Principal’s Message

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Welcome to ASU Elementary!

We have a lot of exciting programs and activities planned for this school year. We made some great strides together last year, and this year we are introducing new technologies to support learning both in the classroom and at home. We are also adding some special events to promote camaraderie and teamwork among students and cooperation and communication between teachers and parents.

ASU Elementary is a place where students will receive a strong foundation, with a rigorous curriculum and engaging activities. An ASU education inspires confidence, creativity and critical thinking, and we also strive to make it a place where students feel at home, creating lasting friendships even as they gain a greater love for learning.

The elementary school campus officially opened on August 19, 2013. For the 2014-2015 school year, our enrollment increased by nearly 25 percent, and the school currently houses about 350 students, 28 teachers, 15 program assistants, an administrative staff, and a support staff. The facility is designed with spaces for three classrooms at each grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade, for a capacity of more than 400 students. Aside from homeroom classes that provide instruction in the core subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts, the school offers special classes, including Mongolian, Computers, Physical Education, Music, Art, and Library. There is also an extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program, which includes in-class support as well as additional classes targeting specific ESL needs, and a Resource Teacher who helps students with learning difficulties develop their skills.

I am glad to be a part of the international community of educators working together within the “challenging, comprehensive and supportive learning environment” at ASU. I believe every student can be successful with the right motivation and a team effort among educators, parents and the students themselves. I look forward to another year of working with this community to promote ASU as a great place to learn and “the home of future leaders.”

Roger Dutcher