Welcome to East Side
Elementary School where education helps children realize their
potentialities. Kindergarten gave students a smart start and our
teachers are here to continue guiding and motivating the
students with adventures in reading, mathematics, language,
writing, science, and social studies.
curriculum approaches the content through investigations that
help students develop flexibility and confidence in approaching
In our literacy
programs, known as ELLA and Effective Literacy, children read a
variety of books that enable them to become independent readers.
Children learn to use specific knowledge of words, letters and
sounds to actively process and understand the text they are
reading. Students are given opportunities daily to connect
reading and writing.
East Side School
involves and encourages students to read through our Accelerated
Reader program. All children are able to read and improve their
reading skills and are rewarded for their achievements.
Our new science
curriculum incorporates teaching the frameworks from the
textbook as well as hands-on experiments and investigations for
twenty percent of the instructional time. Students are involved
and given exciting opportunities to be involved in their
Social studies, which
includes Arkansas History, and health education are also
integrated subjects in the curriculum for all of our grades.
East Side students are
involved in activities each week which include physical
education, music, library, art and computer classes. In addition
to these activities, East Side has incorporated a Positive
Behavior Self-Management System. The classroom teacher presents
social skills lessons and activities in the classroom while the
entire faculty emphasizes good choices rather than bad choices
to teach children to manage their own behavior. Character traits
such as honesty, responsibility, compassion and responsibility
are also emphasized on a daily basis to help our students be the
best that they can be.
We possess an awesome
responsibility and privilege of educating the children—a
responsibility that we do not take lightly. As John Quincy Adams
once said, "To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge
is . . . ., the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon
The staff of East Side School would like to be a part of your