At Spalding, students will experience a …..
Positive Learning Environment: Spalding’s excellent team of teachers and staff work to create a positive and effective learning environment for our students. We have adopted positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS). Our behavior expectations are summed up with our school-wide “SOAR” acronym:
S = Safety first
O = On task
A = Always do your personal best
R = Respectful
Behavior expectations are continually, explicitly taught and positively reinforced in all school settings throughout the year. PBIS increases student engagement and instruction time while reducing problem behaviors. Although problem behaviors do come with consequences, our focus is on “catching” those students who are exhibiting positive behaviors.
STEM instructional strategies:
STEM strategies help students learn skills they need to succeed in the 21st century, like communication, reading, writing, math, problem-solving, and collaboration. Our focus, however, is to teach these skills through the lens of exploring our physical world. Teachers deliver the adopted curriculum using strategies that incorporate the following:
S = hands-on science experiments
T = daily use and application of technology
E = implementing the scientific design of engineering
M = enhancing conceptual understanding of math standards
Students will be presented with learning opportunities that will support them as they apply creative and scientific thought to explore their world. Each spring, students celebrate their learning with Science Olympiad activities completed with their grade level.
Programs to meet the needs of all learners:
In addition to strong classroom instruction, teachers collaborate to provide at-level instruction in reading and math. Spalding is also proud to house the district Challenge and Preschool programs, as well as a strong resource room and extended resource room program. Students who are eligible for these programs come from other area schools for the specialized instruction designed to meet their particular learning needs. These programs enrich our school environment through the sharing that occurs during formal and informal collaboration with staff and students.
Spalding celebrates our parent involvement, technology-rich community, student academic achievement and growth, active PTA, modified calendar, positive staff relations and grant opportunities to help us equip our students with new learning opportunities. In short, we would not be able to provide this educational setting to our students without our amazing community. Students who enroll in our school will be enriched through all that our patrons have so generously shared with us. We are truly grateful to be able to work and grow in this community.
School Colors: Navy Blue and Forest Green
School Mascot: Eagles
2013-2014 Modified Calendar.pdf