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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
    Today, 12/18/2014
    High: 61 Low: 36
    Partly sunny
    1% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 12/19/2014
    High: 59 Low: 42
    Partly sunny
    7% chance of precipitation.
    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Save the Date!

    Friday November 14, 2014 is Picture Day for Gadsden Elementary. Please wear a nice shirt and be prepared to show those pearly white teeth to the photographers. Picture packages must be pre-purchased, so don't forget to send your completed form to school with your child on picture day!

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Gadsden Elementary participated in Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day on November 18th at 9 am. For 15 minutes everyone in the school stopped what they were doing and read. We had students and teachers reading novels, picture books, graphic novels, and professional resources. Visit our Photo Album in the Quick Links section to see what happened during DEAR!

    On November 13, 2014, we celebrate the Gadsden students who made the Honor Roll for the 1st nine weeks. We were very proud to see so many of our students taking part in this ceremony. At the end of the 2nd nine weeks, we will have another celebration where we will also add in students who have improved their grades. Thank you to the parents who attended, and we hope to see the rest of you next time.

    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

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    The Buzzword of the Day for 12/18/2014 is:

    acknowledge (verb)


    What does it mean?

    1 : to recognize the rights or authority of
    2 : to admit the truth or existence

    How do you use it?

    "She would not stoop to admit that she meant to rival Gilbert in schoolwork, because that would have been to acknowledge his existence which Anne persistently ignored..." (Lucy Maud Montgomery, _Anne of Green Gables_)

    Are you a word wiz?

    Which word do you think is a synonym of "acknowledge"?

    A. confess
    B. yield
    C. propose
    D. terminate
    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.

    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, December 16
    Culture Night
    Students in all grades are learning about different world cultures and will be sharing their knowledge with the community beginning at 6 pm in the multipurpose room. We hope to see you there!
    Thursday, December 18
    RIF Distribution
    Friday, December 19
    Last day of school in 2014
    Today will be our last day of school in 2014. We will begin school again on January 5, 2015 at our normal time. 

    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.