| This is an important update to the 2015-2016 Clover School District calendar. An error in the number of student instructional days was identified after the Board of Trustees approved the calendar on March 23. State law requires students have 180 school days. Our calendar only included 179.|
To correct the error, the Board of Trustees has approved revised 2015-2016 Clover School District calendar.
The first day of school will be Monday, August 17. Teachers will return to school on Tuesday, August 11. Download the NEW calendar!
Clover School District will make-up its February 26 inclement weather
day on Monday, May 25. We recognize and understand the hardship this
may place on families who have previously made plans for Memorial Day
The decision to use Memorial Day as a
possible bad weather make up day was made in February 2014 when the
calendar was approved. Local and state legislative efforts to forgive
this day have been unsuccessful.
New state testing will be taking place in South Carolina this Spring? Learn more about the new ACT Aspire tests being administered to all students in grades three through eight and the 11th grade this April by clicking the title above or the graphic.
Kinard student Art Work has been shining at the Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill this past week. Our students, under the guidance of Ms. Lowman, created beautiful artwork as part of The Disappearing Frogs Project which brings awareness to the decline/disappearance of frogs and amphibians and inspires people to take personal action to protect our environment. We are so proud of our Kinard students!
Ms. Hubbard was awarded her grant for "One Page at a Time". This grant provides supplemental books for students in grades K-2. She will be able to buy leveled guided reading books through Scholastic in subjects such as biographies, weather, seasons, history, literary elements, and poetry. Ms. Cato's grant was for "Family Literacy Packs". Her grant enables students to choose one literacy pack of books to take home and share with their families each week, and students will have the opportunity to earn a personal book while creating the habit of family literacy time and becoming stronger readers.
The South Carolina Education Association AND Cat in the Hat visited Kinard this morning to talk about the importance of reading. Clover mayor Mr. Donnie Grice even read a story to the students. All students in PK-2 were given a Dr. Suess book and a goodie bag from the SCEA.
Kinard Elementary has received a state recognition from the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (SC-ASCD) for its extensive efforts to engage all students.
How many times have you seen a situation and thought, “someone should really do something about that?” Kinard fourth grader, Lucas Raetz didn’t wait for someone else to take on his cause, he was proactive in making a change that would become a win-win for everyone