I am very pleased and proud to announce that the State School Report Cards have improved for both the elementary grades (3-5) and the middle grades (6-8). The hard work of so many people, the school staff, the students, parents, and community supporters is finally being recognized.
The elementary State Report Card moved from an absolute value of "below average" to "average" and the student academic improvement value from "below average" to "average".
The middle school State Report Card remained at "below average". However, the academic improvement rating moved from "average" to "excellent".
If you would like a more detailed explanation of the State Report Card, please contact the school for an appointment.
Career Week Activities
Monday: Door Decorating
decorate their door (or space beside their door) with their college's colors,
Information Day- Teachers, faculty and
staff should share with students their personal college experiences or just
college information in general.
T-shirt. Students, faculty and
staff should wear their favorite college team's shirt.
American Education Week
Week of Nov. 11 – 15 (My Favorite Teacher Contest)
Monday – Nov 18 (Small gift of appreciation for staff)
Tuesday – Nov 19 (Parent Visitation Day)
Wednesday – Nov 20(Free Lunch Duty for teachers) PTO Volunteers
Thursday – Nov. 21Winner of “My Favorite Teacher”
Friday – Nov. 22 Lunch provided for Substitutes
Classroom doors will be decorated to represent colleges our teachers have attended.
Early morning student pledge and reading from “A Teacher is Better than Two Books” to remind us of the importance of Education over our intercom during this week.
Jeans for Troops
McColl Elementary/Middle School recently joined with over 140,000 nationwide participants from schools, businesses and organizations in support of our Nation's Veterans. By donating at least $5.00, faculty and staff were able to wear jeans on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. This was part of a nation-wide effort called JEANS FOR TROOPS.
The G.I. Go Fund has provided unparalleled support to our military veterans. It is a non-profit charitable organization that provides assistance to all military veterans, with a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, by helping them find employment, access housing and secure their educational and health benefits.
Mr. Macky Norton, Principal of McColl Elementary/Middle School was presented a check for $430.00 that was donated from the faculty/staff of the school, by Ms. Beth Barber, Kindergarten teacher and G.I. Go Fund Representative. The check has been sent to The G.I. Go Fund on behalf of McColl Elementary/Middle School, and The Marlboro County School District. The River's Edge Restaurant and Fatz Café' both located in Cheraw, donated prizes for the raffle for those that donated money towards this worthy cause.
For more information on the G.I. Go Fund, contact: The G.I. Go Fund at 866.389.4446 or online at www.gigofund.org.
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Judy Sanders