It is with a great sense of enthusiasm that the faculty, staff, and administration welcome you and your child to Northeastern Elementary for the 2013 - 2014 school year! We believe that our students are in store for a wonderful year of excitement, opportunities, and growth. We are thrilled to have each one of you as a part of our NES family.
Academic achievement by all of our students is our number one priority. We have made several significant changes in our approach to delivering instruction and how to prepare for instruction on a routine basis. Everyone at Northeastern Elementary believes that all students can achieve. We are committed to the ideal that all members of our school community learn and grow every day. . . that we are never finished learning!
We need your help! You, as the parent, play a pivotal role in our partnership to educate your child. We need you to insist that your child attend school every day, that they do their homework and study, and that they give their absolute best effort every day. We need for you to ask us quesitons and to be involved in our school. You and your child are on the same educational journey. Be an active participant along the ride so that the journey is as wonderful as we all hope it will be for your child.
Have a wonderful year at Northeastern Elementary!
Sam Pritchard Principal Dawn Sonsini Vice Principal
Northeastern Elementary School: A caring community working together to build a better tomorrow.
All kids can learn, and we will establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve. We believe all students can and must learn at relatively high levels of achievement. It is our job to create an environment in our classrooms that results in this high level of performance. We are confident that with our support and help, students can master challenging academic material at their individual levels, and we expect them to do so. We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, families, and community members to achieve this shared educational purpose.
Northeastern Elementary School is located in the northeast sector of Wayne County in Indiana, five miles north of Richmond. It is an agricultural area comprised of five small communities--Fountain City, Williamsburg, Whitewater, Bethel, and Webster--with approximately 5,800 total residents. The school enrolls 575 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6. Average class size at Northeastern Elementary is 23 students per classroom teacher.
School achievement is supported by the following certified staff: 2 administrators, 24 general education teachers, 5 special area teachers, 4 special needs teachers, 2 Reading Recovery teachers, and 1 school psychologist. The support staff includes 14 teaching assistants (3 designated as special education aids), 2 remediation aids, 1 secretary, 1 treasurer, 1 social worker, 1 nurse (shared with the high school), 3 custodians, 9 cafeteria workers, and 20 bus drivers.
Northeastern Elementary provides Music, Art, Computer, Physical Education, and Media to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Band is provided for interested fifth and sixth grade students. Northeastern Elementary also provides a gifted/talented program for qualified students. Enrichment activities are coordinated with the classroom teacher through a part-time certified instructor.
Provisions are made for students who experience difficulty in reading through participation in the Title 1 program and Response to Intervention. Two Reading Recovery teachers address the needs of the lowest achieving first graders. All first grade students receive listening skills instruction formatted around reading and math concepts.
Student growth is formally reported to parents each nine weeks. Progress reports are sent at the mid-point of each grading period. Parent/teacher conferences may be scheduled upon request by either parents or teachers at any time.
Birth-to-Five and Northeastern Elementary School are pleased to present three Preschool Story Time Sessions for children ages 3 to 5. Choose to attend one or all three at no charge. Each family will receive a copy of the book read to take home. They will be held on the following dates:
February 26th from 10-11 a.m. at NES Media Center. Book Title: Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes
March 25th from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at NES Media Center. Book Title: Wemberly Worried
May 12th from 10-11 a.m. at NES Media Center. Book Title: David Goes to School
Please call (765) 847-2595 and register to attend these Preschool Story Time Sessions with your child the Friday before the event. Student activities, light refreshments, and parent handouts will be provided. A tour of the kindergarten classrooms will follow the 5/12 session.
More Than Words seeks to align all of Wayne County to communicate with the same end in mind: strong community and responsible kids. Based on a common language for all, More Than Words combines the forces of a monthly value and it's definition to transform inward attitudes and outward behaviors. Northeastern Elementary School has partnered with the United Way to bring More Than Words to our school during the 2013-2014 school year.
Welcome back to school! We are starting the school year off by cultivating "The BIG Three." Cultivating means to “encourage the growth of” and isn’t that just what we teachers and parents are in the business of? As we encourage your child in their growth, we will be utilizing the foundational expectations of "The BIG Three." We encourage you to join us in learning the NES Motto, which incorporates the BIG 3 concepts in your home.
During the month of December, NES focused on the value of JOY - Finding a way to be happy, even when things don't go your way. Check out students and staff doing their happy dance... NES is a great place to be! Dim lights
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