ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
ENROLLMENT: 708 GRADES: PreK -2
TELEPHONE: 304-624-3275 FAX: 304-624-3382
PRINCIPAL: JOANN GILBERT
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: SUSAN FERRELL
SECRETARY: PAMELA HUNT
SECRETARY: VERNA SHAHAN
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: REGINA WILLIAMS
SCHOOL COLORS: RED & WHITE MASCOT: MUSTANGS
Nutter Fort Primary strives to provide a child-centered environment that will enable all students to become successful, active learners who enjoy learning. We accomplish this goal in an inviting school climate, which nurtures a positive self-esteem and makes learning rewarding, challenging and relevant to everyday living.
The teachers and staff work diligently to meet the needs of each individual child and provide learning opportunities that make the curriculum inviting for each student. Our children are involved in an array of activities designed to help them become proficient and advanced in all content areas. We believe that our major focus is to develop in our children the love for learning and to give them the foundational skills which will help them to become life-long learners. Some of the activities in which our students participate in are Read Aloud, Writer’s Workshop, Chinese language, book publishing, summer reading challenge, theater productions, and after school tutorial programs to name a few. Guided reading, shared reading, interactive media, thematic units, Writer’s Workshop, literacy and numeracy stations, and computer assisted instruction are some examples of the multiplicity of instructional strategies that complement our school’s emphasis on reading, writing, math, and the arts and sciences. This emphasis has led to our school being named a 2010 State Title I Distinguished School.
A wide array of programs to support our students in their efforts is available, and those include: M.U.S.T.A.N.G.S (More Understanding Services Toward All Nutter Fort Grade Students) and our S.A.T. (Student Assistance Team), which are committees designed to assess and meet children’s academic, social, medical, nutritional and clothing needs. Our Project Shadow bonds at-risk students with school personnel mentors. Through community Business In Education partnerships we are fortunate to have community involvement in providing incentives for academic achievement, appropriate behavior, school attendance; and they also provide employees to serve as readers, tutors and program leaders.
We believe that it is extremely important to have a vital partnership between the school, its parents and its community. We strive to keep that partnership alive and through it to better serve our students.
The school has:
Library/Media Center with a full time librarian and para-professional aide
A computer lab (30 Mac computers) and full time computer teacher
142 internet accessible workstations in classrooms.
7 Pre school programs (PreK, Head Start, Pre School Handicapped)
1 Title I after school program
Title I services with 4.5 teachers
1 extended year program (Sp. Ed. funded)