From the Principal
Greetings Staff, Parents, and Community,
As we conclude the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year, I want to say "THANK YOU" for being strong supporters of our students and staff. While our winter break will occur soon, I want to remind you of the importance of staying healthy while still learning at home. Here are a few ways to help now and during the year:
During the second semester of the school year, we will continue our efforts to improve student achievement. Accelerating student achievement is our priority, and our teachers and support staff have been diligently working all year to prepare our children for various assessments. In addition, we are constantly reflecting and refining our instructional practices to be the best we can for each one of our students, and to ensure all students are equipped with the necessary knowledge to excel at high levels. We are committed to ensuring all students are equipped with the necessary tools and resources to stay engaged, resilient and reflective for challenges ahead. Being engaged, resilient and reflective are our core learning dispositions that we expect all students to use at home and in school.
We highly encourage and expect parents and community members to be engaged in our school as partners in educating our students. Parents and community members can join our Parent Teacher Organization yearly. Our PTO does an excellent job supporting the students and staff at Arden Elementary. Also, parents have an opportunity to participate in the School Improvement Council and Title One Committee.
Our doors are always open and you are always welcome. Again, I am grateful to be a part of this awesome staff, school and community. We will continue to be “One Community.....Every Student A Powerful Learner!" If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. I can be reached at email@example.com or 803.735.3400.
Dr. Blackwell, Principal
We are Arden Elementary, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.
Beagle Character Trait
Children who learn character traits have better success in relationships both at school and outside of school. They learn to be more forgiving, responsible, caring, and compassionate. They also learn how to cope with others, to tolerate different viewpoints, and to respect the needs of others.
February’s Character Trait is Caring: to demonstrate concern through kindness and acceptance while meeting the needs of self and others.
Arden Elementary Learning Dispositions
Access Testing for ML Students will be from January 25, 2024, through February 15, 2024. Make-up testing is from February 20 through February 22, 2024.
Las pruebas de acceso para estudiantes de ML se realizarán
del 25 de enero de 2024 al 15 de febrero de 2024.
Las pruebas de recuperación serán
del 20 de febrero al 22 de febrero de 2024.
Arden's School Supply Link
Please Join Arden's School Improvement Council
We need to hear from you.
Certified Employee of the Month
The Certified Employee for November is Tiasia Powell.
Pictured: Ms. Powell and Mrs. Stephney
Classified Employee of the Month
The Classified Employee for November is Angela Wynn.
Pictured: Ms. Wynn and Mrs. Stephney
Classified Employee of the Year
2023/2024 Classified Employee of the Year, Ms. Elizabeth Foust. Pictured with Mrs. L Kelly, Ms. K Pardue, Mr. K Irby, Mr. C Holloway, Mrs. C Jenkins, and Mrs. S Stephney
Reporting a student absence is as easy as filling out the online form by clicking here.
"We Can Read" Home School Literacy Initiative
Arden Elementary and Title I have teamed up to provide families with books parents and students can read together to support Family Literacy. Research shows that children surrounded by print materials are better readers and more successful in school. Please take advantage of this program by contacting the school for books you can enjoy with your student(s). Don't forget your Reading Log also.
Parents, will your child be attending Arden Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year? If so, you must complete the Returning Student Enrollment Verification. The online vehicle for re-enrollment is Power School.
Click Here to understand and access the process of enrollment verification.
Information about transfers is available on the District website.
Enrollment of students NEW to the District is a different process and instructions can be found on this link: New Student Online Registration.
Elementary School Dismissal 11:00 am
Middle School Dismissal 12:00 pm
High School Dismissal 11:15 am
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Richland County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.