Major George S. Welch Elementary
Address: 3100 Hawthorne Drive, Dover DE 19901
Telephone: (302) 674-9080
Principal: Mr. Jason Payne
Website: Major George S. Welch Elementary
School Year: August 24th to June 2nd
Full day - 8:20am to 3:05pm
Grades: k - 5th
About Major George S. Welch Elementary
Our school mission statement is the driving force behind the design of all of our school programs. We believe that all programs that we incorporate into the fabric of our school must be exemplary in order to prepare students for a successful, productive, and purposeful life. Within these programs, we must promote caring attitudes throughout the school community and provide quality educational opportunities to meet the needs of all students. To promote caring attitudes throughout the school community, the FISH Philosophy is practiced, and the Welch Affirmation is recited daily. The affirmation emphasizes the importance of addressing others with respect and kindness; solving problems in a peaceful way; focusing on learning and doing one's best; and being proud as an individual, as well as a member of the group. The FISH Philosophy promotes bringing a positive, light-hearted attitude daily to work, while creating a climate of happiness, well-being and concern for one another.
The Caesar Rodney School District has established a curriculum development process which supports alignment to the existing Delaware State Standards and Grade Level Expectations. This process involves teacher and administrative input through a Curriculum Cabinet and Council process. The preparation of our students as life-long learners in a global community of the 21st century society is the unifying objective of this process. The curriculum not only identifies essential knowledge and skills, but also supports students' development in problem solving and gathering and using resources that will enable them to succeed. Each content area (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences) also has an Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning component to support students in the learning process and to determine specific performance relative to the standards.