Park Elementary

Park

Phone: (307) 253-3200

Interim Principal: Lynn Kahler

Office Manager: Christine Thomason

Address: 140 W. 9th St., Casper, 82601

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“Think. Dream. Believe. Achieve.”

Experiential learning is an integral part of Park Elementary School.  Park develops independent learners by challenging each student to become a confident, responsible problem-solver while involving families as partners in their child’s education.  Curricular areas are taught within units of study that include the district’s curriculum to provide a sequential introduction of the Common Core Standards. Student progress is reported using checklists and conferences.

 

Programs

Students at Park School learn all content areas through our Common Core State Standards.  Teachers use best practices to include age-appropriate, real-world problems. Ongoing assessment and goal-setting conferences help students understand and master strategies used by successful students.  Park believes students learn best from real-world experiences, so field trips, guest speakers and hands-on activities become an integral part of our units of study.

Park students, parents and staff focus on “living” the Eight Keys of Excellence from the Quantum Learning framework designed to equip students for success in all arenas of life.

Park recognizes the value of parent involvement and provides numerous opportunities for parents to volunteer within the school as well as to serve on leadership teams to support the mission of Park School.

 

Dual Language Immersion

Park Elementary is home to NCSD’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program, offering Spanish in Kindergarten through 5th grade. With DLI, children are exposed to bilingual learning when their brains are at their optimum ability to build neural pathways for acquiring a second language. Students are taught math, social studies and science in Spanish for half of the day. The other half of the day is spent learning language arts, literacy skills and core subject reviews in English. Parents must attend an orientation session prior to acceptance into the Dual Language Immersion program.

 

Activities

Fourth and fifth graders may participate in volleyball and basketball through the Casper Recreation Center.  Morning reading is available for K-5 students beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the library. Students may participate in a variety of clubs.

 

Hours

Bell rings for students at 8:45 a.m. and the day ends at 3:30 p.m.  Classes begin promptly at 8:50 a.m.