Visual arts is taught by licensed art specialists in all grades 1-5, rotated with music, physical education and media. Click here to learn more about art in Robbinsdale Area Schools.
Students have a variety of music performance options starting in fourth grade. Students
in all of the elementary schools have the option of starting orchestra
in fourth grade and band in fifth grade. Each year, our music program
consistently produces national recognition and state champions for
all-state choir, band and orchestra.
Gifted Services abound. All
14 schools in our district have services both during the day and
beyond—with Destination ImagiNation (DI), Math Masters and more.
Math instruction teaches students to use physical
objects to solve math equations. They’re seeing concepts come to
life through hands-on activities that help with retention.
Whole-class literacy block includes fluency,
phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling and
writing, supplemented with small group reading instruction at each child’s
Hands-on science activities teach the history and nature of science concepts, earth and space science, physical science, and life science.
Our Social studies curriculum focuses on history,
humanities, and the social sciences to develop social understanding and
to prepare students to become responsible citizens.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
is a whole school approach that includes all students and staff in all-school settings. Through implementation of PBIS, schools create a
learning environment that is more engaging, responsive and preventive,
addressing classroom management and disciplinary issues intentionally
and in a timely manner, and promoting and celebrating a positive school climate.
Each elementary school has a Response to Intervention (RtI)
block of time every day. During this time, students receive small group
instruction to address their specific learning needs, based on careful
and ongoing formative assessments, whether it is extra time to master
concepts or enrichment time to go deeper with concepts already mastered.