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What Makes Lancaster Central Special?

What Makes Lancaster Central Special?

At Lancaster, we are family. Parents and community members are always welcome to visit and to volunteer here at LES. We are blessed to have an average of one-hundred adults each week helping in classrooms, with PTO, or having lunch with a child. This continual parent/community support is what makes Lancaster unique. We strive to instill a passion and love for learning within each child by creating engaging real-life learning opportunities, providing a fun and safe learning environment, and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of each child. In addition to all of this, it is important to us to build lasting relationships with each student here at Lancaster.

Our mission at Lancaster reads: Our purpose here at Lancaster Central Elementary is to challenge students to continually improve in a nurturing, supportive environment, so that each can grow and be successful in life. Every staff member at Lancaster Central is committed to making this happen!  

Thank you for dropping by and visiting our website. We invite you to explore all areas of our site to learn more about Lancaster. We welcome your input and your thoughts on how we may better serve you. 

If you have questions, comments, or are interested in enrolling your child, please email the principal by clicking here. You may also reach our school office by calling (260)565-3135.

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Technology in Our School

Technology in Our School

In this ever-changing world, Lancaster Central Elementary uses various technological media to enhance learning.

  • An iPad is distributed to each student for classroom and home use as assigned
  • Students have access to age-appropriate online media for research and daily classroom activities
  • Staff members use PC, MacBook Pro, and iPad as instructional aids
  • Core curriculum classrooms are equipped with Smartboards
  • All classrooms have LED projectors.
     

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Lancaster Elementary is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education, and provides students with instruction based on the Indiana Academic Standards.

 

At Lancaster, we offer a well-balanced literacy program using the Literacy Collaborative framework to teach language arts including reading, writing, and word study. Using this framework, teachers and students work together within small guided reading groups. Teachers differentiate and provide instruction to students at their instructional reading level. Teachers also conference with students on a regular basis in both reading and writing. This framework enables teachers to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all the students.  

In addition to language arts, teachers also provide differentiated math instruction. Teachers use formative assessments on a regular basis to guide the daily instruction they plan and provide for their students. Students participate in math groups as well as independent math activities. Teachers provide students with problems that require students to apply what they have learned to real-life situations.

Teachers also provide instruction in both science and social studies. Lancaster also offers a four day rotation that enables students to participate in music, art, library, and PE. Our music teacher plans several music programs throughout the year and our PE teacher plans an end of the year activity day for students & teachers to participate in and celebrate the year.  

Accommodations are made for students who need extra support academically, emotionally, or physically (with a 504 or IEP on file) to ensure their success at Lancaster Central Elementary School. For more information about special education services, click here.

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

 Lancaster Elementary staff members provide Lancaster students with the tools to achieve personal and academic growth, while encouraging self-motivation, self-responsibility, and self accountability in our ever changing social, technological and educational environment. Lancaster Elementary staff members include classroom, Title I, preschool, and special education teachers, principal and assistant principal, full time school nurse, guidance counselor, teaching assistants, Bobcat supervisors, food service, custodial, secretary, and treasurer. Learn more about our staff members here.

 

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Lancaster Central Elementary provides students numerous extracurricular activities in which students can choose to be involved in. Teachers coach both the Math Bowl and Spell Team for fourth and fifth graders. Our fifth grade students may also participate in the National Spelling Bee where interested students study and challenge each other. The winner of the OES Spelling Bee goes on to compete at the Wells County Spelling Bee. The winners continue to proceed to the state and national levels. Teachers also have offered various clubs such as Spanish, German, Science, Jump Rope, Art, World Language, Lancaster Lightening, TED eD, Chime Choir, and Dance.

Our music department offers students the opportunity to be in Chime Choir and Boppin' Bobcats. Boppin' Bobcats compete at the Circle of the State competition each year. The groups also perform throughout the year at various music programs.

In addition to these groups, Lancaster Central Elementary fourth and fifth grade students may also participate in Student Council. Student Council works each year to improve our school, foster student involvement, and raise money for various charities.


Bobcat Care

Bobcat Care
Lancaster Central Elementary offers before and after school care on a daily basis. Doors open for parents to check their child(ren) in starting at 6:30 am. Students participate in a various activities such as crafts, games, homework assistance, physical education time in the gym or outside, optional breakfast, along with other activities. After school, Bobcat Care stays open until 6:00 pm. Again students participate in multiple engaging activities until his/her parent arrives. Feel free to contact the school office for more specific information about Bobcat Care! 
 
 

Our PreK Classes

Our PreK Classes
Lancaster offers multiple preschool classes for your three, four, or five year old! Lancaster is the home to three day class, two day class, and a developmental preschool class. Having children begin their educational career in the same school that they will continue they education through fifth grade is a great advantage that other preschool programs are unable to offer. Our preschool teachers collaborate on a weekly basis with our kindergarten teachers to discuss student data, brainstorm instructional strategies, and to ensure their expectations are aligned with kindergarten expectations. For more information about our preschool programs contact the school office, or click here.  
 
 

Bobcat Parents

Bobcat Parents

Join the Lancaster Central Elementary PTO! This organization supports our teachers and students so many ways! Throughout the year they hold various fundraising events such as Scholastic Book Fairs, Battle of the Bobcats, and the annual Walk-a-thon. To learn more about becoming an active member of Lancaster's PTO, click here.


For More Information

For More Information

If after searching our webpage you are interested in attending Lancaster Central Elementary School, please contact the building principal by clicking New LES Student. While school is in session, please contact the Lancaster Central Elementary office at 260-565-3135. If during the summer months, please contact our Central Office at 260-622-4125 or to email, click here.

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