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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. First grade enjoyed celebrating their reading accomplishment.


    Congratulations to our first grade students who had the most participation in the Read Your Way to the Big Game contest!  First grade enjoyed a tailgate party with games, prizes, and a snack to celebrate their accomplishment. 


    It's Time to Read with the USC Gamecocks Again!
    USC Gamecocks Reading Program Promotes Literacy This time we're reading to earn tickets to a USC Men's and Women's basketball game!  Each student will record the number of pages read during the contest on the Reading Log sheets provided (parents or guardians should initial the student's reading sheet). Please total the number of pages read on the Reading Log and help maintain the integrity of the program by ensuring the child is reading age appropriate material. Each student who reads and turns in their reading log by December 14th will receive two vouchers (one for the child and one for an adult) for free admission to one USC Men's basketball game and one USC Women's basketball game.  It's a contest to see who reads the most pages by Friday, December 14th.  Let's read, SC!

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