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A.R. Lewis Elementary - A Schoolwide Title 1 Model!
 
District Announcements
Dr. Danny Merck Named New Superintendent
We're happy to introduce Dr. Danny Merck as the new Superintendent of the School District of Pickens County. Dr. Merck comes to the position with 23 years of experience in education, most of which were spent right here in the district. Dr. Merck has served in roles including teacher, coach, principal and district administrator. For the past two years, he has been the principal of Daniel High School.
He will officially step into his new leadership role on May 1. Until then, he will work with the board of trustees and our current Superintendent, Dr. Kelly Pew, to ensure a smooth transition.

Changes To School Calendar!
The 2013-2014 School Calendar was revised for the remainder of the school year on March 24. These calendars reflect changes because of snow days. We are using all three of the snow days that were built into the calendar at the start of the year, and the remaining snow days were forgiven by the board.

Key Changes:
  • School ends on June 6.
  • Exams (except for seniors) will be from June 3-6.
  • Schools will be open on April 21, May 23 and June 6.
  • Several grading period and report card dates have shifted.
Download Revised Parent/Student Calendar - Download Revised Teacher Calendar
Download the 2014-2015 Calendar!
The calendar for next school year is all set and ready for parents to view.

The 2014-2015 school year will start on August 19 and end on June 3, and the class of 2015 will march on May 30!

Parents will notice something new on this calendar: 1:30 p.m. dismissal days. You may also hear these referred to as Early Release days. School will dismiss early on these days for teacher training. Early Release days will be on October 7, 2014 and February 3, 2015.


Click here to view and download a copy of the 2014-2015 school calendar.

Welcome to Albert R. Lewis Elementary - A Title I Reward School!
Spring Break


Spring Break 2014 will be Monday April 14-Friday April 18.
School will resume Monday April 21.
Enjoy your break!!

March Citizens of the Month


Congratulations to our March Citizens of the Month.
AR Lewis receive HealthySchools Award


AR Lewis is nationally recognized by the Healthy Schools Program for creating a healthier school environment that promotes nutritious eating and physical activity for students and staff.

Mrs Nations, our school nurse, will be accepting the award at the forum in Little Rock, AK.

See our new link under family and community for health and wellness tips.

Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year


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 School District of Pickens County operates without discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability
in compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and all other applicable civil rights legislation.
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