News & Notes
March Lunch and Learn
March 27 Technology Lunch and Learn.
Teacher Panel-Come listen to a 3rd grade, 4th, grade, and 5th grade Stone teachers discuss technology in the classroom. We will hear about what technology is used in the classroom, things teachers wish you knew about digital students, and how teachers decide to integrate technology tools and resources!
Get insight into the classroom and see what and how your digital citizens are learning!
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March Madness Book Bracket
Get ready for some March Madness- book style!!!
Beginning Monday, March 11th our Stone students will have an opportunity to listen to two books each day, brought to you by Mrs. Littlejohn's Battle of the Books club, and cast a vote on his/her favorite book!
Winners will be announced on Jumpstart and then move into the next round. Every vote counts!
So which book will win this 16 book challenge? Stay tuned to find out if your favorite book makes it to the end!
The bracket, videos and voting can all be found here:
Big Show DVDs
Didn't get a 2019 Big Show T-shirt or DVD?
Well....this is your last chance to order. Go to this link to order through April 1st....
Yearbook orders are now being accepted. The price is $20 for a 56 page, full-color softback book.
This year, all orders will be processed by Strawbridge. If you choose to pay by cash or check, you can send the payment back to school in the envelope provided. Checks should be made to Strawbridge (not to Stone Academy). Receipts will not be issued by Stone, so please keep a personal record of your payment.
You may choose to order online at www.strawbridge.net. Use online code 101875.
The deadline for ordering yearbooks is April 12. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
For questions, contact Alice Littlejohn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stone Academy Report Card
Dear Parents, Students, and Stone Community Members,
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 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 me at any time. I absolutely appreciate all you do to support the academic success of our students at Stone Academy!
With great appreciation,
Brett DeLoach Vaughn, Principal
Volunteer Guidelines and Application
Please follow the instructions on the link below for volunteer guidelines and the application form.