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    Our Commitment

    "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 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year...Marquita Woodard!!!!!

    Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Classified Employee of the Year, Ms. Tasha Williams!!!!!

    Mr. Keith Kennedy was chosen as our 2014-2105 Volunteer of the Year!  Thank you, Mr. Kennedy, for all those hours you spent helping our Carver-Lyon students!

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    Carver-Lyon is extremely proud and excited to receive a Palmetto Gold Award for General Performance and a Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap.  Read the entire list...
    The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program.docx
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    From the Principal

    Welcome to our new Principal, Mrs. Michelle Kennedy!  
    Check School Activities Photo Gallery for pictures from July 8 "Meet & Greet!"


    Click below to find the 2014-2015 supply lists for Carver-Lyon.  Be sure to hit those early back-to-school sales!!
    2014-2015 Supply Lists.docx
    We ended our Accelerated Reader year with 2357.2 points!! The April-May contest ended on May 14.  Mrs. Newman's class was once again the 1st-2nd grade winner and school winner with 54.8 points. Mrs. Cooper's class came back after a brief absence as the 3rd-5th grade winner with 53.5 points. Congratulations to Ms. Jones, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Newman, Ms.Woodruff, Mrs. Burton, Ms. Farrell, Ms. Lewis, Mr. Dixon, Ms. Hicks, Mrs. Cooper,Mrs. Hernandez, and Mrs. Cagle, whose classes all met or exceeded their goals. Although we didn't reach our goal this year of 3000 points, we really worked hard!!  All of you are winners!!!

    Congratulations to all our students who made Honor Roll 4th quarter!!! Click below for list...
    Carver-Lyon 4th Qtr Honor Rolls 2013-2014.docx
    Congratulations to Mr. Johnson's class for receiving a second place award in the VLF Book Production Contest for their entry, What We Do In the Seasons,

    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.

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    Daily Buzzword

    rutabaga - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 07/30/2014 is:

    rutabaga (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : a turnip with a very large yellowish root

    How do you use it?

    The rutabaga is a member of the mustard family, a large group of plants that includes turnips, cabbages, kohlrabi, broccoli, and cauliflower, among others.

    Are you a word wiz?

    We hope you won't have to dig too deeply to come up with the answer to today's question. What language do you think gave us "rutabaga"?

    A. Swedish
    B. Spanish
    C. Persian
    D. Russian
    Check your answer on Word Central.