With a focus on transforming teaching and learning in order to make the academic standards accessible for all students, North Star has become known for its dedication to teacher collaboration and professional development. Teachers share student work and assessments and engage in conversations and classroom observations to ensure that students are truly moving forward in their knowledge and skills, K-5.
We strive to keep our expectations high for all students, while still recognizing it’s important to meet each learner where they are and provide the support they need to reach their potential. After just one year, we saw an increase in our students’ academic growth and are motivated to continue the pursuit of increased achievement.
Nutritious Opportunities for Students
Through our partnership with District 12 Nutrition Services we are able to provide nutritious snacks and meals for all students attending North Star. In addition to our lunch program, served daily, students also have two other opportunities for free and nutritious food. Students are welcomed each morning with free breakfast in the classroom, delivered right from the school kitchen. At mid- morning, our kitchen staff delivers a basket of fresh fruit or vegetables for students. This snack helps to ensure our children are getting as many healthy foods and nutrients as possible each day. Who would have ever thought that students would be excited to eat cucumbers and broccoli? The students at North Star sure are!