The Walker-Gamble

Super News!

 

Issue No.1                                      November 2015

 

 Learning is our Superpower…2015-2016”

Though we were “rained out” for a while, the first quarter of the 15-16 school year has officially ended on the 21st.   Our typical 45 day quarters will be thrown off schedule this year due to the days we missed from the rain, but we will make adjustments and do our best to work it all out as easily as possible.  Though it has been an unusual start for us all, we still hope your child has had a good start, and that the year will still be very positive and successful for him or her.  We do plan to add in a few make up days as specified by state law in February and March.  As it now stands, we will have school on February 12th, 15th, and March 25th. 

We were very happy to have all of our returning students join us in August, and want to say a special welcome again to all new students as well.  We are happy too for all of the faculty and staff members who came back to work with us…and we’ve had the opportunity to welcome two new teachers to our staff.  Mrs. Camille Scott is currently working with our school music program and Mrs. Charlotte Driggers will join us next semester for art instruction.  We are glad to have them work with us, and very happy to be able to offer these two programs again to our students.  We were sad to say goodbye to our nurse, Mrs. Amy Knowlton, who left to take another job.  We hope she will find much success in her new position.  Mrs. Amy was a great nurse and also served as the editor for our school newsletter while she was here, so we have many reasons to miss her.  We were blessed to be able to bring in Mrs. Rachelle Barrineau.  She has over 20 years of nursing experience with all types of illnesses, accidents and emergencies.  She has also worked with us before as a substitute when Mrs. Amy had to be out, so we know she is very conscientious and will do a great job.

At the first part of the year, every family should have received a large “PARENT INFORMATION SHEET” that outlines general details and procedures, provides a yearly calendar with dates for interim reports/report cards and more.  Then, throughout the year, as new events are scheduled and changes occur, we try to keep you posted as soon as possible.  In all newsletters, you will find an updated list of dates and events, and we post information on our website, walkergamble.com.  

You should have also received copies of the subject area standards that your child will be working on this year, or for those with internet access, you can view information regarding the learning standards for each grade level at the Education Oversight Committee’s website at http://www.scfriendlystandards.org, and if you would like to read through the full set of standards, then you can go to http://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/.  These links are posted on our school website too.   We are incorporating the new reading and math standards into our program, as well as the 2014 science standards.  In the meantime, if you have questions on standards, expectations, or any areas of your child’s learning program, be sure to check with his/her teachers.

Please keep in mind that we need and appreciate your help and cooperation, and we always need good volunteers.  When you come for a visit, please come to the office first, get a visitor’s pass and sign in.  If you need to have a conference, call or send a note and we will make an appointment for you as soon as possible. I close with best wishes and high expectations for a great 15-16 school year for all.   

SHEILA C. FLOYD                                                                                                                   SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

 

Daily Schedule

7:45am         Students should be on School Grounds

7:50am         Students should be in Classrooms

7:55am         Tardy Bell Rings at this time

2:25pm         Car Rider Bell Rings

2:35pm         Bus Rider Bell Rings

Students who want to eat breakfast at WGE should arrive earlier than 7:45am.  In the afternoons, all car riders should be picked up no later than 2:45pm.

Important Car Rider Information

We appreciate all of you who are following school rules and helping us make all students safer!  We thank you for showing your child and others that you follow the rules too!  For those that are not, please remember that children should not be let off or picked up in front of the building.  We also ask – and need – all who go through the car rider area to move as slowly and carefully as possible.  This is another essential part of safety for all.

Teacher Contact Times

If you need to call a teacher during the day, the usual break time for each grade level is listed below, but all teachers do not have a break every day.  Thus, we still recommend scheduled conferences.

Grade 1         11:15

Grade 2         10:30

Grade 3           1:30

Grade 4         12:00

Grade 5         12:45

WGE Title I / School Improvement Council

Each year, we organize and work with a School Improvement Council and Title I planning committee that serves two purposes and requirements for the school.  This committee looks at all parts of the school program and our Title I project, and then looks for ways to maintain and improve the good programs that we have, as well as finds other programs and activities to include in what we are already doing.  The committee consists of parents, community people and school personnel.  We will have our second meeting for the year on November 11th, beginning at 2:50pm.  If you would like to join us, please let us know.


