Shawmut Hills (K-8 Grade)
Student Daily Health Screener
Each student will need their own form.
Shawmut Hills uses a positive and holistic approach to education to create an environment that promotes student learning and well-being. Nestled in a beautiful residential neighborhood, Shawmut Hills houses a state-of-the-art, therapy quality sensory lab for all students. It is located on Grand Rapids’ northwest side.
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Shawmut Hills Academy Virtual Open House
Our school has so much to offer - and we’re proud to share the details! Play the video below to watch our Virtual Open House with Principal, Dr. Timothy Mabin.
Kindergarten Here I Come
Shawmut Hills Kindergarten screener for Fall 2021 will be held on Wednesday, April 14 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Click here for more information and to register.
Shawmut Hills ALL STAR TEAM!
This week we are excited to celebrate Ms. Jennifer Dewald and Mr. Chi Le!
Ms. Jennifer Dewald is an Upper Elementary Teacher. Ms. Dewald was awarded Biggby's Teacher of the Month in December, 2017!
Mr. Chi Le is a Middle School Teacher. Mr. Le is a product of Grand Rapids Public Schools!
Studies have shown a strong connection between movement and learning. Shawmut Hills utilizes that research in its sensory lab and classroom sensory toolboxes. Students are taught how to use the equipment to support their individual learning and make lab visits as a class and on their own. Examples of sensory tools include ball chairs, sound earmuffs, pencil grips, Therabands, and more. Through the sensory experiences, students also gain an appreciation for the fact that everyone learns in their own way!
96% of parents feel their child is challenged at school. Staff are trained to identify individual student needs and customize their teaching to the student to help them succeed. For example, Shawmut Hills has seen an 8% increase in the number of students reading at or above grade level over the past 3 years.
SAFE AND SECURE
A recent survey showed that 100% of students feel safe at Shawmut Hills. Students participate in a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Students are recognized for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The number of students being recognized for good behavior at monthly PBIS celebrations has consistently increased, while referrals to the office for behavior issues have steadily decreased.
The teachers at Shawmut Hills are committed to student success. They go above and beyond to ensure that student’s needs are met, that parents are involved in their child’s education and that students have a positive experience. In a recent survey, 100% of parents said they feel comfortable talking with their child’s teachers.
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
Shawmut Hills values parents as partners in their child’s education. Parents are regularly involved as volunteers and participate in many family events throughout the year. According to a recent parent survey, 100% of parents feel welcome at Shawmut Hills.