Meadowlark Elementary School
At Meadowlark Elementary School, we operate under a shared leadership philosophy to promote full support and embracing of our mission from every member of our faculty and staff. Our mission, “Celebrating Learning, Respecting Diversity, Building Community”, is the fundamental concept driving our efforts to provide each student with the tools to realize academic success and obtain the best learning experience possible.
Our shared leadership environment means that the whole of our school operates as a single team to serve our students and parents. We take responsibility for our students’ learning and hold each other accountable by sharing data and creating shared goals. The success of our team efforts is evidenced by our tremendous gains in student learning shown through state and local assessments.
As a team, we work toward our mission by sharing the same communicated vision, a vision that Meadowlark Elementary is a place where:
- All interactions between community members are respectful.
- Collaboration is the expectation of all.
- Teams set common goals and work together to achieve them.
- All children and adults learn, and their growth is celebrated.
- Unkind remarks or infighting are not tolerated.
- Confrontation is handled professionally and growth occurs because of it.
- Adults have high expectations for themselves and students.
- Parents, staff, and all stakeholders work together to build a positive school community.
Meadowlark Elementary News
History Comes Alive at Meadowlark School
Meadowlark Elementary 5th-grade students recently learned that there is more to history than reading textbooks and discussing the past. Students brought history to life on May 14 with a “living museum,” sharing what they have learned about history with the parents, students, and community members. Each student selected a person who has impacted history, researched the significance of that person’s contributions, Continue Reading
3rd Grade Students Look Back In Time
Meadowlark’s 3rd grade students recently began their journey back in time to recount the events of Sheridan County history. With help from the third grade textbook The History of Sheridan, Wyoming written and revised by Judy Musgrave, students are beginning to build up background knowledge of what our town was like before John D. Loucks had his vision, or before Continue Reading
History: Teaching More Than Just Common Core
With the rigor of the English and Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core State Standards, it can be easy to push aside social studies and history. We forget, however, that the background knowledge students gain from these activities and lessons can greatly enhance their ability to read, write, and even comprehend real-world mathematics. On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Meadowlark Continue Reading