William B. Cruise Memorial School #11
We are committed on empowering our future 21st century
leaders with the knowledge and skills needed in order to make an indelible impact on the world.
Our school community, including administration, staff, students, parents and neighbors, will embrace the philosophy of educating the whole child: academically, emotionally and socially. Students will learn to engage challenges successfully and with confidence. We will strive to promote the school community’s goals and relate them successfully to the global environment.
Our Whole School Focus is Reading Comprehension Through the Content Areas:
Reading is Academic
It is our school’s mission to provide all students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to compete in a multi-culturally diverse global society and become tomorrow’s leaders. We will embrace the diverse needs of ALL children and avidly promote education through the renewal and discovery of learning in safe and secure surroundings.
We will emphasize the development of skills needed to succeed in contemporary real world situations. Our curriculum will incorporate the use of innovative research-based learning strategies and the exploration of problem-based approaches supported by technology to foster higher order thinking skills. Interdisciplinary connections forged through small group differentiated instruction, project based learning, technology integration, and the infusion of global perspectives will advance the acquisition of knowledge. Measurable outcomes will gauge student progress using multiple assessments such as observations, homework, projects, presentations, unit and standardized tests. Through the collaborative efforts of our school community, it is our hope to afford students a multitude of opportunities to transcend the boundaries of education which will enable them to inspire and impact the world around them.