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200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-592-3255


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.

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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

10:30         Lunch-Preschool

11:00         Lunch-Kinder lunch

11:10         First grade lunch

11:45         Second lunch

11:50         Third lunch

12:30         Fourth lunch

12:35         Fifth lunch

2:30           First bell-Early busses

2:40           Walkers

2:50           Late busses

3:00           Teachers are dismissed


Our School:

We service students from Pre-K through 5th grade

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

Speech and Language services for all grades

Technologies Provided for Students and Staff

Six mobile Apple Labs

 One ipod mobile lab

Three ipad mobile labs

Distance Learning Lab

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.

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.

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