Friday, December 15, 2017

Harlem Globetrotter Ticket Winners

Congratulations to our 2 winners! Kennedy Blankenship in Mrs. Rholetter's kindergarten class and Elton Tumey in Mrs. Knight's 3rd-grade class won tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters on January 12, 2018.

The tickets were a prize for completing a reading incentive that was developed in partnership with WLTX.  All students who completed the reading and turned in the form were eligible for the ticket drawing.

2nd Grade Winter Performance

See more pictures!

The second graders did an amazing job with their winter performance. A huge thank you to Mrs. Owens for all her hard work and dedication. We wish everyone a happy holiday season!

Winter Break

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5th Grade Immigration Day

Fifth graders participated in "Immigration Day" to summarize the significance of large-scale immigration and the contributions of immigrants to America in the early 1900’s, including the countries from which they came, the opportunities and resistance they faced when they arrived, and the cultural and economic contributions they made to this nation.

Students visited stations that were re-enactments of Ellis Island so they could experience what life might have been like to immigrate to the United States. Students also researched European and Asian countries that had people immigrating in the early 1900's and presented to their classmates as well as bringing a food item from that country to share. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Diamond Del Visits 3rd Grade

Diamond Del came to Upper Campus for third graders to experience gem mining. This hands-on experience as part of their study of rocks and minerals in science is always a favorite with the students.

See pictures from Diamond Del

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thank You for Supporting Winter Days Service Learning Project

Thank you for supporting our first service learning project at Upper Campus this year. Our school collected a total of 2728 items. 

Congratulations to Ms. Earle's class for collecting the most items...384 canned goods and non-perishable items!

All items will be donated to Spring Valley High School's Winter Days to be distributed to those in need in the Midlands area.

Garrison Thomas, Chloe Walters and Max Miller, students from Spring Valley's Winter Days Committee, picked up all of our donations.

We appreciate your support and contributions to this service Learning Project!

Talent Show 2017-18 Application

LCE Families.....It's time to start thinking about this year's LCE Talent Show! Do you have a special talent? Do you sing, dance, or play an instrument? Do you tell jokes, do gymnastics, or martial arts? Can you perform a drama scene, skit or monologue? Now's the time to start planning your act for the Talent Show. 

Please take time to review the application information that includes all of the dates you will need to be available for practice and performance dates.

Talent Show Dates:

K-3rd: Monday, February 12th at 6:30PM
4th and 5th: Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30PM

COMPLETED applications will only be accepted via email starting on Friday, December 15th at 8:00PM to Only the first 15 COMPLETED applications for each show will be accepted. 

Tri-District Arts Summer Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Tri-District Arts Consortium Summer Program.  Middle school students who attend the public schools of Lexington One, Lexington/Richland Five and Richland Two are eligible to participate. This year marks the 33rd year Tri-District has provided students with an outstanding and concentrated study of the arts through this summer program.

Richland Two faculty and staff will only be able to nominate students through the Tri-Distirct's online nomination website. Parents may nominate their sons and daughters  by completing the nomination form from the Tri-District Arts website at Nomination forms for all art areas, along with general information about the Tri-District Arts Consortium are also available on the website.

The program is designed for artistically gifted and talented students who are rising sixth through ninth graders in the summer before the 2018-2019 school year. Students may audition in creative writing, dance, music (strings, vocal and wind/percussion), theatre or visual art.

The Summer Program will be held on Richland Northeast High School's campus July 2 - 21, 2018. Classes are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 3 PM. Wednesday, July 4th will be observed as a holiday.  Tuition for the three weeks will be $400.00.

All  nominations must be received by January 16, 2018.  Applications will be sent to each nominated student and parent/guardian.  Spaces for qualified students from each district are limited.

Auditions for  Theatre, Visual Art, and Wind/Percussion will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Richland Northeast High School. Auditions for the areas of Creative Writing, Dance, Strings,  Visual Art and Vocal students will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Richland Northeast High School.  There will be no make-up auditions.

Last Call...Yearbook Orders Due On December 15

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please purchase in Parent Portal by Friday, December 15. The cost of a full color yearbook is $30.00.

A limited amount will be available for sale in the spring for a cost of $35. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis unless you order before the 15th.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Lost and Found

Please be sure and check lost and found for any items that your child might be missing.  All items will be donated on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Author Visit: Max Brallier

Max Brallier, author over 25 children's books including The Last Kids on Earth series, Galactic Hot Dogs, and the Eerie Elementary series, visited Upper Campus today. He shared where his ideas for his books have come from and how daydreaming can lead you to writing great stories that can become books that everyone can enjoy. 

Thank you to Scholastic Books and Mrs. Ryan for the opportunity to have him as a guest speaker!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Max Brallier Visit and Ordering Books

Author Max Brallier will be at Upper Campus tomorrow, December 6. You still have time to order one of Max Brallier's books.

Last day to turn in forms is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6th. 

We are looking forward to this author visit!

