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.

    Welcome to


    6:45 - 7:15 Early Bird Homework Program
    7:15 - 7:35 Breakfast in classrooms
    7:30 Instruction begins
    7:30 - 7:45 Drop Everything and Read
    7:35 Tardy Bell
    7:45 Announcements
    8:00 Instruction Continues
    8:10 - 1:30 Pre-approved classroom visitation (20 min. per day per parent) 
    10:15 - 12: 40 Lunch & Recess as scheduled
    1:30 Classroom visitations end
    1:50 Deadline for changes in student dismissals must be received in writing by this time.
    2:00 Early dismissal ends
    2:25 Afternoon announcements
    2:30 Student dismissal for parent pick-up & bus & van riders
    2:40 Student dismissal for walking students 

    * Parents or visitors are asked to call the school at least 24 hours prior to the day of a planned visit so that the teacher and principal may determine whether the requested time will interfere with student instruction or impact student activities. 

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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

    Tuesday, September 1
    Library Card Sign Up Month
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    Monday, September 7

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    Thursday, September 10
    Books & Breakfast / SIC-PTO Board Meeting
    Books & Breakfast
    8:45 Multipurpose Room

    Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
    by Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook 

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    Thursday, September 17
    Early Dismissal for Students
    Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. 
    Friday, September 18
    Interim Reports Issued
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    Dress Code

    Watkins-Nance students should:
    1. Look their best at all times.
    2. Have well-kept hair and bodies. Good hygiene is important!
    3. NOT wear such clothes as:
    a. c
    ut-off jeans or shorts (more than 2 inches above the knee).
    b. not wear tank tops, body shirts, or anything that shows stomach or too much of the upper body.
    c. flip flops, thongs, or backless or high-heeled shoes.
    d. overly tight or short clothes.
    e. any clothes that interfere with the educational process such as T-shirts, dresses, or trousers with inappropriate pictures or writing or that expose underwear or too much of the lower body,
    f. sagging pants with or without a belt.


    Today, 8/29/2015
    High: 89 Low: 68
    Mostly clear
    0% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 8/30/2015
    High: 87 Low: 70
    Mostly cloudy
    15% chance of precipitation.