Blanchard Elementary School

Grades K - 5th   District 2   580 Students

3512 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 31909
Phone 706-748-2461, Fax 706-748-2466

School Website: http://sites.muscogee.k12.ga.us/blanchard/
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We are "Gonna Fly Now" . . .


School Improvement Plan (SIP) initiatives:

  • Climate: To strengthen the critical elements, Teaching Behavior and Effective Discipline Process, 8 lesson plans, that address current behaviors identified in SWIS data, will be taught by May 2019 by 100% of teachers. *as measured by a developed observation/walk-thru instrument
  • Academics: By May 2019, 100% of all teachers who teach math will embed the Number Talk strategies and conceptual math games in their instruction.*as measured by a developed observation/walk-thru instrument (Parliament E³)

Engage●Equip●Energize = E³ Blanchard and Columbus State University will partner this year through the E³ Initiative represents a Cornerstone for New Century Learning. The E³ Focus is on the Soft Skills prized by employers, and the Active Learning and Brain-Based Strategies that engage, equip, and energize Educators, Students, and entire Communities. The concept was introduced to teachers and students via two assemblies last week in which small groups, containing Kindergarten through 5th grade students within Houses, worked together to be inclusive and creative. Houses will continue as a way to group students for Specials instruction and E³ activities.
  • Social and Academic Extra-curricular Activities offered at Blanchard: Kids in Motion/Running Club, WISE Owl Bible Club, Owl Academy Tutorial and Enrichment, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, Science Olympics, Math Club, Student Council, Peer Helpers/Servant Leaders, Bricks for Kids, Drama Kids, Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts, Chorus Festival, DARE, Field Day, Market Days, Career Day, Robotics Team, Safety Patrol, Morning Broadcast Team,
  • Home-school Communication: The Talon weekly newsletter/ConnectED calls, Remind 101, GA Parent Survey, Parent Portal, Local School Council, Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • PTO-sponsored Events: Fall Festival, Mother-Son Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, Grandparents' Breakfast, book fairs, Chick-fil-A and Stars and Stripes fundraiser nights, Santa Shoppe, Teacher Appreciation Week, House Celebrations
  • K-5 Annual Field Trips: Lake West Point, Springer Opera House, RiverCenter, Coca Cola Space Science Center, Columbus Museum, Infantry Museum, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Oxbow Meadows
  • Recognition Opportunities: Good Citizen and Perfect Attendance lunches with the Principal, House Celebrations, Outstanding Owls, 3rd grade Holiday Play, Grade Level Award Ceremonies, Volunteer Luncheon
  • Blanchard Bazaar = our school store, where students redeem Who Bucks for prizes
  • School Accolades

    • Blanchard Elementary After-School Program (BAESP) organized and run by Blanchard personnel
    • 2015-2016 MCSD Media Specialist of the Year: Mrs. Kristine Mitchell
    • 2015-2016 MCSD Top Three Teacher of the Year: Ms. Andrea Toole
    • 2016-2017 MCSD Top Three First Year Teacher of the Year: Ms. Peyton Hammonds
    • 2016-2017 Barnes & Noble Regional "My Favorite Teacher Contest" winner: Ms. Monica Harris
    • 2017-2018 MCSD Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl - fourth place
    • 2017-2018 MCSD Top Ten First Year Teacher of the Year: Ms. Jessica Muroski
    • FY 2018 Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Young Georgia Authors Regional winners: 1st Grade: Iris Zaw with "Bunny and Cat Go Out"; 2nd Grade: Kylie Williamson with "Zoey and Timmy"; 5th Grade: Skye Dawson with "Touchdown"
    • 2017-2018 PBIS School inaugural year
    • 2017-2018 MCSD Spelling Bee runner-up: Christopher Holley
    • 2017-2018 MCSD Top 5 Science Olympics Team finalist
    • 2017-2018 Dollar General Regional Recipient of $10,000 literacy grant
    • 2017-2018 District Achieve3000 TOP 10 in Lexile Growth gains for FIRST SEMESTER (grade level and school): Aniar Wiley
    • Achieve3000 and Smarty Ants daily and weekly goals met
    • 2017-2018 improved CCRPI score and 5 Star Climate rating
    • 2018-2019 4th grade students, Rafael De La Cruz and Zoie Givans, were named finalists in the Cool Water Ripple Literacy Competition. They will work together to write and illustrate a children’s book. The winning pair’s book will be published by Cool Water

    Partners In Education

    • 14th CSH (Combat Support Hospital)
    • Morningside Baptist
    • Publix (Bradley Park)
    • Chick-fil-A (Columbus Park Crossing)
    • Ultimate Youth Sports
    • Columbus Botanical Gardens
    • Wild Wing Cafe

    Dawn L Grantham
    ES PRINCIPAL

    Dawn L Grantham
    Grantham.Dawn.L@muscogee.k12.ga.us
    Jan M Thomas
    ES ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
    Jan M Thomas

    Thomas.Jan.M@muscogee.k12.ga.us


    Board Representatives
    John Thomas [District 2]
    Kia Chambers [At Large]