Want to serve as a PTO officer?

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Greetings E.L. Wright Parents,

The year has flown by and we are just about ready to bring things to a close. As stated at the beginning of the year, the purpose of the PTO is to support the education of children at E.L. Wright Middle School by fostering relationships among the school, parents, teachers and community. Our fundraising goals are always purposed to aid students, faculty, staff and administrators by providing support for educational, recreational and administrative needs through programs, events and materials. Because of your help, we
have had a productive season of fundraising and school support. We even hosted our very first Color Fun Run – which was a big success!

As we say congratulations and farewell to our 2018-2019 Class of 8th Graders, we usher in and welcome new parents and students. This means, we will need to welcome new PTO Board Members. If you are interested in serving on the 2019-2020 PTO Board, please contact our PTO President, Katrina Wilson at Elwpto@gmail.com. She will answer any questions you may have about serving on this awesome board of parents!

We look forward to working with you in the new school year to help make 2019-2020 a year of success!

Your Partners in Success,

E.L. Wright PTO Board 2018-2019
Katrina Wilson – President
Amanda Pigeon – Treasurer
Dwiyana Hill – Secretary
Dana Robertson – Volunteer Coordinator
Camesha Parrott – Hostess Coordinator
Janice Pratt – Social Media Coordinator

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Tower Building STEM Activity

Students in Mrs. Beckwith’s math classes recently participated in a STEM activity to build a tower using tape, ten small marshmallows and 25 spaghetti noodles to build the tallest structure they could. For this activity, students had ten minutes to design a plan, twenty minutes to build their structure, and twenty minutes to reflect upon and discuss their work with their peers.

Stem Tower

6th Grade Airplane Design Competition

On May 29th, our 6th Grade International Baccalaureate students did a STEM activity where they flew planes today.  Students designed their own paper planes and had test flights.  After each test flight, they were able to make adjustments to their planes.  After designing and experimenting, students summarized their findings and decided upon what they would change with their design to improve their planes.  Congratulations to Solomon Carswell, who won with a 47 foot flight, and Jayde Manigo, whose plane flew for 41 feet.

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International Assembly & Field Day Recap

On May 31st, E.L. Wright students participated in our International Assembly and Field Day. The day began with our International Assembly. As an International Baccalaureate school it is important for us to explore and celebrate cultures from around the world, so during the International Assembly, students learned what it is like to be a part of a different culture, experience music and dance from around the world, and hear common phrases spoken in different languages! After this assembly, students participated in Field Day with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities throughout the day. A great time was had by all. 20190531_113603-COLLAGEIn conjunction with Field Day, our PTO also organized the Color Fun Run as a fundraiser. Thank you to the following for sponsoring the Color Fun Run.

STAR WARRIOR SPONSORS

Hobbs Group Advisors, LLC

Excel Physical Therapy

Joon Choel Lee

RED WARRIOR SPONSORS

Wilson Family Vision

Fields Chiropractic Clinic

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

Asset Management and Planning

BLUE WARRIOR SPONSORS

Gerry Williams, Financial Advisor

Myrick Management

Munchkin Ink

Missy Dissinger

FIXsalon

DJ Frosty

Target

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

E. L. Wright Middle School held their 2018-2019 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony this morning in the gym. If you were unable to attend please feel free to visit the following link to watch a video stream of the event. Video Stream of 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

You can find a copy of the program from the ceremony at the following link:

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Program

Deandre Harris providing his speech at the 8th Grade Promotion ceremony
8th Grade Class at the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony