Grades 2 through 4
Rolling Hills Primary School houses grades two through four and special education classes. Programs have been developed which address the specific educational needs of our diverse student population. Since the foundation of all future learning is established at the primary level, the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills through an integrated language arts approach in conjunction with related enrichment activities. The purpose of this approach is to encourage children to recognize the meaningful relationship between the acquisition of knowledge and how it is applied to daily life experiences. During the primary school years, children are expected to develop necessary life skills such as accepting responsibility, working as a team member, practicing healthy living habits and acquiring a respect for oneself and others. Our fundamental goal is to motivate, inspire and enlighten children who are beginning their educational journey.
In order to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, there are opportunities provided for them to partake in an expansive school-wide enrichment program and various academic competitions. Yearly, students participate in D.A.R.E. and Physical and Academic Fitness Award Programs. Students may participate in a comprehensive instrumental program or an award-winning violin program. Each student will perform in either the December or May concerts. Additional services offered by the school include: speech, adaptive physical education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, resource center as in-class and replacement models, and computer education.
An active School and Community Association provides many opportunities for students and parents to participate in community service projects such as food/clothing drives and holiday gift collections for the needy. The S.C.A. also sponsors a holiday store for students and is an integral part of many school activities such as Grandparents Day during American Education Week, an annual book fair, and field days. Additional fund-raising events provide monies for a yearly whole school assembly program and for the purchase of computer software. Forming a partnership with parents has proven to be most beneficial for students. The Rolling Hills faculty and staff welcome the opportunity to expand the role of the parent, working in conjunction with the school during the year.
It is the objective of the faculty and staff to develop in each child a sense of compassion, creativity, and curiosity. Students at Rolling Hills will learn to discover effective solutions that will be invaluable in managing challenges they will encounter throughout life.