The Renaissance Place/Accelerated Reader Program encourages our students to read! After a
student reads an Accelerated Reader book, he or she takes a test about
it on the computer. Points are then awarded, depending on the student's
score. In the second semester, students are allowed to exchange points
for prizes donated by parents and purchased with funds from the school
and the P.T.O. All donations are welcomed with great appreciation!
Student achievements are displayed outside the cafeteria. Students are
encouraged by their school librarian, Mrs. Walker, to read books on
their reading level. She is always happy to help them achieve their
potential. Any questions regarding the program should be addressed to Mrs. Stephanie Walker.
Creative Resources for Exceptional Academic and Talented Endeavors is a
program designed for students identified as generally intellectually
gifted, using the following criteria: achievement scores, ability test
scores, teacher assessments, semester grades and products. It is
designed for students who are task-committed, willing to accept
responsibility, and enjoy challenge. Students meet with the resource
teacher twice a week for forty-five minute classes. The classes are
planned to promote the creative exploration of various topics, with
emphasis on creative and critical thinking skills.
Grades K - 5 have library once a week. The librarian teaches library
skills and gives students time to select their own reading material.
The library is also open in the mornings for students to select
Each class, grades K-5, meets with the Literacy Extension teacher once
each week for instruction in Writing and Reading. Activities are
designed to correlate with each grade level's curriculum map and
Standards of Learning. Literacy Extension provides an opportunity for
learners to explore new books, participate in literacy activities, and
enhance their writing skills.
Students in grades K - 3 have one general music class per week.
Keyboarding Experience for Every Student (KEES) is taught to 4th and 5th
grade students once a week. In KEES, student learn beginning piano
North Elementary offers a special program called Reach for Reading
that is designed to assist students who need a little extra help in
reading. Students in grades 1 and 2 practice reading and writing
skills. The emphasis for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students is not only
on reading and writing skills, but, also geography, comprehension, and
poetry. Trained tutors work individually with students for 30 minutes
daily during a 10 week session. North is always looking for community
and/or parent volunteers to help. Please contact Mrs. Christy Simmons at North for more information or to volunteer your time.
Title I is a federally funded program that is designed to assist
children who need help in reading. Students in Kindergarten focus on
phonemic awareness and alphabet skills. Students in Grades 1-5 practice reading and writing skills.