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TEAM provides an elementary school option emphasizing parental involvement, teacher continuity and program flexibility. It serves students in grades one through five, who want a different educational delivery system than the standard school setting. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is a primary focus. In addition to classroom STEAM time there is also a STEAM lab at Silver Ridge.  

TEAM presents a meaningful, rigorous curriculum based on County and State Standards, utilizing CKSD adopted textbooks and real-world materials to accomplish curriculum goals for a broad range of learners. Acceleration, enrichment and reinforcement are provided as appropriate.

 

A student remains in TEAM from year-to-year, working with the same group of teachers. TEAMs opportunities for multi-age learning help students develop team-building and leadership skills.

Parents expand the learning team by providing the equivalent of two hours of volunteer per week. When a strong bond is created between home and school it allows parents to reinforce daily learning.  Volunteering opportunities are abundant and varied. Working parents may arrange to volunteer after working hours or from home.

We are a dedicated group of individuals who believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork. Our mission is to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for students. We truly believe that Together Everyone Accomplishes More. Our team consists of passionate teachers who are committed to providing the best education and support for our students. We value parent involvement and believe that it plays a crucial role in a child's academic success. We strive to foster a strong partnership between parents, teachers and students. Our core values include respect, empathy and positivity. We are proud to stand out from the crowd by creating a nurturing and inspiring atmosphere where every student can thrive. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about TEAM. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students. Come grow with us!

Our History

 

TEAM had its beginnings as a result of recommendations made by a two-year Excellence in CKSD Education Task Force. The task force was charged with the responsibility of looking closely at how Central Kitsap educated children and to make a written report noting the strengths of CK and making recommendations to ensure continued excellence as the District moved into the 21st century. They studied the current research, observed in classrooms, had guest presenters, and visited other districts and programs. Their recommendations included:​​

  • Multi-age Classrooms

  • Cooperative Learning

  • Cross-age Learning Opportunities

  • STEAM Focused Learning

  • Student involvement in goal setting, behavior management and assuming accountability for their choices and actions

  • Stronger home-school partnership which includes active volunteering and a greater emphasis on reading at home

  • Emphasis on study skill development and homework

  • Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Use of Manipulatives in math

  • Reading with emphasis on real world ....newspapers, internet articles, magazines...... more whole language than basal emphasis, but including phonics instruction

  • Development of lifelong, independent learners

  • Extended Learning Opportunities

It was decided that a pilot program would be developed to focus on these recommendations. A year was devoted to hammering out the plans for the school-within-a-school program. The program was first referred to as the Democratic or Flexible School and ultimately named T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Accomplishes More.