Welcome to Wilder! On behalf of all Wilder Wildcats (young and old) I’d like to welcome you to our school. Our goal at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School is to provide support for individual successes. We collaborate with students, parents, and staff to ensure Wilder offers all students the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and personally in a safe and nurturing environment.
Academic growth is assessed with a body of evidence that includes formal and informal assessments as well as the completion of teacher generated assignments and observations. We continually monitor academic progress and access building resources and interventions when needed. Our resource department houses a resource teacher, occupational therapist, school psychologist, and speech/language pathologist for those students needing a second tier of support. Gifted and talented instruction is offered to students who excel in math with the facilitator collaborating with teachers to enrich students in other areas. Additionally, there are several online interventions we use to support needs in literacy and math. Furthermore, the John Irwin Award has been designated to Wilder Elementary twelve times for academic achievement.
Teachers meet in Professional Learning Committees ten times a year to analyze data, determine instructional needs for students in order to monitor their progress towards academic goals. Littleton Public Schools has aligned learning expectations to Colorado Academic Standards.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program offering support for appropriate behaviors in and out of class as well as opportunities to learn from behaviors to positively grow character. We emphasize the following expectations: Practice respect, Always be kind, Work responsibly, Stay Safe and celebrate those behaviors in a variety of ways monthly. More information is located on our website.
Our PTO is extremely active as well as our accountability committee. PTO organizes two fundraisers a year that support classroom instruction and impacts our learning environment for all students. Without our PTO and parent community, Wilder would not have additional staffing points or our engaging SmartLab for all students to access. The accountability committee works closely with district and building funding, staffing, budgets, and curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Wilder is a wonderful place for children to experience school and grow into responsible, independent individuals. We look forward to partnering with you to engage your child in academic success.
Susan Dalton, principal