Classroom Connections

Kindergarten

Parkview features a full-day kindergarten program. A kindergarten day is 6 hours and 20 minutes which is the same as our other elementary grades. Literacy is our largest block of time with aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing integrated with social studies concepts for about half of the day. Math is scheduled for a little over an hour as well as additional time for science or social studies enrichment. Specialists in areas such as Art, Gym, and Music will be offered similar to other grades and of course, time for lunch and recess. It is a full day with a varied routine which allows for large group, small group work and independent learning time.

While we look forward to the instructional time to lay a solid foundation for learning it is much more than academics. It is time to develop confidence, self-regulation, problem-solving and social understandings. As children continue to develop a sense of self they also to begin to understand differences. All of this is important as they become active learners in their environment. Learning for them is a social process where children learn through play, exploration and inquiry.

Grade One

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Grade 5 Band

District 196 has an award-winning band program. WCCO TV recently named the Rosemount High School Band, the best in Minnesota. The RHS Band has performed in the Tournament of Roses parade and has been invited to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 2017. That journey to excellence begins at Parkview where students are taught by Mr. Olsen, the winner of the Educator of the Year award from Schmitt Music in 2017.

Title One

The District 196 Title I program is a federally funded program that provides valuable supplemental services to raise the achievement of elementary children who are performing below grade level in the areas of reading and math. For more than 30 years, Title I programs have played a key role in raising student achievement levels throughout the nation in these subject areas. The students are taught in small groups either in their regular classroom or in a resource room.
Parent involvement is a key component of the program. Parents are notified when their child is eligible for Title I services, and the schools plan a variety of parent activities and newsletters to promote parent involvement and enhance communication.

Gifted / Talented Program

Gifted and talented children and youth…
1. Are those students with outstanding abilities, identified at preschool, elementary and secondary levels. These students are capable of high performance when compared to others of similar age, experience, and environment and represent the diverse populations of our communities.
2. Have potential which requires differentiated and challenging educational programs and/or services beyond those provided in the general school program.
3. Are capable of high performance and include, but are not limited to, those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability in any one or more of creativity, leadership, and visual and performing arts.

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars (YS) Program is an academic program that embraces research-based practices for identifying and nurturing gifted potential in students who have been historically underrepresented for gifted services.

Technology

Parkview's technology program was one of the first ones initiated in District 196. Students have lessons in computer graphics, animation, music composition, multi-media authoring, word processing & page design, math simulations, and programming.

Music

Parkview's music program has a long history of excellence, taught by gifted educators and superb musicians. Students encounter music theory, composition, music history, vocal performance, and instrumental performance.

Media

Back in the day, Media Education was simply referred to as "Library Class." Today, the Media program involves computer research techniques, source evaluation, and internet safety, as well as exposure to a wide range of literature.

Physical Education

At Parkview, Physical Education is far more than "play time." Our PE program is an important part of District 196's commitment to student learning and health. Evidence shows that healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: academic performance, education behavior, and cognitive skills and attitudes.

Art

Parkview regular program features an art specialist that provides instruction in the visual arts. Students experience a variety of media as they develop their aesthetic awareness.