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About MW Savage
At Marion W. Savage Elementary School, we serve a diverse community of about 490 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. We are focused on creating a positive learning environment that encourages, enriches, and supports life-long learning opportunities for students, staff, and parents. We believe that meaningful partnerships between parents and staff members promotes a healthy school climate.
Academics and Activities
We provide a variety of academic programs and unique student activities that support students as they become the best learners and citizens they can be.
Full-Day, Every-Day Kindergarten - At Marion W. Savage, every student can attend full-day kindergarten for free. There is no greater investment than in early learning, and we are committed to providing the resources our students need to succeed.
Specialists - Education is about more than just math and reading. All students have art, physical education, science and music classes, too.
Band - Students in fifth and sixth grades can explore instrumental music as part of the M.W. Savage band, receiving small group and full band lessons, as well as performance opportunities.
Technology Club - Rather than simply learning to use technology, students in this unique club are creating with technology by learning how to use code as early as second grade.
Project KIDS - Before school care option for school-age children.
What Makes Us Unique
Community Support - M.W. Savage Elementary enjoys tremendous support from parents and community volunteers, who contributed more than 7,000 hours to the school in 2012-13. Parent volunteers Beth Spaude and Kim Robinson were the 2013 recipients of the District 191 John Coskran Volunteer Award.
PACE Program - We understand that students learn best when they are in a safe and supportive environment. Through our PACE (Pride, Academics, Citizenship, Effort) program, we are ensuring students understand the high expectations we have for them both in their studies and in their social interactions. The program launched with a focus on the cafeteria in 2011-12, and has been expanded to other common areas including hallways and on buses.
Collaborative Approach - We succeed as educators when we work together. That’s why we are focused on creating structures that allow teachers to plan and work together to meet students’ needs. Whether it’s intense intervention or enrichment, classroom and specialist teachers develop and deliver instruction together to ensure students achieve.