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Sandy Run K-8 School
450 Old Swamp Rd. 
 Swansea, SC 29160

 Brenda Goodwin, Principal
Treda Keith, Assistant Principal      

Phone Numbers
 Main                803-655-2746
 Fax                   803-791-8975

School Hours
M,W,Th,F 7:20am-2:50pm
Tues. 7:20am-1:50pm
Office Hours:
M-F 7:00am-4:00pm

 Important Dates and Sandy Run News:

Important Information

Summer 2017 Consortium for the Arts announcement

Do you like to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, or make art? Well if you're in at least 4th grade, please consider auditioning for the annual Summer Arts Consortium. We are currently taking applications for auditions. Attached is the nomination letter that will need to be filled out..  Applications are due by January 20th. Please see Mrs. Anderson, art teacher, for further details  We hope you’ll join this amazing opportunity!

Nomination Letter

Sandy Run K-8 Science Fair

By:  Claire Covington

Sandy Run K-8 held its annual Science Fair November 30, 2016.  Teachers selected the top 10 projects per grade level from grades 4-8 and those students created display boards and participated in the school fair.  We appreciate Dak Americas for sending us great judges. These judges spent several hours enjoying the projects and carefully choosing winners.  The overall winner was a 4th grader named Garrett Holt.  We are super proud of Garrett and the hard work that he put into his project.  1st and 2nd place winners were also chosen from grades 4-8.  They are as follows:

4th Grade

1st Place:  Brooke Kohn

2nd Place:  Miles Chilcutt

5th Grade

1st PLace:  Evan Kiernan

2nd Place:  Joseph Derr

6th Grade

1st Place:  Danielle Scott

2nd Place:  Connor Seckinger

7th Grade

1st Place:  Samantha Maldonado

2nd Place:  Haylee Waldbillig

8th Grade

1st Place:  Logan Smith

2nd Place:  Ashley Ross

Winners from grades 5-8 will have the opportunity to travel to the University of South Carolina on March 10, 2017 to participate in the Regional Science Fair.  We are proud of all of these winners and look forward to watching them grow academically.  

Please note the following dates as they relate to the academic calendar.


2nd quarter                           Interim Reports                     Report Cards

Oct. 25-Jan. 17                     Dec. 5, 2016                          Jan. 24, 2017


3rd quarter                             Interim Reports                     Report Cards

Jan. 18-March 23                 Feb. 24, 2017                        March 29, 2017


4th quarter                             Interim Reports                     Report Cards

March 24-May 31                 May 10, 2017                        May 31, 2017


May 31, 2017 last day for students


Q1- 45 days

Q2- 45 days

Q3- 47 days

Q4- 43 days

Total student days=180


There were five days missed due to inclement weather. 1 day due to Tropical Storm Hermine and 4 days due to Hurricane Matthew. Total of 5 missed school days.


Make-up days:

Oct. 25 (1)

Jan. 9 (2)

Feb. 20 (3)

May 30 (4)

May 31 (5)


*Revised 12/8/2016

Contingent upon no additional inclement weather days.

Calhoun County Middle School Basketball Schedule

Another GREAT Night at Sandy Run


Rachel Toole, Literacy Coach at Sandy Run, hosted the second family literacy night on October 18, 2016. Parents and their children enjoyed integrated reading and science activities centered around a pumpkin theme facilitated by first grade teacher, Lauren Snipes and kindergarten teacher, Angela Smith. The children enjoyed a read-aloud and then interacted with their parents assembling Pumpkin Life Cycle projects. The evening ended, as it always does, with the children and their parents sharing a quick meal and choosing books to take home to read together.


We work hard at Sandy Run to promote family literacy. We believe teaching and learning are most successful when parents and their children share in the process. If you have a child in pre-k, kindergarten, or first grade, please plan to join us for our next GREAT Night, November 29, 2016. 

  •  3rd- School Reopens
  • 16th-Martin Luther King Jr. Day District Closed
  • 24th- SIC at 5pm, Great Night at 6pm, PTO at 7pm
  • 26th- Student of the Month Luncheon
  • 30th-Board Meeting 7:30 PM

  • 1st- 2nd Nine Wks. AR Celebration
  • 4th- CU Saturday Academy
  • 11th-CU Saturday Academy
  • 17th- Sweetheart Dance
  • 18th- CU Saturday Academy
  • 20th-Make-up day regular day for students and teachers
  • 23rd- Student of the Month Luncheon
  • 24th- Black History Month Program
  • 25th-CU Saturday Academy
  • 27th-Board Meeting 7:30 PM
  • 28th-SIC @ 5pm
    • Great Night @ 6 pm
    • PTO @ 7pm
         Empower. Compete. Succeed.

Mission Statement

The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools is to empower all students to compete and succeed globally in an ever-changing society.
Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the premier, competitive school district recognized globally for embracing the needs of each student.

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