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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Nederland-Elementary.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Nederland-Elementary.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<div>Nederland Elementary School (NES) is nestled on a hillside among the pine and aspen trees of the Roosevelt National Forest and faces the jagged peaks of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area to the south. The beauty of our setting is second only to the excellent quality of education offered to the students of Nederland. NES is dedicated to high academic achievement and the growth of strong character for all children attending our school. As a neighborhood school, we believe in building working partnerships between our dedicated staff, highly-skilled teachers, involved parents, and the caring community of Nederland to ensure our students achieve to their potential.  This school also offers free and tuition preschool classes that have a focus on both academic and developmental learning standards.​​​<br><br>​Our academic program is well rounded in all content areas. We value STEM learning at Nederland Elementary and outdoor fitness and education are an emphasis at all grade levels. Our academic goals focus on improving student’s knowledge of mathematics, closing achievement gaps, and developing a safe and welcoming community at NES. We provide programs and interventions to support student learning at every level of performance and ability.  We remain committed to helping every child achieve to their highest potential.​​<div><br></div><div>Nederland Elementary cares about all aspects of our students’ development. We believe that all children are entitled to a safe, respectful learning environment. We are a Positive Behavior Support school with strong belief in developing student character.  Our school wide Panther PAWS (Perseverance, Act Responsibly, We Cooperate, and Show Respect) exemplifies many of our expected character traits.  We have established a Caring Community that includes a comprehensive program combining our Bully Proofing, Anti-Bias and Character Matters curriculum. We believe this approach will support students’ character growth through direct instruction, clear expectations and consequences, and the opportunity to solve problems peacefully.  <br><br><div>Our school is environmentally conscious. We are a Green Star School promoting reducing, reusing and recycling of materials. Outdoor education is an integral part of our classroom programs and instruction. We also offer after school activities through the Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery.  <br><br> It is our promise to you that your child will receive an excellent education at NES. We are committed to educating the whole child in an environment that embraces families and children. We invite you to join our school community in helping all of our children meet their potential in every aspect of their development and learning.<br></div></div></div>Laurel Reckert<p>Nederland Elementary School provides strong academic programs to support and enrich education for the variety of learners we serve. We fully implement the Boulder Valley School District curriculum, believing that this provides a solid foundation for all our students. We offer a strong, balanced literacy program, including direct intervention for struggling readers and writers K-5, and enrichment in math and reading for TAG students. We also offer the Colorado Preschool Project and Kindergarten Enrichment.</p><br> <strong>Special Curricular events for all students include:</strong><div>   - Literacy Lab—Primary and Intermediate leveled books to support instruction</div><div>   - Mini-Society—Fourth-grade students study enterprise by creating a product to sell</div><div>   - Science Fair—School-wide yearly event to showcase student scientific inquiry</div><div>   - Lego Technology Lab—supports student creations using technology and legos</div><div>   - Choral and Instrumental Music, including a computerized Music Garden for composition</div><div>   - Outdoor Experiential Education for third, fourth and fifth-grade students.</div><div>   - School Partnership with Wild Bear Center for Nature to enhance our natural science focus</div><div>   - Winter Activities Days including skiing, orienteering, ice skating and nature studies.<br> <br></div><div><strong>Special Programs  and Opportunities</strong><br>Nederland Elementary School offers a variety of co-curricular options for our students. These activities occur during and after school throughout the school year, even though 98 percent of our students are bussed to and from school. Our parents and teachers, serving as volunteers, support and facilitate these many interesting activities. The following programs provide a glimpse of the many opportunities available at NES.<br><br> <strong>Academics: </strong>Mini-Society Economics Unit, Reflections Writing Contest, Science Fair, Spell-a-thon, Outdoor Education third-fifth grades.<br><br> <strong>Arts: </strong>Musical Productions, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts and Crafts<br><br> <strong>Athletics: </strong>Mountain biking, hiking, volleyball, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, rollerblading, floor hockey, Winter Adventure Days, President’s Fitness Program, Track and Field, Outdoor Education<br><br><strong> Caring Community: </strong>Big Brother/Sister Mentor Program, Yearbook, Peer Leaders, Panther PAWS Assemblies, Peer Mediators<br><br></div><p>​​Nederland Elementary school builds students with high academic competence and strong character in an environment​ of caring teachers and staff, involved parents, and an active community. </p>

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