Community building is a huge component of our curriculum. Learning to work well and communicate effectively with students of different ages and interests produces a safe environment where students can feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and ideas. Being able to collaborate with others on various projects is an important 21st century skill. We see parents and families as an integral part of our community and enjoy having parent guests come in to share their talents and interests.
We want students to see learning as a lifelong experience that isn’t confined to the four walls of the classroom or limited to being led by their teachers. Our students are involved in learning out in the community and in the environment. They talk to experts who come in to visit or school or they meet with experts through field trips. We have a generative curriculum and believe in a constructivist philosophy where we listen to the interests of students to guide our learning experiences.
Technology is an integrated individual tool for students. So, each student has their own Mac Book for use at school and home. Teachers, students and parents worked together to create criteria and procedures to follow in order to have and manage their technology. The Mac allows students to do more than research and document. It provides a place for kids to create and organize their learning using blogs, wikis and multimedia tools.
Click HERE to visit Hartland School of Community Learning’s website.
Hartland South is our intermediate school for grades 3, 4, and 5. Students focus on core academic skills using district designed learning targets and proficiency assessments. Hartland South is one of two schools in the state of Wisconsin recognized Nationally as Apple Exemplary Program. Students use technology tools as resources to learn and demonstrate learning. The school has rich opportunities for all children and is passionate about meeting the needs of each student. At Hartland South you’ll find a special caring group of parents and teachers committed to all children. Hartland South offers a contemporary school with a wide variety of opportunities and services. The staff is a positive professional team, which collaboratively works to meet the needs of all students and strives for continual positive growth driven by student assessment and research.
With all of these components Hartland South and the other Hartland-Lakeside Schools are on track to be regarded as one of the best educational environments in Southeastern Wisconsin. I believe that staying focused on continual improvement and placing children at the center of our decision making process will develop a long lasting vision for the future.
Mr. Dave Risch
Traditional Comprehensive Classroom
3rd – 5th Grade:
The comprehensive classrooms focus on a core curriculum of literacy, math, and science, as well as environmental education. The comprehensive teachers are highly trained in math, literacy, and science, and collaborate to ensure best practice instruction. An extensive outdoor education component that includes direct instruction into the sciences is an enriching part of the comprehensive classrooms and involves our students in real learning within their DNR recognized forestry.
Our comprehensive classrooms offer a structured framework and differentiate to meet the learning expectations of all students.
In a digital world, Hartland/Lakeside understands that many students learn well through the vast technological resources offered by our District. All of our classrooms have access to computers and iPads and incorporate many aspects of learning through technological media. Yet, our digital classrooms extend learning to a global venue where students interact with people from around the world. In addition, they are able to explore places and cultures different from their own environment, and learn firsthand from experts and scientists through a virtual interactive experience.
Yet, one of the hallmarks of our digital classrooms is that they have become a model site of student and teacher learning and experiences that are shared with other staff members. As an example, digital classrooms have incorporated the use of Apple TV, where students can push their work wirelessly onto a large TV screen and where teachers use mobile devices to share videos and other visual learning cues.
Another benefit to the digital classroom is enhanced communication with parents using various technological forms that were not available a few years back. This allows parents to have insights and information into their child’s daily schoolwork and learning expectations. The digital classrooms strive to develop an interactive and meaningful partnership where parents play a daily role with the teacher in their child’s education.
Charter and Magnet Schools
Hartland/Lakeside offers one charter school and three magnet schools across the K-8 grades. The charter consists of a K-2 fine arts school and the two magnet schools offer a 3-5-community learning multi-grade school, and a 6-8 entrepreneurial school. At Hartland/Lakeside, we understand that children learn differently and that the learning environment can play a role in how their engagement and motivation is expressed. Our charter and magnet schools provide alternative learning opportunities, where students can connect their interests to curricular objectives and extend their learning using approaches that work better for them.
Library Media Center
Hartland-Lakeside is a community oriented school district with high quality programs and services. It is located in the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, and serves the Village of Hartland and the Towns of Delafield, Merton, and Pewaukee.
The Hartland Lakeside School District’s Mission is to provide a diverse and dynamic educational program that meets the unique learning styles of all students.
PTO – Parent/Teacher Organization
The Hartland Lakeside School District PTO is excited to have joined forces with the PTOs from Hartland South and North Shore Middle School. Working together with the Hartland Lakeside Education Foundation.
For more information of the Hartland Lakeside School District PTO, contact Lori Ciesko.
There are always many ways for parents to become involved. Please click the link below to find opportunities at Hartland School of Community Learning.