Classrooms Open to Students: 7:20 am
"In The School Door by 7:34!"
Warning Bell: 7:35 am
Tardy Bell/Announcements: 7:40 am
Instruction Begins: 7:45 am
Instruction Ends: 2:20 pm
Briarlake Elementary is a sweet little STEM focused school best defined by its sustainable partnerships between its parent community, teachers and administration. It is a small school packing a big punch with various extracurricular programs, clubs and extended experiences for our students! This academic experience could not happen without the outstanding support of our teacher, parent and community partnerships. Briarlake is part of a vital, diverse community that takes pride in the school and provides a strong base of support. The neighborhood is composed of a mix of single family homes, apartments, condominiums, and new in-fill housing. One of Briarlake's strongest assets is its student and staff diversity. Briarlake offers a Deaf Hard of Hearing program for mainstreaming hearing-impaired students in all aspects of instructional and curricular activities along with other varying student services. Our students matriculate to Henderson Middle and Lakeside High school where they continue their academic career.
Motto (Guiding Phrase)
One School. One Community. One
VISION (We will be…)
Our vision is to be one of the most
sought-after schools in the nation.
MISSION (How will we get there…)
Briarlake’s mission is to OPERATE IN EXCELLENCE.
To ensure that everything we do is
centered in how to achieve exceptional personal, professional,
academic and social growth within students and within ourselves.
BELIEFS AND VALUE STATEMENTS (Guiding Compass
for our work)
Work to build Respect, Relationships, Rigor,
Rituals and Routines
SUPPORTING VALUES Acronym: I RISK ICE
-We will be Instructional; Constantly and
systematically implementing varied researched
based instructional strategies and best practices that provide
student access to concepts and key developmental skills.
-We will be Reflective; Understanding
that open-mind sets are critical and that there’s always space and
opportunity for improvement in ourselves and our students.
-We will be Intentional; Ensuring
a laser-like focus in our work that is deliberate and purposeful,
while constantly using data to inform instruction that is aligned
to standards, tasks and assessments to ensure exceptional
-We will be Sensitive; Cultivating and
nurturing an open-minded, healthy, safe and supportive learning
environment where diversity and compassion are assets that we embrace and
-We will be highly Knowledgeable; Constantly seeking a
clear understanding of the curriculum, our student’s developmental
needs and latest educational studies.
-We will be Inspirational; ensuring our
actions and words inspire others to positive actions. (With the belief
that colleagues and students often times need us to believe in them until they
can learn to believe in themselves.)
-We will be Collaborative; Sharing,
supporting, and exploring practices, student work and data together to improve
teaching practices, student learning and team practices that nurtures a
culture of excellence.
-We will be Exceptional; Always striving for