Rankin Elementary News

One Town One School One Goal

January, 2020

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

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

We held our 2nd quarter honor roll celebrations on Friday, Jan 24. 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 69 3rd grade students, 53 4th grade students, and 50 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:


  • 3rd Quarter Celebration - April 3
  • End of Year Awards Ceremony - Tentatively set for June 8

Meet the Newest Members of Our Rankin Team

Emma Lineberger Helps Out

Emma Lineberger presented each of our new teachers with $200 to spend on their classrooms. This money was raised during Emma's Safety Patrol project. She raised $4,000 to fill backpacks for each grade level at our school. She wanted to use the remaining funds to help our new teammates buy things to make their classrooms their own! Thank you Emma!
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Principal's Pride

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


5th Grade

Braylon Clark

Vivian Mach

Ella Malone

Haverly Kohl


4th Grade

Nathan Leaird

Marcus “Vincent” Knight

Bash Chapman

Olivia Schneider


3rd Grade

Camden Stillwell

Tannar Ballard

Sincere Gordon

Beckham Clawson

Aubrey Brooks


2nd Grade

Julian Vickers

Jerren Butler

Rileigh Black

James Braverman

Cash Anderson


1st Grade

Sinderia Tate

Iker Bravo Lucero

Leana Seid

Scout Ward



Kindergarten

Jenna Pawlish

Jordan Morris

Roman Chitpanya

Allen Philachanh

Jase Thomassin

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Students of the Month

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


5th Grade

Sunni Alford

Trey Church

Nicholas Grant

Ethyn Robinson


4th Grade

Drew Cook

Amara Brannon

Bobby Bickerton

Erik Brummond


3rd Grade

Madalyn Sanders

Christahsia Guinn

Kennedy Foxx

Brailee Cross

Callie Robinson


2nd Grade

Mila Cowart

Teanna Connor

Price Gosse

Gunnar Erickson

Asher McPherson


1st Grade

Zoe Jean-Gilles

Austin Marlow

Ruslana Sushko

Alaya Jett


Kindergarten

Shonna Altizer

Maddox Doss

Kessa Matthews

Sadie Gutierrez

Kamri Mars

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:

2/6 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader @ SCHS

2/7 1st Grade Community Field Trip (Garden, Create in Us, Queen Bee)

2/14: Box Tops Collection Date

2/14 Neon Dance Party - iReady Reward

2/14: School Valentine’s Day Classroom Party (Small Snack/No Parents) 1:30pm

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

2/27: 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

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