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Instructional Characteristics

Classroom Makeup

   Meade Elementary and Junior High is composed of preschool through 8th grade classrooms.  There are two sections of each grade Kindergarten - 8th grade.  The district also supports a Kinderprep program and a 4 year old At-Risk program.  All-day Kindergarten is offered, but the district allows the parents the option of sending their child for a half day in the morning.  Team teaching is a utilized in grades K - 6, while grades 7 and 8 are departmentalized.  The average size of each classroom is approximately 18 students.

Curriculum Offerings

Language Arts/Communications Kansas History/Geography
Mathematics Human Sexuality
Science Computer Applications/Keyboarding
Social Studies/World History Counseling/Career Education
Algebra I (8th grade only) Drug Education
Health/P.E. Instrumental and Vocal Music
Library Art

Curricular and Extra Curricular Programs

Band Chorus
Football Volleyball
Basketball Track
Cheerleading Pep Club
Scholars' Bowl D.A.R.E.
Vocal Festival (5-8 grade) Band Festival (5-8 grade)
Honor Choir and Band Piano Festival
Accelerated Reading William Allen White Reading
League Math Contest Continental Math League
Local Spelling Bee (1-4 grade) County Spelling Bee (5-8 grade)
National Geography Bee Emporia Scholarship Tests
KU Reading Science Fair
Math Their Way Study Island
DAR Contest County Conservation Contest

Special Services

*Preschool Handicapped (ages 3-5)
     Monday - Thursday morning and afternoon classes
*Speech/Language
*Special Education - KP-2, 3-5, 6-8
*Gifted
*Psychology
*Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Additional Services

*All-Day Kindergarten
*4 year old At-Risk Preschool
*Title 1 Reading and Math - K-6
*Reading Recovery Program - 1st grade
*Reading Renaissance Program - K-8
*ESPL Services - K-8
*Migrant Education Program - K-8
*Adult ELL Program
*Kinderprep - 5 year olds
*After-School Enrichment Programs
*Breakfast Program
*Summer School - preschool, special education,   Jumpstart to Kindergarten, extended and enrichment for K-8

Technology

Classrooms contain two to eight  networked computers with Internet access.  Each K-8th grade teacher has a 3M product in their classroom to enhance lesson delivery and allow for interactivity.   The district provides teachers with the opportunities to subscribe to teaching tools such as United Streaming, Empowered Desktop, and QUIA.  In addition to classroom computers, the school hosts two computer labs.  Each lab is equipped with multiple software applications and Internet accessibility.  One lab serves to provide the integrated learning system, Study Island.  Both labs can be reserved by teachers to provide students with opportunities to use and apply technology skills.  The district employs a lab assistant in the Study Island lab and a Technology Integration Specialist to assist teachers in utilizing the technology provided. 

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