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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Louisville-Elementary.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Louisville-Elementary.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}​Louisville Elementary is a neighborhood school in the heart of Old Town Louisville. At Louisville, student achievement, along with building students’ self-esteem and self-confidence in a safe, caring environment, is our primary focus. We strive to see our students become self-confident lifelong learners. Students in first through fifth grades participate in 55-minute (30 minutes for kindergartners) reading instruction blocks. Students are grouped by individual needs. We also group and regroup students for one-hour math blocks in second through fifth grades. Our high-quality instructional program has resulted in increased student achievement in all content areas. Parents support our school in a multitude of ways, from volunteering at school to organizing fun and well-attended school social events. Louisville Elementary has the Green Star School designation from Eco-Cycle for our recycling, composting and special waste reduction activities program. LES is a true community school!<br>Jeffrey MillerJessica Bracken<p>​</p>Louisville Elementary School (LES) offers a rigorous and inclusive academic program. Teachers encourage higher level thinking skills, problem solving strategies, and differentiation of instruction to meet the unique learning characteristics our children.  Collaboration within the grade-level teams as well as K-5 teams is also an essential norm established at Louisville Elementary to support all learners. <br><br>Our programming, and in turn our school environment, focuses on brain-based research. Stand-up desks are available in every classroom, along with therapy balls for seating, head phones to reduce distractions, and a variety of other sensory tools to assist students in achieving at their highest level. Teachers integrate Michael Gurian brain-based learning strategies into their instruction daily.<br><br>At LES, we are proud of our student achievement! Our school-wide flooded literacy block supports each grade level with 55 minutes of small group reading instruction per day. “Double-Dosing” is also scheduled for our struggling readers. Every grade level offers a daily 60-minute writers’ workshop for all our students, to help them become better writers. Our grade level math blocks focus on providing differentiated instruction for students, which has allowed our students to show a high level of student achievement in the area of mathematics.<br><br>We offer two vibrant programs for our special needs populations: Special Education resource support program for students with mild to moderate needs, and an intensive program for students with more significant support needs. Both programs work through a school-wide inclusion model to support students with special needs in meeting their Individualized Education Plans (IEP) goals.<br><br>LES has a Talented and Gifted (TAG) program that challenges students and extends their thinking in core academics as well as in the arts and creative thinking. Our on-site TAG coordinator organizes TAG enrichment opportunities throughout the year.<br><br>Our ELD (English Language Development) program is led by two very experienced bilingual teachers. Students access the WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment) standards via their classroom teacher and their ELD specialist. The level of support provided is based on student needs.<br><br>LES offers academic and behavior intervention (RtI – Response to Intervention) opportunities for all students who would benefit from these reinforcements. The extra support and services we wrap around students helps them achieve at their highest potential, allowing them to feel success, build confidence, and feel connected to their school community.<br><br>Special Programs and Opportunities<br><br><br> <ul><li>Spirit Week</li><li>Talented and Gifted (TAG)</li><li>Student Council</li><li>Spelling Bee</li><li>Destination Imagination</li><li>Science Fair</li><li>Fall and Spring Book Fairs</li><li>Eco-Cycle, Green Star School Program</li><li>SCC Committee (Sustainable Community Connections)</li><li>Across Grade-Level Reading Buddies</li><li>Assemblies</li><li>Running/Breakfast Club - Before School</li><li>Author Visits</li><li>Annual Ice Cream Social/Art Show</li><li>Intramurals After-School</li><li>Elementary Spanish Program - After School</li><li>YMCA Before and After-School Day Care</li><li>YMCA Partnership, offering After-School Activities for Students & Adults</li><li>Kindergarten Enrichment Program</li><li>Field Day</li><li>K-5 Music Programs</li><li>Art Bench Paint Project</li><li>Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays</li><li>Bike Rodeo</li><li>After School Choir</li><li>Fifth Grade Outdoor Education</li><li>Garden-2-Table Program</li><li>Snow Plow Club</li><li>Jump Rope Club</li><li>Kindergarten Ambassador Program</li><li>Chess Club</li><li>Lego Club</li><li>Continental Math League _ Extended Learning Day</li><li>Math Club (ALEKS) – Extended Learning Day</li><li>Reading Club (Reading Plus) – Extended Learning Day</li><li>School Community Social Events  </li></ul>

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    School Calendarhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/calendar.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/calendar.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}School Calendar​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This calendar provides information about all current events and activities happening at our school.​
    Bell Schedulehttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/bell.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/bell.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Bell Schedule<br>Find school start and end times below, including morning and afternoon kindergarten.​
    About BVSDhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/BVSD.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/BVSD.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}About BVSD​​20​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) stretches from the peaks of the Continental Divide to the suburbs of Denver.
    Announcementshttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Announcements.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Announcements.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Announcements<p>Read to find out about current events happening in our school.</p>
    Safety & Securityhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/safety.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/safety.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Safety & Security<span>​​​​​​​​BVSD provides a number of resources and programs aimed at protecting student personal safety and preventing children and youth from initiating or engaging in harmful behaviors.</span>
    Lunch Menushttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/lunch.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/lunch.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Lunch Menus​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We believe that all children of Boulder Valley School District will have daily access to fresh flavorful and nutritious food made with wholesome and when possible, local ingredients, so that every child may thrive.​
    Elementary Course Cataloghttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Courses.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Courses.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Elementary Course Catalog<p>Find course descriptions here.<br></p>
    BVSD Resourceshttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Resources.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Resources.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}BVSD ResourcesThere are many resources available for families in BVSD. Find a list of important links here.​
    Principal's Messagehttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/principal.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/principal.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Principal's Message<p>​​​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#2a2b2c;font-family:arial;font-size:16.5pt;font-weight:700;white-space:pre-wrap;">Mr. Miller</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:7.5pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#2a2b2c;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">I am truly honored to become a member of Louisville’s great school community. As your new principal, I look forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students. This staff has a great deal of  pride for Louisville; its students and the surrounding community.  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:7.5pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#2a2b2c;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Over my 22-year career in education, I have served as a teacher at the elementary middle, and high school level, an instructional coach and Dean of Students at the elementary level, and as a school site administrator. I'm originally from Colorado, but received my Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s Degree from Pacific Lutheran University.  However, my greatest accomplishment is being a dad to two great kids -- Jake and Sidney.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:7.5pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#2a2b2c;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">In addition to being a parent, my most important job is to be an advocate for your children. I am committed to providing a happy and safe learning environment where students learn and become their very best. As such, my first goal is to work with staff, students, and parents to create an encouraging, safe, and respectful environment. I will spend my time getting to know your children, their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, encourage them daily and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our Louisville school community.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:7.5pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#2a2b2c;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">I look forward to working with parents, teachers, classified and support staff to make this a successful school year. I am confident we will continue to make Louisville an excellent school for our students!</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:7.5pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#2a2b2c;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Sincerely,</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:10pt;margin-bottom:10pt;padding:7.5pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#2a2b2c;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Jeff Miller, Principal</span></p><p><br></p>
    Contact Ushttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Contact.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Contact.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Contact Us​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find school contact and location information here.​ The contact form messages will go directly to a member of our office staff.​​
    Health Resources for Parents & Studentshttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/health.aspxhttp://loe.bvsd.org/About/Pages/health.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Health Resources for Parents & Students​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Learn about the health room staff and health services provided through our school district.​

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