#Elementary Schools

Amherst school board OK with cameras at new elementary school

AMHERST — Despite some concern voiced by the public and municipal committees about having security cameras at the new elementary school planned for the site of Fort River School, school officials are giving the architect permission to incorporate some cameras into the designs. The Amherst School Committee voted 4-0...
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Why some schools are prioritizing pre-K playtime

On a bright October morning, two dozen 4- and 5-year-olds were scattered around a classroom at Impact Salish Sea Elementary in south Seattle, enthralled by plastic food, dolls, blocks and clay. In the center of the room, four children buzzed around a wooden play kitchen, mixing various pretend food items in pots and pans.

Man charged with faking fire inspections at 3 NC elementary schools

A Durham man has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to perform fire inspection duties in Durham County Schools. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says Andrew Konrad Roesch, 56, was charged after a Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division probe found that failed to perform alarm tests and fire alarm inspections at three elementary schools in Durham County.

City of Spokane FD Retires One Tool of the Trade

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON STATE (USA) — A tool used for its Children’s Fire Safety Program was retired recently after being in service from 1993 until this year. The Children’s Fire Safety House (CFSH) aka trailer has toured area elementary schools teaching over 54,000 children about fire safety. New...

Schools use competition to drive Good Cheer donations

The competition was fierce — each classroom wanted to help out less fortunate families throughout the community. Students at Whiteland Elementary School had been charged with bringing in as many non-perishable food items as they could. Basket by basket, the cans of soup, beans, kernel corn and green beans grew. Boxes of pasta and packages of ramen noodles piled up.

Virus surge causing staffing strain at Minnesota schools

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (FOX 9) - With respiratory viruses surging nationwide and school outbreaks skyrocketing in Minnesota, school districts across the state are struggling to keep classrooms staffed. At Brimhall Elementary School in Roseville, so many teachers were out sick last week that Principal Ryan Vernosh had to fill in, teaching...

Scintilla’s scores outperform local district schools

VALDOSTA – Recently recognized as a 2022 Title I Distinguished school, Scintilla Charter Academy is celebrating positive CCRPI score results. The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2022 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) reports. The 2022 CCRPI scores include a content mastery score based on student scores on state assessments in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies as well as a readiness score based on literacy scores and data on the percentage of students passing “Beyond the Core” instruction at the elementary and middle scores.

Tuscaloosa Co. schools in Northport city limits to receive grant money

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - A few Tuscaloosa County schools located within Northport city limits are set to receive a nice financial windfall. It’s happening because of what the Northport City Council did this week. The amount is $350,000, and this is the third year the Northport City Council...

Gering schools welcome families for Thanksgiving meal

Students and their families got an opportunity to share Thanksgiving dinner at Gering’s elementary schools last week. All three schools welcomed parents, guardians, and siblings in for a tasty lunchtime holiday meal including traditional staples like mashed potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie. The turnout at Geil Elementary was...
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Kearsarge Schools to expand preschool program to Bradford

The Kearsarge Regional School District is expanding its preschool program to Bradford next year, in an effort to accommodate a growing demand for early childhood education. The district is planning to buy a modular building to place on the campus of Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in Bradford to house a new preschool program. The building will be constructed off-site and delivered to Bradford in the spring, with the goal of being operational in time for the 2023-2024 school year. Inside, the building will have two classrooms, a teacher workspace, a motor playroom, a speech room, a staff area and bathrooms. Outside, there will be a fenced-in playground. The district is using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to purchase the space.