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Check back for a new video each week in the 2014 Carnival Video Challenge. Voting begins September 30 for the best grade level video. Enjoy!
Students in Mrs. Ratledge's Monday group were given the task of building a free standing structure using 20 spaghetti sticks, string, tape and a marshmallow. The structure had to be able to support the marshmallow on top. STEM projects include principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Check back for a new video each week in the 2014 Carnival Video Challenge. Voting begins September 30 for the best grade level video. Enjoy!
Each week leading up to Carnival, a different grade level will submit a Carnival Video to be shared on this site. Online voting for the best video will begin the week of September 30. Check back each week for a new video!
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We have created a Community page and linked it to our Twitter account (@SES_scouts) to help you stay informed and see all the great things happening in our school. Our page is not a discussion forum, but rather a place to showcase positive happenings and getting out important information. We welcome your positive comments on our posts. Like us, and enjoy!
Monday, Aug. 25 – Western Day
Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Decade Day (tie dye, 70’s, etc. Choose your favorite decade.)
Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Pajama/Hat Day
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Pirate/Princess Day (Students may dress up as pirate or a princess)
Friday, Aug. 29 – Steekee Pride Day (Steekee clothes, GO GREEN-as much as possible-be creative!)
Finally, on Friday each student will gather in the gym for the Fall Carnival Rally. Students will be given exciting information regarding ticket sales and prize incentives. Tickets and prize incentive newsletter will be going home Friday, August 29th along with important Carnival information.
The students completed drawings of these two types of cells where they specified each of the main organelles by labeling and coloring.
Parents used those details to decide which selfie and paragraph matches their child's characteristics.
The Second Annual Steekee Fall Carnival Video Contest
Each Monday, beginning August 25th, a new video will be posted on this site featuring a different grade level. The contest will begin with 5th grade and conclude with the defending champion PK/K team on September 29. Online voting will open on September 30 to determine the winning video.
Join us for all the Carnival fun and excitement on Friday, October 3. Here is last year's winning video for your viewing pleasure. Scroll toward the bottom of this page to see all of last year's videos.
Steekee School Carnival
will be on
Friday, October 3, 2014
Stay tuned for more information, including the 2nd Annual Carnival Video Contest right here on our website.
Mr. Marvin Feezell from SES, Mrs. Stacey Ridenour from LES, and FLMS student Mark Ridenour joined a team to travel to Guatemala at the end of June to train teachers and help students in an orphanage. Money raised by Steekee students during the 2013-14 school year purchased school supplies and two wireless tablets to benefit this sister school in Comalapa, Guatemala. Those items were delivered on the trip and are pictured in the slideshow below. Director Norma Rodriguez was grateful to the point of tears to Steekee Elementary and Loudon County for their efforts to help her students. If you scroll down the page you will see pictures of her visit to our school earlier this year to learn about American schools, in the process making a connection with SES students and teachers. This partnership has allowed our students to make a positive impact on the world by helping others. We are very proud of our Scouts and all Loudon County students and personnel who serve others in the classrooms, in their communities, and around the world.
School Supply Lists for the 2014-15 school year are available HERE
Click HERE for a copy of the 2014-15 Loudon County Schools Calendar. Enjoy the summer!
On Wednesday, May 21, students got the opportunity to meet and ask questions to emergency, law enforcement, and military personnel. Students interacted with the people who work to keep us safe and had the chance to explore their vehicles and equipment. Thanks to all who volunteered their time, to New Providence Baptist Church for grilling out for the volunteers, and to Mrs. Preston for organizing the event.
We have one more slideshow for you before the year ends! Grandparents Day included recognition of Parent Academy families, Special Olympics athletes, and a spectacular performance by our Steekee Chorus.
Continue your student's math learning this summer for FREE!
Research shows that students can lose 2-3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer. We are delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks that will provide your child with free access to a personalized summer math program.
click HERE to register now
IMPORTANT: Use Access Code 32636
Before summer break, you will receive an email with access details for your child. At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment based on the grade level he/she will be entering in the fall. TenMarks will create a personalized program for your child to complete over the summer months. An hour a week is all it takes to strengthen math skills and prepare for the year ahead. Using the access code above will allow us to collect information from your child's summer work!
