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    Congratulations to Mr. Albert Deas, Heyward Gibbes'  2013 Teacher of the Year

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    Richland One's 2013 Middle School Database Specialist of the Year!!

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    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams. 

    Upcoming Events

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    Tue, Sep 16 - Fri, Sep 19
    Map Testing

    Thursday, September 18
    Early Release
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    Wednesday, October 15
    Visual Literacy Festival Deadline

    From the Principal

    Heyward Gibbes Middle School Welcomes
    Our New Principal, Ms. Sarah Smith
    Ms. Sarah G. Smith has served as principal of South Kilbourne Elementary School in Richland School District One for eight years.  During her tenure the school has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence which is one of the highest and most distinguished awards in field of education.  The school has made Adequately Yearly Progress every year as defined by the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.   The school has received numerous Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards by the South Carolina Department of Education for Excellent Results in Closing the Achievement Gap and for Outstanding Student Academic Performance.  Ms. Smith worked closely with her parents, students, community members as well as faith-based partners to improve student achievement at South Kilbourne Elementary School.    
    Ms. Smith received her B.S. degree from Benedict College, M.A. from Columbia University, M.Ed. from USC-Columbia, Educational Specialist from South Carolina State University, and presently pursuing her doctorate degree.  She has taught in middle school for nine years and has been assistant principal at Carver-Lyon and Satchel Ford Elementary Schools. 
    Ms. Smith loves to read mystery novels, jog and run, garden, and is an avid sports fanatic.  She has two children who attended schools in Richland One. 
    Ms. Smith welcomes her new assignment as principal of Heyward Gibbes Middle School.  She is very familiar with middle school and is returning to where she began her education career.  Ms. Smiths focus for Gibbes is building rigor, relevance, and relationships to increase student achievement.
    Her favorite quote is, "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future," by President John F. Kennedy.