232 North Church Street, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

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Heather Grindatti

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Principal Hartland North Elementary Work Phone: 262-369-6710

Hartland North Primary School is a collaborative, creative and innovative learning community that consists of early childhood, 4K, 5K, first and second grade students.  Our staff is committed to academic excellence for all of our children, while nurturing the development of the whole learner. We accomplish this by providing diverse learning experiences so that all learners reach their full potential as independent, responsible, life long learners and contributing members of a global society.

Our Comprehensive classrooms provide rigorous content in all subject areas, which include identification of individual student strengths and needs using a data driven, goal-setting model. Teachers in these classrooms have defined areas of academic strength and leadership. They often team to share expertise and create learning opportunities that enhance the learning experiences of their students.

The Virtual Parent Program integrates one-to-one iPad technology providing parents with a virtual window into their child’s day and takes the technology to another level. Parents are informed throughout the day regarding student learning, teacher created videos, and parent participation experiences. Personalized learning in an innovative environment where students work collaboratively and creatively learning new skills.

The Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy is a kindergarten through second grade school where students and teachers engage in joint exploration, build a community that embraces a passion for learning, and where students have the opportunity to explore and expand their strengths, talents, and leadership skills.  There is a strong literacy focus integrating theatre and the fine arts for enriched learning experiences.  A uniquemulti-age hybrid environment for extended learning opportunitiesCollaborative inquiry –based learning that challenges and extends critical thinking.  Integrated technology for all students, experiential learningandpersonalized learningattending to individualized learning styles.

Each school and learning environment integrates the common core standards, common district assessments and access to a wide range of technology.  During the 2013-2014 school year, Hartland North and Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy will focus on building a strong sense of community across the classrooms, grade levels and building wide.  The first few weeks of school our goal will be to build community, establish school wide expectations and routines and work to start building a strong foundation around character.  We are creating reggio inspired spaces, both inside and out, offering our students more opportunity to explore the world around them and instill a life long love of learning.

We have a strong literacy program using the readers’ and writers’ workshop model within our classrooms.  Our classrooms have strong reading practices with highly trained teachers, that include guided reading, independent reading, reading connected to content areas and writing, small group instruction, conferencing, and other elements of the reader’s and writer’s workshop.  Aside from the core literacy curriculum, we analyze our student achievement data and implement an intervention block for students in kindergarten through second grade.  Hartland North provides relevant and engaging curriculum in the area of math using Math Expressions, as well as, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, and library. We are fortunate to have a dedicated, compassionate group of educators that truly recognize the specific needs of every child in the classroom and our students are provided choices to fit their individual learning style.

Aside from a wonderful and caring staff, Hartland North and the Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy have a very supportive and involved parent community.  We welcome you to visit us for a tour of our school.  Hartland North is constantly evolving to better serve the students and families of our school community.