Our School

Laurel Meadow Elementary School buildingWelcome to Laurel Meadow Elementary School (LMES), a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school located in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Established in 2008, Laurel Meadow is a community school with a population of approximately 550 students. We inspire our students and staff, affectionately known as Laurel Meadow Lions, to achieve to their fullest potential.

Laurel Meadow Elementary prides itself on recognizing a “whole child approach.” We begin each day with a morning meeting, wherein students gather in a circle for 20 to 30 minutes and interact with one another through greetings, sharing, group activities, and morning messages. We find this builds a strong sense of community and sets children up for success socially and academically.

Additionally, LMES implements Math Workshop in grades k–5. Math Workshop involves students in small group instruction and differentiated math tasks that are appropriate for their level of learning. The focus is on problem solving and student talk about math methods. Students have choices in their activities and have time for practicing big ideas.

Through the generosity of the Hanover Education Foundation, LMES was able to implement One School, One Book for the second time. Last year, each family received a copy of The Mouse and the Motorcycle. We had daily trivia contests and a culminating activity, another mouse story, Stuart Little, as a play. We look forward to a new book this year. Shhhh … the title is a secret until the unveiling in January of 2020.

Some other fun activities at LMES include our Boosterthon Fun Run, Family Fitness Night, Family Dinner and Dance, Art Night, Reading Night, and the STEM Fair, to name a few. We invite you to participate in as many LMES events as you can.

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