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Welcome to HKT Elementary where we develop leaders and promote "Excellence Everyday...NO EXCUSES!!!"  
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We are so excited that we are able to offer Hip Hop and Ballet classes after school at HKT Elementary. We have a trained dance instructor from Aiken sharing her talents with our students. Currently, the HKT Elementary Cheerleaders are piloting a class. We will be offering the classes to more students in the coming weeks, so please keep your eyes open.for more information.
Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff for being named a Palmetto Silver Award winner for General Performance and Closing the Achievement Gap based on our 2014 PASS Scores.  We are so honored and proud of this great achievement!  HKT Elementary is the only school in the district recognized for Closing the Achievement Gap. To find out more about the Palmetto Gold and Silver Award Program, please click on the link below.

http://www.ed.sc.gov/newsroom/awards-programs/palmetto-gold-and-silver-awards/

 
Meet some of the newest additions to the HKTE Trojan Family for the 2015-2016 school year. From left to right, Ms. Eggleston-6th grade ELA/SS, Ms. Daniels-5th grade math/science, Ms. Quarles-Art, Ms. Byrd-2nd grade and Ms. Carroll-4th grade ELA/SS. These ladies are already doing a fabulous job! We are excited they chose to become a part of the HKTE Trojan Family!!!
The HKTE students, faculty and staff members would like to thank all of the fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, community leaders, pastors, and other significant male caregivers who came out today to celebrate our very first "Million Father March". It was truly a momentous event that was enjoyed and cherished by both adults and children. Today was a demonstration of a beautiful commitment to the children of the HKT Community, and we look forward to continuing to partner, with all those who participated, to give all of our babies at HKT the greatest opportunity for success now and in the future!. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
HKT Elementary School would like to highlight Ms. Crystal Gibson, our 4th grade math/science teacher. Ms. Gibson had the opportunity to participate in the Science P.L.U.S. Institute this summer at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, SC.  As shared on the Roper Mountain website, "The Institute is presented in a one-week, grade-specific, one-subject format. The hands-on classes emphasize the South Carolina Science Academic Standards, science process skills, and inquiry-based instruction. Science P.L.U.S. participants receive science materials for their classrooms. These items belong to the teachers as long as they continue to teach in the public schools of South Carolina."  We are so excited Ms. Gibson chose to participate in such a valuable experience that is sure to help her grow as an educator while benefiting the students of HKTE.  We look forward to seeing all the wonderful new learning that will take place in 4th grade science this year. 
Ms. Gerald, the principal at Hunter- Kinard-Tyler Elementary School, has established several professional development activities and programs to assist her staff in new and interesting ways that will enhance their ability to instruct their students this year.

The ELA teachers at Hunter- Kinard-Tyler Elementary School took a class, led by Mrs. Sydna Zylm, that taught the Spalding Method. This is a language arts program for grades K–6 that uses explicit, integrated instruction, and multisensory techniques. These attributes are to teach spelling, writing, and reading. The Spalding spelling instruction focuses on teaching students how to read and write 70 common phonograms (sounds-symbols) and how to blend these phonograms into high-frequency words.

The writing goal for Spalding is to have the students’ progress through the process of learning to compose sentences and paragraphs, then to write stories, plays, poems, and research reports. To support this progression, writing lessons focus on types of writing and the attributes and structure of quality writing. During reading instruction, students are encouraged to use what they have learned about phonograms and word structure to read new words. The reading lessons emphasize text structure, along with listening and reading comprehension strat­egies.  

Our teachers are marching into the new school year armed with strategies to teach students what they need to be the best they can be!

Hunter- Kinard-Tyler Elementary School is off to a great start this 2015-2016 school year.  Ms. Gerald has established several professional development activities and programs to assist her staff in new and interesting ways that will enhance their ability to instruct their students this year.
 
The first of many seminars was presented by author Concepcion Molina titled, “The Problem with Math is English.” Dr. Molina showed and explained to the HKTE math staff that teaching math becomes easier when teachers are able to communicate the English language, symbolism, and representation of math to all of their students in several ways without shortcuts.  Correct mathematical English will enrich the content knowledge and assist the teacher and student in finding confidence in their ability to think and reason through math. 
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