Richland One and Richland Two cancel school for remainder of the week

In response to the unprecedented natural disaster affecting Richland County, Richland County School District One and Richland School District Two have decided jointly to close schools for the remainder of this week.


Officials from both districts have spent the last several days monitoring road conditions and following guidance provided by state and local officials. At this time, we have determined it is in the best interest of the safety of our students, parents, employees and community members to cancel school in both districts for Wednesday, Oct. 7; Thursday, Oct. 8; and Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Dangerous travel conditions for our school buses and uncertain water services drive this decision.


More than 50,000 students and 7,900 employees attend school or work in the two districts. Placing that number of individuals on the road during this time of recovery would place an undue burden on the county’s damaged infrastructure.


Officials from the two districts remind individuals they will continue to provide updated information as necessary through their automated calling systems, on their websites and through the local media.

Student Nutrition Services will be serving lunch to children Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 at five district elementary schools: Burnside, Carver-Lyon, Hyatt Park, South Kilbourne and John P. Thomas.


Children who live within the Richland One school attendance zone, as well as children from other areas, may eat lunch free from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school cafeterias at those five sites. Children do not have to provide identification to receive meals.


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A National Paideia Center Model School

“Thanks to a new federal program, The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all Richland One students will be able to eat breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks at no charge!  Parents, no application is required and no money is needed to purchase these meals.  Please contact Student Nutrition Services at 803-231-6953 or the cafeteria for more information.”

Supply List for 2015-2016 School Year
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District Finalist for
Richland One Teacher of the Year

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We believe the purpose of Meadowfield Elementary, A National Paideia Model School, is to provide a quality education that is at once more rigorous and more accessible, to develop responsible citizens and to nurture life-long learners.

Individuals for productive citizenship within a
Active learning environment

At Meadowfield we will Prepare All Individuals for productive citizenship within a Democratic, Engaging, Inclusive, Active learning environment.

We are Meadowfield, a National Paideia Model School leader in transforming lives through project-based learning, Socratic seminar, and student leadership.

We believe
·         All children learn.
·         All children deserve the same quality of schooling within a safe, supportive environment.
·         Learning is the activity of the learners own mind in response to opportunities and effort, with teachers acting as supportive academic coaches.
·         Schooling is preparation for becoming generally educated in the course of a whole lifetime.  
·         All children should be prepared to be good citizens, to make a good life and to earn a decent livelihood.
·         The types of teaching that should occur in our school are didactic teaching of subject matter, coaching that produces the skills of learning and Socratic questioning in seminar discussion.
·         The results of this teaching should be the acquisition of organized knowledge, the formation of habits of skill in the use of language and mathematics and the growth of the understanding of ideas and values.
·         Each child’s achievement should be evaluated in terms of that child’s personal growth.
·         The principal of the school should not only be an administrator but a lead teacher who is cooperatively engaged with the school’s staff.
·         The administrators and staff of the school should themselves be actively engaged as life-long learners.

Performance Goals

1.  Incrementally increase the academic achievement of all students in all core academic areas.

2.  Ensure that staff is knowledgeable, competent, productive, and highly qualified. 

3.   Improve clarity and communication of opportunities for school         involvement and advance parent and public understanding and support of our National Paideia Model School.
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 9
Richland One is Closed
Tuesday, October 13
PTO Meeting - Math Night
Wednesday, October 14
VLF Photography Deadline
Hand Middle School Feeder School Night
5:30 PM
Memorial Stadium
$3 for adults/$2 for students

Thursday, October 15
Grade 2 ~ Seussical the Musical Performance
9:00 AM

From the Principal

Welcome to Meadowfield Elementary, a National Model Paideia School! Meadowfield is an exciting, vibrant, neighborhood school because of our wonderful team of teachers, staff, and our supportive families and community. We are committed to providing challenging and exciting learning experiences for our students. I am very proud of the positive learning environment we offer and the opportunities students have to learn through engaging, hands-on activities.
Meadowfield is the first school in South Carolina to offer the unique Paideia approach to learning. The word Paideia comes from the Greek pais, paidos meaning “the upbringing of a child.” The Paideia philosophy encourages children to be active participants in a democratic learning environment. Through units of study, known as Paideia Coached Projects, students are involved in rigorous, multi-disciplinary project-based learning experiences that encourage student choice, and result in a final product or performance presented to an audience outside the classroom. Our students learn to communicate their ideas effectively through writing and discussions with other students. Please come visit us and see Paideia in action!
We are very fortunate at Meadowfield to have supportive parents, families and community partners. There are many opportunities for parents and families to participate in our school events including our Paideia seminars and coached projects. Three times a year we host student led conferences where students share their prepared portfolio of assessments at the end of the first, second and third nine week grading periods. This experience helps our students build responsibility for their own learning, self-evaluation, and goal setting, and enhances and promotes their communication skills. We hope to see you often at these and other Meadowfield events.
Thank you for the opportunity to teach your precious children. We are looking forward to a successful year. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
Dr. Christine LeBlanc, Principal