Welcome to Cherryvale Elementary School website, which provides information for parents and visitors to this site; highlights achievements by students and staff; and shares ongoing support updates for community and business partners. Through the efforts of so many people who love children and want to invest in their futures, Cherryvale is celebrating 50 golden years!
Cherryvale Elementary School is an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Site as recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission and it is also a GREEN STEPS SCHOOL.
In Sumter County, Cherryvale Elementary is located directly across from Shaw Air Force Base and Third Army/ARCENT Base. The school serves approximately 400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through five. In addition, 60 staff members work diligently to meet educational needs.
Toward this end, students participate in learning activities—using individual, small group, and whole group instructional strategies. As children qualify for more supportive learning needs or as they require more accelerated learning, they also participate in differentiated activities. Students who require more support based on reading levels meet daily with a certified reading interventionist who provides assistance with language, reading, and writing skills. Students who require more in-depth support that requires smaller learning environments receive assistance special education services. In addition, those students who qualify for accelerated learning meet with a teacher who is endorsed in Gifted Education and offers Gifted and Talented Program services through Sumter School District QUEST Program.
Cherryvale students enjoy many activities that provide them with opportunities to showcase their exemplary achievements. Some students join the Safety Patrols and/or The Cherryvale Green Team, which combines the Recycling Club and the Environmental Club. Students also participate in local fine arts performances and state competitions, which include the annual Sumter County Tree Lighting Ceremony, Swan Lake Earth Day Celebration, Sumter School District Elementary Honors Choir, South Carolina Elementary Honors Choir, and South Carolina Regional Science Fair. As a result of school based membership in National Elementary Honors Society, nineteen students (34) are honorary members of this prestigious organization.
As students reach many milestones, teachers work diligently to secure grant funding to provide them with additional educational opportunities. During the last three years, teachers have received over $60,000.00 in grant funding.
As professionals and school representatives, teachers also excel. They represent Sumter School District and Cherryvale as Cherryvale Air Force Swamp Fox Teacher of the Year, Cherryvale Induction Teacher of the Year, Sumter School District Literacy Teacher of the Year, Cherryvale Teacher of the Year, and Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educator—Elementary Division. These 2016-2018 teacher representatives are Cathy Perry, Chhasity Martin, Connie M. Brogdon, Steven Palmer, and Shirley “Nickie” Massey, respectively.
As always, teachers, staff, students and parents appreciate all the support community members and business partners provide. Listed below are outstanding leaders and partners and their areas of support:
- AmeriCorps (reading tutors)
- Christ Community Church (back to school supplies for every student who attends Cherryvale)
- Dennie Sides and Diane Smith (therapy dogs)
- Hillcrest Alumni Association (2015—22 computers and 2016—43 computers)
- Medical University of South Carolina (On campus TeleMed Program for students who are ill)
- New Salem Baptist Church (reading buddies, staff incentives, and student incentives)
- Luke AME Church (clothing partnership that provides uniforms for students)
- Sumter County Aquatics Center (swimming lessons for second grade students)
- The Olive Tree (school supplies)
- United Ministries (school supplies)
- Wayman Chapel AME Church (weekend meals)
- Bethlehem Baptist Church (summer meals)
In closing, welcome again to Cherryvale Elementary School website, which provides information about the school. Please feel free to visit the school and witness the exciting activities that occur on a daily basis!
Dr. Henrietta Green
The mission of Cherryvale Elementary is to ensure the highest quality education for all students, build character, and instill a desire for lifelong learning.
Visual and Performing Arts Mission Statement
The mission of Cherryvale Elementary School is to integrate the visual and performing arts (creative writing, dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts) in academic areas to prepare students for life-long learning.