Principal's Message

Welcome to Lewis Elementary

Christi Rice

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I’d like to welcome you to Lewis Elementary School. We thank you for visiting our website, and are glad to have the opportunity to tell you about our school. Our mission as a school community is learning for all. We do this by providing effective teaching practices in a safe, caring environment to ensure that all students achieve. We seek to achieve this through a rigorous standards-based curriculum, a safe and respectful climate, and the collaborative efforts of staff, students and parents.

Lewis staff members are a caring group of educators that believe in every child's potential and future.  They strive to get to know students and their families to provide support and feedback throughout the year that is consistent and helpful to the student's progress.  

Lewis Elementary School is in the implementation phase of standards-based grading. As a professional learning community, our faculty has taken steps to improve the accuracy, consistency, and meaning of student grades. We seek to involve the students and parents by providing specific feedback on each student’s progress toward learning goals. Students of all ages have multiple opportunities to practice skills and demonstrate understanding.

Since 2008, our school has worked to implement and refine positive behavior interventions and supports designed to help students learn in a safe, respectful environment. We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the Gold Level Award for effective practices in Positive Behavior Intervention Supports from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We are proud of our school community’s efforts to support the safe, responsible, and respectful expectations. 

Students at Lewis Elementary are recognized routinely for following the school-wide expectations, as well as exhibiting positive character traits.  A monthly focus on strong lifelong habits gives students examples to follow as they grow from the age of 4 to 11 years.  

Our faculty and staff members are highly qualified professionals committed to maximizing each student’s learning and helping them to become responsible, caring young people. We are thankful for the involvement of our parents and community members who serve our school community as volunteers, providing recognition, and funding projects that benefit all students. We are proud of our students and school. Stop by and see for yourself what makes Lewis Elementary School such a great place for students to learn. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can be reached by email or by calling (816) 630-9290.

Christi Rice, Principal