This year’s Fourth and Fifth Grade students have a unique opportunity to learn 21st century skills and have fun at the same time. Students learn about all kinds of computer coding through through a variety of computer-based and “unplugged” activities. These activities teach the students how to think critically and learn from their mistakes. Coders can earn badges and create personalized projects to showcase their coding skills.
Staff and students can wear jeans with a college t-shirt on Mondays. We love to encourage our students to be future ready.
Imagine Learning mornings
Students can come in to the lab at 7:35 a.m. to work on Imagine Learning for twenty minutes before school starts. This allows them to get extra practice in the program. Home access is also available by going to the Imagine Learning website. Students can use the same credentials as in school to log in.
Student safety patrol
Fourth and Fifth Grade students put on their safety vests to greet their classmates at the drop off curb. Their goal is to help them safely and swiftly get off the vehicle. This leadership program is headed by our counselor, Brittany McCay.
Student emotional learning
Here at Williams Elementary we use SEL or Social Emotional Learning strategies to help our students learn and grow. We start with our three signature practices: a door greeting as our Welcoming Ritual, turn and talk with a partner throughout the day as our Engaging Practice, and sharing something positive from the day or something we learned as our Optimistic Closure. It is so fun to get to see students come into school to give their teacher a handshake, hug, fist bump, or even to do a little dance together. The students love it.
Students are joined by their parents to create fun art projects. Mrs. Farris creates different art stations for painting, drawing, and printing. Last November, we had dozens of families participate.
Canned food drive
During the months of November and December, students bring in canned goods collected for people in our community in need. The support is always tremendous. Last year was no different. We plan to continue to help this year for those in need.
American Heart Association
Every February, our campus brings awareness to heart disease by selling the famous red shirts. All the profits go to the American Heart Association.