Message from the North Schuylkill Elementary Principals:
Dear Spartan Families,
We hope this year at North Schuylkill Elementary has been as exciting for you, as it has been for us! We are honored that you have entrusted your child’s education to us. 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 grade, was another exciting addition to NSE. Each day, our students received a hot meal, completed homework, received tutoring and enrichment instruction and participated in literacy, math, STEM and health and wellness activities.
Some additional highlights from this year have been P.B.I.S Reward Days, BrainShow Mania, the Boosterthon Fundraiser, our annual Basket Raffle, class field trips, and Carnival Day. We are extremely grateful to our amazing PTO parents for their cooperation and planning in all of these events.
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 have continued this journey with you as your Principals.
Wishing you a relaxing and wonderful summer break!
Yours in partnership with SPARTAN PRIDE,
Ms. Janice M. Whitaker, Principal
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