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  • Welcome to Gadsden Elementary!
    We are the Gadsden Blue Jays, and we are currently transitioning into a STEAM school.  The STEAM process teaches independent innovation and encourges students to use higher levels of thinking skills.  The STEAM process and problem based learning will help our students improve skills in thinking critically and creatively, and learn how to work collaboratively as a member of a team.   We are preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers. 

    Summer Hours

    District One schools will operate on a 4 day schedule during the summer break.  Hours for Gadsden Elementary are 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Thursday, effective June 10, 2019.  

    Developing Character, Enriching Minds with AVID!AVID

    We are implementing AVID Elementary (AE) in grades 3-5.  AE is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID's mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Mr. David Thorpe



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Mr. David Thorpe

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, 
Welcome to a new year at Gadsden Elementary School. The staff and I are very excited that you have entrusted your child's education to us. We will make every effort to help your child achieve both academically and socially this year. It is our goal to create a learning environment that engages the students in meaningful activities. 

I am committed to making Gadsden Elementary School the best possible place for children.  A place where all children feel that they are safe and treated with the utmost level of respect.  Our goal is to educate the whole child.  To teach the academic, social, and emotional skills that students need for success.  Success not just in elementary school, but success in life. 

We will encourage all of our students to strive for academic excellence, to model attributes of good citizenship, and to be an active participant in school activities and their personal learning. Students will be expected to demonstrate good conduct throughout the building by showing respect to teachers, staff, peers, the school, and especially themselves.  Students will also be responsible for completing class work and all homework assignments.  The goal of our school is excellence, and striving to reach this goal is a cooperative effort on the part of the students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community. 

At Gadsden Elementary, we believe that a partnership between school and home is essential to fostering high student achievement.  Two-way communication should occur on a consistent basis between teacher and parent through use of agenda books, communication folders, class dojo, emails, or phone calls.  Parents are also encouraged to be an active part of the school from community / parent events, to PTO, to volunteer opportunities.  We value your support of the school, our teachers, and our school initiatives. 

While each school year brings new and exciting challenges, experiences, and expectations, we look forward to the opportunity to teach our students and share their successes as they learn and grow. This year we are excited about expanding S.T.E.A.M. opportunities for our students and to continue to develop lifelong readers, writers, and learners.   A great year is ahead at Gadsden Elementary! 

David Thorpe


2017 Annual Report to Parents

Returning Student Enrollment Verification 2017-2018

Title I Parent Survey