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Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 23-26th

posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:47 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 10:47 AM ]

  • Tuesday:  Wear RED DAY-Wear RED to KICK OFF Red Ribbon Week!
  • Wednesday:  Camo Day-Wear your camouflage and be all you can be! Be drug & bully free!
  • Thursday:  Crazy Sock Day-Wear crazy socks and sock it to drugs & bullies!
  • Friday:  Rock Star Day-Wear your rock star outfit to rock and roll and be drug and bully free!

Christmas Ornament Fundraiser

posted Oct 16, 2018, 10:05 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 10:07 AM ]

These ornaments are great gift ideas at $12.00 per ornament. The ornaments will include your child's name and year. Each ornament is hand painted at Glazed. Please make checks out to Westminster Elementary. See attached order form below.

Fall Pictures - Sept. 19

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:33 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 8:34 AM ]

Our Fall Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19.

Grandparent's Day Breakfast

posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:58 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 7:58 AM ]

We would like to invite all grandparent's of our students to a breakfast in your honor! We want to recognize the important role you play in the lives of our children and invite you into our school. This breakfast will be split between the following two days:  Thursday, September 13 (Pre-K - 1st Grades) and Friday, September 14 (2nd - 5th Grades). The breakfast will start at 7:15 am on both days. The cost of breakfast is $2.20 and you may pay in the cafeteria. Those with multiple grandchildren can eat with all on either day, YOU PICK! If grandparents are not able to attend, we invite you to send another special adult with your child. Parking lot at front of school is reserved for those with a Handicap Sticker.

Watermelon Welcome (Meet the Teacher Night)

posted Aug 8, 2018, 1:40 PM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 1:40 PM ]

Join us for Watermelon Welcome (Meet the Teacher Night) on Thursday, August 16th from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!

State Testing Dates

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


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.


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  For HFH, visit  then click on “Student Sign Up” It’s fun, safe and easy! 

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