 

 


Bus and Transportation Information

As time goes on and dangerous incidents occur, we must make additional changes to make sure our students and workers are safe as they can possibly be.  Toward this aim, we need the cooperation of all parents and guardians.  If a child needs to leave by a different bus or car, we need to have a note sent from the parent or guardian to the teacher, or the driver, on the morning of the change or sooner.  Anyone could call the school and say they are the parent or the guardian of a child, and that child should go here or there for the afternoon…and we would have no way to know if this was legitimate or not.  So, to help keep children as safe and secure as possible, this step is being taken.

We also ask that no cars pull into the bus loop to pick up children.  That area is for buses only.  With this, and all safety measures, we hope you know that these steps are only for greater safety of all concerned, and that we appreciate your help and cooperation.

 


From The Desk of the Assistant Principal

                                                          Thank you for a great first quarter at Walker-Gamble Elementary School!  In partnership with our families and community, we are eager to cultivate the ability, intellect and character of each student.  Our ultimate accomplishment will be to provide our students with the critical thinking skills and capabilities for making responsible life choices and fulfilling their dreams…..so they can flourish as a SUPERHERO!!!

Here at Walker Gamble, we believe that student success is built on a strong partnership among parents, teachers, and students.  We have exceptional staff, many involved supportive families, and most importantly, we have happy children who are eager to learn!! 

Parental involvement is a key factor to ensure your child's success in school.  Parents are strongly encouraged to remain involved and support their child's educational program….please plan to visit and volunteer at WGE.  Our goal in working together is to maintain an effective positive learning environment continuing the rich tradition of excellence at WGE.  I am truly honored to serve as your assistant principal.  I look forward to seeing you at school! 

 

 

 


Tamara N. Alston

Assistant Principal

 

 

It is hard to believe that the first nine weeks of school has already come and gone.  Outside, the days are getting cooler, and inside the students have settled in nicely to school routines and expectations.

 

The Red Ribbon Week activities were held during the week of October 26th -30th.  Every year we celebrate Red Ribbon Week to promote healthy lifestyle choices and increase awareness of the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco & other drugs.  Our theme for this event was “SUPERHEROES DON’T BULLY OR DO DRUGS”.  There was a different activity for each day and staff, as well as students, participated and thoroughly enjoyed the planned activities. The week culminated with a canned food drive which will be used to make Thanksgiving baskets that will be donated to families at the end of the month.  Thank you parents, staff, and students for your participation.

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week was also observed during the same week as Red Ribbon (October 26-30).   During classroom guidance, we had some great conversations about bullying. Each grade level will have a different book and a slightly different focus within this important topic.

Bullying is when a child, or group of children, deliberately upset or hurt another child; the behavior happens more than once and can include hitting, name calling.

Bullying is NOT an argument between children where one or both are upset; or something that only happens once or twice.  We work very hard at WGE to teach students the difference so that the word bully” isn’t used inappropriately.

It’s important that students understand that not liking someone or a disagreement with another does not automatically make the other person a bully.

 

 

COUNSELING PROGRAM

The counseling program at WGE is designed to be proactive and preventative.  All students, K-5, have access to counseling services. The following are a part of the program:

    Classroom Guidance - Lessons will focus on positive character, problem solving strategies, etc.                                   

Small group counseling - Groups focus on a variety of topics based on student/teacher needs. You will be contacted via letter if your child has been recommended to participate in a group.

Individual counseling - Students can be seen:
     * at the request of a parent/guardian
     * at the request of a teacher, staff or administrator
     * through self-referral (using the sign-up slips by Mrs. Ruby’s office)

I look forward to working with you and your child.  If you have questions or would like to refer a child, please do not hesitate to contact me at rsimmons@clarendon3.org

 

 

 


AR News

The 1st Nine Weeks AR Party was held on October 23rd .  We celebrated students’ earning their reading points by having a “Decorate-A-Monster Pudding Cup” & Hug drink party on the Community Playground.  Congratulations to the 185 students who met their reading goals!

The cutoff deadline for the 2nd Nine Weeks AR Party is 1/13/2016.  Keep READING!

