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Hudson Taylor
Senior Spotlight
Hudson Taylor is our September Senior Spotlight! Learn more about Hudson and his time at BHP.
September 13, 2019
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Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight
Lori Ashley has been teaching for 14 years. She has taught Kindergarten and First Grade. She is currently teaching 4K. Each year Lori has a class
September 10, 2019
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Mrs. Dora Williams
Star Support Staff of the Month
Check out our awesome support staff!
September 09, 2019
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BHP Counseling
BHP Counseling Department
BHP High School counselors want you to follow along on social media.
August 01, 2019
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2019-2020 School Calendar
2019-2020 School Calendar
Take a look at next year's school calendar!
February 01, 2019
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Superintendent’s Message

opioid abuse

Is Opioid Abuse a School Issue?

 

At the South Carolina School Boards Association conference I heard a presenter pose the question, “What does the opioid crisis look like?” We were given several pictures to allow us to make our own assumption of this crisis. Do we think of needles, drug addictions, withdrawal, fatalities, or homeless people? Do we need to add schools to that line of thought?

Darra Coleman, Chief Advice Counsel for the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation shared data that made me wonder how schools could not be affected.  Across the United States, over 72,000 opioid related overdoses took place in 2017. Closer to home in South Carolina, one out of every four teens have misused or abused prescription drugs at least once. In addition, 300,000,000 opioid pills were dispersed in 2017. Where are those pills going and to whom? From 2007-2014, 1341 pharmacy robberies took place in South Carolina, the most in the entire country. Four out of five heroin users started their drug use with prescription painkillers. Just as concerning is that 70% of users admit getting opioids from friends and family members, not drug dealers. So, are opioids an issue in our public schools?  Although we don’t appear to be having a major problem in Anderson School District Two, are we prepared based on the numbers listed above?

I doubt seriously any community in South Carolina is immune to this crisis. We ask that our parents continue to help us to not only recognize the abuses but to also partner with us in providing the best education to assist our students in steering clear of this massive epidemic.

Dr. Richard Rosenberger

 

Mission & Vision

Our Anderson School District Two mission, in partnership with the total community, is to develop the potential that exists in every student to meet the needs of a changing world.

The Vision of Anderson School District Two:

Respecting the Past. . .
Embracing the Future. . .
Opening the World. . .




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