Southard Named Principal of Mount Lebanon Elementary
Elliott Southard, Principal at Chastain Road Elementary School in Pickens County, has been named principal of Mount Lebanon Elementary School. Mr. Southard will succeed Mona Fleming who served in this role for the past seven years. The Anderson School District 4 Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation at its board meeting on March 10, 2014. The district received 27 applications for the position from a diverse pool of candidates, including seasoned administrators. Read more...
JetToy Challenge 2014
On Friday, February 28th students from both La France and Mount Lebanon Elementary schools competed in this year’s JetToy Challenge. Students competed at D.W. Daniel High School along with students from Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. This is the second year our students have participated in the challenge sponsored by A World in Motion, which is a program that brings science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to life in the classroom. The JetToy Challenge event tasks students to create a balloon-powered toy car that meets specific performance criteria like; travels far, carries weight, or goes fast. Jet propulsion, friction, air resistance, and design are the core scientific concepts students explore in this challenge. The Art Car designed by La France Elementary students, Bridget Barns, Thai Robison, and Julianna Hernandez, won 1st Place. Also attending the event from La France Elementary were Marshall Gilmer, Colee Martin, and Gabe Allen. Mount Lebanon Elementary participants included Trail Martin, Brayden Bannister, and Joseph Wiles. <click here for additional photo>
ASD4 Schools Participate in the SC Walk to School Event
All Anderson School District Four schools participated in the SC Walk to School Day event on March 5, 2014. The event is part of the district's Green Zone initiative, where students can earn rewards for participating in fitness events and making wise nutritional choices. The next scheduled event is the Pendleton Pride in Motion Health and Heritage 5K Walkathon & History Tour which will be held April 12, 2014.
Congratulations to our Elementary Schools, LaFrance, Mt. Lebanon, Pendleton and Townville, and also to Riverside Middle School for qualifying for the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament. The elementary schools will be shooting on March 27 against 21 other schools from across the state. Riverside Middle School will shoot on March 28 against the other top 12 middle schools from across South Carolina. Good luck to all out teams and coaches!
SCBDA Region Two Honors Band
Members of the Pendleton High School and Riverside Middle School Bands were recently selected to the 2014 SCBDA Region Two Honors Band. In order to earn their seat in the band, these students underwent a rigorous audition process and competed against 1,500 middle and high school students from across the region. Students performed in the SCBDA Region Two Honors Band Concert on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center. Mr. Chris Moss is the director of bands at Pendleton High School, and Ms. Maggie Walters is the director of bands at Riverside Middle School.
Pictured from left to right:
Row 1: Natasia Galloway, Ashlyn Wilson, Grace Hickman, Natalie Ramirez, Darmela Maddex, Jada Fortner
Row 2: Matthew Blanton, E Long, Savana Monsche Wilson, Sarah Boyle
Row 3: Kevin Reed, Katie Evans, Austin Rose, Brock Horton
Model United Nations Award
Students from Pendleton Elementary and Riverside Middle School went to Atlanta to represent our district in the regional Model United Nations. In preparation for the convention, students were required to do extensive research about their assigned country and the problems that needed to be solved. During the convention, students worked with other country representatives to write resolutions to solve some of our world’s largest problems. Only three students in the advanced level earned awards for their research, communication skills, and displaying the passion that brought people together to solve the problems being addressed. The Honorable Mention award went to our very own Emily Ladines. Congratulations Emily!
Elementary Open Enrollment Opens March 1st
Open enrollment option for parents of elementary-aged students will be open during the month of March. 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 March 1- 31st. 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 2014-15 school year will be made by June 30, 2014. 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 March 31, 2014. A student who has previously been granted Open Enrollment does not need to re-apply unless his/her address has changed. The conditions of the Open Enrollment contract are still in effect. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joanne Avery (403-2002) or Chris Hanak (403-2036).