About Wales Elementary

  • Wales Elementary, home of the Dragons, serves 303 4K through fifth grade growth-minded learners. Using a continuum, our school provides learners with the academic, social, and emotional skills necessary to be successful citizens in an ever-changing global society. Wales is a safe, positive, and innovative learning community with a rich history and tradition of academic excellence that is enhanced by an emphasis on personalized learning. In addition to rigorous instruction in the content areas of reading, writing, and math, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, learners participate in science, social studies, guidance, art, music, and physical education. Wales also offers band, orchestra, student council, and WETV, a daily, interactive news show. 

     

    Personalized learning is evident at Wales. The approach is learner-centered and when appropriate learner-directed. Best practices are used to deliver instruction by a highly qualified teaching staff.  Using a growth mindset, teachers are learners, continuously looking to improve their craft through effective feedback and coaching. Opportunities are provided for teachers to collaborate and participate in professional learning communities where student data is analyzed and instructional decisions are made.

     

    Wales has implemented the Response to Intervention framework (RtI) to meet the individual needs of learners as well as Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) expectations. Each day our school community pledges to “Be Responsible,” “Be Safe,” and “Be Respectful”.  

     

    Wales has a tradition of having a strong partnership between home and school. Our Parent teacher organization, (PTO) has always put “kids first” in providing memorable opportunities. Special events such as Fine Arts Day, Grandparent’s Day, Science Day, and Family Fun Night have created a positive experience for learners, parents, and community members at Wales. We believe building strong relationships with our learners and their families is important in sustaining a positive culture.

     

    Yours in Education,

    Chris Otto

     

    “When parents and teachers collaborate on behalf of children, they create windows of light for generations to follow.”