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Get to Know - Stipe Elementary

Mission Statement

Stipe Elementary School is a diverse community of students, parents and staff with rigorous expectations for all. We provide a solid academic foundation within a safe environment that fosters positive, inquisitive, resourceful, and independent minds. We are dedicated to empowering students by developing the 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking.

Core Values

Be Respectful, Be Community Minded, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be College Bound

Students collaborate in rigorous and relevant Common Core lessons.

Rigor is the level of thinking student do, and relevance is the application of knowledge through problem solving. The instructional programs include Project Based Learning, Sobrato Early Academic Language Development, Number Talks, and integration with science and history/social science content. Visual and Performing Arts is offered at the different grade levels.

Classrooms are enhanced with 21st Century Technology: Chromebooks and Google Apps.

One-to-one Chromebooks in grades 6 and two-to-one Chromebooks in grades K-5. All students use Google Apps for Education and other online resources. Technology is a critical component of students’ lives and preparation for college and careers.

Regular attendance and punctuality are important to the students’ achievement success. 

School attendance also develops positive qualities important throughout life. The Oak Grove School District is a partner with students and parents in ensuring all students are career and college ready. We recognize that student achievement and consistent school attendance have a direct correlation.

Family engagement promotes children’s learning and healthy development in Oak Grove.

Family engagement refers to the inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children’s development, learning, and wellness, including in the planning, development, and evaluation of such activities, programs, and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Oak Grove schools provide a positive, predictable, consistent and safe learning environment. We serve a diverse community, and ensure all students have a sense of belonging and voice. All schools implement the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) three tiered Response to Intervention System.

Community Partners



Sobrato Organization

Sobrato Early Academic Language Model (SEAL) is designed as a comprehensive model of intensive, enriched language and literacy education designed for English language learners, starting in preschool and continuing through fourth grade.  It was designed by Dr. Laurie Olsen, a national expert in English language learner education.  A national advisory group provided initial input, and continues to advise the project as the model evolves.

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Boys and Girls Club

BGCSV takes a holistic approach to creating well-rounded, confident, and healthy youth and aims to provide programs and services that speak to all aspects of a child's development.  To achieve these goals, comprehensive curricula are provided within the following Core Enrichment Program Areas that address the academic, linguistic and cognitive growth, and emotional and social needs of youth.  Core Program Areas are age and developmentally appropriate; are supportive of the diversity of children and families served, including culture and language; and are operationally efficient and effective.  BGCSV is an afterschool service provider for students from grades 2 and up.



Little Heroes Program

Little HEROES knows the value of providing youth with fun and inclusive games to play at recess time.  Little HEROES aim to provide this such atmosphere at elementary schools everywhere.  Little HEROES organizes yard and train staff to be more involved during recess times.  They also provide youth leadership opportunities which focus on character development, and allow students to gain more pride in their school.  The goal of the program is to establish a carnival type atmosphere. With fun, organized games and safe pathways to walk and move from game to game.

Walk n' Roll

Walk n' Roll San Jose is funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission through its Climate Initiatives Program with the goal of increasing walking and biking to school, fostering a healthy and active lifestyle, and reducing traffic congestion and related air pollution, leading to a safer environment within school zones.




Community School of Music and Arts' (CSMA) award-winning, in-school visual arts program, Art4Schools, provides quality art education to students in Grades K-12.  Students receive weekly art lessons as part of their regular school day.  For over 30 years, CSMA has brought music and art programs to tens of thousands of students in public and private schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  CSMA's goal is to ensure that all children in the community have access to an arts education.



Music for Minors

Music for Minors is a nonprofit with over 40 years of expertise in elementary school music education.  Their mission is to nurture in children a lifelong love of music.  Operatin in the San Francisco Bay Area, their staff provides students in TK - 6 grades with a program of diverse, high-quality musical experiences that is:

  • Engaging and participatory
  • Based on state music education standards
  • A foundation for further choral and instrumental music education
  • Cost-effective

The Music for Minors curriculum is sequential and varied, including visual aids, props, and instruments.  Lessons include singing, listening, reading, theory, movement, dancing, and playing rhythm instruments and recorders.


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TutorMate is the nation's preeminent online volunteer tutoring program, helping thousands of primary grade students learn to read.  More than 200 of the country's most prominent corporations and organizations partner with Innovations for Learning to recruit an army of volunteers to help young students in schools and communities.

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Readers are Leaders

Readers are Leaders work with teachers and reading specialists to choose books that will engage struggling readers and also match their reading abilities.  The goal is to offer a variety of books so that young readers will be able to choose books that feed their interests and stimulate an appetite for further reading.