Curriculum & Academics
Monroeton Elementary is a PreK-5 school with a traditional calendar. The school offers a diverse selection of programs that support the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS). These programs include an Exceptional Children's Program (Resource/Inclusion and Speech/Language), Academically and Intellectually Gifted, Music, Art, Information Skills/Technology and Physical Education.
In grades K-5 teachers use a research-based program using balanced literacy. K-2 uses a phonics program called "Fundations". Reading instruction is enhanced by programs such as AR (Accelerated Reader) and Reading Buddies. Monroeton School strives to educate the whole child by offering a Character Education and Nutrition Program. A safe school environment is supported by a school-wide safety program and county-supported programs.
Our school has many extra-curricular opportunities. All students are encouraged to participate in these varied activities. Activities include service clubs, cultural arts clubs, community service projects on each grade level, academic activities, environmental clubs, as well as social and sports activities.
Monroeton provides a safe, clean and orderly school for its students and staff. The atmosphere is conducive to learning and growing. The children are encouraged to care for and take pride in their school.
A positive staff welcomes children, parents, and community partners. The children receive care and guidance while engaged in active learning through various academic and extra-curricular activities. Our school encourages creativity and inspires children to take pride in their work, be responsible, and show respect. Everyone at Monroeton works cooperatively to achieve harmony and help students meet individual goals and expectations.
Monroeton Elementary School will be continuing a school wide behavior plan called "PBIS." In order to help students and teachers both adapt to this new plan, we are implementing a few points of conscious discipline.
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Monroeton School uses a variety of teaching strategies. They include small group, one-on-one, whole group, peer tutors, cooperative learning groups, and volunteer tutors. Various teaching methods are utilized in the classroom including Four Block, Building Blocks, Write From the Beginning, Thinking Maps, Windows on Science, AIMS, Orchard, and Remediation.
Students are assessed on an ongoing basis. Assessments are a gauge for planning for further instruction. Assessments focus on curriculum that has been taught which is aligned with the NCSCOS. Assessments are both formal and informal and allow for individual learning styles to be addressed.
Staff Development & Learning
Staff development and learning is an active and ongoing process. Each year the staff focuses on specific areas depending on the school's and/or individual's needs. The School Improvement Team and administration decide on these areas. The sharing of ideas and expertise among staff members is routine and expected at Monroeton Elementary School. Staff development occurs on teacher workdays as often as possible, and at other times as needed. This year, staff will be participating in PLC's - Professional Learning Communities - to share even more ideas with other staff.
School Leadership Team
We value dependable and approachable leaders who embrace teamwork. Our leaders are committed to education and its changes. The leaders are representative of the school, the parents, and the community.
The faculty and staff, along with the administration, work cooperatively to make decisions regarding the organization of time, curriculum needs, and personnel.
The administration maintains open communication and is receptive to ideas. The School Leadership Team, which also has elected parent representatives on the team, is active and serves as a sounding board for suggestions and problems. There is direct communication between the central office and Monroeton Elementary School.
School Leadership Team Members Include:
K- Bobbie Barham
1- Jonanne Toby
2- Hava Rideout
3- Shannon Poindexter
4- Tammy Wilson
5- Kenneth Perry
EC- Melissa Hamilton
Enhancements- Michelle Joines
Instructional Support- Jenny Bates/Cari Wilson
Parent Reps- Larry Spivey
NC Essential Standards
Click the links below to view the NC Essential Standards
Information and Technology
Preamble - (doc, 53kb)
Dance K-8 - (pdf, 157kb)
Music K-8 - (pdf, 148kb)
Theatre Arts K-8 - (pdf, 151kb)
Visual Arts K-8 - (pdf, 158kb)
Healthful Living - Health Education
Healthful Living - Physical Education
Preamble - (pdf, 105kb)
Readiness/Exploratory/Discovery (RED) - (pdf, 40kb)
Early Emergent/Emergent (EEE) - (pdf, 39kb)
Progressing (P) - (pdf, 42kb)
Early/Independent (EI) - (pdf, 71kb)
Independent (I) - (pdf, 74kb)
World Languages: Classical, Dual & Heritage, and Modern
World Languages - (pdf, 355kb)
Accelerated Reader is a reading program in which students read books on their individual levels and take computerized multiple choice tests to assess their understanding of the text. Students accumulate points as they take and pass tests. At the beginning of each grading period, students take a STAR assessment that indicates their independent reading level. Teachers use the STAR assessments to assign students individual point goals for each grading period.
A celebration is held for those students who reach their reading goals at the end of every nine weeks. In order to attend the celebrations, students must accomplish three things: 1) reach their point goal; 2) read selections on their reading level; 3) have an average passing rate of 80% or higher on all tests. The first celebration for the second through fifth graders is roller skating at Roll-A-Bout. Kindergarten and first grade students will begin participating in the program at the beginning of the second grading period.
Students in grades two through five will begin taking Accelerated Reader tests immediately. First grade students will be introduced to the program during the first grading period and begin taking tests independently at the beginning of the second grading period. Kindergarten students begin their own reading incentive program at the beginning of the second grading period. Although kindergarten students don’t take tests, they are able to attend the celebrations if they reach the goals set by their teachers.
This year students will have access to Accelerated Reader Renaissance Place, a web-based program in which students have access to all of the tests that Renaissance Learning offers. An additional benefit of the Renaissance Place program is that parents can monitor their child’s progress from home by accessing the Renaissance Place website. On the attached pink sheet, there are directions for navigating the site. There is a direct link to this site from our school’s webpage. Students may not take tests at home. First grade students will receive this information prior to the second grading period. We are very excited about this new addition to our Accelerated Reader program.
Research shows that the more a child reads, the better reader they become. Thank you for your support of our reading program. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
Rockingham County has just adopted new Social Studies textbooks. These books are aligned with Common Core and N.C Essential Standards are consumable and have a variety of materials available to supplement the social studies curriculum. These include maps, desk atlases, on-line learning links, social studies based leveled reading books, etc. In addition, these books and resources are available on-line for student and parent use at home and school. At Dillard we also supplement the curriculum by planning a variety of educational field trips. These include visits to local historical sites and our state capitol. Our fifth grade students also participate in an annual trip to Washington D.C..
Overdrive eBook Library
Rockingham County Schools is pleased to offer our eBook program on Overdrive. Our digital collection contains over 5700 titles available for checkout.
The web address for RCS' digital library is http://rock.lib.overdrive.com. Please see your school's Media Coordinator for log in information.