The mission of Johnny Appleseed Elementary is to provide all of our students with a secure, caring, respectful and student-centered environment that will maximize their ability to learn. The faculty, staff, students and parent community are devoted to academic excellence and cultivation of individual strengths and talents in a supportive environment where individual differences and respect for the rights of others guide school and community behavior.
The Johnny Appleseed Goals concentrate on Literacy, Professional Development and Technology Integration necessary to attain the goals of the Leominster Public Schools, attention to the transition period during the reorganization of the Leominster Public Schools and Technology.
The Literacy Goal is intended to provide each student with a learning environment that is literacy rich and meets their individual learning needs. Targeted early literacy intervention programs will be implemented to assure that each student will attain their individual learning capacity.
The Professional Development Goal is intended to provide the faculty with the necessary training surrounding contemporary education issues with regard to teaching and learning. This goal’s intent is to assure that the faculty of Johnny Appleseed Elementary School will have the appropriate resources and training to assure that quality learning environments that address individual learning needs are provided in every classroom setting.
The Technology Goal has, as its focus, the importance of working toward connecting Johnny Appleseed Elementary with the World Wide Web. This goal is important because it has, at its core, the potential with the connection to the Internet to offer an expansion to the classroom experience that would include innovative contemporary educational strategies.
The Transition Goal has, as its focus, attention to putting in place the necessary resources and support that the Johnny Appleseed Elementary School may need to be successful in their classrooms during this progressive reorganization. The aim is to assure that the learning environments continue to be positive for children and that the communications remain clear and open between Central Office, administration, faculty and staff.
Johnny Appleseed School is an elementary school that was constructed in 1956. A sizable addition was added to the main building in 1991. There are 710 students in grades K through 4, staffed by approximately 55 teachers and 35 classroom aides/tutors. The school has 100,000 square feet of space dedicated to 36 classrooms, a gym, music room, media center, computer lab, art room, guidance office, large cafeteria and an administrative office. We serve a number of programs including Learning Abilities Grades 1-4, Resource Room Grades 3-4, Language-Based Grades 1-3, Behavioral Grades 3-4 and Reading Recovery.