Forwood Elementary School is located on spacious grounds in a quiet residential section in the North Graylyn Crest development. Our school, renovated in 2004-2005, is a one-story building and has approximately 350 students. Our grade levels include full day kindergarten and grades first through fifth grade. Forwood has 18 classrooms, a computer lab, library, gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria.
At Forwood School, we put children first as we work to create a motivating and challenging learning environment. Mastery of basic academic and thinking skills, hands-on learning, enrichment activities and remedial assistance are characteristic of the teaching at Forwood. Thematic instruction and technology education are also part of our program. Our instructional staff includes a principal, seventeen classroom teachers, reading specialist, resource room teachers, art, library, music and physical education teachers, counselor, speech and language teacher, education diagnostician, psychologist, technology coordinator, intervention specialist, and family crisis therapist.
Mission: Our mission is to challenge and motivate all students. We believe all children can learn and succeed if provided with a creative and challenging instructional program in an environment that is safe and is based on respect and high expectations for achievement. Our standards-based curriculum integrates technology and subjects to increase student understanding and develop potential. Through the partnership of parents, staff, students, and community, our children will become life-long learners and valued members of society.
Goals: Forwood's School Improvement Goals for the year are: promote excellence in student achievement; establish thesocial-emotional development of children as an integral part ofthe education process; develop dynamic community partnerships; ensure that all staff have opportunities to grow professionally; emphasize creativity and problem solving; prepare students to compete successfully in a global economy.
Parent Involvement: Membership in the Forwood PTA isstrong year after year. Forwood is consistently among the leading schools in Delaware in PTA membership. The PTA sponsors events that build school spirit, provide academic and cultural enrichment, and promote a caring community atmosphere. Specific activities include field trips, assemblies,and student recognition programs. The PTA also coordinates a parent volunteer program for classrooms, the library, and computer lab. Over 30 different PTA committees address Forwood functions such as book fairs, teacher appreciation, the school store, building and grounds beautification, science and technology, staff mini-grants, reading, and the school improvement team.
School Hours: Full Day Kindergarten and grades one through five: 8:35 am -3:15 pm. Breakfast and lunch are available for students. Federal programs provide free and reduced-cost breakfast and lunch to children who meet established criteria.