Borland Manor Elementary School is one of Canon-McMillan’s five elementary schools hosting classes for kindergarten through the fourth grade. Our building population is approximately 320 students and 45 staff members. We are also one of two of our elementary schools that hosts an Autistic/ Life Skills Support classroom for students receiving special instructional programming in the Canon-McMillan School District. Our school shares a campus with the neighboring fifth and sixth grade building, North Strabane Intermediate School, and is nestled in a housing community located in the northern part of North Strabane Township.
The mission of the Canon-McMillan School District, in partnership with the community, is to invest in our greatest resource, our students. We strive to teach, challenge and support all students to prepare them for college and careers with the information and skills necessary to compete, achieve and serve as leaders in a global economy as ethical and responsible citizens.
Student success at Borland Manor Elementary School is the result of the highly-qualified professional staff, nurturing and assisting support staff, and a plethora of specialists.
In order for a school to maintain continual success, a strong relationship with the parent community is essential. Borland Manor has a very active Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO) that coordinates closely with the staff. The PFO sponsors ongoing activities and events that celebrate our students and school throughout the year.
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.