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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, 2/12/2016
    High: 48 Low: 33
    Mostly cloudy
    16% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 2/13/2016
    High: 48 Low: 21
    Mostly sunny
    1% chance of precipitation.
    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Save the Date!

    Our students have registered to vote, candidates have campaigned, students have cast their ballots, and our winners have now been announced. Please congratulate these students when you see them:

    President: Brianna Sims
    Vice President: Asia Thompson
    Recording Secretary: Sacoria Williams
    Assistant Recording Secretary: Arianna Abney
    Manuel Quintero
    Robin Walters
    Diamond Cornelius
    Jayla Bolton
    Tyron Goodwin

    Student Council Representatives:
    Frederick Taylor
    Cameron Evans
    Jaidyn Harris
    Satoria Williams
    An'Shaunta Anderson
    Melody Wilson

    Our 100th Day celebration will be February 2nd in the library. Look for pictures of all the fun we have soon after!

    Bluejay Spotlight

    Click the Mouse visited our Gadsden Technology Night.

    A special presentation to Jonathan Green from Gadsden Elementary students.

    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    

    We also would like to welcome our newest faith based partner: St. John's Episcopal Congaree

    Daily Buzz Word

    illuminate - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 02/11/2016 is:

    illuminate (verb)


    What does it mean?

    1 : to supply with light : light up
    2 : to make clear : explain

    How do you use it?

    The teacher illuminated the connection between the moon and the sun to her class: the moon does not generate light on its own but instead is illuminated by the sun.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Our example sentence uses both of the senses of "illuminate" in the definition above, but today's Buzzword has a third meaning we haven't told you about yet. Which of the following do you think it is?

    A. to make or become less heavy or less difficult
    B. to cause to decline in strength or vigor
    C. to decorate with designs or pictures in gold or colors
    D. to change from one language or set of symbols into another
    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.

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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.