About Our School

Our Mission

 

All staff, students and families of Webster Elementary School are dedicated to ensuring a safe and nurturing learning environment that facilitates personal growth and meaningful interactions for all. Students will leave our school empowered to think clearly, care deeply and act wisely.

 

Our Vision

 

Webster Elementary School will become a school where the unique developmental and cognitive needs of our students are met. Students will seek knowledge and develop skills through differentiated experiences that honor unique learning styles as they become lifelong learners. Staff and students will exhibit respect, responsibility, grit, empathy, confidence, reflection, integrity and mindfulness within our learning journey.

 

Our Beliefs

 

We believe:

  • all students are capable of learning at their individual level.
  • all students need a safe, respectful and trusting environment in which to learn.
  • all staff and stakeholders contribute to our community and will exhibit respectful interactions with each other.
  • all Webster staff, students and adults will demonstrate the character elements.
  • all staff will provide an inclusive non-discriminating environment.
  • all students have unique skills, talents and multiple learning styles that will be honored.
  • all students and staff should have opportunities to be authentically engaged.
  • all students should have the opportunity to learn process skills, which are key for students to think clearly, care deeply and act wisely.

 

Our Culture

 

At Webster Elementary, the students, staff and families work collaboratively to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that meets the unique developmental and cognitive needs of all students. Our culture facilitates personal growth and meaningful interactions of all children and adults.

 

Revised/Developed Fall 2018

 

A SPECIAL COMBINATION OF STUDENTS...

Within Webster Elementary School are housed two very special programs! Side by side you find classrooms for Livonia's Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented (ACAT) Program and the ACT 18 Program for students who have a cognitive impairment or Autism Spectrum Disorder. You might be thinking, "What a combination of students!" - students who receive an alternative curriculum because they are very gifted in academics, sharing the same school with students who need a specialized curriculum because they struggle to keep up with the traditional school program.  When the two programs came together, we found no other schools like ours. Now we believe it is the most wonderful combination of students. 

 AN ACTIVE PTA

Webster School has an active PTA which is attended by parents of both programs and considers the needs of both. The PTA offers its Masterworks, Reflections, and other programs for students.  The PTA sponsors or supports many all-school functions.  The PTA sponsors the activity nights, sock hops, seasonal parties, and dine outs.  They do a school send off for the sixth graders who are moving on to new schools.  

Each year, the PTA determines how they plan to support the school and then bases all fund raising efforts toward those goals. The funds have been used to support technology,  noon enrichment program, classroom field trips, classroom supplies, assemblies, and “Wish List” items submitted by staff or parents.  The PTA generally holds one fund raiser at the beginning of the school year. 

HELPING-     

Webster School provides students opportunities to help one another.  Older students from both the Primary / Intermediate and K-6 programs are given the opportunity to be involved in the Service Squad, with varied opportunities to serve and help others throughout the building.  For example, these students may help our ACT 18 students get ready to go home or they may help younger students during lunch time. 

At Webster School, we try to create an atmosphere where students can reach out to help one another, using the unique abilities they all have been given.  As they do this, friendships have an opportunity to develop. 

RECIPROCAL INTERACTIONS-

At Webster School, we strive to provide the students with as many reciprocal interactions as possible.  This occurs as students come together for a given activity or project and each child has an opportunity to work on his or her own goals.  Reciprocal interactions sometimes require a great deal of  thought and planning on the part of staff from both programs.  Examples of reciprocal interactions are:

Reading Buddies - By pairing up students from both programs for reading, one student has the goal of learning to read out loud, while the other child is learning to listen to a story read to him/her.

Student Council - Students from both the K-6 and Primary / Intermediate programs participate in Student Council.  Together, the students create a “caring community” through various service projects.  The students have collected money for the Red Cross, canned goods for Goodfellows, and other projects.

Field Trips and Outings - Students from both programs have gone together to places like the art museum, symphony, bowling, skating, camping, swimming, and so many more places.  Everyone learns something new! 

COME VISIT US...OR VOLUNTEER AT WEBSTER     

Webster School welcomes visitors.  Parents of Webster students are encouraged to visit their child’s classroom.  We ask that they talk to their child’s teacher about what time is best for the family as well as the teacher and students.

Many parents, grandparents, and community members volunteer in the school.  There are many and varied opportunities to give of your time to our school.

Whether you are coming to visit your child’s classroom, participate in a meeting, or volunteer your time at Webster, we ask you to enter the school through the front door.  Please sign in at the office and receive a “visitor’s” badge.   


Our Sponsors:
Webster Elementary School thanks our wonderful sponsors who have generously given their support of our students and school.