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Principal's Message

Baldwin Lane Elementary School is a STREAM (science, technology, recess, engineering, arts, math) school. We value every aspect of the STREAM concept and, as such, we embed classes, activities and programs into our master schedule to ensure high levels of learning in these areas. Additionally, we operate a Response to Intervention Model in math and language arts to fill gaps in every student's education. We also offer an after-school Intervention/Enrichment Program that is designed to provide additional support and opportunities for students to help them excel in school.


As the school's instructional leader, I work with staff and students to increase the academic growth of our students. We work as collaborative teams to implement specific professional development on Curriculum Mapping, Lesson Planning, and Best Practices. I am very impressed with the staff for implementing initiatives that ensure our students learn at high levels.


In addition to our rigorous academic programs, we value physical activity and promote a healthy lifestyle, and our schedule reflects that. Every child receives PE, and additional fitness opportunities along with their core classes and daily recess.

You’ll notice that our staff truly cares for and about our students. We are always mindful about how to connect with each child and purposefully build positive relationships with each and every student. In an effort to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all of our students, our staff utilizes a Positive Behavior Intervention Support plan (PBIS). This program is designed to create and maintain a safe school environment by promoting positive behaviors. PBIS is a system-wide approach to behavior management where the behavior standards are infused into every part of the school environment. The idea is to help students learn about positive actions, steps to problem solving, being safe, being respectful, and how planning and preparedness leads to success.


We invite and encourage you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our amazing Mountain Lion Boosters, and attending and supporting our numerous school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child. We believe that by working together we provide our children an amazing and successful school experience.


I am grateful and BLESsed to be able to work with you and your child and look forward to forming new relationships that will benefit our students. 

Best to all of you this school year.


Mr. Thompson (Mr. T)


Baldwin Lane Elementary