The Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School is located on the sandy shores of the Raritan Bay. The school serves students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The ultimate goal for the Robert N. Wilentz School is to have all students performing at grade level or above in language arts, math, science and social studies. Our vision is for students to grow through a comprehensive experience in all academic areas. Our school mission is “Laying the foundation for the future by inspiring academic ambition and supporting student achievement through collaboration, community involvement and strong character building.”
Our curriculum is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) and includes the district’s kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum and instruction initiatives.
In Language Arts, our classrooms in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade use the resource of Benchmark Literacy phonics and reading to support the ELA frameworks. Third and fourth grade students continue to use Reading Wonders by McGraw Hill to support the ELA frameworks and pacing guides. In 5th grade students use the units of study for Reader’s Workshop by Lucy Calkins to support the ELA frameworks and pacing guides. All grades Kindergarten through 5th grade use the units of study by Lucy Calkins for writing. Each classroom has leveled libraries and resources. Learning stations are strategically placed within the classrooms with motivational learning activities for the students.
Our mathematics curriculum, pacing guides, and frameworks allow for rigorous instruction and provides students with opportunities to engage in higher-order thinking skills by applying learned skills to real world settings. Problem-based learning promotes students to work collaboratively while teachers foster a student-centered and student-driven learning environment.
Our science curriculum and pacing guides are taught through the use of Amplify Science in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Through collaboration with district curriculum directors and supervisors, we are proud to say that we have an extensive range of programs that meet the varying needs of our diverse student population. We have self-contained special education classes as well as inclusion classes in each of our grades. We have a Gifted and Talented Class in Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.
Updated technology has been infused into each classroom. Every classroom in Grades K-5 is one-to-one with Chromebook devices for our 1st grade-5th grade. All kindergarten classrooms are equipped with iPads. Smart/Epson interactive projection whiteboards are being utilized throughout all classrooms. All classrooms throughout the building are also equipped with an overhead document camera. Classrooms are set up with wireless AP’s to handle all wireless devices. Our technology educator collaborates with our technology coordinator to ensure that all the technology instructional needs are being met. We have a Computer Technology Lab that augments our School Media Center. Teachers also have access to mobile devices that can be utilized in classrooms.
We offer a parent portal through Infinite Campus where parents can monitor their child’s academic progress, homework, view teacher's comments and check on their child’s attendance.
We, at the Robert N. Wilentz School, have created an environment dedicated to the welfare and success of all our students. Our staff has created an atmosphere that promotes the development of lifelong learning and character skills essential for college and career readiness.
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