Dear Parents, Students, Teachers, and Visitors:
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our new Elementary website! Our school has become a stronger and stronger Project-based learning (PBL) institution over the past few years and I am incredibly proud to have helped with this endeavor. Teachers regularly meet each other (in some cases, 90 minutes per week) to create transdisciplinary units. Teachers are asked to regularly schedule presentations, field trips, science experiments, and exhibitions for parents to come on in and participate.
PBL is a philosophy that we are embracing in the elementary school, never forgetting that teachers also balance the demands of rigorous curricula (such as Next Generation Science and Common Core) along with the needs of ESL students.
We have a new Elementary School Principal, Dr. Wanda R. McCullough. Dr. Wanda, as she likes to be referred to by the staff and students, has been an educator for 18 years. Her education credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Romance Languages from Hunter College of the City University of New York, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in TESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University
KG2 - Grade 5 follow: Common Core (ELA and Math), Next Generation Science, Aero for Social Studies, Michigan standards for PE, ISTE for ICT, NAEA for art.
Links to the above Curriculum Standards:
Next Gen Science
Aero (Social Studies)