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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, 9/2/2014
    High: 97 Low: 74
    Partly cloudy
    42% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 9/3/2014
    High: 97 Low: 73
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    23% chance of precipitation.
    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 
    6:30 pm

    It's sure to be a BLAST!
    There will be food, fun, games and much more.  

    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

    exorbitant - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 09/02/2014 is:

    exorbitant (adjective)


    What does it mean?

    : going beyond the limits of what is fair, reasonable, or expected

    How do you use it?

    The used car was in great shape, but the dealership expected an exorbitant amount for it, so we left the car lot.

    Are you a word wiz?

    The history of "exorbitant" goes back to Latin "orbita," a word for something that was commonly seen in ancient Rome. What do you think "orbita" refers to?

    A. a fold of a toga's fabric
    B. the movement of the planets in the sky
    C. the track left in the earth from a wheel
    D. a large container used to store olive oil
    Check your answer on Word Central.

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, September 4
    PTO/Open House
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year beginning at 6:30pm. We will also be having an Open House, so you may see what your students are learning and creating. We are looking forward to seeing each of you.
    Thursday, September 11
    Grits for Grandparents
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    September 7th is National Grandparents Day, and we wold like to celebrate our grandparents by hosting them here at Gadsden Elementary on September 11 at 9am.

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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.