Blaney Elementary School

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  • Honor Roll

    Our Honor Rolls for the third grading period have been announced.  You can find the list here.

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  • State Archery Champions

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    Blaney Elementary School's Wildcat Archery team took first place at the 2017 NASP South Carolina State Tournament.  In addition to their first place finish, fifth grader Abbigail Rizzo placed first in the elementary girls division and the team was awarded the Sportsmanship Award.  The team will compete in the 2017 NASP National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky May 10-12.
    The team is coached by BES teachers Scott Lewis, Jessica Frye, and Andy Beck, BES principal Ed Yount, and community member George Marthers.
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    Volunteer Information

    We no longer accept SLED checks as part of our volunteer application process.  Please visit the KCSD volunteer information page for more information.

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  • Box Tops for Education

    Boxtops Help raise money for Blaney clipping coupons off of the groceries marked "Box Tops for Education". You can also register online and shop through to earn bonus points for our school!


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  • Arrival & Departure Procedure

    Car Blaney Elementary is the largest elementary school in Kershaw County, and we are responsible for the safe dismissal of nearly 800 bus riders, walkers, and car riders. Your child's safety is our top priority. In order to safely and quickly dismiss your car riding child, please review and follow the traffic pattern shown on this Car Rider Map. Please contact the school office or your child's teacher if you have any questions.


    Parents of Afternoon Car Riders

    We are asking that you leave your child's name tag VISIBLE until your child is safely in your car. This practice will allow the duty personnel who are on the curb a visual and assistance in calling and helping your child into the car each afternoon.  This will make for a smoother, quicker dismissal.  Thank you for your assistance.
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Principal's Message

  • Mr. Yount

    A Message from the Principal

    April is a great month. Spring Break finally arrives and I think we are all ready for a refreshing time away from school before we start our final push. I ask that you encourage your students to read every night and over spring break. I saw this information outside of Mrs. Watts, one of our kindergarten teachers, room:
    Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?
    Student A reads 20 minutes each day; 3600 minutes in a school year equals 1,800,000 words in a year.
    Student B reads 5 minutes each day; 900 minutes in a school year equals 282,000 words in a year.
    Student C reads 1 minute each day; 180 minutes in a school year equals 8,000 words in a year.
    It's not hard to see the importance of reading every day.
    Spring Break is April 10-14. SC PASS Science end of the year test for 3rd-5th grade students is April 25 and Social Studies is April 26.


    - Ed Yount, Principal

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A.P.'s Message

  • Krissi Butler

    A Message from the Assistant Principal


    Spring and South Carolina State mandated testing is in the air!  All students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will take the SC READY which covers the subject areas of math and ELA (English Language Arts).  All 4th and 5th grade students will take the SC PASS which covers science and social studies.  Here is a link to see an example of what the SC READY and SC PASS tests will look like:

    The testing dates are as follows…

    April 19 SC READY ELA Field Testing

    April 25 SC PASS Science

    April 26 SC Social Studies

    May 2 SC READY ELA Session I

    May 3 SC READY ELA Session II

    May 9 SC READY Math


    A good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast helps children focus and do well on their tests.   Make-Up testing will take place for those students who are absent or tardy.  


    I am looking for a few good testing monitors.  Please contact me, Krissi Butler, if you are able to assist with being a testing monitor.  You must have completed the district process of a background check.  Please call me at (803) 438-3241 or email me at if you are interested in helping me with testing and being a monitor.  

    -- Mrs. Butler

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2017 Blaney Ball