Gadsden's Back-To-School Kick-Off
Thursday August 11, 2016
Gadsden Elementary School
1660 South Goodwin Circle
Gadsden, SC 29052
A 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.
We have partnered with the Historic Columbia Foundation “Traveling Trunks” program to deepen students understanding of the Social Studies and historical aspects of South Carolina.
We are expanding our web presence through Planet K-8, this on-line tool will enhance our community relations with local businesses and increase parental involvement for all parents.
Our Virtual Blue Jay Publishing Center is set to launch in September. This on-line learning tool will provide opportunities for students to publish writing, practice keyboarding skills and receive immediate feedback about their writing performance. This program will enhance student’s writing abilities as well as provide practical experiences with typing at an early age.
Additionally, we will continue to partner with our broader community to host monthly family events, like Grits for Grandparents, the G-Town Poetry Café, monthly BlueJay Author’s Tea, an International Cultures Fair, and a host of other community events that you are all invited to come and enjoy.
Over the years we have built traditions of great expectations and we will continue our track of excellence through:
We are Gadsden Elementary School…home of the Bold Blue Jays. Where excellence takes flight and every day is a great to SOAR to New Heights!