Greater Columbus Whetstone Pathway Elementary Schools
Supporting Community Connections
Clintonville Go Public is committed to fostering connections with students and families who will eventually join us at Dominion and Whetstone. To that end, we also provide fundraising support to elementary schools within the larger Whetstone Pathway. For more information on our giving history, please visit our Donors Choose profile to learn how we have supported teachers at the following schools.
Como Elementary School
- Web: http://comoes.ccsoh.us/
- Principal: Summer Anthony
- Address: 2989 Reis Ave Columbus, OH 43224
- Phone: (614) 365-6013
Como Elementary has fully implemented Common Core Standards in math and reading, and provides instruction in science, social studies, writing and health. Art, music and physical education are also part of each student’s weekly schedule at Como. Instrumental music, choir and hand bell choir are offered to interested students at the intermediate grade levels. Our students with special needs receive individualized classroom instruction, are mainstreamed when appropriate, and receive support from Columbus City Schools Occupational & Physical Therapy, and the Adaptive Physical Education Departments. Support services for all students include: a guidance counselor, psychologist, social worker, nurse, reading tutors, special education tutors, and a speech pathologist.The Como staff, students and families practice PBIS-positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. This program is a proactive approach for all students to achieve success. Children are asked to Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible in all areas of the school.
The students have the opportunity to participate in Character Education, Career Day, Field Day, Safety Patrol, Science Fair, Math Club, Choir, Battle of The Books, and educational field trips in and around the greater Columbus area. Como School also provides after school tutoring in the areas of Reading and Math. Como Elementary is proud to work with several community partners each year. Current partnerships include; Oakland Park United Methodist Church and Beth Tikvah Synagogue.
Salem Elementary School
- Web: http://salemes.ccsoh.us/
- Principal: Nikki Myers
- Address: 1040 Garvey Road Columbus, OH 43229
- Phone: (614) 365-5351
Our Salem family strives to create an atmosphere where security, a sense of belonging and individuality are valued and encouraged. Each child will successfully reach his/her potential intellectually, personally, socially, technologically and culturally. We strive to help all children achieve a better understanding of themselves and others so that they may develop habits and attitudes leading to responsible behavior. Our staff is dedicated to teaching our students to achieve academic and social excellence. We show our commitment to our students, parents, and community by setting high standards. We expect academic excellence, respect, discipline, and success that will equip our students to become productive lifelong learners and more.
Salem offers two ESL programs, one at the primary level and one at the intermediate level. Students are integrated into regular education classrooms and pulled out to work with our ESL teachers during the day. Salem is an OSU, Literacy Collaborative research school. We implement Reading Recovery for first grade students who are below grade level. Students who struggle in grades 3 through 5 will be placed in LLI groups to begin addressing reading and writing in English. The district recently purchased a Mcgraw Hill Math text book. Students are offered an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including: chess club, student council, math club, band or string ensemble, field trips, International Day, Fall Festival Day, Career Day and Field Day, Math-A-Thon, Operation Feed, White Christmas, and the Shoe Fund Drive. Recognition of student achievement occurs through monthly assemblies celebrating Star Students. The Principal’s Lunch Bunch and special drawings for those “caught being good” also occur monthly.
Weinland Park Elementary School
- Web: http://weinlandparkes.ccsoh.us/
- Principal: Principal Peeples
- Address: 211 E. Seventh Avenue Columbus, OH 43201
- Phone: (614) 365-5321
Weinland Park offers full day Pre-kindergarten for 4 year olds. Our school is part of the Weinland Park Birth-Grade 5 Complex, collaboration between Columbus City Schools, The Ohio State University and the Child Development Council of Franklin County Head Start. This partnership offers a child care program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. To support extended opportunities for our students, after school activities include, but are not limited to the following: ACES, remedial tutoring, Techie Club, College Mentor, OSU Project Mentor. Weinland Park is the proud recipient of the Annie Cassy Grant. The grant focuses on commitments that enable educators and community partners to invest in long-term strategies and partnerships that strengthen families and communities.
Weinland Park Staff has adopted the Schmoker Model for our school wide instructional model for the 15-16 school year. Every Instructor has been trained in this Instructional Model and the Weinland Park Building Leadership Team has attended a Mike Schmoker (founder of the Schmoker Model) workshop to become well-versed in how to effectively implement this Model school wide and achieve high academic growth for each child. The Building Leadership team conducts monthly classroom observations as well as facilitates monthly school wide professional development to ensure effective adult implementation of the Schmoker Model. Star Math Instructors grades K-3 have been trained to effectively implement the Cognitively Guided Math Framework. CGI supports students’ thinking to ensure each child is taught how to think creatively and helps Instructors to understand how students think so that they can guide them toward mathematical understanding. Star Math Instructors grades 4-5 have been trained to effectively implement the Guided Math Model. This Model places a strong emphasis on small group instruction and individualized, standards aligned, differentiated instruction. Star Reading Instructors grades 2-5 have been trained to effectively implement the Thinking Maps Model. This approach to teaching and learning consistently utilizes the best practice of applying graphic organizers to support specific thinking skills and allow students to organize information. Star Reading Instructors grades K-5 have been trained in a Response to Intervention strategy that will be implemented daily in the classroom to increase students’ rate of fluency and accuracy leading to better comprehension and improved scores.
Weinland Park students were given the exceptional opportunity to spend the day with Dr. Ted McDaniel at The Ohio State University vs. Maryland football game. Dr Ted McDaniel, after 35 years, retired on June 1, 2015 from The OSU faculty. Dr. McDaniel, in addition to other roles, served as the director of Jazz ensemble and jazz studies. Dr. McDaniel extended the opportunity for some of our 5th grade students to attend The OSU game on October 10. Our boys and girls attended the Skull session where they were able to preview a selection of Dr. McDaniel’s musical arrangements played by none other than The Best Band in The Land, our own The OSU marching band. The boys and girls also watched the game with the band and were so close they could almost touch the field. It was a great day for our students and the Weinland Park community. Thank you Dr. And Mrs. McDaniel.