Mission Statement  

It is the mission of Stone Elementary School to ensure optimal and measurable success for all students (as determined by state and national standards) in a safe, positive and caring environment.
 

  About The School  

About Stone Elementary

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Stone Elementary School was established in 1999 on land graciously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stone.  Our facility is designed to house 650 students in kindergarten through grade eight.

Stone Elementary is technologically equipped and offers a variety of special area classes including Art, Music, Library, Physical Education, Guidance and Computer.  We provide a Comprehensive Development Class and resource teachers for students with special needs.  We offer additional programs including Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, SMILE (mentoring program), DARE (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education), TAD (Teens Against Drugs), tutoring and year round enrichment opportunities. 

Many extracurricular activities are offered at Stone Elementary too.  For those with athletic interests, we have football, boys and girls basketball, girls softball,boys baseball,  boys and girls volleyball, cross-country, and cheerleading.  We have band and string orchestra for students who enjoy music.  We also have a variety of clubs and organizations such as 4-H, Beta, FCA, Science Club, FFA, and many more. 


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School Colors:  Maroon and Gray


Beliefs

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LEARNING

* Student learning is the chief priority for the school.

* Providing a positive, safe learning environment promotes physical wellbeing and self-esteem.

* Education plays a vital role in enabling students to become leaders, lifelong learners, and socially responsible citizens.

* Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

* Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

* Students should be prepared for the continuous advancement of technology in a world that is constantly changing.

* Individual and collective achievements by students should be promoted, recognized and celebrated.

ACCOUNTABILITY 

* We are committed to and accountable for providing an excellent education for all students.

* Accountability is defined by clear and measurable goals, high expectations for performance, and continuous improvement for students and staff.

RESPECT

* Learning is best achieved when we acknowledge and celebrate diversity within all elements of our community.

* Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.

* A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.

COMMUNICATION

* Communicating openly, honestly, and effectively in an atmosphere of mutual respect is vital to an educational partnership.

* Communication is the bridge to share values, visions, and events with those we serve.

COMMUNITY

* The student, the family, the school staff, the administration, and the community create the educational partnership and share responsibility for success in learning.

ASSESSMENT

* We must provide learning envirnoments that reflect the best methods and practices for instruction and assessment while recognizing and accommodating individual differences, interests, and abilities.

* We must integrate and align the curriculum across the grades and demonstrate continuous growth throughout the school.

DECISION MAKING

* Students' learning needs should be the main focus of all decisions in the school and should be a collaborative process involving those closest to the issue being addressed.

POLICY

* Policies should monitor, support, and report collective and individual achievement and success.