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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
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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 8am October 20, 2014 until 10am on October 28, 2014. The book fair will be open after school until 3 pm daily. We will also be open during Literacy Night on October 21st, so we hope to see each of you here!

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Grits for Grandparents
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 
    8 am

    We want to honor our grandparents, so please RSVP to attend. 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

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    The Buzzword of the Day for 10/01/2014 is:

    distract (verb)


    What does it mean?

    1 : to draw the attention or mind to something else
    2 : to upset or trouble in mind to the point of confusion

    How do you use it?

    It took all of Stephanie's willpower to keep her from being distracted by the colorful autumn foliage outside the classroom window.

    Are you a word wiz?

    What do you think the root word of "distract" means?

    A. to draw
    B. to mix up
    C. to dream
    D. to fasten
    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

    Thursday, October 16
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mon, Oct 20 - Tue, Oct 28

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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.