Pickens County School District Announcements
Visit Our New Website
Beginning the week of July 1, we're switching to a new website host. You should still be able to find our district homepage at www.pickens.k12.sc.us, but if you're seeing this site, please click here to go directly to our new district site. There you'll find more information about the website transition.
Likewise, our school websites will transition a new look, but you should still find them at the same URL addresses as before. If you don't see anything different about your school's site yet, just wait a day or two as we finish the changes.
Please take some time to explore the new sites as they go live. You will find that most information is arranged in the same way as it was, but many things have been rearranged to make the sites easier to navigate. We hope the new sites will make you feel more informed and connected to our schools than ever.
Daniel High School Announcements
Summer Edition of Newsletter Now Posted to Web
The Summer edition of the DWD newsletter is now posted on the website. Take a look today to get caught up on all of the latest "goings on" at Daniel High.
This edition includes a welcome to and brief biography of our new principal, Josh Young. He will be assuming his duties at Daniel very shortly. In addition, a list of award-winners from the recent Awards Day is posted. Also in the newsletter is information on summer events, important dates, news from the athletic director, and a message from the school nurse. Check it out today!
Have a great summer!
Josh Young Named as New Principal
Daniel High School would like to welcome Mr. Josh Young as our new principal. Mr. Young was publicly named today as the successor to Dr. Danny Merck, who is becoming the new Superintendent of the Pickens County School System. Mr. Young is currently the principal at Walhalla High School and will officially begin his duties at Daniel this summer.
Prior to moving to Walhalla in 2012, Mr. Young had worked his entire career in Pickens County. After serving as a social studies teacher at Easley High School, he worked for seven years as an assistant principal, also at Easley. Young holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and an M. Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Clemson University. He is currently working on an Ed. S. in Educational Administration, also at Clemson.
Mr. Young and his wife, Allison, have two children. Allison is a guidance counselor at Edwards Middle School. We are proud to welcome Mr. Young and his entire family to the Daniel Community.