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Happy Holidays Happy Holidays

Our last day before the holiday season begin is Tuesday, December 19, 2017. We will begin dismissal at 11:15 am on this day. Students will return to school on January 4, 2018. Enjoy your time off with your loved ones. ❤️

Family Night Family Night

Just a friendly reminder...  KEES will host their Holiday Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please join us with the holiday fun.  See you all soon.  

Get Your Flu Shot! Get Your Flu Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot!
 

Picture Retake picture

If your child needs to retake pictures or was absent on October 19, 2017, please be prepared to have pictures taken on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  

 

Thanksgiving Holidays Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving Holidays are from November 22-24.  We will see you all by 7:45 am on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Interim Reports Interim

Interim Reports will be distibuted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Please sign and return them on Monday, November 27, 2017.

 

 

National Junior Beta Club ceremony Jr. Beta Club

KEES will have their National Junior Beta Club Ceremony on Tuesday, November 7 at 5:30 pm at the District Auditorium.  Please join us in recognizing our students for their hard work and dedication.  

Early Release Early Dismissal

Early Release Day is November 8, 2017.  KE will begin dismissing at 12:30 am.  

1st Quarter Awards Day Award's Day

Kelly Edwards will have their 1st quarter Awards Day program on Tuesday, October 24.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade's program will be from 9-10 am.  3rd throught 5th grade's program will be from 10:15-11:15 am.  Hope to see you there!!!

Gifted and Talented Testing for all Second Graders CogAt

Gifted and Talented Testing (GT) will be administered to all 2nd graders during the week of October 23-October 27.  Please be sure students get an adequate amount of rest so that they are ready and will do well on the test.  

Picture Day Picture Day

Picture day is almost here!!  Please mark your calendars for October 19.  Individual school pictures will be taken on this day. Get your pretty smiles ready!!! 

Fall Carnival Carnival

KEES will be having our Fall Carnival in conjunction with Winfield Heights Baptist Church. KEES will have Gift Baskets on sale at the     Carnival.  Come join us at Winfield Heights Baptist Church's annual event.  Can't  wait to see you there!!

 

 

KEES PTO Meeting PTO

KEES will have their first PTO meeting on September 19, 2017 at 5 pm.  Hope to see you there.  

School Cancellation SWSeather

 

Williston School District 29, Barnwell School District 45, Barnwell School District 19 will be closed for students and employees Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. 

 

Barnwell Elementary School will open as an emergency shelter at 10am Saturday morning. 

 

As always, we would like to extend gratitude to our county’s Emergency Management officials and thank them for all they do to prepare us for emergency situations like this. Our priority is the safety of our students and families, and we encourage everyone to take measures to prepare for the potential impact of this storm.

Updated School Closings Weather update

Williston School District 29, Barnwell School District 45, Barnwell School District 19 will be closed for students and employees Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. 

Barnwell Elementary School will open as an emergency shelter at 10am Saturday morning. 

As always, we would like to extend gratitude to our county’s Emergency Management officials and thank them for all they do to prepare us for emergency situations like this. Our priority is the safety of our students and families, and we encourage everyone to take measures to prepare for the potential impact of this storm.

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One of KE's very own, Addison Fail, is spearheading a local effort to help the Texan hurricane relief.  As a result, WE will help in this effort by joining forces with Sandifer Farms and the Golden Harvest food bank to get items to those in need and displaced.  Items such as diapers, wipers, adult diapers, water, baby clothes, and personal hygeine ites are welcome.  

 

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Solar Eclipse

KEES will have early dismissal on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:15 am due to the Solar Eclipse. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature's most awe inspiring sights-a total solar eclipse.  

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Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

 

Don't forget your glasses! Get ready for the solar eclipse now by purchasing safety eye glasses!

You CANNOT use sunglasses to safely view an eclipse. For more information about purchasing glasses, please visit: https://rpsec.usca.edu/ or https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety 

Glasses are selling out NOW so don't delay!

