Watkins-Nance Information

    I am somebody.
    I am capable and loveable.
    I am teachable, therefore I can learn.
    I can do anything when I try.
    I respect myself and others.
    I'll be the best I can be each day.
    I will not waste time because it is too valuable, and I am too precious and bright.
    I am somebody.  

    Watkins-Nance Mission Statement
    The mission of Watkins-Nance Elementary School is to provide a safe, clean, nurturing, academically-challenging environment that empowers students to become high achievers, life-long learners, responsible decision-makers, and productive citizens, who possess self-confidence to solve problems and respect cultural differences through a partnership among home, school, and community.

    Customer Service Mission

    We welcome you with open arms into a clean, safe, friendly environment that is inviting to students, parents, visitors, and the community.  We aim to please by treating everyone with respect, fairness, honesty, and love.
    We, the Watkins-Nance family, believe that every day, every child is a winner.

    District Information

    District Mission Statement
    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    District's Vision
    Richland School District One, in collaboration with an engaged 
    is committed to ensuring each learner achieves
    his/her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging
    and diverse learning environment that will develop productive
    citizens for a changing world.

    District Strategic Objectives
    Students will reach their optimal literacy potential.

    Students will demonstrate the skills, attitude and character necessary to be successful, contributing citizens.

    Students will be life-long learners prepared to explore their interests and passions.

    District Beliefs
    We believe that...
    • everyone learns.
    • each person has immeasurable worth and needs to be valued.
    • every person is responsible for his/her choices and actions.
    • integrity governs our behavior.
    • people are interdependent.
    • change provides opportunity for growth.
    • excellence is attainable.

    Strategy #1
    We will ensure a variety of innovative, transformative, personalized learning experiences for each student from early childhood through graduation.
    Strategy #2
    We will foster an environment that embraces change and leads to a responsive culture of accountability, communication, and stakeholder engagement. 
    Strategy #3
    We will build/grow capacity for individual and system-wide productivity to accomplish our mission.

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    Watkins-Nance won the district's GoNoOdle Challenge.  The winning classes held a celebration Tuesday, March 24.  GoNoOdle is a program to encourage students' active learning.  

    Click here to see the WLTX video of the celebration.

    ColaDaily article

    Watkins-Nance Donations Drive

    Students are collecting the following items for St. Lawrence Place and donating money to give to the Family Shelter.  
    • PreK students - toothbrushes & toothpaste.
    • Kindergarten students - crayons & coloring books.
    • 1st grade students - cleaning products.
    • 2nd grade students - paper plates & plastic dinnerware.
    • 3rd grade students - toilet paper & paper towels.
    • 4th grade students - sidewalk chalk & construction paper.
    • 5th grade students - board games & puzzles.

    Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Richland One’s new superintendent, will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 25 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Eau Claire High School Theatre, 4800 Monticello Road. The meeting is open to students, staff, parents, community members and anyone else who would like to attend. Attendees should park in the parking lot behind the school which is closest to the theatre’s entrance.

    Summer Opportunity for Rising 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

    Attention all parents who have children who are rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders and zoned for WA Perry Middle School,  It is time to register your child for the WA Perry Middle School CDF Freedom Schools Summer Enrichment Program.  The Program will begin on June 8-July 17, with the 4th of July week off.  Your child will participate in literacy-based enrichment, and Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Arts activities Monday-Thursday and attend a related field experience every Friday. We will also have family and parent educational sessions to cover topics that you may be interested in.

    We can only serve 110 students and it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register your child now!

    Contact your current school for applications.  Don’t hesitate, this is a free program for all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students attending WA Perry Middle School next year.

    The Watkins-Nance Boys’ Choir performed the National Anthem at the USC Gamecocks Women’s Basketball game on February 15, 2015.  In December they appeared on WLTX Songs of the Season. 

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    Character Education

    To be considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others' feelings and beliefs.

    From the Principal

    Welcome to Our Site!

    Dear Parents:
    I would like to welcome you to Watkins-Nance Elementary School. We are glad to have you and your child with us.  We hope you will find this school year to be a fulfilling and rewarding one.
    At Watkins-Nance, we expect our students to achieve and become the best that they can be.  With your cooperation and support, we can reach that goal.  We are looking forward to working with you because you are an important part of the Watkins-Nance School family! Have a great year!
    Evelyn Cohens, Ph.D.
    Your Principal

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, May 28
    8:30 - 11:00
    3rd, 4th, 5th Grades
    11:30 - 1:30
    PreK, K. 1st,
    2nd Grades

    Friday, May 29
    Last Day of School
    Students will be
    dismissed at 12:00

    Saturday, May 30
    Teacher Workday

    8:00 AM -
    12:00 PM


    Today, 5/28/2015
    High: 87 Low: 67
    Chance thunderstorms
    38% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 5/29/2015
    High: 86 Low: 66
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    17% chance of precipitation.