Our Elementary School
What makes our Elementary School unique
BOSS Elementary School consists of grades K-5 and has approximately 190 students and 18 staff members. BOSS offers students the ability to learn with a live teacher in a synchronous class setting (25 students on average) which follows a structured daily schedule from 8:15 to 3:15 Monday through Friday. Students are able to engage in small breakout rooms with their teachers and peers. BOSS elementary teachers have a balance of explicit instruction and student activities that leads to stronger results and student engagement.
In alignment with Ohio’s Dyslexia Guidebook, our early literacy program is explicit, systematic, diagnostic, cumulative, integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and emphasizes the structures of language. The essential early literacy skills that we teach are Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension.
We use the i-Ready Reading and Math diagnostic three times a year to track our students progress. This adaptive test helps teachers to support their students with a path of personalized instruction. The i-Ready Reading diagnostic has been approved as a Tier 1 Dyslexic Screener, and we will use this tool to aid all students get the instructional support needed to succeed.
Our academic focus continues to be improving our state test scores. All teachers are involved in the Ohio Improvement Process and meet as Teacher Based Teams (TBT) weekly to analyze student data and discuss instructional strategies and support. Teachers use evidence-based strategies to provide the instructional support necessary for continued academic growth.
BOSS strives to promote a positive, successful learning environment with our PBIS framework – Be a Buckeye BOSS! Students are encouraged to strive for these expectations in all settings:
Be responsible; Optimistic; Show respect; Self-motivated.
Teachers acknowledge their students’ positive behavior with Bravo tickets and each month students’ names are drawn from each grade level to receive a special reward.
Providing students throughout Ohio with a quality education is our number one goal. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with you in your child’s education and invite you to join us in our vision:
Lifelong learning begins anew each day!