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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!

    On Friday May 13, 2016, the fourth and fifth grade students will be participating in Richland Recycle Day at the SC State Fairgrounds.

    The students will be learning about reducing, reusing, recycling, composting, conserving energy and keeping our land and water clean.

    Student Council

    Our students have registered to vote, candidates have campaigned, students have cast their ballots, and our winners have now been announced. Please congratulate these students when you see them:

    President: Brianna Sims
    Vice President: Asia Thompson
    Recording Secretary: Sacoria Williams
    Assistant Recording Secretary: Arianna Abney
    Manuel Quintero
    Robin Walters
    Diamond Cornelius
    Jayla Bolton
    Tyron Goodwin

    Student Council Representatives:
    Frederick Taylor
    Cameron Evans
    Jaidyn Harris
    Satoria Williams
    An'Shaunta Anderson
    Melody Wilson


    Advocacy Club Survey: This survey is to be completed by all staff and students in grades 1-5.           

    Reading Survey
    : This survey is to be completed by students in grades 1-5.           

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Reading Rocks was rescheduled from October 2015 to April 2016 because of the massive floods that hit our state. Reading Rocks was held at Sanders Middle School on April 16th. Check out the video about the event here. We had lots of fun and hope to see you at our next Reading Rocks event.

    Gadsden's own Janet Sumter was WLTX's Teacher of the Week for the week of April 11, 2016. WLTX interviewed her and Mrs. Ross, the mother who recommended her for the award. Mrs. Sumter was surprised and very thankful.

    You can watch the interview on WLTX's website here

    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    

    We also would like to welcome our newest faith based partner: St. John's Episcopal Congaree

    Daily Buzz Word

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    The Buzzword of the Day for 05/30/2016 is:

    rue (verb)


    What does it mean?

    : to feel sorrow or regret for

    How do you use it?

    As Captain Valiant chased him from the city, the evil Dr. Destructo cried, "My revenge will be so terrible it will make you rue the day you were born!"

    Are you a word wiz?

    What language do you think "rue" is originally from?

    A. Old English
    B. French
    C. Japanese
    D. Greek
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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    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

    Gadsden Elementary has updated their Parent Policy.
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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.