Elementary Education


Ralston Public Schools is dedicated to helping each student achieve academic excellence through purposeful instruction in a climate of hope. Ralston Public Schools has 6 elementary buildings, that serve students in Kindergarten-6th grade. Through a balanced approach of explicit and investigative learning opportunities our teachers focus on supporting students in reaching their maximum potential. To further enhance the learning opportunities for students beyond the content areas, art, music, physical education, technology, and media skills are incorporated into the weekly schedule.

TECHNOLOGY. Each elementary school has a range of technology hardware available to support with integration of technology into the learning experience. Macbooks, iPads, and Chromebooks are utilized across the content areas to engage and develop students technology and academic stills.

LIFE SKILLS. In addition to academic experiences, your child will learn about personal life skills through our Well-Managed Schools social skills curriculum.  This program supports students in learning a variety of skills such as how to ask for help, how to apologize, and how to share with others. School Counselors, School Social Workers, and School Psychologists are available at each building to support the needs of students as they grow and develop these skills.

GRAB N' GO BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAM. Your child may eat breakfast and lunch at school.  Our school breakfast program offers  'Grab and Go Breakfast,' which means that the children pick up their breakfast and go to their classroom to eat it.  Lunch is served cafeteria-style and children may select from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to go with a main entree.  For more information on this, please visit the handbook section of the parent resources online.

HOME VISITS. Ralston Public Schools has a home visit program where classroom teachers will visit your home prior to the beginning of school.  The goal of this visit is to begin building a positive relationships with a student before they begin a new school year.  This is an opportunity for teachers to learn more about their future students, and help alleviate any of the nerves a student may have about this transition.

LIL' RAMS. Ralston Public Schools Foundation provides before and after school programming at 5 of the elementary school buildings. For more information on the before and after school program please visit the Ralston Public Schools Foundation website.

SUPPORT SERVICES. Ralston Public Schools offers a range of intervention and enrichment programs including: English Language Learner (ELL) Program, Extended Learning Programs, High-Ability Learner (HAL) Program, Intervention & Enrichment (I&E), and Special Education Program.

ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM. For more information regarding Elementary Curriculum please go to the website: 

 Cecilia Wilken  Director of
Elementary Education

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