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Lexington County School District Three's schools and offices will be closed April 14-18 for Easter Break.

A reminder to all students, parents and employees that because of school days missed in January and February because of inclement weather, Lexington Three students and employees will attend school on  Monday, April 21.  This day were originally scheduled as a Holiday/Bad Weather Make up date, but because of the days missed in January and February, it will now be used as a regular school day. Afterschool Programs at B-L Primary and Elementary Schools will also be held on Monday, April 21st. 


District News
 
District News
Board of Trustees Extends Superintendent's Letter of Agreement

The Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees voted unanimously on April 8, 2014 to extend Dr. J. Chester Floyd’s Letter of Agreement until June 30, 2015. Dr. Floyd accepted the Board’s decision and thanked them for their support and confidence. Since assuming the role of superintendent, Dr. Floyd has worked with district and school administrators to make real strides in improving the level of instruction at all of schools and employees are working together to help students reach their potential. Dr. Floyd is excited about the direction that the District is taking and knows great things will happen for our students and our school district.

Dr. Floyd came to Lexington Three as interim superintendent in late July 2009 with over 44 years of service in public education. In December 2009, the Board of Trustees voted to have Dr. Floyd serve as superintendent until June 30, 2011. Dr. Floyd’s Letter of Agreement was then extended to June 30, 2012. In 2012, his Letter of Agreement was extended until June 30, 2014.


B-L BAND NOW SELLING RADA CUTLERY


 B-L Band is now selling Rada Cutlery as its latest fundraiser for the 2015 London New Year’s Day trip.  The sale will be held through April 21st. A wide variety of cutlery, specialty items, serving/cooking utensils, cookbooks, stoneware, soy wax candles, dips, soups and cheeseballs are available. 

 Rada Cutlery has been selling quality cutlery for over 65 years and all products are made in the USA.  All items may be viewed by going to www.RadaCutlery.com or by contacting one of the B-L Band members or Boosters to view a catalog.

 To view a catalog or place an order, please contact any B-L Band member or Booster member or email Kim Feaster, fundraising chairperson, at kimmyf519@bellsouth.net.

 All orders are greatly appreciated by the band and band boosters


BOJANGLES’ HONORS LOCAL DISTRICT TEACHERS OF THE YEAR


On April 1, the Batesburg-Leesville Bojangles’ honored local District Teachers of the Year by presenting books donated to their school libraries and dedicated in their names.  This event is one of 13 happening across South Carolina this spring as Bojangles’ continues its support of public education in the fifth year of its partnership with South Carolina Future Minds.

 

Bojangles’ and S.C. future Minds celebrate four District Teachers of the Year at the event and treated the teachers, as well as their colleagues, friends, family and students to Bojangles’ made-from-scratch biscuits, hand-breaded chicken, Legendary Iced Tea and other delicious fixin’s.  Each District Teacher of the Year and her guests receive a $5 Bjoangles’ gift card too. Those honored included:

 

  • Barnwell 29 District Teacher of the year Nancy Brady-Wood from Kelly Edwards Elementary
  • Edgefield District Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Ingram from Strom Thurmond High School
  • Lexington Three District Teacher of the Year Melissa Keisler from Batesburg-Leesville Primary School
  • Saluda District Teacher of the Year Elisa Chwialkowski from Saluda Middle School

 

Bojangles’ is a major sponsor of the Teacher of the Year program, which is designed to support teachers across the state making a positive impact of their students and future of South Carolina through their commitment to education.  This year, Bojangles’ will donate nearly 3,000 books in honor of the 2014 District Teachers of the Year.

 

:We are thankful for the hard work of South Carolina’s outstanding educators and happy for the opportunity to show our gratitude through our partnership with South Carolina Future Minds,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Clifton Rutledge.  “Bojangles’ has been a part of communities across the state for many years.  We’re proud to celebrate the 2014 South Carolina District Teachers of the year at Bojangles’ from the upstate to the Lowcountry this spring and we look forward to continuing the celebration during Teacher Appreciation Month in May.”

 

South Carolina is home to 700,000 students, 50,000 teachers and nearly 1,200 schools in its public education system.  Since 2010, Bojangles’ has donated more than, 12,000 books to public schools and raised nearly $60,000 in support of a better learning experience for the state’s public school students.  Bojangles’ is also the founding sponsor of Teacher Appreciation Month and will kick off a statewide fundraising campaign in May.

 

 


NEW FUNDING PLANS FOR 2014-15

Lexington County School District Three is in the process of writing new funding plans for the 2014-2015 school year.  The programs include Title I, Title II, and Title III.  Anyone with suggestions or recommendations on how the funds should be spent is encouraged to contact Frances Bouknight at the District Office (803-532-1742).


HALL, ROEVER SELECTED TO ATTEND SCIENCE P.L.U.S. INSTITUTE



Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility of Greenville County Schools, is pleased to announce that Debra Hall, a sixth grade science teacher at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School, and Michael Roever, an eighth grade science teacher at B-L Middle, have been selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer of 2014.  The Institute, 100$ funded by a South Carolina Education Improvement Act (EIA) grant, gives intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers from throughout the State of South Carolina.  The Institute emphasizes the Center’s belief that all students deserve a good science education.

