From the Principal
Luther Elementary School is a K-5 school and one of four elementary schools in the School District of Fort Atkinson. We currently serve 260 students! The Luther staff places a high priority on student achievement. There are many strong academic programs in reading, writing, math, science and social studies that teach students in a variety of measures. Students also participate in art, music, guidance, technology skills and physical education on a regular basis. Our fifth graders have an opportunity to join band or orchestra, and the fifth graders are safety patrollers before and after school as they help younger children cross the street safely. The staff has also placed a high priority on student behavior. During the 2020-21 school year we will continue to emphasize positive behavior as we implement PBIS with all students. This program has helped teach children expected behaviors in all settings of the school and reward them for above the line behaviors.
The Luther staff consists of 12 regular education classroom teachers and 12 specialist teachers including ELL, reading interventionists, math interventionists, special education, physical education, music, IMC, speech/language, and art. There are also several different aides that support students in reading and math, and two paraprofessionals that create a positive environment for students on the playground and in the café. All of the Luther teachers continue to further their education by taking classes on technology and best practices in teaching. We currently have smart boards or interactive TVs in all classrooms for students and teachers to use on a regular basis to enhance the educational process. Teachers and students also have access to Ipads, Ipods, chrome books and a computer lab. Technology is implemented in many core subject areas. New this year, each student will have their own SDFA chromebook to use at school and at home.
The PTO at Luther has really taken on some school-wide initiatives to make Luther a positive place to be. This organization has had a new school sign installed on Park Street, supported us in the purchasing of smart boards, flip cameras, and other pieces of technology. This group also planned and coordinated the fundraising efforts to install a new spiderweb play system on the playground. They also provided teachers with endless resources to help them deliver the best teaching practices available. We are very thankful to have such a supportive PTO.
As we enter the fall of 2020 the school day will look much different with the new COVID procedures. There are attached documents on this site under the parents tab to access these resources. We will teach children the proper precautions to ensure the safety for all students and staff. The biggest three items in this process will be to remain home if you are feeling ill, wear a face covering and wash hands frequently. We are all in this together and together we will make a difference!
The Luther parent community is very supportive and positive of the educational programs offered at Luther. We encourage parents to volunteer, eat lunch with their child, attend a PTO meeting, and be part of this fine Luther learning environment. Parents are always welcome!