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The registration and Meet the Teacher dates for the 2013-2014 school year are set.
Meet the Teacher day and registration for all elementary schools will be Thursday, August 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration times for middle and high schools vary by school and by grade. For a complete list of times and dates for middle and high schools, take a look at the Meet the Teacher Schedule.
2013 Registration Q & A
On Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. the A. R. Lewis Elementary PTA will host a "Skate Night" at Skate-A-Round USA in Easley. Admission will be $3 and $1 for skate rental. Skate-A-Round USA will be closed to the general public for the evening.
Officer Ron Winegard from the Deparment of Natural Resources recently talked with A. R. Lewis Elementary students about water safety. Pictured with Officer Winegard is 5th grader Drake Lesley showing the correct way to wear a life jacket.
A. R. Lewis Elementary celebrated Mother's Day by hosting Muffins for Mom on May 16th. Pictured is K4 student, Anna Claire Durham and her mother, Angie.
The second grade classes of A. R. Lewis Elementary attended the Safety Expo on May 15th, at the World of Energy in Seneca. This event was sponsored by Duke Energy and Safe Kids Upstate for students to learn about safety and injury prevention. Pictured are the second graders in their new bike helmets presented to them by Safe Kids Upstate.
Congratulations to Pauline Blackston, data entry clerk, and Cindy Gravely, 1st grade teacher, for being named as A. R. Lewis Elementary, Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year.
The following students were chosen as April Citizens of the Month for showing the character trait of being safe. They are Anna Claire Durham, Bryson Hall, Emma Dowdal, Jessie Gillis, Rebecca Brezeale, Robert Robinson, Michael Patnode, Jackson Keith, Emily Hannah, Liam Bowman, Kristen Smith, Andrew Brezeale, CJ Radford, Kat Osko, Kaylee Cox, Hannah Roper, andBradley Hannah. Thanks to Bojangles for treating the students and their parents to lunch!
The entire school recently met together to recognize students who have made various accomplishments over the first semester. Students were recognized for most Accelerated Reader points, most growth in MAP scores, and most improved readers. Classes were also recognized for most Accelerated Reader points and most compliments. Please click here to see our slideshow.
The American Heart Association and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System recently held an art contest to find what a healthy heart looks like to the Upstate. Third, fourth, and fifth graders all over the Upstate were invited to draw a picture and write three-four sentences on "How I keep my heart healthy." A committe chose five winning pieces from over 600 entries. Each chosen piece was then blown up on a canvas to be part of the the Kid's Heart Exhibit that will be on display across the Upstate. The five chosen winners and their families were invited to attend the Upstate Heart Ball for a special award presentation. The artwork was auctioned off at the ball held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville on February 16th. Our very own A. R. Lewis fifth grader, Brielle Suttles, was one of the winners. Here is Brielle pictured at the ball with her winning art entry.
A Honor Roll
Reid Smith, Jacob Lewis, Tyler Peace, Tamara Boysworth, Jessie Lee Gilstrap, Hannah Roper, Holly Clayton, Kristen Smith, Kelsey Stillwagon, JoAnna Gunter, Bradley Hannah, and Ameliane Keasler
A/B Honor Roll
Belle Davis, Bryce Watson, Tyler Trotter, Breahna Sowell, Robert Robinson, Jase Raby, Nick Gillespie, Collin Chapman, Austin Duncan, Summer Feno, Emily Hannah, Allison Moore, Sally Trotter, Leah Watson, Jonathan Bowling, Tori Duncan, Emileigh Fifik, Kinsey Fowler, Aden Hickey, Skyler Pease, Hunter Springs, Kane Adams, Kendall Calvert, Andreah Goleniewski, Carlos Martinez, Brandon Owens, Brooke Smith, Emma Coker, Samuel Paul Moses, Kassie Nations, Lillie Morrison, Cody Funk, Justice McCollum, Adam Bradberry, Daniel Breazeale, Gabe Gillespie, Nataley Green, R. J. Mauldin, Caeleigh Rush, Brianna Carmen, Morgan Blackburn, Jarod Edwards, Dylan Patterson, Selena Pemberton, Cierra Ramsey, Hannah Simmons, Slader Tallman, Josie Trotter, Mollie Wellman, Breanna Branyon, Davis Crowder, Kaitlynn Edwards, Dylan Gillis, Garrett Hoxit, Quinton Looper, Anna Owens, and Brielle Suttles
The A. R. Lewis Elementary Speeders Robotics Team participated in the Oconee Regional Qualifying Tournament of the Lego First Robotic Program on January 19th. The first year team competed in four different areas including Robot Design, Robot Table Exercises, Research Project, and Core Values. The team includes fourth and fifth grade students. They are Emilee Moore, Dylan Gillis, Sam Moses, Chris Angeledes, Davis Crowder, Jarod Edwards. Coaches are David Frost, Newton Brightwell, and Bonnie McCombs.
On January 9th, Mrs. Alexander's and Mrs. Lance's 2nd grade classes were visited by local champion, Joey Pancake, a member of the 2012 Univeristy of South Carolina's baseball team. Joey attended Easley High School where he was a member of the Varsity baseball team beginning in the eighth grade. He was selected as the AAAA Baseball Player of the Year during his junior year as a Green Wave. Joey played shortstop for the Gamecocks and traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series. Joey shared his life story with the students, before reading them a book. He also stressed to the class how important homework, good grades, practice, and school attendance was in their life.
On January 4th, Mr. and Mrs. Jonh Swanberg, members of Faith Lutheran Church in Pickens, provided students at A. R. Lewis Elementary with eight weeks of snacks to be utilized for the school's weekend backpack program. Members of the Faith Lutheran Church hosted this activity with funding being provided by the Anderson/Pickens County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. We at A. R. Lewis are very appreciative of their generosity and compassion in providing for the needs of our children.
On December 18th, Dee Bostick, a member of St. Mathias Lutheran Church in Easley, provided a generous donation for A. R. Lewis Elementary's weekend backpack snack program. Funds were raised last spring during the church's Operation Inasmuch Yard Unsale. We, at A. R. Lewis, are very appreciative of this generosity and hard work in providing for the needs of our children.
Congratulations to the A. R. Lewis Elementary Lunch Bunch for getting 100% on the DHEC report for sanitation and food safety practices. This was an unannounced inspection which happens at least twice a year. If you would like to look over the report and its categories, it is posted in the cafeteria.
BRIDGE and afterschool students performed at the Blue Ridge Electric Co-op's Tree Lighting. This event is the official beginning of Christmas in the city of Pickens and is attended by community members and leaders. Students were under the leadership of A. R. Lewis Elementary music teacher, Mrs. Jan Nations.
BRIDGE students recently participated in "Wear Pink Wednesday" to show their support for the cure for cancer. Each student was given a Susan G. Komen bracelet from the Pickens County Cancer Association. The service learning club made cards for cancer patients and they were delivered to The Cancer Centers of the Carolinas where they were distributed in the chemo room.
As part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning Program, second graders were challenged to build a styrofoam sailboat that can float down a classroom "river". On October 3rd, Pickens County second graders visited Portman Marina, Sadler's Creek State Park, and Hartwell Dam in order to get a back-ground understanding of the real-world application of sailing, wind, waves, and weather. The STEM Sailboat Challenge is intended to teach young students how the design process works, in conjunction with science, math, and language standards students are already learning. The project-based learning program is a chance to introduce physics, engineering, and problem-solving principles in a way that young children enjoy and understand.
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