Rankin Elementary News

One Town One School One Goal

November, 2019

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

Honor Roll Celebrations

We held our 1st quarter honor roll celebrations on Friday, Nov. 1. Students in grades 3rd - 5th came to the cafeteria for a doughnut and drink to celebrate their accomplishment. Their parents joined us as we awarded each student an Honor Roll Certificate. We had 76 3rd grade students, 54 4th grade students, and 44 5th grade students. Please see their group pictures below.

We will celebrate honor roll students on the Friday after report cards come home. 3rd grade 8:30; 4th grade 9:00; 5th grade 9:30:

  • 2nd Quarter Celebration - January 24
  • 3rd Quarter Celebration - April 3
  • End of Year Awards Ceremony - Tentatively set for June 8
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5th Grade A Honor Roll


Tess Ballard

Tristan Garrison

Riley Honbaier

Emma Lineberger

Sara Pawlish

Talon Reynolds

Miah Kathryn Thomas

Avery Willer


Kendall Brooks

Lauren Humphrey

Audrey Ludwig


Ella Hefner

Abigail Houser

Haylie Perkins


Kingston Curry

Sydney Falls

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5th Grade A/B Honor Roll


Tanner Calton

Braylon Clark

Safa Justo-Basheer

Landon Lee

Rhys Todd

Irvin Thompson


Trey Church

Kendall Exum

Lily Lanier

Vivian Mach

Tahj Whitley

Andrew Coren


Isabella Arwood

June Beasley

Kassie Boughman

Stella Gutierrez

Ella Malone

Alexander Marroquin

Malachi Nichols

Jocelyn Sexton


Ana Beach

Abbie Crisp

Mallory Hall

Haverly Kohl

Mia Morton

Ramani Pauling

Lydia Tench

Victoria Walker

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4th Grade A Honor Roll


Jax Allen

Amelia Burr

Eamon Denison

Sophie Flowers

Layla Keener


Zemirah Fewell

Ava Horne

Vincent Knight

Emily Pridgeon


Bash Chapman


Zoe Barthelemy

Kayley Nguyen

Olivia Schneider

Matthew Moss

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4th Grade A/B Honor Roll


Ella Anderson

Cayden Byrd

Drew Cook

Nathan Leaird

Timothy Smith

Jonny Thompson

Macie Hamilton

Case Nixon


Lexie Blankenship

Amara Brannon

Addy Brown

Carmen Buchanan

Parker Center

Grayson Gunnells

Tripp Hatlee

Reese Hawley

Kassia Sushko

Madison McDuffie


Alexa Cloninger

Elyse Hodge

Hannah Lineberger

Adrian MacNorton

Logan McAbee

Elijah McGhee

Jordan Patterson

Madison Perrigo

Elise Taylor


Cruz Surrat

Louise LaBorde

Kolton Jordan

Nyasia Ballard-Joyner

Cailynn Belgarde

Carson Mace

Olivia Schneider

Jasmine Winchester

Bella Bruns

Erik Brummond

Mackenzie Hughes

Milan Ross

Maddie Mahl

Josiah Foster

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3rd Grade A Honor Roll


ree Beasley

Payton Royall

Alessandra Rodriguez-Sanchez

Madelyn Sanders

Addison Shuler

Camden Stillwell

Cameron Taft

Jayjai Washington

Kenzie Whitner


Tanner Beasley

Kendra Fisher

Jace Childers

Harleigh Chithtamath

Brayden Thomassin

Autumn Thompson

Anna Roberts

Ava Hungate

Alijah Hawkins

Adalie Wheatly


Chloe Robinson

Caitlyn Robinson

Katherine Gardner

Kelsey Wright

Jazmiah White

Fernanda Tovar Ibarra


Henry Abernethy

Madelyn Horne

Kai Kilgore

Piper McQueen

Anyla Pauling

Owen Sprouse

Anya Torres


Aubrey Brooks

Macailyn Day

Elizabeth Lopez

Bode Michael

Callie Robinson

Adeline Stutzman

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3rd GRade A/B Honor Roll


Lean Williams

John Gibson

Michael Howser

Mckenzie Huggins


Tristan Cross

Kalli Blankenship

Jeffrey Caneguez-Mendez

Claire Harris

Brittan Harrison

Ayden Smith

Anabella Craig


Kennedy Foxx

Bryson Hartsell

Dezmen Hammonds

Sincere Gordon

Abbey Cowart

Holden Leonhardt

Alaisha McCorkle

Piper Reynolds

Daijon Stanfield

Grayson Champion


Evan Allen

Payton Bell

Landyn Campbell

Beckham Clawson

Brailee Cross

Andrew Fisher

Jacob Marks-Chapman

Blake McCumbee

Bailey Moore

Brinley Womack


Medlin Acker

Emma Andrus

Isabella Costner

Damian Morales

Ryder Phillips

Brayden Rodgers

Caden Sellers

Principal's Pride

Principal's Pride winners are selected by their teachers based on academic performance. Here are the winners for October:

5th Grade

Riley Honbaier

Kendall Brooks

Ella Hefner

Sydney Falls

4th Grade

Layla Keener

Emily Pridgeon

Hannah Lineberger

Olivia Schneider

3rd Grade

Michael Howser

Anna Roberts

Caitlyn Robinson

Kai Kilgore

Callie Robinson

2nd Grade

Parker Smith

Teanna Conner

Rileigh Black

Cara Surratt

Bruton Beatty

1st Grade

Lincon (Isaac) Diaz-Guerra

Harper Allen

Mattie Horton

Anna Norton


Landon Satterfield

John (Keegan) Calabrese

Kaydence Brannon

Ollie Green

“Blake” Charles Davidson

Students of the Month

Students of the month are chosen based on the month's character trait, which was respect. These students stood out to their teacher for showing respect.

