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Special Programs

Dual Language

S. R. Marmon offers a 50/50 dual language program for students in grades K-5.  Students learn both English and Spanish in a classroom where about half of the students have English as their home language and about half have Spanish as their home language. This is known as a two-way bilingual emersion program. This model allows students to learn from one another as well as his or her teacher. 

The SRM dual language staff is very committed to this model and to the children who are enrolled in our program. It is best for students to begin in kindergarten but first grade also accepts new students. In second grade and above students who are bilingual and bi-literate are good candidates to enter the program, as are students who are academically proficient or advanced.  

Inquire at registration if you are interested in having your child in a dual language classroom.

As we begin our new school year and are planning our curriculum our mission statement guides us as well as the Common Core State Standards adopted by New Mexico and 45 other states across the country.

The Mission of the Dual Language Team is…

  • To develop, confident, competent bilingual, bi-literate students who know where they are and where they are going academically.
  • We will do this through a culture of openness, honesty & respect. Focusing on academic alignment, common values, clarity of communication and trusting teamwork.
  • It will happen through collaborative agreement and measurable high academic expectations!

Steam Lab

What is STEAM?


X-Cal Lab

The X-Cal Lab is a Science Computer Assisted Learning Lab. There are learning modules in Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Scientific Reasoning. Grades 2 - 5 work on modules with a partner in one area at a time. They go through a lesson on the computer, a hands-on experiment, complete work and record data in notebooks, and are assessed on their learning.

XCal Lab
 

Grades K and 1 primarily work with Physical Science. Vocabulary and basic Science concepts are taught and practiced. Students use the Tac Tic building materials to build squares, cubes, balanced structures, simple cars, scooters, strollers, helicopters, airplanes, and more. They begin exploring with verbal instructions and move to building cards with pictorial instructions. Problem-solving is built into the lessons. They conduct simple experiments and collect and graph their data. Cooperation and teamwork are emphasized.


K3+ Summer Program

Dear Parents of Students who will be in Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades for the 2018-2019 school year,

Would your child benefit from a “jump start” to his/her school year?  A grant will be available again this year from the New Mexico Public Education Department to provide students with a five-week “jump start” in the areas of reading, written language, math, and science. Students who participate in this K- 3 Plus program will receive intensive services in academic areas, free bus transportation, and free breakfast and lunch.

The program will run June 6th– July 11th, 2018, with no school on July 4th. Your child’s teacher can provide you with your child’s current academic progress in reading, written language, and math as well as the benefits of the “jump start” program.  In order to reserve a spot for your child in this wonderful learning opportunity, we are requesting that you visit with your child's teacher or visit SRM's front office to complete an interest form.  More information will be sent home to interested families as the program is developed.

We look forward to giving your child the necessary skills and opportunities that he/she will need to succeed in the next academic school year. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 505-831-5400 should you have any questions.


Art/Music

The children will be working with the elements of art and principles of design and applying them into their artwork. Students of all grade levels and abilities will have the opportunity to learn through imagining, creating and exploring cross-curricular connections. We look forward to sharing our experience and expertise with the Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School community.

We invite you to visit the art classroom to join us for a lesson. Your child's teacher at Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary will be able to tell you when your child has art. Stop in anytime.


Indian Education

This program focuses on Native American students for ELA Tier II Intervention and Native American Studies. 

The program supports teachers with their Native American students. Teachers are welcome to ask me for help with parent contacts, academic concerns, supply needs, attendance concerns, student behavior concerns, questions about Native American culture and/or beliefs, or any other way they need assistance with our Native students.  If I’m not able to help, I will find out who can.

My schedule: 

Mon-Thursday—ELA Tier II intervention (only those Native American Students who aren’t yet proficient in ELA)

Friday—Native American Studies Classes (all Native American Students).  

Visit the Indian Education webpage on aps.edu for more information.

Contact: looney_g@aps.edu


Special Education

We, the Special Education Team at Susie Rayos Marmon, will empower all students to achieve their individual goals to become productive and successful members of our community by providing high-quality education through collaboration, differentiation, compassion, and commitment.

Visit the APS website to learn more about the Special Education program.