Virtual Tour of Haycock Elementary School
|If you are moving to Fairfax County and would like to tour Haycock in person, you can reserve a spot in one of our monthly tours by clicking on the button to the left and completing the reservation form. Tours are typically given on the last Monday of each month from 2:00 - 2:30pm. Participants should meet in the main office about five minutes prior to the start of the tour.|
Haycock's Bell Schedule
Grades K - 6
Monday - Friday: 9:15 - 3:55
Haycock Elementary fosters the Responsive Classroom approach to elementary teaching. The Responsive Classroom approach is based on the premise that child learn best when they have both academic and social-emotional skills. This approach, developed by classroom teachers, is informed by the work of many educational theorists and is based on seven guiding principles centered around the assertion that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum. You can read about the other guiding principles of the Responsive Classroom approach here.
There are ten core classroom and school-wide practices that provide the framework for the strategies teachers use to help children build these academic and social-emotional competencies: Morning Meeting, Rule Creation, Interactive Modeling, Positive Teacher Language, Logical Consequences, Guided Discovery, Academic Choice, Classroom Organization, Working with Families, and Collaborative Problem-Solving. You can read a brief description of each of these Responsive Classroom practices here.
Several thousand schools in the United States utilize the Responsive Classroom approach, and research shows the approach is associated with higher teaching quality and effectiveness, increased student engagement and achievement, and an improved school climate. A study by the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education found a link between the Responsive Classroom approach and:
• Increases in math and reading test scores
• Improved social skills and teacher-student interactions
• Better organized, more emotionally supportive classrooms
• High-quality instruction and greater teacher efficacy
The goal of the Responsive Classroom approach is to create a safe, joyful, and challenging learning environment for every child, and the administration and staff at Haycock believe that a school-wide commitment to this approach is consistent with our School Vision, Mission, and Core Belief/Values. More information about the Responsive Classroom approach is available at www.responsiveclassroom.org.
We Believe in Our CommunityA dynamic partnership among students, parents, teachers, staff members, and the community is critical to exceptional student achievement.
Our diversity creates resilient, open, and innovative citizens of the global community.
Together, as a staff and a community, we work to leave no child behind for the academic, social, and personal needs of their present and future. We see ourselves as always being on a journey towards this end and are therefore always looking to learn from one another about how to be more effective for our students.
School Vision Statement
We believe that our role is to welcome every child and family into the school and work together with the family to prepare the child for a successful present and future. We try to put ourselves in the shoes of each student to the best of our abilities and do for that child what we would do if they were our very own. Our role is to make Haycock a united community and a home for learning.
School Mission Statement
Our mission and goals are framed around the belief that we should help every child achieve at high levels and grow significantly during the school year, regardless of his or her starting point. We further believe it is our mission to focus this achievement and growth in five important areas: academic skills and understanding, love of learning, citizenship skills, sense of community, and sense of hope.
School Core Beliefs/Values
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