Our Mission & Vision

To develop a caring community where ALL learners communicate, collaborate, create, and think critically.

Empower each child to design the future.

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Lights! Camera! Learn!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! GES is proud to present our theme for the year, “Lights! Camera! Learn!” where your child is the star of the show! We have been hard at work setting the stage for success and preparing for an award-winning year.

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Our Commitments

To fulfill our mission and become the school we describe in our vision statement, we commit to the following:

All students, regardless of circumstances, leave GES with the skills they need to succeed in middle school and beyond.

Teaching and learning develop power skills in all students.

GES is a service-oriented center of learning, committed to family and community partnerships.

Every adult at GES will be equipped with the skills, resources, and support necessary to empower every child to be a successful learner.

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Medication Policy

If your child will need medication at school during the 2013-2014 school year, please note that The South Carolina DHEC policy for prescription and non-prescription  medications administered in the schools requires a physician signature in addition to a parent signature on the “State Medication Permission Form . You can print this form by going to the “For Parents” link at the top of this page, scroll down to and click on “Medication Consent Forms,” or  you may pick up a form from the school.Please remember that medication given at school MUST be provided to the school in the original labeled container.

PTO Memberships

Please consider joining the GES PTO if you have not already done so.  The $5.00 membership fee does not obligate you to attend meetings or volunteer (although those things are very important to the success of “our” students!).  Send $5.00 to your child’s homeroom teacher along with your name, address, phone numbers, and email address in an envelope marked ‘PTO membership dues.’ Click here to print the PTO Membership form.  In return you will receive your membership card along with a thank-you gift bag from the GES PTO.  We want every class to have 100% membership!”

Angie Flitter
3rd grade teacher, PTO Membership Chairperson

 

Severe Weather Procedure

If you wake up one morning to snow, sleet, or other severe weather, please don’t call GES. Instead, you can get information from one of the following sources:

  1. Call Lexington District One’s 24-hour prerecorded telephone message center at 803-359-2626.
  2. Click here www.lexington1.net to go to Lexington District One’s website
  3. Listen to the local radio stations, or
  4. Watch the local television stations.

Resources for Families

The following is a list of community resources available for help with food, clothing and/or utility bills should your family need help with one or more of these things at this time: 

  • Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS) – 356-6916 or 957-6656
  • The Woodyard Fund (utility bills) – 794-6778 
  • The Salvation Army – 765-0260
  • The Christian Ministry Center (help with clothing and household items) – 532-0033
  • First Calvary Food Bank – open on Tuesdays 9:00- 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 2320 Cedar Grove Road.