Vachel Lindsay is a kindergarten through fifth grade public school, within the Springfield Public School District. The district educates over 14,000 students, with 470 at Vachel Lindsay. Vachel Lindsay is one of 22 elementary schools in Springfield.
Our school opened in the Fall of 2000. We have 22 classrooms, a multipurpose room serving as our gymnasium, auditorium and cafeteria, an art room, a music room and a library. Our staff consists of 22 classroom teachers, 3 specials teachers, a literacy coach and reading teacher, 2 speech teachers, 2 part time ELL teachers, 1 part time and 2 full time special education resource teachers, a social worker, a part time school nurse, a full time and part time secretary, a principal assistant and a principal.
Curriculum is routinely evaluated by our district departments, with input from our classroom teachers. EnVision 2.0 is our math curriculum and Lucy Caulkins Units of Study are our reading and writing curriculums. Technology is integrated in our first, second and third grade classrooms through 1:1 iPad learning, while our fourth and fifth grades clasrooms have 1:1 Chromebook integration. Kindergarten classrooms use a combination of iPads and desktop computers.
Our learning environment is supported by a Braided Behavior Support System. This system combines elements of PBIS and BIST to form a fair, restorative and consistent process.
Before and after school care can be secured through SCOPE. After school activities include: board games, recess, crafts, homework and snack.