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Upcoming Events
 
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.
S.C. Department of Education Invites Public to Review Instructional Materials
The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 10, 2014, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

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.
School Announcements
The Book Fair is About to Begin!
Come one, come all!  The annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair is about to begin!  The fair will open during the Fall Festival, which is on Saturday, October 18, and will remain open all of next week.  We will close on Friday, October 24th.  It will be located in the library media center.  Remember, all purchases help benefit our school library!  Out of town or can't come to the fair?  You can shop online by clicking here.  See you at the Book Fair!
6th Graders are Cyber Surfing!
For the second consecutive year, Mount Lebanon Elementary School has been accepted into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Online Surfing Program. The program called FBI Cyber Surf Island has 7 lessons to help the students learn how to be safe when using the Internet.
 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!  
Yearbooks are On Sale Now!

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.  








 
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. 
2014-15 Supply Lists
Click the link below to see grade level supply lists for the 2014-15 school year.

2014-15 Supply Lists
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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