Welcome to AIS - West Elementary School!
I am excited to be part of a school with outstanding and professional faculty and staff and am looking forward to working and collaborating with teachers, students and parents.The Elementary School is committed to the academic, social, emotional and physical learning and development of all students. While our academic curriculum is rigorous, we believe that the social and emotional well-being of children is also just as important. When children, and adults, feel a sense of belonging and safety in their learning environment, robust learning takes place. Safe and welcoming learning environments also lead to more student voice and creativity, opening minds to think of new ways to solve problems, communicate with each other and feel a part of something bigger than themselves. I am committed to helping students learn and grow in all aspects of their lives.
It is going to be a terrific year of learning experiences!
AIS - West Elementary School Principal
Learning and Teaching in AIS - West elementary school is a well-executed balance between rigorous curriculums, proven instructional strategies and relationships with students that communicate high expectations and commitment to student success.
Student data provides feedback about what students are learning and what they still need to learn. To guide learning and teaching, this data includes:
- Daily teacher observations
- Daily student work products
- End-of-unit assessments
- Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test – a nationally normed standardized test in Reading, Language Arts and Math
- Skills and benchmark assessments such as running records, Reading A-Z and IXL.