At Schoolcraft Elementary, students and staff are committed to the principles of leadership and kindness. Our school community is dedicated to developing students who have confidence, creativity and most importantly, the ability to set goals and work hard to achieve them.
Our staff plans rigorous lessons to raise student achievement, while supporting the growth and development of the whole child. We are committed to working collaboratively and to using data to drive our instruction though professional learning communities. Our teachers are skilled in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students. In addition to whole group mini lessons, small group instruction, partner work and independent learning, our students participate in classroom discussions where they learn to agree, disagree and clarify their understanding of others thinking. Our students are guided to model their thinking with manipulatives or examples and prove their thinking with evidence and reasoning.
At Schoolcraft Elementary, we believe that every child possesses unique strengths, gifts, and talents which help them become leaders in their own lives and in their community. To become a leader, students must master the ability to understand their own emotions and reactions, think critically about situations to make choices they will be proud of, and set goals and action steps that align with their desired outcomes. Our teachers infuse The Seven Habits of Leadership, Mindfulness, Zones of Regulation, and Restorative Practices into daily Morning Meetings as well as daily academic lessons.
We are a Kindergarten through 5th grade Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon School. The Michigan Department of Education has designated Schoolcraft Elementary as a Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School. The Blue Ribbon, the most prestigious education award in the state, distinguishes Schoolcraft Elementary for their excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parent involvement, and community support.
We celebrate our students, teachers and parents on their efforts that make Schoolcraft a wonderful place to learn and grow. Through open communication between home and school, success for our students is endless. We are committed to inspire, educate and empower our students for their futures.