Award Year: 2016
Weiner Elementary tears down barriers and builds possibilities, enabling all students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners who feel PART of our world.
- Black/African American: 3%
- White: 87%
- Hispanic: 8%
- Two or more races: 2%
- ELL: 4%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
Weiner Elementary, a rural K-6 school in the Harrisburg School District, is a designated Arkansas School of Innovation. It is a school focused on meeting the needs of the whole child, a place embraced and enriched by our community. Surveyed stakeholders responded that the word best describing our school was "family."
Each day brings our school together for shared learning in morning assembly. The Pledge of Allegiance and Americana songs are followed by multimedia lessons on the Artist, Musician, and Place of the Week. The "Spanish Word of the Day" and daily "Face of Creativity" are also presented. The principal facilitates the assembly, allowing children to see her first as an educator.
ALL students participate in a daily Spanish class taught by a native speaker, providing a better appreciation for the culture. Fifth and sixth grade students may also take Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 for high school credit.
Our overarching focus, ensuring students have command of the skills and attitudes enabling them to live the life they choose and not a life dictated by their circumstances, permeates all. Along with the core curriculum, emphasis is placed on creativity, communication, character, learning a second language, and command of technology through our 1:1 computer initiative. Project Based Learning provides engaging real world experiences, empowering children to feel "part" of the world and not "apart" from it.
Weiner Elementary constantly seeks new ways to better serve children. Weiner Elementary is, as our motto states: "A great place to be today's kid!"