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Cook Elementary School
The mission of Katherine A. Cook Elementary School, through quality teaching, parent involvement, and community support, is to provide all students the skills necessary to be productive and responsible members of society.
Cook students will surpass state and local standards of academic achievement. Cook students will demonstrate responsible citizenship, reflective of a positive school climate. Community and parental involvement will increase at Cook Elementary School.
Major Programs and Initiatives
Cook Elementary, a neighborhood school located in north-central Austin, is part of the Lanier High Vertical Team in AISD's Area 1. The school, like a sampling of the world, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. The overall school climate is best described by the school motto which is: "Learning, Sharing, Teaching, Caring." Our outstanding faculty is committed to a unity of purpose focused on student success. The continuity of a tenured staff enhances effective programs and practices such as Cooperative Learning, Gifted and Talented Classes, Learning Lab, and vertical team planning. In addition, parents and many of the local business partners contribute numerous hours serving as mentors, tutors, and volunteers in the school. Other opportunities at Cook include: IMPACT (Student assistance intervention program) Lanier PALS (student to student mentoring program) Safety Patrol Cooperative learning Partners in Education mentors, tutors, pen pals and book buddies Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Full-day Pre-Kindergarten Program Bilingual and ESL classes at every grade level Cook School Choir Early literacy initiatives Balanced Literacy at all grade levels Family Forward Lifeworks Junior Judges for Character Education "New Comers" activities Pebble Project Theater Action Projects Ropes Course READ 180 (a computer generated reading program) UTEACH Science In-school and after school tutorials Science Fair Math Investigations