Our goal at Rice Creek Elementary is to prepare all students to become global leaders who will excel in their chosen pathway. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping all students develop the world class skills of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by promoting an environment that focuses on the four C’s - Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. The implementation of the MedPro 21: Healthcare for a Caring Community Grant has allowed for the schoolwide integration of STEAM-M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Medical).
Through our Maker Lab, students are provided opportunities to peak their interest in science, engineering and technology by designing and creating objects utilizing common household items to engage in various challenges. The Computer Lab provides a place for computer science instruction and coding. The skills learned in both labs complement the classroom STEAM-M activities.
With a school motto of Learn Today, Lead Today - we all embrace each school year with patience and determination. Throughout the past two and a half years, our staff and students led the way with innovative educational practices as they continued to learn through dynamic synchronous and asynchronous learning. While the challenges were many, the focus on the social and emotional well-being of our staff, students and family members brought us all closer as a school community.
Teachers at Rice Creek Elementary also help students develop their world class skills by providing AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) strategies and instruction. AVID’s proven learning support structure, known as WICOR, incorporates teaching and learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. WICOR provides a learning model that educators can use to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels within developmental, general education, and discipline-based curricula.
At Rice Creek Elementary we believe the school, families, and community stakeholders must share the educational responsibility of our youth. We have adopted the 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Stephen Covey and work tirelessly to continue to be a Leader in Me school. Through continuous professional development, our staff makes leadership development a part of the everyday student experience including teaching leadership principles, creating a culture of shared leadership within the school, and helping students take more ownership for their academic learning and goal achievement.
Through AVID, Leader in Me, STEAM-M integration, and other initiatives implemented at Rice Creek Elementary, our students are well on their way to develop the Premier World Class skills of the profile of the South Carolina graduate. We look forward to the 2022-2023 school year and returning to many of our face to face activities which were put on pause due to COVID.
Mr. DeVon Chisolm, Chair of the School Improvement Council
Mr. Stacey Gadson, Principal