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Welcome To The Captain William G. Shoemaker Elementary School
Welcome back. Our staff has been working hard in preparation for what promises to be a great year. Let's kick off the school year with a renewed determination to create the most positive and challenging learning environment for our students. For our part, we will offer a first rate educational experience and in return ask that you ensure your child's regular attendance. We also ask that you make a genuine effort to be involved in your son's and daughter's school throughout the year. Let's work together so that everyone wins: Parents, teachers, and students.
Our Mission Statement
Shoemaker School is a stimulating academic environment that will enable all students to experience and enjoy learning, respect diversity, and develop life-long skills that will enable them to function safely and productively in a democratic society. We will strive for excellence in the attainment of the system goals. We will provide a learning climate that will challenge students to reach their full potential. Technology will be integrated into all aspects of teaching and learning. The media center will be incorporated into the daily cultural and academic activities of the students. Community and parental involvement will be encouraged to develop a sense of pride and community among faculty, students, families and neighbors.
Shoemaker Elementary School Information
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Shoemaker Elementary School Faculty List | 2013-2014
Subject | Faculty
Coach | Pre K - Grade 1
Coach | Grades 1-3
1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3
Coach | Grades 3-6
3 | 4 | 5 | 6
3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Physical Education | Gym
Mary Jo Surrette
Weekly Notes From Principal Riley Submitted For The Week Of | November 11, 2013
Academics | Testing
This year we are at Level 2 according to MCAS results. We have high scores in ELA and Math although these went down a little bit this year. Science continues to be lower than it should. We lost points overall this year because we didn’t show as much growth as we should have. Staff has looked at the results and we are increasing the focus placed directly on learning standards that are targeted at each grade. In addition we are:
increasing the amount of explanation and writing that students do in all subjects.
providing extra help after school in all general ed classrooms
modeling how to use evidence from the text in responses
continuing to use our Routines (like BUS and Get the Gist)
We will be starting Know Atom in Grade 2 in the next week or 2. And the district has recently prepared units for Science in Grade K-2. These lessons will be given to teachers soon and will use the Smartboard.
Throughout the year we will continue to look at how students are doing and continue to make improvements in lesson planning and instruction. You can help by making sure your child does homework, stays for help if needed, and reads every night.
Activities | Clubs
News | Events
December is coming up rather quickly and I wanted to give you a heads up on what is being planned. Our Holiday Concert is on December 18. Again this year we will have 2 performances (9:15 and 1:00). Please come to only 1 performance. They are exactly the same. That way we can fit all of our families in the gym. Come into the building using the door by the library (Door A7) and go right into the gym.
Our Classroom parties will be on December 19 at 1:00. Room Parents have been great about providing 2 edibles and a drink. Thank you! We will remind them about allergies in the room.
This year we will have a school-wide Wear Your Pajamas to School Day on December 19 to coincide with the classroom parties. Mrs. Riley
November 20 Guest Readers
November 21 Crazy Hat Day
December 2 APPT Grade 1
December 3 APPT Grade 2
December 4 APPT Grade K
December 4 Guest Readers
December 5 Sundaes with Santa
December 13 Picture Re-takes
December 18 Winter Program
December 19 Classroom Parties
December 20 Full day of school
January 2 Return to school
Shoemaker 2013-2014 News | Announcements | Important Dates