200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-326-7293

Welcome to our School
 We, the staff of Big Elm Elementary School, believe that all children can learn. It is the mission of everyone to provide a secure environment which nurtures individual growth and encourages constructive risk-taking. In cooperation with the parents and community, the staff will challenge the students to reach their full potential and become lifelong learners.
Our School:

*   We service students from Pre-K through 5th grade

*   Enrichment classes: Art, Computer, Library, Music, Physical Education

*   Title I services

*   Speech and Language services for all grades


  • Five mobile Apple Labs
  •  One ipod mobile lab
  • Three ipad mobile lab
  • Distance Learning Lab

Note: WVBE Policy 7211, indicates “copies of this appeals procedure will be readily accessible to citizens at the office of the state superintendent of schools, the office of each county board of education, and at each public school.

The principal at each public school will inform the parents annually at the beginning of the instructional term of this policy and its contents.

Parent’s Right To Know

You have the right to request the qualifications of the teachers at Big Elm.

You have the right to request parent trainings.

You have the right to know the results of assessments given to your child.

You have the right to request  further testing if your child is not achieving as you think they should.

You have a right to request a conference with your child’s teacher.

You have the right to be fully involved in any educational decisions for your child.

Big Elm Daily Schedule

7:00           Doors open and first bus arrives

7:00-7:45  Breakfast is served

                   ("Grab-N-Go" Breakfast begins at 7:40)

7:30           Teachers report

7:50           Students dismissed to class

7:50           Tardy Bell

10:40         Lunch-Preschool

11:00         Lunch-Kinder lunch

11:10         First grade lunch

11:45         Second lunch

11:50         Third lunch

12:30         Fourth lunch

12:40         Fifth lunch

2:30           First bell-Early busses

2:40           Walkers

2:50           Late busses

3:00           Teachers are dismissed