Seeds of Health Elementary
Over the summer, building modifications were performed at the Windlake Academy campus. To better serve students and families in a safe and inviting facility, new signage was added and improvements were made to the parking lot and pedestrian pathway along with other exterior enhancements. Interior modifications were completed to help ensure student safety and create additional office space.
Project Lead the Way
To provide more students with an enriched learning experience, SOHE has expanded its Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program already in place in grades 6th through 8th. PLTW provides students with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math instruction. With the help of a grant, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Louis Calder Foundation, the PLTW curriculum has been expanded to include Windlake Elementary students in kindergarten through 5th grade. With the implementation of PLTW Launch, the PLTW program curriculum will be offered to students in Seeds of Health schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Growing a positive culture which supports student learning has resulted in Seeds of Health Elementary being named, for the third consecutive year, a recipient of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's School of Recognition Award for 2014-15. In addition, SOHE is one of the schools recognized in a research study that identified characteristics of successful charter schools in Milwaukee. The research study was featured in an article written by Alan J. Borsuk, entitled "6 Characteristics of 5 Successful Milwaukee Schools." The research concluded that the schools studied share the same traits of success:
- High-quality leadership
- Shared mission, beliefs, and values
- A strong sense of community
- High academic expectations
- Positive behavior expectations
- Agreed upon expectations and practices
Seeds of Health Elementary has been recognized for an on-going commitment
to creating a learning environment in which students feel connected and
supported as they grow academically, socially and emotionally.
For more information on Seeds of Health Elementary, please call 414.643.9052 or visit the website at, seedsofhealth.org.