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher will be on Tuesday, August 15 from 4:30 to 6:30!!  See you soon!!!

 

 

 

KEES Supply List 17-18

To access the school supply list, please click the quick link KEES School Supply List 17-18.

Annual Back to School Bash

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Registration Days for the 17-18 School Year

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Registration Dates and Times for Kelly Edwards Elementary are as follows:

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 8 am to 12 noon

Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 3 pm to 7 pm

 

 

District Summer Hours

District Summer Hours

Summer Reading Initiative Program 2017

Pop Open a Good Book!

Read over the summer to participate in Kelly Edwards Elementary School's POP party!!!

Children who don't read over the summer experience summer learning loss.  We hope you will join us in promoting the importance of reading during the summer months.  Please read 9 books or more and complete 9 Reading Responses and return it to school by Monday, August 21, 2017.  We will have a POP party to celebrate all the kids who read or who are read to over the summer. (Click on the picture below to review a suggested summer reading list.)

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Summer Math Challenge

The Summer Math Challenge is a FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. (Click on the picture for the link.)

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End of Year Medicine Pickup

Reminder to pick up medicine

A Message from the Nurse: Pick up Medications

Parents/Guardians please come by and pick up any medications that your child may have in the nurse's office by Tuesday, May 30, 2107.

 

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4th Nine Weeks Award's Day

Please join us for the 4th nine weeks award's day on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the gymnasium.

K-2nd: 9:00-10:00

3rd-4th: 10:15-11:15

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Summer Camps Hosted by WEHS

WEHS will be hosting Summer Camps

Click above for more information.

Williston Elko High School hosts Summer Camps

End of the Year Grade Level Picnics

End of the year grade level picnics will be on May 25th and May 26th. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 am on both days. May 26th is the last school day for students. 

Thursday, May 25th: K-2nd grade class picnics

Friday, May 26th: 3rd-5th grade class picnics

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Williston School District 29 WE

Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 8th-12th

Click here to view 3rd grade TAG projects about their teachers as "superheroes".

5th Grade Graduation

5th Grade Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:00am in the Kelly Edwards Gymnasium.  

 

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KE Field Day 2017

Thank you to parents and community members that came out Friday to support our students in field day. Click here to view pictures of this fun day.

 

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3rd Grade Pottery Lesson in Art

Kelly Edwards Elementary students created pottery this week during a visit with Mrs. Laura Clifford, Paleontology Department, University of South Carolina. Mrs. Clifford shared her knowledge of Edgefield Pottery and historical poet, artist and slave, Dave the Potter. The students will follow-up their pottery lesson with a visit to Columbia next month to view some of Dave the Potter's pieces. Funding provided by the South Carolina Arts Commission. 

Click here to view pictures from this week's pottery lesson.

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Testing Schedule for 3rd-5th Grade

SC Ready Testing Schedule for 3rd-5th Grade

May 2nd: SC Ready ELA: Writing (3rd-5th)

May 3rd: SC Ready ELA: Reading (3rd-5th)

May 4th: SC Ready Math (3rd-5th)

 

SC PASS Testing Schedule for 4th-5th Grade

May 10th: SC PASS: Science (4th)

May 11th: SC PASS: Science (5th)

May 16th: SC PASS: Social Studies (4th)

May 17th: SC PASS Social Studies (5th)

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Field Day

KE field day will be on Friday, April 28, 2017.

K4-2nd: Morning Session 8:15-10:15

3rd-5th: Afternoon Session 12:00-2:00

Please make sure students wear appropriate attire for participating in field day.

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KE Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to all of our participants in the KE spelling bee on April 14, 2017.  Click here to view pictures from the bee.

Grade Level Winners:

3rd grade: Ethan Randall

4th grade: Saylor Still

5th grade: Gracyn Williams

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KE Spelling Bee Winner for 2017: Saylor Still

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KE Spelling Bee Participants 

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Spring Break

Have a safe and fun spring break!

