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Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
SC Education Oversight Committee Survey
South Carolina is committed to ensuring our students have the highest academic standards so they are prepared to succeed in college, career and beyond.  Act 200, as passed by the SC General Assembly, requires a cyclical review of the current academic standards in ELA and mathematics before January 1, 2015.  The goal of the review is to guarantee that SC students have college and career readiness standards for school year 2015-16 and beyond.  The public is invited to share their thoughts on the current standards via this website before September 30, 2014.  Public input will be collected and shared with members of the SC Education Oversight Committee as well as the SC State Board of Education.  Visit http//scstandards.org/ to complete the survey.

Comments are specific to each grade level and content area.  You may leave comments on the past page which is labeled "Exit."
 
School Announcements
MLES on Social Media
Be sure to follow our school on Facebook (see link on the menu to the left) and on Twitter (@MtLebanonElem).  In addition to our school website, we will use these forms of social media to share school news, announcements, and celebrations. 
Classroom Orientation for 1st-6th Grade
We will have two classroom orientation sessions for 1st6th grade students and families on Thursday, September 4th. The first session will begin at 6:00 pm and the second session will begin at 6:40 pm. These will take place in each teacher’s classroom. This will be a great opportunity to visit the classroom, hear about what your student will be learning this year, find out about grade-specific activities and initiatives, and learn about class and school routines. The two sessions are offered so that parents who have multiple students can attend more than one session. The second session will be a repeat of the first session so you can attend the one that is best for your family’s schedule. We look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome Back to School!
Back to School Night was exciting as students of all grade levels came in to meet their new teachers.  Many brought their shiny new supplies with them and were all smiles as they saw their new classrooms, desks and cubbies.  We are thrilled to start a brand new school year with such great students, faculty and staff here at MLES!  Click here to view a slide show of more pictures from Back to School Night.
Reading on a Rainy Day
Thanks to everyone who came out to the library media center on Monday.  Mrs. Marshall enjoyed meeting all of you and can't wait to see you again! Summer is almost over, but there's plenty of time to keep reading! 
2014-15 Supply Lists
Click the link below to see grade level supply lists for the 2014-15 school year.

2014-15 Supply Lists



Standards-Based Grading Link
Check out our new side link devoted to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting!  This link provides an excellent 10-minute informational video about Mount Lebanon's first year using standards-based grading.  More resources are to come, so check back soon.


Spotlight on Standards Based Grading and Reporting

What should be in grades? Grades should include individual achievement only based on the published learning goals for the school/district.

What should not be in grades?
 Effort, attitude, behavior, attendance, punctuality, tardiness, group work, and so forth should not be in grades, unless they are specifically stated in the standards for a grade or course. These should be assessed and reported on separately.” 
~ from How to Grade for Learning, O’Connor


At Mount Lebanon, our teachers strive to assess student learning based on students’ progress toward the standards of learning.  As you look at your child’s standards-based report card, you will see information on your child’s progress with standards that were taught that nine weeks.  You will also see a section on lifelong learning skills that addresses students’ work ethic, etc.  If you have questions about your child’s growth as a learner, his/her teacher is a phone call or an email away.  Ask them. 


Standards Based Report Card Presentation
If you would like to view the Power Point presentation on Standards Based Report Cards that was used at our Parent Meeting on September 5, it is available for you here:  Standards Based Report Cards Presentation

Thank you to all of those who came to our Parent Meeting.  We appreciate your questions and your support as we move forward in Standards Based Grading.



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