Principal’s Message Sherwood Forest


Dear Einstein Charter School Sherwood Forest Families and Prospective Families,

Welcome to Einstein Charter School Sherwood Forest Elementary School and our school website. I am honored to serve as your principal and look forward to continuing our work with you. The mission of Einstein Charter Schools is to promote academic excellence in teaching and learning through an integrated, interdisciplinary focus on mathematics and science curricula and to develop the pursuit of lifelong learning among all stakeholders. At Sherwood Forest we Embrace Opportunities, Maximize Learning Potential and Inspire Excellence by creating a learning community that is personalized, caring, and high achieving.

Einstein Charter School takes pride in nurturing strong community relationships. At Sherwood Forest the commitment to partnership is ever-present. We have a very supportive and involved parent community. We believe that a strong partnership between our school, classroom, and home is critical to student and school success. Working together enhances the caring school environment that makes Sherwood Forest so special. Therefore, all students and families are welcome.

At Sherwood Forest, our focus continues to be on preserving a diverse and academically progressive environment for every child. At Sherwood Forest, part of living up to our “Einstein Way” is to not only provide natural academic supports for students on JMECS-2023multiple levels, but also to provide targeted instruction to our large population of English Language Learners. Sherwood Forest supports the needs of our students by immersing them in differentiated instruction environments in order to meet the challenges of the next level of their educational experiences.

In Math, students have access to a highly rigorous curriculum with Eureka Math. Our English Language Arts department, along with our English as a Second Language (ESL) team, provides instruction using the Louisiana Guidebook along with resources from the Journeys curriculum. All content areas are supplemented with technology-based blended learning that has proven to increase student interest and participation. In addition, our curriculum and regular performance-based assessments are designed to prepare students to meet the rigor for standardized testing at all levels. Our daily small group intervention model for mathematics and reading is also an innovative approach to providing supports for all students.

At Sherwood Forest we believe that opportunity and access leads to success. Our Sherwood Forest Lions have access to technology in nearly every class with a 3:1 access school-wide including iPads and Chromebooks.  In addition to English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, our course offerings include Spanish, PE, Music, Computer Lab, and special Gifted/Talented Art or Theater classes that support performance-based creative experiences.  We also continue to enhance our science and math focus by implementing the Project Lead The Way Program, which immerses our students in high quality STEM activities.

At Einstein Charter School Sherwood Forest, we work hard to reach each child academically, as well as, socially and emotionally. Our Student Support Team, includes a full-time Social Worker who works daily to ensure our students have the best care and emotional support. We also dedicate our efforts to promoting leadership and good character in our students by immersing them in an environment driven by Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Our students live up to our Einstein Charter Schools core values by being Safe, Responsible, Respectful and Ready to Learn. Throughout the year we reward students for their commitment with weekly/monthly PBIS events. Shopping in the Lion’s Den is always a great experience!

You are welcome to visit our wonderful team in person for more information or simply take a deeper tour of our Einstein Charter Schools website. In addition, I can be reached at shimon_ancker@einsteincharterschools.org or you can call me at (504) 503-0110. Again, welcome to Sherwood Forest Elementary and to our wonderful learning community- a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm and a high standard of excellence!  You will see that Einstein Charter School Sherwood Forest truly is a great place to be!

 

Best Regards,

Shimon Ancker

Principal

Einstein Charter School  Sherwood Forest

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