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Elementary Schools

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  • Enrollment continues to drop in Batavia School District 101

    Enrollment continues to drop in Batavia School District 101
    Enrollment is steadily declining within the boundaries of Batavia Public School District 101, with the current number of kindergartners at 354 students, a significant drop from 2010. The district's projections for the next three years show the...
  • No more straight-A report cards for elementary students in PB

    No more straight-A report cards for elementary students in PB
    Palm Beach County's elementary schools still receive A-F grades from the state but their students no longer will. This year, every elementary school student is getting a new kind of report card. Progress is marked by four categories: exemplary,...
  • Weston school campus beautified

    Weston school campus beautified
    More than 400 people recently turned out to help beautify Indian Trace Elementary School as it celebrates 25 years in Weston. Teacher Kathryn Puccio has worked with faculty, volunteers, the student Green Team, the PTA and Home Depot for the annual Green...
  • Parents hear details about Orland all-day kindergarten plan

    Parents hear details about Orland all-day kindergarten plan
    Fadya Kashkeesh of Orland Park will be looking for a full-day program when her son is old enough for kindergarten in two years. It appears she won't have to look far. Kashkeesh was among a crowd of about 40 people, mostly parents and teachers, who...
  • Story 'hook': Homeless at 11, living in a car, now full of hope

    SEATTLE She's 11, in fifth grade at Honey Dew Elementary in suburban Renton, Wash., and proudly shows off the school work she keeps tidy in her backpack. Among the papers is a sheet titled, "Plot Chart," as she is doing a writing project. Brisia...
  • In Baltimore area schools, young students are learning a foreign language

    In Baltimore area schools, young students are learning a foreign language
    A little girl with pigtails and composure twirled in a pirouette with the rest of her classmates at Padonia International Elementary School, responding to a question from their teacher in Spanish. "Cual es tu deporte favorito?" said teacher Christine...
  • Geneva District 304 considers allowing service dogs in schools

    Geneva District 304 considers allowing service dogs in schools
    Myrna Resendez has spent the last few years constantly worried her 5-year-old son, Giovanni Rivera, would slip away — by walking out of the house while she was cooking or doing laundry, and leaving her with no hints as to where he'd gone off to....
  • Learning for a better life, literally

    Learning for a better life, literally
    From Haiti to South Florida, Bernadit Dorvil's journey has been filled with twists and turns. The highs have been out of this world, but the lows, well, pretty tough. In the 15 years since leaving her native country, the mother of six was abandoned by...
  • Students learn engineering, compassion through solar generators

    Students learn engineering, compassion through solar generators
    WINTER GARDEN — Valencia College student Thomas Dillen held a solar panel as high as he could, trying to catch the waning sunlight. Two dozen fourth- and fifth-grade students at Tildenville Elementary School clustered around him, hoping the panel...
  • Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround

    Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround
    As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew. At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
  • Marita W. Watts, educator

    Marita W. Watts, educator
    Marita W. Watts, a longtime Harford County public schools educator whose roles ranged from teacher and principal to being named supervisor of elementary education, died Nov. 19 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of heart failure. She was 88....