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Root Elementary
STEM Schools Collaborative Network  Calendar: Traditional

Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Blaine Clark

Grades - K - 5

2014-15 School Schedule - 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Instructional Calendar

Root Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2014-15 Care Programs

Before School:  WCPSS

After School:    WCPSS

Contact the Root Elementary directly for full information about its before- and after-school care programs. For general information about before- and after-school care programs across WCPSS, go here.


Phone - (919) 881-4940

Fax - (919) 881-1427

Website -


Address - 3202 Northampton Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Aldert Root Elementary is a community that loves learning, loves learners, and is a place where everyone works for everyone's success. - Mission Statement of Aldert Root Elementary

Aldert Root is home to a state of the art facility, a highly experienced staff focused on meeting the needs of all students, a passionate and active parent community, and a wonderful student body all working together to make Root a destination of choice.

After recent renovations, Aldert Root Elementary boasts a beautiful new campus and facility equipped with cutting edge technology. The school now houses SMART boards, laptops, desktops, document cameras, and LCD projectors in every classroom. Students at Aldert Root also utilize two computer labs, flip cameras, and response pad clickers for assessing understanding. Three new playgrounds and an indoor climbing wall help students build healthy bodies and minds with a focus on upper body strength, balance, and coordination.

Facilitating student learning at Aldert Root Elementary is an experienced and dedicated staff. All of the teachers at Root are "highly qualified" as determined by No Child Left Behind, 43% of the teaching staff hold advanced degrees, and several teachers hold their National Board Teaching Certification. Aldert Root is also home to the 2011-12 North Carolina Music Teacher of the year, Anne Moorman-Smith. The staff members at Root collaborate in weekly Professional Learning Teams to review data and plan instruction. They participate in ongoing professional development at the school, county, state and national levels.

Parents at Aldert Root are significant partners in the learning environment. They work diligently up and down the school corridors, help from home, and provide resources to ensure that every child receives the absolute best education.

At Aldert Root students focus on learning 21st century skills. Throughout the school day there is an emphasis on student choice, responsibility, and collaboration. Children are engaged with complex questions, face problems and design solutions, and build a deep conceptual understanding of essential concepts. Students consistently use technology to communicate, think critically, harness their creativity, and collaborate with their peers.

"The modern facilities, safe learning environment, 'I'm home' feel, and incredible faculty and administration make Aldert Root a public school that we would happily pay tuition to send our kids to." - Mike D. (Parent of three Aldert Root Students)

"Root means a big, fun school family to me." - Will (Student at Aldert Root)

"To me Root means I can learn something new every day." - Walt (Student at Aldert Root)

"Root is my FOUNDATION." - Sutton (Student at Aldert Root)

"Root makes me happy and never sad." - Crawford (Student as Aldert Root)

Curriculum: STEM Schools Collaborative Network

Do you want your student to be an inventor, scientist, architect or astronaut? The foundation of learning for these high-tech jobs of tomorrow begins with four letters - S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The WCPSS STEM Schools Collaborative Network is a group of 17 schools, dedicated to enhanced strategic planning, professional development, programming and community advocacy around advancements in science and technology.

These schools benefit from a regional and statewide network of shared instructional opportunities and connections to local, state and national leaders focused on the STEM curriculum.

Each school will have:

  • Expert Technology Facilitators

  • Interactive lessons that explore STEM concepts

  • Digital-age learning environments

  • iPad carts (30 iPads) for each grade level

Bus route information for this school is currently unavailable.

Extra-Curricular Highlights

Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)

Battle of the Books

Jogging Club

Student-Run Morning News Show

AAA Student Safety Patrol

Student Recycling Team

Student Computer Techs

Honors Chorus

Student Council

See Spot Read



Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee