Daily Announcements

As part of the Richland County School District One Digital Learning Environmemt (DLE), SFES students in grades 3-5 will receive a laptop and backpack for the laptop on February 22 and 23.
All students should pay the $30 insurance fee prior to receiving the device.

Please join us for a Parent Orientation to find out all of the details. 
Tuesday, January 12 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 21 - 6:00 p.m.
(Parents should only attend one session)

Student orientation day is February 3
Click here to view the 2015-2016 DLE Handbook.

Hello Satchel Ford Parents!!!  It’s time for the PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Boosterthon!! 
Last year Satchel Ford profited $27,000, thanks to all of your hard work and dedication to our school!  Last year's profit went to purchasing Study Island software in addition to purchasing every student in the school a subscription, which totaled over 700 subscriptions!!    
The teachers and students are super excited for Boosterthon to get under way.  The theme this year is Big World Recess!  The students will travel around the world while learning about teamwork, curiosity, practice, humility confidence and endurance!!  So mark you calendars and support Satchel Fords biggest fundraiser!!  We couldn’t be the amazing school that we are without our awesome families, students, teachers and administration!!  All of your support is greatly appreciated!! 

Pep Rally: Feb 17
Fun Run: Feb 26

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

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!  

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, February 11
Brave Arts Valentine Lunch
Tuesday, February 16
PTO Meeting/Third Grade Performance
Wednesday, February 17
Boosterthon Kickoff
Interim Reports
Spirit Day/Box Tops Store

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