School Wide Themes


Each year a school-wide learning theme is chosen.  This theme is like a thread that connects learning throughout the school all year long.  Each grade level takes a part of the theme to develop.  Throughout the academic year, each grade level presents their learning to the entire school.  They may create and present a play, a musical production, learning stations manned by students, or they may invite an artist in residence to help them present their theme.  Listed below are school-wide themes and a breakdown of grade level theme days: 

2014-2015 Celebrating the Arts

Circus: The Best Show on Earth (Kindergarten- May 1st, 2015)
How does your garden grow? (First Grade- October 10, 2014)
All I want for Christmas is an Arthur book! (Second Grade- December 16th, 2014)
Spotlight on South Carolina (Third Grade- Feb. 22nd, 2013)
Celebrating our Veterans (Fourth Grade-November 11th, 2014)
Celebrating the Environment (Fifth Grade - February 26th, 2015)

2012-2013 Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action: The Best Show on Earth (Kindergarten- April 23, 2013)
Spotlight on Character (First Grade- May 24th, 2013)
Lights, Camera, READ (Second Grade- October 23rd, 2012)
Spotlight on South Carolina (Third Grade- Feb. 22nd, 2013)
Spotlighting our Veterans (Fourth Grade- Nov. 9th, 2012)
Spotlight on the Environment (Fifth Grade - Dec. 20th, 2012)

2011 - 2012   Celebrating Super Heroes

Celebrating Super Friends (Kindergarten - Oct. 14, 2011)
Celebrating Environmental Super Heroes (Fifth Grade - Dec. 15, 2011)
Celebrating Super Citizens (Fourth Grade - Feb. 15, 2012)
Celebrating Super South Carolinians (Third Grade - March 29, 2012)
Celebrating Super Readers (Second Grade - April 26, 2012)
Celebrating Good Character (First Grade - May 21, 2012)

2010 - 2011 Nothing Could Be Finer

Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be a Friend in Kindergarten
Nothing Could Be Finer Than Christmas in Carolina
Nothing Could Be Finer Than Good Citizens
Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be an Arthur Reader
Nothing Could Be Finer Than the Barrier Islands
Nothing Could Be Finer Than First Grade in Carolina

2009 - 2010   Sail Into Learning

Come Aboard the FriendSHIP With Clifford
All Aboard to Salute Our Veterans
Christmas in Carolina
All Aboard the CitizenSHIP
All Aboard the StewardSHIP
LeaderSHIP Ahoy!

2008 - 2009   Learning to Lead

Character Counts With Clifford
Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow, Veterans Lead America
Christmas in Carolina
All Aboard the CitizenSHIP
Warriors for the World
Leaders We Love

2007 - 2008   Discovery Zone

All About Me
Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots
Wacky Weather
Christmas in Carolina
Eight Great Planets
Discovering Barrier Island

2006-2007     Home Sweet Home

Woody's School Days
Mapping Our Community
Oh, Spartanburg! Oh, Spartanburg!
Palmetto Pride
This is My Country
We are the World

2005-2006     Hiking Through the Habitat

A Peek at the Pond
Sun, Sand, and Southwest
Over the River and Through the Woods
N'Ice' Icy Polar Pals
Kicking It Up the Coast
Rhythms of the Rainforest

2004-2005     Adventures in Reading

Parade of the Presidents
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten
Festival of Fables
"It's a Mystery!"
Very Eric Carle
Arthur Goes to the Library

2003-2004   Time Trek!

Greeks, Romans, and Countrymen (Ancient Greece and Rome)
Colonial Collage (Colonial Period)
Land Before Time (prehistoric/Stone Age)
Jewel of the Nile (Ancient Egypt)
Once Upon a Fairy Tale (Medieval Period)
Shooting for the Stars (Space Age)

2002-2003    Hooray for the USA!

Midwest Madness (Midwestern Region)
Yankee Doodle Day (Northeastern Region)
A Taste of the South (Southern Region)
Hooray for Hollywood (Western Region)
Sizzlin’ Southwest (Southwestern Region)
49’ and 50’ Cruisin’ (Hawaii and Alaska)

2001-2002    Carolina on My Mind!

Postcards from the Piedmont (Piedmont Region of South Carolina)
Sandlapper Surprise (Midlands of South Carolina)
Pow Wow in Carolina (Native Americans of South Carolina)
Mountain Music Madness (Mountain Region)
Charming Charlestowne Chivaree (Colonial South Carolina)
Seaside Celebration (Coastal Region of South Carolina)

2000-2001   Around the World in 180 Days!

Down Under Day (Australia)
European Vacation (Europe) Orient Express (Asia)
Jungle Fever (South America)
Out of Africa (Africa)
The Big Chill (Antarctica)   
All American Day (North America)

1999-2000   Rocking Around the Clock! (Decades)

The Roaring 20’s
The Fabulous 40’s
Rock and Roll 50’s
Sensational 60’s
70’s “Woody”stock
2000 and Beyond!