Caughman Road Elementary School

Caughman Road Elementary School


This year’s school setting is truly like playing “whack-a -mole,” but Lauren Roberts handles it with professionalism and grace at all times. She has a quick wit and laugh that sets those around her at ease. It's why she's a LifeChanger at Richland County School District One and Caughman Road Elementary School!
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Coach Brown is the greatest . She came demonstrated how work on your foot work with Natalie and dropped off a few tools for her to use.
The BEST history lesson/tour for each of our fabulous 50 states! If you can connect...... take a virtual field trip OR a virtual vacation! Enjoy :)
Missing all of friends(teachers and students) at CRES!

Elementary School

Operating as usual


🎯You must have a yellow Comet car tag when picking up a student in our car rider line. Scan the QR code to order a car rider tag. They will come home with your student!
🎯If you do not have a yellow Comet Car Tag, you will be asked to pull into a parking space so we can verify your pickup.

Friendly reminders to help for safe, quick and smooth loading dismissal:
🎯Remain in your car at all times!
🎯Pull forward (past the playground) if you need to assist in buckling your child.
🎯Pull ALL the way forward when loading. This means, your back door is aligned to the white column.
🎯Have your yellow Comet Tag displayed on the passenger side until your scholar is loaded into the car.

Interested in our “walker” procedure- call our front desk and schedule a meeting with one of our administrators.

Following these procedures will ensure a safe & quick car rider dismissal for all students and staff.


Welcome Back, Comets! 🤩
We can’t wait to see you bright and early in the morning. Breakfast will be served from 7:00-7:25.

Instruction begins promptly at 7:30. Please ensure all students are in the building before 7:30.

Note- staff will be outside and in the hallways to assist all our young Scholars to remember their way to their new classroom.

Get some rest tonight because we’re ready for you tomorrow!


If you’re in need of our 2023-2024 car rider tag for afternoon pick up, please message your homeroom teacher via email or Class Dojo.


Let’s get this 2023-2024 party started ✏️🍎
Beginning with our Back to School Bash tomorrow beginning at 5:30!

It’s only three days until school starts, and David Thorpe, the new principal at Caughman Road Elementary School, is eager to see his students walk through the door on the first day!📝📚🖍

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 08/09/2023

Ven a celebrar el regreso a las clases. ✏️
Traigan todos los materiales escolares necesarios para el año escolar el lunes por la noche. Nos vemos el lunes 14 de Agosto de 5:30 a 6:30.

Come celebrate back to school ✏️
Please bring all school supplies needed for a successful school year on Monday evening. We look forward to seeing you Monday, August 14th from 5:30-6:30.


Come celebrate back to school ✏️
Mark you calendars and be sure to share to all your Comet family & friends! Spread the word. 🗣️


Stay informed in the upcoming school year!
Important dates, events, special announcements, a look into our learning, etc. will be posted on our platforms.

We would love for all families to be connected so we ask that you share to help get the word out to our existing and new Comets!
Let’s get ready for a great school year!

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 07/20/2023

A special thanks to all our families and community members that came out to welcome our new principal, Mr. Thorpe at the meet & greet yesterday afternoon. It was a pleasure having Dr Witherspoon & Commissioner Clyburn on campus as well! We are looking forward to a great year of SOARing high! 💫


Don’t forget to come meet & greet with our new principal, Mr. David Thorpe this afternoon from 5:00-6:00.
We’re so excited for you to meet him!


Join the Comets as we “Meet & Greet” with our new principal, Mr. David Thorpe.

Mark your calendars for next Wednesday, July 19th from 5:00pm-6:00pm and come out to welcome Mr. Thorpe!


Rising Comet Kindergarteners ✏️✨
Please plan to bring your rising kindergartener by the school for our 15 min readiness screening assessment.

We are so excited to meet each & every one of them! If you have any questions, please reach out at 803-814-4887 or email [email protected]

**Your student must be completely registered for the 23-24 school year in order to attend.
**This is NOT for rising 5K students in our Montessori school.


Happy RETIREMENT to Mrs Dunkin, Mrs Montgomery- Gibson & Mrs Byas! Some of CRES’s OGs🤍✨


We are blessed with one of the BEST✨ Happy National School Nurse Day to our amazing Nurse Roberts!!


These ladies sure are “out of this world”. Thanks for being our heroes everyday! Happy School Lunch Hero Day! 🦸🏽‍♀️

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 05/03/2023

Our Comets felt good going into their first day of testing yesterday!
Day 2 of SC Ready is today! Honk for our High Flyers this morning in the car rider line!


