Doors open/Breakfast Served: 7:00am
Classrooms Open: 7:20am
Tardy Bell/Announcements: 7:40am
Instruction Begins: 7:45am
Instruction Ends: 2:20pm
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 Success.
VISION (We will be…)
Our vision is to become one of the most sought-after P-5 schools in the nation because of our highly regarded instructional team's mission to ensure exceptional academic growth, social awareness and exposure to ideas and concepts beyond Briarlake that cultivates collaborators, contributors to society, critical thinkers and communicators.
MISSION (How we will get there…)
Briarlake’s mission is to OPERATE IN EXCELLENCE; to obtain exceptional academic growth in students and professional growth within ourselves by providing a highly rigorous academic environment that nurtures the development of inquisition, critical thinking skills, creativity and collaborative self-directed learners who embrace diversity with open minds, so that they are equipped to succeed in an ever-changing society.
To ensure that everything we do is centered in how to obtain exceptional social and academic growth in students and professional growth within ourselves.
BELIEFS AND VALUE STATEMENTS (Guiding Compass for our work)
CORE TENETS: Respect, Relationships, Rigor, Rituals and Routines
-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 Exceptional; Always striving for greater excellence.
-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 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 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 highly Knowledgeable; Constantly seeking a clear understanding of the curriculum, our student’s developmental needs and latest educational studies.
-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 academic growth.
-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 promote.