The Extra Degree - Abbeville County School District Video
The Dixie High School boys and girls team won the track and field region championship Wednesday, April 24 at Greenwood High School. Cal Williamson was also voted by our region coaches as the Boys Track Athlete of the Year.
First Place State Winner in Ecybermission Contest at CTE
Team Dixie Boys took first place in South Carolina for their project on the dangers of texting and driving in the 2013 eCYBERMISSION online Math, Science, and Technology Competition. Team members are Andrew Mitchell, Jacob Collins, Lathan McLean, and Owen Taylor. eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine. Sponsored by the U.S. Army, it is designed to share the importance of STEM education with the leaders of tomorrow and encourage them to understand the real-life applications of these subjects. Each member will receive a $1000.00 US Savings Bond
Ecybermission Second Place State Winners at Cherokee Trail
Team Cookie Monster placed second in the state with their Ecybermission project designed to keep the playground at Cherokee Trail litter-free. Team members, Ashley Graber, Anslee Brock, and Kylie Latimar, will each receive a $500 savings bond. eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine. Students compete for state and national awards by working in teams to identify a problem in their community and using scientific inquiry to propose a solution. eCYBERMISSION is an Army Educational Outreach Program.
JCCE Related Arts Students of the Month for March
The following students were recognized by their related arts teacher at John C. Calhoun Elementary School as outstanding for the month of March: Bradly Boggs – Music, Khalil Lewis – Art, Chrishauna Hubbard – Guidance, Jayden Hood – Library Media, and Tanner Alewine – Physical Education.
Congratulations to Westwood Elementary's Students of the Month
Our Character Education word for the month of March was “Honesty”. Honesty means- choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do. The following students were chosen by their homeroom teachers for displaying the character of “Honesty”.
Community Help from Westwood Elementary School 's FCA
Westwood Elementary answered a call to help the United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County (UCMAC) recover some of the items taken during their recent break-in and help restock their shelves. WWES FCA sponsored a student food drive for two weeks in March, and collected over 1200 food items, filling 14 boxes. UCMAC Representative, William "Smitty" Smith, came to WWES to collect these donated items. 5th grade students, Kyle Driver, Kendorian Howland, Davon Bowie, and Jordan Moore helped load Mr. Smith's truck with the WWES food donations.
Students in Gail Johnson's First Grade class learn about gardening. They planted squash, broccoli, radishes and flowers. Mr. Bob Carwile, owner and operator of Headlines Hair Designs in Greenwood shared his time and talent to build the garden box so students could become familiar with the gardening process.
JCCE participates in Community Food Drive
Students at John C. Calhoun Elementary School collected food for the Community Food Pantry in Calhoun Falls . Pictured are students in Rose Capell's second grade class with smiling faces as they show some of the donations.
Dixie High FBLA Receives Honors at State Conference
The Dixie High School Future Business Leaders of America received numerous state awards at the 2013 South Carolina FBLA Leadership Conference held at the Charleston Convention Center , April 12-14. Dixie High School was one of 78 schools from across the state of South Carolina participating in this year's conference.
Winners of state competitions were as follows: Brooke Campbell placed 2 nd in the Word Processing II and Chelsea Lloyd placed 2nd in the Word Processing I competitions. Jenea Bowen placed 3rd in Introduction to Business and Luci Devore placed 3 rd in the Introduction to Business Communication. Fenn Williamson placed 4 th in Sports Management.
Collecting BoxTops 4 Education at Westwood Elementary
Students at Westwood Elementary continue to collect BoxTops 4 Education to purchase supplies for the art room. Art teacher, Amanda Brown, has turned the collection into a monthly contest. Each month the homeroom with the most BoxTops receives a recess basket full of classroom art supplies and recess equipment. Each basket can be shared with the entire homeroom for the remainder of the school year.
Terrific Kids at Cherokee Trail
Congratulations to Cherokee Trail's February and March Terrific Kids! These students were chosen by their teacher because of behavior, effort, and respect. Our Terrific Kids are sponsored by the Due West Lion's Club and Cherokee Trail's PTO. Parents were invited to a program to see their child honored as they received a certificate, magnet, and pencil.
Student Accident Insurance Plans Information
Future Engineers from the Career Center
Donna Nelson's students spread kindness to all of Long Cane Primary School in Abbeville. Mrs. Nelson's students gave KINDNESS COINS to each classroom in the school for students to earn as they demonstrated kindness. A weekly Kindness Celebration. All the students gathered for a KINDNESS BALLOON LAUNCH. Each class attached notes about kindness to the balloons and had several responses from people that found the balloons. One of the balloons traveled to Saluda and the person who found it contacted the school to let them know how far the message of kindness had traveled. Shown here is Mrs. Nelson's Class leading the students at the Kindness Balloon Launch.
We Love Reading!
Long Cane Primary in Abbeville celebrated Dr. Seuss birthday by having a visit from The Cat in the Hat (Patricia Davis), Thing 1 (Lander University Student Teacher Samantha Vickers), and Thing 2 (Lori Glace). They are shown here reading with some of the kindergarten students. Reading is so much fun!
