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Tennyson Elementary School Mission Statement

The mission of Tennyson Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community, is to provide a safe, caring, and child-centered environment where all students can acquire the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to meet the challenges of today and the future.


Tennyson Elementary School Vision Statement

The vision of Tennyson Elementary School is to “Establish a learning partnership of home, school, and the community to ensure personal and academic excellence for the students of Tennyson Elementary School."

Tennyson, Indiana is a rural community that is located in Skelton Township in the northeastern portion of Warrick County. The original Tennyson School building was erected in 1911. From 1911 through 1962, the school building housed students from grades one through twelve, and then became a kindergarten through eighth grade school until 1964. A gymnasium was added in 1952 and extensive remodeling took place in 1964. In 1987, a brand new, ground-level, one-section school was built around the existing gymnasium, while the original 1911 building was razed at that time.

Tennyson Elementary School is one of ten elementary schools within the Warrick County School Corporation. After completing fifth grade, students at Tennyson are given the opportunity to attend Boonville Middle School or Tecumseh Middle School.

The school day begins at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 2:40 P.M. A balanced curriculum follows the standard set by the Indiana Department of Public Education guidelines for elementary schools. All classroom teachers at Tennyson Elementary use a balanced literacy framework with an uninterrupted 90 minute reading and language block. During this instructional time, teachers use an explicit and systematic approach, while also providing scaffolding and differentiated methods to reach all students at their current academic levels. Students are taught in a whole group setting throughout this reading and language block with Amplify CKLA, which is aligned to the Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards. Individual student progress monitoring is completed through accessing NWEA Reports, MAP Fluency, Accelerated Reading, Exact Path, Study Island, classroom assessments, and teacher observation.

Mathematics at Tennyson Elementary is taught in a 60 minute uninterrupted curriculum focused block. During this instructional period, teachers conduct learning in a whole group setting, followed by targeted, in-class remediation and review. Whole group instruction is taught using McGraw-Hill My Math curriculum, which aligns with Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards. Teachers continuously monitor the individual academic progress of all students through NWEA Reports, Exact Path, Study Island, Xtra Math, Freckle, daily math drills, daily mathematical spiral review lessons, math problem of the day, benchmark assessments, teacher created assessments, teacher created assessments, and teacher observation.