Principal's Message

Dickey Yearbook 2020
CONGAREE FAMILIES,

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year! The theme for this school year is BOLD Airways:  Where learning takes flight!  We believe that our theme had to be aspirational in order for us to continue to push toward our multi year process of becoming the best diverse, high poverty high performing school in the state of South Carolina. Though things will be very different, we are excited to take advantage of the chances that we are given. Every student will be greeted Every day.  Our teachers have been working hard to make sure that there are High Levels of Success for ALL and EVERY student is provided a First Class education no matter the format. We want our students to continue to demonstrate being BOLD in positive ways. We will continue with implementing our AVID framework throughout our instruction. Teachers will continue to implement high impact strategies and Costa‚Äôs Levels of Questioning. Students will continue to develop SMART goals, demonstrate a growth mindset, and work toward College and Career Readiness.  
 
As a school we are making sure to increase our digital presence by communicating more often and clearly to families on our school website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Classroom Dojo. Information is being added constantly, so please make sure to check regularly for updates. 
 
We are excited to partner with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and we are adding the Civil Air Patrol curriculum to our Inquiry Lab to strengthen STEM opportunities and career exposure in the aeronautical field. Additionally, we are partnering with Midland Reading Consortium to assist with literacy at Congaree. We encourage all to join the Congaree Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and if you have a desire to serve in other ways, the School Improvement Council (SIC).  
 
Once again, we thank you for supporting Congaree Elementary School and taking the journey on BOLD Airways:  Where learning takes flight! 

Respectfully, 

Christopher K. Dickey
Principal