Students in Mrs. Gandy's and Mrs. Tupper's classes
celebrate Thanksgiving and Learning!
Congratulations to Mrs. Patricia Tupper
Mt. Pisgah's new Teacher of the Year
We are proud of you Mrs. Tupper!
Mt. Pisgah Elementary School
honors our Veterans.
Thank you, Veterans, for your sacrifice.
Fun At the Kershaw County Read-In!!
Special thanks to Mrs. Amber Pitts
and all of our
wonderful parents and teachers who made
Mt. Pisgah's Halloween concert and book fair
such a success!
Thank you all!
Mt. Pisgah Students show that
"United We Stand
For a Drug Free Land!"
Congratulations to Mrs. Martha Mason, third grade teacher,
for being elected Mt. Pisgah's
Reading Teacher of the
You Are Awesome Mrs. Mason!
Red Ribbon Week- October 26 - 30
Monday: Be a "genius" and don't do drugs. Everyone wear jeans!
Tuesday: Always be "ready" to say no to drugs. Everyone wear red!
Wednesday: "United We Stand For A Drug Free Land" Everyone wear red, white and blue.
Thursday: We are too "smart" for drugs. Everyone gets a smartie!
Friday: We pledge to be drug-free. Students will sign a pledge.
Mt. Pisgah's annual book fair will be held on Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30.
Please come and support our reading program!
Mt. Pisgah is fortunate to be able to celebrate school lunch week with our two fantastic cafeteria employees:
Ms. Bobbie Collins and Ms. Wanda Mosley
Thanks for all you do ladies!
Thank you to all of our wonderful area pastors who attended our "Pastries for Pastors" on Wednesday, October 14.
We are grateful for all you do for our school and community.
We would like to thank all the grandparents that visited our school during Grandparent’s Week. It is so important in making lasting memories with our students. Please remember to ask you child every night what did they learned new at school. Every day is a learning adventure in which our students are being challenged with a rigorous curriculum. Please remember it is vital to have open communication with the school. We share a partnership in educating our students with our parents and community stakeholders.
Mrs. Benson, Principal, Mt. Pisgah Elementary School
Many Thanks to Grace Episcopal Church's Outreach Ministrty for their generous donation of $500.00 to Mt. Pisgah Elementary School. Mr. Frank Trapp, Senior Warden for Grace Church, and Ms. Carla Knight, Outreach Ministry Chairman presented Mrs. Estelle Benson with the check. Mrs. Benson plans to use the funds for school supplies, field trips and resources for the school. Grace Episcopal Church has a strong mentoring program and an afterschool program led by director, Dennis McGee. Mr. Trapp stated, "We feel that proper education is the key to growth and the welfare of the community." Thank you, Grace Episcopal Church, for your generosity to Mt. Pisgah Elementary School!
Mt. Pisgah Elementary School celebrated International Dot Day on Tuesday, September 15. Students nominated community members who have made their mark and made a difference in our lives. Many wonderful community members were nominated. The following were selected to be recognized at Mt. Pisgah's Dot Day Awards Program:
Mr. Robert Ray for his military service and sacrifice for our country, by Shyenne Smith
Ms. Crystal Loynes for her work as a speech therapist, by Ryleigh and Kyleigh Mangum
Rev. Bobby James for his ministerial work, nominated by Jonathan Roberts
Not pictured: Dr. Christine Sellers for her work as a pediatrician, nominated by Ryleigh and Kyleigh Mangum
The Holiday season has approached us, and it is a very exciting time of the year. Nevertheless, we want to remind our students that we continue to have a lot more standards to cover before our Winter Break. We need for everyone to remind focused and to keep pushing forward. Parents, we continue to ask for your support as we move forward with rigor in our daily instruction. It is with our partnership that our students will continue to excel and grow.
As we move forward with technology, we will begin in January to send our school newsletter home electronically via email. Therefore, we ask that you make sure that you have an email address on file in the office so you will not miss out on this fabulous publication. We will include important information from the school as well as information from each class along with pictures from each class in our newsletter.
We are excited about the wonderful things happening in our school. Our mission every day is to be always caring, always positive, and always learning.
Mrs. Benson, Principal
It is November, and time is moving swiftly. Last week, our students participated in our First Annual Dictionary Day. It was a lot of fun. The students came to school dressed in a visual representation of a vocabulary word in which they have studied in their classroom. Not only were they able to develop a personal meaning of their assigned word, but they gained knowledge of over one hundred words being visibly represented on this day in a creative and awesome way.
Our second grade students are involved in taking standardized tests this week. They will take the Cognitive Abilities Test also known as CoGAT on November 2-4, and they will take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills also known as ITBS on November 5-6 . These tests are norm-reference aptitude and achievement tests that are used for selection into the Gifted and Talented program. All students in grade two are required to take these tests. It is important for our students to be in attendance and on time for school every day, especially during testing. Please be sure that your child gets plenty of rest the night before and eats a healthy breakfast.
We have missed several days during the first nine weeks due to inclement weather. Parents, we need your continued support in helping to encourage our students to keep pushing forward. We have many standards to cover to adequately prepare our students for their end of the year standardized tests. Once again, thanks for all you do in support of our school.
Mrs. Benson, Principal
Welcome to school, where we are Always Caring, Always Positive, and Always Learning. We are excited about the 2015-2016 school year. Our focus this year will incorporate rigor in our lessons and assessments.
The beginning of the year is always exciting, and we want our students to “make their marks” daily. We challenge our students to be brave, creative, and to learn something new every day.
We look forward in continuing to develop partnerships with our parents and the community. These relationships are vital in the growth of our students. It indeed takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for your support in making this a great school.
Mrs. Benson, Principal