Paradise Valley Elementary
Phone: (307) 253-1200
Principal: Aaron Wilson
Office Manager: Marci Howard
Address: 22 Magnolia Rd., Casper, 82604
“Paradise Valley Elementary School is committed to high performing student learning systems. We focus on challenging and intentional instruction based on student performance. We strive for our students to be leaders and productive citizens.”
Paradise Valley is one of the largest elementary schools in Casper. Staff members believe in differentiated instruction, and teachers strive to provide intentional learning at each child’s individual level. Teachers use the NCSD Essential Curriculum to plan and guide learning targets. Brain research strategies are implemented throughout the school to enhance the learning experience for all children. Paradise Valley believes students learn through experience and inquiry.
Students learn math through the district’s My Math program. Students are supported through guided reading groups or one-on-one conferring with their teachers. Students also participate in book club discussions about books they choose themselves. Students write across the curriculum. Students are provided various learning opportunities to collaborate together and focus on 21st Century skills.
Dual Language Immersion
Paradise Valley is home to the district’s first Dual Language Immersion program, offering Mandarin Chinese in K-4th. With DLI, children are exposed to bi-lingual learning when their minds are developmentally best able to successfully acquire a second language. Instruction is divided between two high quality, creative classrooms: one English; one Mandarin. Students are taught math, literacy, social studies and science in Mandarin for half of the day. The other half of the day is spent learning language arts and core subject review in English.
Parents must attend an orientation session prior to acceptance into the Dual Language Program.
Please contact Central Enrollment at 253-5450 for more information on these sessions.
Students may participate in a variety of clubs including, Art Club, P.E. Club, Lego Robotics, Guitar Club, Outdoor Club, Tech Club, Running Club, and Student Council.
An on-site Boys and Girls Club branch is open after school.
Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center.
Classes at Paradise Valley run from 8:40 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Supervision begins at 7:45 a.m. The on-site Boys and Girls Club program is open from after school until 7:00 p.m.