Friday "ROAR"

Killian STEAM Leader's Magnet- Friday, April 15, 2016

Our Beliefs

Students:

We believe all students are capable of learning, especially when provided authentic and engaging opportunities.


Teachers:

We believe teachers facilitate student learning by creating positive and effective classroom communities and by collaborating with colleagues and parents.


Parents:

We believe parental involvement is a significant component to students’ academic performance and success.


Community:

We believe developing partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and the community is important to our school’s success.


Learning:

We believe 21st Century learning is best achieved in a nurturing, authentic, and collaborative environment.


Administration:

We believe administrators’ support is necessary to empower faculty, staff, parents, and the community to prepare 21st Century learners.

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Let's Welcome.....

Let's welcome Mrs. Bradham. She is joining the fourth grade team. She taught third grade in Myrtle Beach for 14 years. She is a mother and grandmother. Please welcome her to our team!

Lesson Plan Reminder


Please submit all lesson plans to the shared folder in google drive by 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. If you are a related arts teacher, please submit your plans prior to each A day.

Recess Safety

Teachers, we have had an increase in playground injuries this week. Please continue to be vigilant in your supervision on the playground. Please review playground safety with students during morning meeting. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

"To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a HERO!"- Anonymous

A Message from Mrs. Porter!

Don't hesitate to invite me to your room to see you using Quizlet Live or Board Builder!

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Techie of the Week

Ms. Delmarshi Nelums

Kudos to Ms. Nelums for taking a risk and implementing Quizlet Live Today! Her 1st graders synergized really well. Ms. Nelums encouraged her students to collaborate and to listen to eachother. Look at the joy on their faces! A shout out to her phenomenal team too, I know many of them have already practiced this new collaborative instructional tool and have incorporated it into their future plans!


Thank you Ms. Nelums for being a Laudable Leading Lion!

Birthdays!

Mr. Larry Thorne- 4/21


Happy Birthday!

A Closer Look


Week of April 18- April 22, 2016

PE Rotation Week


Monday, April 18

PBL Full Faculty Meeting

SIC Meeting- 5:00-6:00 PM


Tuesday, April 19

SC PASS/ SC READY Training- Grades 3-5


Wednesday, April 20

STEAM Advisory Team Meeting- 3:30-4:30 PM


Thursday, April 21

Dr. Doug

SC PASS/ SC READY Training


Friday, April 22

Readers Become Leaders Day


Looking Ahead...


Guidance Rotation Week


Monday, April 25

Student Showcase Update Due

Leadership Team Meeting


Tuesday, April 26

SC READY- ELA Day 1

2nd Grade Field Study to Riverbanks Zoo

Interim Reports Go Home


Wednesday, April 27

SC READY- ELA Day 2

School Health Council Meeting 3:30-4:30 pm


Thursday, April 28

SC READY- Math

Friday, April 29

Girls Leadership Trip to Tennessee

Leadership Day

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Our Latest Publication....

Killian’s Robotic Rockets Rocking Rookies



The team was called the Robotic Rockets Rocking Rookies and was the inaugural team for Killian STEAM Leaders Magnet. We had 9 official team members: Paul Streater*, George Key*, Brelen Bethea*, Aaliyah Bennett*, Lynley Wheeler*, Kaela Branham*, Asa Price*, Zahcario McNeil*, and Aniyah Ware (*8 of which attended the competition). Trevione Green was part of the support crew during the year. This year's competition team was Trash Trek which focused on recycling and reducing trash.(Link:http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge) The team competed in its first ever regional competition at Doby's Mill Elementary in Lugoff, SC and earned a distinguished honor from the judges-The Robot Design Award which was given for innovative programming and structural design of the robot. Judges noted that all team members displayed exception knowledge and teamwork in this area. In receiving this award, KSLM's 4th and 5th graders bested middle school aged students who were veterans at the FIRST LEGO League competition. Other areas of the competition included Core Value, Research Project, and Robot Games. This year's coaches were Renee' Geddings, Robotics & Engineering Teacher, and Mark Jenkins, K5 Teacher. Our team mentor was Joseph Geddings, an Industrial Hydraulics Specialist.

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