Frontier Elementary School Wolves Leaders Of The Pack

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Number of students: 460

School's capacity: 460

Average number of student per classroom: Kindergarten through third grade 20; fourth and fifth grades 28.

District boundaries: East of Highway 87 to Highway 260, south of 260 until Chaparral Pines, then north and south of 260 through Colcord Road.

Campus profile: Located on 14 acres on the corner of Frontier and Mud Springs roads. Three domes, each 11,200 square feet; 20 classrooms, two special education offices, a physical education dome, cafeteria, computer lab, music room, library and the Chance Amon Memorial Playground.

Number of teachers: 26

Teacher recognition: Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, Cindy Chovich; Best Teacher in the Roundup's 1998 Best of Payson poll: Brad Bolt; Arizona Student Teacher of the Year for 1997: Kyle Harris; Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year for 1996: Jodi Lorenz; Arizona Mountain Bike Champion and Top 10 Athlete: Wayne Gorry; Sousa Award, National Band Teacher Recognition Award for 1997: Ileane Gonzales; Champion Calf Muggers for 1998: Shaun Hardt and Sue Myers.

Special needs classes: Special needs students are included in the regular classrooms, and are assisted by teachers and aides, or pulled out for special help. Speech therapy is available.

Gifted classes are offered after school throughout the district.

Mascot: Wolf (Have you heard our howl?)

Motto: We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.

Special programs: Kiwanis K Kids, student council, Fifth-Grade Champs, Accelerated Reading, CLIP Reading Intervention, Buddies (primary and intermediate classes working together), looping (teacher teaches same children for two years), honor choir, band, Wolf Express (students learn to work within community), Wolf Tracks Student Newspaper, Musical Theater Workshop ("Annie" this year), fall festival (games and activities for the entire family), Family Math and Science Night, Dr. Seuss's birthday celebration.

Honors: Wonderful Wolf (awarded for special goals met or special accomplishments), Kiwanis Terrific Kids (awarded for outstanding achievement)

Intramural Sports: Ultimate frisbee, monthly roller blade day, annual track and field day.

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