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
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
Awards and Recognition: - "RAIDER OF THE WEEK"
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,
Curriculum: Welcome Elementary School follows the Common
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
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
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