SALK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

The Salk faculty and staff provide appropriate instructional strategies that enable students to utilize their learning abilities in a child-centered, nurturing environment. Our intent is to establish an innovative and progressive educational program, which allows all students to develop an understanding of their own academic potential and to become lifelong readers and learners. As educators in partnership with parents and other community resources, we will empower students with the skills to become productive citizens within our community.

Salk School Motto
Success at Salk begins when we set goals, work hard, and believe in ourselves. Together we can SOAR toward excellence.


About the SOAR Tickets 

Some parents have been asking, “What is a SOAR ticket?” That’s easy. 

A Salk teacher, staff member, or administrator may give a SOAR ticket to student when they see the student doing something right. In other words, the student showed that he or she knows the Salk expectations for school behavior.

Our expectations for behavior are in effect all day — from arrival to dismissal. They are summarized by the word SOAR, which stands for:

 

· S - Safety:  Students watch out for their own and others’ physical and emotional well-being. (Examples: Following hallway, classroom, and playground procedures; using kind words; making good choices)

· O - Ownership:  Students take responsibility for their actions and interactions (Examples: Completing assignments on time; asking for help when needed; and accepting responsibility and consequences)  

· A - Achievement: Students come to school ready to learn and do their best each and every day.(Examples:  Staying on task; being prepared for activities; and participating in activities with interest and enthusiasm)

· R - Respect:  Students show respect to adults and other students, and respect school and personal property. (Examples: Following instructions; speaking politely to others; using materials without damaging them)


Once students collect enough tickets, they may exchange them for prizes from their homeroom teacher or school administrators. We encourage all Salk Eagles to SOAR! 


 

OKLAHOMA TITLE 1 DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL AWARD

Salk Elementary School has been recognized for an Oklahoma Title 1 Distinguished School Award. Salk was awarded funds in the amount of $21,391 to be used for instructional purposes to enhance reading and math for student achievement. Way to go Salk teachers and staff!