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Our District News

Play Safe Hosts Sports Seminar for Parents

PlaySafe and Dr. Chris Clemow will host a free seminar for parents on sports-related concussions. Learn about the dangers and risks of a concussion and what to do if your child suffers one.  The seminar will be held Monday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital located at 2000 East Greenville St. Anderson, SC. in the Peggy G. Deane Community Rooms. The Serious Side of Sports will be presented by Dr. Chris Clemow of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Association. Click here to view informational flyer.
 
A light meal will be served. To register, please call 864.512.6255. 

 


Townville Elementary Awarded $3500 Grant to Combat Childhood Obesity

The Society of Health and Physical Educators- SHAPE America- awarded Townville Elementary as one of 60 elementary and middle schools across the country with a grant from the Voya Run For Something Better school awards program.  Through the Run for Something Better program, Townville students can download unique running lesson plans developed by SHAPE America, as well as, other program materials that will aid in the development of running skills.  As part of Voya’s commitment to education, the program advocates curbing childhood obesity through prevention, teaching students early on about the benefits of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.   For more information visit orangelaces.com 
 


ANDERSON FOUR’S RATINGS REFLECT EXCELLENCE

Superintendent Lee D’Andrea announced the release of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) federal accountability (school and district letter grades) and state test results (PASS and HSAP) showing gains and academic excellence across the board.  Specifically, with higher targets for performance, District Four schools improved their ratings with five A’s and one B demonstrating significantly improved student performance on most state accountability measures.
 “This achievement is evidence of our collective commitment to students’ success,” said Superintendent Dr. Lee D’Andrea.  “It is the result of dedicated work and focus on the part of the students, their families, and our teachers.  The As and Bs indicate we have an outstanding school system; our community can be very proud of this.”  Click here for full press release.
 


Pride of Pendleton Marching Band Takes Upper State Title

The Pride of Pendleton traveled to Boiling Springs on Saturday to compete in the SCBDA AA Upper State Championship. The band placed first out of 16 groups and qualified for next week's State Championship. This is the band program's 11th Upper State Championship.

Please congratulate the students on their accomplishment and wish them luck as they prepare for state this week and come out to support the Bulldogs at State.  This year the competition will be hosted at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC.  The Pride of Pendleton is set to play at 3:30 with the awards ceremony immediately following.
 

 RMS All-State Choir Shines Bright Saturday 

Congratulations to Leah Durham, Choral Director at Riverside Middle, and her honored students in their outstanding performance on Saturday, October 11th at Anderson University. 18 students from ASD4 were selected last spring to be members of the elite  2014 South Carolina Junior High All-State Choir.  These 7th-9th graders learned challenging music this fall and rehearsed with distinguished conductors last weekend with fellow singers from around the state. They gave a wonderful concert on Saturday; we are very proud of these talented young musicians!
 
Top row:  Rachel Martin, Katie Shirley, Emma Stone, Alyssa Grant, Taylor Batson, Chloe Standridge, Jareth Grace
Middle Row:  Eve Holbrooks, Alexis Morehead, Natalie Mullinax, Liyah Lee, Lilli VanDyke, Mercedes Gaines, Laycie Greene
Front Row:  Chris Gladson, Jerrod Garton, John Ammons, Airk Grace
 
Local Options Sales Tax (1 Penny) for Education
On November 4, 2014, voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against a sales tax referendum. The purpose of the referendum is to reduce property tax and debt service and provide school improvement funds. Learn more about this sales tax referendum and how it impacts Anderson School District 4.
S.C. Department of Education Invites Public to Review Instructional Materials
The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 10, 2014, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

The materials are in the following subject areas: Social Studies, Secondary - Advanced Placement Human Geography and Elementary - Cursive Writing, Grades 3-5.

This year, the South Carolina Department of Education will conduct a virtual public review of the student materials for each recommended program from October 10 through November 10, 2014. Access to the web links for each proposed program and the Public Review Comment Form is available on the web at www.mysctextbooks.com under “What’s New.” State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.
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