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Champions for Wildlife recently spent an afternoon with second graders at Saluda Elementary School, hiking through their school trail and learning all about local wildlife.
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary recently learned about state symbols in Ginger Rackley's class, including one unit of study on lighthouses.
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary School recently enjoyed learning about animal adaptations through the dissection of an owl pellet.
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Students at Saluda Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of classes in the 2023-24 academic year.
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Students at Saluda Elementary School have been busy making ornaments for the Christmas tree in downtown Saluda.
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Saluda Elementary School helped make the recent Gran Fondo Hincapie a bit more enjoyable for riders by manning a rest stop for the competitors. More than 2,000 cyclists took part in the Gran Fondo, either riding 50 or 80 miles as part of the event. Those cyclists were able to visit Saluda’s “You’ve Made the...
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary School recently enjoyed a field trip to the Overmountain Victory Trail.
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In honor of Constitution Week, Saluda Elementary fifth graders had a visit from members of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Fourth grade has been monstrous for students at Saluda Elementary!
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fourth grade classes at Saluda Elementary spent part of the first week of school creating tableaus based on books read in class.
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Veteran educator and administrator Erika Stronach has been named the new principal of Saluda Elementary School.
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Saluda Elementary School faculty members geared up for the 2023-24 school year by participating in Summer A+ Day.
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Saluda Elementary first and second graders recently journeyed to Saluda Community Garden, where Walter Hoover taught students about gardening and composting.
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First and second grade students at Saluda Elementary recently enjoyed the spring weather with a trip to Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock.
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Saluda Elementary teachers Brandi Drake and Stephanie Fletcher are spending a week in Italy learning about the Italian culture and exchanging ideas with an elementary schoool in Carunchio.
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Saluda Elementary turned a Tuesday evening into a celebration, welcoming students, family and community members for the school's Science Fair, Century Walk and Art Show.
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Students in Michelle Richardson's and Haley Robinson's second-grade class at Saluda Elementary recently had quite an eventful day as a sneaky leprechaun left a surprise in the classroom just before St. Patrick's Day.
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary recently enjoyed an outside learning day with Muddy Sneakers.
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First graders in Stephanie Fletcher's class at Saluda Elementary School recently took time to learn more about red wolves.
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First grade students at Saluda Elementary School recently assembled crafts and letters of thanks for members of the United States Air Force.
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The 2022 mid-term election provided a chance for Saluda Elementary first graders to learn more about the political process.
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Stephanie Fletcher’s first grade class at Saluda Elementary recently spent a week learning about cowboy life through literacy.
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Kindergarten and first grade classes at Saluda Elementary School recently enjoyed a field trip to Strawberry Hill USA in Chesnee, S.C.
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Saluda Elementary School students recently celebrated Bullying Prevention Week with a different dress-up theme each day.
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My name is Brentley Harris. I am a custodian at Saluda School. There are several reasons for my "why."
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Students in Stephanie Fletcher’s first grade class at Saluda Elementary participated Monday in an egg drop experiment to enhance their study of gravity.
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Saluda Elementary School fifth graders in Ginger Rackley's class are learning about matter.
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary School recently got to participate in their first Muddy Sneakers expedition of the year.
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A veteran administrator with more than a decade of educational experience has been named the new principal of Saluda Elementary School.
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Saluda Elementary School is hosting the annual Coon Dog Day 5K run on July 9.
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A veteran educator and a familiar face in Polk County Schools is the new principal at Tryon Elementary School.
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Students in Stephanie Fletcher’s first grade class at Saluda Elementary School recently completed a week of restaurant-themed books and activities as part of learning about money and economics.
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Students in Stephanie Fletcher's first grade class at Saluda Elementary School recently submitted a piece for the 4th Annual Carl Sandburg Home Art Show themed "Ambition".
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Stephanie Fletcher’s first grade class at Saluda Elementary recently enjoyed learning about and observing the lifecycles and needs of butterflies, tadpoles and praying mantises.
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A recent grant enabled Saluda Elementary School to receive a Duke Energy Science Night Kit.
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Students in Stephanie Fletcher's first grade class at Saluda Elementary school focused on doing acts of kindness for the first two weeks of February.
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary School recently completed a Soda Bottle Project.
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Students at Saluda Elementary have been participating in DrumFIT activities during physical education classes.
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The character trait for December at Saluda Elementary School is gratitude. Students in Ginger Rackley’s fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary showed their gratitude to those who are serving their country by collecting items to put in a care package for a former student of Rackley’s who is serving overseas. The students also made Christmas...
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Saluda Elementary School kindergarten students recently enjoyed nature’s playground with a trip to Little Park.
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Saluda Elementary students have been working on eye/ hand coordination in their physical education classes by striking balloons.
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Saluda Elementary School staff and faculty members recently were greeted by a wonderful sight when arriving at school. 
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Second grade students at Saluda Elementary in the class of Michelle Richardson and Jennifer Doten recently celebrated Pumpkin Day.
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A focus on kindness took center stage during October at Saluda Elementary School.
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Students in Stephanie Fletcher's first grade enjoyed a creepy week of learning all about spiders.
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Saluda Elementary fourth graders are becoming Multiples Masters while having fun.
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Beautiful September weather offered the perfect backdrop for Saluda Elementary fifth graders to get outside and learn more about the world around them
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Ahoy and arrgghh, mateys! - Saluda Elementary first graders recently enjoyed a pirate-themed week.
