New Measures for Student Success in SC
ACT Aspire, ACT Workkeys and The ACT will be administered to students next month. Is your child ready? ACT, Inc. explains in this letter to parents and students why these tests are important and how to prepare for them:http://1.usa.gov/1HXZPtK #TestReadySC
ASD4 Takes Top Score
ASD4 takes top score at the SC NASP Region 1 Regional Tournament yesterday in both the Elementary and Middle divisions. ASD4 proudly hosted their first annual regional archery tournament at the Anderson Civic Center yesterday as 23 teams from across the region competed to qualify for the upcoming South Carolina 10th Annual Archery in the Schools State Tournament. La France Elementary won 1st place with a score of 2817. Townville Elementary won 3rd place scoring 2603; followed by Mount Lebanon Elementary and Pendleton Elementary in the 4th and 6th place standings. Riverside Middle took 1st place in their division with the overall highest score of the tournament at 3268. The tournament was a huge success not only in competitive score standings for our teams but also for our district in their professionalism in hosting such a great regional event. For complete team standings and individual archer scores please click here.
All ASD4 Archery Teams have qualified and are advancing to the State Competition. Please come out and support our archers at the State Tournament on March 25th and 26th at the Sumter Civic Center. For details click here.
Open Enrollment Opens for Elementary Schools
Open Enrollment for elementary schools in Anderson School District Four families begins March 1, 2015. Parents who desire to enroll their student(s) in an elementary school outside of their attendance zone may exercise this option by submitting an application request during the month of March. Open enrollment for La France, Mount Lebanon, Pendleton, and Townville Elementary Schools will be honored based on a first come first serve basis as well as the availability of space. Additionally, parents opting for open enrollment will be responsible for providing transportation and may exercise this option through the highest grade level offered. Notification of school assignments for all open enrollment requests for the 2015-16 school year will be made by June 30, 2015. Applications are available at the District Administration Office at 315 East Queen Street in Pendleton. All applications must be returned to the District Administration Office by April 6, 2015. A student who has previously been granted Open Enrollment does not need to re-apply unless his/her address has changed. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joanne Avery (864-403-2000) or Mrs. Chris Hanak (403-2036).
1:World Mobile Learning Device Initiative
1: World is Anderson 4’s mobile learning initiative that will equip every student in grades 3-12 with a Chromebook for instructional use by August 2016. In anticipation of the 1:World roll out, Anderson 4’s Technology and Instructional Services Team would like to join parents in preparing our students for this exciting technology integration. Parent meetings have been set up at all of the schools. Parents are welcome to attend whichever meeting location and time is most convenient with their schedule. We look forward to sharing both important details and available resources as the roll out begins in 2015. Parent Protection Plan Agreement Form for Take-Home Devices, 1:World Mobile Learning Guide for Take-Home Devices, Free Local WiFi Access Locations and 1:World Information Card.
New ACT Tests
“Did you know that there are testing changes coming to South Carolina? Learn more about the new ACT tests being administered to all students in grades 3-8 and in the 11th grade this April. Learn what is being tested, find out test dates, and how you can get your children prepared by clicking on the ACT button on the homepage of the South Carolina Department of Education: http://ed.sc.gov/.”
Congratulations to the Writers' Pride students for the second nine week period. They are Harrison Mullinax, Luke Vernon, Dixie Cummings, Jaiden Wood, Anthony Arredondo, Pierce Lee, Neydi Morales, Kaitlyn Peppers, Ethan Galloway, Tempe Freeman, Braden Stiles Jaydyn Wilbanks, Sophia Everett, Abram Mullinax, Brayden Cullen, Jackson Pantalion, Leah Miller, Caitlyn McCurley, Bryson Simmons, Brandon Pirkey, Luke Gray, Sofia Strom, Heavyn Jablonski, Brace Bridges, Peyton Lee, Jamiaya Lee, Madison Arnold, Catsen Schultze, Asaun Willingham, Jaden Siebles, Ashlyn Dawkins, Christian Gurley, Keenan Standridge, and Kaytlyn Stroud.
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