Welcome to Oak Grove Elementary School, where we strive to capture
kids hearts! Our school is a great place to be for many reasons. We
are a neighborhood school with an enrollment of over 580 students ranging in
grades K-6. We aim for our school to be a close family experience for
staff and children, alike. It is my privilege to be a part of such a
powerful and committed school community. In my service as principal, I
take much pride in a staff works diligently to maintain high educational
standards for every child. Our curriculum is rigorous and challenging and
will continue to be so with the ongoing implementation of the Common Core State
Standards. Through these standards, we are charged with the responsibility of
ensuring that each child is college and world by the time he/she completes high
school. The process begins in elementary school. Our goal is to
teach students to read and think critically, solve problems, and communicate
effectively both orally and in print, and to utilize technology in relevant
ways. We strive to prepare children to be thoughtful, responsible
citizens who will be ready to take their place in the world.
The 2016-17 schoolyear will continue
an unprecedented commitment of technology resources to Oak Grove Elementary
School students. Burton School District
has invested in the futures of our Star students in the following ways: Every
student in grades 3-6 will have access to 1:1 ipad devices in the
classroom. Students in grades K-2 will
have access to ipad devices at a 2:1 ratio. This technology commitment will
provide the students of Burton School District invaluable access in new ways to
the community and world in which they live.
We believe in giving our children the tools to succeed
academically. They also experience their instruction in an environment
that promotes academic risk-taking and nurtures a love of learning. In
order to be successful, students need support from both home and school.
We are committed to working collaboratively with our parents to provide results
oriented instruction that focuses on the growth and achievement of each
student. We count on our parents to partner with us as we continue our
mission to provide a world class education to each child. We encourage
our parents to take an active role in the academic growth of the students by
reading to your children, conducting rich and meaningful conversations in the
car, at the dinner table… We also expect that our parents will encourage
children to persevere in the face of challenges and never give up.
We want Oak Grove to be a place where the voices of the parents
and community are heard. If you have ideas, thoughts, or concerns you
would like to share, we would love to hear them.
Thank you for sharing your
children with us!
Principal, Oak Grove