Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to  Martin Luther King Elementary School, home of the Wildcats! 

 

King is committed to educational excellence. Our primary goal is to increase student academic achievement as well as focus on the individual needs of each student. In doing this, we strive to give each student the opportunity to learn in order to create productive citizens for the future. Our teachers are dedicated to the mission of challenging students to think critically as they learn. Teachers plan lessons that involve, but not limited to, self-interpretation of text, peer interaction and ongoing writing skills.  In doing this teachers and students have access to the latest 21st Century computer-based academic programs and technology hardware.  Our teachers continue to increase their professional knowledge by participating in ongoing training. We strive to strengthen our academic plan for our English Learners through ongoing identification of need, proper placement, monitoring, formative assessment, and adjustment of program.  

 

Academic enrichment activities are provided though VAPA and Field Trips.  King Elementary is a participating "Turn Around Arts" School as part of the state and national program. Decades of research show that students who are engaged in the arts have a strong likelihood of excelling in school.   Each student receives weekly music and art lessons from certified Performing Arts teachers.

 

You as parents and stakeholders are a critical part of our school. We invite you to work in conjunction with our staff to create an environment that is welcoming and academically challenging.   We welcome your input and your ongoing support of our academic program and we encourage all parents to volunteer as much as possible. I am honored that you have entrusted