About Our School
About W.S. Ryan Elementary
W.S. Ryan Elementary was built in 2001 and was recently 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 moms 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 our Pre-K, PPCD, Academic & Functional Skills classes, and the Dual Language Program. Students at W.S. Ryan have a number of opportunities to showcase their talents in and out of the classroom. There is a running club, dance club, robotics club, yearbook club, girls' coding club, green team (taking care of our Outdoor Learning Environment), leadership club, choir, and orchestra. School administrators also recognize Rockin’ Wranglers –students who are recognized for going above & beyond – before their peers 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 Math Night, Family S.T.E.M. Night, PTA's Fall Festival, Boosterthon Fun Run, PTA's Spring Glow Dance, Veterans' Day celebration, Grandparents' Day lunch, Book Fairs, Fine Arts performances, field day, classroom parties and academic celebrations.
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