Curriculum & Activities
Monroeton Elementary is a Title I, 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, Technology, and Physical Education.
NC Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) guides our instructional and curriculum framework. It is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem solving to maximize growth for all. Our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) system is the behavioral framework of MTSS.
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.
NCDPI K-12 Standards, Curriculum, & InstructionExternal Site with Information about core curriculum and NC standards
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.
NC Standard Course of Study
The North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) defines the appropriate content standards for each grade or proficiency level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. These standards define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each school year or course.
Click here to access the NCDPI website of NCSOS
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 (AR) 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. Teachers utilize data from multiple assessments to assign students individual reading levels and point goals for each reading period. There are four reading periods during the school year. Students in grades two through five participate in the AR program at Monroeton.
A celebration is held for those students who reach their reading goals at the end of every reading period. 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.
There is a direct link to this site from our school’s webpage. Students may not take tests at home. Thank you for your support of our AR reading program. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
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.
Clubs & Activities
Drama club is open to all students who are in the 3rd through 5th grades. Drama club meets on Thursdays until 3:45pm. Students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of theater including backstage, lights, music, and acting.
The purpose of the Art Club is to enhance our visual environment and to learn about the roles that art plays in our lives. The club serves not only the school but the community as well and is always looking for ways to improve our environment. The purpose is to introduce students to new media and to explore personal interests as well as prepare students for careers in art and an outlet for positive self expression.
Monroeton’s Art Club will give fourth and fifth grade students an opportunity to work collaboratively on projects which may remain within our school as permanent displays. The club offers its members numerous opportunities for socialization as well as gaining experience working with and using art materials and resources. This is a voluntary organization, disruptive or disagreeable behavior will result in dismissal from this club. All school rules will be enforced. A passion for art is required, but talent is optional.
The purpose of the Ecology Club is to encourage a positive attitude about the area in which we live and promote the understanding that it is everyone's job to keep our community healthy. Students must be willing to work hard and be an active part of making the environment a safe and healthy place for all creatures to live. This requires a commitment to attend each monthly meeting, and taking part in all of the activities planned to improve our school's natural habitat.
Students will also be expected to continue their commitment to the environment during the times between meetings. This will be accomplished by completing projects, cleaning up around their own homes, and encouraging others to take care of our community. Students will be asked to get outside and get dirty, so proper dress will be required on our scheduled meeting dates. We want all of the Ecology Club members to have a positive experience that they can continue to make a part of the rest of their lives.
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Monroeton's Intramural Volleyball League is open to students in 4th and 5th grade. The purpose of the Volleyball League is to give students an opportunity to be physically active while competing in a friendly, structured environment. In addition, it affords students the opportunity to experience comradery and improve their skills while competing against and along side equally skilled players. Mr. Wray operates one league in the fall and one in the spring. An All Star team is selected and travels to play other elementary schools in the area. Come out and watch the kids play!