Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Later Gator Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Registration for the Later Gators after school program is now open. In order to register, you must complete the online form below for the correct campus and pay the registration fee. There are a limited number of spots available. You will be notified as to whether your child has secured a spot in the program or if you are on the waiting list.

Please be sure to read the LOWER Campus Later Gator Handbook and/or UPPER Campus Later Gator Handbook before completing the registration form for either campus.

Friday, May 26, 2017

4th Grade Lake Shake Winner

Congratulations to Carmelita Roper --- the winner of 4th grade's Lake Shake!
The top 3 students included Carmelita, Anna Ratterree, and Nate Stafford.

Many thanks to LCEU teachers and parents and community volunteers for helping to make this so special for our 4th grade students.

Lower Campus 500 Point Lunch

We are excited to have 29 students who earned 500 or more Reading Counts points this year. These students were treated to lunch at Beef 'O' Brady's with Administration, Mrs. Faile and Mrs. Black. 

5th Grade Promotion - May 26, 2017

Congratulations to the Lake Carolina Upper Campus Class of 2017! Thank you to the PTO, parent volunteers, staff and students for making this day so special for everyone!

Promotion Day Pictures

Upper Campus Media Assistant

Sarah Chaneyworth was the winner of  "Media Assistant at Upper Campus" from Gator Fest. Sarah unboxed and processed four new boxes of books by stamping them and adding labels. She also added the titles to the computer catalog.

Great job helping in the media center Sarah!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

4th Grade Lake Shake - Round 2

Congratulations to 4th grade Round 2 winners:
Ethan Cropp, Andrea Davis, Stella Merrill, Anna Ratterree, Carmelita Roper, Nate Stafford, Alex Tinneny. 

The final round will be tomorrow.

Special thanks to today's volunteer judges and the 5th grade students that served as judges in Round 1 yesterday. These students were in the top 40 of 5th grade's Lake Shake event. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4th Grade Lake Shake-Round 1

The 4th grade students participated in Round 1 of 3 Lake Shake today. Round 2 will be tomorrow with 21 students to eliminate down to 7. The winner of this Lake Shake will be announced on Friday.

The Lake Shake is a competition that challenges students' soft skills, ability to think on their feet, and social etiquette. 

Lower Campus Reading Celebration

Langston Moore and Preston Thorne visited Lower Campus today to celebrate all the reading students have done this year. They talked about how important it is to challenge your mind and never give up. These former USC football players are the proud authors of the book #JustaChicken.

It is always amazing how many books students check out each year. This year students checked out 56,125 books. They took Reading Counts tests on over 39,000 books. This year we had 212 students earn their t-shirts and 29 students earned over 500 Reading Counts points! Great job Gators!

LCE Eats Out at Sandhills

Don't forget that Thursday, May 25th is a night of no cooking and no messy kitchens because LCE Eats out at Sandhills! 

We are excited to have six different places to visit for dinner and dessert. Please make sure to give the coupon from the flyer to each place you visit so that LCE gets a portion of the sales!

Thank you for supporting us!

Former Gators Graduating in Class of 2017

These former gators came to visit both campuses today to reminiscence and visit teachers. They all attended Lake Carolina Elementary when the school was just a few years old and will be 2017 graduates from Spring Valley High School. It was such a wonderful surprise to see these students and we wish them the very best as they continue their education.

The students are:

  • Jenning Chen will be attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Tanvi Mehta will be attending Yale University
  • Priyanka Rao will be attending Duke University
  • Graham Shroyer will be attending the University of South Carolina Honors College
  • Jayanth Vemula will be attending the University of South Carolina

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Donate Soccer Cleats and Shin Guards

Coach Wittig and Ms. Reeves are collecting new and used soccer cleats and shin guards to give to children in Medellin, Colombia, South America.  They will be collecting them until the last day of school.

The cleats and shin guards will be taken to Medellin in July with Blythewood High School boys and girls soccer players.

Thank you for your generous donations!

Friday, May 19, 2017

LCE Eats Out

We are looking forward to our annual day of friends, fun and food at the
Village at Sandhills on Thursday, May 25th!

Many eating establishments have generously offered a percentage of their sales back to LCE for patrons that visit their restaurants during our event. The following businesses are participating. Please make sure to bring the coupon from the flyer to each establishment you make a purchase at so the school can receive credit.

