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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}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.<div><br> <p>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 implementing a new literacy curriculum, 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 their highest potential.</p><p><br></p><p>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 a 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 also have weekly Brainwise social-emotional learning lessons (SEL) for all our students. As a result of a partnership with Teens, Inc., a community organization, we are fortunate enough to have an SEL expert teaching these lessons to each class.  Also through a Teens, Inc. grant, we have a Restorative Practices Coordinator who teaches children how to resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships with one another. At NES we also start every day with a school-wide "Moment to Pause" where every student practices mindfulness.</p><p><br></p><p>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></p><p><br></p></div>Laurel Reckert<div><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><p><br></p><p><strong>Special Curricular events for all students include:</strong><br>  - Literacy Lab—Primary and Intermediate leveled books to support instruction<br>  - MakerSpace - Promotes student creativity and creation<br>  - Science Fair—School-wide yearly event to showcase student scientific inquiry<br>  - Lego Technology Lab—supports student creations using technology and legos<br>  - Choral and Instrumental Music<br>  - Outdoor Experiential Education for third, fourth and fifth-grade students.<br>  - School Partnership with Wild Bear Center for Nature to enhance our natural science focus<br>  - Winter Activities Days including alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing at Eldora Ski Resort<br></p><br><br></div><strong><em>Nederland Mission:</em></strong><div><b><i><br></i></b><em>Nederland Schools </em><strong><em>educate, empower, and enable </em></strong><em>all students to become culturally, socially, and environmentally responsible, preparing them for college, careers, and beyond. Students become contributing global citizens who think critically and thrive in an ever-changing world.</em><p><br></p></div><p>​</p><p><strong><em>Nederland Vision:</em></strong></p><p><strong><em></em></strong><em>Nederland Schools are nurturing, safe, and engaging environments for all students. Students embrace diversity while treating others with respect and compassion. Students use</em><strong><em> grit and perseverance </em></strong><em>to solve problems creatively, improving the world around them. Students are inspired and curious lifelong learners</em><em>.</em></p><p><br></p>



     NES Core Values

    Nederland Elementary School’s Core Values

    Core Value #1:

    Lifelong Learning, Creativity, Fun, and Passion Matter

    Learning is an adventure.  We want to be known for innovation, integration with the natural environment, and 21st-century learning. If teachers are passionate and creative, kids will have fun, learn, and foster their own lifelong curiosities.  We expect our students to learn each day – we will do the same. 


    Core Value #2:

     Trust, Accountability, and Respect

    Trust occurs through infinite communication and nurturing relationships.  We will do our best to communicate and be accountable to our agreements. We also accept the reality that we are human and mistakes will be made.  We will choose to forgive one another’s mistakes, commonly grow and learn together. We will respect the entirety of our school community by being open-minded and honest.  When conflicts arise, we will demonstrate respect by assuming a positive intent, going to a singular source, and gracefully solving the problem at hand.

    Core Value #3: 

    Focus on Consistent High Expectations of Teaching and Learning

    We will consistently have high expectations of ourselves, our students, one another, and our community. Our school staff is responsible for defining high expectations and making sure those expectations are achievable, supported, and met.  Everyone will feel safe and students will thrive when we are consistent with these expectations. We will spend our energies focusing on questions that matter. We will choose to collaborate with one another in order to improve our professional practice.  Our collaborative efforts will lead to deep and broad positive impacts on learning and professional practice. We will affirm one another and remember that we are together in our challenges and celebrations. 

    Core Value #4:


    At Nederland Elementary, the whole child matters.  We will foster each child’s individual spirit. This means that our work and our approach to work will reflect fair, just, and compassionate understanding and insight. We believe that all students should have the opportunity to feel success socially and academically.  As such, we acknowledge that each child’s pathway to success will be different and we will strive to understand each child’s unique needs.

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