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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, 10/20/2014
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    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Save the Date!

    We are proud to host our first Scholastic Book Fair in almost 10 years. Sir Readalot's Castle will be opening at Gadsden on October 20, 2014 for students to purchase books and other fun things. The book fair will run from 7:30am October 20, 2014 until 11 am on October 28, 2014. The book fair will be open after school until 1:30pm daily. We will also be open during Literacy Night on October 21st, from 6 pm until 7 pm. Stop by the book fair on Literacy Night for a ticket to enter the giveaways. No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing held at the end of Literacy Night.

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Poetry Cafe Literacy Night
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
    6-7:30 pm

    Our first Literacy Night of the school year is a Poetry Cafe. Students are learning about poetry, finding poems to love, and creating their own works of art. Please join us for book fair, Poetry, and dinner. If you would like to perform your own favorite or original poetry, we have a spot in the program for you. We hope to see you there!

    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

    mischief - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 10/20/2014 is:

    mischief (noun)


    What does it mean?

    1 : injury, harm
    2 : a person or animal who causes mischief
    3 : mischievous conduct or quality

    How do you use it?

    "You might think that a large hotel would offer a great many opportunities for mischief to a lot of penguins, but they behaved very well, on the whole, never doing anything worse than riding up and down too often in the elevators, and occasionally biting the brass buttons off some bell-boy's uniform." (Richard and Florence Atwater, _Mr. Popper's Penguins_)

    Are you a word wiz?

    At the root of "mischief" is "caput," the Latin word for a part of the body. Which body part do you think "caput" refers to?

    A. head
    B. liver
    C. elbow
    D. spine
    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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    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.