From the Principal

Welcome to Oakland Primary School’s Web site! I hope you will enjoy your visit and will find the pages both informative and helpful.
 Oakland Primary is proud of its heritage and tradition and we are dedicated to the total development of every K4-1st grade student. The best teachers in town can be found at Oakland and we sincerely value the community partnerships and parental support that we receive.


Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Lakesha Grant for being selected as Oakland Primary's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Grant received her Master of Education Degree from Cambridge College.  She has taught first grade at Oakland Primary for the past 15 years.  She is married to Jeff Grant and has two sons, James, 8 and Joshua, 4.  Mrs. Grant has a passion for teaching and believes all children can learn.  In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her family, reading, and gardening.

Distinguished Reading Teacher

Oakland Primary School is proud to announce that Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn has been selected as our 2014-2015 Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Quinn is a graduate of Clemson University, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education and she also holds a master’s degree from Converse College.  Mrs. Quinn is a first grade teacher at Oakland and has been teaching for four years. This summer she attended a two-day reading workshop in Columbia and is an active member of the Sumter Area Reading Council.

Daily Announcements

February is Black History Month
Watch out for important activities, assignments and events being hosted this month at Oakland Primary School, Home of the Eagles.

Oakland Students Read 11,000 eBooks!
In the last 12 months Oakland Primary students have read 11,000 eBooks using the school’s new Capstone eLibrary. The electronic library was purchased through the Patriot Grant to help enhance the school-wide literacy program. Students are able to sign-in and read any of the 1286 books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Read Across America Day
Oh, the Places You'll Go when you read! March 2, 2015 is Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday and here at Oakland Primary we are planning many exciting events. One of the most exciting events at Oakland Primary is the Storybook Character Parade where our students and staff dress up as their favorite storybook character and join in a school wide parade to help showcase the importance of reading. We will be sending lots of information home about the events happening on this special day so keep your eyes peeled for more information and get started by thinking of how you will dress on March 2nd.

The American Heart Walk Campaign
Oakland’s American Heart Walk Campaign will begin Monday, January 5th and run until Friday, March 27th.

Electronic Library Available to Oakland Students
Capstone eLibrary is available online at: . This interactive library contains more than 1200 books available to Oakland students 24 hours a day, 7days a week. For UserId and Password please contact your child’s teacher.


Did you know that the Daily Lunch Menu is located under the Parent tab at the top of this page?



Important Information

School Hours 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Students are marked tardy at 7:30 a.m.

Capstone Interactive Library:


Today, 2/28/2015
High: 49 Low: 32
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/1/2015
High: 40 Low: 39
Chance rain
52% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2
Dr. Suess' Birthday
Dr. Suess' Birthday
Sunday, March 8
Daylight Saving Time Begins Turn clocks forward 1 hour

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Military Friendly

Oakland Primary School Proudly Serves Members of the United States Air Force and the United States Army. We are a Military Friendly School! If you are being assigned to Shaw AFB and would like more information please call us during normal office hours and we will do all we can to help facilitate your child's needs.

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