Stetson Elementary School

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Stetson Elementary School
District Falcon School District 49
Zone POWER Zone
Coordinates 38° 54' 21.5856", -104° 42' 2.718"
Address 4910 Jedediah Smith Road
City Colorado Springs
State Colorado
Phone 719-495-5252
School Information
Type elementary school
Charter No
Established
Principal Jeff Moulton
Asst. Principal Kathleen Granaas
Grades preK-5
Enrollment 613 (2013-2014)
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Website http://stetson.d49.org


Stetson Elementary School, located in POWER Zone at 4910 Jedediah Smith Road, opened in 1987. It's known as a high-achieving, traditional, neighborhood school with a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere. The school's main objective is to support students toward their highest learning potential by offering various opportunities that produce well-rounded individuals who are prepared academically, socially and emotionally for life. The school aims to instill the love of learning in students. A highly-experienced faculty communicates regularly with parents, partnering in support for students.[1]

Curricula[edit]

Positive behavior support, Love and Logic, as well as Capturing Kids Hearts strategies are used together to ensure a positive and fun environment that is conducive to learning. Dedicated teachers engage in a variety of activities to improve their professional practice and raise achievement for all students. The school's administration conducts regular staff development and book studies to ensure continuing high levels of student achievement, using research-based best practices. Expert staff supplements district-provided core curriculum to differentiate for various student needs.

Technology[edit]

Technology is a standard at the school. It offers Study Island, a web-based program that is used during the school day and as homework. It benefits from an iPad program that is growing rapidly in 5th grade and educators are considering starting another iPad-enhanced class. It maintains three computer labs and provides interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. Students use hand held responders to respond to content and this allows real time formative assessment. A dedicated science lab is used consistently, available for all grades. The school offers physical education, music and 21st century skills.

Extracurricular[edit]

The school offers several opportunities for extracurricular involvement. Students can join the Study Island and Lexia (reading intervention) Club, Mad Scientist Club, Land Sharks running club, Raider Basketball, Raider Football, Girls on the Run and Fuel up to Play 60. More extracurricular activities pop-up each year. Before and after school day care services are available.

Community[edit]

The Parent-Teacher Association offers many opportunities throughout the year with dances, carnivals, popcorn Friday, Holiday Shopper, Book Fair, Skate City and others. Staff members attend PTA meetings to maintain community connections.

References[edit]

  1. "Enrollment Guide 2014-2015." D49.org. Falcon School District 49, 7 Mar 2014. Web. 7 Mar 2014. <http://d49.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Central%20Enrollment/2014Enrollmentguide.pdf>.