Mr. Kurt Sutton
Krause Later Elementary Principal
Orville C. Krause Later Elementary Welcomes You!
“At Krause Later Elementary we establish high
standards and support learning for all in a caring environment.”
Welcome to Orville C. Krause Later Elementary and
Armada Area Schools! I believe you will find Krause to be a great place
for your children to learn, grow, and achieve. We are very proud of the
rigorous curriculum offerings, dedicated professional staff, and
incredible support from our parents and community. The partnership
between teachers, students, and parents has allowed our students to
excel academically on local, state, and national assessments. Our
students have consistently scored at the top of Macomb County schools in
reading, math, and science on the Michigan Education Assessment Program
(MEAP) tests in the last five years.
Within the classroom, our teachers work very hard
to ensure that all students realize their potential. All students are
assessed using Northwest Evaluation Assessment (NWEA) and Dynamic
Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). These assessments
provide important data on what level of support students need in
reading, math, and science. Teachers use this information in their
daily lessons to address various learning styles and abilities.
Technology resources, such as mobile and traditional computer labs,
allow students to use Google applications, math support sites such as
iXL, and much more.
In addition to the challenging core curriculum that
students receive at Krause Later Elementary, there are also several
special classes that provide enriching experiences. The classes which
include art, physical education, music, and world cultures occur each
day for forty minutes. Beyond these special classes, several
extracurricular activities are available to youngsters. Students in
fourth and fifth grade may join our strings orchestra which meets 3-4
days a week before school to learn the basics of violin, viola, and
cello. Students in third grade may join our “Go Green” club that
studies environmental issues, plants flowers, leads recycling efforts,
and much more. Fourth and fifth grade students may also join our Lego
Robotics teams that have been highly successful at the local and state
competitions in the last several years.
Our parent group, Tiger Cub Boosters (TCB), meets
the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 in room 136. TCB provides a
wealth of resources to students and staff, including the purchase of
supplies, technology, and much more. Parents are also encouraged to
volunteer in classrooms whenever possible.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions
on how we can improve the education offered to the students at Krause
Later Elementary, please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Your Partner in Education,