Frank Rushton Elementary School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

  • Student Achievement in Math: 67.7% of all students met their fall to spring growth targets on the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Math Tests.
  • Student Achievement in Reading: 63.3% of all students met their fall to spring growth targets on the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Reading Tests. 67.4% of all students met their end-of-year grade level criteria for Fountas and Pinnell reading records.
  • Staff Development: Our focus this past year during our weekly staff development was the study of instructional strategies related to unit planning for writers workshop.  In addition, district inservice days centered around the growth tool elements and how they support literacy instruction.
  • Reading: Reading for pleasure was encouraged through our weekly student book store and increased independent reading time of self-selected texts. Numerous classrooms also participate in "Reading Buddies," which pairs older students with younger grades.  A team of fourth and fifth grade students participated in the district’s Battle of the Books event.
  • Math and Science: Students engaged in daily hands-on math instruction with an emphasis on strategy development." A team of fourth and fifth grade students participated in the district’s Math Relays.  Frank Rushton incorporated an engineering unit into the Next Generation Science Standards and continued its implementation of the National Geographic Science curriculum. All students studied earth, physical, and life science.
  • Technology: Moving into a new school allowed for upgraded technology.  All classrooms have Apple TV’s with Chromecast and document cameras.  Each fourth and fifth grade student has use of a Chromebook laptop for instructional purposes and kindergarten through third grade students have access to shared i-pads. All students took their Kansas State Assessments and MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Tests online. A school web-site was maintained by a classroom teacher.  (access through the above link) This website contains useful links for educational purposes and can be utilized by parents, students, and teachers.
  • Integrated Arts: Special events included musical performances by instrumental classes and other students as part of our Winter Program, Spring Program, and Talent Show. Physical fitness was promoted through "Jump for Heart," Fitness Day, Are You Faster Than a Fifth Grader, and Field Day. This year’s fifth grade team of runners placed first in the Are You Faster Than A Fifth Grader event.  PTO coordinated Parent English classes taught by a parent volunteer every Tuesday evening.  As part of Arts Partners, students in third, fourth, and fifth grades all attended classes or tours of local art galleries. Student artwork was on display at designated times at the Board of Education. All students had the opportunity to receive a free health screening through ""Score 1 for Health.""
  • ESL: Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program, a language development program, used integrated curriculum to develop literacy skills in English for our CLD students. The ESL teachers used various strategies to enhance students' learning. 

Frank Rushton's Mission Statement

Our mission at Frank Rushton Elementary School is to provide a rich academic experience within a positive and secure environment. Each child will be expected to reach his or her full potential. Students will be challenged to become responsible, self-motivated, independent life-long learners with effective communication and problem-solving skills.

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