Lexington County School District Three's schools and offices will be closed April 14-18 for Easter Break.
Board of Trustees Extends Superintendent's Letter of Agreement
The Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees voted unanimously on April 8, 2014 to extend Dr. J. Chester Floyd’s Letter of Agreement until June 30, 2015. Dr. Floyd accepted the Board’s decision and thanked them for their support and confidence. Since assuming the role of superintendent, Dr. Floyd has worked with district and school administrators to make real strides in improving the level of instruction at all of schools and employees are working together to help students reach their potential. Dr. Floyd is excited about the direction that the District is taking and knows great things will happen for our students and our school district.
Dr. Floyd came to Lexington Three as interim superintendent in late July 2009 with over 44 years of service in public education. In December 2009, the Board of Trustees voted to have Dr. Floyd serve as superintendent until June 30, 2011. Dr. Floyd’s Letter of Agreement was then extended to June 30, 2012. In 2012, his Letter of Agreement was extended until June 30, 2014.
B-L BAND NOW SELLING RADA CUTLERY
B-L Band is now selling Rada Cutlery as its latest fundraiser for the 2015 London New Year’s Day trip. The sale will be held through April 21st. A wide variety of cutlery, specialty items, serving/cooking utensils, cookbooks, stoneware, soy wax candles, dips, soups and cheeseballs are available.
Rada Cutlery has been selling quality cutlery for over 65 years and all products are made in the USA. All items may be viewed by going to www.RadaCutlery.com or by contacting one of the B-L Band members or Boosters to view a catalog.
To view a catalog or place an order, please contact any B-L Band member or Booster member or email Kim Feaster, fundraising chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All orders are greatly appreciated by the band and band boosters
BOJANGLES’ HONORS LOCAL DISTRICT TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
Bojangles’ and S.C. future Minds celebrate four District Teachers of the Year at the event and treated the teachers, as well as their colleagues, friends, family and students to Bojangles’ made-from-scratch biscuits, hand-breaded chicken, Legendary Iced Tea and other delicious fixin’s. Each District Teacher of the Year and her guests receive a $5 Bjoangles’ gift card too. Those honored included:
Bojangles’ is a major sponsor of the Teacher of the Year program, which is designed to support teachers across the state making a positive impact of their students and future of South Carolina through their commitment to education. This year, Bojangles’ will donate nearly 3,000 books in honor of the 2014 District Teachers of the Year.
:We are thankful for the hard work of South Carolina’s outstanding educators and happy for the opportunity to show our gratitude through our partnership with South Carolina Future Minds,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Clifton Rutledge. “Bojangles’ has been a part of communities across the state for many years. We’re proud to celebrate the 2014 South Carolina District Teachers of the year at Bojangles’ from the upstate to the Lowcountry this spring and we look forward to continuing the celebration during Teacher Appreciation Month in May.”
South Carolina is home to 700,000 students, 50,000 teachers and nearly 1,200 schools in its public education system. Since 2010, Bojangles’ has donated more than, 12,000 books to public schools and raised nearly $60,000 in support of a better learning experience for the state’s public school students. Bojangles’ is also the founding sponsor of Teacher Appreciation Month and will kick off a statewide fundraising campaign in May.
NEW FUNDING PLANS FOR 2014-15
Lexington County School District Three is in the process of writing new funding plans for the 2014-2015 school year. The programs include Title I, Title II, and Title III. Anyone with suggestions or recommendations on how the funds should be spent is encouraged to contact Frances Bouknight at the District Office (803-532-1742).
HALL, ROEVER SELECTED TO ATTEND SCIENCE P.L.U.S. INSTITUTE
Each school district that submitted applicants is represented by at least one teacher chosen to attend the Institute. In the Institute’s 22-year history, over 4,000 public school science teachers have participated in Science P.L.U.S. classes.
The courses for the 2014 Science P.L.U.S. Institute include 6 different one-week classes in weather, earth science, life science, space, and physical science. Mrs. Hall will participate in the Physical Science 6 class, while Mr. Roever will attend the Space Science 8 class. Classes are built around specific grade levels corresponding to the South Carolina Science academic Standards for grades 1-12. Institute courses encourage teachers to incorporate math and language arts skills into their science lessons and to look for opportunities to make science connections when teaching other disciplines.