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

The graduation ceremony for D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) for our fifth grade students at Upper Campus was held this morning with Richland County Sheriff Department Lt. Curtis Watson as the guest speaker. Special thanks to Senior Officer Pearl Whitaker for leading this program at our school. 

Students were required to write an essay about what they learned during the 10 week D.A.R.E. program. The following essays were selected from each homeroom class. Overall winner for the school was Sarah Chaneyworth. 

  • Mr. Cammann - Taylor Truax
  • Ms. Earle - Kylie Brotherton
  • Ms. Holmes - Ethan Cropp
  • Mrs. Sexton - Kate Kaczynski
  • Mrs. Smarr - Sarah Chaneyworth
  • Mrs. Weaver - Ashton Dolezal
  • Mrs. Woolever - Nathan Humphrey

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Pajama Day at Lower Campus

All of our students did an amazing job bringing in canned goods for those less fortunate. In celebration of all your hard work, we are having pajama day, Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Service Learning with Winter Days

The Service Learning Project at Upper Campus starts next Monday, December 4. We are partnering with Spring Valley High School's annual Winter Days to collect canned goods and nonperishable food items the week of December 4. 

To add excitement to our food drive, we are having Spirit Week. Each day, if a student brings in a food item, they can dress up in that day's theme. The class that collects the most food items at the end of the week will win extra recess and a popsicle!

  • Marvel Monday-Wear a Superhero Shirt!
  • Top Hat Tuesday-Wear a hat!
  • Wacky Tacky Wednesday-Dress in a tacky way!
  • Throwback Thursday-Dress from a past decade!
  • Favorite Team/Sport Friday-Wear your favorite team's jersey or your team's jersey!

Show your giving spirit this season and support our school's partnership with Winter Days! Thank you!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Author Max Brallier Visiting Upper Campus

Author Max Brallier will be speaking at Upper Campus on Wednesday, December 6th.  Students can purchase books to be signed or bring in copies they already own.  Please complete the order form and return payment by Tuesday, December 5th.

Upper Campus Going to See "Wonder"

Join LCE Upper Campus teachers to see the movie Wonder at Regal Sandhills 16 this Saturday, December 2nd at 4:20 pm

Wonder is a PG rated movie adaptation of the book by R.J. Palacio. 

Parents, please plan to stay and enjoy this experience with your child.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lower Campus Service Learning Deadline

Thank you to everyone that has donated to the food drive. Friday, December 1, 2017 is the deadline for bringing in cans and nonperishable items. We are looking forward to seeing how many total cans that we collected as a school.Thank you for helping those that are less fortunate!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Service Learning at Upper Campus

LCE Upper Campus is participating in Spring Valley High School's annual Winter Days for our school's first Service Learning Project of the 2017-18 school year. We will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items the week of December 4. 

To add excitement to our food drive, we are having Spirit Week. Each day, if a student brings in a food item, they can dress up in that day's theme. The class that collects the most food items at the end of the week will win extra recess and a popsicle!

  • Marvel Monday-Wear a Superhero Shirt!
  • Top Hat Tuesday-Wear a hat!
  • Wacky Tacky Wednesday-Dress in a tacky way!
  • Throwback Thursday-Dress from a past decade!
  • Favorite Team/Sport Friday-Wear your favorite team's jersey or your team's jersey!

We hope to collect a lot of items to help those less fortunate in our community. So show your giving spirit this season and support our school's partnership with Winter Days!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters Reading Initiative Program

Globetrotters Richland Two Literacy Incentive Program

Every elementary student in Richland Two is eligible to enter a drawing to win 2 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters on

January 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM at the Colonial Life Arena

Read 4 books within a 3 week period: November 27th – December 14th.
Students who read and list 4 books by December 14th are eligible for the drawing to be held on December 15th.  24 students (1 per school) will be randomly selected to receive a pair of tickets!

Every student who completes the program will also be given a
Richland Two discount code to purchase tickets at a great discount.

Turn in the completed form below to the media specialist by December 14th.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Resources from Parent University

Thank you for a great turnout at Parent University! Our Lake Carolina Upper Campus teachers provided information and insight into math, writing, and reading instruction.  They shared presentations about math curriculum and homework support with resources.  They also updated parents on our state reading assessment of close reading and our new writing curriculum.  For those parents who were unable to join us, we have links below to the presentations, handouts, and videos from that night.   We appreciate all your support!  

What’s New in ELA: Increasing Rigor in Reading and Writing
Helping with Math Homework: Support and Resources
Study Skills for Science and Social Studies

Prek & Kdg Thanksgiving Feast

We are so thankful for all of these students! They enjoyed dressing up as Pilgrims and Indians to enjoying a Thanksgiving Feast together. Thank you to all the teachers and staff that helped make this day possible for the students!
Enjoy more pictures from the feast!

4th Grade Colonial Day

Fourth grade enjoyed learning about American history with Colonial Day activities and foods from a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Special thanks to all of the parents that donated food and materials as well as to those that volunteered their time to help.

Goodies for Grands 2017

It was wonderful to see our students with their 
families at our annual Goodies for Grands breakfast.