April 17-21, 2017

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Early Release Day Tomorrow April 5th, 2017

Early Release Severe Weather

In preparation for severe weather tomorrow, Williston School District 29 will implement an early release of all students on Wednesday, April 5th.  All afterschool activities have been canceled.

Kelly Edwards Elementary School will release at 10:50 am.

WEHS and WEMS will release at 11:00 am.

Please ensure that someone is home to meet your child. Be alert to changes in weather conditions tomorrow.  This decision in made with paramount concern for the safety of our students.

Early Release for Severe Weather

In preparation for severe weather tomorrow, Williston School District 29 will implement an early release of all students on Wednesday, April 5th.  All afterschool activities have been canceled.  Kelly Edwards Elementary School will release at 10:50 am.  WEHS and WEMS will realease at 11 am. Please ensure that someone is home to meet your child. Be alert to changes in weather conditions tomorrow. This decision was made with paramount concern for the safety of our students.

KE Spelling Bee Participants

Congrautlations to the following class winners and alternates that will be participating in this year's spelling bee on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9:30 am in the District Auditorium.

3rd Grade Class Winners:Mary Davisson, Ethan Randall, Steven Reed, Jakeran Cuthbertson

3rd Grade Class Alternates: Jayden Dash, Natalya Dulyea, McKinlay Ravenscroft, Dalton Nix

4th Grade Class Winners: Saylor Still, Faith Irons, Markasia Reed

4th Grade Class Alternates: Brice Yelton, Jada Wilson, Madison Wright

5th Grade Class Winners: Ayden Curtis, Gabe Refugia, Gracyn Williams, Xaiven Gordon

5th Grade Class Alternates: Zykeia Johnson, Reese Collins, Janeli Allen, Laney Fox

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3rd Nine Weeks Activity Points Winner

Congratulations to Ms. Manigault's kindergarten class for having the most activity points for the third nine weeks.

 

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Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

March 30-April 14, 2017

 

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DIG STEM Festival

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Miss Blue Fire Pageant KE Winners

Congratulations to the following KE girls who participated in the Miss Blue Fire Pageant.

 

Cheyenne Sanders-2nd Runner Up; Sweetheart Award Winner

Saylor Still-Photogenic

Helen Overton-3rd Runner Up

Taraji Allen- Signature Award Winner

 

Addison Fail-Junior Miss Blue Fire, Miss Congeniality, People's Choice, Theme Wear Winner & Signature Award

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3rd Nine Weeks Awards Day

3rd Nine Weeks Award's Day will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the Kelly Edwards gymnasium.  

Award's Day Times

K-2nd: 9:00-10:00

3rd-5th: 10:15-11:15

 

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4K Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year

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4K Registration will be held April 3rd-14th, 2017

 

Please bring the following information to registration:

-South Carolina Immunization Record

-Official Birth Certificate (no short form birth certificate)

-2 Required Proofs of Residency:1 must be a Current Tax Notice or Lease/Mortgage Agreement. The other item can be any proof that shows a physical address such as but not limited to the following: current power bill, water bill, satellite/cable bill, automobile tax/automobile registration card. 

-Medicaid card (4K only)

-Proof of income such as paycheck stub or W2 (4K only)

Your child must be 4 years on or before Sept. 1, 2017 to register for 4 year old kindergarten.

5K Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year

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5K Registration will be held April 3rd-14th:

 

Please bring the following information to registration:

 

-South Carolina Immunization Record

-Official Birth Certificate (no short form birth certificate)

-2 Required Proofs of Residency:1 must be a Current Tax Notice or Lease/Mortgage Agreement. The other item can be any proof that shows a physical address such as but not limited to the following: current power bill, water bill, satellite/cable bill, automobile tax/automobile registration card. 

 

Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017 to register for 5 year old kindergarten.  

