PEP Events and Announcements
Aiken Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Breakfast
November 6, 2020
PEP Board President, John Lamprecht, and Board Member Chip Retson attended Aiken Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday breakfast. The featured speaker was Aiken County School District Superintendent King Laurence, who gave an update on the progress being made with school construction and upgrades.
Fit 4 School
10th annual Fit 4 School event, held at the Aiken Family Y, provided school supplies, vision and hearing screens, and haircuts to less fortunate K-12 students in the Aiken area.
Aiken County Schools New Teacher Induction
Nicholas “Chip” Retson, PEP’s Chair for Endowments and Scholarships, welcomed all new Aiken County teachers and emphasized PEP’s support of local education through several strategic initiatives.
MVHS-ATC Early College Program Graduation
Through a partnership between ATC and MVHS, these students recently graduated with a high school diploma from Midland Valley High School as well as an associate degree from Aiken Technical College.
Aiken County School Board Candidate Forum
PEP board members volunteered at the recent Aiken County School Board Candidate Forum hosted by the Aiken Standard. PEP is committed to advocating for public education and educating the Aiken community.
Adult Spelling Bee
The 2nd annual PEP Adult Spelling Bee, a fundraiser for Public Education Partners, was held on October 17, 2019 at Woodside Plantation Country Club. 8 spelling teams competed for the winning title.
Stars of Public Education
The hardworking educators, employees, and staff of Aiken County Public Schools were recognized with a night to remember at the Stars in Public Education Awards Banquet held in the USC Aiken Convocation Center. The 2019 Teachers of the Year, Principals of the Year, and Staff Persons of the Year from each school were celebrated.