Welcome to Our School
Timrod Elementary School operates on a year-round calendar schedule. Our teachers, parents, students, and community have embraced this initiative. We are eager to offer a modified schedule to our school community.
Timrod Elementary School is helping all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a safe, caring, and academically challenging learning environment. We provide this environment with the implementation of our school mission which is “to prepare our students for a lifetime of learning through human relationships, appropriate curriculum and the use of technology in an environment conductive to learning.” Timrod is actively engaged in our vision statement “to work as a team to provide quality instruction which includes motivating meaningful learning experiences in a safe learning environment that produces successful students.”
Our teachers are dedicated to providing best practices in the classroom by implementing effective teaching strategies through curriculum based instruction that includes: Thinking Maps, Envisions for daily math instruction, Science Kits, small group guided reading, Write From the Beginning, Reading Recovery, Achieve 3000, Smarty Ants, Study Island, Literacy Lab, an Instructional Coach and a Reading Coach. In the coming year, we will implement Project Lead the Way, a student-based learning program to build and strengthen science skills, preparing students to compete in the workforce, solve challenging problems, and contribute to world growth in scientific fields. Teachers will guide students as they lead their own learning and build science knowledge by exploring and studying provided modules on their own.
Developing and exhibiting good character is a school-wide goal for students and staff. PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) is an ongoing program for the school community. Students are celebrated for displaying positive behavior during the school day with tokens, character coupons and recognition over the intercom system.
Timrod provides a vast number of extracurricular activities for our students to develop character, responsibility, leadership skills and school pride. These activities include: BETA Club, WTES-TV student produced new program, Art Club, Drama Club, Drum Club, Good News Club, Student Brigadiers, Student Marshals, Band, String, Chorus, Dance Team, BOB Team, Red Tie, Timrod Pearls and service projects.
Timrod promotes parent and community involvement in different areas. We are most proud of one new program which is our book club for parents and students. It gives parents a platform to engage in enriched dialogue about great literature with their children.
Timrod strives to make sure that all students are academically successful and we share that responsibility with parents and community leaders. The school is committed to preparing students to be successful life-long learners.
Michelle McBride, Principal
Demetrice Legette, Chairperson of School Improvement Council
1901 E. Old Marion Hwy
Florence, SC 29506