 

 

2nd Annual Spelling Bee

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Williston School District 29 Spelling Bee! This year, our students in 3rd-8th grades will participate in a written spelling bee to determine winners from each homeroom. There will be one winner from each class, along with a runner-up who will serve as an alternate. These students will then advance to the final oral round to determine grade-level winners along with school winners for both Kelly Edwards Elementary and Williston-Elko Middle.

Important Dates to Remember:

Thursday, March 30th: Classroom Spelling Bees (written)

Tuesday, April 4th: Grade Level Winners Notified via Letters

Friday, April 14th:

9:30am Kelly Edwards Elementary Spelling Bee (grades 3-5) in District Auditorium

1:30pm Williston-Elko Middle Spelling Bee (grades 6-8) in District Auditorium

 

Click on the picture below to view the complete letter to parents and the word list for the spelling bee.

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A Night with the Stars

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National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is observed every February around the world, and is sponsored by the American Dental Association® (ADA) and their public oral hygiene resource – Mouth Healthy™. The impetus behind NCDHM is the goal of early adoption of proper oral hygiene techniques by our young people. Children, from infants to toddlers to teenagers, must be taught the importance of good oral health, and the techniques to achieve it. This helps ensure a solid base for them to build a lifetime of strong dental health on.

If you are in need of a great dentist in your area, please visit SmileGeneration.com,  MyKidsDentistOnline.com, or EveryKidsDentist.com

Meeting Reminder for Second Grade Parents

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African American Heritage Program

The annual African American Heritage Program will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Kelly Edwards gymnasium. 

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Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 13-17, 2017

 

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Thank a Bus Driver Today

2nd Nine Weeks Award's Day

2nd Nine Weeks Award's Day will be on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the Kelly Edwards gymnasium.  

Award's Day Times

K-2nd: 9:00-10:00

3rd-5th: 10:15-11:15

 

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Open House

Please join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Kelly Edwards Open House.  

Open House Hours: 5:00-6:30pm

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WEHS Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL

Shrek the Musical

The W-E Drama Department is proud to announce they will present SHREK THE MUSICAL for public performance on Feb 3 and Feb 4 at 7:00 PM.

The house will open to the public at 6:15. Admission is $8.
Children 4 and younger are free but must sit in an adult’s lap.

Tickets are available from cast members or by calling WEHS at 266-3110. Seats will not be reserved, nor are they allowed to be held for latecomers. Seats sold at the door may be limited so be sure to purchase your tickets beforehand to ensure you do not miss this dynamic production. SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig with Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, and Music by Jeanine Tesori. It was originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, originally Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, and includes “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond. SHREK THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 

3rd Nine Weeks Parent/Teacher Conferences

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3rd nine weeks parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017: 3:00-7:00pm

There is no school for students on Friday, March 24, 2017 due to teacher inservice day.

 

 

 

 

 

Early Release Day

Early Release Day

February 15, 2017 is an Early Release Day
Kelly Edwards students will be dismissed at 12:30
WEMS and WEHS will be dismissed at 12:45

The Reading Roundup: Family Literacy/Math Night

Please come join us for

Family Literacy/Math Night 

"The Reading Round Up"

Thursday, March 2, 2017

5:00-6:30 pm

 

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PTO is Selling Kelly Edwards Cookbooks

An announcement from our PTO: Kelly Edwards Cookbooks for Sale!

PTO is very excited to begin taking orders on the 1st annual KEES cookbook! Lots of good recipes and cute art all from the KEES Community. A lot of love has gone into this project. The cost is $15 and we will send order forms home next week. PTO's goal is to purchase a piece of special needs playground equipment and we are not stopping til we make it happen! So let's all buy cookbooks! Below is a sneak peak....

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These are the special needs swings we hope to purchase.

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Read Across America Week

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Monday, February 27th: Principal stuck on Reading: bring a $1 to tape Mrs. Baxley to the wall.

Tuesday, February 28th: Book Character Parade: Come dressed as your favorite book character.

