At Eastside, we work to instill the love of learning in our students. As educators, we practice what we preach with our own professional enrichment. We are excited to model our enthusiasm for education for our students and our community.
Our Commitment to Literacy
Over the last several years, Eastside has implemented our literacy framework, the base of which is a workshop approach to teaching and learning. Student independence and choice are cornerstones to that model. Much of the work we do with students is guided by the common goal of students achieving proficiency on standards through engaging work that allows for student success at the independent level. While we are a standards-driven school, student ownership of their learning has been an intense focus within all content areas.
Part of our overall philosophy is not only to meet students where they are in relation to standards and proficiency, but also, and as important, is to meet students where they are as a reader, writer, and mathematician.
Each year, we host lab classrooms and invite educators in to observe our teachers. The purpose of these opportunities is for all educators to learn and grow in professional practice together. Through these experiences, we consistently implement, reflect on, and refine our practices. As lead learners, we actively practice our school motto, Learn Together, SOAR Together, the Key is Me.
S.O.A.R. & PBIS
Safety, Ownership/Responsibility, Attitude, and Respect (S.O.A.R.) is the behavior model we use at Eastside to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavior competence. It is based on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a research-based model in the field of modern education.
We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students excel. As part of the S.O.A.R. Program, we promote clear and consistent guidelines for the behavior we expect in all areas of the school. We recognize students frequently with positive notes and class/grade level awards for modeling exemplary behavior.
To learn more about PBIS and S.O.A.R. please view our student handbook.