From the Principal, Barbara Stokke
Who We Are: "Together We Inspire Passionate Learners in Body, Mind and Spirit."
Wasco School is a high-performing, child-centered elementary school within the St. Charles Community Unit School District 303. Wasco Elementary School is located just one block off Rte. 64 along Old La Fox Rd, approximately 4 miles west of Randall Road. Our current Kdg.-5th Grade enrollment is 385 students. We offer both 1/2-day and full-day Kindergarten programs. We follow a rigorous D303 curriculum based on the Common Core Standards. Instruction is differentiated to support all learners. Our teachers are also learners and engage in continuous professional growth opportunities year round. Our school improvement goals are focused on developing independent learners who can persevere through critical thinkig, flexibility and self-directed problem solving across all curricular areas.
Making a Difference
Wasco School has a very strong sense of community. Students, staff, parents as well as community and alumni work collaboratively together to promote excellence and success. Our students and staff are charitable in their words and actions. Together, our school has raised money and supplies for many local and national organizations such as: Northern Illinois Food Bank, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Anderson Animal Shelter, Living Well Cancer Resource Center, Goodwill, and Lazarus House, and have sponsored men and women in our armed services who are serving our country around the globe, just to name a few. Our students are caring, smart, kind, curious, helpful, and respectful. We collaborate and problem-solve to make our school better each day.
Who I Am
The 2015-16 school year marks my 14th year serving as an administrator in D303. I'm In my eighth year here at Wasco, I previously served as Principal at Lincoln Elementary school in downtown St. Charles for 5 years. In my first year in the district, I served as Assistant Principal at Wild Rose and Davis Schools.
My background: I earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and MA in School Counseling, an Advanced Degree and Type 75 in Educational Administration and Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration from NIU. My passion is helping students experience success within a challenging yet supportive environment.
Students should feel connected to their school, feel confident in themselves, feel secure to take risks that will progress their learning and feel respected as an important part of our school and community. Each child is special, each child can make a difference and each child has the right to discover and pursue their passions here at Wasco School!
If you are new to our school or a prospective family to the Wasco Community, we'd love for you to come and visit us. Please contact the school office to schedule a time for us to meet with you, take a tour and answer any question you may have. We look forward to welcoming all future "Wasco Wolves!"
The Strength of a Wolf is its Pack!