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, 10/31/2014
High: 70 Low: 44
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 52 Low: 34
Chance rain showers
34% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal's Desk


It’s hard to believe that it’s already October and the first quarter is almost over.  I certainly hope everyone is excited that fall has arrived and looking forward to the cooler temperatures!  Please make sure your child’s name in written on jackets and coats. 

I would like to thank parents for attending our parent information nights.  Information regarding your child’s academic progress and important school information was shared. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education, please stop in or give me a call.  I have an open door policy and will be glad to meet or talk with you at your convenience. 

As the quarter comes to an end, please continue to work with your child, ensuring he/she is completing nightly homework assignments and studying for weekly tests.  Report cards will be sent home Friday, October 30, 2014.  We hope you attend our award ceremonies on Tuesday, November 5 for first, second, and third grades; and Wednesday, November 6 for fourth and fifth grade students. 

As always, if you have any concerns or suggestions on improving your child’s education, please feel free to contact me at (803) 775-0857 or email me at Suzanna.Foley@sumterschools.net

Suzanna Foley


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, October 28
East of Chicago Pizza Spirit Night
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 30
Chorus Practice
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Report Cards Issued
Wednesday, November 12
Chick Fil-A Spirit Night
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 25
East of Chicago Pizza Spirit Night
5:00-8:00 p.m.

October Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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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.