KEEWATIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RECOGNIZED AS SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 2014-15
The Keewatin Elementary School has received the 2014-2015 Minnesota School of Excellence endorsement.
The Minnesota School of Excellence Program promotes excellence through a rigorous evaluation process that showcases dynamic schools of the 21st century.
The program, supported by the Minnesota Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, assesses six national standards for quality elementary and middle level schools.
Through the program, elementary and middle level school principals, staff, and school community members demonstrate, as a team, the desire to improve the quality of education by:
--Completing a school community self-study.
--Developing a plan to build on evident strengths and address areas needing improvement.
--Assessing ongoing results from implementing the plan.
The vision of the Keewatin Elementary School is to establish and maintain an alliance among students, parents, community, administrators, teachers and staff, which will continually adapt to new situations therefore improving the education offered to our students in order to prepare them for the ever-changing challenges of life.
The Keewatin Elementary School will provide all students with an exemplary academic and social education, by ensuring positive and diverse learning experiences in a positive, safe environment.
- We believe all students can learn.
- We believe the role of the teacher is to facilitate learning and to guide students through appropriate learning situations.
- We believe instruction is driven by data.
- We believe using differentiated instruction meets the needs of all students.
- We believe parents are vital and active participants in their child.
As parents we can best serve our children’s reading and writing development in the
same way we fostered their spoken language development, by immersing our children in language.
When our children were infants, we constantly talked to them. As our children began to attempt to speak, we continued to model speech and encouraged our children to continue trying, even when they may have made some errors. In the same way, immersing children in a print-rich environment can encourage written language development.
Parents who provide and use many sources of written information, including story books, magazines, newspapers, and reference books and also give their children opportunities to share what they have read, teach their children that reading and writing are valuable activities. Follow the links below to see how you can instill in your child the love of reading.