On behalf of the East Aiken School of the Arts faculty, staff, and administration, it is my pleasure to welcome you as we prepare for the upcoming 2014-15 school year! It’s wonderful to see familiar faces and to welcome new families to our school community. We welcome parent participation and support during the school year and look forward to working with you to ensure success for all our students. We trust that this will be a rewarding and successful year as we continue to Strive for Academic Excellence through the Arts!
Lisa Fallaw, Principal
Christin Abernethy, Assistant Principal
Congratulations to Annie Stribling for being named East Aiken School of the Arts' 1st Year Teacher of the Year!
BI-LO is committed to giving back to the communities through their Hometown Educational Rewards program. Through this program, BI-LO is directly impacting local children’s education by providing schools with FREE equipment and supplies. The BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards program allows parents and supporters to link your personal BI-LO BONUSCARD® to local schools (up to 3 schools). Then, each time you shop with your personal BONUSCARD®, the school automatically earns points towards free equipment and supplies! We will enter your Bonus Card number for you! Please send bonus card numbers to Mrs. Callahan in the front office. Thank you for your support of East Aiken School of the Arts!
This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program. A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SC PASS tests for science and social studies. The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, and the two SC PASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.
The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit. Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes. Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests. Our students are more familiar with the SC PASS tests which have no specific time limits. Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests. The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally.
CONGRATULATIONS to our students, faculty, and staff for earning an ESEA grade of 85/B for 2014!!!! East Aiken School of the Arts is also being recognized as a Title I Reward School for Progress. We are one of the top ten percent of qualifying Title I schools that demonstrated progress in the performance of all students or in subgroups on statewide assessments. Our score improved 13.4 points in 2014. THANK YOU to all of our parents and all community members for your continued support of school as we continue to strive for academic excellence through the arts!!!
Learn how the "Smart Snacks in School" standards published by the USDA will impact our school. (Click here)