Parkside! Parkside is a K-6 school with approximately 650 fantastic students. In
addition to our 19 general education classrooms, we are home to the south end
Challenge Program and three Inclusive Education Programs, which enhance our
already diverse student body.
we take “pride” in our positive, learning focused environment. Our school wide
expectations are described in terms of PAWS-Participate, Achieve, Work Hard, and Show Respect. Students earn Panther Bucks as they demonstrate these
expectations around the school. New this year to Parkside is the implementation
of a program called RULER. Ruler is
designed to support social and emotional learning for students. Each classroom has developed a RULER charter
that details how students want to feel in their classroom and how to support
each other in maintaining the classroom environment.
focus for us at Parkside is attendance.
It is so important that students be at school every day. We have
launched our HERE campaign and are seeing results. Many classes have already earned each letter
in the word HERE and have celebrated in the class. We are in the process of developing a school
wide celebration for when every classroom has spelled HERE. Be watching for more information about that!
to our work on PBIS and attendance, we have academic goals. These goals include
having all students meet standard in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math. To reach these school wide goals each grade
level team wrote goals at the beginning of the year that we are in the process
analyzing for a mid-year check.
It is my
privilege to be the principal of this wonderful school. Our teachers are
dedicated professionals who are highly skilled.
We focus on creating an environment that meets the social, emotional,
and learning needs of our students.
are strong partners at Parkside and we appreciate that support. Parents really
do make a difference! This year we are
working on offering more information for parents on how to support their
students in reading and math at home.
appreciate being a part of the Parkside team!