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Serving kindergarten through 5th grade students of Greenville County

District Earns Excellent on School Report Card;
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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville County Schools earned an Absolute rating of Excellent on its Report Card
for the first time since the State has released the annual data.
"We are extremely proud of the Excellent Absolute Rating received by Greenville County Schools on
the 2014 State Report Card,” said GCS Superintendent W. Burke Royster. “The improvement in our
report rating mirrors enhancements across the district in instructional delivery, student engagement,
and rigor. It also reflects the extremely supportive and visionary leadership of our Board of Trustees and
the commitment and dedication of our principals, teachers, administrators, and staff. Equally
important, this Excellent Rating reinforces our belief that Greenville County Schools is a national leader
in innovation, collaboration, and career and college readiness."

  •      Developing 21st century learners through creative problem solving
  •      Enhancing learning through student productions and after-school enrichment
  •      Providing a creative and caring community of learners
  •      Maintaining a highly-skilled faculty trained in an arts-based curriculum
Greenville County Schools is accredited nationally.  Click on the image to the left for details.

Stone earned an "A" on the 2014 School Report Card and again received Palmetto Gold Award for overall student achievement

View Report Card, SIC Annual Report to the Community, and other curricular information.

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    including the year's PTA news blasts, articles, photos, and announcements from the school year.

    November Events
    Word of the Month for November:  Courage
    Magnet Applications Accepted through December 3 at noon (for more info click here)
    Monday, November 24 Jumpstart Crew 3 Begins, 7:45
    3rd and 4th Grades (12:00) to Peace Center for POP Performance, The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Tuesday, November 25 $1.00 Team Spirit Day and Student Council Food Drive
    2nd Grade Timeline Play in the Cafeteria
    Wednesday, Nov. 26-Fri., Nov.28 No School/Thanksgiving Holiday

    December Events
    Word of the Month:  Courage

    Monday, December 1 Encore Payments Due
    Interim Progress Reports Sent Home
    Wednesday, December 3 Walk to School Wednesday
    Friday, December 5 Kindergarten to the Hyatt Hotel for the Festival of Trees
    Monday, December 8 Winter Showcase, Chorus and Dance Ensemble, 6:00 at Greenville Middle Academy
    Wednesday, December 10 Walk to School Wednesday
    Mon, Dec. 15-Fri, Dec. 19 Jef the Mime, Artist-in-residence in Drama for 1st grade
    Monday, December 15 3rd Grade to the Peace Center for POP performance, the Gullah Kinfolk, 12:00
    Wednesday, December 17 Walk to School Wednesday
    Thursday, December 18 Carols and Cookies Strings Concert, 9:30 in the cafeteria
    Friday, December 19 Last Day of School before Winter Break
    Mon, Dec. 22-Fri, Jan. 2 No School/Winter Holiday

    January Events
    Word of the Month:  Trustworthiness
    School Board Appreciation Month

    Monday, January 5 School Starts back after the holiday
    Encore Payments Due

    From the PTA:

    The Stone Scoop Newsletter has been replaced with the weekly PTA News Blast, which is emailed to parents.

    Smart ARTS and the Peace Center Help Teachers Use the Arts to Learn

    Peace Outreach Program (POP):
    The Peace Center's nationally recognized arts education initiative, the Peace Outreach Program, fulfills a critical part of the Peace Center's overall mission, reaching more than 56,000 children, educators and families annually through various educational performing arts programs.  Through the youth performance series, community engagement events, professional development and master classes with renowned artists, the Peace Outreach Program strives to create enriching and lasting experiences in the arts for patrons of all ages.

    Teacher Professional Development:
    Professional development at the Peace Center provides opportunities for teachers statewide to participate in programs designed around the performances on our stages and to explore effective strategies for integrating the arts with curriculum.  Each summer, educators are invited to participate in the Center's Summer Teacher Institute, a graduate level course designed to introduce teachers to innovative teaching strategies where the arts are used to bring curriculum standards to life.

    Magnet Applications

    Thank you for your interest in Stone Academy!
    Watch the video about Stone and the magnet program.
    This will take a while to download, so please be patient.  It will play with Quick Time, a free download from Apple.  Quick Time works with any platform.

    The 2015-2016 Magnet Application will be available starting Nov. 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

    Round #1 to apply is Nov. 3 - Dec. 3 at NOON.Scheduled Tours are offered in November 2014 - please call our main office to sign up to attend a tour 864-355-8457.  



    Find all the magnet application information by clicking here.

    Contact Jeana Nitsche if you have questions about Stone Academy's Magnet Program



    School Closing Information (Snow Days)
    Decision will be posted on home page of district website as soon as the decision is made.

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