News and Announcements
Middle School News & Info
Check out the PRES Middle School Guidance Page for news and information about upcoming middle school events and registration for 5th graders.
Afterschool 4th & 5th Grade Coding Club $75
Have you signed up for the Google CS First club yet? In the Coding Club, you’ll explore, create, and learn how to code with your friends! Our next club theme is Storytelling! Coding Club is an 8 week program that starts the week of Jan. 28th. Choose 1 day to participate: Monday or Wednesday. Meetings end at 4pm. Mrs. Yarem is the club facilitator and all meetings will be in the computer lab. Cost is $75 and space is limited so first come, first serve.
Change in Phone Number Form
The form is only for parents who currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service. Please complete the form and turn in to the front office.
2018 South Carolina School Report Cards Released
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018, by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory. These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores, and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness, and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.” Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact Mrs. Qualls via email or phone.
GCS Weather Alerts
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Submit Absence Notes Online!
PRES now has the option for absence notes to be submitted online. Check out the Attendance Website for the link and more info!