Daily Announcements

Walk For Life
It's time to register for Palmetto Health Foundation's 25th Walk for Life and Race for Life. There will be a 5k walk, a 5k race and a 10k race.  There truly is a pace for everyone!

Will you join Team Satchel Ford and help save lives right here in the Midlands? Funds raised allow the purchase of technology which allows breast cancer to be detected in it's earliest stages, when it's more likely to be cured.

Here are the details for registration:

The Walk/Run is October 17 at Finlay Park starting at 8:00.

Registration for the 5k walk is $30 and for the Race for Life is $35. All registrations include a t-shirt. 

Click on the link below to register: 


Our first “Satchel Ford Day at Baskin Robbins” was a HUGE success!  Because of your participation, and Baskin Robbins' GENEROUS support, the Satchel Ford PTO received a check for $400! THANK YOU!

The class with the most participation between now and December will receive a “cool” treat!  As of now, Mrs. Slavich’s, Cornwell’s, and Goethe’s classes are in the lead!

The next “Satchel Ford Day at Baskin Robbins” is October 15.  Hope to see you there!

Satchel Ford Information

Thanks to a new federal program, The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all Richland One students will be able to eat breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks at no charge!  Parents, no application is required and no money is needed to purchase these meals.  Please contact Student Nutrition Services at 803-231-6953 or the cafeteria for more information.

Our Mission:
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

School Hours

Satchel Ford hours during the school year:
Monday- Friday
7:05a.m. Building Opens
7:30a.m. Instruction Begins
2:30p.m. Dismissal

Please call the school office at 738-7209 with any questions or concerns.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Please read the attached procedures for morning  arrival and afternoon dismissal.


Want to know more about our school fundraisers/activities and how you can volunteer?
Check out the PTO website!

Awards & Recognitions

VLF Photography Contest Winners

K Group-Color Digital- 1st Place: Joshua VanKallen, Karyssa Burkett, and Maggie Best
K Group-Color Digital- 2nd Place: Isaac Flores, Jadien Outing, Analee Burch, and Bergen Winchester
K Individual- Color Digital- 2nd Place: Reese Johnson

Gr.1-2 Group-Color Digital- 2nd Place: Evelyn Squires and Walker Bell
Gr.1-2 Group-Color Digital- 2nd Place: Gabriel Marigliano, Lee Payne, Reese Johnson

Gr. 3-4 Individual- Color Digital- 2nd Place: Sophia Peek
Gr. 3-4 Group- Color Digital- Honorable Mention: Ford Hedgepath and Lauren Free

Congratulations to all of our Participants and Winners!

Brian Geoffroy, Teacher of the Year
Marcie Jennings, Classified Employee of the Year

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 22
Early Dismissal
Friday, October 23
Student Holiday

From the Principal

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