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1 Morris Area Public Schools The mission of Morris Area Public Schools is to educate and prepare all students for a successful tomorrow through academics, activities, arts, and attitude. Welcome!

2  A modern building (2005) with a state of the art concert hall and media center  Spacious playground area and a large gymnasium with three full basketball courts  Smart Boards in every classroom with a large computer lab and two mobile labs  Classrooms organized in grade level clusters with common space between rooms Our Facility Offers:

3 MAES Builds Success Through…  Learning Centers  Reading Flex Groups  Incorporation of science and social studies into literature  PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Strategies)  Enrichment Book Club  Novels  Leveled Readers (small group reading)  Reading Buddies  Daily Independent Reading Time  AR (Accelerated Reader)

4 MAES Builds Success Through…  Parent Involvement  Winter and Spring Music Programs  FFA High School Buddies  Rocket Project  Science * Math Expo  Math Flex Groups  Math Interventions  Robust Curriculum  MN History Projects  High Expectations

5  PE Daily  Music Daily  Band (grades 5-6)  Technology  Media Skills  Olweus MAES Builds Success Through…

6 Morris Area Elementary School curriculum is based on local, state, and nationally approved standards. The standards assure all students receive a rigorous program which is developmentally appropriate and sequential in nature. Curriculum is reviewed on an annual basis with more information found on the district website. Everyday Math – Enables children in elementary grades to learn more mathematical content and become life-long mathematical thinkers. Math skills are taught and reinforced using manipulatives and hands on activities. Treasures – provides all students with materials that are motivating and challenging and that build, encourage and support success; provide opportunities for measurement of progress; provide opportunities for multiple learning experiences; prepare students to be life-long learners and good citizens in a diverse and changing world. ( Macmillan/McGraw Hill) MAES Curriculum

7 English Language Learners (ELL) Students work 30 minutes a day in small groups or one-on-one settings. Special Education Collaboration within the department and district to meet the diverse and unique needs of all the students that are served. Meeting Every Child’s Needs

8 RTI – Provides a targeted intervention to support each child and monitor progress. NWEA / AIMS Web – Assessments used to identify student needs and guide instruction. Title – Supplemental instruction given to students who are at-risk for not reaching grade level standards in reading and math. E.A.G.E.R. – Providing opportunities to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. M.A.E.S. strives to meet EVERY child’s needs!

9  Smart Boards in EVERY classroom  Small Class Sizes (Range from 17-25)  27 Classrooms (540+ Students)  Teacher collaboration and teamwork Opportunity for Success

10 Field Trips: Connecting learning to real life!  SWELL  Wahpeton Zoo  Circus  Historical Museum  Pope County Museum  Andes Tower Hills 5 th Grade Class Trip (Twin Cities)  Capitol  Science Museum  Fort Snelling  Minneapolis Art Museum 6 th Grade Class Trip (Northern MN)  Tower of Sudan Underground Mine  Camp Mishawaka  Forest History Center  Hill Annex Mine  MN Museum of Mining

11 Teachers at Morris Area Elementary School value parent communication and input. Each teacher maintains a website to ensure strong parent- teacher communication on a daily basis. Communication and a Caring Staff Teachers and staff at Morris Area Elementary School care about your child and strive to meet the unique needs of all children!

12 Together… We Are Better! Call or to set up a visit or tour the school when convenient. Phone: Website:

13 Together… We Are Better!


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