student academics by offering instruction tailored to students' individual needs. Intercessions will be well- planned, targeted learning opportunities for students.    #TOGETHERWECANDOTHIS
Join us for our monthly board meeting on September 26th at 6:00 PM with special guest State Superintendent Ellen Weaver. There will be a meet and greet session with Superintendent Weaver and light refreshments from 4:00-6:00 PM. Parents and community, please come meet her and support our schools!
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
 BOARD/COMMUNITY Meeting SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 4:00 - 6:00 PM ALLENDALE-FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL MULTIPURPOSE ROOM MEET AND GREET WITH STATE SUPERINTENDENT ELLEN WEAVER LIGHT REFRESHMENTS BOARD/COMMUNITY MEETING BEGINS AT 6:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST Presentation of Colors by AFHS JROTC Cognia Accreditation of ACSD BETA Club District of Distinction 2022-2023 Departmental Updates Employees Recognition Superintendent Students of the Month Superintendent Operational Updates ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CHANGING HEADLINES… ALLENDALE FORWARD
After back-to-back wins against Baptist Hill (28-26) and Denmark (42-0), our fighting tigers deserve to rest and recharge during bye week.
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
football players lined up on the field
football players and cheerleaders about to run out before the game
coach haynes walking and smiling
football players in a huddle
scoreboard baptist hill home of the bobcats thank you for coming bobcats 0 away 42 qtr 4
A message from our new superintendent, Dr. Cave: https://www.facebook.com/reel/1057244585651997/?app=fbl
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
Next month join the Annual Allendale Fairfax National Night Out Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 28, 2023 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Flea Market in Fairfax, SC. This is a free family event sponsored by the Fairfax Community Action Group, so please come out!
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Annual Allendale Fairfax National Night Out TRUNK OR TREAL Saturday Odebe, 23:2023 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM -Hwy. 278 (Flea Market) - Fairfax, SC Door prizes, refreshments, treat bags and more! Monetary and candy donations are welcome! THIS IS A FREE FAMILY EVENT!! For vendor or more info contact: Tiffine Forester (803) 842-0202 Tonia Capers-Jones (803) 686-0179 Crystal Isham (803) 842-0149 COSTUME CONTEST BEGINS AT 4:00 PM TRUNK OR TABLE DECORATING BEGINS AT 1:00 PM SPONSORED BY: FAIRFAX COMMUNITY ACTION
Great job to our middle school football team for the 24-0 victory over Bowman yesterday! AFMS will play at Whale Branch Middle School next Wednesday in Seabrook, SC. Families and community, please come out to support our Tigers!
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
football scoreboard guest 24 bethune 0 tol 1 down 2 to go 10 ball on 45 quarter4 home of the mohawks
Allendale County School District wants to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. We honored the brave souls who served at ground zero and the tragic lives lost in the attacks with a memorial ceremony. Superintendent Dr. Cave, Chief Wiggins, and Cadet Lokeya Robinson all gave speeches and laid wreaths in tribute to 9/11. Chief Wiggins stated 9/11 is not just a day in history. There were real consequences and some people still continue to suffer from health issues caused by working at ground zero. As it is the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, it is important that we "never forget!"
5 months ago, ACSD Communications
Chief Wiggins, Superintendent Dr. Cave, & Chief Gordon
Superintendent Dr. Cave addressing 9/11
Chief Wiggins giving a speech about the impact of 9/11
JROTC students holding memorial reefs
Chief Wiggins, Superintendent Dr. Cave and Cadet Lokeya Robinson grabbing the memorial reefs.
Chief Wiggins, Superintendent Dr. Cave, and Cadet Lokeya Robinson holding memorial reefs.
Cadet Lokeya Robinson, Chief Wiggins, & Superintendent Dr. Cave placing the memorial reefs.
Chief Wiggins looking at memorial reef, students in the background.
9/11 Memorial banner
9th - 12th graders there is an exciting opportunity for you, the "I Have a Dream" 60th Anniversary Student Writing Contest. You have been invited to stand at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, in his “symbolic shadow,” and give your own speech highlighting your American dream for our shared future. Please write that speech as you would give it, highlighting how we can follow Dr. King’s exhortation to “walk together” to achieve the goals you outline. Additional Details: https://ed.sc.gov/Newsroom/i-have-a-dream-student-writing-contest/ Eligibility: South Carolina students in grades 9th-12th Submission Deadline: September 29, 2023 Winner Announced: October 23, 2023 Prize: Recognition at the South Carolina African-American History Calendar event on November 27, 2023 and an invitation to the VIP reception.
