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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING

Assessment

Glenn Stephens students participate in many forms of assessment during their elementary school careers. Testing occurs in the areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies and the results are used by our teachers to guide their daily instruction. Test results also assist us in setting school improvement goals which are designed to increase student success in the areas of learning, engagement and relationships.  Our third through fifth grade students participate in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) in November.  Our students who are English Language Learners take the ACCESS assessment to determine English Language proficiency in December and January. AIMSWEB, MONDO, PALS & Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are also assessments our students take.

Technology

Computers are used to support and extend learning within the classroom. All school computers are fully networked. Laser printers, "quick-take" and digital cameras, and scanners are available. All students receive keyboarding instruction in the third, fourth and fifth grade classes. Each classroom has at least two computers, with additional computers housed in the school computer lab, accommodating weekly REACH (Reinforcement and Enrichment for All Children) classes. Students may use the INTERNET with parent permission and teacher supervision. Six classrooms have Interactive White Boards and growing numbers of Ipads.

Special Classes

Students receive instruction weekly from specialists in music, physical education, art, and computers/technology. Fifth graders may also participate in the strings program.

Other Programs

Special services available to Stephens students who may need them, special education and English as a Second Language. We also have a school psychologist, social worker and school nurse who provide support to students and families.

PARTNERSHIPS

Family Partnerships

PTO meetings are held each month at 6:30 p.m. in the gym, please see calendar for dates. There is a large PTO meeting twice a year with speakers. The PTO links home, school and the district. Stephens has strong participation in special events and fund raisers. Parents participate throughout the school assisting with School Improvement Planning committees, tutoring, clerical tasks, field trips, publishing and recess. Visit the PTO Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GlennStephensPTO 

Community Partnerships

We have local business leaders who tutor students and we are grateful for donated materials, financial support and time from RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and Joining Forces for Families (JFF). 

University Partnerships

Teachers at Stephens share expertise with University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Whitewater and Edgewood College student teachers and practicum students.

You Are Always Welcome At Glenn W. Stephens Elementary School!

We are proud of our school and hope you will be, too! Learning at Glenn Stephens is active and exciting and the wonderful support from families makes our school a great place to be. Parent volunteers engage in a wide variety of activities that strengthen our total education program, and parent contributions are highly valued and appreciated.

We encourage you to talk with parents of our students to learn more about our school. Please see the Principal/Parent Contact information on this web site for current names and phone numbers. For answers to any questions or to request information such as handbooks, breakfast and lunch menus, school tours, bus schedules, newsletters or registration materials, call the office at 204-1900 or FAX your request to 204-0516.