Rankin Elementary News

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February 17, 2020 SPECIAL Edition

Rankin is a wonderful place where students experience personal growth and success through the positive support of faculty, parents, and the community.

Special Edition

We had a lot of great news that just couldn't wait for the next edition! Check out some of the great things going on at Rankin.
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Yearbook Design by Students

Our PTA had a wonderful idea this year for our yearbooks! We decided to let students design art work to be featured on our Rankin yearbook. The front cover, back cover, title page, and autograph page will feature this art. Ms. Abby McLaurin, our art teacher, worked with students who were interested in competing in the contest. Then we worked with PTA to select the 4 pieces of art work. Congratulations to the following contest winners, pictured above from left to right, Fernanda Tovar Ibarra, Caitlyn Robinson, Ms. McLaurin, Isaiah Foxx, & Dorian Pritchard.

A special thanks to Ms. McLaurin for helping all students submit their art work for this project during her class and for inspiring us all

You won't want to miss this special yearbook edition with our very own students' artwork. Yearbook order forms were sent home yesterday. You may order until April 15. The cost of a yearbook is $15 and you can pay online, with cash or check. To pay online visit strawbridge.net and use the code YB106493. Checks should be made payable to Strawbridge. If sending cash, please send the exact amount as we cannot make change.

January iReady Kings and Queens

The students pictured above had the most iReady lessons for their grade level in Reading and Math . Congratulations to them all! Keep up the hard work.


Kinder Math

Zanariah McCorkle, Briggs Matznick, Shephard Rust, Joseph Helton, Keagan Johnson


Kinder Reading

Brantley Douglass, Harrison Hunt, Abigail Wright, Quinn Poole, Mariyah Witherspoon


1st Grade Math

Ruth Vierra, Joshua Cruz Arevalo, Penelope Revere, Addyson Abernathy


1st Grade Reading

Alexander Summitt, Coleston Hilderbran, Kylee Propst, Naresuan Thippaluc


2nd Grade Math

Elijah Cleary, Adler Abernathy, Khilyeha Gaddis, Cara Surratt, Nicolas Cossio


2nd Grade Reading

Caleb Steele, Nathan Uren, Andrew Hyatt, Cara Surratt, Carter Moorman-Dobrich


3rd Grade Math

Kenzie Whitner, Claire Harris, Kelsey Wright, Madelyn Horne, Aubrey Brooks


3rd Grade Reading

Taneal Edomonds, Claire Harris, Holden Leonhardt, Henry Abernethy, Bode Michael


4th Grade Math

Terrell Dillard, Tripp Hatlee, Ensley Eidson, McKenzie Schincke


4th Grade Reading

Jax Allen, Ava Horne, Hannah Lineberger, Jasmine McCorkle


5th Grade Math

Miah Kathyrn Thomas, Arliz Camacho, Naz Anderson, Victoria Walker


5th Grade Reading

Landon Lee, Christopher McDaniel, Jocelyn Sexton, Kingston Curry

Our Next iReady Challenge

iReady Challenge #4

February 18 - March 19


Watch the new Lion King movie during the school day and eat popcorn!


Are you ready to meet the challenge? Here's what you need:


  • 7 passed lessons in Reading

  • 70% or higher pass rate in Reading

  • 150 minutes of time on task in Reading

  • 7 passed lessons in Math

  • 70% or higher pass rate in Math

  • 150 minutes of time on task in Math


*The iReady pass rate is calculated by looking at all lessons with a score of 70% or higher. The pass rate is not an average of scores for the lessons. To figure a student’s pass rate, take the number of lessons with a 70% or higher and divide it by the total number of lessons in the challenge window dates. This time, you will use the dates Feb. 18-Mar. 19 (2:20 pm is the deadline).

Neon Dance Party

We had a blast at our Neon Dance Party! The dance party was our school-wide incentive for iReady Challenge #3 which ended on Feb. 13. 476 students showed some incredible dance moves at or party! We hope to have 100% of our students at the next School-wide iReady Reward! Don't give up! Check out some of the fun in the pictures below.

Mrs. Hann's 3rd Grade Students Having Fun!

Mrs. Hahn's students had some hands-on fun while learning equivalent fractions. This is a very difficult standard for students, so she decided to let them explore fractions in a collaborative, hands-on way! Way to go 3rd Graders!

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!

GCS Nutrition would like to promote the use of the online free and reduced meal application. The online application is a more convenient, fast, and secure way of applying for free and reduced meals.


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

Rankin's School Improvement Plan

Please use the login below to access the School Improvement Plan for our school.


  • Login: GuestS16291
  • Password: GuestS16291
Address to access INDISTAR: www.indistar.org

Mark Your Calendar!

February 2020:

2/17: No School for students - Optional Teacher Workday

2/20 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Discovery Place

2/21: Box Tops Class Winner Reward Party

2/21 Rankin Spelling Bee

2/27: Read-A-Thon KICK OFF (Read-A-Thon 2/28-3/5) & Charlotte Hornets Book Bus 1pm

2/27 - 3rd Quarter Interim Reports sent home

2/27 Curriculum Night 5:30-6:30


March 2020:

3/5 Last day for Read-a-Thon - Guest Readers and Character Parade

3/10 4th Grade to Gaston County Museum

3/11 5th Grade to Charlotte Motor Speedway

3/12 Early dismissal for students (11:30) Parent conferences begin at 12:00-7:00pm

3/13 Optional Teacher Work Day - No school for students

3/17 2nd Grade to Mt. Holly Public Library (Addington and Huffstetler)

3/19 2nd Grade to Mt. Holly Public Library (Williams, Richardson, and McKinney)

3/20 Catawba Heights XP Character Ed Program

3/23 Math Masters Competition

3/25 Lion King cast to Knights Theater

3.26 Battle of the Books Competition

3:27 Last day of the 3rd quarter grading period

3/31 Lion King Evening Performance 7:00pm

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact us.

Address: 301 W Central Ave, Mount Holly, NC,

Email: dskelly@gaston.k12.nc.us

Phone: 704-836-9136

Website: gaston.k12.nc.us/rankin

Twitter: @PrincipalDKelly

Facebook: Ida Rankin PTA