Top 10 ER / AR Readers

Congratulations to the AR and ER Readers (Top Ten Readers) for the 1st Nine Weeks:

ER(1st-2nd)                                                                         AR(3rd-5th)

                    1.        Crosby Timmons                                           1.  Sarah McClary

                    2.        Lexi Goff                                                        2.  Uri Chavez-Ramirez

                    3.        Mackenzie Miles                                          3.  Taylor Floyd

                    4.        Bethany Culick                                             4.  Hallie Whitlock

                    5.        Carly Culick                                                  5.  Shelby Barrineau

                    6.        Allyson Coker                                                           6.  Luke Robinson

                    7.        Maggie Harrington                                      7.  Jimmy Hill

                    8.        Gracelynn Feagin                                        8.  Kyle Booth

                    9.        Chloe Goff                                                    9.  Merietta Floyd

                  10.        Edna Harris                                                    10.  Christopher Barringer

Clemson/Carolina Reading Contest

It’s a Library Divided!

Mrs. Michelle’s Team = Carolina Gamecocks AND Mrs. Brenda’s Team =  Clemson Tigers

Help us choose the team that READS the most!

From Nov. 9th – Nov.18th (two weeks before the “Big Game”) we will be participating in a special Carolina vs. Clemson Reading Contest!  Students will write their AR quiz grades on special Carolina (red) or Clemson (orange) Reading Logs during this time period.  Every AR Point earned goes toward your favorite team!  If Carolina wins, then Mrs. Brenda will wear a Carolina shirt to school.  If Clemson wins, then Mrs. Michelle will wear a Clemson shirt to school.  The winner will be announced during the Morning Show on Friday, Nov.20th before Thanksgiving Break!

(*Carolina readers WON last year so let’s see which team reads the MOST THIS YEAR!)

Read Your Way to the Big Game and USC Basketball Reading

Our students participated in the “Read Your Way to the Big Game” (Clemson vs. Carolina) reading program during October/November.  They also were able to participate in Part 1 of the USC Basketball reading program in which they received (2) free tickets to USC Basketball games.  Students will have two other opportunities to participate in this reading program in January and March.


 

 

K4 Kindergarten News

The first nine weeks has been very busy in K4.  The children are beginning to settle down and are getting adjusted to the routine of coming to school.  We had a great turn-out for the Fall Festival.  The holiday season is fast approaching and we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas activities.  On Nov. 20th the K4 classes will be attending a performance of “Frosty” by the Columbia City Ballet.

K5 Kindergarten News

We have gotten off to a great start in Kindergarten!  We have been learning rules and procedures.  We have been getting to know our new classmates and teachers.  In Math, we have been learning to recognize numbers, writing numbers, and counting.  We have been learning letters and sounds, writing our names, and learning words.  We look forward to a great year with your child!

1st Grade News

First Grade has gotten off to a Super Power Start! Students are getting their Super Powers ready by learning to take Spelling Tests, learning to read in a "real reading book", learning to find the missing parts in addition and subtraction sentences, learning to compare the USA with other countries around the world, and learning about plants and plant parts. First Graders are especially excited about having Music this year! Students will continue to build their Super Powers next nine weeks with many new skills in Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Remember first grade parents, first grade students do not qualify for Honor Roll or Principal's Honor Roll during the first nine weeks.  This is an adjustment period and there is much Kindergarten review during the first 30 days of school. However, after first nine weeks, many students may qualify for those honors. 

2nd Grade News

Second graders enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Patti Lowder from Dr. Coulter’s office in Sumter this first nine weeks.  She presented to all classes the importance of good oral hygiene in observance of National Orthodontic Health Month.

We anxiously awaited the annual WGE Fall Festival!  This year our Fall Festival was held on October 20, 2015.  It was a great success! Thank you to all those who contributed.  Wow, what a busy and fun week this was in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week activities.

We have just finished MAP testing for the fall and we will take the CogAT and ITBS test on November 2-November 6.

Be on the lookout for so much more from our second graders as we continue through the 2nd nine weeks!


3rd Grade News

Ms. Celeste’s News

Third grade has had a busy start to the school year.  We spent several weeks studying the scientific process and designing an experiment.  The students did a super job on creating a design that would keep an egg from breaking when dropped from the top of the play set!  We have also studied the six regions that make up the state of SC.  The children had fun decorating a cookie to represent the six regions and then, of course, eating it.  But that's not all that's been keeping us busy. Learning our multiplication facts is challenging! Hopefully you will see the names of many students in the next issue of “The Walker Gamble Super News” who did well on the facts test on Nov. 12th!!!!!

