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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, 3/5/2015
    High: 74 Low: 34
    Rain showers likely
    61% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 3/6/2015
    High: 43 Low: 29
    Mostly cloudy
    19% chance of precipitation.
    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Save the Date!

    Our February PTO meeting will be on February 24th at 6pm. We hope to see you here as we have great activities going on in our school that we would like to share with you! We will also have our Black History Month performance. The students have been working very hard to prepare.

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Here is our Word Problem of the Week for February 16th.
    Word Problem Week 11.docx
    Gadsden Elementary has inducted their 2014-2015 Student Council. Students voted on real voting machines to select their candidates after speeches were given as to why they deserved the chance to lead the school to bigger and brighter days. 
    Student Body President: Christopher Webber
    Student Body Vice President: Brianna Sims
    Recording Secretary: Makaela Goodwin
    Historian/Photographer: Leon Prince, Dalani Briggs, and Sacoria Williams

    Committee Members: Tomory Boyer, Makayla Dove, Diamond Cornelius, D'yante Sims, Essence Smith, Frederick Taylor, Robin Walters, and Satoria Williams

    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

    oolong - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 03/05/2015 is:

    oolong (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : tea made from leaves that have undergone partial fermentation before being dried

    How do you use it?

    When Catherine ordered tea, the waiter offered her a choice of Earl Grey, oolong, Darjeeling, and Assam.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Both the word "oolong" and the tea it names come from the Chinese word "ooliong." What do you think "ooliong" means?

    A. eastern light
    B. silent tiger
    C. black dragon
    D. tallest tree
    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

    Monday, March 2
    Read Across America
    In celebration of Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday, Gadsden is taking a Reading Pledge and having a read-a-thon. Look for pictures soon.
    Thursday, March 5
    Our students will all be participating in Dr. Seuss themed STEM activities in the Science Lab. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Kelley Sullivan at ksullivan@richlandone.org.
    Friday, March 6
    Read Across Gadsden
    Students will be read to by members of the community during the school day. If you would like to participate as a reader, please contact Neely Swygert at nswygert@richlandone.org or 803-353-4023.
    Thursday, March 19
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    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.