Rolling Valley Elementary School is home to the Rockin' Robins. Parents, staff, and community work together to provide a positive, supportive, and caring atmosphere where students feel comfortable and come to school ready to learn. Students thrive in the culturally diverse population with general education, special education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. Instruction is provided through a continuum of services integrated appropriately for the individual needs of each student.
Ensuring excellence for every child requires high academic expectations from a community of learners. Solid instruction is provided through teacher use of researched best practices and strategies that support student-centered learning. Ongoing student assessment and continuing school-based staff development provide a winning combination that keeps success at the forefront. In addition to classroom instruction, students welcome opportunities to participate in activities such as the Challenge 24, band, chorus, strings, Patrols, the Cribbage Club, and SCA Spirit Days. Regular parent communication through conferences, newsletters, Keep in Touch, FCPS 24-7 Blackboard and the principal’s blog and newsletters keep parents informed as partners in their child’s education.
Technological prowess is paramount for active citizenship in the twenty-first century. Several portable computer labs containing laptops and netbook computers are available to supplement classroom computer stations and the stand-alone computer lab. The media center is equipped with computer stations, a closed-circuit broadcasting studio, and computerized checkout. SMARTboards, which are used to enhance teacher instruction and engage interactive student participation, are included in every classroom.
An active PTA supports student achievement and the education of the whole child by sponsoring after-school and before school programs such FLEX and Mad Science, in addition to cultural and educational assembly programs presented throughout the year. Business partners provide mentors and role models for students. Volunteers from the school community are visible in classrooms and workrooms throughout the school day and assist with school-wide events. This cooperative effort among the involved parent neighborhood, the school-business partnerships, the extended community, and the school nurtures the love of learning for all students at Rolling Valley.
Last Updated: 2012-11-28