Satchel Ford Information

Calling ALL Kindergarteners!

Would you like to get to know the other kindergarteners and their parents?
Join the Kindergarten Teachers and Assistants on
August 5, 2015
on the Satchel Ford Playground
from 5:30-6:30.

*This is not in lieu of the SF Meet the Teacher Night.

2015-2016 School Supply List

Please see the file below for this year's school supply list.
School Supply List 2015-2016.pdf

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!

Bess Mellette, Teacher of the Year
Sabrena Bartley, Classified Employee of the Year


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 5
Kindergarten Play Date
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
meet other Kindergarten students and parents on the playground!
Thursday, August 13
Meet the Teacher Night
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, August 17
First Day of School!

From the Principal

Welcome back to another great year at Satchel Ford Elementary School!  Iím so excited to be joining such a distinguished institution of learning and genuinely appreciate the warm welcome Iíve received from the Forest Acres community. It is both my pleasure and honor to have become the principal of such a fine school where students excel in both academics and the cultural arts.

As principal, it is my responsibility to ensure that your child receives a world-class education in a safe, orderly environment.  To that end, many of the successful traditions at Satchel Ford will continue; but please know that innovation is my vision!  I foresee much development and evolution at Satchel Ford 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 positive change in our school, while honoring and preserving the rich traditions of Satchel Fordís tremendous history of success in our community. 

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please donít 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, Ömy door is always open.


Mr. H