September 5, 2016
Welcome to Rochester Primary School, home of the Explorers! I look forward to working with you and your children. RPS has a talented staff that provides the best possible education to our students.
The hard work and dedication of the staff at RPS is admirable. RPS staff goes above and beyond to assure that each and every student has their needs met. We have solid reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, science, social studies, arts and physical education programs. At RPS, we have fully implemented an intervention program in reading,and we are revamping our intervention in math. Teachers meet regularly in professional learning communities during ACT time each Friday to focus on using the most effective instructional strategies to support our students in their learning. Our staff holds high expectations for learning for all of our students at RPS, and we maintain the belief that all of our students are fully capable learners.
RPS received the Washington Achievement Award for English Language Acquisition in 2014. This is one way the hard work of students and staff alike has been recognized.
In addition to the academic growth of our students, we have a strong social skills program. Primary school is often the introduction to working in a large group setting. We recognize this and our counselor has put together a social skills program that all students participate in. The topics range from how to invite yourself to join a group playing to how to respond when someone speaks unkindly to you.
If you are able to be a part of the educational experience here at RPS, please come in to the office and sign up to volunteer. We have a variety of short term and long term roles you may fulfill.
Proud to be your principal,
Amy Nelson Roney