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ELLEN E. WEAVER STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION “I Have a Dream” 60th Anniversary Student Writing Contest Announcement On the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, the South Carolina Department of Education is pleased to announce a student writing contest highlighting the monumental importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and encouraging students to put their own dreams for the future into words. Prompt: On August 28th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, one of the most influential speeches of the 20th century. In this speech he appeals to the “promissory note” of America’s Founding ideals, first outlined in the “magnificent words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence,” that all people “would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” As he stands in the “symbolic shadow” of President Lincoln, he traces that promise forward through the Emancipation Proclamation, which he calls the “great beacon light of hope” for enslaved African Americans. RUTLEDGE BUILDING · 1429 SENATE STREET · COLUMBIA, SC 29201 PHONE: 803-734-8500 · FAX: 803-734-3389 · ED.SC.GOV   Eligibility: Submission Deadline: Winner Announced: Prize: South Carolina students in grades 9-12 September 29, 2023 October 23, 2023 Recognition at the South Carolina African-American History Calendar event on November 27, 2023 and an invitation to the VIP reception     Page 2 And even as he unflinchingly acknowledges that this check of American promise had not yet been fully cashed, he calls for dignity, discipline, and non-violence, urging his audience to “rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force” in their pursuit of freedom and equal opportunity. He goes on to say, “So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that once day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal.” You have been invited to stand at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, in his “symbolic shadow,” and give your own speech highlighting your American dream for our shared future. Please write that speech as you would give it, highlighting how we can follow Dr. King’s exhortation to “walk together” to achieve the goals you outline. Submission Method: Essays should be saved as a PDF and e-mailed to communications@ed.sc.gov, with the subject line “Essay Submission.” In the body of the email, students should include their full name, grade, school, and school district. Word Count: 500-600 words
In conjunction with the Emergency Readiness Team, Allendale County School District will reopen on Friday, September 1, 2023. All schools will follow their normal operating hours. The football game against Blackville-Hilda High School will be played as scheduled. Please be reminded that schools are closed on September 4, 2023, in recognition of Labor Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, for all staff and students. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 5, 2023.
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With school back in full swing, let's take a look back on the students' first day! Teachers and staff greeted students with eagerness as they walked through the door and helped guide them throughout the day. Even though we have settled in, it's important to keep the same momentum and energy for the entire year!
6 months ago, ACSD Communications
Teacher helping students find where to go
Teacher and student walking down the hall cheered on by staff and police officers
Teacher holding the door for a student
Teacher leading students in the hallway
School nurses smiling
Teacher passing out supplies to her students.
Teacher instructing her class
Parents and students walking out of the cafeteria towards their classrooms
Teacher having breakfast with his students
Teacher leading student down the hallway
Dear Parents and Guardians, Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Idalia and the advisement of the Emergency Readiness Team, Allendale County School District has made a decision regarding plans for the remainder of the week. As previously stated, today will be a half day for both staff and students with the following schedule: · Allendale Fairfax Elementary School - 12:30 p.m. · Allendale Fairfax Middle School - 1:15 p.m. · Allendale Fairfax High School - 1:16 p.m. According to our Emergency Readiness Team and the most recent weather updates, Hurricane Idalia may still have strong winds and heavy rain as it arrives in South Carolina this evening which could affect our area into early Thursday morning. Therefore, no students or staff will report to campus on Thursday, August 31, 2023. All athletic events, after-school programs, and extracurricular activities on Wednesday after 12 p.m. and Thursday, August 31, 2023, are canceled or rescheduled. Once we have determined a schedule regarding Friday, September 1, 2023, we will notify you immediately. This was a difficult decision to make as we understand that these sudden changes may be an inconvenience, but we prioritize the safety of our staff and students. The weather can be unpredictable so we will continue to monitor the storm with the assistance of our Emergency Readiness team. We appreciate their support in helping us make informed decisions in these emergency situations. In the meantime, please continue to monitor local news stations and our social media. Please be cautious and take measures to protect yourself and your family from the possible effects of the storm.
6 months ago, ACSD Communications
Friday's game against the Hampton Hurricanes was a tough loss but we're determined to win this Friday at our away game in Blackville.
6 months ago, ACSD Communications
players and coaches on the sidelines
#23 on the field
football players running
players walking off the field
playing trying to recover the ball
coaches on the sidelines
cheerleaders cheering
players getting ready for the ball to be hiked
cheerleaders cheering on the sidelines
football players
Weather update and schedule for Allendale County School District... Allendale County Schools will have an early dismissal day on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Please see schedule below: Allendale Fairfax Elementary School - 12:30 p.m. Allendale Fairfax Middle School - 1:15 p.m. Allendale Fairfax High School - 1:16 p.m. However, we will continue to monitor the weather throughout the evening and early morning. If there is a change that would adversely affect this decision, you will be notified in a timely manner. Please continue to tune in to your local news station and the Allendale County School District's Social Media outlets. The Meet and Greet scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 2023, will be rescheduled for a later date and time.
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Last night was the first board meeting for the 2023-2024 school year. The meeting began with a flag ceremony from Allendale-Fairfax High School JROTC and greetings from District Administrator Angela Jacobs. Angela Grant gave an overview of the year's budget and Dr. Johnnie Miller gave an update on the curriculum. Board Members Hazel Perry, Katrina Youmans, Catherine Russell, and Chasity Meyers were all in attendance.
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Mrs. Russell studying a paper
JROTC marching
Mrs. Jacobs giving greetings
Board Members Russell and Youmans
Mrs. Grant speaking about the approved budgets
JROTC presenting the flags
Dr. Miller delievering an update on curriculum
Board members Perry, Russell & Youmans
Dear Parents and Guardians, We are currently monitoring the weather reports as well as meeting with the Emergency Readiness Team to remain ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia. We will keep you informed. Please continue to watch your local news station for weather updates.
6 months ago, ACSD Communications
Parents, below is the schedule for our high school students to pick up their iPads. iPads can be picked up on these dates only from 3-4pm. Tuesday, Aug. 29th: 9th Graders Wednesday, Aug. 30th: 10 Graders Wednesday, Sept. 6th: 11th Graders Thursday, Sept. 7th: 12th Graders
6 months ago, ACSD Communications
A reminder that presale tickets for tonight's game against the Hampton Hurricanes are available in the Allendale-Fairfax High School Front Office from now until 4pm.
6 months ago, ACSD Communications