The elementary program offers a comprehensive instructional program for elementary-aged students, which has been designed to meet the varying educational needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing students.
Elementary curriculums are taught in the following areas: Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Deaf Studies, Library/Media, Art, Physical Education and Keyboarding / Technology.
Teachers assess their students' progress through the curriculum using a variety of assessment tools.
The elementary language arts program rotates students to meet their individual needs. This allows students to be taught at their instructional level of language and continue to receive challenging material to improve their skills.
Students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program working toward individual, classroom and school-wide goals in order to improve their reading comprehension.
All students attend computer classes. Instruction ranges from basic keyboarding skills to computer applications.
Students have access to the Internet for a variety of educational applications.
Students attend a variety of special classes that provide a comprehensive education program:
- Character Education
- Deaf Studies
After School Pickup
As you can imagine, 3:00 p.m. is a hectic time at school. We are busy making a list and checking it twice to make sure all of our students get to the right location. With a mixture of students riding buses, being picked up by parents, and participating in dorm activities (many times students have a combination of these during the week), it is important we know if there has
been a change in after-school plans for your child. For example, if your child normally rides the bus and you will be picking him or her up on a particular day, please notify the elementary office
at (913) 791-0520 (v/tty) by 2:00 p.m. This will allow us enough time to inform others who will be impacted by the change and make sure our lists are consistent with your needs. If you would like your child to be involved with dormitory activities, please contact our dormitory office. Typically it is necessary to make arrangements prior to the day of the activity. You can reach Mike Muszynski, Dean of Dormitory, at (913) 791-0568 (tty). You will find this, and other dormitory phone numbers listed in your Parent/Student Handbook. We truly appreciate you cooperation in this matter.
Our small parking lot fills up quickly at 3:00 as buses and mini-vans arrive to pick up children. To help maintain a safe area for students, and facilitate traffic flow, here are some helpful hints.
- Enter from the East, exit from the West
- Yellow curbing prohibits parking in that area (these are fire zones)
- Stay with your car, 1 lane parking
- If you need to enter the building, please park in a stall or on the street.