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Broadview-Thomson K-8 School

Academics

Broadview-Thomson Academics

School Highlights

  • Full-time kindergarten
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) where we identify students who need additional academic and or social/emotional/behavioral support
  • Administrators to support every grade level
  • Counselors for each grade level
  • Full-time librarian
  • Full-time nurse
  • School-wide behavior expectations and virtues program
  • Advanced Learning Opportunities
  • Classroom Buddies
  • Leveled Readers
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • ASB (Associated Student Body)
  • Student Job Program
  • Focus on the arts, including choir, drama and focus artist
  • Full-time music program
  • Instrumental music 1 day a week 4 & 5th grade
  • Bilingual support
  • Special Education support
  • OT/PT (Occupational and Physical Therapy)
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Computer classes
  • P.E. teachers
  • Large, active PTA

Middle School Program Highlights

Our middle school offers a comprehensive academic and enrichment program that includes:

  • Art
  • Health
  • Japanese
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

Technology

Our technology program provides students with hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that emphasizes research and information fluency, including opportunities for the application of new skills that promote personal goals, interests and creativity.

Performance indicators are based on the following state and national standards:

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Washington State Educational Technology Standards

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
National Educational Technology Standards for Students

Library

The library’s central location speaks immediately to students of the importance of books in their lives. In addition, it provides story time, ready access to research materials, computers, maker space opportunities, and a community gathering space.

Music

Our full-time general music program is hands-on with real-world music making experiences that are standards based. The music curriculum builds on student interests, abilities, knowledge and skills from year to year.

Students participate in a range of culminating projects and performances that celebrate their individual as well as collective growth in a group setting.

The music program offers something for every student as students learn to sing, play instruments, compose and arrange music, read and write music, listen analytically and make cross curricular connections through music while integrating dance, drama and visual arts to enrich student learning.

Culminating performances foster student leadership and are designed to include students at each grade level whether performing at assemblies, evening concerts, school-wide events, or out within the community.

We also have a part time instrumental instructor who conducts weekly classes in string, woodwind, and brass instruments for our 4th and 5th grade students

PE

All of our students participate in physical education for at least ½ of the school year. We have 2 full-time PE teachers. The effort is to teach students to ” learn to move ” and to ” move to learn “.

It is developmentally appropriate, student centered, inclusive, and focuses on presenting a variety of movement options for learning, leisure, and for life.