Maya Angelou Elementary is, of course, named after the influential and multi-talented writer, Maya Angelou. Angelou is famous for works such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Pronominal Woman, and On the Pulse of Morning, the poem she read at President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration. For the school’s dedication ceremony, Angelou sent a signed poster that is now displayed for guests to see when they enter the building.
Angelou Elementary is home to the district’s Two-Way Dual Language Program. Implemented at the school in 2004, the program is designed to teach students how to learn, think, communicate, read and write in both English and Spanish. The program begins in kindergarten and continues through eighth grade at McLoughlin Middle School. Classrooms, as much as possible, are composed of an equal number of English and Spanish speaking students.
Angelou Elementary was a National Network Partnership School Winner in 2008 and 2010, and its Monster Math Night family event was selected to be published in the NNPS Promising Partnership Practices in 2012.
Angelou Elementary is home to a 2010 Staff Achievement Award winner, Elisabeth Copsey.
Our goal is to make Angelou Elementary a safe, nurturing, first-class learning environment for all students. This can best be accomplished by a team effort of parents, teachers, other school staff, and eager hard working learners. Together we can develop an educational environment that nurtures each of our children and allows them to move toward their potential. We urge you to become involved in the school and its activities so that together we can demonstrate to your child the importance and significance of a successful school experience.
The information on our website is intended to be of assistance to you and your child, and it should help clarify several aspects of our school. You will find information about school programs, schedules, procedures, and policies of Angelou Elementary. Should you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please feel free to call 543-6748, or stop by at any time. Our door is always open and we welcome your participation and feedback. We look forward to being partners in your child’s education.