Each year at Hodges Elementary/Greenwood School of Inquiry, we hold a special event in the spring to raise money for the American Cancer Society. It's something we believe in, and we are working to support the fight for a cure!
The Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K is a fun walk/run race that is held to honor a former district teacher (and Ms. Babb's close friend) who fought bravely against cancer. The race runs on a mostly flat course from the school, on the sidewalk through the town of Hodges, and about half of a mile down Dixie Drive. Runners then make the turn and return to the school for a 3.1-mile event.
This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m.!
Hodges Elementary is excited to participate in The Say Something Call to Action Week on February 25th - March 1st, 2019. This week is an opportunity for our school and schools across the nation to engage their students in the Say Something Student Training as well as engage their school community in activities that promote Say Something objectives. Our efforts as a school will have a positive impact on our students, staff, parents, and community. By building a culture of looking out for one another and reporting possible threats, we will create a safe learning environment for student success!
During Say Something Week at Hodges Elementary School, we will host the following events and activities:
Classroom activities will include discussions with homeroom teachers and School Guidance Counselor, Linda Hill. There will be creative writing projects that include fictional stories to demonstrate the importance of saying something to a trusted adult.
Student activities will include students making announcements that promote "See Something - Say Something" and student displays of artwork and posters reminding students about the importance of speaking up.
School-wide activities will include a wear green day on Friday, March 1st. The school cafeteria will be decorated with green and we will have a special guest speaker one day during this week. A poster will be provided for all students to sign as a reminder "I made a promise to say something."
Although we did not get to walk to the gazebo in Hodges for our annual Hodges Christmas Caroling event, we were able to gather together sing. The following links below will take you to the grade level performances. We hope you enjoy!
The Hodges Elementary GSI Student Council is asking for help in sponsoring a food drive for families in our community. The food drive will run from Monday, December 3rd to Wednesday, December 19th. All donations will go to the Hodges Church of God Food Pantry located here in Hodges. We are asking for non-perishable items such as dry beans, grits, applesauce, granola, breakfast cereal, peanut butter, pasta, and canned goods.
The Greenwood Mall Presents A Five-Night Event to Kick off the Holiday Season. Enjoy local performances and jump-start your holiday shopping at the Greenwood Mall November 12th - 16th.
Hodges Elementary will perform Tuesday, November 13th at 5:00 PM.
Click here to cast your vote. The school with the most votes will win the title of Greenwood's Festive Favorite.
The GATAS students at Hodges Elementary School/GSI in Mrs. Hamlett's class have been learning about our amazing brain. On Wednesday, October 17th the students had a local neurosurgeon to come as a guest speaker to share his knowledge about the brain. Dr. Greg McLoughlin is a neurosurgeon who works in Greenwood. He shared with the GATAS students facts and information about the brain. Students learned about the parts of the brain, the lobes, neurons, and famous individuals associated with our understanding of how our brain works. After his presentation, students were allowed to ask all of their "wondering" questions about the brain.
"My child was kept at home until it was time for K5. Mrs. Henderson is our very first teacher and we are in love with her. The way she cares for the children is heartwarming and so sincere. It is obvious that she loves each child in a special way and they all love her. I was nervous about my child going to school but all of that went away the very first time I met Mrs. Henderson. She gave me a hug and her cell phone number and her kind words reassured me that everything would be fine. She is such a FUN teacher. The kids dance and sing and my son always has an exciting story to tell. I also appreciate the way she communicates with the parents. Whenever I get a call or text from her I feel like its from a long time friend. She lets us know what's going on in class, she checked on my son when he was out sick, she sent me pictures from the field trip they went on...all of those little things mean so so much. The only thing that makes me sad is knowing that she won't be our teacher forever. I would take her to every grade, every school if I could. Mrs. Henderson is supportive, passionate, caring, peaceful. In one word, awesome. Thank you for considering her for this award. She truly deserves it."
School Report Cards Released
The South Carolina School Report Cards have been released. Please click on the links below to view report cards and other items that may be helpful in reviewing the informaiton.
This year, some of our second and fourth-grade honeybees are participating in a gardening grant in conjunction with the Clemson Extension. As part of the grant, students and teachers will build planters to plant and maintain various crops throughout the school year. Once crops are harvested, students will be able to enjoy the food they have worked hard to grow. Our honeybees are eager to learn all about gardening and nutrition through this adventure.
Standard Response Protocol
Click on the links below to see an informational flyer on the Standard Response Protocol that will be implemented in our schools this year.
Click here to see the informational flyer with more reminders prior to attending major events in District 50.