Ladd's K-8 Model
As part of the district strategic plan to provide more choice to students and parents, the Ladd Elementary Schools may include 7th grade for the 2018-19 academic year.
Why Choose K-8 at Ladd?
- Building Resiliency Through Relationships
- Small School Feel With dedicated and caring staff
- Leadership Opportunities (7,8)
- Fewer school to school transitions – Increased Stability
- Rigorous & Personalized Learning Expectations
- Departmentalization in Core Content Areas (6,7,8)
- Choice in Electives (6,7,8)
- Sports available at Tanana (7,8)
- Supportive and Encouraging School Community
What Building Resilient Leaders Looks Like at Ladd
At Ladd Elementary, you will find a school that serves over 80% military connected children, as well as children from the Fairbanks community. They bring geographically diverse backgrounds, which brings a wealth of experiences and knowledge on which to build and celebrate. The following approaches help students develop as leaders and find success at Ladd: forming relationships, building resilience, providing consistency, and helping students with transitions both social-emotionally and academically.
Leopard Leaders: 7th & 8th Graders
The role of students in our Leadership Grades is vital to developing the schoolwide culture of building resilient leaders. To assist students and help to build the culture at Ladd, our Leaders will have many responsibilities. These roles will include, but are not limited to: student government/advisors, office aides (announcements, tour guides, messengers), student mentors, conflict mediators, safety patrol support, and technology assistants.
What Best Instructional Practice Looks Like at Ladd
What Guidelines for Success Look Like at Ladd
Ladd Leopard “Pawsitive” Pledge
Each morning, these guidelines for success are recited together to help all of us refocus on behavior expectations. Students learn to make wise choices and take responsibility for their actions. Staff, along with leaders in 7 & 8 grade, encourage these behaviors by handing the student a “Pawsitive” Paw, leading to entrance in the Paw Club Book, a certificate emailed home, posting on the bulletin board, and a possible reward. This is Ladd’s “Pawsitive” way of encouraging appropriate behaviors and growing society’s leaders.