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, 5/24/2015
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From the Principal's Desk


From the Principal's Desk

The end of the year is almost here!  This year has gone by so quickly, and I have enjoyed working with you and your children.  It is amazing how much our students have grown both in body and in academics!



   Our 4th and 5th grade students are taking the South Carolina PALMETTO ASSESSMENT OF STATE STANDARDS tests online May 7-12.  Make sure to get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school on time so that you can show what you know!

Video of the Week

Family Science Night

We hope you were able to join us for Family Science Night! A big THANKS to everyone who participated!

Celebrating Reading!

May 18 - 22 from 7:40 am to 2:45 pm
In the ADE Library Media Center!

Click to enjoy the Book Fair Highlights Video!

Visit Our Book Fair Homepage for More Information!

Congratulations to Amber Frye, our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce that Mrs. Amber Frye will serve as our Teacher of the Year next year!  Here she is pictured standing behind her Kindergarten class, wearing her crown and sash!

Mrs. Frye was born and raised in Sumter, and is herself a product of our public school system.  After graduating from Sumter High School, she went on to get a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a master's degree in Creative Arts.  She's been happily married for thirteen years, and has a daughter in fourth grade at ADE.  She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her cocker spaniel named Mollie.

Congratulations Mrs. Frye!  We know you will serve us well!

Congratulations to Lisa Jackson, Our 2014-15Teacher 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.


Monday, May 18
PTA Meeting/Volunteer Reception
6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19
Military Deployment Support Group
7:30-8:00 a.m.
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
No School
Tuesday, May 26
East of Chicago Pizza Spirit Night 5:00-8:00
Wednesday, May 27
Fun Day
Kids of Character Club
1:20 p.m.

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This Month's Menus

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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