Enrollment expo saturday, jan. 22, 2022
Tulsa Public Schools is hosting 3 enrollment expos to help you find the right school for your child. Each expo has a hub site with food, information, resources, and transportation to each school. We'll be hosting small group tours every 30 minutes so you and your child can learn more about our school and get to know our teachers and staff!
Our expo date is Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our hub is the Tulsa Tech Client Service Center at 3638 S. Memorial Dr.
I have the Key Attitudes, you’ll see
That unlocks SUCCESS for me!
Leadership, character, doing my best
All help me to have success.
On time, All the time, everyday!
Join right in and help me say
S – U – C – C – E – S – S
That’s the way we spell SUCCESS!
S – U – C – C – E – S – S
Key School is the very best!
Key Student Pledge
I am a Key Elementary School student.
I hold the keys to unlock my success.
I pledge to follow the "Key Attitudes" of leadership, character, academics, and attendance.
These keys will help me to become a leader of tomorrow.
I accept the challenge to be the best that I can be.
I will make today the very best day of all, for this day begins the rest of my life.
The Francis Scott Key faculty and staff are committed to providing a quality learning experience for every child, every day. To that end, we strive to utilize effective and current teaching strategies to enable all students to achieve academic and social success and become productive citizens. We work with numerous community and business partners to provide individualized time and enrichment to our students. Our students focus on the four key attitudes of leadership, character, academics, and attendance to help open doors of opportunity.
Key Elementary Patriots are navigating a historic era of change. They bring their diverse cultures, experiences, languages, and knowledge to a school community that is united around the goals of becoming stronger learners and engaged participants in exploring the world around us. Key students strive to be conscientious, knowledgeable, and creative in all aspects of their learning. In addition, Key students are celebrated for demonstrating essential life skills including responsible decision making, maintaining strong relationships, being self-aware and socially aware, and emotional self-management.
Key Elementary hosts assemblies and programs throughout the year to help students visualize their academic future in the Memorial High School feeder pattern. This includes visits to Key from Memorial High School scholar-athletes, who provide encouragement and role-modeling for Key students. Other programs celebrate the heritage of different cultures, such as the Casa de la Cultura music program hosted during Hispanic Heritage Month. Every month, students are recognized individually as students of the month and as a class of the month, based on their demonstration of essential life skills such as responsibility. Students are also recognized for their attendance with weekly and monthly incentives.
As part of our enrichment programming at Key Elementary, we offer learning-infused field trips to locations such as The Gathering Place and JA Biztown. Through our specials classes, our teachers provide hands-on, engaging learning experiences. For example, in Physical Education, students compete in distance competitions (such as running or disc golf) and use mathematics to calculate the results. In Art, students engage in learning units such as print-making, sewing, fabrics, ceramics, and various types of drawing and painting. In Library, students explore multiple genres of literature and a wide variety of informational texts in a way that supports their critical thinking skills.
English language learners
Key Elementary provides targeted support for students who are learning English as a second language. Our goal is to provide them with the instruction and supports to make them comfortable learning to speak, listen, read, and write in English. Our approach is to value the heritage language skills that students bring with them to learning, capitalizing on the benefits of multilinguality to the students and to the community at large.
Character is treating others the way you want to be treated. Students are encouraged to think about how their actions will make others feel. For example, being kind to new students shows good character, kindness, and acceptance. Holding doors open, greeting folks with a smile, and helping your classmates are all part of the Key attitude.
Doing your best on your school work encompasses the meaning of academics. It is working your hardest and doing your personal best during lessons, on assignments, and on homework. It is being responsible for your class work and turning things in on time. A student doesn't have to have perfect grades to show this Key attitude. They only need to reach for their full potential on all learning tasks.
At Key, we are on time, all the time. This is what the Key attitude of attendance looks like. To help your parents get you to school on time you might lay out your clothes and go to bed on time. Everyone gets sick and we understand that sometimes you just have to stay home. We certainly don't want to encourage parents to send sick students to school, but the Key attitude does mean that if its appropriate for students to be in class, they are in class.
Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) was born in Frederick County, Maryland to a wealthy family on the plantation of Terra Rubra. He was educated at home until the age of 10 and then attended an Annapolis grammar school. He went on to study at St. John's College, ultimately returning to his home county to set up practice as a lawyer.
Key married Mary "Polly" Taylor Lloyd in the early 1800s. The couple had 11 children. By 1805, Key had set up his legal practice in Georgetown, then in an independent municipality within the Washington, D.C. area. Key later witnessed the British attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The fort withstood the day-long assault, inspiring Key to write a poem that would become the future U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Key later served as a district attorney for Washington, D.C. before he died on January 11, 1843.
Interim Principal Allison Geary
Dear Key Parents and Families,
I am thrilled to be writing to you today to introduce myself as the new interim principal of Key Elementary School! Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal about the Key school community, and I could not be more excited to join you. It is my great honor and privilege to become the leader of such a well-established learning community.
I come to Key from Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy, where I served as assistant principal. It was there that I saw the incredible impact of the arts on children’s learning. Prior to serving at Tisdale, I was the assistant principal at Kerr Elementary. Before becoming a Tulsa Public Schools leader, I worked in a Memorial neighborhood close to you. I began my public teaching career in 2013 at nearby Salk Elementary as the reading specialist. It was my great joy at Salk to help students become stronger and more enthusiastic readers and writers.
I am very proud to be a product of Tulsa Public Schools. In fact, the first school I worked at was the very school that I walked into as a kindergartener. My two children are Tulsa Public Schools alumni, as were my mother and grandmother (who graduated in the 1920s from Tulsa High School, now known Central High School). Tulsa Public Schools is in my DNA! I have spent my entire career at the elementary level. I have a deep love and respect for young children and am committed to see that every student has the opportunity not only to learn but also to do so joyfully.
In the coming weeks, I plan to provide opportunities to get acquainted with you and interact with the students, teachers, staff, and partners who make up the Key community. Please be on the look-out for scheduled meet-and-greets, but also know that I would love to hear from you any time. Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to partnering with you in service to your child’s education.