Posted by Jill Tingle on 3/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
What a way to begin the first day of Spring! Student exhibitions were a joy for all who attended and presented. We had over 600 community members join us in exhibitions at Simpsonville Elementary and the Outlets of the Bluegrass. Students shared their learning and their passions while exemplifying the competencies of our Profile of a Graduate.
What is a Profile of a Graduate?
"A community-wide vision statement describing what a learner should know and be able to do before he or she graduates from the school."
- Transforming Schools, Bob Lenz
Students were innovators of products that provided funds for Jump Rope for Heart. Students were critical thinkers as they built structures and analyzed complex problems in our world. Students were responsible collaborators as they worked in diverse teams and learned what it means to be empathetic. Students demonstrated mastery of standards as they assessed their learning and persisted through when projects did not turn out as planned. That is what we do as lifelong learners. Every K-5 student improved their skills of being an effective communicator as they engaged with an audience using print and digital media. Our 1st graders learned through a visit at the Masonic Home the stories of the elders and the importance of ongoing relationships as they demonstrated what it means to be a global citizen.
I continue to be amazed at what our students can accomplish. At Simpsonville we are "Preparing wise students who master standards, lead by example, and embrace social responsibility."
-Jill Tingle, Principal