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    Character Trait of the Month


    Dependability is ‘bee’-ing trustworthy and reliable.

    Our Gadsden Pride

    Welcome to Gadsden Elementary:
    A National Blue Ribbon School & A Place of Great Expectations!

    The Gadsden Bluejay Creed:
    I am a Gadsden Bluejay and I have Great Expectations!
    I expect to achieve! I expect to succeed!
    Therefore, I will achieve and I will succeed because these are my Expectations!

    Gadsden Elementary School - Mission Statement for Student Learning:
    The mission of Gadsden Elementary is to prepare students to become confident, competent, lifelong learners and responsible citizens by providing a safe, supportive learning environment rich in innovative educational experiences.

    Gadsden Elementary School - Mission Statement for Customer Service:
    Believing that the students at Gadsden Elementary are our primary customers and believing that all individuals in our community are worthwhile and deserve a high quality of service, the staff at Gadsden Elementary School is committed to the following mission statement:
    • We will serve our students, parents, and community with respect.
    • We will attend to the needs of all we serve promptly and with courtesy.
    • In all our communications and in all our problem solving situations, we will listen to all and will treat all with fairness and with impartiality.
    We are an "A" rated school.

    Gadsden Elementary has been recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School. Congratulations to the students, faculty/staff and the entire community of Gadsden Elementary!

    Gadsden Elementary was recognized as the 2010-2011: National Distinguished Title I School & South Carolina Distinguished Title I School
    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Save the Date!

    We are almost done with our first 9 weeks! Where has the time gone? On Friday October 30th at 9:30am, we will be having a character parade to celebrate the Author Study that our lower grades have been participating in. If you would like to attend, please arrive before 9:30 so  that we can get started on time. We will also have a Reading Fair taking place after that where trifold boards will be set up to share what the students have been learning. They have been having lots of fun and we hope to see you here!

    The book fair was postponed from early October because of the flood. The new dates are now December 7th-18th. Please look for further information soon or contact Mrs. Swygert at nswygert@richlandone.org.

    Please shop at our online book fair. You can find it here. To receive your order before the school closes for the winter holidays, Scholastic recommends that you order by December 4th. 

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Click the Mouse visited our Gadsden Technology Night.

    A special presentation to Jonathan Green from Gadsden Elementary students.

    Bold Bluejays:  struttin' like peacocks; soaring like eagles!

    Special thanks to our Business Partners:

    Red Hill Baptist Church
    JP Holley Funeral Home
    Big T's Bar-B-Q
    Forester Company
    The Pizza Joint - Forest Dr.
    SCE&G Wateree - A SCANA Company
    Columbia Hope in Christ Ministries
    Superior Mailings
    Columbia Historic Foundation     

    Daily Buzz Word

    computer - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 11/28/2015 is:

    computer (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : one that determines or calculates especially by mathematical means; especially : a programmable usually electronic machine that can store, get back again, and work with data

    How do you use it?

    In the 1940s, Mel's grandmother operated an early computer that took up a whole room.

    Are you a word wiz?

    About when do you think the word "computer" first appeared in English?

    A. in the early 2000s
    B. in the late 1800s
    C. in the mid-1600s
    D. in the late 1400s
    Check your answer on Word Central.

    Mission Statement

    WE ARE RICHLAND ONE, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

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    Parent Corner

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    Message From the Principal

    Welcome to the award winning Gadsden Elementary School. The Lower Richland Cluster’s National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Our motto “A Place of Great Expectations” has allowed us to set high standards for teaching and learning. Throughout the years our school has shown continued excellence through our outstanding student achievement. This school year we are rated with a 99.5% A. We proudly recognize all grade levels for their continued high performance in Reading and Math.  We are a premier school with small class sizes, a nurturing school environment with one-to-one attention to students’ needs.

    We are truly a place of great expectations and this year we are “Soaring To New Heights”! Our purpose is to help transform student learning into real world experiences in order to be prepared for our global world. This year we will continue to hold true to our academics first belief that all students can learn if presented with great expectations.