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Shirley District and Curriculum

The city of Shirley has one public school district. William Floyd School District includes five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, and has an enrollment of over 8,700 students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade. The district has a long tradition of educational excellence, and has won many awards over the years for its innovative programming. Students engage in learning opportunities that challenge them to reach their highest possible potential, yet outline goals for student growth that are fully attainable. Teachers and staff members work collaboratively with students, parents, community members, and other stakeholders to ensure educational programming is at its best.

We currently cover the following Shirley-area school district: William Floyd School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Shirley District Curriculum

Elementary school students participate in an English language arts curriculum that helps them develop strong critical reading skills. Students utilize who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to identify critical elements of a story. Learners also gain an understanding of how using varied words and phrases increases the interest of the reading and changes the rhythm of the reading as well. An integration of knowledge and ideas takes place, with children learning how to compare ideas and facts of the same event presented by two or more authors.

As students progress in their ability to interpret and analyze literature, they also work on comparing the similarities and differences of various stories with in the same genre in order to develop a clearer picture of the characteristics of a genre. The structure of readings is examined as well, with students explaining how chapters or scenes fit together to form a cohesive story. These lessons also help students develop writing skills within different genres so that they are able to create well-organized and structured responses to analytic and creative writing prompts.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Shirley Educational News

  • Three Named Master Teachers - Three of William Floyd School District’s teachers have been named master teachers. Martin Palermo, Anne Ippolito, and Luisa McHugh joined more than 230 other educators in this year’s master class. This honor recognizes both their skill and commitment to teaching.
  • Students Participate in CTE Challenge - Students from William Floyd High School recently took part in the Spark Challenge. The challenge is a program that places high school students in job shadowing experiences in the medical field.
  • Third Graders Learn New Words - Students at Tangier Smith Elementary school recently took part in the Thesaurus Day, an annual event honoring the complexity of the language. The day coincided with the birth of Peter Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus.

Shirley 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: Picking the Right College

For many students, choosing a college is a potentially life-changing event. With many factors needing to be weighed, it can be advantageous for them to focus on a few primary features of each college in order to make their decision. First, the financial aid package that is available at each school should be a primary factor. College is extremely expensive, so oftentimes the decision may well come down to finances. Second, students should have discussions with current students and professors in their prospective major or areas of interest. While a college may have an excellent overall reputation, getting insight at the departmental level is extremely important to ensure the major area is equally as impressive. Lastly, students should examine what their priorities are in terms of college attendance. Do they want a large school or a small one? Do they want opportunities to play sports? Do they want to go away to school or stay close to home? These questions must also be considered when making a college choice.