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Welcome to Big Woods Elementary!

Mr. Peterson

I am excited about what this year will bring to both my family and the STMA community. We believe that this year is going to bring new and exciting opportunities for all students to learn. I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. I know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. I want you to know that we will do our best to carry out our responsibilities.

During one of my workshops this summer, it was reminded to me the importance of communicating expectations and building relationships in meaningful ways. I will do my absolute best to maintain and improve my relationship with you as your elementary principal. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding Big Woods Elementary School.

Our mission is to provide a safe educational environment where students are encouraged to develop lifelong learning skills which nurture positive attitudes and self worth. To achieve our mission, we will... 

All staff at Big Woods Elementary School anticipates a successful year. I encourage all parents and guardians to stay in touch with your classroom teacher throughout the year and be involved in your child’s learning as much as possible. As a team, we can ensure that all students achieve specific goals and attain new skills.

Jesse Peterson

Big Woods Principal

  • Engage in continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Engage in continuous improvement of student support systems and programs. 
  • Align people and organizational resources to sustain district success.
  • Cultivate family and community connections and increase advocacy.