Academics

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Enrichment

At Welcome School grades 1-5 participate in Art, Music, P.E.and Media/Guidance for 40 minute weekly scheduled classes. In these classes children are exposed to a variety of activities that are not included in the regular classroom. Kindergarten students are provided music, art, media center, physical education, and computer classes each week as well. 


Computer Technology

Welcome School is equipped with two computer labs, one fixed and one wireless, that are for both teachers and students to utilize. The Technology Assistant is available in the main computer lab and with the wireless to assist classes and individual students. In addition, each classroom has at least two or more computers and one network printer per grade level. Each class in grades K- 5 attends the main computer lab once a week or has access to the Wireless Lab . The Computer Lab is a combination of fixed and flexible schedules. Any class can sign up for extra lab time as needed.
 

  Awards and Recognition: - "RAIDER OF THE WEEK"

Each week a student is selected from each class as the "Raider of the Week."  That student is chosen by their teacher.  Kindergarten through second grade students are announced one week and then third grade through fifth grade students are announced the next week.  The student's picture is taken and put on a bulletin board in our hallway for everyone to see for two weeks.  Being a Raider of the Week is something to be very proud of at Welcome School!

 

AIG:   Click on the following link to read about our AIG program,

            http://dcs.ss6.sharpschool.com/district/departments/academically__intellectually_gifted_program___a_i_/

Curriculum: Welcome Elementary School follows the Common
Core and North Carolina Essential Standards for grades K-5.  Objectives cover the following disciplines:  Art Education, Healthful Living, Computer/Technology, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. 

In addition, Elementary Schools in Davidson County are   engaged in Comprehensive Literacy.  Comprehensive Literacy supports development of deeper comprehension in a variety of genres and texts at an appropriate reading level.  Components of Comprehensive Literacy that you will find in our classrooms include:  Small Group Strategy Instruction, Independent Reading, Reader's Workshop, Read Alouds, Writer's Workshop, and Working with Words.   

In the area of Mathematics, our county has provided a math pacing guide for staff to following in implementing objectives. Welcome teachers follow best practices in instruction by providing hands-on materials when introducing new learning.  With mastery, students move to a more abstract, paper and pencil model.  

Formal and informal assessements are used to plan daily instruction and gage student growth. Staff members meet regularly to discuss how we can better meet the needs of students that are not growing within a grade level and celebrate successes as well.  

             

Testing Program:   Click on the following link to read about our

  testing program.
http://dcs.ss6.sharpschool.com/district/departments/accountability___testing_home/