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3100 Willowdale Road
Portage, IN 46368

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(219) 763-8035
(219) 764-6742
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October 06, 2015
THANKS to our parents for believing in us, trusting us, and allowing us the chance to care for and educate your kids! THANKS to our support staff who supports the learning, teaching, and day-to-day happenings in incredible ways! THANKS to our teachers who work tirelessly to make learning meaningful, fun, and connected to the world around us! THANKS to our bus drivers who provide our kids with safe rides to and from school each and every day! THANKS to our kitchen crew for providing breakfast and lunch each day, and serving our kids and colleagues with a warm smile and huge heart! THANKS to our custodial team for making our school look like the first day of school, every day! THANKS to our kids for making the choice each day to show up, be nice, and work hard!

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Amount of homework: no rating
October 06, 2015
We believe homework is solely for review of skills that have been taught and practiced countless times in class with teacher input, review, and feedback. What is sent home as homework should be "stuff" kids can do without parent help. All we ask the parents to do is create a "sacred" time and space for homework to be done; and then, review the homework for accuracy after the student has completed it. We apply the homework research supporting 10 minutes per grade level (so, 4th grade would have 40 minutes max because 10 x 4 = 40), and homework is assigned Monday-Thursday.

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Develops grit: no rating
October 06, 2015
Relentless. Persistent. Dogged determination. Never quitting even when it hurts. These phrases define one word. A word that builds character, maximizes potential, strengthens society, and shows us things about ourselves that we might not have known was there. This word, this very powerful word, is GRIT! In the very famous children’s story, “The Little Engine That Could,” the engine faced with the task of carrying train cars full of toys over a very steep mountain to children anxiously waiting on the other side, made it to the top by willing himself to it. We all know those famous words (say them aloud), “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” Now, do any of you remember what the little engine on the other side of the mountain? It said, “I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could.” Why could he? Simple…he had grit. Throughout history some of our most famous heroes became heroes because they demonstrated grit. Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln. Today, we look at these “giants” in history and admire them for the ways in which their lives changed lives. But, each of them weren’t born with the “grit gene.” It is something that had to grow inside them. This is good news for each of us. See, grit IS something everyone can develop, the bad news is there is an enemy to grit and that is ease. Developing grit demands difficulty. In order to grow grit inside of us, we must assign ourselves to difficult and challenging tasks; and in the midst of setbacks and failures, will ourselves to the task’s completion. We want to develop grittiness in our kids because we know that gritty kids are unstoppable! Gritty kids, like the “giants” of history, will stop at nothing to accomplish what they set out to do. They view obstacles as opportunities. They are not ones to “kind of want to do” something…they are all in. They play the game of life “hurt,” but will their way back up. They learn that their grit grows with every successful trip on the other side of the mountain. Rising from struggles is their clearest path to a wholehearted, rewarding, well-lived life. May we teach them to say, “I think I can,” up the mountains of life and celebrate with them on the other side as we hear them proudly say, “I though I could.”

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Develops honesty: no rating
October 06, 2015
Every month, our Home School Advisor meets with each classroom twice for 30 minute sessions on understanding and living out the five virtues. These five virtues are: Compassion, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Fairness. We believe this character education puts the Myers Mission Statement, "Together, we positively educate the heart and mind," to action. While academics are certainly the focus at school, we want to go a step further and instill the five virtues into the students at an early age. The idea is if they can learn about, understand, explore, and put the virtues to action now, they will grow into adults who are mindful of how what they say and do affects others. Our hope is that the S.T.A.R.S. program will positively affect the individual students, their classrooms, their families, and the community as a whole.

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October 06, 2015
Here at Myers, we are committed to providing the most meaningful educational experience possible for our kids. Our goal is to enable students to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens. Myers Elementary School offers a rigorous curriculum for grades K-5. Our focus in teaching, learning and assessing is to be innovative. We are working hard at creating learning opportunities that enable our kids to grow their natural sense of curiosity and creativity. We want our kids to reason rather than memorize, and we want them to discover learning through collaboration and conversation; rather than through us simply giving them the information. Here at Myers we believe it is important to BE NICE, WORK HARD, and NOT TAKE SHORTCUTS. We want our kids to develop GRIT (the ability to see things to the end and get up and go after it even when they are knocked down.) We believe that if our kids are nice, work hard, show grit, and "put in the work," then they will have a far better chance to live a fulfilled life and be active, compassionate citizens NOW and FOR LIFE. Myers Elementary School is committed to providing the best educational experience for all of our students. We take tremendous pride in who we are, who we serve, what we do, and what we are all about. We expect greatness from ourselves, our kids, our parents, and our community. We stop at nothing to provide our kids with the best. We strive to add value to their lives, each other's lives, and the lives of those who call Myers their "school home."

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December 30, 2008
myers is a great school i am now a sophmore in highschool and looking back i would love and go back their again.I deffinately would like my kids to attend this school

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August 11, 2008
My daughter is going to the middle school this year and I feel she is well prepared because of the teaching staff at Myers School. Not only am I confident she will do well academically, but also she will will do well in the related arts! Thank you Myers School Staff !

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February 14, 2008
I would just like to say how much I love this school and what a great job everyone is doing! I think Mr. King is just wonderful. The kids seem to really love him. Not only do they teach academics they teach the kids to be good people. Keep up the great work.

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January 15, 2005
Myers actually found a way to make my child enjoy going to school. The administration and teachers deliver a positive enviornment and do their best to make learning fun. Principal Jane Larson is a credit to the school and the community. She has been innovative, friendly, and easily accessible to both parents and students alike. I am pleased that I decided to send my child to Myers instead of any local parochial school. I am proud of my child, and his school.

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We take great pride in providing a top notch education that builds our students' heart "smarts" and head "smarts." We will do whatever it takes to meet the needs of each student. Families looking to move to our school district are invited to contact the school and ask for a tour and time with the principal to answer any and all questions.

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George L Myers Elementary School
3100 Willowdale Road, Portage, IN  46368
(219) 763-8035
Last modified George L Myers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George L Myers Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top