Tuesday, October 21, 2014
420 Westfield Street • Greenville, SC 29601 • 864.452.0500 • FAX: 864.452.0515

Upcoming Events

  • AJW Teacher of the Year!

Healthroom Message

In an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness at school, the school district would like to remind you of the following:

If you have questions concerning your student’s health, please contact your school nurse.  Thank you for your assistance in decreasing the spread of illness.

Giving Tree Christmas Assistance
AJ Whittenberg and The Salvation Army will once again partner for the Giving Tree Christmas Assistance Program. Please click here for more info.

Events and Safety Tips from Safe Kids Upstate
Car Seat Safety Tips
Halloween Pedestrian Safety Tips  
Enchanted Tracks Event

AJ Whittenberg's Annual PTA Fall Gala
Friday, October 24th at 7:00 pm. Clemson ONE Building Rooftop, 1 North Main St. Downtown Greenville, SC. Order your tickets online at www.pta.com or click here to print and send in order form with checks made payble to AJW PTA.

AJ Whittenberg’s Safety Assessment Results
Please click here to view safety assessment results.

A.J. Whittenberg Elementary Receives Award

ajw award    L to R: Douglas Rackley and Bachman Smith IV, USGBC-SC; Terry Mills, GCS Executive Director for Construction Management; Jason Martin, Duke Energy.

The A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering has received the 2014 Green School Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project, designed by Craig Gaulden Davis, is unique in many ways. It is the first school in the Upstate of South Carolina to receive a LEED for Schools Silver rating and it is the first engineering focused elementary school in the state. The energy efficient facility utilizes low flow plumbing fixtures with sensor and waterless urinals to reduce water consumption. Special attention was given to classroom acoustics and indoor environmental quality. Over ninety percent of the spaces have views to the exterior and the classrooms were designed for maximum daylighting.

The partnership with the Salvation Army saved the school district financial resources and provides valuable opportunities for both students and local residents. The site development costs were shared to save construction dollars. The school's media center and classrooms were designed to allow access and use by the Kroc Center. Likewise, the students utilize the Kroc Center's aquatic center to take swimming lessons and their tennis facility for tennis lessons as part of their physical education requirement.

In 2012, the school received recognition for outstanding design by the South Carolina Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).

2015-16 Change In Assignment Choice Window
The 2015-16 Change in Assignment Choice lottery application window will be available to parents from Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 19, 2014. The Change in Assignment Choice process will remain the same as last year. Parents will be notified of their school assignment no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.

CATCH Fact of the Month

Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2 ½ hours a week of physical activity and children need 60 minutes a day.

AJW Student Art Show at Les Beaux Arts Gallery
The AJW student art show at Les Beaux Arts Gallery will run from October 7 through the end of October.  The gallery is located at 1239 Pendleton Street, Greenville.

Healthy family recipe wins 8-year-old girl a trip to the White House
The winners of first lady Michelle Obama's 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge were recently announced and the list includes an 8-year-old Greenville girl. Click here for details.

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