Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for 4th and 5th graders. Students read ten books from a predetermined list. The books are selected from the SC Award Book nominees. Teams of students compete by answering questions about the books. Summit Drive currently has approximately 100 students participating in the Battle of the Books Program. 

Optional practices will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings and afternoons beginning December 11. Morning practices are in the faculty dining room from 7:30-7:55. Afternoon practices are in the computer lab from 2:30-3:00. Students attending afternoon practices must have transportation available to take them home. 

In February we will hold a competition to determine the Summit Drive Battle of the Books Champion. The winning team will go on to represent Summit Drive at the District Championship held in the Spring. Good luck to all participants.

Contact Mrs. Aucoin with any questions 355-8805 laucoin@greenville.k12.sc.us.


Spring Testing Dates Announced

Spring testing dates are as follows:
ACT Aspire
English and Writing- Tuesday, April 28th (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)
Reading- Wednesday, April 29th (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)
Math- Thursday, April 30th (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade)

SCPASS
Science- Thursday, May 7th (4th and 5th grade only)
Social Studies- Friday, May 8th (4th and 5th grade only).

To help testing run smoothly, please make sure your child is in school and on time for testing.


Project Christmas Child 2014
Every year we try as a school to support Summit Drive families that may not be able to provide Christmas for their children. If you or someone you know are interested in sponsoring a family this holiday season, please contact Jenni Risell at 355-8859 or jrisell@greenville.k12.sc.us.


SUMMIT DRIVE RECEIVES AN EXCELLENT STATE REPORT CARD RATING!

 Our School Report Card was recently released by the State Department of Education.   For 2013-14, Summit Drive Elementary achieved an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Excellent. The Report Cards are posted on our school district website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us.  We are so proud of the hard work of our staff and students!


TEACHER OF THE YEAR

We are proud to announce that Amy Newton has been selected as our 2015-2016 TEACHER OF THE YEAR for Summit Drive!  Our current TEACHER OF THE YEAR is Kelly Burgette

Congratulations to both of these fantastic teachers!! We are so proud to have them represent our school! 


Summit Drive Spirit Rock
 

Introducing the new Summit Drive Spirit Rock, a fun and creative way to send a special message to your child, teacher or the entire school. Just out front, next to the flag pole, we have installed a Spirit Rock that you can paint for just $10 per day. Families must CLICK HERE to access the sign-up list (you WILL be required to register for Sign-Up Genius, a website that we use for all Volunteer opportunities). You may also contact the PTA viasummitdriveelementary@gmail.com to request a certain date.


BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards Program

BI-LO would like to invite our school to participate in the Hometown Educational Rewards program and earn free equipment and supplies!

Shoppers that wish to support Summit Drive simply need to link their personal BI-LO BONUSCARD® in one of two ways:

Throughout the year, these points will be deposited into the school’s account and can be redeemed for free equipment and supplies from the program catalog. Click Here to register your card. You will need our school code (54474).


State Palmetto Gold and Silver Award
Summit Drive Elementary School earns a GOLD award status for academic performance. 

The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes and rewards schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance for high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students. 

Way to go, Summit Drive!!!!!!Laughing