• An Official No Place for Hate Schoolawarded by the Anti-Defamation League
    The mission of Kelso Elementary is to ensure that every child is on their appropriate grade level by the end of the school year, so ultimately they will be prepared for the next grade level, graduate from high school, and be college ready. Students will learn in a safe environment and be productive citizens to their school, community, and country.
    Our vision at Kelso Elementary is that every student will be successful and a life-long learner. We will achieve this vision by creating a safe and positive learning environment that exhibits exemplary standards and a collaborative spirit, developing independent thinkers who are self disciplined and will take ownership of their learning, building strong partnerships with our school community where parents will become more involved in the learning process, and promoting citizenship so students will be responsible and take pride in their school. 
    We will create a parent friendly school by communicating with parents on a monthly basis. (through take home folders, progress reports, phone calls, conferences, etc.) We will work collaboratively as a team by participating in PLCs, faculty meetings, etc. We will maintain good classroom management by developing and implementing a proactive approach to discipline by rewarding our students for desired behaviors and recognizing their successes. We will promote confidence and responsibility by offering an extra-curricular activity to our students. We will model professionalism and respect at all times to colleagues, parents and our school community. We will provide individualized instruction to address the needs of all students through workstations and small group instruction. We will be reflective in our practice by seeking professional development to learn more knowledge about the curriculum, best practices/strategies, and using data to drive instruction. 
    Mascot and Colors
    Our school mascot is the Eagle and our school colors are blue and gold.