North Hills Elementary School
North Hills Elementary School
340 Alspaugh Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 661-4940
Fax: (336) 661-4943
Website: North Hills Elementary School
Hours: 8:20 am – 2:50 pm
Principal: Karen Morning-Cain
North Hills Elementary School Mission
North Hills Elementary School will provide a collaborative environment that nurtures emotional, social, and academic achievement to prepare students for success in the 21st century.
North Hills Elementary School Vision
North Hills Elementary School students will engage in a variety of learning experiences that will motivate, challenge, and inspire them to become globally competitive citizens and leaders.
North Hills Elementary School Beliefs
- Every child has value.
- Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the teaching-learning process.
- A safe and supportive learning environment promotes student achievement.
- Education is a lifelong process.
- Collaboration among staff enhances the quality of instruction and student achievement.
- Every student learns differently and can be successful.
- Quality relationships and high expectations enhance teaching and learning.
- Social skills are essential for success in the classroom, school, and community.
- It takes a community to nurture, support, and educate children.
North Hills Elementary School Creed
- I am important. I am special. I believe in myself. I am responsible for my actions.
- My family is important. I have the support of my family and teachers. They believe in me.
- My community is important. I will support my community.
- My community will support me.
- My world is important. I promise to take care of it. I will keep it safe and clean.
- My service is important to the world and its citizens.
- My future is important. I will prepare for it.
North Hills Elementary School Support of Student Learning and Growth
Bring Up Grades (BUG Program)
Bring Up Grades, or BUG is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range, and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.
Positive Behavior Support
North Hills is a positive behavior support school that is striving to improve student academic and behavior outcomes by ensuring that all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.
Response to Intervention
North Hills uses the Response To Intervention approach to increase the opportunity for all students to meet academic achievement standards through early identification of students who have additional academic and/or behavioral needs to meet.
Response To Intervention ensures that resources and interventions are appropriately targeted to serve all learners as early as possible though high-quality instruction.
Students in grades 3-5 participate in Socratic seminar which is part of the Paideia model. The Socratic method of teaching is based on Socrates’ theory that it is more important to enable students to think for themselves than to merely fill their heads with “right” answers.
Students are given opportunities to examine a novel, poem, art print, or piece of music. Open-ended questions allow students to think critically, analyze multiple meanings in text, and express ideas with clarity and confidence.
21st Century Learning
North Hills emphasizes the need for 21st century schools by incorporating global awareness concepts as well as financial, civic and health literacy.
Key skill areas (creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, research and information fluency, and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making) are woven into core subject matter to help students make connections between different school subjects and their own lives.