Ms. Dukes’ News

     Third graders are happy to be continuing a “GREAT” school year.  All the students and teachers have been busy reading to earn A.R. points and using our Super Powers to learn.  Many have accomplished their reading goals and have earned rewards as a result of hard work.  Math is very challenging as we begin to learn our Basic Facts.  A Basic Facts test will be given in November and students that master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division will be rewarded.  Also, in Science, third graders have been busy learning scientific tools and the science progress skills.  Lots of fun and exciting experiments have taken place in the subject area.  Students in third grade are eager to learn about the state of South Carolina.  There have been some interesting facts learned in this particular subject thus far.  Please feel free to come by the classrooms and see the exciting things happening in third grade.  Thanks for all you do to support the teachers, students, and community.

4th Grade News

Mrs. Krystina’s and Ms. Michele’s Class News:

         Mrs. Krystina’s classes have been working hard on building powerful vocabulary this first nine weeks.  We have been learning Caesar’s English stems and Caesar’s words.  The classes have also taken many trips to “Grammar Town” in order to learn more about language and parts of speech.  We have been indulging in “Realistic Fiction” and have enjoyed getting to know many super characters.  The classes really enjoyed going on an adventure with Dan Hatch as he survived a horrific night of tornadoes in Night of the Twisters.  The students really connected with Dan, especially after we experienced our own historic flood here in South Carolina.  They were able to write about how the flood of 2015 could have been a black letter day for many people in our great state.  In Social Studies, students have completed a Native American project.  We had wonderful totem poles, travois, teepees, longhouses, bows and arrows, kachina dolls, rattles, and many other interesting projects on display.

    Mrs. Michele’s classes have been flexing their superpowers in Science. Over the past couple of weeks, students have been measuring liquids, taking the temperature of ice and weighing staplers. They also saw the effects of water on different colored M & M’s. Why, you ask? The answer is really simple. They were exploring all the stages of the scientific process. Whether it was making observations or communicating results, the students were showing off their scientific process- wisdom. What are we going to study next…. Weather. So, be on the lookout for tornadoes, cold fronts and anemometers.

    In math, students have been engaged in problem solving, multiplying/dividing numbers, and analyzing patterns. The students in Ms. Michele’s homeroom have been scrutinizing more complex patterns. In their math challenge problems, they have even been checking out Pascal’s Triangle. They found it to be very intriguing how the Blaise Pascal simple math pattern has so many connections to other concepts. In the upcoming weeks, the students will be examining palindromes and brain teasing pathways. Stayed tuned for more fascinating adventures in Mrs. Michele’s science and math class.

 

Ms. Tamra’s News

Students of Ms. Tamra Floyd that qualified for the first AR Party were:  Christopher Barringer, Janaya McDowell, Sophie McCutchen, Layla Rayo, Adeline Wilkes, and Landon Windham. Congratulations!

5th Grade News

Along with all the new things we are learning, we are also enjoying new privileges and responsibilities. Fifth graders collect the paper, cans and bottles which is our school’s recycle project.  Students are also given the opportunity to lead the school in the Minute of Silence and the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.

         An interactive recycling program was presented by Mrs. Lori Beer from DHEC in Columbia on October 22nd. She praised Clarendon County for leading recycling efforts in our state. She challenged us all to recycle all materials that are currently recyclable and introduced us to creative ways to use the things we consider trash. This presentation was enjoyed by the students and teachers.

         As a fundraiser for the fifth grade Washington, D.C. trip, the students sold calendars. We would like to thank all our sponsors for the calendar, our students and parents who sold the calendars and advertisements, and all who had a part in getting the order ready to be printed. We expect to receive the order before the Christmas holidays.

 

PTO News

We had a great Fall Fundraiser at Walker Gamble, as always!  Because we were out of school due to the flood, we were just a bit behind on order turn in.  But the fundraiser company, Innisbrook, has assured us that they will do everything they can to keep us on schedule.  We will send notes home with the students once we get confirmation on the delivery date.   It is of the utmost importance that parents or designated family members pick up the orders when they come in – especially the frozen food. We will have prize drawings from the names of everyone who picks up their orders on time this year!  Don‘t miss out! 

   If you would be interested in helping with the fundraiser pickups, please contact the office and they will put you in touch with Mrs. Windham.  Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and even older siblings are welcome to volunteer!

 We are still selling the gemstone Wolverine Paw car decals for $15 each.  Several are popping up around town and they look great!  We have them for sale in the school office, and we will also be setting up special sites around town where they will be sold.  Show your Wolverine Pride with a blinged out Paw!  Every best dressed vehicle will be wearing them!

  The PTO would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. 
(We hope that all of the wrapping paper and cookie dough purchased from the fundraiser comes in handy!)

