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Principal's Message

At Memorial Elementary School, we believe that our success is built upon the hopes and dreams of our students, staff, and parents. Our highly qualified teachers deliver a rich educational program with skill, enthusiasm, and expertise. With dedicated educators, outstanding instruction comes to life and the curriculum is delivered in a highly creative format. Lessons are child-centered and tailored to meet the needs of our students. By differentiating instruction in this manner, our program incorporates best practices and current research about curriculum, instruction, technology, and assessment. This enables us to support all of our students at their various points on the educational spectrum. Memorial Elementary School offers a rigorous, yet developmentally appropriate, standards-based curriculum that engages and motivates students. As a vibrant school community, we are a united team that constantly strives to provide a superior education for each and every child.

Professional Learning Communities are a strong focus at Memorial Elementary School. Teachers, administrators, and support staff constantly enhance their understanding of successful teaching practices by actively participating in workshops and meetings that target cutting edge instructional methods and strategies. Our teachers continue to challenge themselves to be leaders in education by designing lessons that are powerfully engaging.

Through the dedicated efforts of parents, teachers, and administrators working together, a collaborative bond has been established between home and school. Our parents routinely demonstrate their support of the educational programs that the students experience on a daily basis. At Memorial Elementary School, a very active and supportive PTA works closely with the staff and administration to underwrite a wide variety of family oriented activities, cultural arts programs, and special events for the students.

At Memorial Elementary School, we believe that developing a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment is a responsibility that requires the participation of all stakeholders in our community. Students, teachers, staff, administrators, and parents must work together to foster a culture that is sensitive to the needs of all students and inclusive of the uniqueness of individuals. The Administrative Teams and staff of Griebling and Memorial “Sister Schools” have made a commitment to work in a highly collaborative manner to foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of our young scholars. This is accomplished by approaching character and leadership education in a unique manner through our P.A.W.S. (Positive Actions Will Shine) Program. Throughout the school year, we have designed activities that will provide our students with varied opportunities to learn how to:
 
  • successfully and proactively deal with stress and conflict before it becomes a bullying situation
  • resourcefully problem solve in academic and social situations to foster the application of emotional intelligence skills
  • comfortably explore their interests and passions so they understand their uniqueness is something to be cherished and celebrated
  • creatively recognize and support growth on all levels of development (social, emotional, academic)
 
By taking time to instruct our students through creative experiences, we build resiliency and empower them with critical life skills to be successful in any endeavor they choose to pursue. P.A.W.S., our home-grown program, enables us to embrace the shared values of our school family and helps us instill in our students critical socialization competencies. Our P.A.W.S. program cultivates the youngest citizens in Howell Township into caring, independent, responsible human beings that successfully and actively participate in a diverse, global community where their positive actions will shine! At Memorial Elementary, we take great pride in the positive and nurturing environment that characterizes our school. By teaching our children to think and dream, we continue to create life-long students of the world who will achieve success in any area they desire to pursue.

Mr. Raymond Gredder
Principal of Memorial Elementary