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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!

    The Scholastic Buy 1 Get 1 Free Book fair is here! Get twice as much for your money with your equal or lesser book being free!

    STEAM Night is April 21st from 5:30-7:30 pm. We will have stations for students to work on their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math skills. The book fair will also be open during that evening.

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Click the Mouse visited our Gadsden Technology Night.

    A special presentation to Jonathan Green from Gadsden Elementary students.
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    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

    deter - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 05/22/2015 is:

    deter (verb)


    What does it mean?

    1 : to turn aside, discourage, or prevent from acting
    2 : inhibit

    How do you use it?

    The website recommended sprinkling cayenne pepper around the house as a natural way of deterring ants.

    Are you a word wiz?

    "Deter" has a few English cousins. Which words below do you think share a root word with "deter"?

    A. determine, mind
    B. terrific, terror
    C. terminate, term
    D. inhibit, hibernation
    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

    Wednesday, May 27
    Honor Roll Ceremony/Awards Day
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    The 4th 9 weeks Honor Roll Ceremony and End Of Year Awards Day will begin at 9:30 am in the gym. We hope to see you there!
    Friday, May 29
    Last Day For Students
    Today is the last day of school for students. They will be released at 12 noon.

    Parent Corner

    Southeast Middle School Parent Orientation
    Parent Orientation- Southeast.docx
    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.