Ulysses Li Campise

Environment & Plan

W.H. Keister Elementary School

Offering grades K-4 W.H. Keister is an elementary school located in a building constructed in 1955 that underwent extensive renovations in 1999-2000. The school provides services such as English speakers of other languages and gifted and talented resources. The campus is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a town in a rural setting of about 50 thousand inhabitants. Nearby both James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University the school has consistent access to both student and first-year teachers.

Small School with Lots to Offer

Listed on the school's website are offerings including music, art, Reading First, Title I, physical education, speech-language, and guidance counseling in a building that includes a media center, gymnasium, large playground facilities, state of the art cafetorium, and computer labs.

Multiple Intelligence

As a multiple intelligence teaching strategy students at W. H. Keister were visited by literary mined aliens.

Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies

W.H. Keister is located in Harrisonburg, which is in the larger agricultural county of Rockingham. Students are largely from blue collar families, with many working on farms or for the city.

Farming in the City

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