Drayton Hall Elementary School

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Operating as usual


See everyone again on April 9th!
Happy Spring Break ☀️

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/29/2024

Rain or shine, Career Day was still the best time! ☔️

Today we hosted Career Speakers and Careers on Wheels. Inside our 2nd-5th graders learned from Police officers, Firefighters, Nurses, Chiropractors, Cybersecurity, & paramedics.
Outside our CD-1st graders saw vehicles such as a fire truck, DNR, Animal Control, Dominion Energy Bucket Truck, a dump truck, and even an ice cream truck!

Thank you to everyone who came and dedicated their time to teach our young Bobcats about opportunities for their futures!


Who “Dewey” love?

Our School Librarian and now our Rookie Teacher of the year - Ms. Maggie Wright!

So proud to have you in our Bobcat family 🐾

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/28/2024

Bobcat Brews Coffee Shop opened once again this year in Mrs. Wilson’s class!

These first graders have bean busy writing poems about the sun, and shared them while sipping on “coffee” and doughnuts. 🍩 ☕️

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/21/2024

Different is paw-some! DHES rocked their crazy socks to celebrate our differences 🧦 Our day was complete with a march with some of our favorite Bobkittens in PIC1 and PIC2, along with our amazing guest speakers. Big thanks to Gabby Meyer, Sam Hazeltine, and Katie Smith for educating our friends and sharing your achievements throughout your journey, but most importantly, reminding us that different is not less. Happy World Down Syndrome Day to all 💙💛


Bobcats we can’t wait to see your most colorful socks on Thursday for World Down Syndrome Day!


Fourth Grade already has Summer Fever! 🏕️
Come see their musical “Summer Camp” this Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/15/2024

Read Across America week at DHES was LITerary 📚

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/15/2024

Tuba honest, today was the perfect day for a musical performance in our parking lot ☀️

Our Third Graders showed off their recorder skills, and our Flute club marched with the West Ashley High School Band! 🎼

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/14/2024

It’s the Luck of the Bobcats having these two around 🍀 Congratulations to our Teacher and Staff of the Month!

Mrs. Sires- Second Grade Teacher
Mr. Cole- PIC Assistant

We struck gold with you both on our team!

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/13/2024

“Where’s Waldo?” Reading Night was such a novel idea!
Our Bobcat families were feeling their-shelves dressed as Waldo and showing off their literacy skills.
We danced, sang, wrote, painted, read, unveiled Masked readers, shot hoops and so much more!

Thank you to the West Ashley High School Swim team for volunteering your time to read with our Bobcats and Willa McGirth-Singleton for sharing your book, “Andrew Dennis Harper Davis”!


“Where’s Waldo?” and everyone else Tuesday evening?
Hopefully at Drayton Hall reading night! 📕

Bookmark your calendars! 📚

"Where's Waldo?" Reading Night is coming Tuesday, March 12th!
Come dressed as Waldo to explore reading themed activities and enjoy a free dinner and dessert 🍽


Let’s book on the bright side this week, the Book Fair has come to Drayton Hall!

This week you have 3 ways to spend:

1. Send money with your child to spend during their Library time

2. Load money onto an account for your child to spend during their Library time
Link: https://kidcredit.bedfordfallsusa.com/kidCredit.php?fairID=16480

3. Stop by during Reading Night and shop with your child (or for yourself!)

We can’t wait to check you out at DHES this week 📚


This week is Read Across America week 📖

Here are the themed dress up days in case you missed them!


Sunday, March 10 - Second Sunday “Step Sing” on King Street

Take a second to step on down to Downtown Charleston to come watch our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders sing at Second Sunday!

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/04/2024

Learning about exercise was not an obstacle and CD slid right through it! 🛝

To celebrate their Exercise unit, our CD classes practiced climbing, jumping, running, problem solving, and so much more on a blow up slide and obstacle course!

Thank you Jason's Jump Castles - we had so much fun!

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/04/2024

Attention Bobcats!!
Apparently yall were booking it to the library this past semester because we just heard from our librarian, Ms. Wright,
that Drayton Hall has met their Beanstack reading goal!

And to make it even We also earned the Trailblazer award & some money for improving our library! 📚

Thank you Bobcats for reading and logging those books. We are so proud of you!

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 03/03/2024

Bobcats on ice 🏒


Our Bobcats shined bright singing the National Anthem for the Stingrays 🇺🇸


**Important info**
Students singing please meet Mrs. Wald in section 233 by 5:45 🎤

If you haven’t purchased tickets for tonight’s game, our 3rd-5th grade Bobcats will be singing the national anthem!!

Here is the link to purchase tickets:

Purchasing tickets through the link donates money to our DHES music program 🎼


Necie Wald
Drayton Hall Elementary School

Necie is a General Music teacher at Drayton Hall. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Winthrop University followed by a master’s of music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She is originally from Greenville, South Carolina, and has eight years of teaching experience.

Her teaching philosophy is:

I use music education as an outlet to contribute positively to Drayton Hall's learning environment and the greater Charleston community. I empower our students to not only be the best musician they can be, but also the best version of themselves in all aspects of their life.

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 02/27/2024

The Boo-grams have drummed us up another fun performance and this time from the Wona Womalan West African Drum & Dance Ensemble 🪘


If you haven’t made plans for Saturday, come support your 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as they sing the National Anthem at the Stingrays game!

And then I guess you could stay to watch a hockey game 🏒

Use the link to purchase tickets!

Oh say can you see... Bobcats singing the National Anthem for the Singrays? 🎤

Our 3rd-5th grade students are invited to sing the National Anthem at the Stingrays game on March 2nd!

Ticket sales are also a fundraiser for our DHES Music Program.
Use the following link to purchase: https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/Draytonhall


2023-2024 DHES Battle of the Books 📚

Our Drayton Ball winners are the Sky Islanders! They have worked so hard to collectively read all 20 of the South Carolina children’s book nominees and won the Book Battle last week in the library.

They will go to represent our school in the district battle at Burke High School on Saturday, March 9!

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 02/26/2024

As we’re closing out this month dedicated to love, it’s time we announce two that we really adore at here at DHES!

Congratulations to our teacher and support staff of the month!

Mrs. Jennings- Resource Teacher
Ms. Shawyer- Math Coach

We could never express our admiration for these lovely educators enough.


Black History Month Fun Fact

This is Madam C.J. Walker!
She created a line of haircare products for African American women, leading her to later become the first female African American self-made millionaire.
If you want to learn more, there’s also a Netflix show called Self Made inspired by her life 📺

Photos from Drayton Hall Elementary School's post 02/20/2024

Last week was Teacher Wellness Week at Drayton - and we’d love to give a shout out to some of our fabulous partners!

West Ashley Nutrition - thank you for the beyond nutritious and delicious drinks! 🥤

Pizza A Modo Mio - thank you for the Friday lunch, our staffulty showed their appreciation by earning the “Clean Plate Award” 🥇


We bet your career is top-tier!
Don’t forget to sign up to be a speaker at our Career Day! 🗣️

Do you love what you do?
Do you like sharing it with others?
Do you drive a vehicle for your job?

If any of your answers were yes, please consider coming to share your career with our Bobcats for our annual Career Day on March 28th!

Here is the link to show interest: https://forms.gle/NkZQ6Q4cQS1x4g7NA

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Bobcats on Ice
Student Dance battle
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We kicked off our Drayton Hall Fun Run today with an awesome #Boosterthon Kickoff! Register your student on MYBOOSTER.CO...
We’re only 2 weeks away from kicking off our Drayton Hall Fun Run on September 30th, with the Big Event being on October...




3183 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
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