Heath Springs Elementary School is committed to helping all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the SC Graduate by providing opportunities for students to master grade level standards across the curriculum through project or problem based learning experiences. We provide these experiences through an implementation of STEAM and PBL. We demonstrate this by challenging our students with best practices and professional development of our teachers. These learning experiences will emphasize STEAM activities, encourage creativity, innovation, critical thinking and collaboration. These experiences will also promote self-direction, perseverance, tolerance and a positive work ethic as new windows are opened to global perspective. We have a STEAM lab which includes a science lab, drama room with dance floor, and pottery room. We have two computer labs, computers in the classrooms, and Chrome Books for every student in grades 2-5. Teachers have worked diligently to acquire iPads and iPad minis through grant money to further our technology initiative. We facilitate the development of engineering and math through opportunities with building and design activities with LEGO blocks and sets , KEVA planks, and project design.
Heath Springs Elementary School’s curriculum emphasizes whole child education, reading, and writing across the curriculum, and the response to intervention (RTI) protocol. Our faculty and staff “study and use data results to develop instructional goals and plans to meet each and every child’s need.”
We have a LEGO competition team and after school club. We also have an afternoon pottery class for teachers and students to learn pottery skills. We are an arts infused school. The teachers coordinate opportunities for the arts to be blended across the curriculum. We have two main drama productions a year. The 3rd-5th graders perform in the fall and in the spring the students in K-2 perform. We also had two dance residencies this year to teach the Polka and Contemporary Movement to support Social Studies. We offer clubs each semester that include pottery, drama, gardening, tap dancing, gymnastics, photography, chess, drawing, landscaping, coding, etc. We believe that it takes a community to raise a child and welcome volunteers.
Sheri Watson. Principal