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April 23, 2018

GHES Chorus- Hornets in Harmony

Monday, April 23rd, 6:30pm

1000 Dave Gibson Boulevard

Fort Mill, SC

The Hornets in Harmony will present a mini-musical, “How To Be a Pirate,” Monday, April 23, 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Come enjoy a short program, support the 4th and 5th grade singers, and learn a little about the pirate in us all!
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FORT MILL, SC — During the 2018 Teacher of the Year Banquet held Thursday, April 19, at the Fort Mill District Training Facility, the district announce the five District Honor Roll Teachers of the Year. In alphabetical order by school they are:

Bradley Wagner, Related Arts-ITE, Banks Trail Middle School

Shaniqua Corley-Moore, Related Arts-STEM, Doby’s Bridge Elementary School

Lisa Knight, Special Services, Fort Mill High School

Adrienne Sanders, Lead Teacher, Gold Hill Elementary School

Trina McFadden, Science, Nation Ford High School

“All of the 2018 Teachers of the Year are exceptional teachers and the selection process for the Honor Roll Teachers was very difficult,” said Superintendent Chuck Epps. “These five teachers exemplify the district’s dedication to education and mission of Children First…Every Day.”

These five Honor Roll Teachers will now be in consideration for the 2018 District Teacher of the Year which will be selected at the start of the 2018–2019 school year.

Congratulations Mrs. Sanders! We are so proud of you!!!

5th grade parents...

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Great Article From Literacy Coach Mrs. Dickson

Celebrate Reading Series Books

Nod your head if you like to read. I suspect all of you did that. Now think back to your childhood reading and nod your head again if, at some point, you read a series book. Perhaps you are of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew generation. Or maybe you’re part of the Babysitter Club decade. Maybe you grew up with a boy named Harry Potter or you ventured into a land called Narnia. Whether your series was The Little House on the Prairie, Encyclopedia Brown, Animorphs, Goosebumps, Dear America, Twilight, Hunger Games, Boxcar Children, or The Bobbsey Twins, there is a great chance that if you’re a reader today, then as a child you read a series book.

In fact, the research on this is clear: a critical step in becoming a lifetime reader is, at some point, being a series book reader. This correlation between series books and lifetime reading was examined as long ago as 1926 in a study of over 36,000 readers. The conclusion reached, in 1926, when there were few series books, was that these books are an important part of establishing lifetime reading habits.

The benchmark work on this relationship, though, is found in a book titled Voices of Readers: How We Come to Love Books by G. Robert Carlsen and Anne Sherrill. In their study, Carlsen and Sherrill also found a strong positive correlation between avid reading as an adult and series-book reading as a child or teen. Perhaps it’s the comfort of knowing the characters that makes them so enjoyable. Perhaps it’s the cliffhangers at the end of each chapter that lure us to read one more page that makes them so enticing. Perhaps it’s because as we move from one book to the next, we learn more and more about this author’s style and begin to feel as if that next new book is an old friend. Whatever the reason, we love them. And because we love them, we get lost in them; we turn page after page; we wonder if Nancy will escape from the hidden attic even though the fact that the next five Nancy Drew books sit beside the bed is a clue she does. But because we love them, we read page after page after page. We develop stamina. We become readers.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 4/28: PTO Carnival 12-4pm

5/7 - 5/11: Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, 5/25: 1/2 day 7-11am, last day of school