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COVID-19 UPDATES
As we continue to navigate our new normal together, resources and updates will be posted on the School Information Page of the Carlson website.  Please check back regularly for updates,  Be sure to also see the Van Dyke Public Schools home page for updates and messages from Superintendent Bognar. 

Carlson in the News
A BEautif Me program conducted with the support of DHHS for several 4th and 5th grade Girls.  Watch the video from the Heart of Detroit that aired on Channel 4 News.
https://youtu.be/OJiHa1Tcawg

in 2019, our 5th Grade girls again had the opportunity to participate in A BEautiful Me program with the support of a private donor and DHHS support.  We are appreciative of having the opportunity to have this continue to be a part of the lives of our Carlson Knights.  Check out the article from the Warren Weekly, highlighting this special program at Carlson.
https://www.candgnews.com/news/making-girls-feel-beautiful-116175

VISION STATEMENT
A Carlson Knight Does What's Right!  
This vision statement encompasses all Carlson Stakeholder, including students, staff, families, and community.  
We envision Carlson Elementary as a learning community consisting of students, parents, professional staff and interested community members.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school that addresses the educational needs of all students. Those needs will be determined on an ongoing basis through assessment.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school where our students progress academically, socially, and behaviorally.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school where our student test scores will continue to show improvement.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school that incorporates collaborative groups and the innovative use of resources and materials.            
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school with an established program that utilizes parents and community volunteers during and after school.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school in which leadership fosters participation and decision making from all members of the learning community.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a school that continues to build positive working relationships within our community.
We envision Carlson Elementary as a success-oriented school, where all students feel accepted and safe.

CARLSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VALUES

  • 1.  Communicate and collaborate to guarantee each student is receiving the help they need.

  • 2.  Be positive in our belief that every child can be successful.

  • 3.  Value students as individuals and work together as a team for the achievement of all.

  • 4.  Hold high expectations for each student.

  • 5.  Be active in the Carlson community, and work toward common goals to help ensure student success.