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Welcome to Spring Lake Elementary Website

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Hello and welcome to Spring Lake Elementary School! 
 
My name is Robyn Miller and I am proud to be the principal here!  Some people call me Principal Miller, while others call me Ms. Miller - either is fine with me. We are excited to announce that this is our second year in operation and will prove to be our best year yet!    The idea is that every year will continue to get better as we learn and grow in new ideas and solutions for our expanding school.
 
Spring Lake Elementary is a STEAM school. The "A" in STEAM stands for arts: Visual, Graphic, Vocal, Dance, and Performing.  Our main focus areas throughout the year will be integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math into the students lessons.  We also of course teach reading, social studies, physical education and much more. Teachers also integrate writing in most subject areas.  
 
We have an active community of parents and families who support our school.  It is always a joy to see them here volunteering their time and making their children proud.  We know that when children see their parents and family volunteer at school, they are more likely to succeed and value school more.  
 
Our goal is to prepare the children (we call scholars here) for 21st Century Skills.  We do not know what jobs and careers will be in store for them, but experts have predicted what skills they will need.  The 4 C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity and Communication to begin with.  Information, Technology and Media literacy to add to the list, as well as initiative, productivity and social skills.  
 
We teach social-emotional skills here, along with character education throughout the year.  Our school believes in Positive Behavior Intervention Support which is proactive, rather than reactive.  Also in each classroom are Restorative Practices.  This could be a circle of students talking about how it feels to be treated with kindness and what they can do to show they care about each other.  Another example, could be a teacher talking with two students who had a disagreement and helping the students work through it together.  These are skills that they will need throughout their lives.  
 
We have a robotics club this year again, and Student Council starting.  There are many wonderful activities for the students to learn and grow.  As we continue to grow into a TK-6th grade school, and with our community support, we will simply become even more awesome each year.  :)  Keep sharing your ideas and dreams!
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Robyn Miller
Principal, Spring Lake Elementary School
 
 
Project-Based Learning

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Projects are meaningful for students if they perceive their activities are personally meaningful, that the task matters and will make a difference in their school, community, city....world.  Project-based learning (PBL) has been in education for many years and is successful when implemented consistently and with essential components that include:  1) Purpose that Engages Student Interest 2) Driving Questions 3) Student Voice and Choice 4) 21st Century Learning Skills 5) Sustained Inquiry with Real World Applications 6) Feedback & Revision 7) Public Presentation.  
 
Parents can find out more about PBL in this article.
21st Century Skills

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21st Century skills are important to learn as the students go through school.   Examples of these are:  Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communicatoin and Callaboration - sometimes called the 4 C'sThese skills prepare them for the future, including college and career.  As a parent, you may be interested in how you can learn more about 21st Century Skills and what you can do to help build these skills in your children. This article can help families learn more. 

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Academic Focus: STEAM

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Our academic focus will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and project-based learning in the new school.  The idea of adding Art to STEM has been gaining momentum for the past several years to meet the needs of the 21st century, with the inclusion of important processes such as creativity and innovation.  STEAM takes STEM to the next level of creation and application.  Students make an intentional connection with content that include design thinking, art practices, and visual representations.  

 

 

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