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  • Richland 1 Elementary Visual Art Exhibit March 21- April 1


    Our annual Richland 1 Elementary Visual Art Exhibit is just around the corner. It is being held at Tapp’s on Main Street in the art gallery and can be viewed from March 21st to April 1st.  Please stop by and see a sampling  of the wonderfully imaginative  artwork that is being created by our Satchel Ford students. We truly have a ton of talented and artistic students! Satchel Ford will be hanging the show on March 20th and your child should receive a notice from Mrs. Derrick if their work was selected for the show.  Thanks for always supporting the Arts at Satchel Ford and for continuing to encourage your budding artists.  

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    Richland One parents will learn how they can support the district’s efforts to maintain safe and secure learning environments at two upcoming information sessions.


    School safety and security procedures, student expectations and accountability, parent involvement, and district support services and interventions will be among the topics covered during the one-hour information sessions. Presenters will include district staff and representatives of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department.


    “Keeping our schools safe and secure is a shared responsibility, and our parents play an important role in reinforcing that message to students, including encouraging them to report anything they see or hear that could pose a threat to safety to an adult.”


    The dates and locations of the information sessions are listed below. Each session will begin at 6 p.m. Parents may choose the information session date and location most convenient for them.


    • Tuesday, March 19 – St. Andrews Middle School auditorium, 1231 Bluefield Road, Columbia
    • Monday, March 25 – Lower Richland High School auditorium, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins


    Time will be allotted at each session for questions. District administrators and law enforcement representatives also will be available after the information sessions to talk with parents and address any specific questions or concerns they may have.


    For more information, go to www.richlandone.org or contact the Richland One Office of Communications at (803) 231-7504.

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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