Albany 8J > Sunrise Elementary
About Our School...
Built in 1949, Sunrise Elementary School is proudly educating its second generation of Albany children. Located on a spacious 10-acre campus, Sunrise serves students from fast growing central Albany.
Our School Is Proud To Offer:
Our primary (kindergarten-1st grade) reading curriculum adjusts to the needs of each student and builds the foundation necessary for sustained reading success. Daily instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension build the foundation necessary for students to become lifelong readers.
StoryTown is our district adopted core reading program for 2nd-5th grade. StoryTown is filled with a variety of fiction and nonfiction literature. Fiction offerings include narratives, poems, plays, and fantasy while nonfiction features contemporary news articles, biographies, research material, and more. The program authors have included a robust vocabulary that helps to create a rich learning environment through carefully selected words.
Read Naturally has helped thousands of students become better readers using a unique strategy that combines teacher modeling, repeated reading, and assessment and progress monitoring. Read Naturally's programs provide a safe, structured, motivating learning environment that encourages reading on a regular basis. The wide selection of high-interest nonfiction stories captures the reader's interest with topics that are age appropriate and engaging. A big thanks goes out to our Parent Club for providing the funds for this computerized program!
Accelerated Reader Program
The AR program makes essential reading practice more effective for every student. Personalized reading practice is tailored to each student's current reading level. The computer-based program helps manage all reading activities and assesses the students' reading with four types of quizzes:Reading practice,Vocabulary practice, Literacy Skills, and the Textbook Quizzes. Our Parent Club helps provide special incentives for this reading program.
Character Development Program
Our Positive Behavior Support program ensures that all students feel safe here at Sunrise and learn to be respectful,responsible citizens of our school community and beyond. Second Steps, a character education curriculum, is used in every classroom to teach empathy, problem solving, and conflict resolution.
Privides students with the ability to express themselves through music. To acheive this students are encuraged to sing and move to music. They are also provided the chance to play instruments such as xylophone, autoharp & guitar as well as other purcussion instruments.
Focus Room Program
Provides a special place where children can focus on their school work or on issues that affect their school work. Students are provided with time to focus in order to be successful in school. The focus room has trained staff who help students problem solve and coach students on skills needed for the school environment and life.
Provides formal training in computer skills and online research. Students work with drawing programs, word processing, web exploration, powerpoint presentations and excell spreadsheets.
Students enjoy math as they learn basic skills and mathematical thinking strategies with a hands-on approach.
Internet Safety Program
A local City of Albany police officer visits the fourth and fifth grader's classrooms to teach the students about being safe on the internet.
Parents Are Our Partners
Parent Club - Parent/Teacher Team
Coordinates many activities for students and our school:
Two book fairs and a major fund-raiser each year.
- Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm in the school library (all are welcome)!
Title I/Site Council Advisory Council
Parents work with staff to make decisions about this important program.
Our Focus For Improvement
Increase progress in reading from Kindergarten through fifth grades.
Increase progress in mathematics from kindergarten through fifth grades.
Ensure that all students use the same vocabulary for peaceful conflict resolution and problem solving.
At Sunrise we are very proud of the quality of our teachers that educate your children. All of our teachers and assistants who work with children are judged to be "highly qualified" by federal standards. If you would like to know more about the educational qualifications of your child's teachers, please give us a call. We will be glad to answer any questions that you have.