Manor Heights Elementary
Phone: (307) 253-1800
Principal: Dr. Kent Thompson
Office Manager: Darla Huggins
Address: 3201 E. 15th St., Casper, 82609
“At Manor Heights Elementary, we Believe we can work together as a learning community of students, families, and staff to Achieve high levels of learning for all students so they will Succeed in school and in life.
We … Believe … Achieve … and Succeed!”
Manor Heights Elementary provides a child-centered education through the implementation of essential learnings. The school, parents and community work in partnership to develop the academic excellence, social responsibility and personal integrity of each student. Data-driven decisions, progress monitoring of skills, and collaborative efforts between all staff members contribute to the implementation of state and district standards.
Tutors and resource teachers support learning with small group and one-to-one assistance throughout the school day, and our Jag Time, an enrichment and intervention time, provides additional learning opportunities for our students in the areas of mathematics and language arts. Manor Heights’ learners will be able to access information through the appropriate use of written, oral and technological resources.
Manor Heights Elementary has implemented the positive behavior supports program and rewards students daily in our Jaguar Jungle and each quarter at our “Celebration of Success” assemblies. Our therapy dog, Gracie Mae, provides our students and staff with support and friendship.
Our parent group, Especially For Children (EFC), provides fun activities for our students throughout the year (Trunk or Treat, Book Fairs, Bingo For Books, Movie Nights, Silent Auction, etc.) along with numerous fundraisers to support our school programs.
Manor Heights Elementary takes great pride in giving back to the community, and a perfect example of this is our annual participation in the Jackalope Jump, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Wyoming. This past school year, Manor Heights Elementary raised approximately $4,000! Forty-seven students and three staff members jumped into the icy waters to support his cause. Great job, Jaguars!
Manor Heights uses the following curriculum resources to facilitate Common Core State Standards:
• Reading and Writing – The Daily 5/CAFÉ structure is designed to provide students with whole group, small group, and individualized instruction. The basis of this framework allows us to utilize the McGraw Hill ELA Wonders resources to best meet the learning needs of each student. Through its engaging instruction, inspiring content, and purposeful technology, it allows our students to gain access to complex texts, collaborate with their peers during shared reading, and become accomplished writers by relying on reliable sources. We use the Writer’s Workshop model, Writer’s Eye (grade level specific writing components), Step-Up to Writing, and Lucy Calkins.
• Math – My Math and Number Corner are among the resources used to enhance a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural mastery of Common Core mathematical concepts. Student learning needs are met through written, hands-on, and technological experiences. Students at Manor Heights also participate in art, music, library and P.E. classes throughout the day.
Students may participate in Drama Club, Guitar Club, Zentangle Club, Writing Club, Science Fair, Student Council, School Store, P.E./ Fitness Club, Lego Robotics, Reading Club and Extended School Day. Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball and basketball through the Casper Recreation Center.
Classes at Manor Heights run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before-school breakfast begins at 8:05 a.m.