Play Safe Hosts Sports Seminar for Parents
PlaySafe and Dr. Chris Clemow will host a free seminar for parents on sports-related concussions. Learn about the dangers and risks of a concussion and what to do if your child suffers one. The seminar will be held Monday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital located at 2000 East Greenville St. Anderson, SC. in the Peggy G. Deane Community Rooms. The Serious Side of Sports will be presented by Dr. Chris Clemow of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Association. Click here to view informational flyer.
A light meal will be served. To register, please call 864.512.6255.
ANDERSON FOUR’S RATINGS REFLECT EXCELLENCE
Superintendent Lee D’Andrea announced the release of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) federal accountability (school and district letter grades) and state test results (PASS and HSAP) showing gains and academic excellence across the board. Specifically, with higher targets for performance, District Four schools improved their ratings with five A’s and one B demonstrating significantly improved student performance on most state accountability measures.
“This achievement is evidence of our collective commitment to students’ success,” said Superintendent Dr. Lee D’Andrea. “It is the result of dedicated work and focus on the part of the students, their families, and our teachers. The As and Bs indicate we have an outstanding school system; our community can be very proud of this.” Click here for full press release.
The materials are in the following subject areas: Social Studies, Secondary - Advanced Placement Human Geography and Elementary - Cursive Writing, Grades 3-5.
This year, the South Carolina Department of Education will conduct a virtual public review of the student materials for each recommended program from October 10 through November 10, 2014. Access to the web links for each proposed program and the Public Review Comment Form is available on the web at www.mysctextbooks.com under “What’s New.” State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.
Some of the topics presented are: Email, Privacy, Cyber bullying, Netiquette, Passwords, Copyright, Virus Protection, Reporting, Instant Messaging, Plagiarism, Chat Rooms, Cell Phones, Online Predators and Reputable Sites.
After completing all of the modules, the students take an exam. Our exam scores are compared to other schools of similar size across the nation. If we are in the top group, the FBI will come to our school and present a program on Safe Surfing of the Internet! Last year our score was 90.08%. We hope to improve on that this year!
Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a yearbook! You will always have this important keepsake that will be packed full of the memories from the 2014-15 school year. If you order now, the price of the yearbook is only $18. If you wait until December 1st, the price goes up to $20. How do you order? Fill out the form in your child's Thursday folder, or order online by clicking here.
2014-15 Supply Lists
“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.