Come join us for our 2nd & 3rd gr Chorus Performance starting. Preformers need to be at the school by 6:15PM.
The School Store is closed and will re-open on Thursday, January 28, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year with some exciting new items!
Mother/Son Dance will be on February 12th.
Our Global Festival will be on March 18th.
Our 1st semester was amazing! Getting to know all the wonderful students at SVES is great! We have been studying our character traits, learning about our beautiful country as well as some tips on making the planet a better place to live. The character traits we have studied are Dedication, Respect, Courage and Citizenship. Through these traits our students have discovered how to be a good citizen for our country and our world. Our 4th grade students have started a school wide recycling program in order to do their small part in striving for a new “greener” earth. They learned it is necessary to take care of our planet and that every little contribution helps.
Students met with Deputy Shaw and Deputy Barbee to discuss 3 important topics; bicycle safety, stranger danger, and bullying. The first topic was bicycle safety. They showed our students the proper way to wear a bicycle helmet and how to check to make sure their bike is safe. They also talked about how to signal their turns to surrounding traffic while riding.
“Hey! Look at my roots!” “My stem is crooked.” “Wow, my leaves are uncurling.” These are all comments heard during first grade science lessons at Sun Valley Elementary School. Weeks ago each first grader was given one lima bean seed. These seeds were placed in a terrarium to germinate and placed in the sun. As they developed, the students watched the seed sprout and develop roots, stems, and leaves. Recently these developing plants were placed in dirt. Students will continue to watch the development of these plants while they discuss the parts of a plant. This “hands on” lesson brings science to life.
Sun Valley Elementary was thrilled to announced their Physical Education Teacher, Cole Hurst as their 2015-16 Teacher of the Year! Hurst has been in education since 2011, and is a graduate of Wingate University, NC with a BA in Physical Education. As a Union County native, he has been assigned to Sun Valley since he graduated college. He is married and lives in Union County.
For the first time ever The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Inc. provided a seminar that directly impacts School Library Media Coordinators. How Library Media Specialists Can Support Literacy September 22-25, 2015 was held on the Cullowhee NCCAT campus, where Sun Valley Elementary School Library Media Coordinator Kevin Vickers participated.
Sun Valley Elementary School’s Spanish immersion students continue to be amazed at OMNOVA’s generosity! The school’s SPLASH program that works with over 80 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade received a summer grant of $3,800.00 to buy Spanish library bound books in the media center. This generous gift comes soon after OMNOVA awarded the school $2,000.00 in April 2015.