Howard R. Driggs Elementary School is located in Holladay City, Utah. We serve over 600 students. Driggs staff members work hard to provide a safe learning environment where the student comes first. Our motto is, The Student First and Always. In addition to providing a rigorous, meaningful and equitable educational experience, we maintain a community of support that models respect, hard work and the value of each unique individual.
Driggs is proud to be a part of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Grant program in Granite School District. We are lucky to have Mrs. Larsen, a licensed Art teacher. Students receive a 45 minute art lesson twice a month in her classroom. Students learn art mediums and skills that are tied to the curriculum they are learning in the classroom. Because of the generosity of Driggs community members, we have wide variety art supplies and mediums for our students to experience.
We continue our S.T.E.M. Club this year that meets before and after school to work on fun challenging hands on projects. The parents of Driggs students are a key component to the success of every child. We welcome and encourage the volunteer efforts of all who desire to help Driggs students reach their greatest potential. Howard R. Driggs is one of the best little public schools in America.
Educational Philosophy of Howard R. Driggs Elementary School
The philosophical goals of Howard R. Driggs Elementary school are to provide those educational experiences necessary to equip children with the mental, physical, emotional, and moral tools required to make decisions, help better themselves and others, as well as the society in which they live.
This process of educating children can be explained as: (1) Acquiring knowledge about the world and social groups around them; (2) Acquiring those basic skills (reading, writing, speaking and computing) necessary for continued educational success; (3) The utilization of acquired knowledge and skills which make them useful members of society.
The emphasis will be to establish a school structure and organization designed to build upon the self-worth of each child, thus fostering and maximizing the development of each child’s potential. The human and material components of the school will be combined to humanize and individualize learning, making it relevant, meaningful and personally satisfying to EACH child.
Diagnostic and prescriptive procedures for each individual child will be made to begin where he/she is and take him/her as far as they can go. “Accountability of children, parents, teachers, and administrators is required for results of efforts.
The challenge for the staff of Howard R. Driggs Elementary School will be to translate these idealized goals of childhood education into instructional objectives and teaching practices, thereby creating education instructional objectives and teaching practices, thereby creating and maintaining the best school possible for the children it serves. We must therefore pool and build upon our strengths as a community, while teaming together all our efforts on behalf of the student body and Driggs community.
We Believe That….
- Everyone can learn and achieve success.
- All individuals need to be loved, nurtured, and respected in a safe learning environment
- Individuals have a right to a variety of educational experiences that address their unique learning styles.
- Everyone is unique, has self-worth, and has potential to make positive contributions to society.
“The student first and always.”
We, the staff of Howard R. Driggs Elementary School, recognize that education is a cherished privilege.
We declare our primary mission to be that of developing life-long learners, capable of achieving their greatest academic and social potential, and an awareness of their place and responsibility in school, and the larger global community.
This will be accomplished through the cooperative efforts of staff, students, parents, and community in an environment of security, success, pride and respect for all members of our school community.
Uniform definition of Social Emotional Learning
“We want our students to be able to manage their emotions and feelings with appropriate ways/ tools so they can contribute to their own lives and the lives of those around them through personal advancement, being part of rewarding relationships with others, and continual refinement of their skills and character. When students have the space to do this, they are able to achieve academically.”
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