About Our School
About W.S. Ryan Elementary
W.S. Ryan Elementary was built in 2001 and was renovated in 2011. The school is named after Wayne Stuart Ryan, a local businessman who donated the land on which the school stands.
W.S. Ryan is known for its welcoming atmosphere to students and parents. There is an active presence at the school and at events, from parents involved in the PTA to dads participating in Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students), which recruits father figures of students to volunteer on campus and serve as a role model for students, to community organizations volunteering to help students read or providing school supplies, to teachers and staff pouring their heart and soul into our students to help them grow.
Our core values are prominently expressed at W.S. Ryan through our STEM journey, which supports our school mission and encourages problem solving, perseverance, and creativity. We are honored to host a variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of our learners, including EXPO (gifted/talented program), our Academic & Functional Skills classes, and the Dual Language (Bilingual) Program PK-5th. Students in the Dual Language Program receive instruction in both English and Spanish with the goal of being both bilingual and biliterate. W.S. Ryan students have a number of opportunities to showcase their talents in and out of the classroom. There is a running club, ASL (sign language) club, yearbook club, green team (taking care of our Outdoor Learning Environment), choir, and orchestra. Administrators, teachers, and school staff also recognize Rockin’ Wranglers –students who are recognized for going above & beyond – at school assemblies. This process helps the children build their self-esteem and fosters a team-first environment at the school.
We host a variety of family engagement events throughout the year, such as informative & interactive curriculum nights, Family S.T.E.M. and Literacy Nights, PTA's Fall Festival, Boosterthon Fun Run, PTA's Spring Glow Dance, Veterans' Day celebration, Grandparents' Day event, Book Fairs, Fine Arts performances, field day, classroom parties and academic celebrations.
The Ryan family donated their ranch bell, which stands in our campus foyer. Students ring the bell each morning after announcements to signal the start of a great day of learning!
Colors: Red and Blue