Albemarle County began its first preschool program
for four-year-old children in 1995. The program is called Bright Stars and
operates in eight elementary schools: Greer, Agnor Hurt, Cale, Red Hill,
Scottsville, Stone-Robinson, Stony Point, and Woodbrook. All of the Bright
Stars children have some degree of educational, financial, medical, or
emotional needs. The life of a child is a life of
play. Educators know that young children do well in school when they learn
through play. Children in the Bright Stars program are given many opportunities
to learn through a variety of play experiences and structured activities.
Success in these experiences should provide a sound basis for success in
Kindergarten and beyond. Each Bright Stars classroom has a certified teacher
and an assistant and is supported by a family coordinator. The program follows
the county school calendar.
is the foundation for learning that builds a strong platform for growth in
other grades. Children not only learn academics but also how to function in a
group while developing good work habits. Kindergarten is a fun, exciting and
vibrant place where children enjoy learning to be a part of a school community.
goal is to excite first graders through the learning process. We believe that a
child's thoughts, ideas, and creativity are the foundation upon which we build.
As teachers of young children we feel that the best success comes through
working as a team. The partnership that we form with parents guides the success
of every student.
are very excited to be working with the second graders at Greer School. During
the school year, second graders will have many wonderful experiences. The
teachers are committed to helping students grow academically and socially
through activities that will reflect those goals.
grade is a very busy year filled with interesting unit studies, field trips and
the Virginia Standards of Learning. The teachers work very hard to make sure
all children grow in academic skills and socialization, and we strive for
success with the increased responsibilities that accompany third grade. We look
forward to all of the fun, excitement and hard work that lies ahead!
fourth grade teachers are looking forward to an exciting year of learning and
creating! We have many fun activities planned for our students. As we move
through the school year we are working to strengthen the students' academic,
social, and emotional skills to better prepare them for middle school. We
encourage family support and participation in school activities and view each
child's education as a partnership between school and home.
are happy to welcome familiar families from the past as well as the new
students who are joining us from all over the United States and the world. The
fifth grade team is dedicated to making this the best year your child has had
in school so far. We are also committed to preparing our students for the SOL
tests they will take in March and May and the organizational challenges they
will face in middle school next year. We're looking forward to a great year!