EXPLORING NEW WORLDS
The K-4 learning community strives to develop each student to be a respectful, responsible, and successful citizen both academically and socially. Classrooms are clustered into grade-level teams. Our dynamic staff coordinates deep thinking around Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies Above and beyond, there is a strong emphasis on Art, Media, Technology, Music, and Physical Education to help provide an even more engaging, meaningful, and dynamic learning experience for students. The strong relationships with our students, parents, businesses, and organizations clearly add to the the excellence of the schools.
THE HEART (SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL)
EXPLORE RECENT GRANTS
EXPLORE FALL 2018 GRANTS
EXPLORE SPRING 2019 GRANTS
EXPLORE FALL 2019 GRANTS
THE HANDS (MAKING)
The district has created Curiosity Kits that are in place at each elementary school. The purpose of these Curiosity Kits is to provide all students with STEM experiences and to activate interest. It is also an opportunity to show students that everyone can have success with STEM ideas. The Curiosity Kits have tools and experiences that introduce students to coding, design thinking, robotics and building. We have a wide range of experiences including Osmo tools that use iPads, Keva Planks, MakeDo toolkits, Dremel 3D printing, and Dash and Dot Robots.
In addition we have added Chibitronics in our art classrooms that reinforce science concepts on circuits and connect them to art experiences for our students. The actual STEM concept is in our science curriculum and addresses circuits.
THE HEAD (VISION & THOUGHT)
Each K-4 building is a learning community where there is a deep commitment to maximum proficiency for every student.
Our 4th graders are ready for 5th grade because….they know how to
Be leaders of their own learning by setting and monitoring academic and social-emotional goals
Apply Seven Habits of Highly Effective People principles to everyday situations
Respect the unique individuality of all people.
Collaborate with peers and colleagues to solve real-world issues.
Set and achieve high expectations for themselves and others.