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Title 1
The Title 1 program is designed to provide financial assistance to schools so they can improve teaching and learning. Services are provided to those students identified as failing or most at risk of failing to meet Virginia's challenging Standards of Learning (SOL). Walton's Title1 specialist is Mrs. Clark and the District Title 1 Parent Coordinator is Ms. Debi McBride. Ms. McBride can be reached at dmcbride@pgs.k12.va.us. Title 1 Parent Involvement.


PALS
Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening is a state provided screening tool for Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative. PALs consists of two screening instruments, PALs K and PALs 1-3, which measure a child's knowledge of important literacy fundamentals, including phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, knowledge of letter sounds, spelling, concept of word, word recognition in isolation, and oral passage reading. The major purpose of PALs is to identify those students who are below grade-level expectations in these areas and may be in need of additional reading instruction. This additional reading instruction is provided by PALs tutors who come to Walton. The District PALs Director is Mr. Jim Scruggs, and can be reached at (w) 804-733-2700.

PAAS
The Program for Artistically Advanced Students, in partnership with the community, provides experiences that challenge the artistic student. The artistic student is gifted in vocal music, in the visual arts, or in theater. The program assists identified students in reaching their unique potential. It includes challenges and experiences in conceptual thinking and problem solving, in the development of a keen awareness of the arts and a universal expression of humanity, and one that prompts each student to explore and take artistic risks that lead to improved technical skills, self-awareness, creativity, and productivity. The Walton PAAS teachers are Ms. Kelly Waters and Ms. J. Martin. The PAAS Co-Coordinator is Ms. K. Wasilewski and the PAAS Director is Mr. Willie Elliott. Mr. Elliott can be reached at
(w) 804-733-2700.

Gifted
The gifted program is available at Walton for all grade levels. Referrals for the program can be made by teachers, parents, students, and other community members who feel that a child may need gifted services. Numerous criteria such as ability testing, achievement testing, characteristic checklists, grades, classroom products and honors are used to identify students. There are four (4) programs available at Walton:

PACE (Program of Advanced and Creative Experiences) targets students who are generally intellectually gifted.
SAGE (Specific Academic Gifted Experience) targets students who are gifted in one or more academic areas.
SOAR (Studies of Advanced Reasoning) is designed to meet the needs of students whose outstanding performance in the classroom indicates their need for differentiated instruction.
KSOAR (Kindergarten Studies of Advanced Reasoning) is designed for kindergarten students who demonstrate advanced learning and some or all of the characteristics of giftedness.



Walton's gifted teacher is Mr. Peter Herzing. The Director of the Gifted Programs is Mr. Willie Elliott and can be reached at (w) 804-733-2700.



Math Intervention
Mathematics is an integral part of a child’s education. If students do not grasp the concepts early, the struggles can be great later. In this new program, Math Intervention, I may see a child throughout the year on each Math concept, for one week or so dealing with a certain skill, or possibly never, totally depending on the child, previous SOL / SOLAR data, classroom teacher recommendations, and needs among classmates. During small group sessions, I reinforce what topic is being covered in the classroom and we practice week areas from Math concepts previously studied this year. The Math Zone is a great place to practice Math skills and learn new strategies for “old” math concepts! Homework Helpers is another great way for me to reach kids that normally wouldn’t come to me. Each Tuesday through Friday morning, 3 rd – 5 th grade students are encouraged to stop by and get help with last night’s Math homework. Please see my website for additional information and resources! http://pgs.k12.va.us/~bburnett

PreSchool
The Preschool Program is designed for at-risk four year olds residing within Prince George County. Children are selected for this program on the basis of family need according to state guidelines. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment that addresses the needs of preschool children whose social or economic conditions place them at risk of poor school performance. Walton's preschool teacher is Ms. S. Partin and the Preschool Director is Mr. Jim Scruggs. Mr. Jim Scruggs can be reached at (w) 804-733-2700.

Champions
This is the before and after school program that is on-site and convenient for busy parents. They strive to develop the unique champion within each child by providing opportunities for achievement and success. The registration and tuition rates are available in the office. The hours are 7:00 AM-6:00 PM. Questions about this program can be answered at 861-5687 or by mail at: Champtions; 6700 Courthouse Road; Prince George, VA 23875;
Attn: 2008-2009 Enrollment.


Eagles Choir
This program is for 4th and 5th grade students interested in music. Students perform at school functions, PTSO functions, and at the Fine Arts Festival. The Walton Choir teacher is Ms. Kelly Waters.

Bullying
The Bullying Program at Walton strives to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in an environment where they feel safe and secure, as well as a place where they are treated with respect. This program is funded through the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant. Research has shown that bullying educational programs, when addressed during the elementary years, have a significant impact on extinguishing the bully or anti-social behavior. Bullying is addressed through assemblies, whole class instruction, break-out group sessions, and parent education.







 

 

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Kindergarten
Your child will learn how to follow rules, basic writing, and math skills.

1st Grade
Longer school days and homework assignments fine tune what your child learned in kindergarten.
2nd Grade
Your child will learn complex sentences, addition and subtraction.
3rd Grade
Your child can expect nightly homework, and will learn how to multiply numbers and write paragraphs.
4th Grade
Long term projects, computers, and calculators are introduced.
5th Grade
Your child will increase his vocabulary, and learn fractions and decimals.

Principal: Sharon Kushma
Assistant Principal: Stephanie Bailey

 

Office: 804-733-2750
Fax: 804-732-1592