Daily Announcements

Student Registration for NEW STUDENTS!

For the 2016-2017 school year, Richland School District One will be using an online system called InfoSnap for student registration. Please see the information below for how to register your child.
Registration-Parent FAQs - New Students

Student Registration for RETURNING STUDENTS!

For the 2016-2017 school year, Richland School District One will be using an online system called InfoSnap for student registration. Please see the link below for how to register your child.
Registration-Parent FAQs - Returning Students.

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

Elementary District Art Show

April 21-May 4

Tapp’s Art Center on Main Street

Satchel Ford Winners

Permanent Art Collection: Emily B

First Place: Maddox R, Natalya W.

Second Place: Hannah Frances W., Michael G.

Third Place: Grey C., Lilly A. 

Satchel Ford Accomplishments

Palmetto Gold Award Winner for Academic Achievement for the 2014-2015 school year

Satchel Ford Honor Choir: Superior Rating at the 2016 Music in the Parks Festival

Visual Literacy Festival District Awards

Book Production Contest- April 25, 2016
2nd Place: Mrs. Timmons' ELA Class: The ABC's of Hispanic Culture
3rd Place: Ms. Morris' Social Studies Class: Revolutionary War ABC Book
Honorable Mention: Bella A.: The Best Bears

Photography Contest- November 9, 2015
2nd Place: Aspen M: The Five Senses

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!  

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

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 2 - Fri, May 6
Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 6
Spring Party
PTO Sponsored Event for Adults Only
Tuesday, May 10
Marco's Pizza Night
Wednesday, May 11
SC PASS Science
Thursday, May 12
SC PASS Social Studies

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