BELMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Inspired ● United ● Prepared
Soaring To Excellence
On behalf of the Belmar School District administration, faculty, and staff, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our students and their families as we begin the 2017-18 school year. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.
We believe that the foundation of our students’ future successes will be found in the power of our combined efforts and the strength of our relationships. Our challenge is to embrace the future of the 21st century and ensure that our students are properly prepared to become leaders in this dynamic and globally diverse society.
We are proud that our 1:1 Chromebook initiative has increased in scope to grades 2-8, as well as increasing mobile devices for students in grades PreK-1. As teachers become increasingly skilled in a spectrum of instructional technology applications, students’ level of engagement and investment in their learning grows exponentially.
We are excited to implement a brand new science program, HMH Science Dimension in grades K-8, built specifically to address the Performance Expectations of NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). The program is built around active learning, asking students to solve problems by stating claims, gathering evidence, and providing explanations through reasoning.
Belmar School District has embraced the “maker movement” by providing a unique opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to participate in a collaborative experience to imagine, design, and create innovative solutions to real world problems. In our K-4 grade span, we continue to implement the best practice of “looping,” whereby students in looping classes remain with their teacher for two consecutive years, allowing for more in-depth student/teacher relationships and greater opportunities for more customized instruction.
“Inspired, United, Prepared, Soaring to Excellence.” Our motto represents the shared vision of our BES school family and is fostered by a leadership team that promotes a nurturing and academically challenging school environment. Our talented staff of educators creatively seek ways to infuse inter-disciplinary and STEM aspects to provide students with a breadth of real-world experiences that stress critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.
We look forward to meeting all of our families at Back To School Night on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. David R. Hallman, Superintendent
Mrs. Sarah Wilton, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Lauren Vasile, Supervisor of Special Services