Elementary, in partnership with family and community, will provide a
challenging, safe, and caring environment to empower each student to
reach his or her full potential.
having high expectations for everyone by providing a motivating
positive self concept is essential to reach one’s potential
is worthy of respect and should be disciplined accordingly
the responsibility for learning is shared
creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for
Elementary is a school where family, community, and staff work
cohesively to challenge students toward high measurable achievement
in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology,
Citizenship, and the Arts.
expectations (80% mastery or higher) are established clearly with the
full confidence that our students will achieve them. Expected
behaviors and results are communicated clearly with the child.
Rubrics and other standards based grading criteria are shared with
children and their parents as road maps for success. Meanwhile,
divergent methods that achieve desired results are praised and
celebrated. Students are strongly expected at school and at home to
demonstrate their personal potential.
school is a safe, nurturing, and collaborative environment. Visitors
are encouraged but they must sign in at the front office when coming
on campus. We work together to provide all resources such as
supplies and technology within our means in order to reach students
in their various learning styles. Many students are visual learners.
Many are oral language learners. Many are written language
learners. Many respond to music. Many respond to technology. Many
students need material presented in a variety of ways. Our shared
responsibility is doing whatever it takes to educate students for
their highly technical and diverse future.
are many unknowns in the future of our students. Problem solving
skills are required and enhanced through the Arts, Technology,
Physical Education, and regular opportunities for students to find
their own methods to solving problems in all curricular areas. All
subjects are integrated. Art lessons support concepts in the regular
classroom while still expecting students to demonstrate the art
standards. The same goes for Music, Technology, and Physical
Education. Student strengths are discovered and nurtured in order to
prepare the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow. Creative
problem solving allows for students to succeed in ways that are
comfortable and enjoyable to the student. This enhances
demonstration of the students’ full potential.