Makerspace Day Camp @ Westwood High School

Monday, November 20, 2017

Spring Valley Rotary Donates Dictionaries

Many thanks to the Spring Valley Rotary Club for donating a personal dictionary to every 3rd grader at LCEU.  As part of The Dictionary Project, the Spring Valley Rotary promotes literacy in the local area by providing dictionaries for students in 3rd grade. We appreciate their support of literacy!

Representing Spring Valley Rotary: Mrs. Patsy Brewer, Dr. Traci Cooper, Mr. Marion Hanna

Friday, November 17, 2017

4th Grade Performs Go West!

The fourth grade students performed Go West! at the general PTO meeting on Thursday, November 16 as well as for the school on November 17 at Upper Campus. It was a wonderful performance and we learned so much about this time in US History! 

Special thank you to our music teacher, Mrs. Gray Hansberry, for her time and talents for this very special show.

Pictures from Go West

R2 Art Show

Canned Food Drive at Lower Campus

Our students really enjoyed meeting a few of the Ridge View High School football players and cheerleaders this morning! We loved having you come out to the lower campus to encourage students to bring in nonperishable food for the Winter Wishes food drive. Remember you can bring in items until December 1st.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Friendly Reminder

There has been a large increase in the number of items being dropped off during the school day recently. 

We strive to have our students live by the 7 Habits of Happy Kids with Habit #1 that teaches being Proactive and being in charge of ourselves. Lunch boxes, student binders, after school activity items, hats/jackets, etc. are being forgotten. Please help us by reminding your children to be prepared to come to school each day. Calling into classrooms is an interruption of valuable instructional time. 

Thank you for your assistance!

Information from the School Nurse

Acetaminophen: It’s in more medicines than you might think.

Acetaminophen, commonly called Tylenol, is in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications. Some medications containing acetaminophen include pain relievers, fever reducers, cough, cold, allergy, and sleep medications.

When acetaminophen is taken as directed on the medication label, it’s safe and effective. But did you know there is a limit to the amount of acetaminophen that is safe to take per day?? Taking more acetaminophen than directed is an overdose and can lead to liver damage.

Three Steps to Take Acetaminophen Safely:
1.      Always read and follow the directions prior to taking any medication

2.      Read the label to see if the medication contains acetaminophen- look for the “Active Ingredients” section of the Drug Facts label for the word “Acetaminophen”.

3.      NEVER take two medicines that contain Acetaminophen at the same time. Taking too much acetaminophen can lead to liver damage.

For more information go to

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pathways 2 Purpose (R2 Online Magazine)

Read the 2nd edition of the district's new magazine, Pathways 2 Purpose.

Congratulations to the Richland Two Teachers of the Year!

Lower Campus TOY: Becky Anne Struthers
Upper Campus TOY: Pat Earle

Lower Campus Service Learning

Lower Campus is excited to be collecting canned goods and
non-perishable items to donate to Harvest Hope.

We are still collecting aluminum cans for the Paws for a Purpose too! Lonnie B. Nelson appreciates the help!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

R2 Middle School Shadow and Tour Information

5th Grade Parents:

Please see the attached quick reference chart for information about middle school Magnet Programs in Richland 2. Contact information for each program is listed so that you may have a source for answers to questions about specific programs.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day 2017

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all of the military families for their service to our community and country. 

Special thanks to sponsors: Chick-fil-a, Village Church, and Golden Corral.

Parent University Reminder

Reminder that you are invited to attend our annual Parent University at Upper Campus that will be held on Monday, November 13th from 5:307:00 p.m. Here are some comments from last year's event: 
  • The entire session was helpful!  The resource sheet provided will be helpful to use at home. I would attend future sessions- Extremely informative. 
  • I want to go to them all- Thank You!
  • Helpful hints on the websites.
  • Awesome- Please do more of these! 
At Parent University, teachers and staff will share information about curriculum and assessments, as well as provide strategies and tips that you can use at home to support your child's education. Our topics will address ELA, Math Homework, Study Skills, and Parent Portal Resources. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Military Parent Seminar

Attention Military Parents,

Please see the flyer about a free community event on November 16 for Military Parents hosted by the Military Child Education Coalition's Parent to Parent initiative.

ReThink Winners

Way to go gators! We had over 20 ReThink projects submitted this year. Anthony Bell, Savannah Whaley, Kasen Shaw, Maya Hood and Meredity Cadena will take their projects to EdVenture this year.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

3rd Grader Learn with Fossil Frank

Fossil Frank came to LCE Upper Campus as part of an in-school field study. He taught 3rd graders more about fossils as part of their Rocks and Minerals unit.

1st Quarter Honor Roll for 2017-18

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter honor roll students!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Second Grade Book Character Day

Second grade students and teachers looked great dressed as their favorite book characters today. Their creativity was amazing! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Paws for a Purpose

Lower Campus is collecting cans for Paws for a Purpose. 
There are large garbage cans in the entrance on both sides of the office to collect the empty cans.