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Leaksville-Spray Elementary School

415 Highland Drive

Eden, NC 27288

Phone: 336-627-7068

Fax: 336-627-8823

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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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Teachers and students at Leaksville-Spray participate in state recognized curriculum and instruction. Leaksville-Spray utilizes Common Core   and N.C. Essential Standards as the guide for our planning, curriculum and classroom lessons. In addition, we have also adopted several research-based learning programs.


AIG Program
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Bloom's Taxonomy
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Classroom Instruction
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Core Curriculum & Standards
Information about core curriculum and NC standards
EOG Practice Links
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ESL Resources
English as a Second Language
Overdrive eBook Library
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STEM Programs & Resources
Test Taking Tips
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Foundation Sounds A-Z
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Classroom Instruction

Leaksville-Spray is proud to offer small flexible reading groups for reading instruction in Grades K-2 and follows Rockingham County’s balanced literacy model in grades 3-5.


Leaksville-Spray is fortunate to have on staff a trained literacy coach and a trainer for Math Foundations. In addition, this year the school also provides small group instruction in math relying heavily on best practices in the area of math.

We are a Title I school. The federal government provides additional funding for staff and instructional supplies. Our Title I staff are trained in Wilson Reading and SRA and work with small groups each day to assist those students who have demonstrated that they are in need of additional instruction in the area of reading. A remedial teacher works exclusively with students in grades 4-5 to provide additional remedial assistance in the areas of math and reading as well.


Overdrive eBook Library

Rockingham County Schools is pleased to offer our eBook program on Overdrive. Our digital collection contains over 5700 titles available for checkout.


The web address for RCS' digital library is http://rock.lib.overdrive.com.  Please see your school's Media Coordinator for log in information.



S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The term STEM is used to express the immensely important educational goal of integrating all curriculum behind the skills that are thought to be the most vital to the success of students in the 21st Century.


STEM education is evolving into an integrative curriculum aimed at preparing students for the challenges of the 21st Century. A research-based STEM education program prepares our students to become creative and innovative problem solvers, researchers, engineers, and designers.  

Why is STEM important for our students?

Every job within the 21st Century is likely to require some amount of skill in science, technology, engineering and math. The integration of engineering and technology within the mathematics and science curriculum will make instruction more meaningful and engaging as well as provide students with  the skills that are critical to success in the 21st Century. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science and technology. STEM is not just about science and math; it’s about being ready for college, careers and life. We need to ensure we are using all of our current resources efficiently in developing a sustainable STEM program that will distinguish RCS students from all other students in the state and nation.


Test Taking Tips

"The Harder You Work, The Smarter You Get!!!"

Reading Strategies
  • Encourage your child to always "READ, READ, READ"the selection-(article, passage or story) two or more times-

  • Read every word in the selection and pay special attention to BOLD or italic print.

  • Main Idea - Examine the question for key words and phrases such as main idea, subject, theme, lesson, as a whole, in general, mostly, or for the most part.

  • Rule out any answers that are obviously incorrect.

  • Remember that a question about the main idea can be asked in many different ways. It might ask for the main idea, for the theme, or for another title for the selection. It might ask what lesson is being taught or what the selection is mostly about.

  • Supporting Details - (Scan, Scan, Scan) - Move your eyes quickly over the page to find the information you need.

  • Pick out a key word or words from the question.

  • Try to find the key word in the selection.

  • Read the sentences close to the keyword to find the answer.

Cause and Effect
  • The sequence of events will often, but not always, be told in order in the selection.

  • Look for key words like first, next, then, later, before, after, last, and finally, both in the selection and in the questions.

  • Look for dates and times in a selection.

  • Other words that might alert you to cause-and-effect relationships are cause, because, effect, why, reason, therefore, as a result, so, due to factors, responsible, contribute, and produce.


  • Remember that a sequence of events will often, but not always, be told in order in the selection.

  • Look for keywords like first, next, then, later, before, after, last, and finally, both in the selection and in the questions.

  • Look for dates and times in a selection.

  • Look for keywords, such as cause, because, effect, why, reason, therefore, as a result, so, due to, factors, responsible, contribute, and produce.


  • Always base your inferences and predictions on facts from the reading and from your own knowledge.

  • Try to rule out as many wrong answers as possible.


More Winning Test Strategies - (Multiple-Choice)
  • Decide what you think the answer is before looking at the answer.

  • Rule out obviously wrong answers first.

  • If you are not sure about the right answer, take your best guess but never leave an answer blank.

  • Choose the BEST answer to the question.

  • Watch out for words in directions like not or except. (Example: Which of the following statements is not true?)

  • Pay attention to any words or phrases in directions or answers that tell how many, such as all, many, most, some, none, or a few. (Example: All monkeys can use their tails to hang from branches.)


*The testing strategies used above were taken from: "Aim Higher!" Reading Comprehension, Great Source Education Group, A Houghton Mifflin Company.