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Apr 11
Beaver Creek PTO Meeting
April 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Apr 13
BCE Grade 1 Vocal Concert
April 13, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Beaver Creek Elementary School, 8701 Lyndhurst Dr, Johnston, IA 50131, USA

Apr 13
BCE Grade 2 Vocal Concert
April 13, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM – Beaver Creek Elementary School, 8701 Lyndhurst Dr, Johnston, IA 50131, USA

Apr 25
BCE Kindergarten Vocal Concert
April 25, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Beaver Creek Elementary School, 8701 Lyndhurst Dr, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
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Principal Eric Toot

Thank you for visiting the Beaver Creek Elementary web site. We are located at 8701 Lyndhurst Drive in Johnston, Iowa. Johnston is a growing suburban community northwest of Des Moines, Iowa. During the past twenty years, the Johnston Community School District has been growing an average of 200 new students every year. Beaver Creek is one of five elementary buildings in the Johnston Community School District. We have approximately 650 Kindergarten through fifth grade students enrolled in our school, along with another 100 preschool students.

There are over seventy dedicated professionals on the staff at Beaver Creek. Our teachers and staff members are committed to students and work hard to ensure every student makes growth during the school year. There are twenty-five Kindergarten through fifth grade homerooms at Beaver Creek. We have a full time school counselor, a full time teacher librarian, and a full time nurse. Every student at Beaver Creek goes to PE, Art, and Music classes every week. Our Extended Learning Program (ELP) serves our students requiring academic enrichment. We have reading support personnel to assist our students with reading/literacy skills. Four different special education programs are available for students with unique learning needs.

Our school building is also a source of pride for the Beaver Creek community. We have 96,000 square feet of state of the art learning space available for our students. This includes two computer labs, two art studios, two music rooms, a full sized gymnasium, a separate lunchroom, and over thirty-five classrooms.  Beaver Creek’s wireless networking capability was enhanced over the summer, and we now have over 250 iPads available for student use.  A remodeled entry and office area opened in the fall of 2016, providing a more secure entry to the school. The Johnston Community Education Department utilizes our facilities with a before and after school care program called Kids-Teens Connection.

The Beaver Creek Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is second to none. The PTO raised funds and led volunteer efforts. Grants were awarded to teachers by the PTO last year, and the proceeds from the spring PTO spring fundraiser helped us purchase STEM equipment for the school. We have two great garden areas, both of which are supported by the PTO through volunteer support and funding. PTO members and parent volunteers enhance our learning environment and help make Beaver Creek Elementary a better place for students.

There are many ways to measure a school, and one is by standardized test scores.  Beaver Creek historically has over ninety percent of students scoring proficient or higher in reading and mathematics as measured by the Iowa Assessments. While we are pleased with our results, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and make sure every student grows every year and realizes his/her potential.

We welcome visitors and love to talk about Beaver Creek and the Johnston Community schools. Please call our office at (515) 278-6228 with any questions or to arrange a visit.

Eric Toot, Principal
Beaver Creek Elementary