Daily Announcements

Relay for Life

Thanks to EVERYONE who continues to support our fundraising for Relay for Life!
So far, we have raised $3662.70!

 During the week of April 13 we will have Spirit Days! Students are encouraged to donate a dollar each day they'd like to participate.  Click here for more information about each day!

Two 2nd graders are pictured below.  They hosted a Lemonade Stand in their neighborhood to raise money for Relay for Life.  We are so proud of the willingness of all of our students to give to the community!! 

Satchel Ford 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!

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


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 26
5th Grade Promotion
Friday, May 29
Last day of School/ 12:00 Dismissal
12:00 PM
Tuesday, June 2
SIC Meeting
in the Media Center

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