Welcome Page

Updated October 13, 2019

Welcome Parents,

The "About Me" page will tell you a little about myself.
"Class Schedule" page will let you see when I teach what subject.
"Curriculum" will let you know what we are learning in 3rd grade and give you an idea of when we will hit topics.
"Dragon's Roar" is my weekly news letter.
"Spelling and Homework" will allow you to see what homework we are doing and our spelling words.  

Picture Day - October 11

Lifetouch Picture Order

There are several different ways to order picture packages.

  1. You can go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter your Picture Day ID: NR509057Q0 found on the flyer or order form.  

  2. You may also send in your order with your purchase to the school on pictures day, October 11.   Please be sure the name on the order form is correct as registered with the school and also be sure to bubble in the choices that you want to purchase.  Please also be sure to include exact payment (no change will be given) for your purchase in the envelope. All checks need to be made out to Lifetouch.  
  3. All orders are due by Friday, October 11.  If you are not happy with your child’s picture, we will be more than happy to retake the child’s picture on retake day, November 5.  All we ask is that you send the package back in with your child on that day, November 5.  You must pre-order to have a picture.  
Important Dates: • 

· October 14th—Science projects due

· October 15th—17th—CogAT Testing

· October 21st—22nd—IOWA Testing

· October 22nd—End of 1st Quarter

· October 24th—Student led conferences
      from 5:30 to 7 PM

· October 25th—Student led conferences
      from 7:30 to 8:30 AM

· October 28th and 29th—No School
     (teacher professional development)

· October 30th—1st Quarter Report Cards

October 7, 2019


Dear Parents of Second Graders:


Your child will be involved in the School District of Greenville County’s testing program in October and November. All second grade students in Greenville County will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (IOWA). These are nationally normed tests, and the test results will be placed in your child’s permanent record. The CogAT measures a student’s verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities. The IOWA assesses a student’s capabilities at all stages of their development in reading, language, and mathematics. Results of these tests will be used to identify students for academically gifted and talented programs.   


The CogAT and IOWA are untimed and are teacher-directed for second grade. Testing will begin at 8:30 A.M. each day and will last less than two hours. To provide the best testing environment for our students, parents are not allowed in or near the second grade classrooms until testing is over each day.  Once testing has started we cannot remove students for early dismissals.  


To ensure that the students perform to the best of their ability, we need your assistance with the following during testing:

  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest at night.
  • Make sure your child eats a nourishing breakfast.
  • Make every effort to have your child in school. We have a very limited makeup schedule, and it is important that your child take all of the sub-tests in order for us to have a complete score.
  • Make sure your child is at school on time. Although testing will not begin until 8:30 A.M., there are many things the teachers and students will have to do each morning before testing begins.
  • Please send two #2 pencils with your child for marking test documents.
  • Make sure your child wears comfortable clothing and leaves watches and other items at home that may be distracting.

    If you have any questions, please contact Terri Wheeler-Hawkins (355-7461) or 
Monica Brackett (355-7462).
  • Thank you for your cooperation,

    Taylors School Testing Coordinators


CogAT and IOWA Testing Schedule

CogAT  – October 15-17

CogAt Makeup - October 18

IOWA – October 21-22

Makeup Dates – October 23 - 24 (CogAT and IOWA)