Welcome to Fontana!
Nestled in the hills surrounding Geneva Lake, Fontana Elementary School serves approximately 280 students in grades 4K through 8. We currently have two sections at each grade level, with an average class size of 16. The Fontana teaching team and School Board understand the importance of inclusion, and all of our students are taught in the classroom using a co-teaching model.
We also believe in the power of learning outside the classroom and offer students learning opportunities in different environments. For example, our students take care of the gardens located in our Atrium; the 5th graders spend a week at camp each spring during our Outdoor Education program; and our 8th graders have hands-on learning experiences in leadership and teamwork as they attend a day of OWLS (Outdoor Wisconsin Leadership School).
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2015-16 is turning out to be an exciting school year. We've moved technology out of the lab and into the classroom, launched a new World Languages program, and offered more electives to our middle schoolers. As a district, we feel strongly about personalizing each student's education and continue to develop our curricula and courses to reach and teach each of our students. This year, we have created a multi-aged algebra class for our middle school students who need that challenge and also work to move math concepts down through the grade levels. Using a co-teaching model at many grade-levels, our teachers combine their talents and knowledge to provide more individualized instruction at those grade levels. Using data, our teachers create flexible groups to ensure that students are challenged appropriately in math and reading regardless of grade level.
Along with our continued focus on personalizing student learning, our teachers continue to develop our 21st Century Skills courses which are taught to all students in grades 5k-8th. Our science and math courses infuse and reinforce the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at all grade levels. We're also introducing some great afterschool activities and programs, from chess club and stock market club to robotics, art club, and middle school sports. All-in-all, Fontana School continues to grow and change to better fit the needs of our students, families, community, and country.
If you have any questions about our district, curricula, or philosophy, please feel free to contact Dr. Norton, Fontana Jt 8 School District Superintendent, at email@example.com or Mrs. Smithyman, our Director of Instruction and Student Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also be reached by phone at (262) 275-6881. We'll be happy to answer your questions or point you in the right direction for finding answers.