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, 11/27/2014
High: 57 Low: 31
Mostly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/28/2014
High: 51 Low: 31
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal's Desk


It is hard to believe that we have already completed the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.  I want to commend our students for working hard and thank you parents for your dedication and continued support.

A big thanks to our PTA committee for putting together our annual Freaky Friday event, held on October 10.  We had a fantastic time!  We greatly appreciate your participation in the night’s festivities.  A special thank you to the Sumter High Teacher Cadets and International Baccalaureate students for volunteering and helping make our night a huge success. 


Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated in ADE’s first annual Walk to School.  Thanks to Mr. Chris Gradwell for sponsoring this event and to our business partners: Food Lion, IGA and Piggly Wiggly, for their donations of water bottles and fruit. 



Santa Shop  

Students will visit the Santa Shop the week of Dec. 8-12 during their related arts Computer Lab time.  This is an opportunity for students to bring money to school to shop for Christmas gifts for their families.

Celebrating Reading!

The Book Fair is Here!

Join us in Sir Read-A-Lot's Kingdom to find all your favorite books, series, and authors!  We'll have great books for the whole family - you can get your Christmas shopping done early!

Nov 14-21 in the ADE Library
7:45-2:45 each day

Don't miss the Special Family Shopping Event!  Visit the book fair on Nov 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm during our Family Literacy Night!

Or click here to shop from home using our Online Book Fair option!

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, visit our official Book Fair website!

See you at the Book Fair!

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.


Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28
No School
Thanksgiving Holiday
Tuesday, November 25
East of Chicago Pizza Spirit Night
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Mon, Dec 1 - Fri, Dec 5
Math MAP Testing
Thursday, December 4
Chorus Practice
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Interims Issued
Mon, Dec 8 - Fri, Dec 12
Santa's Shop

Click the Newsletter to read the Bee Hive News!


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.

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.

Click to view the 2014-2015 School Supply List

Click to view the 2014-2015 District Calendar

Please contact Lori June with questions or comments about our website.