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.


Summer Camp Information

https://youtu.be/NIK3Sd3yH6s
Highlight and go to link above.  
This camp is for children ages 6 - 12 years.  
The dates are June 27 - July 2nd.  
We provide transportation (charter a bus).  We want to send a total of 50 children.  There is a $10 fee per child.  

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 26th.  I know this is tight, but we really don't have flexibility with it.  The application packet is longer than last year, but it contains more information for parents. 

For more information, contact Auketa Govan in Busbee's Guidance department at 739-4070.


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,

We have a lot going on between now and the end of the school year.  Here is the "laundry list" of events that you will need to mark your calendar for:

May 12 - ACT Aspire Testing
May 13 - (6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m) - Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
May 14 - (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) - Spring Fine Arts Extravaganza
May 15 - (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - 8th Grade Field Trip
May 19 - EOC Test for English I students
                  Busbee Tablet collection
                  (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - Beta Club Induction Ceremony
May 20 - (6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.) - Academic Banquet
May 21 - EOC Test for Algebra I students
May 22 - (7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - Band Field Trip
May 25 - Memorial Day - no school
May 29 - (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) - 8th Grade Dance
June 2 -  (9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) - 8th Grade Promotion (all debt must be cleared)
June 3 -   (9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) - 6th & 7th Grade Awards Assembly (all debt must be cleared)
                   (11:30 a.m.) - Half-day for students
June 4 -   (11:30 a.m.) - Half-day for students


We will be collecting the Samsung Tablets for the summer on May 19.  Students must return an undamaged Tablet, Otterbox case and faceplate, and charger in order to cleared from debt.

All debt cleared in order to participate in the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony or the 6th & 7th Grade Awards Assembly.

If you have received a letter from me regarding your student's academic status, don't overlook the summer school application that was included with that letter.  Ms. Curry will be collecting the summer school fees in the main office.

If we can do anything to help or your student have a smooth finish to the end of the school year, please let us know.

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


May 19   National BETA 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

Message from the School Nurse
If your student has prescription medicine in the health room, please pick it up no later than Wednesday, June 3.  Any medication left after this day will be discarded. 
Thank you, Nurse Hinson  
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