Thanks for your support of our school and community!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SIC Parent Survey 2017

The SIC has creates an annual parent survey that helps us continually improve our school. The survey enables families to share their feedback for lower and/or upper campus. The survey link below will be open until Friday, May 26. Thank you for your time and providing feedback. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Are you interested in joining the Girl Scouts?

Is your daughter interested in opportunities for leadership and service?  Girl Scout Troop 547 (grades K-5) is now accepting pre-registrations for next year.  The troop meets at LCE Lower on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6:00pm -7:00pm.  Contact Julie Whitney at jwhitney@richland2.org for more information.  Opportunities are also available for parents who would like to be involved!

Lower Campus Gator Games Pictures

Gator Games was a huge success! The students had a blast today. Thank you to Ms. Reeves, faculty, staff and volunteers for all the hard work to make today possible.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

2nd Grade Scavenger Hunt @ Upper Campus

The current 2nd graders walked to Upper Campus today to tour the school with a scavenger hunt. Looking forward to having these new students in 3rd grade next school year! 

Special thanks to the volunteers for chaperoning today!

Sports Camp at The Factory

Summer Camp at The Factory

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Service Learning Project @ Upper Campus

Thank you for bringing in donations our Service Learning Project for Dogs for the Deaf.

We raised a total of $1,755.00!

Congratulations to Mrs. Morrison's 4th grade class for the most donations. Her class has earned a popcorn party for their efforts.

Mathletes in Math Olympiad Program

Students in the Mathletes Club from Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad Program.  They participated in a series of five monthly contests of 5 problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Ms. Patricia Earle, Ms. Kristen Smarr and Mr. Harry Meyers.  The coaches taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.

This year’s mathletes include: Anish Verma, Spencer Shealy, Noah Brown, William Van, Kate Kaczynski, Alexia George, Ellie Gatzke, Sadie-Ann Campbell, Harrison Knight, Savannah Jones, Rebekkah Howell.  Ten students will also receive an embroidered patch for scoring in the top 50% of all participants: Micah Tinnell, Jason Schutt, Adam Van, Yasmine White, Sanvi Divekar, Marc Hines, Annabelle Manville, Savannah Yoo, Sean Gibbons, and Micah Hicks.

Micah Tinnell received a trophy for scoring in the top 25% of all participants.

Each year the Math Olympiads serve over 100,000 students on over 5000 teams nationally and about 50,000 students on 1000 teams in more than 30 countries.  Since 1979, it has provided challenging, thought-provoking problems that stretch the abilities of students in grades 4 - 8, strengthening their foundation for both assessment tests and more advanced studies.  Our children have responded to the challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm. Congratulations Mathletes!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Regional Winner for Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest

Sandra Bryan from Palmetto Pride and Ms. Mclemore, LCEU's art teacher,
presented Jaquelyn a check on the school's morning show.
We are excited to announce that Jaquelyn Smith has been chosen as Palmetto Pride's Midlands Region winner for their Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest. 

All students in third through fifth grades were invited to create artwork for this contest. Jaquelyn was the school's overall winner and her artwork went to the state wide competition. All of the school winners’ artwork will be on display at EdVenture Children’s Museum and each student will receive a framed print of their artwork as well as a check for $250.00.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Principal for an Hour

Lauren Attaway,  2nd grader from Ms. Bozard's class and Maysie Erwin, 4th grader from Ms. Stanek's class served as principals for an hour. Both students won this honor from Gator Fest bidding. Great work today gators, I wonder if we will have two future administrators!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LCEU Readers' Challenge Team Wins Competition

LCEU Readers' Challenge Team won at the District Elementary Readers' Challenge competition against Bethel-Hanberry Elementary and Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary at R2i2 on Tuesday, May 2nd.

All the school teams answered difficult trivia questions about the twenty 2016-17 South Carolina Association of School Librarians Children's Book Award Nominees.

Congratulations to Savannah Jones, Alex Conway, Emma Wargel, Jeremy McDowell, Iris Ferguson, and Emery Eaton for representing our school. We are so proud of this team!

Special thanks to sponsor Mrs. Shannon Ryan.