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.
For more information about our school, make sure to join us Tuesday, April 20th at the GRPS Virtual School Choice Expo where we will give a live presentation and answer your questions. For more information about the Virtual School Choice Expo, click here.
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 Mrs. Alexandra Brunner and Mrs. Linda Storey!
Mrs. Alexandra Brunner is a Special Education Resource Teacher (K-8). Mrs. Brunner will be completing her Master of Education in spring of 2021!
Mrs. Linda Storey is a Lower Elementary Teacher. Mrs. Storey is an avid student advocate to ensure all students get their needs met! She also specializes in differentiated instruction through the use of individiaul student data plan activities.
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.