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Boyce Elementary School

Kindergarten through fifth grade students attend one of five elementary schools. Each building espouses an individual philosophy and promotes "traditional" programs and awards, but all aspects of education point toward the same goal -- to encourage and to inspire students to develop their own intellectual capabilities, enthusiasm and curiosities. All elementaries have an "open door" policy, welcoming parental involvement, inviting grandparents to share special days, and extending building use to the public

Highlights of the educational program common to Boyce, Emerson, Jefferson, Rather and Twin Rivers are:

- competent and caring teachers
- strong, written, coordinated core curriculum
- structured language and phonemic awareness
- Accelerated Reader Program (computerized)
- average K-3 class size of 22.5
- specialized teachers for art, music, and gym
- elementary social workers
- breakfast, lunch program
- networked computer labs/media centers
- integrated learning systems, technology learning labs,
- classroom audio enhancement systems
- modern playgrounds
- opportunities to share talents at concerts, gym
demonstrations, talent shows, and art exhibits
- Christmas and Spring musicals at Ionia Theatre
- Gifted and Talented Programs like Young Authors, Destination - Imagination, Odyssey of the Mind
- Conflict Resolution Training
- Third Grade Water Safety Program
- DARE Program for 5th graders
- educational assemblies, field trips, award assemblies
- computer specialists
- weekly building newsletter/monthly district newsletter
- Breakfast Buddies
- summer programs
- Scholastic Book Fairs
- supportive Parent/Teacher Groups
- Parent/Teacher Conferences in fall and spring
- family night programs (reading, math, writing, science, games)

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