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Howard Elementary School


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  "Howard Elementary School teaches you self-discipline, responsibility, and citizenship."— Matthew       



Greetings from the Principal:

Welcome to the Howard Elementary School website! 

Howard Elementary consists of a very diverse population with an average enrollment of 390 students from preschool through sixth grade. The diversity of our school population exposes all students to the many different world cultures living within our community.Our emphasis is on academics as well as character development. Students are encouraged to think about their behavior and make good choices for their lives by being responsible, self-disciplined and ethical members of society.Our staff includes classroom teachers (preschool-6th grade), preschool paraprofessionals, a literacy coach and Reading Recovery specialist, a counselor, art and music teachers, a P.E. coach and assistant, a gifted and talented instructor, a certified media specialist, ELA paraprofessionals, a part-time nurse, custodians and cafeteria staff, several specialized therapists and examiners, two full-time secretaries and a part-time media clerk.In addition to our staff, we are fortunate to have six strongly committed Partners-in-Education who share our vision of a community of learners, Antioch Consolidated Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Shared Services Center, Weldon, Williams & Lick, Gerber Products, and Lincoln High School Alumni Association. Our amazing partnership has been honored the past three years by receiving the Fort Smith Public Schools’ Partners-in-Education Bud Jackson Team Award.Through high expectations, Howard students are encouraged to reach and strive for goals, to go beyond their limits, to use their mind, to believe, achieve, challenge and seek success so that they may become well-informed leaders in our community and the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                     We look forward to seeing you at Howard Elementary School. 
Velmar Greene, Principal
Mary Bellah, Assistant Principal





Our theme for the 2016-2017 School Year is "To Infinity and BEYOND: Creating Our Future"           

Fort Smith Public Schools Mission Statement:

The mission of the Fort Smith Public Schools is to insure academic and personal success for each student-- today and in the future.

Howard Mission Statement:

The MISSION of Howard Elementary School is to empower ALL students with the knowledge to be successful, responsible, citizens.  

Vision Statement:

The vision of Howard Elementary School is to create an environment of risk-free learning for all students and staff. We envision a respectful school where individuality is celebrated and cultural awareness is supported by all stakeholders.  Our goal is to grow a community of learners who meet challenges with competence and integrity.

Core Beliefs:

At Howard Elementary School, we believe that students learn best when:

·   they are in a safe environment.

·   they have opportunities to engage in creative learning activities and diverse experiences.

·   they are challenged to set high goals, reflect, and assess their progress in achieving those goals.

·   the assessments by the school are designed not only to measure current levels of achievement, but also to
    establish new goals.

·   the entire community fully supports their learning in all regards: academic, personal, social, and emotional.  

School colors: The colors are royal blue and white.

School mascot: The school mascot is the Tiger.  


 School CREED                    
I am a life-long learner at Howard Elementary School. 
I am a unique and wonderful person.  
This day I will do my best to be a valuable member of the Howard School Team!                                                 
I have high goals and high expectations for my life. 
I am responsible for my own actions. 
I do not have the right to interfere with the learning and well being of others.  
will learn. I will succeed because I am important.                                                                                                               



This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.



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PO Box 1948 | 3205 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902

In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Mr. Martin Mahan, Executive Director of Human Resources. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Senor Martin Mahan si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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