Goals and Priorities
Noah Wallace students consistently achieve and exceed the state goals for skills in reading, writing and mathematics as measured by the Connecticut Mastery Tests. Indeed, many Noah Wallace educators have been recognized for their talent with awards and invitations to present to other teachers at regional and state conferences.
Noah Wallace students participate in instrumental and choral music programs beginning in grade 2. Nearly 160 students receive instruction in a string instrument. Our chorus for fourth grade has more than 50 singers. The culminating event of our visual and musical arts programs is an annual student Arts Fest in the Spring.
Learning takes many turns at Noah Wallace. Students are surveyed about their aspirations and ideas, and the survey results used to design new programs. We emphasize building community with projects such as a mail system, cross-grade learning buddies, sharing assemblies, and cooperative and broadening learning programs that highlight our diverse student population. After-school enrichment courses for students in grades three and four open doors to the arts while an after-school physical education program helps students develop individual and team skills.
Parent volunteers are invaluable. They help staff the library, volunteer in the classrooms and support numerous school wide projects. They actively raise funds to support student learning and the work of our teachers by funding field trips, purchasing additional books and equipping our computer lab and classrooms with state-of-the-art technology.
Our care of and concern for students extends beyond the final bell. Many staff work on developing curricula for the district and in our summer school programs. Our district's EXCL (Extending Care and Learning), a child care program, is also available before and after school for working parents.
More information about Noah Wallace is contained in our Strategic School Profile, Results and Outcomes Report, and School Development Plan, viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If your computer isn't equipped with Acrobat Reader, you may download it for free from Adobe.