Platteville Elementary, in partnership with family and community, will provide a challenging education within a safe, caring environment for each student.
PlattevilleElementary is a school where family, community, and staff workcohesively to challenge students toward high measurable achievementin Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology,Citizenship, and the Arts.
Highexpectations (80% mastery or higher) are established clearly with thefull confidence that our students will achieve them. Expectedbehaviors and results are communicated clearly with the child.Rubrics and other standards based grading criteria are shared withchildren and their parents as road maps for success. Meanwhile,divergent methods that achieve desired results are praised andcelebrated. Students are strongly expected at school and at home todemonstrate their personal potential.
Ourschool is a safe, nurturing, and collaborative environment. Visitorsare encouraged but they must sign in at the front office when comingon campus. We work together to provide all resources such assupplies and technology within our means in order to reach studentsin their various learning styles. Many students are visual learners.Many are oral language learners. Many are written languagelearners. Many respond to music. Many respond to technology. Manystudents need material presented in a variety of ways. Our sharedresponsibility is doing whatever it takes to educate students fortheir highly technical and diverse future.
Thereare many unknowns in the future of our students. Problem solvingskills are required and enhanced through the Arts, Technology,Physical Education, and regular opportunities for students to findtheir own methods to solving problems in all curricular areas. Allsubjects are integrated. Art lessons support concepts in the regularclassroom while still expecting students to demonstrate the artstandards. The same goes for Music, Technology, and PhysicalEducation. Student strengths are discovered and nurtured in order toprepare the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow. Creativeproblem solving allows for students to succeed in ways that arecomfortable and enjoyable to the student. This enhancesdemonstration of the students’ full potential.