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary have been working to integrate dance and science
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Fifth graders in Ginger Rackley's class at Saluda Elementary School recently got their first experience with the Muddy Sneakers program
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Teachers at Saluda Elementary and Tryon Elementary braved a rainy afternoon to meet students a few days before the start of classes on August 23
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Saluda Elementary first graders celebrated the end of the 2020-21 school year with ice cream and a visit to the park
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First grade students at Saluda Elementary enjoyed an end-of-year STEM challenge involving pennies and boats
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Second grade students in the classes of Stephanie Fletcher and Christine McGee at Saluda Elementary School recently released butterflies at the end of a study of life cycles
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It may not have looked like a normal science fair, but fifth graders at Saluda Elementary did recently have the opportunity to celebrate Science Week
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Students in Stephanie Uhrich's class at Saluda Elementary recently enjoyed a fun hands-on learning experience involving genetic traits
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Thanks to a generous Be Inspired Grant from the Tryon Fine Arts Center, Saluda Elementary first graders in Ellen Rogers' class enjoyed the Hindu celebration of Holi with a Color Run
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Saluda Elementary has begun accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2021-2022 academic year
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Students at Saluda Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, Feb. 12
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Fourth graders at Saluda Elementary are up and moving as they learn the basics of geometry
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Saluda Elementary first grader Avery Mintz bas been earning points at the school for a number of good deeds
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary have recently been exploring the Revolutionary War and writing their own fiction book
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Throughout the school year, Saluda Elementary families are provided opportunities to partner with the school on activities to ensure students become their absolute bes
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Saluda Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third six weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.
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First grade students at Saluda Elementary School recently celebrated the 12th Day of Christmas, otherwise known as Three Kings Day, or Old Christmas in Appalachia
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Saluda Elemntary first graders in Ellen Rogers' class prepared for the holidays by learning about the history of Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains
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A unit about the traditions of Hanukkah in Ellen Rogers' first grade class at Saluda Elementary culminated with a game of (socially distanced) dreidel.
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Students at Saluda Elementary School are enjoying school in their comfy cozy clothes.
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The December Character Trait at Saluda Elementary School is Helping Others, and students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class have chosen some ways to help others this month
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Students in Stephanie Uhrich’s fourth grade class at Saluda Elementary are learning about technical text, scientific text and historical text. A technical text is one intended to educate the reader in a particular subject or skill. The students are using a technical text to complete a project for their parents!   
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To mark Giving Tuesday, first grade students in Ellen Rogers’ class at Saluda Elementary worked in groups of three to create a card for each of the school's three custodians
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Fifth graders in Ginger Rackley's class at Saluda Elementary recently enjoyed a day outside in nature reviewing what they had learned about energy by participating in Muddy Sneakers
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Saluda Elementary School has released its A and A/B Honor Roll lists for the second six weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.
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Students in Ellen Rogers’ first grade class at Saluda Elementary recently celebrated their fellow remote students during a Zoom party
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As part of Halloween-related activities, Saluda Elementary fifth graders took part in a mask decorating contest.
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Students in Stephanie Fletcher's second grade class at Saluda Elementary learned about voting ahead of the 2020 general election
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Third graders at Saluda Elementary School are learning how to incorporate keyboard sound effects into their Halloween stories during their enrichment class
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Student pilots in Ellen Rogers' first grade class at Saluda Elementary recently tested the force needed to get the best motion from a prototype paper airplane
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Fifth graders in Ginger Rackley's class at Saluda Elementary recently ended their unit on Graphing Ordered Pairs with a game of Battleship
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In-person students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary School spent part of Friday morning connecting with their classmates who are remote learners
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Students and families throughout Polk County had an opportunity Thursday to meet their teachers - in pandemic-inspired fashion - for the upcoming academic year
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Second grade students at Saluda Elementary in the classes of Christine McGee and Stephanie Fletcher recently worked together in class and in art class to participate in the 3rd annual Carl Sandburg Art Exhibit
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Saluda Elementary first graders in Ellen Rogers' class recently learned about Holi, a Hindu festival, with a splash of color
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Pearlie Harris visited Saluda Elementary School on March 3 as a kickoff to Women’s History Month. She spoke to a group of first, second, third and fifth grade students in the school auditorium
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Second grade classes at Saluda Elementary School are participating in the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Art Show from April 1 through May 15
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Students in Ginger Rackley's fifth grade class at Saluda Elementary are learning about force and motion
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While learning about the value of coins, first grade students in Ellen Rogers' class at Saluda Elementary had the opportunity to shop at Rogers Valentine Store, which specializes in decorating items
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Robin Kirby, a professional pottery artist from Saluda, recently led an integrated learning project for students as part of the Saluda Elementary School Academically Gifted/ Nurture program
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Saluda Elementary student Liam Tessnair became a beaver during a recent visit from educators at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center
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Saluda Elementary is once again holding a food drive for Thermal Belt Outreach in conjunction with the upcoming Super Bowl
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Saluda Elementary's fifth grade enrichment group recently studied the technology of flight with walkalong gliders
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Educators from Foothills Equestrian Nature Center recently paid a visit to Ginger Rackley's fifth grade classroom at Saluda Elementary to talk about the weather
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Students in Stephanie Uhrich's fourth grade at Saluda Elementary School have been learning that that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object
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While learning about Three Kings Day on January 6, students in Ellen Rogers’ first grade class at Saluda Elementary made crowns and construction paper chains out of the traditional colors
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Saluda Elementary students and staff prepared for Christmas with a Spirit Week celebration.
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Second grade students at Saluda Elementary in the classrooms of Stephanie Fletcher and Christine McGee serenaded the residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home on Dec. 13
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Saluda Elementary's FunGi(s) Lego Robotics team captured top honors at the Fourth Annual Carolina Isobots Regional Competition at R-S Central High School in mid-November
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Students in Ellen Rogers' first grade class at Saluda Elementary get more familiar with the numbers 1 - 50 with the help of the MC Escher print Whirlpools
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