Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Welcome to Joseph Sims Elementary School, Home of the Shining Stars! We are excited to embark on a fun-filled journey with you and your child. At Joseph Sims Elementary School every child will have opportunities to SHINE and reach their potential. Not only will your child have access to rich and rigorous classroom instruction, they will also have opportunities to develop leadership ability, become involved in the region’s top-notch visual and performing arts program, excel in sports and competitions, and participate in extended day opportunities such as intersession, after school clubs, and our project-based GATE program called Genius Hour.

Joseph Sims Elementary School supports student behavior with school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Through a non-punitive approach, students are rewarded for positive behavior and re-directed in a positive way for negative behaviors. The focus is primarily on the explicit instruction of the school –wide expectations that ALL Shining Stars are RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and PERSEVERE. 

We are proud to be a part of this community and take pride in our work and the accomplishments of our students.  We look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year and welcome your participation and support.