Festival of Trees


Barnwell School District 45 is preparing to “deck the halls” in anticipation of the 1st Annual Festival of Trees.  The event will be held in the District Office on December 1st from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and December 2nd from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and will showcase decorated trees donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals which will be displayed during the event.

 *Admission is FREE to the public.

 Each tree can be purchased by placing the highest bid during the silent auction held throughout the festival. All proceeds will benefit the BSD45 Teacher Forum and its continued efforts to directly impact the students of the district through advocacy, communication, leadership, and outreach. 

 It is our pleasure to invite YOU to sponsor and decorate a tree.  Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, school, organization, or family, while helping to make a difference in our schools and community.

 If you choose to participate, please fill out and return the registration linked by November 19th.

Festival Of Trees- Donation Form (Electronic Version)    Festival of Tree_sponsor and designer guidelines 2.pdf

Festival of Trees_paper registration 1.pdf 

Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that I welcome you back for another great school year here in Barnwell School District 45! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. We are thrilled to once again see the faces of our students and staff each day within our schools.

To our families and community members, we cannot thank you enough for your support and commitment to Barnwell School District 45!  I am so honored and proud to have the opportunity to serve this community and our school system.

I also want to take a moment to applaud our entire staff for your dedication to our students, our families, and our community.  I truly feel our people are our greatest asset, and I would like to acknowledge and extend my heartfelt gratitude to our entire staff in our district. Thank you for what you do throughout each and every day.  We look forward to working together to make this school year great!  We also welcome new teachers and administrators that have joined our Barnwell School District 45 family.

This year's message is simple, “Education…Work of the Heart.”  This may be a simple statement, but it is a powerful message.  I firmly believe, as I am sure you do also, that heart is what makes us stronger as educators and as a community.  It is our heart for our students, our heart for this community, and our heart for our schools that make us work harder to achieve our goals and strive to be successful.  Thank you for sharing your heart with those around you each day!


Crissie Stapleton  


Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Holidays

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  • Thanksgiving Holidays

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  • Thanksgiving Holidays

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  • Varsity Basketball vs Silver Bluff- Away- 5:30 & 7:00

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  • GBMS

    School Improvement Council Meeting

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  • Varsity Basketball vs Wade Hampton- Home- 6:00/7:30

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  • BHS

    Stable Talk

    Issue Interim Reports

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  • JV Basketball vs Wade Hampton- Home- 4:30 & 5:30

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  • Interim Reports Issued at BES, GBMS, & BHS

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  • JV Basketball vs Blackville-Hilda- Home- 4:00 & 5:00

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Donate Now



Make your donation to Teacher Forum by clicking on the Donate Now graphic above. You will be directed to the website of South Carolina Future Minds, the 501(c)3 dedicated to increasing private support for our state’s K-12 public schools.

 Schools across our state use the South Carolina Future Minds website to collect online donations.

 Thanks for strengthening our school!

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