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    "We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams."
    The mission of Carver-Lyon Elementary School is to provide a foundation for each student to develop his/her maximum potential for lifelong learning in a safe, nurturing environment with active community involvement.
    School Motto    
    "To reach a child's mind is to capture his heart."


    Congratulations to our 2013 -2014 Teacher of the Year...Vivian Hopkins Hernandez!!!

    Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Classified Employee of the Year, Mr. Kenneth Chandler!!!

    Ms. Annette Folk was chosen as our 2012-2013 Volunteer of the Year!  Thank you, Ms. Folk, for all you do for everyone at Carver-Lyon!

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    From the Principal

    We have just completed another nine weeks. The clock is ticking and this school year is quickly winding down. In a few short weeks we will be joining together to witness students competing in our annual academic bowls, racing toward the finish line at Field Day and fifth graders being promoted to the middle school. This time of year brings anxiety about good things coming to an end as well as excitement about new beginnings around the corner. So, it is so important that our students remain focused.
    As we move into our final nine weeks, we are finishing up our third administration MAP and will soon begin end-of-year assessments. It is more critical now that your student is at school on time each day. We serve breakfast until 7:30am and want every child to begin their learning without being worried about being hungry. There is so much that will be happening in the next few weeks that you will not want your child to miss out on. Every day counts and we strive to make each day the very best day.
    Parents, I sincerely appreciate your support this year in helping our children have a positive and productive school year! It is only through your constant encouragement, participation and expectation that our students can achieve their very best! Talk to your student about what they are learning in school, their homework, friendships and their teachers. This lets them know that we are partners.
    Again, we thank you for all you do!
    LeConte R. Middleton
    Dr. LeConte R. Middleton



    We now have 2031.2 AR points!! The March-April contest ended on April 11.  Mrs. Newman's class was once again the 1st-2nd grade winner with 60.3 points. A very special woohoo goes to Ms. Hicks's class, the 3rd-5th grade winner with 74.2 points!!!!! Congratulations to Ms. Jones, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Burton, Ms. Farrell, Ms. Hicks, Mrs. Cooper,Mrs. Hernandez, and Mrs. Cagle' whose classes all met their goals. We want EVERY class to EXCEED their goals for the final contest which ends on May 16!!!  Let's get that 3000 points.

    Congratulations to all our students who made Honor Roll 3rd quarter!!! Click below for list...
    3rd Quarter Honor Rolls, 2013-2014.docx

    Karlicha Gunter-Best, School Counselor of Carver-Lyon Elementary School, is the 2014 Midlands Area School Counselor of the Year. She was presented this award by Stacey Westberry of the Midlands Education & Business Alliance on April 8. Since Mrs. Gunter-Best is representing Lexington, Richland and Fairfield counties.  She will compete with other counselors in South Carolina for the state title. This is a prestigious honor for one of our counselors to have received and an excellent representation of counselors in Richland School District One.

    Our Science Fair this year was a HUGE success.  All the entries looked wonderful!!!!  Thanks to Ms. Woodard for her help with getting the projects ready, and to the team of judges for making those hard decisions.  See list of winners and photos of the awesome projects. 
    Science Fair Winners, 2014.docx
    We are pleased to announce that Ms. Lee Hicks will be attending the Science P.L.U.S. Institute at the Roper Mountain Science Center this summer.  She will participate in a one-week science course providing all science materials and supplies for hands-on learning in the classroom.

    Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration was held on March 3.  We had fun dressing up as Dr. Seuss characters, doing great activities in our classrooms, pairing with another class to read Dr. Seuss books, and receiving our RIF book and bookmark to color. It was a “seuss-tastic” day!!!

    We had one winner in the VLF Computer Technology/Video Contest.  Mrs. Fran Hipp received an Honorable Mention ribbon for her Animoto entry, "100 Books by the 100th Day."  In addition, Mrs. Vivian Hernandez was honored as Carver-Lyon's "Tech Savvy" Teacher, one who goes above and beyond using technology in the classroom.

    On Monday, January 13, Carver-Lyon's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year was crowned!!  Congratulations to Ms. Marquita Woodard, Science Teacher!!!  See more pictures of the coronation festivities...

    Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Classified Employee of the Year, Ms. Tasha Williams!!!!  Not only is she our Data Base Specialist, she voluntarily participates in all our school activities!!!  Thank you, Ms. Williams.

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    : to stretch or bulge out in all directions : swell

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