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Hartford Upper Elementary (4th - 5th)

      Hartford Upper Elementary is home to Carlisle's 4th and 5th grade students.  For the 2020-21 school year, we have approximately 330 students between the two grade levels. We have an amazing staff that works tirelessly to serve all kids in our building.  Over the past few years, we have been spending a lot of time working with our students and staff on what it means to be an "assessment capable learner".  This term means that we are able to answer the following three questions:  Where am I going?  How am I going? and Where to next?.  We have also had a big focus on having a growth mindset.  We want our students and staff to understand that learning (and life) can be difficult at times.  We can either give up (fixed mindset) or persevere through the tough times and come out stronger than ever.  When we are struggling, we refer to this as being in the "pit".  All students and staff know that if we are not in the pit at school, we are not learning at the levels we are capable of learning.  
     We have also had a huge focus on reading and writing instruction the past two years and will continue with this work this year.  Our district adopted a new reading resource that we are all very excited to get into.  Students at Hartford are reading and writing more than they ever have before.  We are working very hard to meet the students where they are at in their learning and moving them forward.
     Finally, we take great pride in creating a strong family community at Hartford.  We are able to get to know our kids and families on a personal level and work hard to develop those strong relationships.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know. #hartfordrocks
                  Physical Address:                                                                                                          Mailing Address:
                 500 North Vine Street                                                                                                        430 School Street
                 Hartford, Iowa 50118                                                                                                        Carlisle, Iowa 50047
Phone:  515-989-0316
Fax:  515-989-3897
Fax for Records Requests:  515-989-3075
Office Hours
7:45 AM to 3:45 PM Monday – Friday


Office Staff:

Tim Norton, Upper Elementary Principal,

Amy Sorenson, Upper Elementary Secretary/Nurse,

Kim Flagor, Upper Elementary Guidance Counselor,