Personalized Learning Approach
Our guiding philosophy is to help students become self-directed learners. Teachers in grades 4-6 at McClure go beyond traditional teaching methods and facilitate both project-based learning and self-directed learning time on a personalized learning platform. This collaborative environment helps students gain extra knowledge from both their teachers and their peers. On projects, students graded on their cognitive skills in addition to state academic standards. In addition, every student in fourth to sixth grade is personally mentored by one teacher each week. In this mentoring session, the teacher addresses the student's individual academic needs and empowers the students to take ownership and find solutions.
Social Emotional Learning
McClure is committed to a culture that supports a sense of belonging and support for both adults and children. Our school is one of five recipients of the Wallace Foundation's Social/Emotional Learning Grant, aimed at supporting the development of children's cognitive, interpersonal, and character-building skills through social emotional anchors and practices. We call ourselves a "McFamily," focusing on restorative practices rather than punitive, so we can educate the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand, care for, and manage oneself, regulate emotions and foster healthy relationships.
With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
newly remodeled school
Thanks to a $415 million bond issue passed by voters, McClure Elementary is home to a new thirteen classroom addition, with four of these classrooms also functioning as FEMA certified safe rooms. In the event of severe weather, students will be protected in reinforced structures complete with ventilation systems, emergency supplies, and separate restrooms.