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    Richland One has announced the days that students will make up instructional time they missed when schools were closed September 11-14 by order of the governor.

    Gov. Henry McMaster ordered schools in Richland County and two dozen other South Carolina counties to close ahead of Hurricane Florence to help clear the roads and make preparations to accommodate residents of coastal counties who were being evacuated.

    At the September 25 board meeting, the Richland One Board of School Commissioners approved October 12, December 21 and March 8 as makeup days. Each makeup day will be a half day for students and a full day for staff. The Board also approved a request from the district’s administrative team to waive the fourth missed day.

    October 12 previously was designated as a student holiday/district professional development day; December 21 would have been the first day of Winter Break; and March 8 would have been a holiday for students and staff.

    South Carolina school districts are required by state law to designate three makeup days in their academic calendars. Three missed days must be made up, but local school boards can vote to waive up to three days if schools are closed four to six days due to snow, extreme weather conditions or other disruptions. If schools are closed six to nine days for any of the same reasons, local school boards may request a waiver from the State Board of Education.

    Richland One employees will receive information from the district regarding Hurricane Florence makeup days for employees.

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    District Art Show     

    Art Exhibit

    Richland District One Elementary Art Show 2018 was on display at Tapp’s Art Center. Satchel Ford was well represented with artwork from many students. The following students had their artwork displayed.


    Henry Thomas

    Cammie Jones

    Bela Trumpeter

    Mayzie Winburn

    Dylan Price

    Eloise Rhodes

    Reese Hudgens

    Abby Moseley

    Taylor Lovette

    Antonio Sessions

    Scarlet Lowry

    Cole Schrall

    Edward Andrews

    Elisabeth Haught

    Hampton Bell

    Milly James Wentzky

    Zoe Jones

    Annabel Martin

    Lanee Lee

    Alden McCarthy

    Matthew Williams-Rich

    Addison Castle

    Kendall Jenkins-Honorable Mention Ribbon

    Sam McCormick-Permanent Art Collection Selectee

    McNair Rieger-3rd Place Ribbon

    Trace Jennings

    Jack Chetwood

    Atti Virtrucio

    Sofia Edwards

    Ivy Wood

    Elliot Quattlebaum

    Finnley Flechas

    Grey Silverberg

    Ellis Britt-1st Place Ribbon

    Molly Blackwelder

    Hampton Dubose

    Mary Mac Newton

    Ivy Scheib

    Analee Burch

    Lily Gavin

    Brigie O’Malley

    Ava Stone

    Nicholas Beitz

    MeKala Locke

    Olga Cora

    Anthony Brown

    Emma Valdes

    Eliza Voorhies

    Campbell Hutchison - 2nd Place Ribbon

    Conner Wiley

    Isabelle Cribbs

    Emily Collars

    Cohen Christenson

    Niara Bishop-Gantt

    Mills Bates

    Liam Case

    Mark Britt

    Zachary Snead

    Matthew Scott



    Satchel Ford win's 1st Place in
    2016-2017 District Overall Fundraising Award

    Walk for Life

    Again this year, Richland One employees laced up their sneakers and took huge steps to help fight breast cancer by participating in the Palmetto Health Foundation's 2016 Walk for Life/Race for Life fundraiser. Under the mantra "Team Richland One: Stronger Together," Richland One raised $43,582.03! The top fundraising teams and team captains were honored at the January 24 Board of School Commissioners meeting. Satchel Ford Elementary School won the district's first-place overall fundraising award. Pictured are (from left) Commissioner Beatrice King; Johnnie Mae Butler, team captain for Student Nutrition Services and Operations, Student Nutrition Services Director Tracy Dixon and Chief Operations Officer Ed Carlon, team major; Terri Eisenstadt, team captain for Satchel Ford; Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon; Dr. Traci Cooper, Richland One's Walk for Life/Race for Life chairperson; and Sam Tenenbaum, president of the Palmetto Health Foundation. Save the date: The 2017 Walk for Life/Race for Life will be held October 14 at Spirit Communications Park.


  • Satchel Ford Awards

    2017 Lights On Afterschool Poster Contest

    Ley'Asia Davis: 2nd Place

    Kailen Hallman: 3rd Place


    2016-2017 Visual Literacy Awards

    *Book Awards Contest
    Grades 3-4 Group Awards 1st Place: Ms. Morris' ELA Class
    Grades 3-4 Individual Awards 1st Place: Coleman D.
    Grades 3-4 Individual Awards 2nd Place: Bria D.
    Grades 3-4 Individual Awards 3rd Place: John Campbell B
    Grades 3-4 Individual Awards Honorable Mention: Cyanna D
    Grades 3-4 Individual Awards Honorable Mention: Olivia P


    Satchel Ford PTO


    The Satchel Ford PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) is a nonprofit organization.  To find out more information about the PTO, its benefits to the school, and how to join please visit http://sfpto.org



    We are a healthy school and allow only 10 or fewer days to sell food and/or beverages exempt from the Smart Snack Standards.


    A Message from the Principal


    hasinger Welcome back to another great year at Satchel Ford Elementary School! It's so exciting to be part of a distinguished institution of learning, where ALL children can be a STAR in both academics and the arts!


    Last year, Satchel Ford saw much development and evolution in the areas of mathematics instruction, scientific inquiry, and the effective integration of instructional technology in support of student learning. I look forward to overseeing and supporting continued positive change in our school, while honoring and preserving the rich traditions of Satchel Ford’s tremendous history of success in our community. To that end, this year our primary areas of focus and development will be inquiry-based, S.T.E.M.-oriented mathematics and science instruction, the full implementation of reading workshop and purposeful independent reading models in our ELA classrooms, and the continued enhancement of digital learning opportunities for children. All of this academic development will be enveloped in a meaningful and creative cultural arts program. In short, we're an awesome school, but we're striving to become even better!


    If you ever have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please don’t hesitate to call me, send me an email, or simply drop by and speak with me for a few moments. It takes all of us working together to build successful young adults! Remember, …my door is always open.



    Mr. H
    Kevin J Hasinger