The mission of Byrd Elementary School is to provide an education by highly qualified professionals that enhances accountability, respect, and self sufficiency through research-based instructional practices, parental involvement, and community support.
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE MARCH 13-24 -
Frankie the dragon here! I’m this year’s Kids Heart Challenge tour guide and I need your help to get donations for the American Heart Association and lead the way to saving more lives! I am challenging all the students at Byrd Elementary to join the team and Be the Torch by being kind and helping others. When they join, they can also choose a daily challenge to BE KIND or MOVE MORE. Visit your school page or download the KHC app to join today!
#kidsheartchallenge #hearthero #hearthealth
DISTRICT REMINDER REGARDING DO-NOT-PHOTO/VIDEO PARENT REQUESTS -
Aiken County Public School District procedures regarding do-not-photo/video requests state that each new school year during the school registration process, parents who wish to “opt out” their children from participation in photo or video opportunities at school must submit that request in writing to the ACPSD Communications Department.
The letter should be addressed to Director of Communications Mike Rosier at 1000 Brookhaven Drive, Aiken SC, 29803. It should state which student or students they wish the request to include, as well as their home school location or locations.
PLEASE NOTE: If no letter is on file, students are automatically opted in for photo, video, and media opportunities in our schools as they arise.
We welcome parents who wish to opt their children out of all photos and videos to submit a letter to us at any point prior to the end of October.
PREPARE FOR FAMILY EMERGENCIES WITH SMART911 - We are fortunate in Aiken County to have access to a free service called SMART911. The service allows families to register their homes and occupants for the purpose of providing law enforcement and first responders with immediate access to life-saving information in the event of a call for help to 911. During an actual emergency, first responders will have this vital information relayed to them before they arrive. Signing up is fast, easy, and free! Click HERE to view the SMART911 flyer for some great safety tips for students, or visit online at www.smart911.com for more information.
Byrd's First Annual Color Run
Byrd staff, students and families enjoy the first annual PTO sponsored color run.
Golden Apple Award to Ms. Katherine Carli
Congratulations to our Ms. Carli for winning the Golden Apple Award. We are so proud of her kindness and hardwork being rewarded.
New To The Block: Aiken County High Schools
Aiken County’s high schools will join other high performing districts in the state with a transition to Block Scheduling beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. The shift follows several years of research, numerous requests from principals, and a number of recent presentations made by high school faculty and administration to the Board of Education.
Highland Springs Middle To Open In 2023-24 With Competitive Athletics And A Community-Selected Mascot
As excitement builds for the opening of Aiken County Public Schools’ (ACPSD) newest campus, Highland Springs (HSMS) fans can be assured they’ll be cheering on HSMS student-athletes during the 2023-24 competitive athletic seasons in the name of a soon-to-be determined mascot.
Trustees Identify Highland Springs Student Zones Following Community Input
School Board representatives identified the attendance lines for the District’s newest campus on March 7, 2023. “I am so pleased to see the ACPSD Board decision which unifies areas 2 and 3, Paige Day, Highland Springs Middle School’s (HSMS) Principal stated. “This decision will allow HSMS to move forward with competitive programming and to serve the needs of all of the families surrounding our school."
Aiken Works National Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Aiken Works celebrated its 4th Annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day earlier this month with a record 1,137 Aiken County Public School District students in grades 8-12 participating, the most ever for this event. Students spent the day shadowing professionals at 518 area businesses.
Experienced Turn-Around Coach To Lead AHS Football Hornets
Dwayne Garrick will soon lead a new team of student athletes as the recently-selected Head Football Coach of the Aiken High School Hornets. The highly-regarded coach with more than 200 wins over the last 23 years and a reputation for turning around programs throughout the state says he’s been interested in the potential at Aiken High (AHS) for some time now. “It’s a spot that I’ve always had my eye on,” Garrick explained. “It will take some work. But, with the type of players there and coaches already in place, the program can be very successful.”
BYRD ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL
Excellent Eagles Photo Gallery
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
April 3, 2023
April 4, 2023
April 5, 2023
April 6, 2023
April 7, 2023
Attributes of Premier Students
For a closer look at the Attributes of Premier students in Aiken County Public Schools, click on the words "Attributes of Premier Students," or simply look around your school as we're sharing these attributes in a big way and posters and banners are everywhere!