We Are a Red Carpet School!

 Red Carpet Schools are recognized by the S. C. State Department of Education for creating a family-friendly school environment and providing excellent customer service.  Our faculty and staff strive to make our students and their families, as well as members of our community, feel welcome at our school!


ADE is a Palmetto Gold Award School!

ADE was recognized with the Palmetto Gold Award by the SC State Department of Education based on our 2009 standardized test results. 


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Today, 1/27/2015
High: 51 Low: 27
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/28/2015
High: 51 Low: 29
0% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal's Desk


From the Principal's Desk
      This school year is flying by!  It seems like yesterday was the first day of school, and we have just celebrated the hundredth day! The first semester is behind us, and we are proud of all the hard work our students have done so far.
     Parents, please be sure that you sign your child in the attendance office if he/she arrives after 7:40 a.m.  We want to be sure that your child arrives safely to the classroom, and we have accurately accounted for your child.  We have two new incentives to encourage our students to arrive to school on time.  Each student will receive a bee token on Friday if they are present and on time all week.  Also, the class in each grade level with the highest attendance rate at the end of the nine weeks will receive a popcorn and movie day.
     Registration for preschool and kindergarten is available for children who will be attending ADE for the first time next year.  Come by the office to fill out an application. We will need copies of your child’s birth certificate, South Carolina immunization form, and two proofs of residency.  Please share this information with your neighbors who will have school age children next year and plan to enroll their children at ADE.



Please join us for Family Science Night on Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30-7:00!
Hands-on science experiments, door prizes, food, and fun!  Make your own science toys and take them home!  Complete meal (slice of pizza, chips, and drink) only $3.00!  Parents, please plan to stay with your child(ren) throughout the evening.  See you there! 

Health Reminder for Parents:

A child who comes to school while infectious can spread germs to other students, teachers, and staff members.  If you are not sure whether your child needs to remain at home, please read the School Exclusions brochure created by the DHEC Bureau of Disease Control.  It outlines symptoms of illnesses that parents should watch for, and offers advice on what to do if you see these symptoms in your child.

Congratulations to Lisa Jackson, Our Teacher of the Year!

Do you recall taking a Career Interest Inventory in high school, answering a variety of questions about your likes, dislikes and temperament?  The survey then matched your answers to some  good career options.  I remember my results were: farmer, teacher and shepherd.  It's funny how those three are kind of related!  Yet that test simply confirmed what I already knew from a very young age:  I wanted to become a teacher.


Tuesday, January 27
East of Chicago Pizza Spirit NIght
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28
Kids of Character Club
1:20 p.m.
Report Cards Issued
Thursday, January 29
Chorus Practice
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Family Science Night
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 2 - Fri, Feb 13
Yearbook Presale
Monday, February 2
Green Team Meeting
2:15-2:45 p.m.
Shadow a Relative Day

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This Month's Menus

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Breakfast and Lunch are free for all students.

We welcome parents in our cafeteria!  If you'd like to come eat with your child, you can pay with cash or a check made out to ADE.  If you are paying with cash, please try to have the correct change or small bills, since the cashier only has a limited amount of change.

Adult Breakfast: $2.05
Adult Lunch:      $3.45

New School Hours

First Bell: 7:30
Tardy Bell: 7:40
Dismissal: 2:15
Office Hours: 6:50-3:45

Our school building opens for students at 6:50 each morning.  Students may not be dropped off before 6:50 a.m. because there are no teachers on duty to ensure their safety.

Click to view the 2014-2015 District Calendar

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