Welcome To Busbee Creative Arts Academy
School Hours
 Open from 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
All visitors must check in at Main Office         
501 Bulldog Boulevard, Cayce, SC  29033       
Main Office:  803-739-4070   Fax:  803-739-4133

ATTENTION PARENTS
The end of the year is approaching quickly. 
Remember, for your student to participate in end-of-the-year promotions ceremonies and attend field trips, all outstanding debt must be paid. Please make sure that your student turns in all library books, textbooks, and Samsung Tablet by the announced deadline.  Any lost or damage charges must be paid one day prior to the date of the field trip and/or grade level promotions ceremony.

ALL Rising Grade 7 Student's Parents


Spike says that South Carolina law now requires that all students entering seventh grade receive one dose of Tdap vaccine. DHEC will be holding a Tdap clinic at Busbee for your convenience. A form was sent home with your child if you would like them to have the vaccination given here. 
 The form is due back May 1, 2015. 

Remember: NO SHOT, NO SCHOOL!! 
Students will not be allowed to start 7th grade 
without the vaccination.


C. R. Hall, Principal and Donna Wilmot, Assistant Principal

Welcome.  
Busbee Creative Arts Academy has 340+ students, grades six through eight and serves the attendance areas of Cayce and West Columbia, South Carolina.  
Busbee 's curriculum involves teaching strategies that are hands-on, real world, motivating, and interdisciplinary.  The curriculum involves common goals and teacher collaboration and focuses on instruction that is technology and arts enriched.     

A Message from Administration

Hello Bulldog Family,

The ACT Aspire Testing begins this week.  Please make sure your student gets a good night's rest and a hearty breakfast.  Remind your student to dress comfortably, bring a light jacket in case he/she gets chilly, and to leave the cell phone in the locker.  If your student is a car rider, please have him/her to school by 8:10 a.m.

The 4th quarter interims will be distributed on Friday, May 1.  Take a moment to talk to your student about his/her grades.  The month of May will fly by fast and I want to make sure every student meets the school's deadlines before the end of the year.

The Athletic Banquet is Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Our guest speaker is former 
​USC
 Women's Basketball player and current Chicago Sky player, Alisha Welch.
 
​There will be a catered meal and tickets are on sale now. ​
 If you have not turned in your
 request for​
 tickets
 for this year's Athletic Banquet, please do so by Wednesday, April 29th.
​  However, you do not need to purchase dinner to attend the banquet.  ​

PASS Testing for science and social studies is May 7-8.  All students in all grades will be taking the science and social studies tests (this is a change from the previous years).

Don't forget to check out Busbee's calendar, which can be found under News & Events on our webpage.  We will be sad if you are not at our next school event.

With warmest regards, CR Hall, Principal and Donna Wilmot, Asst. Principal



 

Lexington School District Two receives improved report card rating after review

May 1, 2015 By Rachel Ham

ColaDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Columbia and the Midlands.

Lexington School District Two officials got some good news this week about the efforts of district students, teachers and administrators.

When the state Department of Education released the annual report cards in November, Lexington Two maintained its “average” absolute rating, but its improvement rating declined from “good” to “at-risk” for the 2013-14 school term.

After district officials reviewed the numbers they submitted and couldn't find a reason for the lower improvement rating, they reached out to the state Education Oversight Committee for further inspection of the data.

Chief Instructional Officer Marcella Heyward-Evans said the committee also could not explain the drop to “at-risk” and suggested the district ask the state Department of Education to recheck its calculations. The results came in Wednesday and were doubly good news for the district.

Not only did the improvement rating improve from “at-risk” to “below average,” but the district also received a new absolute rating of “good” instead of “average.”

“I am extraordinarily pleased with the outcome of our appeal. We appreciate the state Department’s process which allows districts to appeal ratings when there appears to be differences in the alignment of our respective data sets,” Superintendent Venus Holland said.

Lexington Two hasn’t achieved a “good” absolute rating since 2005.

“Our absolute rating index would increase each year, and over time, but always remained in the ‘average’ category. To this end, the movement into the ‘good’ category validates the hard work of our students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community stakeholders,” Heyward-Evans said.

“Our teachers, administrators, and our instructional division … have demonstrated a laser-like focus on improving the academic achievement of our children,” Holland said. “I am proud of our children and the professionals who serve them. In Lexington Two, failure is not an option.”



Calendar

April 28, 29, & 30   ACT Aspire Testing

May 5th   Athletic Banquet  6-8 p.m.  in cafeteria 
                w/catered meal.  Meal tickets $8.  Advance
                purchase required if eating.  Guest speaker
                is Aleighsa Welch who played forward for the 
                Lady Gamecocks basketball team and was drafted                   by the WNBA Chicago Sky's team.  She is from
                Goose Creek, SC.

May 7 & 8  PASS Testing

May 12  ACT Aspire Testing

May 13  Rising 6th Grader Parent Night  6-7 p.m. in                            cafeteria

May 14  Rising 6th Grader Orientation 9-10:30 a.m. in                        cafeteria

May 14  Fine Arts Spring Extravaganza  6-8 p.m. in cafeteria

May 19   NJHS Induction Ceremony 6-7 p.m. in cafeteria

May 20  Academic Banquet 6-7:30 p.m.  in cafeteria 
              Guest Speaker TBA 

May 25  SCHOOL CLOSED  Memorial Day

May 29   8th Grade Dance 6-8 p.m. in cafeteria

June 2  8th Grade's Promotion Ceremonies 9-10:30 a.m. in                cafeteria

June 3  6th & 7th Grade's Promotion Ceremonies 9-10:30
              a.m. in cafeteria

June 3  Student's Dismiss at 12:30 p.m.

June 4  STUDENT'S LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 
            Student's Dismiss at 12:30 p.m. 
            Report Cards Go Out
 Lexington 2 Middle School Art Show 
April 17th - April 30.

We are very proud of Busbee's visual arts students and the work that they accomplish.  You can see their work by visiting the art exhibit at Lexington Two's district office, 715 Ninth Street, W. Columbia, 29169  which is open to the public during hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  On display is art created by students from Busbee Creative Arts Academy, Northside Middle School, Pine Ridge Middle School and Fulmer Middle School. 
These Busbee artist have been selected to display their work:

 6th Grade
Jason Outen
Doh Nay Htoo
Lucy Grieswell
MuMu Poe
Gabby Brown
Alexis Evans
Gabby Elliott
Kelsie Lewis
Maria Castanda
Damir Chesney
Julio Domingo
D'Asihae Elliott
Winter Colter




7th Grade
Eh Eh
Tyliah Grayson
Ashley Smith
Colby Reiterman
Taylor Yeargan
Asher Kay
Coeyeah Hollerman
Joshonti Tyler
Ty Smith
Jason Thongsirimongkon
Yareni Morales
Ryan Lundy
Jade Quesenberry
R. J. Lupo
Taiwan Coody
Bree Mack


8th Grade
Zhaabranii Martinez
Carlos Castanda
Jason Riley
Emily Collins
Saibriyya Pou
Alicia Borden
Gage Bowman
McKenzie Peacock
Marcus Human
MeMe Washington
Beth Stephens
Kelsea Rucker
Chris Martinez
Alex Orlin
Devon Payne
Dwayne Lewis
Skye Wright.

A glimpse of drama and dance student activities 

  
 
 


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