Mrs. Crystal Stapleton Named Superintendent of Barnwell 45
On June 15, 2017, the Board spent an exciting day with three wonderful, highly qualified applicants. The Board, community representatives and teachers were very pleased with their depth of knowledge regarding student achievement strategies, community relations, school district budgets, and educational leadership.
Last evening, Board Members had an extensive discussion in Executive Session and determined that Acting Superintendent Crystal Stapleton is a superb internal candidate. She has worked successfully in the District since 2011 as an Assistant Principal, Director of Curriculum, and most recently Assistant Superintendent. She has also worked as a teacher in Williston School District 29, Aiken County School District and Anderson School District One.
We are pleased to announce that following our discussion in executive session at our meeting, , the Board voted during public session to authorize me, as Chairperson, in consultation with the District’s legal counsel, to enter into discussions to execute an employment contract with Crystal Stapleton, naming her as Superintendent of the District, effective, July 1, 2017.
The Board believes by selecting Ms. Stapleton that our District has secured an outstanding administrator, who will continue the District’s progress, who is completely familiar with our District’s operations and its staff, and who has demonstrated over the past 6 years that she is an outstanding academic leader.
The Board wanted to inform the staff and community of the news as quickly as practical, and we encourage all members of the District and community to support her.
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The Governor recently signed “a Joint Resolution to provide that the opening date for students to attend public schools during the 2017-2018 school year may be as early as Thursday, August 17th, in the discretion of the school district Board of Trustees”. On Monday, August 21, 2017, South Carolina will be in the path of the largest total solar eclipse experienced in North America since February 1978, therefore we are allowed to move the opening date to before the eclipse. Public school districts normally must wait until the third Monday of the month to begin school for students. August 21st is scheduled as a half day because of the solar eclipse. We need to transport students home safely before the eclipse occurs that day. The total solar eclipse first enters the state at 2:36 p.m. and leaves the Atlantic coast at 2:49 p.m., therefore this would be during our normal dismissal times for some of our schools.
Barnwell School District 45
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Barnwell School District 45
Schools to Offer Free Meals
All Barnwell District 45 students will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2016-2017 school year. The school board approved participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that Congress authorized in 2010 to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students in schools with high poverty rates. CEP replaces the free and reduced lunch program the district has been using where certain students who met required criteria received free lunches. District 45 students already receive a breakfast daily, but the free lunch provision takes effect in August when students return.Barnwell School District 45
Half Day (Students and Teachers)
Dismissal at 11:50 a.m.Guinyard-Butler Middle School
Early Dismissal at 11:30 AMBarnwell Primary School
Half-Day11:30 dismissalBarnwell Elementary School
No SchoolBarnwell Elementary School
Labor DayGuinyard-Butler Middle School
Around the District
Barnwell School District 45 Teachers Honored
Ms. Kelly Shealy, BHS Calculus T and Curriculum Support Coach, and Meredith Wilson, BPS Kindergarten Teacher, were surprised Friday, November 11, 2016 by Brad Means of WJBF News Channel 6 as Golden Apple Award recipients.
November 18, 2016 – Barnwell, SC – Second grade teacher Susan Frazier and Montessori teacher Deanna Grubbs, both of Barnwell Primary School, have been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award.
Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.
THREE SCHOOLS IN BARNWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 45 HAVE WON PALMETTO GOLD AND SILVER AWARDS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FACULTY AND STAFF OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE STUDENTS OF BARNWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 45.
Barnwell Primary School- Palmetto Silver Award
Guinyard-Butler Middle School- Palmetto Silver and Gold
Barnwell High School- Palmetto Silver Award