Front of Building

A great theme for Explorer this year!

Ms. Tellerico introduces our 2013-14 theme: Knowledge is Power!

Raising the flag on another new school year!

Our student created flag

Our student created flag Our student created flag

Our third grade animal reports

Our third grade animal reports Our third grade animal reports

Some interesting work with Picasso.

A wonderful message in our Library

Check out our student display!

Black history month displays in the library

Fifth graders learn about lunar phases with Oreos. Digesting knowledge!

Storytelling is awesome!

Girls on the Run!

Amazing art!

Fifth graders check out the EK music programs.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson

Explorer Text Connections

Explorer Text Connections Explorer Text Connections

Our text connections

Our text connections Our text connections

A great connection

A great connection A great connection

Explorer March is Reading Book Awards

Explorer is awesome!

More awesome art!

We have creative students!

Pandas are profound!

Explorer represents cultures from around the world!

Explorer represents cultures from around the world!

Up close and personal!

Up close and personal! Up close and personal!

A mesmerizing presentation

A mesmerizing presentation A mesmerizing presentation

3rd grade animal reports

3rd grade animal reports 3rd grade animal reports

Girls on the run

Community project!

Girls on the run Girls on the run

Welcome to Explorer Elementary


At Explorer We Do Our Best, Do the Right Thing, and Treat Others With Respect. 

Explorer is a partnership in learning for all students, staff, parents, and community. We are dedicated to developing self-directed, life-long learners in a safe and nurturing environment.

We are committed to academic excellence and have fully adopted Common Core State Standards  as well as ongoing program development.

Relationships are important!  We fully incorporate Capturing Kids' Hearts  model throughout Explorer Elementary.  A highlight of the CKH model is the EXCEL model. E - Engage X - Explore, C - Communication, E - Empower, L - Launch.

We encourage and promote a safe orderly environment as well as an open door to parents and the community.

We value effective communication and build strong relationships among all stakeholders.

We strive to create and develop life-long learners and engaging problem solvers.

We continually develop teaching styles and methods to promote rigor and relevance in learning using differentiation and data to improve instruction. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 9            Rocket Cheer @ 6:00 PM

September 9            Kindergarten Expectation Meeting @ 6:00 PM

September 9            Third Grade Expectation Meeting @ 6:30 PM

September 11          Second Grade Expectation Meeting @ 5:30 PM

September 15          First Grade Expectation Meeting @ 5:30 PM

September 16          Fundraiser Kick off 

September 16          Fourth & Fifth Grade Expectation Meeting @ 6:00 PM

September 17          Picture Day

September 18          Cub Scout Pack Meeting @ 5:45 PM

 


            

ADDITIONAL SCHOOL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND RIGHT OF THIS PAGE UNDER PARENT RESOURCES & LINKS.

Explorer News

Fathers, Bring-Your-Child-To-School Day

Fathers, Bring-Your-Child-To-School Day”

October 24, 2014

 Dads (or other significant male role model) bring their elementary-aged

children to school.  The school arranges and provides breakfast for the Dads and children.  An assigned, professional athlete gives a short, uplifting message to the Dads.  Dads visit their children’s classrooms if possible.

 

Morning Timeline:

8:15                      Dads and children begin to arrive at school

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 8:15-8:40            Breakfast is served

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8:40                      Official welcome and instructions given by principal

8:45                       Children report to playground

8:50-9:05            Uplifting message

9:05-9:15              Dads are encouraged to visit classrooms



 Professional Athletes and Building Assignments

Bowen                            Corey Alston - New York Jets WR

                              Buster Mathis- Professional Boxer

 

Brookwood                    Reggie Jordan- Los Angeles Lakers G

                                       Vincent Jennings- Professional Boxer

  

Challenger         Mateen Cleaves- Detroit Pistons G

                            Grand Rapids Drive- Detroit Pistons D-League

 

      

Discovery            Aaron Bailey - Indianapolis Colts WR

                              Anthony Kimbrell- CFL QB- Western Michigan

 

 

Endeavor              Reuben Riley - Carolina Panthers OT

 

        

Explorer                Carlton Brewster - Cleveland Browns WR

 

 

Glenwood          Kevin Clemens - Jacksonville Jaguars RB

                            Jordan Shimell- Professional Boxing Champion

 

 

Meadowlawn         Colin Christopher- University of Indiana LB

                                  Terrance Shaw- Grand Rapids Fusion F

 

 

Southwood              Brian Dickey- University of Michigan QB

                                   Pete Trammell- Lansing Capitals G/F

 

 Townline                 Thomas Kelley - Michigan State Spartans G