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District Announcements
Anderson School District 4 Board Meeting Changed to June 2
The Anderson School District 4 Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, with the Regular Session beginning  at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom.  The Board usually meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.; however, due to scheduling conflicts, the date and time have been changed for June only.
1:World Parent Meetings Scheduled for June 2nd
A second round of parent meetings regarding the district’s 1:World initiative will be held on June 2, 2015. Parents, who did not attend a meeting in February or March, are encouraged to attend to learn about the district’s technology initiative.  Information shared includes details on student responsibilities, safety and data security, Chromebook care, and required agreement forms.  Two sessions will be held at Riverside Middle School at 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM on June 2nd and are open to any parent from any Anderson 4 school.  Additionally, parents with students in grades 5-12 will have the option to go ahead and pay the required $30 fee as part of the Chromebook Protection Plan for Accidental or Negligent Damage.

1:World is Anderson 4’s mobile learning initiative that will equip every student in grades 3-12 with a Chromebook. In August, Chromebooks will be issued to students in those grades.  Students in grades 5-12 will be issued protective cases for use with their devices both at home and at school.  Devices for grades 3 and 4 will remain at school and will be stored in charging carts.  As part of the last roll out in August 2016, students in Pre-K through 2nd will have daily access to mini tablets, laptops, and interactive technology.


Simpson Named Principal of Pendleton Elementary
Jeffrey Simpson, Assistant Principal at Cedar Grove Elementary School, has been named principal of Pendleton Elementary School.  The Anderson School District Four Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation at a special called board meeting on May 1, 2015.  Simpson will assume his post on July 1, 2015.   Read more...


RMS Archery Team wins BACK-TO-BACK State Titles
Riverside Middle School started their archery team last year and has already won two state championships. This year’s team returned 13 archers from last year’s team and added some of the top archers from the elementary schools. The team had very high expectations to do very well this year. With their first competition on March 3, the team won the SC Archery in the Schools Region 1 Tournament. The Region 1 Tournament had six of the top eight middle schools that qualified for the state tournament. On March 26, the team traveled to Sumter, SC and competed in the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament. The RMS Archery Team won the state tournament for the second year in a row with a record score of 3,285 points. Dylan Pierce also finished as the second place male with a score of 288 points. Next on the schedule for the archery team is the National Archery in the Schools National Tournament in Louisville, KY on May 7-9. With the great score the team posted at the state tournament, they enter the national tournament as the seventeenth place team in the nation. The team has a very good chance at winning the NASP National Championship. Good luck RMS Archery Team and GO DOGS!
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: #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.
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.
School Announcements
Writers' Pride-Final Celebration
Congratulation to these AMAZING young writers!  Gaven Tinsley, Khadance Robbins, Halee Martin, Sadja Womack, Ronnesha Earle, Rowan Anderson, Nicholas Armes, Alyssa Savedra, Tyler Ramsey, Jamie Swaney, Braegan Davis Jadyn Wilbanks, Christina Merel, Charlize Owens, TJ Owen, Emma Harvey, Caitlyn McCurley, Cecilia Figueroa, Jasmine Jones, Corey Greene, Bryleigh Saylors, Mason Arnold, Emily Colins, Gavin Simmons, Langley Vernon, Jaden Seibles, Kaden Hix, Conrad Frick, Victoria Abaunzza, Ashlyn Strom, Gabe Allen, and Kristian Peppers.
McDonald's Kids Art Grant
La France Elementary is receiving a $1000 grant from McDonald's.  The McCreative Kids Art Grant Program awards money to schools that promote teaching content while integrating the arts.  

The purpose of the grant is to fund supplies that will help LES teachers close the achievement gap between high and low performing students.  This is a continued focus with our faculty and we contend that using the arts is an approach in which we are having success.  Research shows that providing opportunities to learn about the arts and learn by integrating arts has proven to lessen the achievement gap among high and low socioeconomic students.  Research also shows that students from homes with higher incomes are more frequently provided opportunities such as music and art camps/lessons.  With this thought in mind, we plan to provide engaging experiences for our students and will be using this grant money to help us in this endeavor. 
Teacher & Support Staff of the Year
Congratulations to La France Elementary School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Jennifer Crosby and Support Staff Employee of the Year Michelle Tracey!

Smart Snacks
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