Golden Oak Elementary School lies in the western section of the City of Shafter and serves students in grades kindergarten through six. Originally named Richland Primary School, the students at the school participated in choosing the current name, Golden Oak Elementary School. The school operates on a traditional school calendar. Golden Oak Elementary School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education.
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Golden Oak Elementary at Lerdo and Wall adheres to the premise that all children can learn. It is our belief that student success is based upon the collaborative efforts of all segments of the school community including administration, teachers, support staff, and the community at large. Our mission is to foster the mental, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students by promoting excellence through meaningful, standards-based instruction and providing a nurturing school environment that support the development of positive self-image and social consciousness that will lead toward productive, responsible citizenship.
Six Pillars Of Character
Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements
Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices
Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly
Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need
Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment