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Welcome to the Mary Stark Elementary School Website! Our district mission is to empower all students to develop skills for life-long learning and responsible decision making to contribute to a global society.

In the elementary, we also have added our own set of internal Core Beliefs for Mary Stark Elementary School.

The following list of core beliefs outlines for the professional actions and attitudes of all staff members in this school.
•We believe that every attempt should be made to maintain the dignity of both the adult and the student.
•We believe that students should be guided and expected to solve the problems they create without making problems for anyone else.
•We believe that students should be given the opportunity to make decisions and live with the results, whether the consequences are good or bad.
•We believe that students should have the opportunity to tell their side of the story (due process hearing) when consequences appear to be unfair.
•We believe that it is best if a student does most of the thinking.

Our school day is from 8:50 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

We have two sections of each classroom in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade and one fifth grade class. We also have an Early Special Education Unit program which serves four and five-year-olds.
WELCOME TO MARY STARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
405 8TH AVE SW
PH. 701-751-6506
FAX 701-751-6678

SCHOOL HOURS 8:45-3:30
Student Planner
Please review your child's student planner everynight. The planner is a form of communication between parents and teachers.
Parent Involvement
Research has strongly linked the correlation between parental involvement and student academic success. Mary Stark Elementary School values and promotes parental involvement.

Title I

7 months ago

Mary Stark Elementary School is currently in the eleventh year operating as a schoolwide school. The Title I schoolwide program has allowed us to serve all students in reading and math.  

Our method of delivery is pullout.

All schools must ensure that services provided by Title I personnel, regardless of the model of delivery used, are supplemental. Title I services are supplemental in terms of greater instructional intensity and opportunity to learn. The state Title I office does not endorse one instructional delivery method over another. The primary responsibility for the choice of instructional models is at the school building level. The Mandan Public Schools provides a pullout, in-class and extended year programs. These methods are chosen by the principal and Title I Staff.  Each school chooses what method they feel will be most effective for their students. 

Mary Stark's top priority is providing the best education possible in a nurturing environment for all students. In pursuit of this priority we continue to emphasize these areas:

High achievement in basic skills

Excellent school climate, including attendance, and discipline

Instructional leadership

Parent involvement

We want the parents and guardians of our students, like the students themselves, to feel at home at Mary Stark. It is important that our students feel proud of who they are and believe they can accomplish anything they desire. The staff at Mary Stark wants the students to embrace the love of learning and have academic success.

We have a strong commitment to academics, character education, technology and leadership development. All staff members strive in working together to ensure that each child at Mary Stark Elementary School can become successful as a citizen and student.

Click to view goals and plans 

Annual Review Meeting

Mary Stark Elementary School is required to hold an annual review meeting to review all the components of our Title I program such as the student selection process, professional development, the parent involvement policy, the compact, classroom teacher communication, assessment methods, service methods, curriculum, and any other items important to the operation of our Title I programs. This meeting will be conducted in the spring of the year and you will be notified when this will take place.


Compact for Learning

Mary Stark Elementary School must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for children participating in Title I activities, services and programs. These compacts have outlined how parents, the school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and also build a school-parent partnership.

Parental Involvement

Research has strongly linked the correlation between parental involvement and student academic success. Mary Stark Elementary School values and promotes parental involvement.

Research shows that children do better in school when parents talk often with teachers and become involved in the school. There are many ways that parents and teachers can communicate with each other, rather than relying on the scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Close communications between parents and teachers can help the student.

Another good investment in your child's education is to volunteer. Depending upon parents' availability, interests, and the needs of the school, the opportunities are endless. Some suggestions include: lunchroom monitor, tutoring, library aide, classroom speaker on a specific topic of interest, and concession workers at school events. 

Mary Stark Elementary School has developed a Parental Involvement Action Plan that incorporates parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making and collaborating.


Click here to view the Parent Compact


Click here to view Mary Stark Parent Involvement

Parents Right to Know
Federal law allows parents the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals in the school. Parents may request a detailed explanation of the licensing, education, and experience of each of our teachers. Parents may request teacher or paraprofessional qualifications information under the Parents Right to Know provisions by contacting the Human Resources Department of the Mandan Public Schools at 701-751-6500

If at any time during the school year a child is taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable state licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned, parents must be notified by the school in a timely manner.
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Counselor's Office
Mandan Elementary Counselor's Office
Mandan Counseling Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Mandan Public School Counseling Program is to promote the development of productive and responsible citizens by ensuring the academic, career, and personal/social growth of all students. In partnership with parents and school personnel, the counseling program provides programs and services to enhance the educational process of all students.
What does an elementary school counselor do?

Counselors provide a variety of services to students and schools. Large group guidance lessons are provided in the classroom regularly. Topics include friendship skills, bullying, handling conflict, anger management, stress management, goal-setting, academic success, and career education.

We also provide short-term individual counseling to students. Occasionally our students need assistance with certain developmental challenges. We might see students if they are experiencing trouble making friends, grief or loss of a loved one, a divorce or separation in the family, moving, or a variety of other issues.

Depending on the school and the need, small group counseling sessions may be available to provide students with help and support with peers. Group topics might include friendship skills, anger management, changing families, study skills, or self-esteem.

Counselors are available for consultation with parents and teachers regarding a student’s social, emotional, academic or behavioral concerns. We are also happy to refer to community agencies and services for extra help and support.

Please contact your school counselor with specific questions about services offered or with any concerns about your child.

- Mandan Elementary Counselors