Don’t forget, Comet families✋🏼
6:45 tomorrow morning to hype up our 3rd-5th graders who begin state testing tomorrow!!!!


Today is a half day for all students.

As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday, April 28) is an early release day for Richland One students. Elementary schools will dismiss students at 11 a.m.; middle schools at 12:30 p.m.; and high schools at 11:45 a.m.


Please join us May 2nd ✨✨
Help us cheer on and encourage our 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Scholars for their first day of state testing!


The Caughman Road community is grieving the tragic loss of our sweet Nathan. Nathan was a kindergartener at Caughman Road in the Montessori program. Nathan died Wednesday, April 5 from injuries sustained in a fire at his apartment complex. Everyone at Caughman Road is stunned by this loss and we would like for everyone to keep his family, classmates, teachers, and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Nathan was loved and adored by all. He was always there with a smile, a joke, and a hug.
We would also like to keep his sister, who is in fourth grade at Caughman Road in our thoughts and prayers as she recovers from injuries sustained in the fire.

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/05/2023

Camo Wednesday today 👏🏼
Remember, grade level colors tomorrow!

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/05/2023

Three days until spring break calls for highly engaged lessons and what’s more fun than an Easter egg hunt with math and language problems inside the eggs.

Of course some prizes were involved too!


The face of a kindergartner who gets “King of the Day” & has lunch with his teacher, Mrs Farmer!
Way to go, Noah!


Parents, are you looking for something for your children to do this summer that's fun and that will keep them learning? Register them now for Richland One's Summer SOAR programs and camps!

Summer SOAR 2023 will be held June 5-July 21. Programs and activities offered for students at all grade levels include sports, robotics, music, visual arts, theatre, science, technology, math, reading and more.

Sessions will be offered at elementary school, middle school and high school sites throughout the district as well as sites throughout the community. Some programs are free while others have fees.

To access the Summer SOAR brochure with registration information and list of programs and camps:

For more information, call the Summer SOAR Hotline at (803) 400-1692.

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/05/2023

Eggciting word building with fifth grade buddies


Happy National School Librarian Day to Mrs Hering ✨✨✨
Mrs Hering works so hard keeping the school library in working order, providing exceptional resources to all of us and fostering a love of literacy throughout our building!
Thank you for all you do, Mrs Hering!!

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/05/2023

Part 2 of our Montessorians wonderful Watch Me Work Night where they were able to showcase their learning to family members!
Wonderful job Comets!!


Congratulations goes to 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Brittany Smith, parent of Mahogany, for winning Ms. Brown’s drawing! Thank you for completing the survey, Ms Smith!

All entrees were much appreciated!!

Also, a very big thank you goes to our awesome helper, Jerry, for his assistance drawing our winner!

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/05/2023

Tourist Tuesday… we’re ready for you!

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/05/2023

Our Montessorians had a wonderful Watch Me Work Night where they were able to showcase their learning to family members!
Wonderful job Comets!!


Proud of our Comets for their performance at this evening’s Lower Richland Orchestra Spring Cluster Concert.

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 04/03/2023

We kicked off our countdown to spring break with “Matching Monday”!


Mrs Kindrick & Ms Gentry in Lower El Montessori have jokes! They kicked off our spring break spirit week with a fun twin day prank style!

They worked with the parents to prank the class. Students in their class showed up in black shirts, jeans, and crazy socks.
Happy April Fools Day, kiddos!


Mrs. Taylor's class sorted their snack items into 2D and 3D shapes.


Great job SOARing high Comets!! ✨✨✨ Students of the Week!

Want to be nominated next week?! Encourage your Comet to SOAR high all week! SOARing high in safety, opportunities, accountability and respectfulness!
Your student can become the student of the week!✨

Photos from Caughman Road Elementary School's post 03/30/2023

Our baby chicks are here🐣
Stay tuned for more to come!!


Join us for a fun filled spirit week next week as we countdown to spring break!


We’ve had 19 students already meet the Superintendent’s Book Club of 100 picture books or 10 chapter books! We’re hoping that number keeps climbing week by week!

Have you set a goal with your Comet reader for reading at home?

Share one thing your household has started to help your Comet reader(s) meet their goal of 100 books?

Remember to R E A D ✨ R E A D ✨ R E A D!!

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Tuesday 7am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7am - 4:30pm
Friday 7am - 4:30pm
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