Welcome to Church Creek Elementary School, a dynamic and exciting place for students to learn and grow! We are a community school, proudly serving Belcamp and surrounding neighborhoods. Our school opened in 1994, received an addition in 2003, and currently houses a half-day pre-kindergarten program for qualifying four-year olds, six full-day kindergarten classes, and four to five classrooms for student in grades 1-5. Our closed-spaced, grade-level classrooms are clustered into primary and intermediate grade level pods around a large common area.
Our experienced and dedicated staff is committed to achieving our mission, to challenge, inspire, and support each other to be life-long learners. We work together to dream big and prepare for a better tomorrow. Success for all is at the heart of our work, with a focus on the reading, writing, math, social studies and science content and skills our students will need within and beyond the walls of our school. We are also committed to the emotional and developmental needs of our students, providing ongoing opportunities for collaborative academic and social experiences. We are particularly proud of our monthly House Days, which bring students together across grade levels for team building and service to the school and community.
As we prepare our students to meet the demands of the 21st century, we are intentional about our use of technology. In addition to two computer labs for student use, we also rotate laptops through grade levels in order to provide students with opportunities to research, collaborate, and synthesize ideas through relevant and authentic experiences.
We are committed to elevating student achievement through daily classroom instruction that is both rigorous and supportive. Our teachers receive continuous professional development at the school and county level, keeping them abreast of national and state expectations as well as county and school initiatives. Our curriculum includes enVisionmath2.0, Lucy Calkins’ writing units, NGSS, the C3 framework, and rich opportunities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening in ELA instruction.
Our School Performance and Achievement Team monitors student achievement and targets student needs in academic areas through enrichment and interventions in reading and math. Teachers meet weekly to examine and analyze student work and to plan instruction. These grade-level planning opportunities allow teachers to work together to raise academic expectations and to improve student achievement.
Church Creek Elementary School is supported by a strong PTA which celebrates our students and teachers, organizes fundraisers, and plans strategically to meet student need and interest. We invite parents, grandparents, family and community members to volunteer in our classrooms and school activities.
With pride, we welcome you to Church Creek Elementary School!
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