The Alumni Association of the historic John de la Howe School will hold its biennial reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13. This is a great opportunity to see friends and fellow classmates and share memories. We will continue to post news and information about the reunion on the blog site. Stay tuned! For information, call Karen […]
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The historic John de la Howe School held a Staff Appreciation Program on Thursday, May 31, to recognize the contributions of employees. Georgia Blakely, Program and Treatment Services Coordinator, and Debbie Daniels, Human Resources Specialist, were named the 2018 Employees of the Year. Nominations for the award were submitted by staff. Blakely joined the JDLH staff […]
“Public service must be more than doing a job honestly and efficiently. It must be a complete dedication to the people and the nation.” — Margaret Chase Smith, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Maine Public service to one’s community, state or nation often goes without notice or reward. Yet, our daily lives, from transportation to […]
People of the 21st century who have heard about the John de la Howe School probably think of it as a residential facility for children of unmet potential or as a place where young people are placed by S.C.’s Family Court system or Department of Social Services. That’s the modern impression. But before there […]
If there’s an “It” plant at the moment, it would have to be a succulent. And if being part of a trend in gardening is important to you, then you’ll have to travel no farther than the historic John de la How Greenhouse to get your “plant fix.” You’ll be the “it gardener” in your […]
A pre-21st century employment ad for the “perfect administrator” – then most likely to be called a secretary – stated that “she must be pretty as a pin-up, yet not distracting.” The ad further defined the job by saying “she must never be rushed (yet do the work of three); never be ruffled, untidy, upset, […]
Eagerly anticipating the opening of your community’s farmers’ markets and roadside stands where you can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables and other locally produced products? You’re not alone. Over the past decade, the “farm to table” movement has emphasized the numerous benefits of buying local, including healthier and tastier foods. It has been a win-win […]
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbank, environmentalist and pioneer in agricultural science Heading to the greenhouse at our historic John de la Howe School is sure to lift your spirits. And it’s the first step toward bringing that “sunshine, food and […]
Those of us who know the historic John de la Howe campus and love its bucolic setting are understandably upset when someone, who really doesn’t know our story, says, “I drove by your school some years ago. You are in the middle of nowhere.” I would like to suggest that the “middle of nowhere” is […]
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