2019-2020 District Calendar
Building Healthier Futures
Gadsden Elementary participates in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, and we have been named one of America’s Healthiest Schools for 2019! We received the Bronze Award for taking steps to create a healthier school environment to support children’s health. We are one of only 355 schools to earn this honor.
Developing Character, Enriching with 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.
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A Message from the Principal
At Gadsden Elementary School we are committed to providing a high quality education for every student, to insure that they develop the world class knowledge and skills to be successful in school and life.
To accomplish this we have developed a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focus. Throughout each and every day are students are engaged in hands-on activities that foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. Our students know that there may be more than one way to solve a problem and that reflection and revision leads to improved solutions and greater learning. All of our classes, from three-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade, participate in at least one Project / Problem Based Learning (PBL) unit a semester. These units help students to develop collaboration and communication skills while learning reading, writing, and math.
Gadsden Elementary is also an A.V.I.D (Advancement via Individual Determination) school. Our third, fourth, and fifth grade students continue to develop organization and critical thinking skills that allows them to learn faster, with a deeper understanding.
Our students take ownership of their learning. They believe in themselves and they know as Gadsden Blue Jays, they will all Fly High!