Learning and Growing Together
Wheatfield Elementary School serves students Kindergarten through Third Grade. The school population comes from the town of Wheatfield and the surrounding rural area. Our school enrollment is approximately 340 students.
The staff of Wheatfield Elementary is highly dedicated to educating all students. Professional services are provided by one principal, 25 certified staff, one full-time social worker, a certified nurse, English Language Learner (ELL) aide and many instructional assistants.
Special Education services are provided at Wheatfield for students with learning disabilities, mild and intense cognitive disabilities as well as communication disorders. The Special Education Cooperative provides many other services to students with disabilities.
The staff uses various differentiated instructional strategies and resources to support the achievement of Indiana Academic Standards and the Kankakee Valley (KV) Curriculum Guide. Academic progress is reported to parents through report cards, progress reports, phone calls, and internet-based Power School.
Parent Teacher Council (PTC)
An active parent/teacher organization meets the first Thursday of each month at the school. The goal of this organization is to support the school academically, philosophically, and financially.
The instructional program at Wheatfield Elementary School incorporates the best of traditional and innovative practices by offering an enriched and challenging environment for the students. Resource and learning support is offered through Title I, Response to Intervention, Counseling and Character Education, Speech/Language Therapy, ELL assistance, and services for High Achieving Students. A breakfast program is available to all students.
There is a computer lab of 30 chrome boxes that offers Kindergarten through Third Grade students the opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Classrooms First through Third have their own one-on-one Chromebook device that they use in the classroom. Kindergarten classes have a set of IPads per classroom per student and two Chromebook carts that are shared. The school has an automated library system and is in close proximity to the Wheatfield Public Library for additional resources.
A parent resource center has been established through Title I, which provides materials that complement the needs of all students at home. Parents volunteer in the classroom and assist in many short-term and ongoing projects throughout the school.