Vision Statement

Rosewood Elementary, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring each learner achieves his / her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world.

Mission Statement

Rosewood Elementary School will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society by providing an effective and high quality education. 

Statement of Beliefs

We believe that . . .

Everyone learns.

Each person has immeasurable worth and needs to be valued.

Every person is responsible for his / her choices and actions.

Integrity governs our behavior.

People are interdependent.

Change provides opportunity for growth.

Excellence is attainable.


News and Events

District Accreditation Parent Survey

In order to determine how Richland One is meeting its mission, parents are invited to participate in a survey.

To complete the survey, go to



Attention Parents of Rising Kindergartners

Now is the time to register your rising kindergartner for the 2014-15 school year. Kindergarten registration will be held Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The following documents are required for registration and MUST be originals.  No photocopies will be accepted. 
  • Legal birth certificate (long form)
  • S C immunization form
  • Photo ID of parent
  • Social Security card is optional
  • Two proofs of current residency in the parent’s name

1. Must be purchase or lease agreement

2. A major utility bill such as electric, water, cable, or property tax notice

A special “Meet Rosewood” program will be held for rising kindergartners in May. All kindergartners should be registered by April 25 to be eligible to participate in this fun event.

Rosewood Elementary School Friendship Festival 2014

Summer Reading

School may have ended but you can still check out books from Rosewood Elementary School ebook collection. Click on the link below type the username "student"  and password "rosewood"  to access a number of great books to read over the summer.  
Follett Shelf 

You can read books on your Android device or IPAD by simply downloading the Follett Enlight app from the App store or Google Play.  Happy Reading!!!

Congratulations to Bella Stakely for her first place win in the Visual Literacy Festival Computer Technology/Video Production Contest for her submission "Love You Forever" and to Torrance Cooper-Cabbagestalk for his second place win in the Visual Literacy Festival Puppetry Contest for his submission "Rufus."

Congratulations to
Mrs. Melissa Rainsford
Rosewood Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Barbara Franklin, recipient of the WLTX Bi-Lo Golden Apple Award.  Mrs. Franklin is the second staff member at  Rosewood Elementary School to receive this award this school year.  Watch Mrs. Franklin's reaction when she learns that she is receiving this prestigous award.

Congratulations to Rosewood's very own Mrs. Carson for receiving the BILO and WLTX Golden Apple Award.  See Mrs. Carson's surprise as she is being presented this well-deserved award.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 15
1st and 2nd Grade Drop-In from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Drop by to visit your homebase classroom and meet your teacher
3rd - 5th Drop-In from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Drop by to visit your homebase classroom and meet your teachers
Monday, August 18
First Day of School
Monday, August 25
Kindergarten - Second Grade Open House 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Open House for parents of kindergarten through second grade
Tuesday, August 26
Open House for 3rd - 5th Grade
Open House for parents of 3rd - 5th grade from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

From the Principal

Welcome to Rosewood Elementary - a neighborhood school committed
to the children of our community for eighty-nine years. As we begin
the upcoming school year, we look forward to an exciting year of
learning for all of our students. Working together, our dedicated
faculty and staff, enthusiastic students, and involved parents and
community members will continue to make Rosewood a special and
unique learning environment. Parents and the community are valuable resources to the children and faculty of Rosewood Elementary. Working together with our parents and the community, we are committed to providing our students a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world. I encourage each of you to be involved in your child’s education and be a partner with us in your child’s education. Please contact us if you ever have a question or concern so that we may work together for the benefit of our students.

While each school year brings new and exciting challenges,
experiences, and expectations, we look forward to the opportunity
to teach our students and share their successes as they learn and
grow. This year we are excited about new technology opportunities for our students to include new video equipment for student broadcasts and 20 ipads. A great year is in store for us at Rosewood Elementary!