 

Other School News

 

 

Lions Club Sponsors Vision Screening

Members of the Olanta Chapter of the Lions Club visited WGE on September 30th.  They kindly offered their resources to our school in order to conduct a vision screening on students in grades  3-5.  These screenings are used as one tool to detect various vision problems.  After the screening, if any problem is detected, further paperwork is sent to the child’s parent or guardian so they can follow up with an eye care professional.  We appreciate the Olanta Chapter and their members for including WGE in this service, and thank them for their time and efforts on our behalf.

 

State Superintendent of Education Visits Walker-Gamble

On Thursday morning, October 22, 2015, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman visited Walker-Gamble Elementary.  Mrs. Spearman toured the building, and was able to visit with at least one class at each grade level and speak with some students, teachers and others along the way.  As she is a former music teacher, we made sure she had a chance to visit our music room where she delighted our music teacher, Mrs. Camille Scott, and a class of kindergarten students by playing the piano for them.  She spoke with administrators, teachers and students about the school in general, and had some specific questions about what they were doing in each class.  She was very complimentary about the reception she received here, how friendly the children were, our academic achievements, and the cleanliness of the buildings.  Since she oversees the entire state, we were very pleased she made the effort and took the time to visit us.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Principal’s Honor Roll  “A” Average with no average below 90

 

 

2nd Grade


Madison Atkinson

Megan Brown

Aimee Coker

Allyson Coker

Quentin Coker

Carolina Craft

Gracen-Lil Crooks

Bethany Culick

Gracie Feagin

Addison Fleming

Nikolas Goldman

Maggie Harrington

Edna Lee Harris

Nate Jordan

Moriah McElveen

Ava McKenzie

Rylie Morris

Evan Odom

Kira Owens

Xavier Smith

Sydney Timmons


 

3rd Grade


London Davis

Riley Douglas

Jalissia Durant

Jeremiah Lopez

Colby McKenzie

Coltin Miller

Maddox Miles

Whit Nesbitt

Camden Porter

Kendall Sexton

Icelyn Sheriod

Bradford Stewart

Alyssa Timmons

Layla Welch

Billy Williamson

George Walker Wingard


 

4th Grade


Brody Andersen

Andrew Black

Samyjah Briggs

Breanna Floyd

Olivia Jordan

Addie McKenzie

Cullen McKenzie

Tucker Owens

Walker Partee

Hayden White

Hallie Whitlock

Abby Young


 

5th Grade


Shelby Barrineau

Damon Bennett

Haleigh Bess

Gage Brown

Uri Chavez-Ramirez

Hayden Craft

Miller Douglas

Merietta Floyd

Autumn Gladden

Campbell Gulledge

Kaylee Holladay

James McElveen

Brooks Mixon

Olivia Parker

Hayden Powell

Madison Rauch

Nathan Reardon

Luke Robinson

Jakez Rush

Tiara Smith

Taylor White

Tyshaun Witherspoon

Carson Windham


Honor Roll  “90” Average with no average below 85

 

 

2nd Grade

 


Granger Barrineau

Kaylee Belue

Destiny Brand

Madison Cantley

Thomas Fitts

Catherine Fleming

 

Camron Frierson

Raeley Frye

Gracie Jacobus

Riley Jackson

Lydia Kirby

Seth Lamb

Alex Luke

Bryson McDonald

Alicia McElveen

Ella Kate McKenzie

Rylan McKenzie

Ce’Derika Pearson

Wes Springs

Jalia Starks


 

3rd Grade


Camden Barrineau

Rocco Brancato

Berniya Brogdon

Abigail Chavez

Taylor Coker

Alyssah Driggers

Oliver Horton

Jasmyne Lloyd

Darius McCray

Hunter Mixon

Jalynn Odom

Kyla Smith

London Welch

Ryan Wheat


 

4th Grade


Jimmy Anderson

Christopher Barringer

Aubrey Broadway

Caleb Coker

Kaitlyn Coker

Daylee Culick

Spencer Dennis

Gabby Hewitt

Elizabeth Lee

Talia Lopez

Cha’Mya McFadden

Tamia McFadden

Janaya McDowell

Ethan Smith

Cody Thigpen

Kinzleigh Walker

Chloe Welch

Adeline Wilkes

Landon Windham


 

5th Grade


Jude Barrineau

Luciano Brancato

Tommy Burgess

TyQuira Cooper

Tiara Cunningham

Tyshawnna Dupree

Charli Floyd

Taylor Floyd

John Michael Hardy

Payton Hurst

Caroline Johnson

Dylan Kinney

Sarah McClary

Van McElveen

Robinson Newman

Amyia Rush

Jesus Sanchez

Camaria Stillwell

Kristen Thornton

Grace Welch

Gracie Williamson


 

Congratulations to all of the above for their

SUPER academic achievement!

