Principal: Mrs. Grace Stombres
|Cheyenne was established in response to community desire to have a "back to basics" or traditional school. The core philosophy is academics and less pull out from class time. At Cheyenne, learning and maximum class time go hand in hand. Cheyenne administrators researched other traditional schools in the valley and modeled Cheyenne's curriculum from the schools. At the forefront of the traditional school curriculum are the Spalding Language Arts and Saxon Mathematics programs. Spalding provides students with a total language approach with its integrates instruction in listening, speaking, spelling, writing, and reading. The Saxon philosophy believes that the most effective way for students to learn is through gentle development of concepts and the practice of those concepts extended over a considerable period of time. These two programs are essential building blocks for the foundation of teaching language arts and mathematics through a traditional model.
Each class is teacher directed, yet student focused. Cheyenne stresses participation and support for the school's philosophy from each family. Parents enrolling their children at Cheyenne sign an Informed Statement of Support for the programs offered at Cheyenne.
MISSION: To guide and challenge learning for all students through a learning environment that gives priority to basic traditional skills and values.
Cheyenne Traditional School Nine Cornerstones:
1. School of Choice
2. Focus on Academics
3. Teacher-Directed, Student Centered, Standards Based, Textbook Driven Instruction
4. Sequential Curriculum including: Spalding Language Arts, Saxon Math, Science, Social Studies
5. Elevated Grading Scale
6. Maximum Use of Academic Time
7. Parental Commitment, Involvement, and Support
8. High Expectations for All
9. School Uniform
VISION: To create a culture of shared and active leadership so that each member brings their own areas of expertise and works collaboratively to sustain improvements in teaching, in learning, and throughout the community.
- Technology Improvements and Integration: To enhance the use of technology that develops student readiness to compete in a global economy. Measures of success: The development of a plan of technology for Cheyenne based on district and State guidelines. Focus on keyboarding for students in grades 3 - 8.
- School Safety and Student Support: To cultivate a safe, structured, and supportive learning environment which enables students to grow and achieve. Measure of success: Student participation in NJHS tutoring, Anti-Bullying Campaign, Scottsdale Prevention Institute, PBIS and "Clean Card Club," Cheyenne Creed, Presentation Skills Across All Grade Levels
- High Standards and Accountablility: To maintain high standards through continued increase in academic rigor and accountability. Measure of success: Grade Level Common Assessments in SchoolCity with a focus on 1) Reading: Informative Reading - Multiple Answers and Highlighted Textual Information and 2) Math: Measurement, Data, and Geometry
- Supports Cheyenne Traditional philosophy (see Cheyenne Handbook).
- Supports and puts school attendance and required daily homework as a top priority.
- Supports the Cheyenne elevated grading scale & higher classroom expectations.
- Attends the mandatory parent orientation and any requested parent/teacher conferences.
- If student enrolls at Cheyenne during the academic school year or comes from another school, parents will do what is necessary to assimilate the child into the current and unique curriculum at Cheyenne.
- Supports Cheyenne’s school uniform policy.
- Respects maximum classroom learning time, (no personal message, phone calls, lunch or homework deliveries) and minimum appointment interruptions.
- Acknowledges and supports the required Cheyenne/SUSD code of conduct and discipline policy
- Volunteers actively during the school year. Volunteer opportunities are varied, numerous, and flexible.
- Supports teachers and academics by keeping students organized, up to date on homework and by checking classroom websites.
- Helps student manage homework/classwork, but respects student’s independence to learn and develop individually.
- Supports the teacher as the academic leader in the classroom.
- >Prefers a quiet, structured environment
- Understands the need for and respects rules and authority
- Puts school attendance and required homework as a top priority daily
- Is self-motivated, focused, and takes pride in working towards goals and personal best
- Possesses the ability to organize work and prioritize tasks
- Is respectful of others and willingly models expected behavior
- Actively engages in all levels of learning and academic challenges
- Enjoys the challenge of higher level, critical thinking
- Understands that all learning is a personal responsibility
- Able to follow auditory direct instruction
- Compliant with school uniform