Mission and Description
Principal’s Welcome Letter
As principal of Loveland School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website.
Loveland enrolls approximately 320 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Loveland is dedicated to academic excellence and holding high expectations for all students. We are committed to creating a safe and positive learning environment where staff and students promote and model responsible, respectful, and safe behavior.
Loveland provides the necessary programs to help students reach their greatest potential. We offer intervention programs to assist students in becoming proficient readers by fourth grade. We offer math support by providing each student an account for an online math practice program that adjusts as they progress. In order to determine intervention needs, students receive regular benchmark assessments to establish their skill levels and instruction is tailored to match those individual learning levels. We monitor students’ progress on a regular basis to ensure that they are achieving adequate academic growth. We also provide extended learning opportunities, available on our District website under Excellence in Youth/Schoolwide Enrichment (EY Blog). These activities promote project-based learning as well as providing advanced academic support.
Loveland strives to engage students through the use of various means of technology. We offer iPads (1-to-1 technology) to all students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Classroom teachers use several apps and devices for teaching daily lessons.
Loveland has an involved, supportive Community Club (Parent Teacher Organization). The organization helps our school by providing volunteers, assisting with field trips, hosting community events, sponsoring ArtSmart activities each year, as well stepping in any time to help make Loveland great. Please check out their link on our website to learn more about our Community Club.
Stephanie Hornung, Principal
The Mission of Loveland Elementary School, in partnership with our actively involved community, is to promote excellence and instill a desire for learning by challenging each individual within a safe, supportive environment.
Loveland Elementary School was one of three schools that originally collaborated to create Westside Community Schools. Today, its original Tudor facade fronts a modern elementary school serving more than 275 students. The mission for Loveland Elementary was developed with representation from all staff, students, and community members. Loveland staff routinely communicates with the community through the school and classroom websites, weekly classroom and school newsletters, and monthly community club meetings. Open lines of communication are continuously maintained through parent meetings, phone calls, and emails.
More than 50 certified and non-certified staff members have made learning the first priority with impressive results. Academic goals at Loveland are based on district outcomes, board adopted curriculum, research of best practices, and analysis of student data. Loveland’s leadership fosters a learning community through participation in weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), weekly Student Assistance Team (SAT) meetings, weekly grade level team collaboration, and accountability for quality lesson plans. Goals for self-discipline are supported through a character education program helping children become more responsible, respectful, and caring human beings. The school maintains an active community club that supports a variety of academic, social, and fundraising activities. High attendance at school functions is further evidence that at Loveland Elementary everyone works together to educate the whole child in a caring environment. For complete and current demographic information about Loveland, please visit the state of Nebraska’s Department of Education website.
Advanced Ed Goals
- All students will improve their reading comprehension.
- All students will utilize technology in meaningful and purposeful ways to create understanding, share learning and increase engagement.
- All students will participate in personalized learning opportunities.