A major goal of the Science P.L.U.S. Institute is to provide teachers the resources needed to do hands-on science activities with their students. Each participant receives science materials and supplies to duplicate lessons learned. These materials extend the Institute into the state’s classrooms by empowering teachers with new tools for teaching science. New skills, enhanced content knowledge, and tested ideas shared by other teachers enable Science P.L.U.S. participants to return to their classrooms with confidence and renewed enthusiasm for science instruction.
South Carolina EIA Funds are generated by the fifth penny of sales tax on each dollar. The Science P.L.U.S. Institute is only one of many programs throughout the state supported by these sales tax funds.
PANTHER GARDEN FLAGS ON SALE NOW
With the first day of spring upon us, it is time to start thinking about beautifying our yards and continuing to show our PANTHER SPIRIT!
Fortunately, the B-L Band Boosters have provided a way for us to do both – by purchasing one of their Panther garden flags to display in our yards!
The flags are $15 and are a great way for us to show our support of all of our Panthers throughout the seasons!
If you would like to purchase one of the beautiful garden flags, please contact one of the B-L Band Boosters, a B-L band student, or email BLHS Band Director, Dustin King at email@example.com with your contact information and he will have one of the Band Boosters or one of the band students contact you.
Please remember that our band is raising funds to help them travel to London in December to participate in the New Year’s Day parade, so any and all support is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance for your support of our students!
2014-15 DISTRICT THREE CALENDAR INFORMATION
August 11, 2014 Teachers Return
August 12 and 15, 2014 Professional Development/Workdays for Teachers
August 13 and 14, 2014 Teacher Workday
August 14, 2014 Student-Parent Orientation at all schools 5:30-7:30 p.m.
August 18, 2014 First Day of Semester for K4 -12 grades
September 1, 2014 Labor Day Holiday
October 21, 2014 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
October 228, 2014 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
November 4, 2014 Election Day Holiday
November 26-28, 2014 Thanksgiving Holidays
December 19, 2014 Half Day for Students
December 22-January 2, 2015 Christmas Holidays
January 5, 2015 Teacher Workday/No Students
January 6, 2015 Professional Development Day/No Students
January 7, 2015 Student Return to School/Second Semester Begins
January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 13, 2015 Teacher Work Day
February 16, 2015 Holiday/Bad Weather Make-Up Day
March 20, 2015 Holiday/Bad Weather Make-Up Day
April 3, 2015 Holiday/Bad Weather Make-Up Day
April 6-10, 2015 Easter Break
May 25, 2015 Memorial Day Holiday
May 29, 2015 Graduation
June 2 & 3, 2015 Half Day for Students
June 3, 2015 Last Day of School for K4 – 11Grade Students
June 4, 2015 Workday for Teachers
Monthly Early Release/Common Planning dates for the 2014-15 school year are as follows:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The 2014-15 Lexington Three calendar will be provided to parents on the first day of school and is posted to the District’s website under the heading of “Calendars.”
K4 and K5 Enrollment to be held on May 7
4 and 5 Year Old KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten Enrollment will be held at Batesburg-Leesville Primary School on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the school’s lower commons area. For a child to be enrolled in the four year old class he/she must be four years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2014, and for a child to be enrolled in the five-year-old class he/she must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2014.
The following items will be required at enrollment.
CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ENROLLED WITHOUT ALL FOUR ITEMS. Please get your documents ready now.1. State or Military Birth Certificate from Bureau of Vital Statistics
2. S.C. Certificate of Immunization (available from Health Department)
3. Social Security Card
4. Proof of Residency in Lexington County School District Three (power bill, phone bill, etc. with parent’s or guardian’s name and street , not P.O. Box, address) and a copy of picture id with the same address as the proof of residency
Remember that students currently in K-4 and K-5 will automatically be enrolled and children do not need to attend enrollment on May 7.
For more information, please contact the school office, 803-532-4452.
Lexington County School District Three does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, immigrant status or English speaking status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.
504 Coordinator, Mr. Bill Harbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Title IX Coordinator, Judy Turner Fox (email@example.com)
Lexington County School District Three
338 West Columbia Avenue
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006