Welcome to BRE!
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Bookman Road is a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School, as well as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School.
Bookman Road structures its program around practices that have been proven effective. Students are instructed in ways that engage their brains in the most effective way. Teachers design their yearly instruction around central themes that include language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and safety, along with weekly learning experiences in art, music, physical education, technology, and multimedia. Basic skills and concepts in all content areas are taught and assessed.
Our school organization allows for a more integrated approach in which curriculum connections become more apparent for students. Emphasis is placed on seeking and using information to solve relevant problems across all curricular areas. Hands-on learning, discovery learning, and creative problem solving are all vital to a quality education that prepares our students for the 21st century and for life-long learning.
Throughout the year we implement activities that reach all of the intelligences your child may possess; bodily-kinesthetic, logical-mathematical, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, musical and naturalist.
All of our classes are self-contained and 1:1 in technology, meaning all students in grades K-5 have been assigned a Chromebook to use for school work. All of our grade levels have common planning time and plan instruction together. Through this close professional collaboration, teachers become cooperative partners. All adults are responsible for the teaching and learning of all the students at Bookman Road Elementary.
In each grade, longer uninterrupted blocks of instructional time allow teachers to facilitate learning environments in which children can explore, practice, and share with others, as they make meaningful learning connections. Teachers use flexible scheduling within their classrooms while meeting the state-mandated requirements.
We have two main goals at our school. The first goal is that our students are engaged in learning to ensure they reach their full potential. To reach this goal we want to make sure our school is preparing students for the future. We offer a challenging curriculum where all students are expected to learn. Teachers are well prepared for class and make learning relevant. The principal sets student achievement as the school’s top goal. Our other main goal is that students feel they are safe, valued and part of a learning community. Students are treated with respect and feel safe at our school. They participate in class discussions and activities, and enjoy coming to Bookman Road Elementary School. As you may know, we develop Beacons, who light the way in personal character, academics and community service!