Welcome to Moffitt Elementary, Home of the Mustangs!

The Moffitt community of parents, students, teachers and staff is an amazing group of dedicated individuals who work together to create a positive environment for all to learn and grow. We are committed to creating a school that provides a rigorous, standard-based academic program for all students in a safe and nurturing learning environment.

The teachers at Moffitt are continually involved in staff development to improve their knowledge and skills as educators. The staff implements strategies learned through the District's Literacy Initiative to promote critical thinking, develop academic language and increase comprehension in all areas of the curriculum. When you walk into our classrooms you will find a learning environment that supports academic growth and fosters a love of learning. The print-rich environment with meaningful co-created charts, cooperative seating arrangements, organized classroom libraries, and meeting areas designed for large group, small group and individualized instruction help to create the most effective learning environment for our students.

We are a Kindergarten through 5th grade school that focuses on the whole child while helping them to reach their highest potential. We have many programs that support the academic, social and emotional development of all students.  We provide intensive support to our students that need extra assistance in language arts and math through our Response to Intervention and iReady programs.  Additional opportunities to provide students with enrichment and additional academic support are plentiful at Moffitt.  Teachers are providing intensive academic tutoring sessions for struggling students before and after school.  Our after school Mustang Academy is also focused on strategies to support student success and academic achievement.  Our 5th grade students participate in our music program where they are provided the opportunity to learn guitars, xylophones, world percussion or band instruments.

Moffitt Elementary is proud to recognize accomplishments.  To encourage outstanding behavior and the development of positive role models on our campus we acknowledge our students monthly.  Student of the Month awards highlight classroom role models who are presented with certificates, a “Max the Mustang” keepsake as well as campus-wide recognition on our Student of the Month bulletin board.  In addition, we celebrate character with our “Mustangs that Matter” character awareness program.  Students who demonstrate the character trait of the month are nominated by their teachers for recognition by the principal.  Each month these students join the principal for “Cookies & Character” where they enjoy a story focused on the character trait of the month while enjoying their cookies.   Awards assemblies are also held at the end of each trimester to recognize our students for academic achievement and outstanding citizenship.  Parents and family members are invited to our awards assemblies to help us celebrate student success.

Moffitt students also enjoy taking full advantage of our state of the art media center.  Students from Kindergarten through fifth grade have access to our new Mac lab before, during and after school.  The Moffitt media center offers a variety of engaging educational software and interventions that enhance our core curriculum.  A few of the interventions provided through our media center include: Study Island, iPass, iReady, Reading A-Z, Education City as well as many other internet based applications.  The Moffitt students are quickly growing into technological learners.

At Moffitt Elementary we strive to provide our students with a challenging and engaging educational program.  We are proud of our accomplishments and are looking forward to another successful school year.

 

Maureen Bixby

Principal