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Shull Mission Statement

Shull School Staff believe in the enormous potential of our students. We have established high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve. It is our job to create an environment in our classrooms that engages students in academic work that results in this high level of achievement. We are confident that with our support and help, students can master challenging curricula and become thoughtful, caring citizens. We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents to achieve this shared educational mission.


GoalsTop of Page

Shull School Goals

The following goal statements for Shull School students are those we would expect the well rounded student to accomplish. However, we feel that in order to reach these goals, there has to be a close school/home relationship.  Children spend most of their time at home; therefore, you, the parents, are the most important influence on your children.  We will strive to meet these goals by exposing children to learning experiences that reinforce their development.  We will also need your help and support in order for your children to be successful.

     Learn how to be a good citizen.
     Learn how to respect and get along with people who think, dress and act differently.
     Learn about and try to understand the changes that take place in the world.
     Develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
     Understand and practice democratic ideas and ideals.
     Learn how to examine and use information.
     Understand and practice the skills of family living.
     Learn how to be a good manager of money, property, and resources.
     Learn how to use leisure time.
     Practice and understand the ideas of health and safety.
     Appreciate culture and beauty in the world.
     Develop good character and self respect.
     Develop pride in work and a feeling of self-worth.
     Gain a general education

Message from the PrincipalTop of Page

A Message from Dr. Powell, Shull Principal: 

It is with pleasure that we welcome you and your child to Shull School. You will find that the staff is eager and capable of providing your child with excellent instruction and a warm, caring environment in which to grow. Our school is continuing the programs and traditions that make us a successful school.   The following four areas highlight Shull's unique offerings: 

1.  Excellent, Experienced Teachers
      Our certificated staff has experience in teaching California State Standards, assessing student progress, and working with students to ensure academic progress.  The majority of the staff holds advanced degrees in education.  Teachers are partners with the children and their parents on the child's path to discovery and   achievement.  Shull teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a rich experience for Shull students.

2.    A Curriculum Designed for Success

     Shull provides an enriched, innovative and challenging curriculum which includes the appropriate elementary academic standards integrated whenever possible for richer curriculum.   The curriculum, while planned with an awareness of state standards and guidelines, also utilizes individualized learning environments through differentiated instruction in small groups and independent computer learning programs.  The curriculum is designed to create a blend of skilled performance, rich information, and deep understanding.

3. Parental Involvement

     Parents are recognized for the important role they play in their children's education; we encourage regular communication between home and school.  Teachers encourage a partnership with parents, which include helping parents be instructors within their homes.  Parents are an integral part of the child's learning team and as such, are also regularly invited to help out in providing support and instruction in the classroom, computer lab, or with on-campus programs.  Our PTA coordinates much school support and parents are highly encouraged to participate.

4. Diverse Student Body 
Shull Elementary School student body has many students of different cultures and backgrounds.  At Shull School teachers and staff provide students with a respectful appreciation of each other's experiences and perspectives.