 

 

 

 


K4


Allison Gossard

Kamryn McCray

Carsten Mellette

My’Asia Wilson


 

K5


Rivers Baird

Ansley Barfield

Brittney Darnell

Honey Evans

Jesse Floyd

Camilla Garcia

Ty'Jheria Graham

Karley Grainger

Charleigh Goff

Melanie Guerrero

Emilee Hancock

Bailey Hicks

D'Mari Kennedy

Neftali Meza-Lara

Lane Myers

Hayden Newton

Jamal Prince

Kody Tyler

Christopher Viger

Gavin White

Walker Wilkes


 

1st


Colten Baker

Alex Belue

Johnny Boyington

Braylon Brown

Kollin Brown

Picasso Brown

Camden Coker

Preston Coker

Jenna Lynn Craft

Carly Culick

Damon Evans

James Gamble

JC Ganes

Chloe Goff

Shamar Graham

Stephanie Guerrero-Herrada

Blease Hardy

Isaac Huth

Sabrina Lee

Tyler Locklair

Christien Makell

Kaylee Martinez-Lopez

JaAisha McFadden

Jefferson Midence

Zachary Mills

Jose Ramirez

Crosby Timmons

Draken Feagin

Caylen McKenzie

Jairo Midence

Ke’Shaun Porter

Colt Rauch

Princess Scott

Leah Smith

Kenley Sullivan

Blake White

Lillian Wilkes


 

2nd


Madison Atkinson

Granger Barrineau

Ian Barrineau

  Megan Brown

Landon Coker

Quentin Coker

Jikeem Cooper

Carolina Craft

Bethany Culick

Gracie Feagin

Seth Feagin

Addison Fleming

Catherine Fleming

Camron Frierson

Maggie Harrington

Edna Lee Harris

Riley Jackson

Coker Lee

Ali Luke

Imani Makell

Bryson McDonald

Alicia McElveen

Ella Kate McKenzie

Aaron Miles

Shakira Murray

Evan Odom

Nija’ Ray Singletary

Xavier Smith

Wes Springs

Jalia Starks

Sydney Timmons

Shelbie Wheat

Aaliyah Wise

Michael Woods


 

 

3rd


Gretchen Bautista-Sanchez

Camden Barrineau

Dawson Beard

Berniya Brogdon

Semaj Burgess

Avery Coker

Avery Coker

London Davis

Jalissia Durant

Jerrion Durant

Mayra Flores

Amad Harrison

Oliver Horton

Samaya Kennedy

Jasmyne Lloyd

Darius McCray

Landan Mouzon

Whit Nesbitt

Jalynn Odom

Emoni Scott

Kendall Sexton

Kyla Smith

Bradford Stewart

Jailynn Thames

Alyssa Timmons

Yurida Tzompaxtle

Lee Weaver

Layla Welch

Billy Williamson

George Walker Wingard


 

 

4th


Jimmy Anderson

Sarah Bell Barrineau

Christopher Barringer

Judson Beard

Andrew Black

Samyjah Briggs

Cameron Burgess

Kaitlyn Coker

Daylee Culick

Spencer Dennis

K.J. Floyd

Keston Fulmore

Jyre’ Fulton

A’Yona Ham

Gabby Hewitt

Eden Huth

Boyd Lee

Elizabeth Lee

Talia Lopez

Janaya McDowell

Whitney McElveen

Cha’Mya McFadden

Tamia McFadden

Addie McKenzie

Cullen McKenzie

Jalaya McKnight

Michael Morris

Graham Newsome

Desmond Porterfield

Destiny Porterfield

Layla Rayo

Magan Schultz

Cody Thigpen

Alex Tzompaxtle

Hallie Whitlock

Hayden White

Adeline Wilkes

Darryl Witherspoon


 

 

5th

 


