Family Handbook

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the new school year! As the school year begins, I am really looking forward to partnering with you to ensure the development and achievement of all of our students. This partnership and support from both school and home are critical. We share a great responsibility for our children’s success!

In this handbook and in communications throughout the year, you will learn more about important ways that you can support your child’s learning. Please ensure that your child attends school daily, arrives on time, and is ready to learn! At home, please encourage your child to share with you about their academic and social experiences at school and please make sure your child reads daily! Above all, especially at this young age, please be sure that your child knows your expectations and your belief in them.

We have an exciting year planned at Nishuane School! We are so excited to continue our work with Nourishing Minds While Nurturing Hearts. As you will read in the following pages and experience with us throughout this year, we feel that this motto truly embodies our work together as a staff to develop our children academically and emotionally.

Please join us at our Nishuane Back-to-School Night, which is scheduled for September 19th at 7:00pm. On this night, we will share important information regarding instruction and ways for you to be involved in your child’s educational lives and our school community. Your child’s classroom and related arts teachers will also share important information regarding class activities, procedures, and curriculum.

Again, welcome to the new year. We are looking forward to your partnership and involvement with our Nishuane community!

Warm regards,

Jill McLaughlin

Nishuane School Vision Statement

Nishuane School is a diverse school that develops creative, curious, and confident learners through academic exploration, healthy relationships, and exposure to the arts.

Nishuane School Mission Statement

Nishuane School provides students with the foundational skills to develop their talents and interests and ensure academic success in a diverse environment; actively engaging families and partnering with the community.

About Nishuane School

  • We are the district's K-2 Gifted & Talented Magnet School dedicated to identifying and nurturing the gifts and talents of our young learners.
  • The classes in each of our three grade levels collaborate on a variety of activities throughout the year-field trips, book buddies, lunch & recess times, and SLC productions.
  • We are a collaborative, creative community of professional educators who are committed to educating the whole child-socially, emotionally, and academically.
  • We build a strong foundation in literacy and mathematics for all children through meaningful curriculum, enhanced through the visual and performing arts and sciences.
  • We create an inclusive, challenging, and creative environment that honors diversity, encourages community building, and inspires all children to do their personal best.
  • We use effective educational practices to ensure academic excellence based on standards, district curriculum, and best practices.


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