Stallings Elementary 2017-2018 school year has been filled with successes, obstacles, and celebrations along our journey to ensuring our students become successful contributors of society. Stallings staff knows how important academic & social-emotional growth is. We also know providing our students with a love of learning through engaging activities and memorable experiences is what ignites the soul!
The Stallion Way is to Lead Like a STAR (Safe, Teamwork, Accountable, Respectful). We started PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) this year as a unified way to teach and model for our students what greatness looks like. We incorporated AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to support our students in getting organized with schoolwork, getting parent signatures to support a stronger home-school connection, and incorporated note-taking in a systematic way. We added our upper graders into our WIN (What I Need) Intervention with a focus on loving reading & reading to learn. We continued supporting academic readiness with SMART Goals every trimester, as well.
Stallings students, led by our awesome teaching staff, participated & did well in all CNUSD competitions: Spelling Bee, Science Fair, History Day, Math Field Day, and District Track Meet. Our Band & Choir showcased their talents at several performances, including at Centennial High and Dos Lagos. Our 5th and 6th graders explored their football (Coach Sweet) and soccer (Coach Ben) talents with scrimmages versing other elementary schools. May brought in more talent from our students with our annual Talent Show.
Stallings staff and students met each Monday on the basketball courts to celebrate STAR card student recipients & staff Shout Outs! We danced at AR parties, students used AVID STARbucks for treats & extra recesses, upper grade students visited Centennial High twice to engage in STEAM activities, Imagination Machine brought our students’ stories to life, many grade levels went on outside field trips (or had the fun & learning brought in to Stallings), monthly spirit dress-up fun, and What If week focused on what Respectful behavior from one another would mean in this world. Finally, our families ran with us during 100 mile nights, relaxed on blankets during Movie and PJ nights, celebrated student effort & achievement during Awards Assemblies, and enjoyed reading with one another (then enjoyed a treat & explored how to further help your child(ren) in the Commons) during Family Literacy Fridays.
Each picture tells a different story with a common theme- Stallings is the best elementary school. Thanks families- for partnering with and supporting us. The village, Stallings family, grows stronger when more members engage with one another to ensure our students can successfully run the world with empathy, strength, and knowledge! Enjoy the trip down memory lane.
Dr. Tammy Strawser
Tammy Strawser, Ed.D.