Pine Street Elementary 201 Pine Street Wayland, MI 49348 Phone: 269-792-1127 Fax: 269-792-1103
Pine Street Elementary School opens its doors everyday to over 400 fifth and sixth grade students in the Wayland Union School District. The Pine Street Elementary Staff is dedicated to our student's academic growth and provides an environment that challenges the students to become life-long learners and contributors to the community.
Our staff meets in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), to bring different strategies to meet the needs of all of our students. We focus our attention to development in the area of reading and vocabulary, and with the use of technology, our staff emphasizes their commitment to literacy across all core curriculum. The staff provides extensions and programming for both high achieving students and students that are in need of additional support to ensure academic growth and student success. We continue to offer math and reading intervention, reaching our intensive and strategic students, to promote confidence and academic achievement.
We continue to provide a safe environment for our students using a common language and a common set of expectations posted throughout our building. Our year started with a visit from the school social worker to each classroom. She demonstrated how to identify and report bullying and she worked with students to prevent these behaviors from starting. She continued to extend this message traveling to each classroom two more times during the year to reinforce additional forms of bullying which included cyber-bullying. Throughout the year we are proud to recognize students each day that meet our building expectations through the use of “Pride Tickets” and each month we honor students who consistently demonstrate respect, responsibility, and safety with our ROARS award. The Positive Behavior Intervention Support Committee (PBIS) continues to plan and implement interventions to decrease behaviors, increasing student time toward learning.
Pine Street Students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities and serve the community. Our students attend a Veteran’s Day Assembly and visit the local VFW to honor those that served. Our service based K-Kids Club, sponsored by the local Kiwanis, participated in improving school and community grounds, collected pop top tabs to send to the Ronald McDonald House, and participated in community events. We strive to give back to our community that gives so much to our school system and our students.
For 2012-2013, Pine Street Elementary School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) from the State of Michigan Department of Education. While we are pleased to have reached this important goal, we continue to work to improve. Through the school improvement process we focus our efforts and dedicate ourselves to challenge our students in their education, to inspire our students to be lifelong learners, and to encourage our students to be citizens that contribute to those around them.