Wednesday, March 1st: Wacky Wednesday: Come dressed wacky.

Thursday, March 2nd: Literacy Night: "The Reading Roundup" 5:00-6:30pm (Book Nook Contest Winners will be annouced. Make sure you sent in a picture of your book nook by Wednesday, March 1st to jmccormick@williston.k12.sc.us. to be entered into the contest.)

Friday, March 3rd: Read Across Williston Day: local officials, Blue Devil athletes, pastors, and community members will read to classes.

 

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Spring Picture Day

Spring pictures and class pictures will be on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

 

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Read Across America Week Pictures

Thank you to all those that came out to our Literacy and Math night.  A special thank you to Williston First Baptist Church for providing food. Also a thank you to our PTO for all of their help. Click on the picture below to view pictures from our Read Across America week.

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Illness Protocol

Illness Protocol

ILLNESS PROTOCOL:  Students and faculty with a temperature of 100.0 F or higher are required to stay home from school. Students and staff may not return to school until the fever has been gone for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.  Students and faculty may not participate in school or school activities if they are experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea.  

For a complete listing of conditions that are listed on the SC DHEC “School Exclusion List” visit http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/docs/School_Exclusion_List.pdf or contact your School Nurse.  A copy of the District's "ILLNESS PROTOCOL" is available on the District web page and in the student handbook. 

***Remind your child to wash his/her hands after toileting, coughing, sneezing, and before eating. Encourage him/her to cough and sneeze into a tissue. The best way to prevent the spread of disease and illness is thorough hand-washing. Use a hand sanitizing product if soap and water are not immediately available.*** 

Souper Bowl of Caring

Kelly Edwards is participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring.  During the week of January 30th-Febuary 3rd, students can bring in the following items to donate to our local food pantry. Thank you for caring about our community. 

PreK/K5: Mac & Cheese

1st: Mashed Potatoes

2nd: Small bags of Rice

3rd: Canned Fruit

4th: Jars of Peanut Butter

5th: Cans of Ravolio, Spaghetti, Beefaroni, etc.

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Cookie Dough Top Sellers' Trip to McDonald's

The top cookie dough sellers from each class enjoy a trip to McDonald's in a limo on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Click on the picture to view pictures from their trip.

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Valentines Ball

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Spring MAP Testing

Kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in spring MAP testing.  Below are the testing dates.

Math MAP Testing: March 6th-10th

Reading MAP Testing: March 13th-17th

 

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National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week

March 6-10

Souper Bowl of Caring Results

Thank you to all students, parents, community members, faculty and staff who particpated in the Souper Bowl of Caring 2017. We had over 500 items donated for the Winfield Heights food pantry. Way to go Kelly Edwards!

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souper bowl

 

 

 

 

Thank You Bus Drivers!

A special thank you to our bus drivers from Ms. McCormick's first grade class.

 

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2017 End of the Year Assessment Calendar

Click on the picture to view the 2017 End of the Year Assessment Calendar for the Williston-Elko School District.  This document contains testing information for Kelly Edwards Elementary, Williston-Elko Middle and High School.

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2017 End of Year Assessment Schedule

2017 End of Year Assessment

Please click photo for access to the 2017 End of Year Assessment Schedule

Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures

Bright Smiles

The Colgate Dental Van will be coming for free dental screenings to Kelly Edwards Elementary on March 7th, 2017.  Consents will be going home soon.  They will also receive a free toothbrush kit.  (All ages)

National Geography Bee

This morning eight finalists participated in the National Geography Bee at Kelly Edwards.  Congratulations to all the students that participated and we are very proud of our winners.  (Click here to view more pictures.)

 

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2nd Nine Weeks Activity Points Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Adcox's kindergarten class for having the most activity points for the second nine weeks. They won a cupcake party for their class.

 

2nd nine weeks activity points

Weather Makeup Days


Weather Makeup Days