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Oscar Raymond School

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Carol McGrath, Principal
Michael McKenna, Assistant Principal

RAYMOND SCHOOL VISION

Students of the Raymond School will be proficient in reading and mathematics at the end of Grade 5, as measured using multiple assessments, including but not limited to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.

RAYMOND SCHOOL MISSION

We, the Raymond School Community, are committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment, expecting and maintaining high expectations for all students so that they may achieve to their full potential, and encouraging respect, responsibility and civic pride.

125 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Hours:
Monday-Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
TEL. 508-
580-7364
FAX 508-580-7085

About Us

The Raymond School Offers ...

  • A balanced approach to literacy that emphasizes reading with the use of an extensive collection of supplemental reading materials.
  • Inclusion classes at each grade level.
  • Initiatives that encourage and reward academic achievement among students, including the Student of the Month Luncheon.
  • The Michele Logan Parent Center, which plans family activities like talent shows, cultural festivals, dances and parent workshops to strengthen the home-school connection.
  • A beautiful new playground, nature trail, and the Smart Start Extended Day program.

Principal's Message

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As you begin to examine all of our outstanding elementary schools, there are still some basic, timeless principles of education which you should consider when selecting a school for your child. Do the people who will work with my son or daughter really care about them and will my child achieve his or her full potential in this school? We feel that the answer to those two questions is a resounding yes. Every staff member at the Raymond School, from our teachers to our custodial staff, works hard each day to provide an exceptional learning environment where the needs of your child are a top priority.

We are fortunate to be the recipient of a Extended Learning Time grant and have longer school hours than most elementary schools in Brockton. On Mondays and Tuesdays the student day does not end until 4:10 p.m. On these two days students participate in enrichment activities that enrich and expand the learning that happens in the classroom each day.

Our staff have high expectations for students and challenge them to become active learners who use good values when interacting with their peers. The key to the success of the Raymond School is a climate that fosters cooperation and respect among our Raymond “family”.

Unique to our school is the Michelle A. Logan Parent Center where parents are always welcome to come together either during the day or evening, talk with one another and gain insights into parenting and education.

We truly believe that a strong partnership between home and school is critical to making sure your child is successful.

Please visit our school to see our staff and students in action. You will have the opportunity to observe first hand the learning process in an exciting atmosphere that encourages success and a love of learning.

Sincerely,
Carol McGrath
Principal

School Facts & Highlights

Location
Oscar F. Raymond Elementary School
125 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Hours:
Monday-Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early dismissal 11:15 a.m.; Extended Day Program 7 - 8:35 a.m. 2:45 - 6 p.m.; North West Zone Grades - K - 5

Building & Facilities
Built in 1975; 41 classrooms; 7 open areas/pods; cafeteria; 2 gymnasiums; library; 28 station computer lab; art, music and story telling room; Michele A. Logan Family Center; new playground; nature trail.

Programs and Highlights

  • Academics
  • General Education
  • Special Education
  • Extended Learning Time School
  • School Wide Title 1 Services
  • Cape Verdean K-5 Classrooms
  • Three Computer Labs
  • Positive Behavior Interventions System
  • Arts, Athletics & Activities
  • Chorus
  • Instrumental Band
  • “Playworks” Recess Program
  • Student of the Month Assemblies
  • Parent Teacher Association
  • Smart Start Extended Day Program
  • Michelle Logan Family Center

Contact Us

Principal:
Carol McGrath: 508-580-7364
E-mail: carolmcgrath@bpsma.org

Assistant Principal:
Michael McKenna: 508-580-7364
E-mail: michaelcmckenna@bpsma.org

Administrative Assistant:
Susan Durden: 508-580-7364, Fax 508-580-7085

School Nurse: 508-580-7330, 7262
Instructional Resource Specialist: 508-580-7256
Reading Resource Specialist: 508-580-7610
School Adjustment Counselors: 508-580-7621, 7622
IRC: 508-580-7640
Community School Program: 508-580-7364
Gym: 508-580-7430
Smart Start Extended Day Program: 508-894-4295

School Improvement Plan

Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.

School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.

In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.

Raymond School Report Card & Overview

IT'S DR. SEUSS'S BIRTHDAY at The Raymond School!
March 2, 2017

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday today, the Raymond School Grade 3 students read to Kindergarten students, Grade 4 students read to Grade 1 students and the Grade 5 students read to Grade 2 students.

Raymond School students celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday March 2, 2017






Click on image above for more photos!

The above link will take you to the PDF versions of the school brochures. If you would like a copy of a particular brochure mailed to you, please email: JaneEFeroli@bpsma.org

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