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District Announcements
Local Newspaper Publishes Article on Our District Going Digital

The Anderson Independent published an article on June 18th conveying the excitement of Anderson 4 students and teachers to our district going digital. Beginning in August, students in grades 3-12 will have a Chromebook and students in grade 5-12 will be able to take their Chromebooks home during the school year. The article also conveyed the research and preparations that preceded the rollout.  The entire article may be read at Anderson County School District Goes Digital.
 

 
Free Summer Meals!

FREE healthy meals to all children 18 years old and younger and persons 19 years old or older with physical or mental disabilities that are enrolled in school.

Children get the food they need to learn, play and grow
when school is not in session.



PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
7324 Highway 187, Anderson
June 8 - August 7, 2015
Breakfast 7:45-8:45 and Lunch 11:00 - 12:15 Monday-Friday

LA FRANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
550 Williams Street, Pendleton
June 15 - July 31, 2015  (except July 6-9)
Breakfast 7:45-8:45 and Lunch 12:00-12:30 Monday-Thursday

 
1:World Mobile Learning Device Initiative
1: World is Anderson 4’s mobile learning initiative that will equip every student in grades 3-12 with a Chromebook for instructional use by August 2016. In anticipation of the 1:World roll out, Anderson 4’s Technology and Instructional Services Team would like to join parents in preparing our students for this exciting technology integration. Parent meetings have been set up at all of the schools. Parents are welcome to attend whichever meeting location and time is most convenient with their schedule. We look forward to sharing both important details and available resources as the roll out begins in 2015.  Parent Protection Plan Agreement Form for Take-Home Devices, 1:World Mobile Learning Guide for Take-Home Devices, Free Local WiFi Access Locations and 1:World Information Card.
RMS Archery Team wins BACK-TO-BACK State Titles
Riverside Middle School started their archery team last year and has already won two state championships. This year’s team returned 13 archers from last year’s team and added some of the top archers from the elementary schools. The team had very high expectations to do very well this year. With their first competition on March 3, the team won the SC Archery in the Schools Region 1 Tournament. The Region 1 Tournament had six of the top eight middle schools that qualified for the state tournament. On March 26, the team traveled to Sumter, SC and competed in the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament. The RMS Archery Team won the state tournament for the second year in a row with a record score of 3,285 points. Dylan Pierce also finished as the second place male with a score of 288 points. Next on the schedule for the archery team is the National Archery in the Schools National Tournament in Louisville, KY on May 7-9. With the great score the team posted at the state tournament, they enter the national tournament as the seventeenth place team in the nation. The team has a very good chance at winning the NASP National Championship. Good luck RMS Archery Team and GO DOGS!
 
New Measures for Student Success in SC
ACT Aspire, ACT Workkeys and The ACT will be administered to students next month. Is your child ready? ACT, Inc. explains in this letter to parents and students why these tests are important and how to prepare for them:http://1.usa.gov/1HXZPtK #TestReadySC
 
ASD4 Takes Top Score

ASD4 takes top score at the SC NASP Region 1 Regional Tournament yesterday in both the Elementary and Middle divisions.  ASD4 proudly hosted their first annual regional archery tournament at the Anderson Civic Center yesterday as 23 teams from across the region competed to qualify for the upcoming South Carolina 10th Annual Archery in the Schools State Tournament.   La France Elementary won 1st place with a score of 2817.  Townville Elementary won 3rd place scoring 2603; followed by Mount Lebanon Elementary and Pendleton Elementary in the 4th and 6th place standings.  Riverside Middle took 1st place in their division with the overall highest score of the tournament at 3268.  The tournament was a huge success not only in competitive score standings for our teams but also for our district in their professionalism in hosting such a great regional event.  For complete team standings and individual archer scores please click here

All ASD4 Archery Teams have qualified and are advancing to the State Competition.  Please come out and support our archers at the State Tournament on March 25th and 26th at the Sumter Civic Center.  For details click here.

 
School Announcements
Back to School Dates

RMS Registration
Thursday, August 6, 2015  10:00AM - 6:00PM

First Day for Students  Tuesday, August 18, 2015
 

 
RMS Contestant at National Spelling Bee
Emily Ladines had an exciting Spelling Bee journey this year.  She won the school Spelling Bee, the Regional Spelling Bee, and then advanced to participate in the National Spelling Bee.  She traveled with her family to the National Bee and participated in Bee Week activities, rounds of testing, touring, and ceremonies.  As preliminary Spelling Bee rounds began, she took to the stage with confidence and poise standing among 283 of the nation's best young spellers. 

Through her appearance, she represented Riverside Middle School, Anderson District 4, and the state of South Carolina.  Although she did not qualify to compete in the final Spelling Bee rounds, her accomplishment is definitely something to be proud of.  Congratulations Emily!
 
2015 RMS Football Summer and Fall Calendar
8th Grade Baby/Toddler Media Presentation
To download the 8th Grade Baby-Toddler Media Presentation (PowerPoint) from the Awards Ceremony,
right-click the following link -   8th Grade Show
If you don't have the PowerPoint program, click the link below to save and install, or just click "Run" to install the "PowerPoint Viewer" - (this is a free and clean program from Microsoft) -  PowerPoint Viewer
 
Teacher of the Year & Support Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Amanda Griffith who was selected as the RMS 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year and Don Peppers who was selected as the Support Employee of the Year.  Ms. Griffith teaches art, and Mr. Peppers is a teaching assistant and basketball coach.  RMS benefits greatly from their hard work and dedication!  They will represent RMS well in the coming year. 



 


 
BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards Program
RMS is participating in the BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards Program.  This program is designed to help us earn much needed educational equipment for our school.  This equipment will be used by our students to further enhance their education,  and we need your help!  To enter the program start by registering your BI-LO BONUSCARD to our school at www.bi-lo.com.  After you register, each time you shop at BI-LO and use your BI-LO BONUSCARD, our school will automatically receive credit.  Thank you for your support!
 
Box Tops for Education
RMS will be participating in the Box Tops for Education program this school year.  All money raised through Box Tops goes into our field trip account to help offset the costs for all students.  Help us make this possible by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of participating products and send them to school or shop at your favorite online stores through Box Tops Marketplace.  To learn more, visit boxtops4educationcom.  Look for our Box Top collection boxes at the following Pendleton restaurant locations:  The Village Cafe, Lin Garden, and Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant. 

Thank you for choosing to make a difference at our school with Box Tops!
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