Superintendent's Update

December 15-19

Weekly Calendar

Monday, December 15

8:30 Cabinet Meeting

1:00 Initiatives Committee Meeting

3:00 Principal Mid Year Evaluation (Blake)

Tuesday, December 16

10:15 Meeting

1:00 Technology Meeting

Wednesday, December 17

8:30 Community Visits (Oakdale Elementary)

10:00 Community Visit (Saluda Trail Middle)

1:00 Meeting

3:30 Meeting

Thursday, December 18

8:30 Foundation Meeting

1:30 Parent Meeting

4:00 Meeting

Friday, December 19

10:00 Meeting

Did You Know?

South Carolina Future Minds provides free pasta to schools for use at parent/student meetings. Visit their web site at

to learn more.

Number 1 District....

In our recent board retreat, the board unanimously agreed they wanted to be the Number 1 District. Please reflect on the characteristics you believe would make us the Number 1 district, and be ready to share at our January Leadership meeting.

Budget Priorities

As we begin planning the budget for the FY 16 school year, we need parent and community input. We have held four Town Hall meetings, but we want to ensure we have given our parents the opportunity to share their priorities. During your January or February SIC/PTA meetings, please get parents to give you feedback on priorities. Our power point will be posted on the web site, and we will have a way for parents to provide feedback. We ask, however, that you also obtain feedback from parents at SIC, PTA and other meetings. These need to be submitted to Elaine Bilton before the end of February. Every school is required to turn in documentation on its schools priorities.

Half Marathon

Congratulations to Pat Maness and Shane Goodwin on their half marathon on Kiawah Island this weekend! We are proud of you both!

Principal Mid Year Evaluations

Thank you to all principals for your mid-year evaluation conference. We enjoyed learning more about your goals and priorities for your school! I am very impressed with what you are doing at your schools! Great job to each of you!

Happy December Birthday!

December 4- Melissa Tate

December 14- Cassidy Valerino

December 18- Al Leonard

December 19- Beckye Partlow

December 22- Ginny Hedgpath

December 23- Laney Burris

December 25- Jackie Jones

December 26- Jennise Knight

December 27- Ana Glosson

December 30- Lee Colby

Many of you discussed you Hour of Code during your meetings last week. If your school participated in an Hour of Code, the state is requesting feedback. Please complete the above survey before December 19th.

Thank you!