Immunization Requirements for 2013-2014 School Year
Applications for the 2013 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) are now being accepted
Collecting BoxTops 4 Education at Westwood Elementary
Students at Westwood Elementary continue to collect BoxTops 4 Education to purchase supplies for the art room. Art teacher, Amanda Brown, has turned the collection into a monthly contest. Each month the homeroom with the most BoxTops receives a recess basket full of classroom art supplies and recess equipment. Each basket can be shared with the entire homeroom for the remainder of the school year. The students are doing a wonderful job bringing in the BoxTops. In January, our monthly total was 779 BoxTops and the winning class was Mrs. Bannister's class with 235 BoxTops. For February, our monthly total increased to 1,004 BoxTops and the winning class was Mrs. Moody's 5th grade with 268 BoxTops. WAY TO GO WESTWOOD! Thank you to our parents, students, and teachers for supporting our art program. Please continue to bring in your BoxTops.
Worms ! Worms ! Worms !
Abbeville's Long Cane Primary 5 year old kindergarten students have been learning about Earthworms. The students learned facts about the worms such as that they have 5 hearts. The students researched earthworms, observed the worms and then recorded their findings. Shown here are students in Lori Glace and Andrea Busbee's Class observing and comparing the earthworms. From left to right – Anthony Anderson, A'Niyah Edwards, Eli Garret and Montrellis Rouse.
Music is the Key at JCCE
Students in Joyce Montalvo's 4th and 5th grade music program at John C. Calhoun Elementary School are learning to play music on keyboards. Mrs. Montalvo said, “After students learn notes on the staff they are taught to play Hot Cross Buns on the keyboard. All of the students were able to succeed and sign a sheet saying they could play the tune. This was the students' first attempt, but we will continue playing tunes for weeks to come as the tunes get more challenging.” Mrs. Montalvo's favorite part of teaching her students to play the keyboard is seeing the impact it has on their confidence. “They light up when they realize they have learned the tune they had been working on. When their hand goes up quickly I know they are ready to play for me, and I am given the opportunity to cheer for them. The keyboard unit teaches more than notes and keys, it teaches pride and confidence. Music is the key…in more ways than one.”
JCCE Students Earn Funds for JUMP ROPE FOR THE HEART
Students at John C. Calhoun Elementary School raised over $150.00 dollars for the American Heart Association's JUMP ROPE FOR HEART. Seen here are Paul Hunt and Gracie Dixon jumping rope to earn money for the program.
CTE Valentine Queen and King
Our 2013 Cherokee Trail Valentine King and Queen were crowned at the annual Valentine Dance on February 14th. This year's Queen is Jamaya Boggs and King is Nolan Prince. The other contestants in the contest were Rasia Riveria, Madison Pruitt, Megan Vaughn, India Holloway, Haley Satterfield, Shelby Slatten, Brooke Lyerly, Jenkins Peeler, Bradley Nickles, Trey Nickles, Garrett McClain, and Jay Dilworth. The dance and contest are fundraisers for the field trip fund at CTE. These students raised close to $1000 to go toward this fund which reduces the cost of field trips for all students.
JCCE Students Use New IPads for Volcanic Research
Students in Devada Kimsey's 5th grade science class at John C. Calhoun Elementary School are shown researching volcanoes using IPads. The IPads are recent additions to the school's advanced educational technology capabilities.
Science/Math Night at Cherokee Trail Elementary
Cherokee Trail Elementary celebrated the Science and Math accomplishments of students at their annual Science and Math night on March 5 th . Students in grades 3 through 7 displayed projects on topics from a variety of disciplines including astronomy, chemistry, biology, physics and statistics. Sixth graders solved problems by designing inventions. Pictured are Chandler O'Bannon, Heather Phillips, and Elizabeth Ashley with their invention, new and improved duct tape purses. Cherokee Trail is very proud of all the students who used their math and science skills in innovative ways to participate in this special evening.
Students with Character at Westwood Elementary
During the month of February, Westwood Elementary students learned about the characteristics of “Peace”. Peace can be defined as proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Congratulations students and thank you for being “peaceful”.
Life Cycles at Roper Mountain
3rd grade students from JCCE learning about Life Cycles at Roper Mountain Science Center . Pictured here holding baby mice are (left to right) Alex Chrisley, Kiavonte Mallard, Rusty Chappell and Jaylin Mills .
Abbeville Area Rehab and Wellness Center offering Special Membership Rates for Abbeville County School District employees.
Underage Drinking Survey - Cornerstone Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission and the Abbeville County Coalition for a Healthy Community have received a grant to implement underage drinking prevention activities in Abbeville County. The first step in this process is to gain information about the prevalence of the problem and to assess the needs of the County. As a result, Cornerstone and the Abbeville County Coalition are asking that you complete an anonymous survey to generate information from the community about the problem.