About Tecler Elementary

Mission  School Hours || Code of Conduct & Dress Code | Clubs & Activities | Leader in Me


The mission of William B. Tecler  school is to empower myself and others in my community to learn. 

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School Hours

Pre-K through fifth-grade students attend school from 8:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

The school day begins at 8:40 a.m. Students should not be dropped off prior to the 8:30 a.m. supervised arrival time.  Only bus students will be allowed through the side door prior to 8:30 a.m. All walkers and riders (Pre-K- Grade 5) will use the front side door for arrival purposes.  For building security, school doors will be locked at 8:40 a.m.  Any child arriving after 8:40 a.m. will need to be signed in at the main office by a parent or guardian. Any child that arrives after 8:50 will be considered tardy.  


Pre-K walkers will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. from the main entrance. Walkers, grades K-2 with siblings are dismissed at 3:10 p.m. from the main entrance.  Walkers, grades Pre-K to 2  must be signed out by a parent or guardian.

Walker grades 3-5 are dismissed from the front side entrance at 3:10 p.m.

To ensure the safety of our students, please do not park in the bus loop or the fire safety lane. 

Bus students in Pre-K will remain in the Pre-K class closest to the main entrance doors where they will be dismissed by the classroom aides. Bus students in grades K-2 will be dropped off by their classroom teacher to the cafeteria where supervision will be provided. Bus students in grades 3-5 will be dropped off to the gymnasium by their classroom teacher where supervision will be provided. Students will be dismissed from the front side door in the order the buses arrive. 

The bus dismissal process begins at 3:10 p.m. and ends by 3:30 p.m.  Teacher Aides will walk bus students to the bus. 

All Half Days

All walkers, riders, and bus students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on half days. Students should remain in their classroom until 11:40 a.m.

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Learning and inspiring others


Tecler Pride

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Code of Conduct

School Supplies List

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Clubs & Activities

  • Student Council / Lighthouse Leadership Team
  • Computer Club
  • Intermurals
  • Safety Patrol / Proactive Pals
  • School Store 

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Leader in Me

Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School is utilizing using Leader in Me’s 7 Habits in all that we do to show our greatness.

Be Proactive: Take Charge of Your Own Life!

Don’t blame others for your problems. YOU can make things happen. Student example: you should take time each night to be sure your backpack has everything you need. Be sure your homework and anything needing to be signed by a parent have been completed. It is not your parent’s fault if you forget something. You should be proactive and be responsible.

Begin With the End in Mind: Have a Plan! 

It is important to write down your goals. “A goal not written is only a wish.” Student example: if your goal is to get better at multiplication facts, you should make a plan to study a certain number of facts each night. Then mark each time you practice until you have mastered all the facts. Planning ahead always leads to good things.

Put First Things First: Work First, Then Play! 

Thinking ahead at what needs to be done for the week can be overwhelming for children and adults. If children learn to write down their schedule and mark things off as they are completed, it is an excellent strategy to reduce stress about a busy schedule. Student example: doing homework before playing a video game is a smart way to prioritize.

Think Win-Win: Everybody Can Win! 

We all need to remember that thinking of others beside ourselves is very important. Finding ways to positively think through a situation is a great way for us to keep the feelings of others a part of problem-solving. When we exhibit the Win-Win habit, we are exhibiting the Golden Rule: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”Student example: the next time you want to argue or fight with someone about who should get the best toy, think about Win-Win. You should ask yourself, “How can I make you happy too?”

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: Listen Before You Talk!

Everyone wants to be heard and understood. Listening is the most important communication skill. It is important for us to listen with our heart and our ears. Less than 10 percent of communication is contained in words. We need to pay attention to the body language, tone, and feelings reflected in the voice of others. Student example: the next time a friend seems sad, notice your friend’s eyes or the way she holds her body. Tell them you know they are sad and you want to help.

Synergize: Together is Better! 

Synergy is valuing differences and then working together to create a better solution than what anyone could do alone. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ~ Helen Keller. Student example: when the class is asked to help clean up the classroom, it goes quicker when everyone pitches in.

Sharpen the Saw: Balance Feels Best! 

To be healthy and happy, we need to exercise our mind, body, heart, and soul. Student example: When we spend too much time staying up late instead of getting enough sleep, we can become grouchy and our grades may drop. It is important to get enough rest, work hard, and play as well!

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