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Ojibwa Elementary School
46950 Heydenreich Rd, Macomb, MI 48044
One of the oldest schools in the Chippewa Valley School District, Ojibwa Elementary boasts a rich history dating pastMore that of the district itself. At the turn of the 20th century, a one-room schoolhouse known as the Dittrich School occupied the site of the present-day Ojibwa Elementary at the corner of 21 Mile and Heydenreich roads. Today, more than 700 students attend kindergarten through fifth grade at Ojibwa. Students learn core subjects such as math, science, social studies and language arts as well as music, art and physical education. A recent effort to educate students and celebrate the history and culture of the Ojibway tribe, for which the school is named, has resulted in the Ojibwa School Beautification Committee. The committee, composed of Ojibwa staff, has added Native American art to the walls and an impossible-to-miss dreamcatcher in the front atrium. An active PTO sponsors monthly market days and helps organize the fall and spring book fairs.
Atwood Elementary School
45690 North Ave, Macomb, MI 48042
Atwood Elementary School is one of 10 elementary schools in the L'Anse Creuse School District. In 2009, it was named aMore Michigan Green School and in 2010 its green energy and recycling efforts achieved Evergreen status. In addition to learning core subjects such as math, social studies, science and language arts, Atwood students also receive 50 minutes of Spanish instruction per week, learn basic music theory and participate in weekly physical education. The staff at Atwood works in a Professional Learning Community, which requires educators not only to work and learn collaboratively, but also to visit and review each other's classes and share decision-making. An active parent organization sponsors book fairs, the food pantry, school dances, parent-child events and family movie nights. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in Student Council, Garden Club, Safety Patrol, Science Olympiad, Yearbook Club and numerous other extracurricular activities.
Sequoyah Elementary School
18500 24 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48042
Home of the Thunderbirds, Sequoyah Elementary School is one of 12 elementary schools in the Chippewa Valley SchoolMore District. A Michigan Green School, the students and staff at Sequoyah have a strong recycling program and are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. As of November 2010, the school completed the full installation of SmartBoards into its classrooms and teachers consistently work to use the latest technology in their lessons. Accredited by the North Central Association, Sequoyah has committed to help students improve their math, reading and comprehension and writing skills across the curriculum in coming years. Each year, the school hosts a book fair and Santa Shop, at which students can purchase new reading material and gifts for family and friends, respectively. Students learn core subjects such as math, science, social studies and language arts as well as specials such as music, art and physical education. An active PTO and various student clubs and extracurricular activities are also available for students and parents.
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