Linville-Edom Elementary School

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STUDENT RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS

LEES Symbaloo

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Library

The mission of the LEES library program is to empower students to be critical thinkers,
​enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
From Standards for the 21st Century Learner American Association of School Librarians (AASL 2009)


Click here to visit the Linville Edom Library website.

Challenge Program

Rockingham County Public Schools subscribes to the philosophy that intellectually gifted students (those of very superior and superior intellectual ability) possess abilities that differ from those of their peers to such a degree that they require intentional and differentiated educational services beyond the general curriculum to meet their educational needs. Without a program of services that differs from what is available in the regular educational program, the superior abilities of many intellectually gifted students will remain undeveloped or underdeveloped.

There is a distinction between students who demonstrate qualities of being gifted, and those who are high achievers and advanced learners. The RCPS Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted is intended to address the needs of gifted students (some of whom may also be high achievers and/or advance learners). Students who demonstrate qualities of being high achievers and advanced learners, and who do not exhibit qualities of giftedness, as much as possible should not be identified for the Challenge Program. Their needs for differentiation should be met by the regular classroom educational program and advanced course selection in the secondary years.

In the elementary school years, formal identification for the Challenge Program begins with an eligibility process for students who have been referred in the spring of second grade, with direct services provided for identified students in 3rd-5th grades (45-60 minutes per week). Students in grades 3-5 are also offered an optional after school enrichment program that includes up to 8 sessions per year. Teachers in grades K-5 complete screening checklists at the end of the first nine-weeks grading period to determine which students may be demonstrating qualities of giftedness and/or those who are high achievers/advanced learners. Students in grades 3-5 (who were not found eligible in 2nd grade) can be referred for the eligibility process in November/December. Younger students in grades 1-2 are served informally as individuals or in small groups. Integrated “STEM” education and Children’s Engineering forms the basis for the elementary Challenge Program.

Character Counts

The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. That's why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars.


Trustworthiness
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility
Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Caring
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.

The foundation of PBIS at Linville-Edom Elementary School is the three school-wide expectations:
·~Be Respectful
·~Be Responsible
·~Be Safe

Each month, students who have followed the school rules will be invited to join in the monthly celebration. The celebration will be announced at the beginning of the month so students know ahead of time what event they are working to earn. Students who do not earn the celebration will attend a “booster session” with the purpose to help the student understand the behavior that needs to be changed and make a plan for how to change it.