5th Grade

Ellie Dagout

Kendall Exum

Jocelyn Sexton

Sammy Ward

4th Grade

Terrell Dillard

Brooklyn Moore

Landon Bice

Maddie Mahl

3rd Grade

Shaylee Royster

Brayden Thomassin

Bryson Hartsell

Anyla Pauling

Ryder Philips

2nd Grade

Elisia Hoover

Elijah Cleary

Nyema Guinn

Ayden Bingham

Towner Cousar

1st Grade

Alex Summitt

Joshua Cruz

Mason Earnhardt

J’zyn Vann


Callan Horne

Johnny Farley

Mackenzie Gruin

Ava Blackmon

Mason Chapman

October Dojo Classroom Champs

congratulations to Mrs. Huffstetler's 2nd grade class and Mr. Lineberger's 5th grade class. They had the most Dojo points for the month of October. We celebrated them last month with an afternoon treat in the cafeteria. Great job to both classes.

November Dojo Classroom Champs

Congratulations to Mrs. Hahn's 3rd grade class and Mrs. Addington's 2nd grade class. They had the most Dojo points for the month of November. We will celebrate them tomorrow afternoon with a small treat in the cafeteria. Great job to their students.

Photos will be added tomorrow of each class.

iReady Reading

Each week our students in 1st grade - 5th grade are expected to take two iReady Reading tests and two iReady Math tests. The district sets up challenge windows for all GCS students. These windows are typically 4 week periods. Our second challenge window started on Nov. 1 and went through Nov. 25. Students were challenged to take 6 reading tests and 6 math tests with a 70% or higher pass rate. If Rankin students meet their goal each week, they will have no problem meeting the challenge window goal.

Our students ROCKED on challenge window.

Top iReady Reading Students per Class (Nov. 1 - 25)

1st grade =Alexander Summitt, Joshua Cruz Arevalo, Kayler Campomanes Villa, Bryson Park

2nd grade = Ruby Ballard, Keegan Carrigan, Miles Grindstaff, Elizabeth Dillman, Troy Harkey

3rd grade = Addison Shuler, Ava Hungate, Kennedy Foxx, Amber Rodgers. Damien Morales

4th grade = Case Nixon, Kamani Bruton, Bella Hartzell, Louise LaBorde

5th grade = Landon Lee, Tahj Whitley, June Beasley, Donovan Grant

Photo added tomorrow.

iReady Math

All of the expectation mentioned above are the same for math. Our second GCS challenge window started on Nov. 1 and went through Nov. 26. If Rankin students meet their goal each week, they will have no problem meeting the GCS challenge window goal.

Our students ROCKED it once again for our challenge window. Here's our Math stats:

Top iReady Math Students per Class (Nov. 1 and went through Nov. 25)

1st grade = Sarah Coren. Joshua Cruz Arevalo, Ruslana Sushko, Naresuan Thippaluc

2nd grade = Caleb Vickers, Madilyn Lockridge, Kaidence Nichols, Journey Malin, Nicolas Cossio

3rd grade = Camden Stillwell, Claire Harris, Raygen Tarleton, Amber Rodgers, Caroline Rodriguez

4th grade = Macie Hamilton, Amara Brannon, Madison Perrigo, Cori Rikard

5th grade = Grace Lanier, Addison Kirby, Ella Malone, Donovan Grant

Photo added tomorrow.

Reading Buddies at Rankin

Rankin Reading Buddies is a reading program at Rankin. Mrs. Johnson, our Literacy Teacher, and Mrs. Huffstetler, 2nd grad teacher, meet with student council members and students that are selected in the morning for following our RISE expectations in the cafeteria while waiting for the first bell to ring. The students will pair up and read various books on different themes at each meeting. We have Reading Buddies every other Friday in Mrs. Johnson's room.

Reading Buddies will be from 7:25 until 7:50 on the following dates:

Dec. 6th

Jan. 10th & 24th

Feb. 7th & 21st

March 6th & 20th

April 3rd & 24th

May 8th & 22nd

June 5th

Please see the photos below from the Nov. 15 Reading Buddies.

PTA Corner

We are so thankful for all who support our amazing Rankin PTA! With funds raised, we have recently given $15,000 back to our school for new technology and facility needs. We also had the pleasure of giving $1500 each to Ms. Abby for the Art Department, Mrs. Sherill for the Innovation Station STEAM Lab, Coach Corey for PE and Mr. Jeff for the Music Department! We are thrilled to help support these integral areas of our school!

We are so thankful for the continued support from State Farm’s Agent Adam Lee and his amazing team! Thanks to all who participated in their “like the page” challenge, we raised an extra $253 for our school!

We are so thankful for our generous Rankin Families who helped donate over 2,000 pounds of food to our Mount Holly CRO! Every bit of this food helps our neighbors in need right here in our city. Fourth Grade brought in the most items and received a pizza party!

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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!


12/4 Mt. Holly Christmas Parade - 11:30 Early Dismissal for Students

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

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