 

Each school district that submitted applicants is represented by at least one teacher chosen to attend the Institute.  In the Institute’s 22-year history, over 4,000 public school science teachers have participated in Science P.L.U.S. classes.

 

The courses for the 2014 Science P.L.U.S. Institute include 6 different one-week classes in weather, earth science, life science, space, and physical science.  Mrs. Hall will participate in the Physical Science 6 class, while Mr. Roever will attend the Space Science 8 class.  Classes are built around specific grade levels corresponding to the South Carolina Science academic Standards for grades 1-12.  Institute courses encourage teachers to incorporate math and language arts skills into their science lessons and to look for opportunities to make science connections when teaching other disciplines.

 

A major goal of the Science P.L.U.S. Institute is to provide teachers the resources needed to do hands-on science activities with their students.  Each participant receives science materials and supplies to duplicate lessons learned.  These materials extend the Institute into the state’s classrooms by empowering teachers with new tools for teaching science. New skills, enhanced content knowledge, and tested ideas shared by other teachers enable Science P.L.U.S. participants to return to their classrooms with confidence and renewed enthusiasm for science instruction.

 

South Carolina EIA Funds are generated by the fifth penny of sales tax on each dollar.  The Science P.L.U.S. Institute is only one of many programs throughout the state supported by these sales tax funds.


PANTHER GARDEN FLAGS ON SALE NOW

With the first day of spring upon us, it is time to start thinking about beautifying our yards and continuing to show our PANTHER SPIRIT!

Fortunately, the B-L Band Boosters have provided a way for us to do both – by purchasing one of their Panther garden flags to display in our yards!

The flags are $15 and are a great way for us to show our support of all of our Panthers throughout the seasons!

If you would like to purchase one of the beautiful garden flags, please contact one of the B-L Band Boosters, a B-L band student, or email BLHS Band Director, Dustin King at dking@lex3.k12.sc.us with your contact information and he will have one of the Band Boosters or one of the band students contact you.

Please remember that our band is raising funds to help them travel to London in December to participate in the New Year’s Day parade, so any and all support is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance for your support of our students!


2014-15 DISTRICT THREE CALENDAR INFORMATION



The Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees gave second reading approval of the 2014-15 school district calendar during their meeting on March 11.  Highlight of the calendar are as follows:

 

August 11, 2014                                Teachers Return

August 12 and 15, 2014                   Professional Development/Workdays for Teachers

August 13 and 14, 2014                   Teacher Workday

August 14, 2014                                Student-Parent Orientation at all schools 5:30-7:30 p.m.

August 18, 2014                                First Day of Semester for K4 -12 grades

September 1, 2014                          Labor Day Holiday

October 21, 2014                              Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.         

October 228, 2014                           Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

November 4, 2014                            Election Day Holiday

November 26-28, 2014                    Thanksgiving Holidays

December 19, 2014                         Half Day for Students

December 22-January 2, 2015       Christmas Holidays

January 5, 2015                                Teacher Workday/No Students

January 6, 2015                                Professional Development Day/No Students

January 7, 2015                                Student Return to School/Second Semester Begins

January 19, 2015                              Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 13, 2015                            Teacher Work Day

February 16, 2015                            Holiday/Bad Weather Make-Up Day

February 19, 2015                            Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

March 20, 2015                                 Holiday/Bad Weather Make-Up Day

April 3, 2015                                      Holiday/Bad Weather Make-Up Day

April 6-10, 2015                                Easter Break

May 25, 2015                                    Memorial Day Holiday

May 29, 2015                                    Graduation

June 2 & 3, 2015                               Half Day for Students

June 3, 2015                                      Last Day of School for K4 – 11Grade Students

June 4, 2015                                      Workday for Teachers

 

Monthly Early Release/Common Planning dates for the 2014-15 school year are as follows:

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

 

The 2014-15 Lexington Three calendar will be provided to parents on the first day of school and is posted to the District’s website under the heading of “Calendars.”

                       

 


K4 and K5 Enrollment to be held on May 7

4 and 5 Year Old KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten Enrollment will be held at Batesburg-Leesville Primary School on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the school’s lower commons area. For a child to be enrolled in the four year old class he/she must be four years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2014, and for a child to be enrolled in the five-year-old class he/she must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2014.

 The following items will be required at enrollment.

CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ENROLLED WITHOUT ALL FOUR ITEMS. Please get your documents ready now.

 1.     State or Military Birth Certificate  from Bureau of Vital Statistics

2.     S.C. Certificate of Immunization (available from Health Department)

3.     Social Security Card

4.     Proof of Residency in Lexington County School District Three (power bill, phone bill, etc. with parent’s or guardian’s name and  street , not P.O. Box, address) and a copy of picture id with the same address as the proof of residency

 Remember that students currently in K-4 and K-5 will automatically be enrolled and children do not need to attend enrollment on May 7.  

For more information, please contact the school office, 803-532-4452.





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Lexington County School District Three does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, immigrant status or English speaking status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

504 Coordinator, Mr. Bill Harbert (bharbert@lex3.k12.sc.us)
Title IX Coordinator, Judy Turner Fox (jfox@lex3.k12.sc.us)
Lexington County School District Three
338 West Columbia Avenue
Batesburg-Leesville, SC  29006
phone 803-532-8005
fax 803-532-8000

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