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Morrisville District and Curriculum
Wake County Public School System is an enormous school district comprised of 157,180 students and 171 total schools: 106 elementary schools, 33 middle schools, and 25 high schools. The district is the largest in the state and the 16th largest in then nation. Morrisville Elementary, which serves students in grades K-5, is a unique school in that it runs on a year-round calendar. The curriulum is standards-based and scaffolds student learning year to year. There is a focus during the early years on literacy and math fluency so that with a solid foundation students can take on advanced or career-focused courses in high school.
We currently cover the following Morrisville-area school district: Wake County Public School System.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Morrisville District Curriculum
The district has laid out how students’ days are structured. Students in grades K-1 spend 150 minutes, or 56 percent of instructional time, learning language arts: 120 minutes for reading and 30 minutes writing. Students in grades 3 and 4 spend less time reading (105 minutes), while 5th and 6th graders write more (45 minutes) and read less (85 minutes). Students in grades 2-6 spend less time reading and writing than the very young students, the rest of that time is dedicated to enrichment and interventions.
Students in all of the elementary levels have math for 60 minutes, or 22 percent of the instructional time. Students spend 45 to 50 minutes learning science and social studies, with these two subjects typically being taught on a rotating basic in monthly blocks. The elementary grades use a balanced approach to literacy instruction, as students receive direct, explicit instruction in foundational skills, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. The use of media resources helps students apply, locate, synthesize, and utilize information and are involved in shared practice and guided reading.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Morrisville Educational News
- WCPSS Has Most Nationally Certified Teachers in U.S. - In 2015, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that that 48 Wake County teachers obtained National Board Certification—the top distinction that can be earned in teaching. A total of 2,509 WCPSS teachers have earned this “gold standard”—the highest number out of all the school districts in the entire country over the past decade.
- Wake County Elementary School Partners With NHL, Hurricanes for STEM Program - Students at Wake County’s Walnut Creek Elementary received a visit from two Carolina Hurricanes players and its mascot in order to kick off a new STEM online learning program for students in fourth grade and up. The Future Goals program is comprised of interactive online modules that teach students how concepts about hockey, such as the technology involved in protective gear and the dimensions of the rink, relate to science, math, and technology.
- WCPSS to Bring Collaborative Learning Environments to Schools - Wake County Public School System intends to bring collaborative learning environments, which contain independent quiet areas, opportunities for movement and collaboration, and even a bit of noise when appropriate (“controlled chaos”), to its schools. This environment is so powerful that it is referred to as a “third teacher,” as the physical space itself can positively impact learning, just as the classroom teacher and resources do.
Morrisville Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Classroom Idea: Nationality Meal Planning
The following is a description of an activity on nationality meal planning for a middle school class: Imagine that somebody travels to a foreign country without knowing what foods people eat during each meal or about the customs that the people follow during mealtimes. Using the knowledge that you have about cuisine and mealtime customs in your country, you will create a “day of meals” for a person visiting your country. You will work with a partner who is researching the same country as you are, and one of you will be responsible for breakfast and lunch and the other for dinner and dessert. You must communicate with one another before beginning and throughout the activity to make sure that you are on the same page.