PreK and Kindergarten Round Up
May 16, 2014
Begins at 8:00 am at the school
- For PreK, the child must be four years of age by August 15, 2014.
- For Kindergarten, the child must be five years of age by August 15, 2014.
- The student's legal guardian/parent must complete the forms for registration at the school they wish to attend.
Click HERE for a list of what parents will need to bring to the registration.
Mrs. Kelley's 5th grade math classes competed in navigating obstacles in search of place value on our Beanstalk. The combination of teamwork, academics, and physical challenge had the students loving math!
...chicks, ducks, and turkeys to be exact. Mr. Wright from the Loudon Co-Op brought by some feathered friends to show to our Kindergarten students.
On Friday, April 25 the SES students and staff gathered in the gym for a TCAP/SAT10 testing pep rally. Joined by LHS principal Cheri Parrish and the Redskin Cheerleaders, our students chanted, cheered, and danced to the theme of "Rocking the Test". Activities included performances by the Cheerleaders, a performance by a group of SES students led by Mrs. Roberts, a prize drawing, the principal and officer riding bikes around the gym, and a whole school dance session on the gym floor. We will ROCK THE TEST!
On the afternoon of Thursday, April 24 SES was visited by professional fishermen Skylar Hamilton and Tony Sellars, along with Tony's fishing buddy Tanner. They talked to the students about fishing and boating safety, and took student questions. On Friday night, several SES families attended the Kids Fishing Rodeo at the Canal Ramp in Lenoir City where the Steekee Chorus rocked the event. Enjoy the pictures and videos below.
These former Steekee students were reinstated or inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Ft. Loudoun MIddle School on April 17th. We are extremely proud to have been a part of your academic career.
Jaxson Castle - 50M walk, 1st place
Nat Newby - 50M run, 1st place
Michael Shelton - Running long jump, 1st place; 100M run, 3rd place
David Simpson - Long jump, 1st place; 100M run, 2nd place
Nevaeh Hutchinson - 50M walk, 1st place; Softball throw, 3rd place
Jordan Logan - Running long jump, 1st place; 50M run, 2nd place
Congratulations, athletes! SES is proud!!
Revolutionary War Research Project
Bringing History to Life!
On Friday, April 4th, World War II veteran Clint Riddle visited 5th grade students at Steekee Elementary. The students have been studying WWII in Social Studies class with Ms. Sparks. She and Mrs. Kelley combined their Science and Social Studies time to welcome Mr. Riddle to share his memories and experiences with our students. Going beyond the textbook, the students heard first hand accounts of the invasion of Sicily, the Normandy Invasion, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge! Mr. Riddle, from nearby Sweetwater, is a veteran of all those engagements as a member of the 325th Glider Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He crash landed into war twice at Normandy and Holland. He brought in several items from the war to show the students as they hung on every word of his stories. They were able to experience patriotism beyond the curriculum and made our school and community proud with their shows of respect through handshakes, hugs, and messages of "thank you for protecting our freedom." Students later decided on their own that each of them would get Mr. Riddle's autograph and each would write him a formal letter of thanks. It was a wonderful experience full of laughs, tears, smiles, and patriotism. These students will never forget the day a veteran came to their classroom to share his story with them. Additionally, Mr. Riddle left behind copies of the two poems he has written and read to the students they will study and analyze in class. He has also recently written his memoirs, which the school will purchase for the library as soon as it is availale.
Click HERE to download copies of Mr. Riddle's poems about veterans. Enjoy the Slideshow below!
Click HERE for more an application or more information
Training webinars Available!
Have you heard about the New Family Access module?
It has been out and available in Beta form for a few months now, and we are ready for everyone to take a look.
The old version of Family Access will be discontinued with the June Release, so this is a good opportunity to see what the new version is all about.
The webinars are offered on the following dates/times:
- Wednesday March 26th - 9:00 am - 10:00 am CT
- Tuesday, April 22nd - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CT
- Friday, May 9th - 9:00 am - 10:00 am CT
To sign up for one of these free webinars, please go to skyward.com
- Click Support Center and log in.
- Under Customer Support, select Training, and then Classroom/Webinar Training.
