Roberto Clemente was constructed around the 1880's. Our school offers a comprehensive PreK-6 core program with special education, bilingual, ESL and early childhood education. Our main focus is to educate children to succeed and become exemplary citizens in our community.
We have a diverse staff who is constantly in-serviced to address the emerging Core Curriculum Content Standards and the higher academic expectations of our students. They have received training during common grade level preparation periods to better prepare them to introduce challenging curriculum focusing on the individual needs of pupils and on the specialized content needed to compete in a highly technological society. Our staff is actively involved in building professional capacity by attending conferences, workshops and taking college courses. Our efforts are focused on providing our students with the best possible instruction in order to enhance academic achievement.
The infusion of technology in our core program is a very important aspect of our instructional focus. Our students receive daily instruction in the use of the Internet, research and web-based programs. Our technology coordinator extends our services via a school web site where parents and students can access homework, messages and grades. At Roberto Clemente, being connected to a vibrant communication system is pivotal to the success of our students.
Roberto Clemente offers a nurturing environment where children can develop to their maximum potential. Our home-school connection is very strong. We understand the important role that parents play n their children's education. This is why we encourage parents to actively participate in the many activities that we offer such as Raising Readers, Parents' Volunteer Academy, parent workshops, luncheons and field trips. Our open door policy for parents has proven very successful in increasing parental participation.
In addition, we have the services of a full-time literacy coach and guidance counselor. Our school library has established a Professional Reference section and a Parent Lending section to increase the resources needed to refine our own skills and to encourage a Home-School connection in which the follow-up and maintenance of school work is mutually monitored. The family reading program is very active in our school. Parents are encouraged to read with their children for ten to twenty minutes daily. By doing this, we are extending the home-school connection to a higher level.
Each of our students receives services to support their academic programs such as Art, Music, Library Science, Computer Instruction and Physical Education. These programs allow the students to become proficient and develop their own talents and skills in addition to their academic requirements. This year our students in the upper grades will be involved with the Artist in Residence Program to develop reading and writing.
The Roberto Clemente School is a vibrant educational community that prides itself in offering every child a world-class education that will prepare them to succeed in the future with dignity and pride. Student achievement, character education, citizenship and core values constitute the cornerstone of the Roberto Clemente school mission.