Rankin Elementary News
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2019-20 Teacher of the Year
2019-20 Teacher Assistant of the Year
Coach Corey's First Volleyball Tournament
Rankin students have been learning how to play Volleyball in their PE class with Coach Corey. Coach Corey held a tournament with 4th and 5th grade students. Each class was separated into 4 teams. These teams played against one another for a chance to represent their class in the grade level tournaments. These students displayed fantastic teamwork and sportsmanship to achieve their spot in the tournament. This tournament is just one of many that the students will be competing in to receive field day points. Throughout the tournament students demonstrated amazing skills that helped grade level champions edge past the opposing teams.
The 5th grade champions consisted of Audrey Ludwig, Kendall Brooks, Ariliz Camacho,
Paola Sanchez, Lauren Humphrey, and Tahj Whitley.
The 4th grade champions consisted of Parker Center, Emily Pridgeon , Vincent Knight, Brooklyn Moore, Logan Weaver, Cassia Sushko, and Madison McDuffy.
Congratulations to our Tournament winners! Be on the lookout for the next tournament winners and ask your child what they have been learning!
Battle of the Books Team
- Sydney Falls
- Ella Hefner
- Abby Houser
- Tristan Garrison
- Mia Morton
Each week our students in 1st grade - 5th grade are expected to take two iReady Reading tests and two iReady Math tests. Students must score 70% or higher in order for these tests to count for their weekly goal. The district sets up challenge windows for all GCS students. These windows are typically 4 week periods. Our first GCS challenge window started on Sept. 26 and went through Oct. 31. Students in GCS are challenged to take 8 reading tests and 8 math tests with a 70% or higher pass rate. If Rankin students meet their goal each week, they will have no problem meeting the GCS challenge window goal.
Our students ROCKED on this first challenge window. Here's our Reading stats:
Number of Reading Tests Taken (Sept. 26-Oct. 31)
1st grade = 1063
2nd grade = 1066
3rd grade = 1065
4th grade = 706
5th grade = 859
Top iReady Reading Students per Class
Fernanda Tovar Ibarra
Miah Kathryn Thomas
All of the expectation mentioned above are the same for math. Our first GCS challenge window started on Sept. 26 and went through Oct. 31. If Rankin students meet their goal each week, they will have no problem meeting the GCS challenge window goal.
Our students ROCKED on this first challenge window. Here's our Math stats:
Number of Math Tests Taken (Sept. 26-Oct. 31)
1st grade = 1291
2nd grade = 1096
3rd grade = 1026
4th grade = 756
5th grade = 852
Top iReady Math Students per Class
Joshua Cruz Arevalo
Fernanda Tovar Ibarra
Rankin's Fall Carnival
Mt. Holly Lantern Parade
MegaParty Money Grab
- Cailynn Belgarde McBride's 4th grade
- John Calabrese Clemmer's Kindergarten
- Briggs Matznick Clemmer's Kindergarten
- Alex Summitt Carr's 1st grade
- Isla Westendorf Adcock's 2nd grade
- Aaron Neal Lockridge's 5th grade
- Elizabeth Lopez Pearson's 3rd grade
Spotlight on Students - Beckham Clawson
Thanks to all who helped make the Mega Party and Fall Carnival a huge success. From the volunteers, teachers, staff and community members, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Mark calendars for Rankin Spirit Night at Chipotle Gastonia on Nov. 6 from 5pm-9pm. Please be sure to bring the flyer to get school credit. Flyers will go home next week.
Amazing Teacher Award
Ingles Supermarkets and The Gazette are sponsoring the Amazing Teacher Awards. The nomination process is online. Please consider nominating one of Rankin's amazing teachers. Go to www.gastongazette.com/contests to submit a nomination.
Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online!
To apply go to www.lunchapplication.com
If you have any questions, call the Free and Reduced Meal Specialist, Tina Franks at 704-836-9110 ext. 1
Mark Your Calendar!
11/4 Math NCDPI Check-In (3rd grade - 5th grade)
11/6 Reading NCDPI Check-in (4th grade and 5th grade)
11/6 Spirit Night at Chipotle 5:00pm - 9:00pm - Bring Rankin flier
11/7 3rd grade Field Trip to Panther's Stadium
11/11: No School - Veterans Day Holiday
11/13: Picture Retake/Make-Up Day & Class/Club Picture Day
11/27-11/29: No School - Thanksgiving Break
12/5 Interim Reports come home
12/6: Box Tops Collection Date
12/12: Rankin Curriculum Night and PTA Christmas Program
12/13: Box Tops Class Winner Reward Party
12/17 5th grade Field Trip to Biltmore
12/18: Christmas Classroom Party (Large Party/Parents Attend)- PreK to 1st 1:30pm
12/19: Christmas Classroom Party (Large Party/Parents Attend)- 2nd-5th 1:30pm
12/20-1/6: No School