A Message from Mrs. Simmons

  • Simmons Message

    Dear Vance Families-

    Welcome to Vance! We are proud to represent the Vance Learning Community as its administrators and instructional facilitators. Vance provides a cross-section of the real world where excellence in academics and character are expected, encouraged and nurtured. Vance has dedicated staff members who work daily to model and reinforce our motto: "Children are at the heart of what we do and at the center of the decisions we make."

    Vance Elementary operates on the year-round calendar system. This system provides a continuous flow of instruction as students navigate through the elementary curriculum. Frequent, shorter breaks throughout the school year provide an opportunity for students and staff to remain energized and focused on learning and teaching. We have the added benefit of being a single track year round school, which means all of our students are assigned to the track 4 calendar. Your family will love having a vacation in October, January, April and July!

    At Vance Elementary we celebrate both our academic performance and our outstanding character education. Our school operates on the PBiS system and has been awarded the exemplar status for multiple school years. Our students are coached to apply our behavior acronym PROWL in all areas of the school. It is evident that Vance Panthers:  

    Practice Empathy

    Respect everyone and everything

    Only make safe choices

    Work responsibly and

    Love learning

    We encourage you to visit our school to see for yourself why Vance Elementary is a special place to work and learn!


    ~Principal Sarah Simmons