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Williston School District 29 Safety Measures Safety Letter

Safety Letter

School Open On Monday, September 17 School Back in Session

In the latest updates from Hurricane Florence, county emergency officials are expecting rain and minimum winds. Barnwell School District 45, Barnwell School District 19, and Barnwell School District 29 will be operating at normal schedule beginning Monday, September 17th. We appreciate Emergency Management Officials working with us to make the best possible decisions regarding school operations. The safety of our students, staff, and families is our priority.

Schools Closed Due To Severe Weather School Closing

Based on future storm projections and in an abundance of caution, all Barnwell County schools including Barnwell 45, Barnwell 19, and Williston 29, will be closed for the remainder of the week.  All extracurricular activities, including football games and practices, are also cancelled.  A shelter will be opened tomorrow at 10:00 am at Barnwell Elementary School at 10524 Marlboro Avenue, Barnwell, SC.  Thank you.

Support Early Literacy at Home: A Parents' Guide Early Literacy



The South Carolina Department of Education has provided an online resource designed to provide information for parents and caregivers so that they can support their children’s early literacy development. The guide provides information and strategies that will equip parents and caregivers with tools to support children from birth through the beginning years of school.

The guide does not require a login, and the link can be added to the webpages hosted by districts, schools, and professional organizations. Please refer to the attached memorandum for a link to this resource guide.

Click Here to be redirected to this resource


Please complete_Online registration Important


It is imperative that you complete the forms online so that we have current information and registration is complete. If you have not done so, please complete ASAP. As previously stated, you will need your child’s access ID and password to create your login for parent portal. If you do not have your child’s access ID and password, we can send it home with your child or you may call to the school. If you have not done so, please do so immediately. We also need your two proofs of residence....mortgage/lease or property tax AND a bill that reflects the same address. Thanks for your prompt attention with this matter!!!❤️

Parent and Student Manual handbook

Parent and Student Manuals that include our student discipline policy will be sent home on Monday, August 27, 2018. Please review the manual with your child and return the last page ,page 35, to your child's teacher by Wednesday, August 29.  You and your child are required to sign that page.  



TShirts for Sale tshirt

We have Kelly Edwards T-shirts for sale with our KE theme #WeLOVE.  The prices are as follows:

Youth Xsmall-Youth Xlarge - $10

Adult Smal-Adult Xlarge - $15

Adult 2X-4X - $17

The sale continues....

Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 School Board of Trustees welcome students and staff back to school Photo of Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 Board of Trustees

Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 School Board of Trustees would like to welcome students and staff to the 2018-2019 school year.

We are looking forward to a very successful and prosperous school year.

#WELead #StandUp4SCPublicSchools

Open KEES Registration Registration

Registration for the 2018-19 school year is August 1 from 8-noon and August 2 from 3-7 pm.  Something new for us for this year...All forms will be completed online.  If your child is a student who has currently been enrolled at KEES, please bring a lease/mortgage/property tax bill and a bill with the same address.

If your child is new to KEES, please bring long form birth certificate, SC immunization, Social Security Card, lease/mortgage/property tax bill and a bill with the same address.


See you soon!!!

School Improvement Council SIC

IF you are interested in being a part of KEES's School Improvement Council (SIC), please retrieve your interest forms from KEES at our registration events on August 1 and August 2.  Forms will be due to the front office on Monday, August 6, 2018.  Thank you for your interest in making Kelly Edwards a great school!!!

New Student Enrollment (updated) New Student Enrollment


(Please Watch the Tutorial First)

Enrollment tutorial for new students and currently enrolled students

We have a new online enrollment form for NEW students that will be enrolling at Williston School District 29 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please click here to be carried to that link  The District Code for that form is WSD29.

NOTE: This is for NEW enrollees only. 


If your student has been or is currently enrolled at Williston School District 29, you will create an account or log into Parent portal here

to complete the eCollect forms. The district code for Parent Portal is SMTP

We will also have information at registration to update your information in PowerSchool for already enrolled students.



Supply List 18-19 Supply List

Click the following link to access the 2018-19 Supply List.  

5th Community Back to School Bash Back to School
New Students to KEES Grades K-5 New Student Registration
Community Biscuit and Coffee Drop-In Dr.  Marcella Heyward Photo

Williston School District will be hosting a community Biscuit and Coffee Breakfast (Drop-In) with the new Superintendent, Dr. Marcella Heyward.

on Wednesday June 27, 2018 from 8:30am -10:am at the district office.

We invite and welcome all community members to come out and meet our new Superintendent.

The Summer Feeding Program Summer Food Program

Summer Food program is as follows:

June 11-July 31

Breakfast hours- 7:30 am -9:00 am

Lunch hours, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, free to all children 18 and under.

Donuts with Dad dnd

We will celebrate all dads on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 7:45 to 8:15.  Please return your RSVP by Thursday, May 24, 2018 notifying us that a special gentleman will attend.  Hope to see you there!!!

Muffins with Mom MwM

KEES will celebrate mothers on Monday, May 21 from 7:45 am-8:15 am.  Please return your RSVP notifying us that one special lady will attend the event.  We hope to see you soon!!!

Class Picnics picnic

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Kelly Edwards Elementary will be hosting their annual class picnics on the following dates & times:

Thursday – May 31st

3rd – (8-9) am

4th – (9-10) am

5th – (10-11) am


Friday – June 1st

Kindergarten– (8- 9) am

1st – (9-10) am

2nd – (10 – 11) am

5th Grade Ceremony 5th

Our 5th Grade Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 9 am.  Please join us in celebrating this big accomplishment as our babies move up to the 6th grade.  

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4K Registration 4K

4K Registration will be held from May 21-24 from 10 am to 12 noon.   Please bring the following information:

-South Carolina Immunization Record

-Official Birth Certificate with mother and father listed (no short form birth certificate)

-2 Required Proofs of Residency ~1 must be a Current Tax Notice or Lease/Mortgage Agreement and 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 

-Proof of income such as paycheck stub or W2 


Click here to begin the registration process.


***Your child must be 4 years on or before Sept. 1, 2018 to register for 4 year old kindergarten.***

Spelling Bee_2018 Spelling Bee

Please congratulate the followinng students for being the classroom Spelling Bee winners and alternates:


Third Grade 

Winners: Ja'zhara O'Neal, King Brown, Alexa McBride, Alyah Holmes

Alternates: Jamarri Abney, Riley Apolinear, Gage Cagle, Kanye Ford


Fourth Grade

Winners: Ethan Randall, McKinlay Ravenscroft, Sa'naila Barlow

Alternates: Tylan Parker, Serenity Hilton, Caroline Zorn


Fifth Grade

Winners: Stephen Branham, Faith Irons, Markasia Reed

Alternates: Brice Yelton, Namair Anderson, Tony Dunbar


These students will participate in our Spelling bee on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:30 am at the District Office Auditorium.

DIG Stem Festival DIG

Join us on April 21, 2018. 

Night with the Stars Stars

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm, we will honor the students who scored met and/or exemplary on SC Ready and SCPASS.  After our program, we will provide the student and two guests, dinner at First Baptist Church.  Students who scored exemplary will also ride in a limousine to the church.  Another exciting night for our kids!!!

Safety Announcment Important Announcement

Please click here for Announcment in regard to an allegation of a threat made at Williston Elko Middle School yesterday, March 12, 2018

Spring Break Holidays SBreak

KEES will be closed from Friday, March 30-April 8, 2018.  Students will report to school on Monday, April 9, 2018.  Enjoy your Spring Break.

Award's Day awards

KEES's 4th quarter awards day will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  The times are as follows: 

K-2:  9-10

3-4:  10:15-11:15

Hope to see you there!!

Teacher Inservice Day Inservice

Students will not have school on Friday, March 23, 2018 due to Teacher Inservice Day.  Students will report to school on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Parent Surveys (5th grade parents) Survey

Parent surveys will be distributed to all parents of 5th graders on Monday, March 12, 2018.  The survey will be sent home with your child. Please complete the surveys and return them to your 5th grade teachers by Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Thanks so much for your assistance.  

Math and Literacy Night MandL

KEES will have their annual Math and Literacy Night on Thursday, March 1 from 5 pm- 6:30 pm.  Please be sure to return your RSVP by Wednesday, February 28 to have an accurate count for hotdog meals that will be served.  Hope to see you there!!

Child Find Explanation of Child Find

Child Find will be held Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Kelly Edwards Elementary School from 12:pm to 4pm or Friday, Feburary 16, 2018 from 9am to 1pm. See attached

Child Find PDF

African American Heritage Parade BHistory

Our 6th Annual African American Heritage parade will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4 pm.  Please contact Kelly Edwards Elementary for the registration form.  All proceeds assist with the cost of our muralist in residence, Russ Petty.  He affords our 5th grade students the opportunity to paint a mural in KE's halls.  

African American Heritage Program AAHeritage

KE will host their annual African American Heritage program on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9 am.  Hope to see you there.  

2nd Weather Makeup Day 2nd weather makeup

Our second weather makeup day is Monday, February 19, 2018.

Interim Reports Interims

Interim Reports will be distributed on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Please sign and return interims on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Thank you.

SIC meeting SIC

Our School Improvement Council will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at 5 pm in the KEES Media Center.  Hope to see you there. 

KE's Valentine Dance Valentine's Dance

Due to our 5th grade going on an out of town field trip, our Valentine's Dance will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6 pm-8 pm.  Information will be sent home this week.  Hope to see you there.  

Survey for Superintendent Search Survey Photo

Attached is a Superintendent Search survey that Williston School District 29 would like all stakeholders (community, staff, teachers, students, and administrators) to participate in.  Your input is important to us.  Results will be reported to the School Board on February 20, so please take a moment to participate in this 3 question survey prior to February 7, 2018.  There will also be paper copies at the school.


Anti-Bullying Assembly Anti-Bullying

KEES will have an anti-bullying assembly on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9-10 am.  Please be remind your child/ren that bullying is not okay.  Classroom guidance education will continue in efforts of being proactive to combat bullying.  

Flu Season (A guide for parents) Flu emoji



The Flu: A Guide for Parents Flu Information Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose,



Why the Flu Infects Mostly in Winter: 





Report Card distribution Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3-7 pm at Parent/Teacher Conferences.  A form will be sent home this week in regards to the conferences.  

2nd Weather Makeup Day Weather Makeup

Our second weather makeup day will be Monday, February 19, 2018.  

2nd Quarter Awards Day Awards Day

Our 2nd Quarter Awards Day will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the gymnasium. K-2 Awards Day will be from 9 am-10 am.  3-5th Awards Day will be from 10:15 am-11:15 am.  Hope to see you there.  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday MLK

On Monday, January 15, 2018, we wil not have school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  See you on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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 Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  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!!