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Welcome to Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School

Greetings from Whitesides. This year we have approximately 700 precious children in grades Child Development through grade 5. Our dedicated professional staff is highly qualified and includes seven National Board Certified teachers, guidance counselor and nurse. Our parents provide exceptional support for our school through the PTA, by volunteering in classrooms, by tutoring students, by attending parent conferences, and by supporting home-school relations. This dynamic partnership enables Whitesides to provide a warm and nurturing environment for children to learn and "Reach For The Stars." When 2013 state PASS results were released in November, 2013, Whitesides earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating. Whitesides learned in March, 2014, that we also earned Palmetto Gold Recognition for "Achievement." We also earned an "A" rating on the ESEA Federal Report Card in November of 2014.

School Day 7:45 am to 2:45 pm 

Child Development Program  7:45 am - 2:25 pm
Kindergarten 7:45 am -2:35 pm
Grades 1- 5   7:45 am - 2:45 pm


Please visit our Parent Resources page to find forms, school supply lists and more!

Registration for screenings into our CD program for the 2014-2015 school year begins March 4th, 2014.  Pick up a registration packet in the office on or after March 4th.
  
Parents of students who are K-5th grade are asked to complete a registration form online (InfoSnap link on homepage of website).   Please bring the following documents to the office of the school between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:

      * certified copy of birth certificate of student
      * social security card of student (if available)
      * S.C. immunization records of student
      * two proofs of residency to include the following:
1) copy of lease rental or proof of ownership of home, purchase agreement property tax or mortgage bill.
sales/property title
2) utility bill, cable, electric, water etc.

The Link below will take you to the student registration page.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 843-849-2838 for assistance.

InfoSnap Registration

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Parents of new students...please register your student through the InfoSnap link on the right side of this page.

        

Our WES Student Council students have already been very busy planning the year’s activities.  All of our class representatives are working diligently to assist with the Bully Program, the ECCO food drive, Relay for Life, and many additional community service endeavors.  We’ve even got members assisting Mr. Jeff as morning compost monitors!  We are also going to have Student Council officer elections this year.  Teachers will be asked to cast their vote.  More information to follow…

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at Whitesides Elementary...
October 2014 Issue
November 2014 Issue

Please review our dismissal procedures, as well as, the information in our Parent/Student Handook.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
WES Dismissal Procedures
Parent Student Handbook 2014-15

SPANISH NEWS...Read More

Computer News / Cyberbullying Issue...Read More

BLT Tuesdays

Keep clipping Box Top$ for Education coupons, Campbell’s Labels for Education, and Tyson Support your School panels throughout the year!  Turn them into Top Flap Fallon (Room 131). Your name goes in a drawing for small prizes each Tuesday and you’ll be supporting WES too!

Prang Power
Check out the link for our new school fundraiser in Prang Products.  They include Ticonderoga, Prang, Dixon, Lyra, Oriole, and Das brand school supplies.  Clip the labels and turn them in to the school for credit.  Thank you for your support!
PrangPower

WES is a "Cool School!"  We had a "cool" visit with Octavia Mitchell of Channel 2 News in January 2012.  We have alot to be excited about at Whitesides!

Whitesides Faculty

The Awesome Staff at Whitesides Elementary School

QUICK LINKS

Staff Directory

 Lunch Menu
InfoSnap
Transportation


Boosterthon

Boosterthon is here...Read More

       RED RIBBON WEEK
Celebrate Making Healthy Choices
        October 20th - 23rd
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