Mission, Vision, & Core Values
Cresaptown Elementary is committed to providing students with optimal learning opportunities enabling them to reach their full academic and social potential. We will work collaboratively with the community to:
- Utilize a team approach to differentiate instruction based upon individual needs.
- Ensure each student experiences success, feels cared for, and feels positive about their involvement at Cresaptown Elementary.
- Challenge students to utilize critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies by focusing on rigorous and high quality
- Enhance instruction by providing teachers with professional growth.
Cresaptown Elementary is a child-oriented learning community dedicated to helping students reach their full academic and social potential.
The administration and staff of Cresaptown Elementary is committed to a set of core values that guide our work/involvement with the
students and community of Cresaptown. These beliefs support our goals, planning, and our strong focus on curriculum, instruction, and
assessment to ensure that our students reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners.
- Specifically, these values include:
Instruction - We believe that having high expectations for all learners will instill a desire for students to achieve goals based on a rigorous curriculum. We
will continually enhance instruction to accommodate all students’ needs with the use of adapted materials, well-designed lessons, and
professional growth opportunities for staff. Instructional strategies will utilize research-based best practices.
- School Climate - We believe a safe, positive, and nurturing school climate promotes the social, emotional, and academic growth of all students. The staff at
Cresaptown Elementary will be open-minded, approachable and empathetic to students’ needs by establishing and maintaining a mutual
- Positive Partnerships - Effective partnerships are built upon trust, respect, and reliability. We value parents and community members as essential partners and
resources in meeting the needs of our school. Open communication and family involvement is imperative to student success. We welcome
our families and surrounding community members to provide input and participate in school events/programs. We strive to maintain
collaborative and positive relationships with all stakeholders.
- High Expectations - At Cresaptown Elementary School, we believe that all students should receive rigorous and high-quality instruction. Through differentiating
instruction, planning for small groups, analyzing assessment data, and individual goal setting, students will show growth and feel successful.
Students and staff at this school will be held to a standard of high academic and behavioral expectations. Staff will seek continuous
professional development opportunities to benefit students and create an optimal learning environment.
PRINCIPAL'S LIST AWARDS
Kindergarten-Second Grade- Students must receive no more than 5 N’s in all subject areas and have all O’s or S’s in Social Skills/Work Habits. Students have two days absent or less and three or less unexcused tardies.
Third-Fifth Grade- Students must have all A’s and B’s in all subject areas and all O’s or S’s in Social Skills/Work Habits. Students have two days absent or less and three or less unexcused tardies.GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
Pre-K: A student must receive a 3 or a 2 under Personal and Social Skills.
Kindergarten: All students need to achieve either a 3 or a 2 under Social Skills/Work Habits.
First and Second Grade: Students must receive an S or O in all indicators under Social Skills/Work Habits and an S or O rating in all indicators that address work habits for Reading, Language Arts/Writing, Handwriting, Science/Health, and Social Studies and in the last two indicators in Media, Music, Physical Education, and Art.
Third Grade: Students must receive an S or O rating in all indicators under Social Skills/Work Habits and in the indicators that address work habits for Reading, Language Arts/Writing, Handwriting, Spelling, Science/Health, and Social Studies and an S or O rating for the last two indicators in Media, Music, Physical Education, and Art.
Fourth and Fifth Grade: Students must receive an S or O rating in the last two indicators for Art, Music, and Media and in the last three indicators in Physical Education. Students must earn an S or an O in Instrumental Music if applicable and Work Habits/Social Habits must be satisfactory.