Week of November 13-17
As we are wrapping up our Fall Student-Led Conferences with 2nd-5th grade students, we would love your feedback! Please complete this short survey by December 8th. We appreciate your support and cooperation!
New Visitor Check-In System
Spotlight on STEM!
Cherokee County School District’s Future Ready Graduate
Along with Cherokee County School District (CCSD), Ball Ground Elementary STEM Academy is focused on working to ensure all students have access to lessons, resources, and programs that build associated, future ready skillsets.
The skillsets, which were identified with input from students, parents, teachers, support staff and leaders are:
• THINKER: Think critically and creatively to solve problems
• COMMUNICATOR: Listen, communicate and interact effectively
• CONTRIBUTOR: Engage and contribute in work, life and in the world
• LEARNER: Seek knowledge and skills to apply to new situations
• COLLABORATOR: Collaborate with others to achieve a common purpose
• LEADER: Exhibit strong personal qualities, set goals and achieve balance
BGSA’s focus on preparing future ready graduates begins with encompassing a commitment to ensuring lessons, resources, and experiences are provided to expose students to these future ready skillsets, careers, and both college preparation and career readiness program careers.
STEM in Action!
Kindergarteners used the Problem-Solving Process to ask, “How can I make a boat that floats?”
They then planned and designed boats. They tested their boats and shared their results with their peers using a graphic organizer!
Parents, if you have taken any pictures from school events that you would like to share with Mrs. Arnett, our Yearbook Sponsor, to possibly be used in our book this year, please feel free to upload them here!
Mark your Calendars!
November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break
December 1 - Ball Ground City March of Toys Parade
December 7 - STEM with Santa, 6-7:30PM
December 12-15 - Santa Shop
December 21 - Last day of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
December 22 - Teacher Workday
December 25-January 5 - Winter Break
January 8 - First day of 3rd Quarter/2nd Semester