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Dear Van Hise Families,

Welcome to Van Hise Elementary School!  At our school we work from a child-centered philosophy to build positive learning experiences, relationships, and engagement for all of our students. Our school has long standing traditions that include high quality academic programs paired with a strong sense of community among families, staff, and students.  The diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets.  All students and families are encouraged to be active participants in the learning process.  Staff members are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes respect for all individuals.  Through ongoing assessment, teachers at VHE utilize students’ learning styles, abilities, and interests to inform their instruction.  Our ultimate goal is to educate our children to become positive, contributing members of our global society.

We sincerely hope that you will become an active part of our wonderful school community.  We invite you to visit often and volunteer at VHE.  The partnerships that we form between students, families, community members, and staff provide a foundation for learning, engagement, and relationships to thrive.  We hope to see you around at Van Hise Elementary – where children come first!

                        Sincerely,  Peg Keeler, Principal