Penrose Elementary - A Project Based Learning School

  • Why Project Based Learning?

    Project Based Learning (PBL) is an  instructional approach that  focuses on inquiry. Given an essential question, students work collaboratively on projects to address issues specific to our community.  


    Here is a great example about Penrose PBL Projects.  Our Kindergartners identified a real world problem, with kids not having enough warm clothes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  They spent weeks learning about what kindness and caring really are, then decided to gather up gloves, hats, and coats to donate to those students in need.  Check out the FOX21 news story about it below!

    Now accepting applications for Penrose-Project Based Learning School!
    Would you like to "choice" your student into Penrose from a neighboring district/school?



    Watch now: FOX21 A+ News: Penrose Elementary Adopts Project-Based Learning

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  • Red Ribbon Week 2018

    To educate our kids about keeping off of drugs, we are celebrating Red Ribbon week with some great dress-up days! 
    October 23 - Wear Red Day
    October 24 - Crazy Sock Day
    October 29 - Jersey/Sports Gear Day
    October 30 - Hat Day
    October 31 - Superhero Day

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  • Calling All Veterans!
    Penrose Elementary wants to honor all veterans and active duty service members at our upcoming Veteran's Day Celebration.  If you are, or you know a veteran or an active member of the military, from the Penrose Community, we would appreciate you filling out the attached form with a picture.  We want to inform our students about the heroes who live and work around us.  Please try to have these in to Mrs. Morgan, ( or 719-328-7504), by October 26th!  Veteran's Display Information Form

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  • Original Works Art - Order through Nov 12
    Mrs. Swayne, our art teacher, has been working hard to help our students make some amazing art work this year!  By working hand-in-hand with Original Works, now your child's artwork can be made into an incredible holiday gift!  Order your keepsakes before November 12th, and it will guarantee delivery before Christmas and a portion of each item sold will be donated back to the Penrose Art program!    

    Original Works  


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