Congratulations! You are the parent of a first grader here at Strausser Elementary! Wait until you see what's in store for your child this year! Most likely, you've already noticed your child reading and writing at home. During first grade, their skill set will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer! You will see changes in your child’s thinking as he/she becomes familiar with abstract concepts and symbols. The change will be dramatic! I look forward to seeing each and every one of you at Open House! THIS WILL BE A YEAR TO REMEMBER!
In the Jackson Local School District students are our first priority. Our purpose is to create a learning environment that
~helps all students meet or exceed state standards,
~provides responsive and appropriate intervention,
~promotes student leadership,
~encourages meaningful parent and community involvement,
~provides real world learning experiences,
~respects individual and cultural differences, and
~provides a rigorous student-centered curriculum.
We believe that:
~Students are our first priority.
~All students can learn given proper resources, encouragement, and time.
~Learning must be at the core of our daily lives to prepare us for citizenship in the 21st Century.
~Learning is life long for all members of our community.
~Students learn in different ways and, therefore, must be provided with opportunities that meet their individual needs.
~The ever changing needs of students require that professional development must be ongoing, based on research, aligned with district goals, and embedded in our daily work.
~The actions of the members of our learning community must provide students with the effective models of citizenship, thereby fostering students who are responsible, accountable, and respectful.
~A safe and caring learning environment is critical for the success of our students.
~Collaboration with and among students, staff, parents, and community is essential for continuous improvement.
~School pride in academics and all other activities should be shared with and among students, staff, parents, and community.
Our vision of the future is STRIVING for excellence... which means students achieving their highest potential, inspired by teachers who are making a difference, encouraged by parents who are providing support, and empowered to action by a community working together to ensure that every child realizes his/her dreams.