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    Dependability is ‘bee’-ing trustworthy and reliable.

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    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.

    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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    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
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    Daily Buzz Word

    shaggy - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 08/01/2014 is:

    shaggy (adjective)


    What does it mean?

    1 : covered with or made up of long, coarse, or tangled growth
    2 : having a rough or hairy surface

    How do you use it?

    The stray dog's long, shaggy coat was so matted, it took us hours to brush it out.

    Are you a word wiz?

    "Shaggy" comes from the English word "shag." What word gave us "shag"?

    A. the Old English word "sceagca," meaning "a tangled covering"
    B. the Old Norse word "sjotha," meaning "to cook, to boil"
    C. the Greek "skleros," referring to part of the eye
    D. the Latin "squalor," meaning "dirty, stiff from dirt"
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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    Message From the Principal

    Welcome to Gadsden Elementary School! Here at Gadsden our number one priority is student achievement. It is with great honor and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Interim Principal of Gadsden Elementary School. I have been very fortunate to have had the experience of working in various capacities throughout my 13 years in education: certified K-6 teacher, team leader/department chair, assistant principal and interim principal. I am excited to bring my skills as an instructional leader to Gadsden. I look forward to working with you in maintaining high expectations for our students and staff to ensure your childs success.     Gadsden has been longstanding in academics and will continue to be recognized for its scholarly achievements. As the interim principal, my primary goal is to continue to support our students, staff, and stakeholders in providing a quality education for all of our students.

    We have a stellar staff that is committed to continuous school improvement by analyzing the data, following the district pacing guides, and teaching to the standards