Welcome back to the 2012/2013 school year. Morenci elementary school believes that each child must develop physically, mentally, morally, socially, and academically to become a contributing member of society. We believe that education is a shaping influence in life.
At Morenci Elementary we provide a well rounded education for our students. Our curriculum is aligned to state standards and we are using research based materials to provide our instruction. Saxon math is taught in small increments with continual practice and review.
Open Court is the program we use to teach reading. This program systematically teaches comprehension, decoding, inquiry and investigation, and writing. We supplement Open Court with guided reading and A-Z. We use DIBELS as our assessment for progress monitoring and benchmarking.
Two years ago we implemented WriteSteps. WriteSteps is a comprehensive writing program that addresses all the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Students develop an understanding and mastery of the main idea, topic sentences, editing, revising, and paragraph construction at their individual grade levels. Science, social studies, physical education, music, computers, and library are all part of the comprehensive education we offer.
Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to the academic development of our students. I am expecting great things this year from our staff and students.
Mary Fisher, Principal
Bringing Excellence to Students, Building a better world, one student at a time