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Get to Know - Sakamoto Elementary

Mission Statement
Our Sakamoto community promotes life-long learning through a balanced curriculum, by guiding students to become self-motivated and achieve their highest potential. Sakamoto is a responsible, respectful, and caring school culture.
 
Core Values
Sakamoto Samurai follow our ABC's: A-Act responsibly, B-Be respectful, C-Care for Others

Students collaborate in rigorous and relevant Common Core lessons. Rigor is the level of thinking student do, and relevance is the application of knowledge through problem solving. The instructional programs include Project Based Learning, Sobrato Early Academic Language Development, Number Talks, and integration with science and history/social science content. Visual and Performing Arts is offered at the different grade levels.


Classrooms are enhanced with 21st Century Technology: Chromebooks and Google Apps. One-to-one Chromebooks in grades 6-8 and Two-to-one Chromebooks in grades TK-5. All students use Google Apps for Education and other online resources. Technology is a critical component of students’ lives and preparation for college and careers.


Regular attendance and punctuality are important to the students’ achievement success.  School attendance also develops positive qualities important throughout life. The Oak Grove School District is a partner with students and parents in ensuring all students are career and college ready. We recognize that student achievement and consistent school attendance have a direct correlation.


Family engagement promotes children’s learning and healthy development in Oak Grove. Family engagement refers to the inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children’s development, learning, and wellness, including in the planning, development, and evaluation of such activities, programs, and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.


Parents and guardians are provided opportunities to School Choice and Programs.  "Students thrive at Sakamoto! We bring 21st century learning to life through creativity, collaboration, communication, and creativity, using a variety of resources and technologies. Students persevere in critical thinking tasks and are supported to achieve. Students feel a sense of voice, belonging, and love of learning. Learning and work occur in a safe environment that support the socio-emotional needs of students and adults. "


Oak Grove schools provide a positive, predictable, consistent and safe learning environment. We serve a diverse community, and ensure all students have a sense of belonging and voice. All schools implement the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) three tiered Response to Intervention System.