Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.
Principal - Blaine Clark
Grades - K - 5
2014-15 School Schedule - 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Root Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:
Before School: WCPSS
After School: WCPSS
Phone - (919) 881-4940
Fax - (919) 881-1427
Website - http://rootes.weebly.com
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)
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:
Important: Bus routes are subject to change based on actual student distribution, parent appeals, and other factors. The information here will be updated regularly, but updates may take several days to be reflected online. This route information last updated: 7:33 PM, Mon, Sep 1, 2014.
Stop times: Parents can anticipate a stop time based on the route start time, estimating 3 minutes between stops for neighborhood routes and 10 minutes for express routes. The exact stop time will vary during the first weeks of school. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.
Bus schedules: We urge parents to be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school. With students becoming familiar with this new routine, bus routes may take more time.
Faded Stops: Stops in faded text are on the route, but do not pick up or drop off students attending this school.
Questions?: Contact Transportation.
Can't find your bus stop?: If you cannot find your child's bus stop, please fill out our customer support form to report a missing bus stop.
This route information last updated: 7:33 PM, Mon, Sep 1, 2014.
State report cards are produced by the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI).2011 - 2012
Federal AYP Results (Replaced by AMO)
Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
Battle of the Books
Student-Run Morning News Show
AAA Student Safety Patrol
Student Recycling Team
Student Computer Techs
See Spot Read
Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee