Fact Sheet - Cale Elementary School
Home of the Colts
Once a Colt, Always a Colt
At Cale Elementary School, we aim for all students to communicate, collaborate, create, and think critically on a level necessary to be empowered to become independent, lifelong learners. Our staff and students work to create and maintain a positive and safe school that applies the skills of a culturally responsive climate, values the individual, and builds healthy social skills.
Cale Elementary School is a place that prides itself on turning every challenge into an opportunity. The school has a strong focus on community building and channels most of these efforts through its Responsive Classroom program. Students learn the program’s seven principles every day through their morning meeting activities and their interaction with their teachers. Everyone in the school knows that understanding the developmental needs of students and developing relationships with students is just as important as the academic curriculum. Learning the culture of the surrounding communities is a key to the school’s success.
All Cale students in grades K-5 participate in a unique world language curriculum that began several years ago. This is delivered through either an immersion model, in which students are taught in Spanish for 50 percent of the school day, or through a Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) model, in which students receive 120 minutes of instruction in Spanish each week.
The school is dedicated to highly engaging instruction at all levels. Students regularly are involved in interdisciplinary, project-based learning activities. Technology is integrated into all classes, affording students experiences in such things as coding and 3D design and printing.
Building community also is a key to the success of Cale students. In addition to well-attended monthly community events at the school, such as Hispanic Heritage Night, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Fair, and Young Authors Night, teachers regularly go into the Cale community in the evenings to offer programs to parents and students to further strengthen the relationships they are developing in their classrooms.
With the support of SEAD Team staff, Cale will use evidence-based approaches to address the social, emotional and academic development (SEAD) of students that will, over time, improve their access to opportunities and success. In 2017-18, developing culturally responsive instructional strategies and building partnerships with parents will be our starting point.
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Built in 1990
92,307 square feet
16.1 acre site
Additions in 1997 and 2008
2013: Roof replacement (Phase I)
2014: Roof replacement (Phase II); parking lot expansion; HVAC boiler replacement; flooring replacement; replaced swings on playground
2015: New security vestibule, administrative area, and nurse’s station
2016: Security improvements with interior renovations; replace clock systems
Cale Elementary School is part of the Southern Feeder Pattern. Students continue to Burley or Walton Middle School and will graduate from Monticello High School.