Welcome to River Oaks Elementary!

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RIVER OAKS ELEMENTARY

“HOME OF THE W.I.S.E. OWLS”

Works hard every day        Is always prepared and on time

Speaks and acts respectfully at all times      Encourages others in words and deeds


About River Oaks Elementary School


Dr. Shelly Simmons, Principal
ssimmons@harrison.k12.ms.us

She received her Bachelor's degree at The University of Southern Mississippi in Elementary Education in 1999; her Master's degree at William Carey University in Elementary Education in 2002; her Specialist at The University of Southern Mississippi in Educational Leadership in 2005; and her Doctoral degree at The University of Southern Mississippi in Educational Leadership and Research in 2011. She has been in the Harrison County School District for her entire career. She spent 6 years in the classroom; 2 years as assistant principal; 7 years as principal at Orange Grove Elementary School (grades 4-6); and has been the principal at River Oaks Elementary School since it opened in the 2014-2015 school year. She is a very passionate educator, mentor, and adviser who is dedicated to learning and inspiring teachers to motivate students to develop to their fullest potential. She has high expectations for students, staff and herself. She will continue to empower others (E^3) to take control of their own learning by establishing an environment built on relationships, responsibility, and accountability. 


Ms. Angela Oliphant, Assistant Principal
aoliphant@harrison.k12.ms.us

She was a Biology teacher for eight years and the Head Cheer Coach for three years at West Harrison High School in the Harrison County School District.  She received her Bachelors in Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, Masters in Secondary Education at William Carey University, and Specialist in Educational Leadership at The University of Mississippi.  Ms. Oliphant was in the Principal Corps for 13 months gaining experience and knowledge on how to be an effective instructional leader in MS schools.  She is the new Assistant Principal at River Oaks Elementary School.  She will be working alongside the principal to support a strong learning climate for students, to foster collaboration among teachers and staff, and to empower excellence in everyone (E^3). 

Mrs. Lauren Bressler, Instructional Literacy Coach
lbressler@harrison.k12.ms.us

She has been in the Harrison County School District for the past seven years teaching 4th and 5th grade.  She received her Bachelors in Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, Masters in Elementary Education at William Carey University.  She is the new Instructional Literacy Coach at River Oaks Elementary School.  She will be working with administration, and teachers to develop instructional strategies to best implement inside the classroom. She will also work directly with students to help them become successful learners.  She is excited to see all what the school year brings and can’t wait to empower excellence in everyone (E^3).  


VISION STATEMENT
: All students will show growth in all areas of accountability by the end of each school year.

MISSION STATEMENT: We seek to provide every student with a learner-centered culture where students and teachers collaborate, create, talk through the thinking process, share, write and ask higher order questions.

River Oaks Elementary School is a Title I School-wide School, which means that we receive federal funds to assist us in meeting our student's educational needs. One percent of those funds are designated for parental involvement which is how we purchase the student planners that are sent home daily and used as a communicative tool between home and school. 

BELL SCHEDULE

7:35 AM TARDY BELL

7:35 AM ANNOUNCEMENTS

2:15 BUS DISMISSAL 
2:30 CAR RIDER DISMISSAL

STUDENT PLANNERS

Each of our students have been provided with a planner/organizer. This planner is used as a daily communication tool between the teachers and parents. It contains homework assignments and comments about student behavior and/or other pertinent information. Please sign/initial your child's planner, nightly.

TUESDAY FOLDERS

Every Tuesday, we send home all school notices, graded papers and a conduct report. Please review the information and sign/initial the folder.

RIVER OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA CONTACT
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