Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Weekend in Blythewood June 5th-7th

The Weekend in Blythewood June 5th-7th
This Weekend in Blythewood
June 5th, 6th and 7th

 Look for smiling teachers, kids, parents and administrators! No homework for the summer!


Now you Know...The first graduating class of Blythewood High School was in 1949. That was not that long ago!  Shirley B. was the first to answer the question! Shirley told me her graduating class of 1970 was the last class to graduate from there and her granddaughter's class was the first to graduate from the new BHS in 2006.

Did you Know...Mr. Price will be providing so much for our students in his new job as Assistant Superintendent!  What did Richland County School District provide their students in 1918 that was monumental in the early days of education in South Carolina? 

    Email your answer to: and get a little treat for reading the newsletter and being so smart!  

Congrats to all the teachers, students , parents and administrators who made it through another school year!  Enjoy a fun filled summer!  

 Also, congrats to the 180 students honored at the BHS All-School Awards Night! And to the ROTC cadets who were awarded for their hard work and dedication!

And... to Mr. Price who will be the new Assistant Superintendend for RSD2.  He has a lot of homework this summer!  

And John Cummer, a brave member of our community, for a wonderful write up in the State Newspaper. Mr. Cummer made multiple trips between England and Normandy during the Normandy Invasion. This week is the 70th anniversary of the invasion!

Congratulations to all the winners in Blythewood!

  Mark Your Calendar

Friday, June 6- Tuesday, June 10  The Blythewood Baseball/Softball League will host a coaches pitch All Star Tournament.  The games will be played at the Blythewood baseball fields behind the library.  For more information go to

Saturday, June 7th, A big day for our graduating seniors from the 2 High Schools! Blythewood High School graduation is at 12:00 and Westwood High School graduation is at 4:00!  Both graduations are at the Carolina Coliseum.

Blythewood High School's Head Baseball Coach,  Barry Mizzell  will offer 2  sessions of Baseball Camp this summer for ages 6-14 at Blythewood Baseball Park.  June 9-12 and June 23-26 from 8:30 until noon. The camp will focus on advanced pitching and catching, as well as fundamentals and fun!  For more information contact Barry Mizzell at 333-9882 or 691-4090 Ext. 28919 or email

Blythewood High School will host a Bengals Basketball Camp June 10-12th, 9:00 to 1:00 for boys and girls ages 4 to 14.  The cost is $50.  For more information call Zeke Washington at 984-2226. Visit for the application and consent forms.  

Westwood High School is calling all girls grades 3-11 for its first Softball Camp, June 18th and 19th.  Players will learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of softball, as well as love of the game and sportsmanship from the Westwood varsity softballl staff and other coaches from the area.  The camp runs from 9 A.M. until noon and the cost is $30.  For more information contact Coach Lila Grooms at 843-245-4048 or email  

FARMERS MARKET RETURNS JUNE 18 -The Blythewood Farmers Market is back! This weekly family-friendly event kicks off on Wednesday, June 18 at Doko Meadows and runs for just six weeks.  Come support our local vendors from 4 to 7 PM while enjoying fun children’s activities and live music. Items for sale will include fresh-picked produce, grass-fed beef, and artisan crafts. Your purchases will directly impact local businesses and farms.  Need more information, have questions or want to participate? Please visit our Facebook page at We hope you will come make a difference in the Town of Blythewood, pick up some healthy items for your home, and enjoy some summer fun. See you at the Market!

BLYTHEWOOD NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK: The Columbia Blowfish are inviting the entire Town of Blythewood to Capital City Stadium for their 2014 "Blythewood Night at the Ballpark" on Saturday, June 21 Come down to the ballpark for lots of family fun, great baseball, and fireworks as the Blowfish take on the Highpoint-Thomasville HiToms starting at 7:05 PM. Tickets are free; parking is $3 per car. Gates open at 6 for pre-game activities; a Kids Catch starts at 6:10 PM (must bring mitt and ball). If you would like to go, stop by Blythewood Town Hall before June 18 to complete a ticket voucher. We hope to see you at the ballpark on June 21!free; parking is $3 per car. Gates open at 6 for pre-game activities; a Kids Catch starts at 6:10 PM (must bring mitt and ball). If you would like to go, stop by Blythewood Town Hall before June 18 to complete a ticket voucher. We hope to see you at the ballpark on June 21!

Westwood High School will also be busy with a Redhawk Dance and Drama Camp for Elementary School students June 23rd -26th, 9 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  The camp costs $125 with a $25 deposit due by June 6th, with the balance due on June 23rd.  For more information call 803-691-4049 Ext. 36703 or email

Blythewood High School  cheerleaders will host a Cheer Princess Camp,  June 23rd-26th, 9:00 to 12:00 for ages 4-13.  The cost is $65 .  For more information email

Richland School District 2 will host the SC Midlands Summit, June 11th and 12th.  There will be over 130 sessions on the use of Google for Education, research tools, Web 2.0 tools, and technology integration in the classroom.   For more information and registration go to

     Don't forget our beautiful Doko Manor to book your family reunions, weddings, birthday and graduation parties, baby showers and business meetings!  Give us a call at 754-0501 for information or look on-line at the Town of Blythewood website under Doko Manor.