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Our District News
ASD4 Honored in DC for Fighting Childhood Obesity
(Washington, DC) September 12, 2014– The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, recognized La France Elementary, Pendleton Elementary, Townville Elementary, Riverside Middle School and Pendleton High School with a 2014 National Healthy Schools Award for transforming their environment into a healthier place. The schools received this award at the Alliance’s 2014 Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on September 13.  Additionally, this summer Dr. Joanne Avery, Deputy Superintendent, was one of 29 school leaders from across the country to be honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for leadership in creating healthier school environments for students and staff. Each year the Alliance selects a handful of its most effective champions to serve as School Ambassadors—motivating and leading students and staff toward healthier school environments and serving as national spokespeople for the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program. “We enthusiastically welcome these hardworking individuals as our School Ambassadors,” said Dr. Howell Wechsler, Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “The determination and drive they have displayed in their local communities have positioned them on the frontlines of the fight against childhood obesity, and we look forward to supporting them in their new roles as national leaders for children's health.”   click here for complete story

 
SC Education Oversight Committee Survey
South Carolina is committed to ensuring our students have the highest academic standards so they are prepared to succeed in college, career and beyond.  Act 200, as passed by the SC General Assembly, requires a cyclical review of the current academic standards in ELA and mathematics before January 1, 2015.  The goal of the review is to guarantee that SC students have college and career readiness standards for school year 2015-16 and beyond.  The public is invited to share their thoughts on the current standards via this website before September 30, 2014.  Public input will be collected and shared with members of the SC Education Oversight Committee as well as the SC State Board of Education.  Visit http//scstandards.org/ to complete the survey.

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Dr. Tom Dobbins Recognized for Participating in State Level Training
Dr. Tom Dobbins earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2013 - 2014 Boardmanship Institute.  He was presented his Level 2 certificate of achievement and lapel pin at the Anderson School District Four’s board meeting on August 11, 2014.
 
SCSBA Boardmanship Institute, established in 1982, offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national educational issues. Workshops focus on school law, advocacy and legislation, improving board operations, leadership for improving student achievement, and other timely topics. Points for each level are accrued annually from July through June for participation in statewide conferences and training provided onsite in their districts.
 
Pendleton Elementary's Lilley and Burdette Earn Top District Honors
Pendleton – Pendleton Elementary School's Kim Lilley has been named Anderson School District Four's 2014-15 District Teacher of the Year.  Announcement of Ms. Lilley’s selection was made during Anderson Four's opening day festivities at Pendleton High School today, August 13, 2014.   As the district winner, Ms. Lilley will compete for 2015-16 state honors to be announced in April 2015.  Also receiving district honors from Pendleton Elementary School was Tonya Burdette, the district’s 2014-15 Support Employee of the Year.  Ms. Burdette has served as a teacher assistant in special needs classrooms in Anderson 4 for eleven years.  Currently, she assists in Ms. Lilley’s classroom at Pendleton Elementary School.
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Joanne S. Avery Honored for Advancing School Health Movement
 The Alliance for a Healthier Generation announces Joanne S. Avery as a 2014 National School Ambassador. Avery is one of 29 school leaders from across the country honored for her leadership in creating healthy school environments for students and staff. These individuals comprise an expert team that helps schools improve access to healthy meals, snacks, and beverages and daily physical activity.  Dr. Howell Wechsler, Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation states, “The determination and drive they have displayed in their local communities have positioned them on the frontlines of the fight against childhood obesity, and we look forward to supporting them in their new roles as national leaders for children's health.”  <Click here for complete story> 



District Four Teachers of the Year
 
Congratulations to the Teachers selected as their school's Teacher of the Year for 2014-15!

Announcement of the district winners will be made at Anderson Four's opening day festivities in August.   

Support Employees of the Year

Anderson School District Four is proud to announce the names of those employees selected
as candidates for Sup
port Employee of the Year for 2014-15.  


Announcement of the district winners will be made at Anderson Four's opening day festivities in August

RMS Archery Competes in Nationals

On May 9, the Riverside Middle School Archery Team traveled to Louisville, KY to compete at the NASP National Tournament. In the first year of existence, the team qualified for the NASP National Tournament by winning the state championship at the SC Archery in the Schools Tournament. On Saturday, May 11 at 10:30, the RMS Archery Team shot their flight and improved on their overall score from the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament by 40 points. The team scored a total of 3,222 points and placed 41st out of 197 schools. The NASP National Tournament set another Guinness World Record for the largest archery tournament ever held worldwide. The tournament had 10,443 archers compete at a total of 343 targets with 2 archers at each target. With almost 700 archers shooting at one time, the tournament was spread out over three days. The RMS Archery Team is represented by sixth graders Ana Durham (LES), Olivia Ladines (TES), Samantha Pierce (TES), Porter McLeod (LES) and Jentry Whitfield (MLES); seventh graders Chloe Burdette, Abbey Gillespie, Carli Hines, Taylor Hines, Zoe Long, Chloe Standridge, Jae Cox, Nick Degroot, Quentin Gilstrap, Dylan Pierce; eighth graders Hayley Crawford, Alexis Johnston, Alli Miller, Victoria Richards and Kevin Reed. Coaches Jeff Terry and Stephen Brock, along with Riverside Middle School, would like to thank the archers, parents and the Anderson and Pendleton communities for their continued support of the NASP program and the archery teams.

ASD4's First Year Teacher Institute Graduates
Anderson Four's first year teachers and their mentors were honored at a special celebration held on April 21, 2014.  Nine first year teachers successfully completed the district's Induction Institute.  Superintendent Dr. Lee D'Andrea and Board Chairman Dr. Tom Dobbins were on hand to acknowledge the achievement and hard work of these teachers.




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