McIntire School History
Since 1961, McIntire Elementary School has been a scholastic beacon in the historical shadows of Westminster College. Families have been invited to share the educational experiences with their children and have supported our school through 4 building additions to the original building. Parents, as well as community members, have teamed with the talented professional staff at McIntire to create a school environment that is challenging and rewarding to the diverse needs of each young leader.
McIntire Elementary School replaced the original West School after it was demolished to make room for the new Winston Churchill Memorial and church of St. Mary Virgin, Aldermanbury on the Westminster College campus. Thus, the original location of Fulton's first public school building continued to be used in a grand manner. Even before the first brick was set, the Board of Education chose to name to new school after J.W. McIntire, a longtime supporter of public education in Fulton, and member of the Board of Education from 1888-1928. The new school was built on 11 acres with six basic classrooms and a multipurpose room.
In 1988, 1993, 1997, and 2000 the Fulton community showed their support for the district by passing bond issues that allowed McIntire School to grow to its present size serving the needs of around 380 students.
Again, thanks to voter approval in spring of 2005, McIntire School is utilizing our new library/media center with a computer lab to assist in preparing our students to be lifelong learners in an everchanging world.
In 2008, McIntire Elementary School received an eMINTS grant (Enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies). All certified teachers have a specially designed suite of hardware and software in their classrooms.
Third and fourth grade classes and two classes in fifth grade have approximately one computer for every two students, a SMART Board, digital camera, scanner, and carefully selected software. Second grade classes and one fifth grade class have a similar equipped classroom with a higher student/computer ratio. Kindergarten and first grade classes have SMART Boards included in their rooms.
The eMINTS instructional model combines high-quality lesson design, inquiry-based learning, classroom community, and powers all of this with technology, to make a learning environment that research shows improves learning for students significantly.
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