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Bishop is a multi-age magnet school which uses the High/Scope method of delivering instruction. Any student living within the Lincoln Consolidated Schools boundary is eligible to attend the school.
There are three houses at Bishop; the Lower House is a multi-age grouping of kindergarten and 1st grade, the Middle House is a multi-age grouping of 2nd and 3rd grades, and the Upper House is a multi-age grouping of 4th and 5th grades.
The classrooms at Bishop are highly organized with the teacher monitoring the progress of each student.
High/Scope is an active learning approach to education. Each classroom is organized into centers to meet childrens’ needs in all academic areas. There is a consistent daily schedule that is most important for elementary learners. Children learn skills and content based on the district curriculum. The difference is in the delivery. Students complete their work in workshops working independently or in cooperative groups. The classroom environment is structured so that children have access to all of the materials they may need to complete their work. Teachers are continuously assessing students work. In a High/Scope classroom the adult-child interaction is of utmost importance. Teachers listen to children and guide their lessons on children's interests and abilities.
The same curriculum that is used by all students in the Lincoln Consolidated Schools is used at Bishop. The only difference is the approach. Additionally, content is covered on a rotating basis within the two grade span. As an example: in social studies in the 2nd grade the curriculum covers neighborhoods; in the 3rd grade the curriculum covers communities. One year neighborhoods are covered by the whole class; the next year communities are covered. Therefore a student in these classes will receive all of the content over the course of two years.
All students have individual learning styles. At Bishop we strive to meet all students’ needs regardless of their abilities.
The teachers develop their lesson plans based on the Lincoln Consolidated district curriculum. We try to meet all students needs by providing a hands-on approach.
Textbooks are but one resource teachers use in their classrooms.
Parents are one of the main pillars of our program. Parents are always welcome at Bishop to support their child's learning in whatever way they feel comfortable. We are partners in learning. Our goal is to create a feeling of community where we support one another. I would like my child to attend Bishop.
If your child has not yet entered school, but has a sibling at Bishop, your child will automatically attend Bishop unless you indicate otherwise. Openings left after siblings are enrolled will be filled through the lottery process. You may call Bishop to have your name put on the waiting list When there's an opening, we will call the first name on the waiting list. Prior to a child attending Bishop, parents will attend an orientation program. This program includes a video, a tour of the building, and a question and answer period. This insures that parents are informed and comfortable with the our method and philosophy.
Students attending Bishop are provided transportation per district transportation guidelines.
An Authorization For Medication form MUST be on file in the office BEFORE any prescription medication can be given. NO over-the-counter medicine can be dispensed.
Please call the office for a copy of the form before you go to the doctor.
Please contact the office between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. if your child will be absent. You may leave a message on the school's answering machine.
In cases of short term illness, requests for assignments should be made before 10:00 a.m.
Assignments may be picked up after 3:50 a.m.