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PRINCIPAL'S PAGE

Julie photo Thank you for visiting the Scandia Elementary School web site. I am proud of our staff, students, and families that daily contribute to the educational well being of this Minnesota School of Excellence and International Baccalaureate World School. Our school motto challenges everyone to "reach for the stars" not only in their academic pursuits but also in their positive interactions with each other and their environment.


Our school and district goals this year are concentrated in the areas of student achievement, technology integration, and intercultural understanding through the use of the International Baccalaureate framework. Our Program of Inquiry encourages our students to become caring, open-minded, knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, principled, balanced, and reflective.
 
Data from the state MCA tests and the district supported NWEA assessments is used to assist staff in preparing differentiated instruction in curriculum areas. Reflection on student achievement is ongoing throughout the year.
 
 
 
 
For the 2016-2017 school year, our staff is involved in many initiatives to meet our staff development goals. These initiatives include:
  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Supports including:
    Responsive Classroom
    Olweus Bullying Prevention Program/Peaceful Bus
  • Multi-tiered System of Support
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Differentiation in instruction
  • Minnesota Reading Corps
  • Technology integration 
    SMARTBoards
    iPads
    Chromebooks
    Juno Sound System
 
It is a pleasure to work with this dedicated staff at Scandia. They work tirelessly to develop educational programming that meets the needs of our students. Cooperation, teamwork, and communication between all departments have made Scandia a strong leader in educational best practices for student learning. However, the staff also recognizes the "whole child" when educating our students, thus the life long lessons about respect, kindness, citizenship, and tolerance are integrated into the daily routines at Scandia.
 
At Scandia Elementary we appreciate the strong ties with our community and families. We believe these partnerships contribute to the success of our school.
 
Through the use of  websites, email, voice mail, newsletters, conferences, and report cards, families are informed of their student's progress. Volunteers also play an important role in assisting teachers to make their classrooms engaging and individualized for students.
 
When I speak to families about attending Scandia Elementary, I am most often told that they want to come to this school because they have heard that students do well here academically because everyone truly cares about each individual student. I cannot think of a better endorsement than that!
 
Enjoy your virtual tour of Scandia Elementary as you go through our website. Additional information is also available through our state report card at http://education.state.mn.us. Once you are at the state website, click on "Data Center" and then go to "Report Card."
 
Please contact me at 651-982-3301 or email me at jgreiman@flaschools.org if you would like more information. Thank you for visiting Scandia Elementary IB World School! 
 

~Julie Greiman, Principal 

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