Click here for the Midvale-Lincoln Elementary School web site which has information primarily for current families and students.
Parent/Teacher Group President: PTO website
Midvale-Lincoln is unique in that it is one school on two campuses. Midvale, grades K-2, offers cohesive primary education and is located on the near Westside. Lincoln continues a challenging and developmentally appropriate academic program for grades 3-5 on the South side.
Average class size is 16; total enrollment varies, but averages 350-400 per campus. As one of Wisconsin's SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) schools, a state grant ensures that average class size is no greater than 15:1 in K-2. This ratio maximizes individual attention and growth in literacy, math and other core curriculum.
Third Grade Reading Test: By concentrating on reading skills, Midvale-Lincoln's scores have increased 23% over the past five years.
Fifth Grade District Writing Assessment: Recently, 91% of the fifth grade students who attended Lincoln two or more years scored in the average to superior range on writing samples.
Computers are used to support and extend learning across the curriculum. Campuses have fully equipped and networked computer labs. Computers are also in classrooms and the LMC. Some students have their own E-mail address; some have experiences with Internet access, scanners, "quick take" cameras, and video editing.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program
The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest. TAG Web site.
Student learning experiences include a broad range of opportunities that pushes a student to their next level of challenge and allows them to develop their talents. TAG programming may occur in the classroom, or in other settings. TAG programming is determined by ongoing evaluation and assessment of individual student needs. Each school has TAG resource support for ongoing consultation.
Teacher specialists in arts, music and physical education provide regular instruction. REACH (Reinforcing and Enriching Achievement for All CHildren) extends and supports classroom curriculum.
We offer the district wide Open Classroom Program, Bilingual programs, and special education services and options,. Also, services are provided by a counselor, psychologist, nurse, social worker, and a speech and language clinician.
Since 1995, staff has awarded one to six scholarships to high school seniors who graduated from our school. We are committed to the present and future success of our students.
Safety Is Always A Priority
Playgrounds have adult supervision 15 minutes before school and during all recesses. School Safety Patrols learn leadership skills. City Crossing Guards assist children at busy intersections. Students who live more than 1.5 miles from school are provided free transportation in school buses.
Peaceful Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
Training occurs in all grades. Teachers and support staff develop and promote lifelong skills for successfully handling conflicts. Fourth and fifth graders can elect to be trained as peer mediators to assist fellow students resolve problems.
Midvale-Lincoln is a Professional Development School, collaborating for over 10 years with the UW-Madison School of Education, one of the top-ranked education schools in the country. We promote and provide quality teacher education for future teachers and ongoing learning for our professional staff.
PTO meetings are held semi-monthly at the two sites. This group works to provide a link between home, school and the district. It supports academic programming by planning special events and fundraisers, advocating for our children and soliciting volunteers. Check the website to confirm location.
Our school benefits from donated materials, financial support, and time from many other organizations including RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), Madison Junior League, Group Health Cooperative, the Red Cross, and FAST (Families and Schools Together). Recently, St. Mary's Hospital "adopted" Lincoln School and WEAC has "adopted" Midvale School, providing tutors, school supplies for needy students and many other opportunities for students and families.
You Are Always Welcome At Midvale-Lincoln Elementary School!
Midvale-Lincoln is a richly diverse learning community dedicated to teaching democratic values that promote understanding and respect for our shared culture! Midvale-Lincoln staff is child centered and provides a safe and supportive learning environment which promotes self-esteem and powerful learning. Staff is committed to providing an excellent academic program within culturally relevant curriculum. Students are active participants in the learning process.
School Tours are offered from January until Spring Break on Tuesday mornings at Midvale and on Thursday mornings at Lincoln, or call for special arrangements. We welcome all present and potential families.
We encourage you to talk with parents of our students to learn more about our school. Please see the Principal/Parent Contact information on this web site for current names and phone numbers.
For answers to any question, or to request materials such as curriculum standards, handbooks, lunch menus, bus schedules, newsletters, etc., call Midvale, 204-6700, or Lincoln, 204-4900, or fax your request to 204-0475 (Midvale) or 204-0455 (Lincoln).
Remember, you're "At Home At Midvale-Lincoln Elementary School!"
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