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Howard Elementary Technology Immersion School

700 Howard Avenue, Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 790-4900 Fax: (541) 790-4905

School website

Grades: preK–5
Enrollment: 511
Principal: Erin Gaston <gaston_e@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Lori Henry <henry_lo@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours:
M–Th: 7:55–2:25
Friday: 7:55–1:10
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Middle School Region: Kelly
High School Region: North Eugene

Mission Statement:
Staff, students, and families encouraging the joy of learning, the value of cooperative accomplishment, and the optimism of future success. Our goal is for every student to achieve high academic standards while becoming lifelong learners able to contribute to our local and global communities.

Program Description:
Howard Elementary School is a technology immersion program. Students and teachers integrate technology into everyday learning. We offer a rigorous curriculum that challenges students and prepares them with 21st century skills. We are a place where the school community gathers regularly to support, celebrate and honor the achievements of all our children. With the caring guidance of dedicated staff, students make academic gains while developing persistence and personal responsibility, qualities that are the cornerstone of lifelong learning. We are committed to fostering curiosity for learning the skills necessary to prepare academically and socially for middle school. Rigorous academic explorations coupled with the immersion of technology into everyday teaching and learning helps students grow into future thinkers and problem solvers.

School Highlights:

  • Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School, boasts a strong technology focus with staff and students utilizing a variety of digital tools and web-based resources to support learning.
  • Technology team and technology support specialist ensure hardware and software are working and assist staff with infusing technology into everyday teaching and learning.
  • Students have 1:1 access to personal learning devices (iPads) throughout the school day.
  • Provide targeted small-group instruction in the areas of math and reading with the support of Title I, special education and English language development specialists, as well as focusing on the needs of our Talented and Gifted (TAG) students, providing instruction at students’ level and rate of learning every day in the classroom and across the curriculum.
  • A full-time counselor, full-year music and PE help us educate the whole child.
  • Grades 4–5 enjoy an after-school strings program two days per week in partnership with the Eugene Springfield Youth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Student leadership opportunities include such activities as Safety Patrol, Peer Mentors, News Crew and working with the School Garden Project.
  • A robust after-school program that emphasizes academic instruction under the guidance of a certified teacher, daily enrichment activities led by passionate and dedicated adults, field trips and visits by guest teachers, and a healthy meal.
  • Opened a brand new state-of-the-art building in fall 2016. The school features energy efficiencies such as rainwater collection, solar energy production and utilization of natural light. The school design includes two courtyards, a school garden area, turf and natural grass play fields, a family resource center space and improved school security.

School Improvement Goal:

  • Each student will meet their growth targets in English language arts and math.
  • Each student will develop the social, emotional, and behavioral skills needed to be successful learners.

Other Information:
With a strong emphasis on technology, in addition to a 1:1 personal learning devices, each classroom at Howard is set up with an interactive white board, document camera, headsets and a projector. Other hardware accessible to all teachers includes wireless slates, digital microscopes, classroom response systems, video communication, MP3 players, digital cameras and digital video cameras, and more — all aimed at enhancing instruction in the 21st century. This hardware, in conjunction with many web-based resources, allow our students to access, synthesize and present their learning using a wide array of technological tools.

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