Borland Manor Elementary School is Canon-McMillan’s second largest elementary school with a student population of approximately 310 students and 40 staff members. The school is nestled in a housing community located in the northern part of North Strabane Township.
Borland Manor has achieved scores on the Pennsylvania System of State Assessment (PSSA) earning the distinguished Keystone Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education since 1994.
This recognition is a result of the fine staff, students, and families that comprise Canon-McMillan as they work together in collaboration. With an average of 18 years teaching experience, our teachers are proud of the many accolades our school has earned and focus their instruction daily on the Pennsylvania State Standards and Common Core; the Accelerated Reader program for students in grades one through four; a strong Character Education program; and the use of five computers and technological resources in every classroom. Differentiation is widely used to provide enrichment and modification for success for all students. For an example, we utilize the RTII model to best meet the needs of all of our students. In addition to the core curriculum of Reading, Math and Science, students meet weekly for Physical Education, Art, Music and Library classes. A vocal music (Chorus) and instrumental program (Band) is offered to fourth grade students and third grade children learn to play the recorder.
In order for a school to maintain their success, a strong relationship with parents is essential. Borland Manor has a very active Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO) that coordinates closely with the staff. The PFO sponsors activities such as Math, Science, and Reading Days. The Reading Day is in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America activities. They also sponsor Holiday parties -- Fall, Winter and Spring; “VIP” days per grade level; and the annual Fall Carnival and end of school year Family Picnic.
Any questions can be directed to the building secretary.
We invite you to come visit!
Remake Learning Days is a full week of events and activities that celebrates educational innovation.
In celebration of Remake Learning Week, Borland Manor Elementary School is hosting a Virtual Gallery Walk for parents and families to observe the problem-based learning firsthand. Parents and families have the opportunity to watch students across all grade levels articulate their problem-solving skills. We are excited about highlighting 21st century skills integrated with higher-order thinking and problem solving across the gamut of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. We plan on this end-of-the-year event to serve to our parent community as a kick-start to regularly scheduled and innovative additional STEM, STEAM, and MAKER programming for our school.
Thank you to all of our teachers for being change-"makers" in bringing learning come to life with STEM Programming.
Photo credit to our classroom teachers and video and editing credit to Third Grade Teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Weiss.