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Upcoming Events
2/2/2015
2/3/2015
- 8th Grade Visits PHS
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
- PTO Mtg.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2/4/2015
 
District Announcements
Substitute School Nurses Needed


As field trips ramp up for the spring season, our schools are in need of Registered Nurses to serve as substitutes for our school nurses.  If you are a RN and interested, please complete and submit the documents located on our Substitute Program website link.  Or you many email hr@anderson4.org with questions.    



 
Join Us at the Dedication
The signature Red Oak is back!  At the corner of East Queen and Highway 88 the long standing Red Oak that marked the landscape of Pendleton for over 150 years is back and looking younger than ever.  Join us for the community wide Red Oak Tree Dedication on February 12th.  As part of Pendleton’s 225 Anniversary celebrations, our District would like to dedicate this young Red Oak replacement.  The dedication will begin with coffee and water at the District Four Central Office on Thursday, February 12th at 1:30 p.m. with the dedication beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
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.
Students Compete in Archery Competition
On  February 18, at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be holding the South Carolina Archery in the Schools Region 1 tournament as part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). The tournament will be hosted by Anderson School  District Four archery teams including La France Elementary, Mount Lebanon Elementary, Pendleton Elementary, Townville Elementary and Riverside Middle Schools. Our schools will be competing against 20  other teams from all across the upstate of South Carolina. Over the next couple of months, regional tournaments will be held in Myrtle Beach, Prosperity, Lugoff and Anderson and will serve as qualifying tournaments for the South Carolina Archery in the Schools state tournament in March being held in Sumter. The South Carolina Archery in the Schools Region 1 tournament is open to the public and a small admission will be taken at the gate. Visit nasptournaments.org or dnr.sc.gov for more information on the National Archery in the Schools Program and these tournaments.
Students Participate in Anderson All County Band Clinic
Seventeen of Riverside's and La France's finest participated in the first ever Anderson All County Band Clinic this past weekend, January 16-17, 2015.  Students in the Junior Anderson All County Honor Band met each other for the first time Friday morning, and had only 6 1/2 hours to prepare for their outstanding concert on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful Henderson Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University.  Their clinician for the weekend was one of SC's finest music educators, Mr. Jim Kilgus, band director at Mauldin Middle School.  Congratulations: Emma Buchanan, Madison Burns, Elaina Bell, Olivia Ladines, Haleigh Williams, Ali Johnson, Elizabeth Kim, Brady Martin, Bradlee Hanks, Jacob Hayes, Garrett Thrasher, Avery Herren, Marshall Gilmer (LES), Isaac Strange, Will Redding, Seth Gurley, and Tyler Frank!
School Announcements
Wrestling Standout
Even though he is only a 7th grader, Asa Addison wrestles like a veteran.  With an impressive 18-0 record for the year, Addison has won all of his matches by pin in the first period.  He has battled his way through the region and the upstate, and will compete in a sixteen-man bracket at the Carolina Invitational in Lexington, SC for a middle school individual state championship.  Congratulations Asa!


 
Anderson All County Honor Band
Seventeen of Riverside's (and La France's) finest participated in the first ever Anderson All County Band Clinic this past weekend, January 16-17, 2015.  Students in the Junior Anderson All County Honor Band met each other for the first time Friday morning, and had only 6 1/2 hours to prepare for their outstanding concert on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful Henderson Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University.  Their clinician for the weekend was one of SC's finest music educators, Mr. Jim Kilgus, band director at Mauldin Middle School.  Congratulations: Emma Buchanan, Madison Burns, Elaina Bell, Olivia Ladines, Haleigh Williams, Ali Johnson, Elizabeth Kim, Brady Martin, Bradlee Hanks, Jacob Hayes, Garrett Thrasher, Avery Herren, Marshall Gilmer (LES), Isaac Strange, Will Redding, Seth Gurley, and Tyler Frank!
 
Welcome ILEP Teachers!
RMS has been chosen to participate in the International Leaders in Education Program with Clemson University.  RMS will be hosting international teachers who will partner with our ELA teachers in this professional exchange program.   All of the ILEP teachers were nominated by their home country and approved through the respective US Embassy and local Fulbright commission.  Following their experience, the teachers will return to their home country and act as teacher leaders to others in their schools and countries. We are excited to welcome them to RMS!

 


 
Summer Programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanitities
Summer students experience the challenges and rewards of intensive arts training. The summer faculty is made up of practicing artists who are dedicated to nurturing creative potential. Summer students have the opportunity to showcase their work in end-of-session recitals, readings and presentations. While learning discipline and craft from instructors who are practicing artists, they also form bonds with emerging artists from all the art areas in a supportive and engaging environment.

 
For more information, go to: http://www.scgsah.org/summer-programs.php
 

 
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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