Headliner News – Ellen Woodside Elementary welcomes student teachers


Ellen Woodside Elementary School welcomed students teachers and announced other new recently. The Ellen Woodside Character Word for March is Motivation, the desire to move toward a goal.

The students of Ellen Woodside, under the direction of Sam Couch, raised $3,267.62 for the American Heart Association through the Jump Rope for Heart Program.

The Spring MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing will be administered to second through fifth graders during the month of March.

Julie Sands, student teacher from Furman University, in Mary DeSantis’ fourth grade classroom engaged students in a “Poetry Café” Friday, March 2. Students have been working on a poetry and figurative language unit for the past two weeks. As a culminating activity, they presented some of their favorite poems they wrote to the class in a total “Poetry Café” atmosphere! Students wore sunglasses and each performing poet wore a beret.

Ellen Woodside welcomes the following student teachers for the Spring semester of 2012: Tiffany Backes (Bob Jones University) hosted by Second Grade Teachers Rachael Bergstein, Katelyn Harder (Anderson University) hosted by Third Grade Teacher Leeann Fant, Charissa Bailey (Bob Jones University) hosted by Third Grade Teacher Bridget Swindall, Kirsty Ubermuth (Furman University) hosted by Third Grade Teacher Leah Sullivan, and Katelyn Harder (Anderson University) hosted by Music Teacher Janis Lewis.

The Ronald McDonald Anti-Bullying Show will come to Ellen Woodside March 2. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade will attend the show.

Ellen Woodside will host the Scholastic Spring Book Fair during school hours from March 2 through 8. Parents should contact Lucy Tinsley, Media Specialist, if they would like to volunteer.

Spring pictures will be taken March 6.

The last day for the Washington Baptist Church Good News Club will be March 27. Students will be awarded certificates at a program beginning at 3:15. Parents are invited to attend.