E. Hale Curran Elementary

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math - STEM


  • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

    Curran Elementary will be giving the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) starting on February 17th. The ELPAC is the mandated state test for determining English language proficiency (ELP). It must be given to students whose primary language is one other than English. California and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten—or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, also referred to as transitional kindergarten—through grade twelve. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and is comprised of two separate ELP assessments: The Initial ELPAC, and the Summative ELPAC.

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  • New and Renewal Interdistrict Transfer Requests are Being Accepted

    MVUSD is accepting new and renewal inter-district transfer requests for the 2021/2022 school year. Inter-district is a transfer between schools in other districts. If your child is attending Curran on an inter-district transfer it is necessary that you renew your transfer request yearly. Transfer request are due by February 12, 2021. Requests made after February 12th will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If your child is on an intra-district transfer there is no need to submit another request. If you have any questions, please contact Curran's attendance clerk Wynne Shaffer at wshaffer@murrieta.k12.ca.us or by calling (951) 696-1405 ext. 2294.

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  • Returning to School Information

    Welcome to the Returning Students to Campus in a Pandemic Environment page. Click on the headline to go to the MVUSD webpage.

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  • Latino Parent Advisory Committee

    For those interested please click on the link for information on the Latino Parent Advisory Committee. We would love to see Curran parents and guardians participate. Click the headline to get more information on the dates and times.

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  • Back-to-School Video - Meet the EHC Staff

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  • Parent Student Handbook

    Click on the headline and please take time to review the parent/student handbook with your child or children.

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  • Weekly meal Plan Available - Click for Details

    Murrieta Valley USD Nutrition Services will be offering weekly meal service during virtual learning sessions for all enrolled/registered students.

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  • 20/21 Online New Student Enrollment and Registration

    Murrieta Valley Unified School District uses Aeries Online Registration which allows you to quickly start the process of registering a new student for school.

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  • School's STEM focus gets students authentically interested

    Exploratorium lesson on adaptations

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About Our School

  • About Our School

    We are excited to offer a STEM emphasis at our school.. Science, technology, engineering and math education is integrated into the regular curriculum, as well as through project based instruction. Integrated curriculum fosters a way of learning that mimics real life.    
    Our staff is committed to creating an environment where children are curious and excited about learning.  Our STEM focus is a vehicle for developing and fostering 21st century learning skills.  We believe that students must develop creativity, curiosity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills in order to be college and career ready. 

    STEM Advantages:

    • Innovative and inspiring
    • Capitalizes on the natural curiosity of young children
    • Engages students as life-long learners
    • Integrates into Language Arts, math, social studies and art
    • Teaches children to use inquiry and investigation to analyze evidence 
    • Integrates the Next Generation Science Standards

    Components of Integrated Curriculum

    • Focuses on basic skills, content and higher level thinking
    • Increases understanding, retention, and application of concepts
    • Encourages lifelong learning
    • Structures learning around themes, big ideas and meaningful concepts
    • Provides connections among various curricular disciplines
    • Provides learners opportunities to apply skills they have learned
    • Encourages active participation in relevant real-life experiences
    • Captivates, motivates, and challenges learners
    • Provides a deeper understanding of content
    • Offers opportunities for more small group and cooperative/collaborative learning

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