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Announcements
Welcome to East Aiken School of the Arts

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

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Read Across America
We will be celebrating Read Across America/Dr. Seuss' birthday the week of March 2nd-5th with some special dress-up days. We hope everyone will participate!
Monday, March 2--Let's celebrate The Cat in the Hat and dress in white and red.
Tuesday, March 3--Oh, the Places You'll Go when you have a career one day...Dress up as what you want to be when you grow up.
Wednesday, March 4--"Snuggle Up and Read"--Wear your pajamas!  NO slippers/bedroom shoes!
Thursday, March 5--The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins...If we all wear a hat, that's way more than 500! Let's see if 500 of us show up wearing a hat to school! 
Congratulations to Shannon Green for being named East Aiken School of the Arts' Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016!

Congratulations to Annie Stribling for being named East Aiken School of the Arts' 1st Year Teacher of the Year!

 
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Holley Heating & Air Conditioning for their $500 donation to our PTO for the East Aiken School of the Arts playground renovation project.  We truly appreciate the support we receive from our community partners.  Thank you, Holley Heating & Air Conditioning!
BI-LO Educational Reward Program
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!
New State Testing Update

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.  
Click here to read our February newsletter.
Today we received some very exciting news for our school!!!!  We have been named a FINALIST for the State Title I School of Progress Award!!!!!  We will represent Aiken County at the SC Title I Conference next fall.  We will also receive $5,000! This is such a tremendous honor for our school and one that is truly deserved!!!  Our teachers and students have worked extremely hard the past year!!!!  Congratulations to our teachers, students, and parents!!!! Way to go, East Aiken School of the Arts!!!!!
BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL, BRAVO!!!!!!

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!!! 
School Food Service Update
Learn how the "Smart Snacks in School" standards published by the USDA will impact our school. (Click here)

imagePlease help support our school by collecting and donating Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education. A list of products that have Box Tops for Education can be found at www.boxtops4education.com, and a list of Campbell's Labels for Education products can be found at www.labelsforeducation.com.  We also collect empty ink cartridges and old cell phones for recycling as well as can tabs.