Olive Elementary School HEADLINES
Mount Olive Makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) In
The AYP results were released by the North Carolina
Department of Instruction on July 21st, and Mount Olive met all of their
goals in Math. Results for reading are not yet available.
AYP for each school is required by "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB)
Legislation. For complete results of all Stokes County Schools, go to
www.stokes.k12.nc.us/ayp/index.html. For more information about NCLB
and AYP, visit
August 25th. Parents will receive information about the opening
schedule and orientation in early August.
Carroll has retired. She served in the teaching profession for 32
years and will be dearly missed here at Mount Olive.
New Staff in
Kindergarten: Mrs. Julie Owen - Teacher; Mr. Gary Pollard - TA
(Transferred from the BED program); Mrs. Sharon Hayden - TA (Transferred
from the 2nd Grade) WELCOME Mrs. Owen.
Welcome to the 3rd Grade. The 3rd grade staff remains "in-tact"
and is ready for a big year with our new 3rd grade students.
The End of Grade Pre-Test has been scheduled for Sept. 9-11. This
assessment is only to assess each students current abilities in Math and
Reading. It is NOT something that students need to prepare for.
The results os this assessment will allow us to plan for the needed
instruction for the students to be able to pass the EOG's in May, 2009.
Welcome to the 1st Grade!
New Staff in 1st Grade:
Mrs. Annette Smith - TA (Transferred from Kindergarten)
Welcome to the 4th Grade.
Mrs. Collins continues to care for her mother and will be taking a leave
of absence. Mrs. Kathryn Bennett has been added to our staff.
WELCOME Mrs. Bennett.
BIG NEWS... the 4th grade writing test is no longer going to be given!
Writing will now be assessed at each grade level (K-12) to determine if
students are proficient in writing. This will allow our 4th grade
teachers to "breath a little easier" and devote appropriate time to the
other core subjects.
Welcome to the 2nd Grade.
New Staff in 2nd Grade:
Mrs. Karen Heath - TA (Transferred from Lawsonville Elementary School)
WELCOME Mrs. Heath
Miss Wilson will now be Mrs. Brown - She got married!
The 5th grade staff
remains "in-tact" and is ready for a big year with our new 5th grade
Plans for the annual
Washington D.C. trip are already in motion, and we are hoping that all
of the 5th grade students can participate.
A lot of great things are
planned for our PE classes this fall.
The S.T.O.P (Student traits
on parade) program will continue this year, and we are hoping to expand
the rewards system so more students are recognized for using good
The Media Center remains the
center "HUB" of action at Mount Olive. Book Fairs have been
scheduled for Sept. 29th - Oct. 3 and Feb. 24th - 27th. Our school
has also received a new updated "SERVER" that will make our technology
much more efficient. The only thing you will notice is less
Miss Burge is now Mrs. Rose -
She got married!
The PTO of Mount Olive has
been very busy this summer. The board of directors have met and
have planned for a lot of great activities, including some EASY
fundraisers! That's right... NO MORE BROCHURES AND NO MORE CANDY!
Please look for continued updates for more information. If you
would like to contact the PTO and and let them know you want to help,
you can e-mail them at
Be sure to pay attention to
the calendar on the Home Page. Mount Olive continues to be a
"happening" place and the schedule changes quickly!
Student class assignments will be released at OPEN HOUSE on Aug. 21st,
so be sure to attend.