Calendar of Events
Letters from Dr. Melissa Burns and Mrs. Diana Tiller
After completing a wonderful 2014-15 school year, Dr. Melissa Burns, principal, and Mrs. Diana Tiller, out-going PTA president share their thoughts. Click here to read letters from them to the Sara Collins Community.
"Kick Back and Read" this Summer!
Students who will attend Sara Collins in 2015-16 are invited to participate in our summer reading program.
Students may "Kick Back and Read", earning credit towards a special library event in August. The Ed Collins Media Center at Sara Collins will be open on Wednesday, June 17, and Wednesdays, July 1, 8, and 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Students may come to check out books and to take Reading Counts tests, earning points for next year. Click here and print a reading flier with information and a form on which to record the books read.
Lego Robotics - WWII Stories Blog
Welcome to “Children Remember WWII”
“Lego Bionics”, a Lego Robotics team at Sara Collins Elementary School wants others to learn about World War II. The team believes it is important to collect and highlight stories that are not in history books, especially stories from children’s points of view. Lego Bionics collected stories and remembrances from family members and friends. The team also collected books, videos, and links to help you learn about World War II and the people who experienced it. They invite you to share your stories to be posted in their blog. You may send stories through the “Comments” button on the blog, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Collins Earns "Excellent"!
Congratulations to our students, staff, administration, and community for an AWESOME South Carolina School 2014 Report Card! Sara Collins received an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Excellent! Click here for more information! Together, we MAKE THE DIFFERENCE for our students!
2014-15 Teacher of the Year: Jess Lawrence
Mr. Jess Lawrence, 4th grade teacher, is the Sara Collins 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year! This is his third year at Sara Collins. He taught previously at Fountain Inn Elementary, and also at Whit Davis Elementary in Athens, Georgia. This this is his tenth year as a teacher. He says, "Sara Collins is a wonderful place to work!"
Mr. Lawrence lives here in Greenville with his lovely wife and two incredible boys. He loves to hike, camp, play baseball with his boys, go to The Bakery, play the guitar, ride his bike, and play disc golf. He also loves to read. He earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Appalachian State University and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Piedmont College.
We are glad to have Mr. Lawrence on staff at Sara Collins. His heart for teaching is appreciated by all who know him!