It is the purpose of Colonies North Elementary School, in partnership with parents, to serve the community through the education of its children, including the development of their intellectual, moral, social, and physical beings. This development is facilitated by teachers assisting each child in the acquisition of basic skills needed to cope with everyday living. Students are helped to acquire attitudes, abilities and interests for a satisfying and worthwhile life. Colonies North Elementary School is guiding children to a deeper understanding and appreciation of America, its diversity, and the values upon which our country was built.
- Colonies North Historical Information: Built in 1966, Colonies North Elementary School has been through many changes to accommodate our growing community. .
- Project READ is our school-wide reading program. Children are encouraged by both teachers and parents to read books at an appropriate reading level.
We believe that:
- We are responsible for guiding a child to become a life-long learner.
- A child's education begins early within the family, continues within the school environment and community, and extends to society throughout his/her lifetime.
- The school community is responsible for fostering an intrinsic desire for learning through positive and compassionate understandings, influences, and behaviors, so as to assist in the successful development of the total child.
- Everyone should be responsible for the enhancement of the individual child's self-respect by demonstrating mutual respect.
- We, as educators, in our belief in a student's individuality, should respect his/her needs and capabilities.
- Each and every child deserves to be educated appropriately, so as to perform and achieve his/her potential.
- Each child is unique, worthy of respect, and capable of learning to become a responsible, contributing member of society. School should provide the opportunity for the child to learn the academic, as well as the social skills necessary to function successfully in society.
- Since we believe that learning is a life-long process, we must accept and respect the multitude of diverse cultures, with emphasis on the family.
- The school should provide a safe and positive environment that nurtures the whole child-socially and emotionally, as well as educationally.
Colonies North Historical Information
History of Colonies North - video created by Mrs. Clancy, our librarian
Colonies North Elementary School, named for the subdivision, opened in 1966 with twelve teachers, one principal, one secretary, a part-time remedial reading teacher, a part-time speech therapist, a part-time librarian, and approximately 360 students in the first through fifth grades. Previous principals include: J.B Passmore 1966-1969, James Carson 1969-1982, Jerry Allen 1982-1986, Patricia Blattman 1986-1992, Jean Miltenberger 1992-1997, Maricia Gregory 1997-2007, and Sonya Kirkham 2007.
Colonies North Subdivision 1966
Colonies North Subdivision 1970