Emileigh Ard

Jude Barrineau

Andee Beard

Damon Bennett

Kokita Brockington

Saraya Brown

Tommy Burgess

TyQuira Cooper

Hayden Craft

Miller Douglas

Aknariah Fierson

Elizabeth Fleming

Haley Floyd

Jacob Floyd

Merietta Floyd

Gabby Ganes

John Michael Hardy

Kaylee Holladay

Payton Hurst

Cheyenne Ingram

Blanca Lopez

James McElveen

Van McElveen

Mauro Munoz

Gracey Osborne

Hayden Powell

Madison Rauch

Luke Robinson

Jesus Sanchez

Rebecca Smith

Jalasia Strickland

Ander Sullivan

Kristen Thornton

Will Tisdale

Taylor White

Tyshaun Witherspoon

Carson Windham


    Congratulations to all of the above

               for their

 

 

Washington

Angel Leviner

Tyqunn Wilson

            Good Citizen for September

K4

Ms. Christy Coker – Laila McDonald

Ms. Catherine Kirby – Carsten Mellette

 

K5

Ms. Sarah Green – Morgan Wilkes

Ms. Priscilla Green - Ty'cere Cooper

Ms. Debra Driggers – Trent Kennedy

Ms. Beth Yarborourgh – Mason Floyd

 

1st

Ms. Lynnette Barrineau – D.J. Rogers

Ms. Amy Culick – Lily Wilkes

Ms. Eydie Cannon – Mattie Kelly

Ms. Shelley Lowder – Brayden Spring

Ms. Ginger Ard – J.C. Ganes

 

2nd

Ms. Althea Mixon – Autumn Nettles

Ms. Betsy Jordan – Julia Starks

Ms. Bertie Nesbitt – Kira Owens

Ms. Traci Watts – Madison Atkinson

 

 

3rd

Ms. Ashley Floyd – Colby McKenzie

Ms. Celeste McElveen – Jalynn Odom

Ms. Marie Dukes – Samaya Kennedy

Ms. Nicole Craft – A’Mya Dunham

 

4th

Ms. Michele Moore – Cullen McKenzie

Ms. Melanie Durant – Cody Thigpen

Ms. Krystina Timmons – Boyd Lee

Ms. Tamra Floyd – Christopher Barringer

 

5th

Ms. Michele Williamson – Noel Carreno

Ms. Cindy Gibbons – Jimmy Hill

Ms. Deane Burrows – Shelby Barrineau

Ms. Kim Driggers – Summer Cooper

Ms. Jessica Boyington – Gracie Williamson

 

   Good Citizen for October

K4

Ms. Christy Coker – Marleigh Carmon

Ms. Catherine Kirby – Kamryn McCray

 

K5

Ms. Sarah Green – Emilee Hancock

Ms. Priscilla Green – Reagan Nesbitt

Ms. Debra Driggers – Joss Robinson

Ms. Beth Yarborourgh – Kayden Atkinson

 

1st

Ms. Lynnette Barrineau – Carly Culick

Ms. Amy Culick – C.J. Rogers

Ms. Eydie Cannon – Aliyah Delara

Ms. Shelley Lowder – Crosby Timmons

Ms. Ginger Ard – Matilda Gunnells

 

2nd

Ms. Althea Mixon – Bethany Culick

Ms. Betsy Jordan – Gracie Jacobus

Ms. Bertie Nesbitt – Kalee Belue

Ms. Traci Watts – Megan Brown

Mrs. Robin Coker – Aimee Coker

 

3rd

Ms. Ashley Floyd – Riley Douglas

Ms. Celeste McElveen – George Walker Wingard

Ms. Marie Dukes – Ka’Niyah Green

Ms. Nicole Craft – Coltin Miler

 

4th

Ms. Michele Moore – Tucker Owens

Ms. Melanie Durant – Alex Tzompaxtle

Ms. Krystina Timmons – Abby Young

Ms. Tamra Floyd – Kinzleigh Walker

 

5th

Ms. Michele Williamson – Tyshaun Witherspoon

Ms. Cindy Gibbons – Merietta Floyd

Ms. Deane Burrows – Jakez Rush

Ms. Kim Driggers – Tiara Cunningham

Ms. Jessica Boyington – Damon Bennett

 

 

 


WGE Fall Festival

Each year a King and Queen are selected from every homeroom class to raise money as part of our Fall Festival activities.  The King and Queen from each grade level raising the most money are crowned as grade level winners.  From these, overall school winners are crowned and recognized on the Morning Show.  WGE congratulates the following Fall Festival Kings and Queens from each grade:

