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    Principal -  Dr. Micki Foster 
    Assistant Principal - Theresa (Terry) Belflower 
       
    Enrollment* - Total Students - 619   
    Administrators - 2   |   Counselors - 1.5  |   Certified Staff - 59 

    Mission - To maintain a strong focus on student connectivity, authentic learning experiences, arts integration, and professional development to engage all learners and strengthen our core business of student learning.

    Vision - To become a leading arts integrations school where all students have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic, creative, and rigorous learning environment through the arts.

     

    1655 New Hope Rd., Locust Grove, GA 30248   |   Main# 770.898.7362   |   Fax# 770.898.7370
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    *2021-2022 Enrollment

  •  Highlights


    The following school highlights are just a few of the things that make New Hope Elementary School an amazing place to learn and grow! These four items should allow you to see the rigorous learning, diverse experiences, and supportive culture that exists in our school. In Henry County Schools, we believe in giving every student a high quality, world-class education and we believe these highlights display our passion and commitment to do just that.



    NHE picStudent Outcomes
    In the 2021-2022 school year we were excited to celebrate a return to a semi-normal school year coming out of the pandemic. Our students were able to attend school in person and were happy to be here with their teachers and friends. We continued to have a strong focus on student outcomes and realized that there would be additional challenges coming out of the pandemic. Our reading growth from grade to grade increased by 5% this year and remained above the district average. Our reading on grade level percentage increased by 2% and remained above the district average. Our Georgia Milestones scores show that while we do not have many students in the beginning learner level, we need to move more students from developing to proficient learners. Additionally this year, we were able to focus on two areas to strengthen student outcomes 90-day plans, collaborative planning with sharing of common instructional best practices and the use of manipulatives and visual representation in mathematics. In alignment with Henry County School’s Core Beliefs and Commitments, we were able to strengthen our collaborative planning process. Our admin team, grade level teacher teams, and other support services met weekly to effectively plan and look at data to help our students be successful. Teachers shared common practices that best helped students truly develop an understanding of the content. New Hope Elementary continues to create a learning environment that leads to student success.                                                                                                           
    As a school, our walkthrough data shows that our students are actively engaged in the learning process. Our instructional model allows us to provide services specific to students' needs. Every day, our students have reading and math small groups. Our innovative early intervention and gifted models allow more students at our school to receive EIP and gifted services throughout the day. EIP and grade-level teachers conduct all of the reading segments in the morning during our enrichment time ensuring that all students remain in class for grade-level instruction and an uninterrupted ELA block. Our EIP teachers are then able to focus on double math segments per grade level each day. Students enjoy the small group setting as one student commented, “small groups make it easy and fun to learn!” Our identified gifted student population has steadily increased each year including during the pandemic. Additionally, our school has created student learning opportunities by receiving grants to fund an after-school instructional program along with purchasing a LU interactive projector to reinforce learning while participating in physical education. Our school also received grants to include a book vending machine, fund a Parent Literacy Night, and purchase STEM items for science experiments. Additionally, we are committed to being an Arts Integration School where the arts are integrated consistently within grade-level content to enrich student outcomes in all academic areas. All of these opportunities along with the many other great things happening in our building support our beliefs that students can learn on grade level.


     
    NHE picStudent Opportunities
    Arts Integration is a true adventure here at NHE! Our school partnered with ArtsNow and a team of teachers attended training to redeliver to the staff. All teachers offer students the opportunity to integrate arts standards within their grade level curriculum. Student knowledge is supported through our Music, Art, and Creative Movement experts. Parents have commented that using the arts to teach grade-level curriculum has brought “growth that I never expected to see” and “a new attitude from my student.” Our AI Night prior to the pandemic had record-breaking attendance! There are many opportunities for students to explore both in and out of the classroom at New Hope Elementary. All students are offered a Club Day on certain Fridays. After completing an interest survey, students are able to join one club that allows them to explore their interests outside of school. “Club Days are the BEST Fridays of the whole year!” one student said. Students are also encouraged to join Literacy Days by providing a writing sample or poetry recitation. For the 2020-2021 school year, NHE had the regional poetry winner for fifth grade! “That day was a roller coaster of emotions” stated the fifth grade winner.
     
    Students are afforded multiple opportunities to engage in music activities. Each grade level prepares and presents a mini-musical with speaking parts, solos and dramatizations. Fourth and fifth grade students can also choose to participate in a before-school beginning band or an after school chorus. NHE Chorus performances include once-a-month showcases, annual musicals, annual school events, and local/ statewide venues. All students engage in social-emotional learning through morning meetings and a social-emotional learning lab special. Aided by the Second Step curriculum, teachers guide students through discussions and activities targeting social-emotional topics and strategies. One parent noted that these opportunities “build up moral character”.


