We strive to developing 21st Century competencies by supporting students with the technology and opportunities that will enhance inquiry skills, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Students in grades 4-5 will have access to 1:1 technology providing for more opportunities for project-based learning. We utilize our technology resources to enhance the learning environment. Each classroom is outfitted with 8 Ipads, a Smartboard, and various other technology enhancements. Our updated computer lab, mobile Ipad and laptop carts provide exceptional learning tools.
PFES curriculum incorporates experiences that build students' skills in critical thinking, problem solving, questioning strategies, reasoning, and creative expression. Other features of Prairie Farm Elementary School include strong parent and community involvement, and student events in music, art, and physical education.
Exceeds Expectations! PFES has been ranked as one of the top elementary schools in the area on the WI DPI Report Cards. This score is based on the WKCE Assessment, which includes both a math and a reading component taken by students in grades 3 through 5 our results. Grade 4 also is tested in the area of Social Studies and Science.
PFES has all-school events for parents and community members such as Open House, Dr. Seuss Reading Event, Grandparents Day, Student Showcases, End of the Year Celebration, Student concerts, and more.
The school is organized as a traditional PreK-5 school with self-contained classrooms. Students are provided with specialized instruction in vocal and instrumental music, physical education and art. Students with learning disabilities and those who are learning English as their second language receive individualized instruction as needed from the E.L.L. and Special Education Departments. Our Gifted and Talented Coordinator and many parent volunteers provide higher level instructions to small groups from various grade levels.