Grade                                  King                                        Queen

K4                                         Carsten Mellette                  Aubree Sullivan

K5                                         Rivers Baird                           Emilee Hancock

1st                                          Sophie Brown                                   Blease Hardy

2nd                                        Thomas Fitts                           Carolina Craft

3rd                                         Jerrion DuRant                      Rylea Floyd

4th                                         Cullen McKenzie                  Adeline Wilkes

5th                                         Robinson Newman              Shelby Barrineau

Johnson                               Khamani Makell                   Kylea Floyd

 

Overall School Winners:               King                Carsten Mellette

Queen           Shelby Barrineau

 

A GREAT BIG THANKS to each one that participated!

 

The WGE Library held a Book Character Pumpkin Contest the week of the Fall Festival.  The judges had a hard time choosing between all of the wonderful entries, but they were able to narrow it down to the following winners:

Most Spooky                1st: Liza Parker (Disgust)        2nd: Avery Coker(werewolf) 3rd: Joshua Rucker(Skellington)

Most Unusual                1st: Gage Brown (Olaf)          2nd: K.J. Floyd (Brer Rabbit) 3rd: Jouree Evans(Santa)

Most Creative              1st: Hallie Whitlock (Witch)   2nd: Addison Fleming(Pete)3rd: Ava McKenzie (Rainbow Fish)

Most Bling                     1st: Sophie Brown (Elsa)        2nd: Zoey Culick(Elsa)         3rd: Sydney Timmons(Fancy Nancy)

Best SuperHero            1st: Tyler Locklair (Rafael)     2nd: Ethan Smith(Batman)      3rd: Hayden Craft(Ninjago)

Funniest                         1st: Thomas Fitts (Cpt.Underpants)  2nd: Hannah Porter(Dog)    3rd: Emileigh Ard(Pinocchio)

Most Beautiful              1st: Layla Welch (Peacock)   2nd: Natalie Porter(Pinkalicious) 3rd: Raeley Frye(Camilla)

Best Animal                  1st: Riley Jackson (Rainbow Fish)  2nd: Alicia McElveen(Pigeon) 3rd: Julianna Green(Cat in the Hat)

Best Student Made      1st: Emoni Scott (Mr.Potato Head) 2nd: Jordan Baird(Owl)          3rd: Autumn Nettles(Dumbo)

Overall Best in Show    1st: Braelyn Sims (Charlotte’s Web) 2nd: Marleigh Carmon(caterpillar) 3rd: Abby Epps(Clifford)   

 

 

Congratulations to all of the Pumpkin Contest Winners and the participants!  All of the pumpkins were GREAT!!!  The 1st place winners received a Bojangles gift card and 2nd and 3rd place received candy prizes!  Check out the pictures of the pumpkins at www.walkergamble.com


 

 

WGE IMPORTANT DATES 2015-2016

 

NOVEMBER                 1          Daylight Saving Time Ends

                                    6          VETERANS’ DAY MORNING SHOW  (5TH GR.)

                                                1st INTRUDER DRILL for 15-16 SY

                                    11        Veterans’ Day   

                                                Early Childhood Comm.  and SIC Meeting 2:50

                                    12        MATH FACTS FALL TESTING

                                                Picture Make-up Day

                                    16-20   AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

                                    19        Interim Reports for 2nd 9 weeks

                                    23-27   THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS     63 days gone…   

                      

                   CHARACTER WORD OF THE MONTH:  CITIZENSHIP  

 

DECEMBER                  5          SC Arbor Day

                                    18         Last school day before Christmas

                                                Early Dismissal  10:20 Cars/10:30 Buses

21 thru Jan. 1st      CHRISTMAS and WINTER HOLIDAYS

                        

CHARACTER WORD OF THE MONTH:  COMPASSION

 

JANUARY                     4          ALL RETURN TO SCHOOL

                                    13        85TH  School Day - END OF 2ND NINE WEEKS

                                    14        Grades 4&5 CLASS Spelling Bees

                                    15        IN-SERVICE DAY/Holiday for students

                                    18        M. L. KING HOLIDAY for students/staff

                                    19-21   PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 16-17 (new students only)

                                    21        REPORT CARDS and Conferences 3-5:00

                                    28        SCHOOL Spelling Bee           (Gr. 4-5)        

                        

CHARACTER WORD OF THE MONTH:  GRATITUDE

 

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