About Our School
Relationships and Community
A hallmark of our district and character program is the focus on strong relationships: teacher to student, peer to peer, and school to home. We will work together to give your child the best school experience possible. As a small district, we offer an environment where students are together in one building, grouped by grade level. Lifelong friendships often begin here!
Social Emotional Growth
Here at Orono Schumann Elementary, we weave social emotional teaching throughout our academic endeavors. Among our many goals, we help our students develop healthy identities, manage emotions, demonstrate empathy for others and make good decisions. Every child benefits from this integrated approach.
When students begin their school journey, they need a lot of assistance and reminders. This is normal and we’re here to help! By establishing classroom routines, setting expectations, and providing nurturing guidance, students quickly grow in independence and self confidence.
At Orono Schumann Elementary we use the Responsive Classroom approach to classroom management. Students are taught a common classroom language (making good choices, highlighting a positive effort) that builds on the strengths of all students. Teachers are trained to reinforce, remind, and redirect a student’s behavior to make the classroom a positive learning space for all.
Time to be a Kid
Recess, lunch, movement breaks, singing, and dancing give students time during the academic day to have fun, socialize with peers, and just be a kid!
Welcome to Schumann Elementary! At Orono Schumann Elementary, we are dedicated to the district’s mission that “Our students will maximize their potential in life because of their experiences in Orono Schools.”
The Orono Schumann Elementary staff takes great pride in our ongoing efforts to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of ALL students. We provide a safe, positive, intellectual learning environment that empowers students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and motivated learners. In addition, we strongly believe that good character and ethical decision making are critical skills for children to succeed in life. Therefore, we diligently work to strengthen the character of all students and staff through knowing, teaching and living the traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. We also like to have a lot of fun!
One of the strengths of the Orono School District is strong parent involvement and support. The Orono Schumann Elementary School staff are your partners in seeking the best possible education for your child. We look forward to working with you to ensure that our students have a rewarding and positive educational experience. If you have a question, comment, or concern, please contact our office staff, your child’s teacher, or me without hesitation. We value your insights and welcome your involvement.
You will undoubtedly find that Orono Schumann Elementary has a talented and dedicated staff, a thorough and rigorous curriculum, and a culture of acceptance and success. Thank you for entrusting your children to us!