Points of Pride
- Heatherwood is a community of learners consisting of respectful children, caring teachers and supportive parents.
- Our balanced and integrated curricular program is academically strong. Children’s learning emphasizes research, problem solving, simulations and technology.
- Our Creating a Caring Community program teaches character traits that reinforce behavior expectations and communication agreements for students and community.
- Heatherwood teachers and parents participate together in an equity film series to learn strategies to enhance the cultural proficiency of our school community.
Heatherwood teachers and support staff are working to increase the academic results of our students with special needs and on meal assistance in reading, writing and math on CSAP. Our staff is utilizing the Being a Writer Program to increase the proficiency of all students in writing. We are developing a comprehensive positive behavior support plan and providing consistent meeting time for teachers and interventionists to monitor and discuss students’ academic and behavioral growth over time.
Heatherwood’s academic strength lies in our balanced and integrated curricular program. Children master and apply literacy and math skills through learning that emphasizes research, problem solving, simulations and technology. The instructional program does not end with the acquisition of discrete skills, but goes on to teach the use of those skills in higher level problem solving.
Heatherwood takes pride in creating a caring, professional learning community with high academic standards. Our 2003 third grade CSAP and Terra Nova math results were cause for celebration. The third graders were 100 percent proficient on the CSAP reading assessment with 42 percent scoring advanced proficient. The Terra Nova math composite scores were just as impressive with students scoring 96 percent nationally. The sucess of our third graders is indicative of the entire school—all of our students have reason to celebrate their achievement.
Our motto is "Heatherwood Has Heart." As a community, we support each other as learners. Staff and parents foster mutual cooperation, emotional support, and personal and academic growth for all students. This is evident by the numerous parent volunteers in our classrooms everyday.
Our teachers, staff and parents create a child-centered and inquiry-based environment. Children benefit from flexible classroom settings, team teaching, multiage and traditional classes, and communication that keeps parents involved.
We invite you to visit, talk with our teachers and parents and see for yourself the great things that are happening at Heatherwood!