Mead Elementary is a community of students, teachers and parents committed to the development of the whole child through a belief in every child’s unlimited potential by focusing on high expectations, rigor, raising achievement and developing character. Students have access to technology including iPad Minis, Chromebooks and laptops, which enhance classroom-learning objectives. As a movement school, students participate in twice-daily movement breaks where they move to activate both sides of the brain, which helps children, reenergize and focus on learning.
We are a community of students, teachers and parents committed to the development of the whole child through a belief in every child’s unlimited potential by focusing on high expectations, rigor, raising achievement and developing character.
The Staff at Mead Elementary is proud to present Spark! the Mead Movement Google site! This page showcases a multitude of movement based resources to increase health and fitness for all of our students. Our goal is to create a lifelong relationship with fitness while also employing current research that shows how movement prepares the brain for learning. In the book Spark, John J Ratey, MD and Eric Hagerman explain the science behind why physical activity can allow students to become better learners.
Awards and Achievements
Encana Technology Grant
Mead Elementary received a $70,000 grant from Encana in January of 2014. We are excited to have five iPad mini’s in every classroom and three chromecarts as a result of this generous grant. Technology is a big part of our school and students and teachers are highly engaged in exciting learning opportunities daily.
We are part of the district-wide Kaiser Grant to support movement in schools. At Mead Elementary, we provide two movement breaks a day where students get up and move, activate both sides of their brain, get their blood flowing and are ready to learn for longer periods of time. Funds from this grant go to support professional development for teachers, materials for classroom movement, a speaker for our all school movement days and the start of our 100 mile Club.
Mead Elementary has won the myOn Reader challenge four times for a total of over $7,000. All elementary schools are challenged to read online books during Thanksgiving, Winter and Summer breaks. We are proud of the amount of reading that our students have accomplished. Funds from this grant go to new non-fiction books and reading apps.