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English Language Arts/Social Studies, K-6, Mission Statement
The mission of the English/Language Arts department is to provide a challenging curriculum that enables students to read, write, speak, and think critically, and with personal investment. Our goal is to teach learners how to reason and use language purposefully as they comprehend, construct, and convey meaning throughout their lives.
The mission of the Social Studies department is to provide a challenging curriculum comprised of the four disciplines of history, geography, economics, and civics and government. In kindergarten through fifth grade, the emphasis is on U.S. history and geography, from an understanding of neighborhood and community to a study of colonial America and the early republic. In sixth grade, the emphasis is on world geography and culture. Our goal is to present content, concepts, and skills that are essential to the study of of democracy and to the development of educated and responsible citizens. S. Gravel