The Hayshire Elementary School provides a child-centered educational program for its 600 students in grades K-3. There is a strong emphasis on the building of communication skills throughout the curriculum. The language arts program focuses on meeting the individual needs of all students with all children learning to read and write successfully. Building basic skills of mathematics and problem solving is fundamental at Hayshire Elementary School. Developing a love of learning is evident throughout the curriculum.
Hayshire's classroom teachers and specialists in reading support programs, special education, instructional support, english as a second language support, music, art, library, physical education, counseling, and gifted education combine varying backgrounds and areas of expertise to provide a caring atmosphere for a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Creating caring classroom environments emphasizing the growth of social skills in "positive action students" is part of the regular day at Hayshire Elementary School. Classroom teachers begin each day with a morning meeting with their students. Students practice the social skills that make a caring environment. Hayshire students are encouraged at all times to display "Positive Hayshire P.O.W.E.R." This slogan is visible throughout the school environment and serves as a reminder that we take care of ourselves and take care of each other.
The Parent Volunteer Program serves as an important part of the school environment. Parental support for Hayshire is evident through the active Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO helps plan special events and programs. Parents, teachers, and children working together is a basic theme as Hayshire strives for success for all students.