News & Announcements

BES “Read Your Way to the Big Game”
BES Winner of the 2016 “Read Your Way to the Big Game” Contest!
Belton Elementary School was the Winner for the 2016 “Read Your Way to the Big Game” Contest!
November 19, 2016
Read More
Fall Games 2016
Fall Games 2016
Belton-Honea Path High School hosted Fall Games this November for the district's Special Education students.
November 17, 2016
Read More
Employee Spotlight
Employee Spotlight
Congratulations to Lori Florence! ASD2 is extremely thankful for her dedication to her career and her hard work in planning this year's Fall Games.
November 16, 2016
Read More
Star Support Staff
Congratulations to Tracey Boggs for her selection as the 1st Quarter Star Support Staff Member.
October 25, 2016
Read More
Mentoring Works!
Mentors Needed!
Mentoring is a powerful and life-altering opportunity for students to learn a variety of personal and professional skills from successful adults.
October 24, 2016
Read More
Find My School Link
Find My School Link
Anderson School District Two has a new link to help parents locate the school their student should attend.
September 14, 2016
Read More
ASD2 2016-2017 School Calendar
ASD2 2016-2017 School Calendar
2016-2017 School Calendar is now available. Feel free click under the Parents tab to download a copy.
July 21, 2016
Read More

Superintendent’s Message

Anderson Two Parents and Students:


Where Do We Learn Soft Skills?

As our state has adopted the Profile of a High School Graduate, it is interesting to note that there is a strong emphasis on soft skills. What exactly are soft skills and whose responsibility is it to teach them? A soft skill is a trait that allows our students to function well in their craft or their schooling. It could be as simple as being on time to work or speaking clearly and effectively in an interview. Is this a lost art? Not necessarily. However, several factors have diminished the importance of learning soft skills and it serves us well if we can reinforce their importance.

Technology and social media have pushed students toward more of an introverted stage. They struggle to communicate with others or even acknowledge their presence. Although a Chromebook, tablet or iPad can be a wonderful learning tool, it can inhibit face-to-face collaboration between students. Many in the workforce have raised this concern with public education. They have listed collaboration and communication as two of the most important skills an employee must possess. In addition, our millennials can often be defined as entitled and immediate satisfaction seekers. Employers want employees who are willing to work hard, put in the time and focus on the goal of the company, not jump ship when they feel the work is no longer appealing.

So how do we teach these skills? A character education program such as Great Expectations at HPES helps students with expectations and teaches them to communicate in complete sentences. We also have several of our elementary and middle schools using a program from the Ron Clark Academy that develops “Houses” for the purpose of reinforcing positive behaviors. Wright Elementary uses a school wide learning approach referred to as “Problem Based Learning.”

This method requires students to work together on a specific problem as part of their instruction. There is not a clear-cut methodology to incorporate soft skills into our curriculums. However, we know that our students will rise to the level of our expectations and we want them fully prepared as they move on to the next phase of their lives. Soft skills will be a necessary requirement to success!

Dr. 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. . .




Upcoming Events

    No Events Found
School Logo
Employee Portal
  • Language