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1st Place Battle of the Books
Lake Forest took First Place at the Battle of the Books District Finals competition. After winning our school championship, the team went on to win at the Regional Playoffs and then they won the championship title at the District Finals on March 27th. Battle of the Books is a team reading competition for 4th and 5th graders, which is sponsored by our media specialist, Mrs. Maddox. There were a total of 33 elementary schools competing in Battle of the Books this year. This win makes a total of 4 first place titles for Lake Forest since the Battle of the Books competition began in Greenville County in 2002. Team members are: Joshua Reyes (4th gd), Trevyn Harrison (4th gd), Hannah Hill (5th gd), Allie Dunlap (5th gd), Jane Dunlap (5th gd), Sydney Dunlap (5th gd), and team coach Mrs. Maddox, media specialist. Congratulations team!”
Congratulations Natalie Nulph for placing First Place in Visual Arts at the State Level for the PTA Reflections Contest! Joshua Reyes also placed 3rd for Intermediate Visual Arts. We are so proud of both our Artists!!!!
Greenville Drive Reading All Stars
CELEBRATE YOUR READING ALL-STAR: On Tuesday, April 22nd, the Greenville Drive will celebrate the Reading All-Stars from our school. Qualifying students earned a FREE ticket voucher to the April 22nd Drive game, where they will receive a FREE Reading All-Star T-shirt and participate in a pregame Parade of Champions around Fluor Field. To redeem your child’s voucher and purchase tickets for family & friends visit the Drive Box Office or call 240-4528.
ARMES Nominations Open until April 22
A.R.M.E.S., Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools, is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8th grades who live in Greenville County. Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered during the school year, after school, once or twice a week depending on the arts discipline. ARMES Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts classes are offered at the Fine Arts Center and the ARMES Drama classes are offered at the Sterling School. If you are interested in more information, please visit the website www.armesprogram.com.
Teacher Spotlight! Mrs. Flora 2nd Grade
Mrs. Flora is originally from Connecticut. Her mom is from Cuba and dad is from Portugal so grew up speaking both languages. She attended Bob Jones University and began working at Lake Forest in the after school program as an undergraduate. Her student teaching experience here under Mrs. Price is what gave her a fabulous foundation to teach in this community. She loves interacting with the children and enjoys watching them learn new things. Mrs. Watson's daughter Lynda Lea, was in her first second grade class here in 1998! We are so fortunate to have her diverse cultural background inspiring our students!