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Principal's Message                                                                                        

Welcome to Putnam Heights Elementary School and thank you for taking the time to explore our website.  My name is Heidi Kneeland, and I am proud to be the principal of Putnam Heights Elementary School.

Putnam Heights is located in Eau Claire and serves students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  We have over 400 students that attend our school.  Although our school is located within the city, we serve families from a larger geographical area than any other elementary school in the district.  Some of our students live right in our neighborhood and can walk to school.  Others live in rural areas south of the city or in neighboring small towns.  Others live in various neighborhoods throughout the city and come to Putnam for some of the specialized programming we are able to provide.  This is the perfect recipe for a diverse school community!

Educational Excellence:  We are honored to have been recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Education for the successful PBIS implementation at the Silver level in 2017-18.  This reflects excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  It also reflects the stimulating and challenging curriculum we deliver to meet the needs of all students.  We continue to implement our Responsive Classroom program, which allows students to develop the skills of respect, responsilbity, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Outstanding Staff:  We are fortunate to have outstanding staff at Putnam Heights.  Our highly qualified staff pride themselves on serving the whole child.  They work tirelessly to deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum.  They are also dedicated and through many outside events and activities such as the ice cream social, family nights and multi-cultural fair, they help to make our school a dynamic community.  Having a strong and positive culture is critical to our success as an elementary school!
Our Mission
At Putnam Heights students are prepared for post-secondary success.

Our Vision
We are a school community that uses student achievement as the foundation for all decisions and actions.
Putnam Heights Elementary School is committed to our mission, vision, values and goals.  We define ourselves by providing an equal opportunity for learning by respecting the student's individual needs for education, to instill values and the importance of continual learning through the cooperative efforts of motivated students, dedicated staff, caring families and an involved community.  We are fortunate to have a fabulous PTO and community that support the vision and the mission of Putnam Heights Elementary School.

Visit Us:  For more information on Putnam Heights Elementary School, please visit us at 633 W. MacArthur Ave, or call 715-852-4200.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

This special place has been helping students achieve their hopes and dreams for many years.  Together - staff, students and community - let's continue to work together to make sure that legacy continues!  Looking forward to a great year!  Go Panthers!


Heidi Kneeland