     
    NHE picClimate and Culture
    Here at New Hope, we have a myriad of Professional Learning Communities and Focus Teams. Our PLCs are focused on using research-based information to allow our teachers to implement best practices in the classroom as well as allowing the parents to stay involved in the school community. Each staff member gets to choose their own PLC for personal growth. Our Focus Teams are designed to use a collaborative effort to ensure consistency across the grade levels in the areas of Student Support Team, Counseling/Attendance, Media/STEM, Arts Integration, and Knights Out Committee. The Counseling Focus Team is responsible for planning parent events that allow the parents to visit the school during breakfast times throughout the year. The Knights Out Team is responsible for planning engaging staff activities, luncheons, and building staff morale. In addition to our PLCs and committees, we work in collaboration with our PTO to plan events for our families such as Santa Shop, Fall Festival, Father/Daughter Dance, and Mother/Son Night. Our staff and students are recognized often and appreciated here at New Hope. We celebrate students as Bright Knights and Knight of the Month. Our Bright Knights have been able to benefit from our book vending machine, which was obtained through grant funding. The Knight of the Month is chosen by the homeroom teacher, because they demonstrate positive character traits, such as honesty, responsibilities, and respect. These students are recognized monthly at a breakfast celebrated with their parents. We celebrate our colleagues with monthly shouts that include the positive thoughts from their colleagues, with such comments as “Thanks for being a sounding board for ideas and technology issues! Thanks for keeping me laughing! Thanks for showing me time-saving tips and tricks!”

    Our Administration team recognizes multiple staff members a month as ‘You Rock’ award winners for their outstanding professionalism and support of students and staff members. Our students have been able to share our Arts Integration journey with their families through Arts Integration Exhibition Nights. Although the 2020-2021 school year has had its challenges, we have continued to engage our parents by hosting a successful Virtual Parent Night and pushing out videos with instructional strategies in ELA and math content areas.
     



    NHE pic Extracurriculars
    Our school feels that it is important for all students to feel a sense of belonging outside of their homeroom classroom. We offer clubs for all students during Club Days. Club Days are held on selected Fridays each month and it is driven by student choice. Additionally, we also have other clubs that students can participate in outside of the school day-Beta Club, Noble Knights, Reading Bowl, Band, Honor Chorus, and Supergirls.

    Noble Knights - offered to 4th and 5th-grade students at NHE who want to help others, display good leadership, and exhibit good character. These students assist visitors in the building for different events. “Noble Knights helps me become a better role model to the younger kids and it helps the school because we get to do things with the parents and teachers. I like interacting with kids and getting to help the school.” Leahna Shirley

    Band - Fourth and fifth-grade students have the privilege of joining a beginning band. In addition to schoolwide performances, both groups participate in local community events. NHE presents an annual musical and December sing-a-long that showcases the band along with multiple student ensembles. “ It helps me because I can learn how to read music and helps our school because we can compete with other schools and something I like is I can interact with other people.” Peyton Holley
     
    Super Girls - The purpose of the club is to create confident, capable, compassionate, and courteous young ladies. Throughout the year, the girls have the opportunity to make and build friendships, foster a positive self-concept, strengthen their leadership, communication, and social skills, and practice necessary life skills such as responsibility, self-respect, and self-care. “It helps me to have proper manners when eating at a restaurant. It helps our school because we provided socks to people that needed them during the holidays. I like that we are helping out and we are learning manners to have when we are older.” Marielle Miller 
     
     
     
     
  • Opportunities

     
    At New Hope Elementary we offer a variety of clubs, specials, and advanced enrollment opportunities for our students. You can find our students working together and growing through each of these experiences to be an active member of the learning community at our school.
     
    SPECIALS Clubs ADVANCED ENROLLMENT
    Physical Education Beginning Band Accelerated Math 4th Grade
    Art Honors Chorus Accelerated Math 5th Grade
    Music Super Girls  
    Media Center Noble Knights  
    Creative Movement Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl  
    STEM Art Club  
         
         
         
         
     


     
  •  Demographic Information

     


    New Hope Elementary School’s student demographic information can be found on this dashboard. This information includes total enrollment by grade level, student composition by race/ethnicity, percent of students enrolled in exceptional student education or English language learners or the gifted program, as well as the percentage of students who are currently enrolled in classes at Impact Academy. This information can be used to better understand the student population that is served at New Hope Elementary.

  •  Student Outcomes

     

     
    New Hope Elementary School’s student outcomes information can be found on this dashboard. This information includes:

    • Georgia Student Health Survey Responses
    • Literacy Proficiency Rates

    The Georgia Student Health Survey is given to all k-12 students in Georgia in the spring of each school year. It is composed of a variety of questions that help our district better understand the student experience in our schools. The literacy information is calculated as the percentage of students reading on or above grade level determined by scores on the Milestones End-of-Grade assessments for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in English Language Arts. Each of these data components can be viewed for the previous three years. For more information about these measurements, please access the New Hope Elementary School website.