As the principal of O.H. Anderson, I would like to welcome you to our school and I am happy that you are visiting our website and I trust that you will find the information helpful in learning about our amazing school.
The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:
- An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
- A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence
- Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation
- A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
We currently have approximately 635 students in grades 3-5 and around 100 educators committed to supporting our students' needs. Students participate in Spanish, music, physical education, media/technology, and art classes each week.
At O.H. Anderson, we believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community through the philosophy of Responsive Classroom, with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners.
We are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.Teachers provide focused differentiated instruction based on the students’ current instructional needs in literacy and math to appropriately challenge each learner. We are proud of the hard work and ownership of learning our students live each and every day.
We value communication between home and school as it is a critical component to student success. In addition to teacher emails and/or websites, we have a weekly electronic communication that is sent each Thursday. I would also encourage families to sign up for the daily electronic e-news if you haven’t done so already.
O.H. Anderson is fortunate to have supportive families and community members who are partnering with us to provide the best educational experience for our students. I look forward to celebrating O.H. Anderson’s successes with students, families, and staff this school year.
Ms. Prather, Principal
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