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State Testing Dates

posted Apr 24, 2018, 4:25 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 5:19 AM ]

STATE TESTING WILL START AT 8:10 AM ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

Third Grade State Testing:
ELA Day 1 - May 3
ELA Day 2 - May 4
MATH - May 9

Fourth Grade State Testing:
ELA Day 1 - May 7
ELA Day 2 - May 8
MATH - May 9
SCIENCE - May 10

Fifth Grade State Testing:
ELA Day 1 - May 7
ELA Day 2 - May 8
MATH - May 9
SCIENCE - May 10

*Student may not be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, recording, timing, creating images or storing images. These devices will be collected by the test administrator (teacher) and returned after each test session is completed.

*Doctors' appointments and other out-of-school functions should not be scheduled during testing hours. 

*It is very important for your child to be at school on time on testing dates. Getting a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast will help your child do their very best on the test!


4K (Pre-K) Screenings

posted Mar 15, 2018, 8:15 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 8:15 AM ]

4K (Pre-K) Screenings for 2018-2019 School Year


The School District of Oconee County will hold 4K (Pre-K) screenings on the following dates:


  • February, 23, 2018

  • April 19, 2018

  • April 20, 2018

  • April 21, 2018

  • April 23, 2018

  • April 24, 2018


Parents should schedule a screening appointment for any child that will be 4 years of age on or before    September 1, 2018.


Screening appointments can be obtained beginning January 22 by calling 864-886-4503.  


The location for all screenings will be Oconee Academy, 177 Razorback Lane, Walhalla, SC 29691.


Parents should be prepared to bring the following items to the child’s screening appointment:


  • Child’s state issued (long form) birth certificate

  • Child’s social security card

  • Child’s Medicaid card or parent/guardian Proof of Income

(If your child does not receive Medicaid, proof of income for both parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required. This includes step-parents if they assume responsibility. Proof of income can be W2 forms, income tax forms, or pay stubs.)

  • Driver’s license or identification card of parent(s)/guardian(s)

  • Proof of residency (a utility bill with parent/guardian’s name and home address or a lease agreement)

  • Child’s immunization form or Religious Exemption Certificate (provided by the Health Department)

  • Legal documentation as it pertains to the child (such as custody, court, safety plans, etc.), if applicable


Due to the district’s limited number of 4K (Pre-K) programs, screening does not ensure a child’s placement in a 4K (Pre-K) program. However, a child cannot be placed in a 4K (Pre-K) program unless he or she is screened.  


Children who meet eligibility requirements can attend 4K free, as long as space is available.  If openings are available after all eligible children have been placed, there may be an option for fee-based students to attend 4K.


AG SCIENCE NIGHT

posted Mar 8, 2018, 8:07 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 8:07 AM ]

Mark your calendars!!  Our school's first AG Science Night will be on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 PM. We will be serving a free meal this night to our families! Please RSVP by Friday, March 16, 2018 if you family will be joining us. We will be giving meal tickets at the door. Thank you!

February is American Heart Health Month!

posted Feb 5, 2018, 9:13 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 9:13 AM ]

About Heart Disease in Women
There’s a lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but one area in particular where women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. But there’s a leadership role just waiting for women like you to pounce on: Leading the charge to end this deadly foe once and for all.
Unfortunately, many women are either unaware of the symptoms to pay attention to or may attribute their symptoms as due to other causes. For instance, that pain in your jaw, neck or back? Don’t assume it‘s just from the gym or a little extra stress. They could be symptoms of a heart attack .
Enough with the Bad News      
In this section you’ll hear stories from more women who Go Red, and learn out how you can join them in this fight. We’ll arm you with the facts about heart disease and dispel some myths, tell you what symptoms to look out for, offer tips on how to cope with the disease and provide the latest research to beat and treat heart disease. Because knowledge is power, and the more you know, the easier it is for you to win.
Let’s Wipe Out Heart Disease Together
This is the leadership role you were born to take on. The strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. So, what do you say? Are you ready to jump in and join the fight? We hope so. Because together, we can put an end to heart disease.
Women, it’s time to Go Red.  Click on the links below for more information!

Jump Rope For Heart

posted Jan 19, 2018, 10:10 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 10:10 AM ]

At Home Project for a Snow Day/Delay!

 

As you know, our school is supporting the American Heart Association by participating in Jump Rope For Heart and/or Hoops For Heart!  This is a valuable community service program that teaches our students about heart health, while raising important funds to support research and medical advances to fight America’s #1 and #3 killers, heart disease and stroke.  Our school event is quickly approaching and there looks like there is some bad weather in the forecast!  Here are some ways you can support our event at home during a snow day/delay:


Join Our Online Team:  Create your own webpages and send emails to spread AHA awareness and ask for support.  For JRFH, visit www.heart.org/jump  For HFH, visit www.heart.org/hoops  then click on “Student Sign Up” It’s fun, safe and easy! 

Spanish Story Time at the Public Library

posted Jan 10, 2018, 6:59 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 7:00 AM ]

This year the story time will be completely in Spanish in the hopes that more families will be comfortable in coming to the library for an event held just for them.

January 24 at Walhalla with Raquel

February 28 at Seneca with Olivia

March 28 at Westminster with Esther

April 25 at Walhalla with Esther

Subway Night

posted Jan 5, 2018, 7:10 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:10 AM ]

Our next Subway School Spirit Night will be Wednesday, January 10th at the Westminster Subway. Please support our school on this night by letting the employees at Subway know you are there for Westminster Elementary School!  Westminster Elementary will get ten percent of the sales that night from 5:00-9:00 PM.

Martin Luther King Holiday

posted Jan 5, 2018, 7:00 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:01 AM ]

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Early Dismissal - December 20

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:02 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 will be a half day for students. Elementary Schools will dismiss at 11:00 AM.

Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:45 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 10:45 AM ]

School's will be closed November 22, 23, 24 for Thanksgiving break. Student's will return on Monday, November 27th.

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