Meadow Drive School
Welcome to the Meadow Drive website!
Meadow Drive School is one of Mineola’s two early childhood schools. We serve over 350 diverse students in Pre-K through Grade 2!
Through a focus on kindness, teamwork and lifelong learning, we provide child-centered instruction with opportunities for enrichment and support throughout each day. We encourage our young learners to take risks, solve problems, and collaborate as they learn. Every learner tracks their progress and growth through a standards-aligned Badge Book year after year. All of our work centers around the concept of building a growth mindset in our learners, and that even the youngest learners are capable of growing, learning and achieving their goals and dreams. Learners have a packed schedule each day that includes reading, writing, mathematics, art, music, physical education, library, coding, STEAM (science through technology, engineering, art, and math), and time in our learning garden. Each of our learners receives a 1:1 iPad to support the practice of foundational skills. We are proud of the amazing accomplishments of our young learners!
Apple Distinguished Schools
Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. Meadow Drive School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. Our learners understand what they need to do to grow and work in partnership with their teachers to determine how they will get there. With 1:1 iPad, learners develop learning styles through opportunities to Apple Distinguished School badgeresearch, explore and share.
For example, learners design presentations about research in Keynote, access applications to practice skills through QR and Camera, use Siri to help understand new vocabulary and facts, AirDrop to collaborate between iPads, practice reading skills with Lexia, engage in interactive learning games with Osmo, and use iPods with VR technology to learn about distant locations around the world.
We have re-imagined report cards and assessments to support learners to be agents of their growth through our innovative, standards-based Badge Books. Rather than earning grades, learners earn badges, which signify deep understanding of a particular skill or concept. Analyzing data from the Badge Books, teachers redesign instruction and learners develop plans to reach their learning targets and goals. Using Apple technology, such as Camera, Calculator, Notes and Keynote, learners earn their badges throughout the year. In addition, teachers and staff are part of the learning at Meadow Drive. Faculty use iPad to analyze data, share curriculum and lesson plans, and to enhance their practice through personalized professional development.
Field Day 2022