About Tecler Elementary

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

At Tecler, the arts are integrated into the curriculum, so students can develop into leaders and learn to become curious, imaginative problem-solvers who are able to express ideas through a variety of artistic means.

Artistic expression is woven into coursework, and students are introduced to a broad range of artists, including local authors and illustrators, musicians and skilled craftspeople.

Students learn the state curriculum, but to strengthen their ability to understand and interpret complex ideas, as well as increase student engagement, they are encouraged to respond to learning through music, poetry, dance, drawing, painting and more. 

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School Hours

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

The school day at the William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School 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.  When there is a delay in the start of the school day, no breakfast will be served.


All riders will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m. from the south front side door. Pre-k walkers and riders will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier. Parents / Guardians of Pre-K, K, & 1 students must sign student/s out at this time.  Parents will not be allowed inside and students will not be allowed outside until the supervisors can match the student with the person picking him/her up.  To ensure the safety of our students, parents are not allowed in the bus area/fire lane at any time. 

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 Front Side Hallway 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. 

Walkers will be called for dismissal at 3:10 p.m.

All Half Days

All walkers, riders, and bus students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on half days.

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Teaching Learners. Creating Leaders.


We work hard. We respect. We lead to succeed.


Imagine the possibilities.

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Dress Code & Code of Conduct

School Supplies List

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Clubs & Activities

  • Student Council / Lighthouse Leadership Team
  • Safety Patrol / Proactive Pals
  • School Store 
  • Extended Day Learning Clubs: Landscaping Club
  • Kickball Club
  • Marble Madness Club
  • Crazy 8’s
  • Math
  • ELA
  • Student Support Club

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Leader in Me

Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School is striving towards 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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