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Drive Smart

posted May 23, 2019, 7:45 AM by DANIELLE IVEY

Drive Smart
Drive Smart is a driving course, taught by the SDOC School Resource Officers, that all students must take prior to driving and parking on one of our campuses. This four-hour course will be taught at each of our three high schools and is designed to help teens gain the knowledge to drive defensively. The Drive Smart driving course will take the place of the requirement for Alive at 25. A student may still take the Alive at 25 course instead of Drive Smart. The course will be offered at the following dates, times, and locations. Cost of the course is $25.00, this money will be used to pay the instructor and repaint parking lots on all of our campuses. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at West Oak High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
August 5th, 6th and 8th the course will be taught at Seneca, Walhalla, and West Oak High School. Classes will be taught as needed by the number of students who register for the class at each high school. Class time is 8:00 – 12:00. 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Seneca High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at West Oak High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Walhalla High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Seneca High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, January11, 2020 at West Oak High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Walhalla High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Seneca High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at West Oak High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Walhalla High School from 8:00 – 12:00 
A class may be scheduled at another time depending on the number of students who need the class. Students do not have to take the class at their high school if another date works out better for them 
Students will sign up for the class they want to attend and pay for the class on the School District website using the link provided under the parents tab. 

Transition to the Real World Garden Project Sale

posted Mar 19, 2019, 7:37 AM by DANIELLE IVEY   [ updated Mar 19, 2019, 7:38 AM ]

First Annual TRW 1 and TRW 2 garden project sale.  Plant stand $30.  Eastern Bluebird House $10.  Raised beds.  $30 Herb garden 1 foot by 3 foot by 16 inches.  $50 flower ben 17 inches by 54 inches by 16 inches.  Tomato box with trellis $50.  Call Mr. Worsham or Ms. A at HCC 864-886-4425.  Cash, check, credit card accepted.

The TRW class at HCC is hosting a Garden Project Sale.  The classes are constructing several items perfect for gardens and patios in the upcoming spring season.  Offerings include a plant stand for $30, an Eastern Bluebird House for $10, raised beds of various sizes for $30-50, and a tomato box with a trellis for $50.  Contact Mr. Worsham or Ms. Abercrombie at HCC for more information.  (864)-886-4425.  Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted for payment.  

Senior Job Fair

posted Feb 22, 2019, 8:01 AM by DANIELLE IVEY   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 8:02 AM ]

On Tuesday, April 9, the SDOC, in partnership with the Oconee Economic Alliance, will sponsor a job fair for Oconee’s seniors.  The job fair will be held at Foothills Community Church, and we are inviting over 30 businesses/companies/industries to be on site to answer questions and to accept resumes from students interested in summer and/or full time employment.  Our focus will be on manufacturing, construction and healthcare fields; however, there will be some representatives from retail and fast food.  This fair will be particularly valuable for those students who may not have solid post-secondary plans in place at this time.  If interested, students may get more information and a permission form from Mr. Bearden in the guidance office at HCC or in the guidance office of their home school.  Please see attached permission form, which is due March 29.

HCC Code Red Drill

posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:32 AM by DANIELLE IVEY

Hamilton Career Center practiced a Code Red Drill (intruder drill) today, Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  This was just a drill for the students and teachers at Hamilton Career Center.  

Back to School Drop-In

posted Aug 13, 2018, 9:14 AM by DANIELLE IVEY   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 9:14 AM ]

Hamilton Career Center will host a Back to School Drop-In on Thursday, August 16th from 3:00-6:00 PM.  Students and parents are encouraged to come and meet the teacher, purchase parking passes, and pay any fees associated with courses.  

HCC DECA Travels to Anaheim, CA to compete at DECA's International Career Development Conference

posted May 16, 2017, 6:52 AM by Deborah Wickliffe   [ updated May 16, 2017, 6:52 AM ]


WHS Seniors, Jansen Lail, Emily Dover, Skylar Corbitt and Junior Joshua Leonard represented HCC at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 25-29th. Jansen, Emily and Skylar attended leadership academies designed for current seniors to learn from business executives and CEO's about what to expect in college or how to be successful in your career as well as how to leverage their DECA experiences to their advantage in college, job interviews and internships. Joshua participated in the competitive event series for Business Finance and spent 2 days in his competitive event. We are proud of the accomplishments of these 4 students as they represented HCC, SDOC and SC well.

HCC PLTW Bio-Med Student accepted into GHS MedEx Academy

posted May 16, 2017, 6:49 AM by Deborah Wickliffe   [ updated May 16, 2017, 6:49 AM ]




Madison Ranalli, a junior student at WHS and a student in the HCC PLTW Biomedical sciences program, was accepted into the Tier I MedEx Academy with GHS. She is 1 of 25 high school juniors accepted throughout the state of South Carolina. Madison will travel to GHS each weekday this summer for 4 weeks as she explores health care through simulations, lectures, workshops, research and community service. Madison's goals include attending medical school one day and this experience is most definitely a step to get her there

HCC HOSA qualifies for National Competition in June

posted May 16, 2017, 6:46 AM by Deborah Wickliffe


HCC HOSA traveled to Charleston on March 8-10 with 11 students. HCC HOSA students were among 1500 SC HOSA students competing in events such as biomedical technology, nursing assistant, MRC, Health Lifestyles, Medical Math, Transcultural Health, Extemporaneous Writing, Chapter Reflections, and Job Seeking Skills. Students who will proceed to the National Conference in Orlando, FL in June were Cadi Imbody and Madison Ranalli, 3rd place - Medical Reserve Corps Partnership; Maddie MacLachlan, 3rd place - Healthy Lifestyles; Dansley Fricks, 3rd place - Extemporaneous Writing and Grace Towe, receiving full excellence rating for the HOSA Chapter Reflections Scrapbook.

HCC DECA qualifies to compete at DECA's International Competition in Anaheim, CA in April.

posted May 16, 2017, 6:42 AM by Deborah Wickliffe   [ updated May 16, 2017, 6:43 AM ]

HCC DECA attended the 74th Annual Career Development Conference in North Charleston, March 2nd to the 5th.  6 students representing Walhalla High School competed
in marketing, hospitality and finance related career events, attended leadership sessions and networked with nearly 700 other marketing students from around South Carolina.  Serving at the 2016-2017 South Carolina VP of Marketing, senior Emily Dover helped to make this year's state conference a huge success.
HCC DECA will be among 18,000 other marketing students from around the world (US, Canada and 8 other countries are represented at ICDC) when they travel to Anaheim in April to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Competing in Business Finance Series will be Joshua Leonard who won 1st place at state and 3 other senior members, Emily Dover, Jansen Lail & Skylar Corbitt. will aspire to get on the fast track to college and career success. by having the opportunity to learn how to leverage their DECA experience to their advantage in their near future in college, interviews and internships. 

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