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Upcoming Events
10/7/2014
- Skate Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10/8/2014
10/17/2014
10/18/2014
- Fall Festival
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10/20/2014
 
District Announcements
Local Options Sales Tax (1 Penny) for Education
On November 4, 2014, voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against a sales tax referendum. The purpose of the referendum is to reduce property tax and debt service and provide school improvement funds. Learn more about this sales tax referendum and how it impacts Anderson School District 4.

 
Healthy Cookouts Kick Off Wellness Program

Green Means Go, Be Active! Campaign has officially kicked off district-wide with healthy cookout celebrations at all our schools.  Students enjoyed a picnic atmosphere complete with the aroma of BBQ chicken, the taste of sweet baked beans, and enough watermelon for second helpings.  Elliott Southard, Principal at Mount Lebanon Elementary, notes, "The healthy cookout was a great way to celebrate not only healthy decisions regarding food choices, but also healthy decisions regarding one's overall lifestyle."  The healthy cookout is the first of many opportunities to make healthy choices featured on our Green Zone Card program.  Students were given the card at the cookout which identifies several fitness and nutritional options where participants can earn hole punches for making healthy choices.  Once all to punches are earned, students and employees alike can submit their card to redeem their prize.  Upcoming Green Zone Card Events include: 10.08.14 -International Walk to School Day and 11.08.14-Townville’s Turkey Trot.


 

 

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
Runners, Get Ready!
Don't forget that if you signed up for Running Club, it starts tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1, for 3rd through 6th grade.  5K -2nd grades will start on Monday, October 6.  Get your tennis shoes on and get ready to run!  See you there!
Summer Readers Honored
Recently at a celebration in the library media center, several students were honored for participating in the MLES Summer Reading Challenge.  As part of the challenge, they had to document their reading on reading logs, and they had to complete a cereal box project about their favorite book from the summer.  At the celebration, students shared their cereal boxes with the crowd, while they were treated to popcorn!  Each student was awarded a new book for his or her own personal library.  Congratulations to all the summer readers! 
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. 
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. 


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