Greetings from the Elementary Principal, Ms. Katie Koenig
Welcome to our learning community!
What I love about our mission and vision is the focus on the outcomes that have been identified to support children to be successful in an ever-changing future. Unity. Respect. Academic Excellence. Curiosity. Communication. Service. Integrity. This is a grand endeavor and our learning community is up to the challenge! Upon visiting our Oceanside campus, you will observe children and adults identifying and reinforcing respect, responsibility, open-mindedness, courageousness, kindness, and safety, alongside growing: self-regulation, collaboration, organization, and reflection skills that scaffold children’s development, each and every way, each and every day.
Nurturing academic excellence brings my colleagues joy! RAS educators purposefully plan for, implement, and assess standards-based instruction to ensure each child’s individual growth, with a focus on the development of the whole child. With educators as mentors, we provide robust experiences in the core curricula of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning. Children also develop skills in music, art, physical education, French and Arabic languages, and Moroccan studies; in addition to discovering all that library learning commons has to offer!
We know we are successful when children identify and conduct themselves as readers, musicians, authors, artists, French-speakers, caregivers, scientists, economists, researchers, anthropologists, mathematicians, ambassadors, Arabic-speakers, historians, counselors, and global servants. We are committed to providing opportunities for our children to develop and reflect on their expert learner skills: self-regulation, collaboration, organization, and reflection, alongside developing content specific knowledge and skills. No matter the content, our children are at the center of the learning experiences, enjoying the delight of childhood.
I welcome you to unite alongside us and contribute to our vision of learning in a world community… each and every way, each and every day!
Yours in partnership,