Message from the North Schuylkill Elementary Principals:
Dear Spartan Families, We hope the first few months at North Schuylkill Elementary have been as exciting for you, as they have been for us! We are honored that you have entrusted your child’s education to us, and are thrilled to continue a school year full of learning and growing. As the demands of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their fullest potential.
One of the highlights to the 2017 – 2018 school year has been the implementation of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports school-wide approach to improving discipline. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations, and rewarding students for following them, is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide P.B.I.S is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
The Schuylkill Achieve after-school program, for students in kindergarten through fourth grades, is another exciting addition to NSE. We currently have 60 students enrolled in the program and another 40 students on a waiting list. Each day, our students receive a hot meal, complete homework, receive tutoring and enrichment instruction and participate in literacy, math, STEM and health and wellness activities.
Finally, we are extremely proud of our dedicated staff. We believe in a school environment that is collaborative and draws on the strengths of all stakeholders in striving to improve student outcomes. Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students.
We are grateful to continue this journey with you as your Principals.
Yours in partnership with SPARTAN PRIDE,
Ms. Janice M. Whitaker
Mrs. Janel Hansbury Assistant Principal
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo