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Second Grade through Fifth Grade will have an assembly on February 2nd in the gym. Please see below.
Blues Musician Debbie Bond to Perform for Students at Oliver Elementary School in Seale
Blues musician Debbie Bond will perform for students of Oliver Elementary School on Friday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. This performance is funded by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. This School is one of 18 schools in 13 counties benefiting from the Council's statewide Alabama Touring Artist Program.
Debbie Bond is a blues “activist” and co-founded the Alabama Blues Project to promote and educate the public about Alabama Blues through Alabama Showcase performances and school workshops for students of all ages. These very popular programs have been presented to thousands inside and outside the state. The Alabama Blues Project's work has expanded to include collecting archival information on past artists, collecting oral histories, developing curriculum materials, and producing CDs on Alabama blues musicians.
Bond is an Alabama-based blues singer/songwriter/guitar player who has played the Southeastern blues club and festival circuit for over 20 years. She has also performed a 5 country European tour. She has shared her band with other Alabama blues artists such as Johnny Shines, Little Whitt and Big Bo, James Peterson, Willie King, Jerry McCain, Wild Child Butler and more. She has opened for Buddy Guy, Big Jack Johnston, Denise LaSalle, Kenny Neal, R.L. Burnside, Bobby Rush, Clarence Carter, Dr. John and others.
The Alabama Touring Artist Program provides performances of music, dance and theatre by Alabama artists for Alabama children. “Alabama is indeed fortunate to have an abundance of outstanding performing artists,” said Al Head, executive director of the Council. “Providing opportunities for students to enjoy and learn through the arts is a top priority for the Council.”
The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Al Head, administers the grants programs and provides financial assistance in arts education and programming. The Council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Red Ribbon Week
View the activities here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8MDJF4HHvJMTFJrV3lwck44eFU/view?usp=sharing
Astronaut Don Thomas spoke with our 4th and 5th grade students today. We believe he inspired a few of our awesome students to reach for the stars!
Be A Champion and Read
AEA is proud to announce their 5th Annual Be A Champion and Read Contest. The goal of the program is to get students and parents excited about reading. What better way to do it in our state than getting Big Al and Aubie involved! All K-6 students who read six books, record them on their reading log, and return the log to their teachers qualify to win a trip to the Iron Bowl with two guests, sideline passes, and pre-game activities.
Absences Add Up
Our child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school. And while some challenges to your child’s school attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence. A student is considered chronically absent if they miss only two days of school per month (18 days in a year), whether the absences are excused or unexcused. This is true for children as early as elementary school, when they are at a higher risk of falling behind in reading. Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child’s chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health. The good news? Attending school every day increases a child’s chances of success in school and in life. Read more at http://absencesaddup.org/.
Russell County Schools will be closed Monday, Sept. 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. Please stay safe and share this information to help get the message out.
We are seeking photographs for the school yearbook. If you would like to share some school photos for potential yearbook use please upload them at plicbooks.com/go.php?s=GV9cz . Thank you!
On August 21st, we have a unique opportunity to experience a solar eclipse. However, we are aware that it can also cause some safety concerns. We want to reassure you that we will have a regular day of school while exercising caution. Students will remain inside all day. Many classes will be using this as a learning opportunity and viewing the eclipse inside via website in order to protect their vision. A few classes have ordered glasses and your child's teacher will be sending home a permission slip to obtain your permission to view the eclipse outside. We will use our rainy day dismissal procedures to keep students out of the sun in the afternoon.
Our 2016-2017 student handbook is complete. You may view it at this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8MDJF4HHvJMTE5Dajh5SWVhenVUQmIwTnp4OXRLVFp3WDFr/view?usp=sharing.
Welcome Back to School
We are so excited to be kicking off another great school year! We hope to see you at our upcoming open house. Please see your child's grade level page for his/her supply list.
Oliver Elementary School
77 Longview Street
Seale, AL 36875
School Hours: 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM EST
Office Hours: 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM EST
Yearbook Photos Needed
We are seeking photographs for the school yearbook. If you would like to share some photos for potential yearbook use please upload them at plicbooks.com/go.php?s=GV9cz . Thank you!