- For the filter, select: Training Type -Classroom Training Session, Product Type - Student Management Suite, Product - All. Check the box for On-line only.
- Click the Register link for the class you want to attend.
Please Note: WebEx Event audio will now be broadcast through the use of your computer speakers or headsets. Please ensure that your computer audio is functional in preparation for attending the webinar. You will be able to log into the WebEx event 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. All attendees should enter the WebEx event muted; use the chat feature to communicate with the presenter.
Registration will close one business day prior to the start of the webinar. Email invitations along with additional instructions about how to join the webinar will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the scheduled start date/time.
Questions regarding the software and Skyward processes should be submitted as a service call. Should you have any questions regarding the functionality of WebEx, please contact Skyward at email@example.com.
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Steekee students joined fellow students from around the county on Friday, March 21 to celebrate the arts. Individual art work was on display, students created a mural, and students performed musical numbers in different combinations of bands and choirs. All the students did an incredible job. If you missed it this year, you missed a real treat!
Enjoy photos from some recent events including a visit by the Tellico Village Players to read to our students, the 100 Days of PreK celebration, and our Donuts for Dads event.
Steekee students and teachers celebrated Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 7. It was a celebration of reading with costumes, special guest readers, and students reading to one another. Enjoy the slideshow below of events throughout the school.
Steekee Elementary ....
where friends are made.
In order to reach out to more families, we will be replacing our second Principal's Night In on March 6 with a survey we will send home. Completing and returning the survey will count toward Parent Academy credit.
Our Kindergarten students completed projects representing the number 100 for their 100th day of Kindergarten on Friday, February 7. The projects were so good that we had a short parade. All students came out into the hallway and cheered on our K students as they proudly displayed their projects. The students then participated in numerous fun activities as they mathematically explored the number 100. Enjoy the slideshow of their day below.
Steekee Elementary School is pleased to announce the 2014 Young Achievers. The following students will be recognized at our brief assembly Friday at 2 pm in front of the student body and will be formally recognized on March 20 at the Encouraging Excellence in Education Celebration at First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. The Young Achiever program is sponsored by the Loudon County Education Foundation. We would like to thank Michele Lewis and the LCEF for their contributions to education in our county.
On Wednesday, January 22, SES hosted an international visitor. Norma Rodriguez is a director of a small school in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. She requested to visit our school to learn more about American schools and how they operate. She visited some of our classrooms and teachers during her two-hour visit, assisted by LES translator Carolyna McMahan. She asked if the school was new because of how well maintained it is. She was also very impressed with the compassion demonstrated for her students in dire poverty by fourth graders in Ms. Blankenship's library class during a discussion (Jameson's homeroom). She has now returned to Guatemala in hopes of emulating things she has seen here. Once again, our students represented our school and community quite well.
These ladies will next compete for Loudon County honors in their respective categories.
Our New Teacher of the Year is Breia Franklin. This is Mrs. Franklin's first year at SES and her second overall as a special education teacher. She is a former SES Scout who has come home. Mrs. Franklin is very creative and well liked by her students and she has a passion for helping special education students to be successful. We are very proud of her hard work this year.
Students from PreK through 5th grade competed in the Steekee Elementary Social Studies Fair on January 23. Winners from the 4th and 5th grade competition will go on to compete in the County Social Studies Fair at North Middle School on January 30th. Below are a few pictures of student projects and a listing of our winners. Congratulations to all the winners and a special thanks to our judges!
|PreK||Eli Lowe||Kaitlyn Kongtum||Brayden Hartzler||Rheanna Haskell|
|Kindergarten||Levi Russell||Curtis Whitney||Daniel Wagner||Rachel Huff|
|1st-2nd||Joshua Garrison||Ruby Casey||Jonas Kelsey||Reef West||Promise Ramsey|
|3rd||Eliana Estenoz||Caitlyn Lones||Christopher Applegate||Harlee Russell|
Powerpoint - Madison Swicegood
Exhibits - Elizabeth Newman, Jordan Alexander, Cadence Townsend
Andrew Shubert (alternate)
Thursday, January 9
Report Cards will be sent home tomorrow as scheduled.
How much is left over?
School Resumes on Tuesday, January 7
The Steekee Chorus Presents:
Tuesday, December 17 @ 5:30
Steekee School Gym
Featuring an additional performance by Kindergarten
All are welcome to attend!
After a study of the history of Thanksgiving, SES kindergarteners dressed like the participants of the first Thanksgiving and sat down to a "feast" on November 26. Their foods, such as GoldFish Crackers, represented the foods eaten at the original famous harvest celebration.
Mrs. Jameson's and Mrs. Lorenz's classes work to plan a budget for Thanksgiving dinner using newspaper ads and Steekee's new mobile laptop lab. The students were excited to have their own laptops! The students had $35 to create a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 4. They used the portable laptop lab to search for coupons to save additional money. Special Thanks to Hollis Evans for collecting all the sales papers!!! The students loved this challenge. One student was overheard to say, "I feel bad for my Mom that she has to do this."
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SES!!
After reading the story Areo and Officer Mike, the third grade was treated to a visit by Deputy Chris Jenkins and his K-9 partner Diego of the Loudon County Sheriff's Department. Students listened to Deputy Jenkins give safety tips and were able to ask questions about Diego. They also got to see Deputy Jenkins' patrol car.
SES teachers April Wright (left) and Amy Curtis (right) pose with the tree they decorated for Christmas Fest at New Providence Baptist Church. NPBC is a Steekee School partner supporting students and teachers through food donations and service. These two talented ladies showed SES's appreciation by crafting the beautiful tree you see below. The tree became the centerpiece of the event and raised money to help people in need across the world when sold at auction. Thank you ladies for representing SES with excellence!
Veterans Day is one of the most important holidays of the year. We want our students to fully understand that the freedom they enjoy is due to the sacrifices of the valiant men and women of the United States armed services. Steekee Elementary School thanks all of our active and former members of the military for your dedication to our nation, our homes, our values, and our freedom.
Below, click on the links to enjoy parts of our Veterans Day program at SES. We give special thanks to Mike Newman for capturing and sharing the following videos.
Haley McNally sings "Thank You, Soldiers"
Elizabeth Newman and Maggie Lindsey sing "Made in America"
Mrs. Edwards' class playing tone chimes
Mrs. Jodi's girls having fun in the sandbox.
After reading an information text about how animals move, each student created a brochure for their zoo. The students included facts they learned about during the week.
They even created their own zoo during recess!
Mrs. Webb's kindergarten class kindergarten completed a math task on decomposing numbers upon completing numbers 6-10.
Our staff continues to work with professionals at other schools in sharing great ideas for the mutual benefit of all students. Our next such meeting is November 18 at PES.
3rd Place: Ashely S.
2nd Place: Tamyra R.
1st Place: Cheyanne J.
Our Scouts may be dressed for Tacky Day during Red Ribbon Week, but it's all business when it comes to learning time. Below, Mrs. Harris' 2nd graders and Mrs. Curtis' 1st graders read and work in the hallway during bathroom break while waiting.
Our kids love to read!!!
Red Ribbon Week
Please join us in celebrating National Drug Free week!
Monday, October 28 - Wear RED
Tuesday, October 29 – Wear a HAT (Put a Cap on Drugs!)
Wednesday, October 30 - Wear CAMOUFLAGE
(Be a Hero, say NO to Drugs!)
Thursday, October 31 – Wear a TACKY outfit
(Using Drugs is Tacky!)
* Please no hair paint, face paint, or costumes
*Dress code applies
Principal's Night In
The date change is due to a conflict with the Ribbon Cutting/Open House at the new FLMS. Since many of our families are part of both schools, we want you to be able to attend both events and the ribbon cutting is a one time event. Thank you for your understanding!
We are pleased to announce the Steekee Elementary School Grand Champions for the 2013 Science Fair! Three Grand Champions are chosen in each category and will represent SES at the Loudon County Elementary Science Fair on Monday evening, October 7 at Loudon High School.
Congratulations to all our Scout Scientists!
Enjoy a few pictures taken during judging!!
The results are in!!!!!
Congratulations PreK and Kindergarten,
You are the 2013 Carnival Video Challenge CHAMPIONS!!!!!