"Howard Elementary School teaches you self-discipline, responsibility, and citizenship."— Matthew
Greetings from the Principal:
Welcome to the Howard Elementary School website!
Howard Elementary consists of a very diverse population with an average enrollment of 390 students from preschool through sixth grade. The diversity of our school population exposes all students to the many different world cultures living within our community.
Our emphasis is on academics as well as character development. Students are encouraged to think about their behavior and make good choices for their lives by being responsible, self-disciplined and ethical members of society.
Our staff includes classroom teachers (preschool-6th grade), preschool paraprofessionals, a literacy coach and Reading Recovery specialist, a counselor, art and music teachers, a P.E. coach and assistant, a gifted and talented instructor, a certified media specialist, ELA paraprofessionals, a part-time nurse, custodians and cafeteria staff, several specialized therapists and examiners, two full-time secretaries and a part-time media clerk.
In addition to our staff, we are fortunate to have three strongly committed Partners-in-Education who share our vision of a community of learners, Weldon, Williams & Lick, Gerber Products, and Lincoln High School Alumni Association. Our amazing partnership has been honored the past three years by receiving the Fort Smith Public Schools’ Partners-in-Education Bud Jackson Team Award.
Through high expectations, Howard students are encouraged to reach and strive for goals, to go beyond their limits, to use their mind, to believe, achieve, challenge and seek success so that they may become well-informed leaders in our community and the world.
We look forward to seeing you at Howard Elementary School.
Velmar Greene , Principal
Mary Bellah, Assistant Principal
Our theme for the 2015-2016 School Year is "Full Steam Ahead the A+ Train"
Fort Smith Public Schools Mission Statement:
The mission of the Fort Smith Public Schools is to insure academic and personal success for each student-- today and in the future.
Howard Mission Statement:
The MISSION of Howard Elementary School is to empower ALL students with the knowledge to be successful, responsible, citizens.
The vision of Howard Elementary School is to create an environment of risk-free learning for all students and staff. We envision a respectful school where individuality is celebrated and cultural awareness is supported by all stakeholders. Our goal is to grow a community of learners who meet challenges with competence and integrity
At Howard Elementary School, we believe that students learn best when:
· they are in a safe environment.
· they have opportunities to engage in creative learning activities and diverse experiences.
· they are challenged to set high goals, reflect, and assess their progress in achieving those goals.
· the assessments by the school are designed not only to measure current levels of achievement, but also to establish new goals.
· the entire community fully supports their learning in all regards: academic, personal, social, and emotional.
School colors: The colors are royal blue and white.
School mascot: The school mascot is the Tiger.
This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.