LES Kindergarten Students Celebrate
Being 100 Days Smarter!!!
The Lilesville Elementary School Kindergarten Staff and Students celebrated being 100 days smarter on February 10, 2014. LES Teachers Mrs. Tina Currie and Mrs. Sammi Williams read books about the 100th day theme and planned activities for the day. The 100th day of school allowed the teachers to provide integrated activities to help child discover and use important math concepts pertaining to 100. As students investigated, read, wrote, discussed, evaluated, and interpreted 100 across the curriculum, they learned how to do several things. This included how to read and write numbers, arrange number in numerical order, skip count by twos, fives, and tens, sort and classify objects, recognize and compare patterns, use "manipulatives" and measuring devices to determine how much and how many, and communicate and interpret math concepts through discussion, writing, illustrations, and models.
LES Teacher Assistants Mrs. Sharon Jones and Ms. Jacki Rivers assisted students with activities for the day including making a 100 piece snack, writing numbers to 100 by 10, painting 100 fingerprints, jumping for 100 seconds, playing with 100 balloons for 100 seconds, and popping 100 balloons.
The LES Kindergarten Students also worked to complete 100 acts of kindness during the day and a heart tree was decorated showing the acts. At the end of the day, the students enjoyed cupcakes and a juice to complete their celebration!
New March Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Make-up Days Have Been Announced!!!
Due to the recent snow days, the following dates have been named as full-instructional days:
As of today, spring break has been left intact! Additional adjustments to the schedule may be necessary if there is additional inclement weather.
- February 17, 2014
- March 6, 2014 (will be a full day for elementary schools. Parent Conference times will be determined at a later date.)
- March 28, 2014
- April 11, 2014 (will be a full day)
- (Special Note: A decision has not been made pertaining to May 26, 2014. The decision will be based on instructional needs and other missed days.)
Forces and Motion at Planetarium
Fifth grade students recently visited the Rotary Planetarium to engage in activities related to their current unit of forces and motion. While there, they built and launched model rockets, balanced twelve nails on one nail, and stood on top of a dozen eggs.
Lilesville Elementary School
Honor Roll for the Second Nine Weeks
“A” Honor Roll
Joshua Grantham, Camryn Hines, Kevion Pemberton, Rayne Reid, Madalyn Wright
Rachel Auman, Quenton Carmartie, Sam Ingram, Noah Ratliff, Garrett Sikes, Steven Taylor, Carson Williams, Hanna Williams
Beyonka Berry, Sarah Burr, Erin McIntyre, Kaeley Whitlock
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“A/B” Honor Roll
Makajzyiha Bennett, Trudy Bennett, Hannah Bolick, Caden Clarke, Caleb Goodwin, Kaylie Goodwin, Jamarion Hamilton, Parker Lee, Peyton Pratt, Nigel Ratliff, MaKayla Williams
Cormelia Ingram, Tracy Lucas, Leah McLeod, Alyssa Simon, Ariel Smith-Christian, Trenton Smith, Tyler Streater, Abby Wright
Ethan Currie, Elizabeth Fowler, Bryson Jackson, Nakayla Robinson, Kania Sturdivant, Shania Sturdivant, Jaqula Sellers, Dylan Sims, Jesse Usrey, Jessica Williams
Jakira Brown, Kalista Burr, Kendall Caulkins, Hannah Goodson, Adaejianna Hamilton, Brianna Little, Shamryia Lowery, Kiary Reyes-Garcia, Dillon Whitlock, Brianna Williams
Upcoming Dates of Interest
March 3 - Read Across America Day
March 6 - Will be a full-instructional day!
March 17 - School Improvement Team Meeting at 5:30pm
March 17 - PTO Meeting 6:00pm
March 17 - Parent Education Workshop (Social Studies) 6:30pm
March 28 - Full-Instructional School Day (snow make-up day)
March 28 - Kindergarten Registration
April 4 - Spring Picture Day
LES Spelling Bee!
Anyie B. did a great job representing LES in the
ACS District Level Spelling Bee!
The photo is of Anyie, Mr. Freeman, and Ms. M. Currie after the Bee
on Wednesday, January 15th!
LES is proud of you Anyie!
LES Field Trip!
Fourth Grade students recently visited the Town Creek Indian Mound in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. They toured the Indian Mound after completing a unit of study in Social Studies about Native Americans that inhabited the lands of North Carolina and how different ethnic groups have influenced culture, customs, and the history of North Carolina. The students were able to visit the Meeting House and burial grounds, and watched demonstrations about hunting tools used in years past by North Carolina Native Americans. The students also participated in creating a piece of pinched pottery to take home with them. Shown here are Fourth Grade students accompanied by teachers Ms. Monica Currie, Mr. Thomas Martin, Mrs. Sharon Belcher, and Teacher Assistant and Bus Driver Ms. Jacki Rivers.
Students in fourth grade recently finished a unit on electromagnets. The students participated in an experiment where they created an electromagnet with a battery, nail, copper wire, paper clips, and a battery cell. Research was done to see how to make the magnet stronger using different materials. The strength was determined by how many paper clips were able to be picked up with the electromagnet.
It was positively electrifying!
LES PTO Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to the $250 Cash Winner Kindergartener
Dawson Greene and his mom! (left)
Congratulations to the $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card Winner,
David Blount! (bottom right)
Congratulations to the $25 McDonalds Gift Card Winner,
Evonne Burr (top right)
Thanks to everyone who helped make the LES Raffle
a huge success!
Our students really appreciate all of your help!
6th Grade Surprise!
These happy faces were some of the students treated to a 6th grade Surprise Dance and Social Time
for meeting all academic and behavioral expectations last week! Congratulations to each of these students!
LES 5th Graders
Rotary Planetarium Visit
Fifth grade students visited the planeterium and participated in many activities
related to their unit on ecosystems. They looked at animal specimens and tried to
guess what ecosystem or biome they were from. They played ecosystems bingo
and built three different ecosystems to take back and observe in their classroom.
The students especially enjoyed the frog dissection part of the visit. They looked
at the body systems of the frog and how it is adapted to a particular biome or ecosystem.
Making Good Choices with the Wacky Professor
Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, visited Lilesville Elementary School with their acclaimed production of Professor Parsnip’s Lab of Healthy Choices. This presentation had Wacky Professor Parsnip taking the audience on an adventure through science, teaching lessons on making good choices in diet, exercise, and environment along the way. The program included exciting experiments that reinforced healthy habits and good character traits. The production was sponsored by The Anson County Arts Council.
LES is proud of
a 1st grade Panther
for his submission in the
North Carolina School Board Association
Student Poster Contest
"What's Super About Public Schools?"
Way to go Ian!
Box Tops for Education!
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We Walked In!
Here are just a few of the Lilesville Elementary School Staff members that "walked into school" not out on Monday, November 4th, and are on top of the world for public education!
Pictured from left to right are Mr. Sherman Cash, LES Principal Ms. Maresa Dutton Phillips, Mrs. Sammi Williams, Mrs. Lynn Sheppard, Mrs. Deborah Gathings, Ms. Katie Gaddy, Mrs. Monica Williamson, Mrs. Debbie Griffin, and Mr. Benny Harris. November 4, 2013