Congratulations to Pinewood Elementary for being named a 2013-14 Title 1 Reward School by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. A “high-progress school” which is a school among the ten percent of Title I schools in the State that are making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over a number of years on the statewide assessments.
Pinewood staff, working with our parents and community, will educate all students to high, challenging academic standards and prepare them to be socially responsible, contributing members of our community.
The vision of Pinewood is to create a positive, respectful learning environment in which students, families, community and staff collaborate in order to promote lifelong learners that set goals and strive to achieve them. Energetic staff will convey a positive attitude which will be contagious to the students. Students are enthusiastically engaged in meaningful work and are accountable for their own learning, knowing that success is the only option. Educators consistently meet the needs of individual learners and maintain cultural awareness to promote an authentic understanding of diversity. Trust among all members of the Pinewood community will lead us to focus on nurturing children’s spirits as they learn and grow. Students will gain from all experiences at Pinewood in order to be well-rounded and globally competitive leaders in the world in which we live.
At Pinewood we strive to meet the needs of all our learners. As a Phase III school within CMS, we implement a balanced literacy model that provides differentiated instruction at each student’s level. During math students often work collaboratively in small groups to provide enrichment and support.
Every classroom is equipped with a Smartboard to enhance the learning experience and access the world
beyond the school walls. Now with over 200 iPads in use at the school, project based learning has taken on a
whole new meaning!
GARDEN AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
With 29 garden beds on campus, students are certainly learning about where their food comes from! The
school-wide nutrition program highlights a fruit and vegetable of the month and offers a cooking demonstration from local chefs. As a recent winner of the NFL Play 60 grant, Pinewood received $10,000 for new fitness equipment and a visit from the Panthers!