Putting children and families first to ensure high academic achievement for all

    Important Updates:

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      Thank You to Our Dedicated Juneteenth Committee:  Mrs. Crane, Ms. D. Fowler, Ms. K. Fowler, Mrs. Herdlein, Ms. Hill, Ms. Newbern, Mr. Schickling, Ms. Williams, Ms. Willis, and Mrs. Gratton & Ms. Hamilton from Best Self.

      Our Guests:   Mrs. Denise Acosta, Story-Teller and Dr. Virigina Batchelor, Author

      Our Performers and their Teacher-Leaders:

      Ms. Williams, Mrs. Willis & Mr. Schickling

      Poetry Readers:  Rishya Armstrong, Miandrae Banks, Aaliyah Mohamed, & Kiara Pagan

      Ms. Deanna Fowler

      Drill Team:  Rishya Armstrong, Miandrae Banks, Zahirah Fisher, Zamiyah Garrett, Brania Gibson, Jordyn Grinage, Ayesha Quick

      Ms. Reinhardt, Mrs. Kenna & Ms. Manna and our 3rd Grade Students

      Mrs. Kudel for her assistance with Technology!

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      Our Guests

    About Our School



      Principal: Denisca Thompson

      Assistant Principal: Jodi Hammond-Axberg

      Upcoming Dates & Events:

      Moving Up Day for PK & Kindergarten is Tuesday, June 21st. 

      Grade 8 is Wednesday, June 22nd.

      The last day of attendance for students is Thursday, June 23rd.


      Mandatory Uniform Policy:   CLICK HERE: Uniform Order Form 
      • Burgundy shirt with the School #53 Logo
      • Pants, Skirt, or Jumper (Navy blue for Grades Pre-K to 8)
      • Black belt (plain, without ornaments or symbols)
      • Black shoes or sneakers

      All students are to be appropriately dressed for school each day.  Jackets or overcoats may not be worn during the school day.  Students may wear navy blue, tan, or white sweaters with their uniform shirt.  **Students are not allowed to wear hoods during the day!


      Our Mission:
      • To ensure that every student will have the confidence, knowledge, thinking skills, character and hope to assume responsibility for her/his life and contribute to the lives of others; and…
      • We will champion excellence and innovative learning experiences in partnership with family and community; and…
      • We will hold ourselves accountable for educating our students and for working to energize all members of the community to actively participate in the accomplishment of our mission.


      "3 Big Rocks" for School Improvement:

      1. Data Driven Instruction

      2. Differentiation -via- Direct and Explicit Instruction 

      3. Digging Deeper (with Rigor) Into Common Core Standards


      Important Names to Know:

      Mrs. Tara McCann, School Clerk

      Ms. Shanta Smith School Counselor

      Ms. Karon Newbern, Transportation Coordinator 

      Ms. Heather Smith, CSE Chairperson

      Please see the links below for our District Code of Conduct, the results of our Wellness survey, Youth-Risk Behavior Survey and our ED Climate Survey.  Thanks to all who participated!!

      BPS Code of Conduct

      School 53 School Climate Survey Results 2022

      Wellness Survey Results - Coming Soon

      YRBS - Coming Soon

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    • Check back soon for your 2022-23 School Supply Lists!  

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