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A Welcome Message From Dr. Helf

Hello Odell families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Odell Elementary School, welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I am honored to begin my role as principal, and I’m committed to providing the best educational experience for your child. 

Our theme this year is “Dragon Pride.” We are planning a variety of events and projects aimed to build and show pride in ourselves, our school, teaching, and learning. We’ll be focusing on getting kids excited about school, supporting the work of our talented teachers and staff, creating an inviting school environment, and building strong community partnerships.

I believe education is a partnership between the school, students, families, and the community. I encourage you to play an active role in your child’s education by communicating with your child’s teacher; taking an interest in what your child is learning; participating in school activities and initiatives; and helping your child understand the importance of education and building pride. We are fortunate to have an outstanding Parent Teacher Association (PTA). If you’re not already a member, I hope you’ll consider joining http://www.odellpta.org/membership/ and participating as your schedule allows. 

I look forward to working with you and celebrating the successes of our students and school.

Go Dragons! 

Jim Helf, 

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WR Odell Vision and Mission

School Vision:
W.R. Odell is committed to producing literate, competent, responsible students who will be globally competitive life-long learners. A safe and inviting 21st century learning environment will be created that is conducive for all students to achieve higher levels of academic performance. 
School Mission:
W.R. Odell’s mission is to model respect and responsibility in a caring environment, to promote high achievement for everyone, and to continually improve as a community of learners.

NC School Report Card

The North Carolina School Report Card is one of the state’s most comprehensive resources for information about student achievement,
class size, school safety, school technology, and teacher quality at the
school, district and state levels.
Click here for WR Odell's  2013-14 Report Card.

School Song

Mrs. Ortiz and the Chorus perform the Odell School Song.
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 The design for the new Odell Elementary School has been officially recognized with the EPA’s “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” designation.  
EPA is pleased to inform you that the Odell Elementary School project in Concord, North Carolina was approved for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR® recognition. This certification recognizes that this design project has met EPA criteria for energy efficiency.

School Information

Dr. Jim Helf, Principal
Mrs. Jennifer Laxton, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Melanie Raso, Assistant Principal

1215 Moss Farm St. NW
Concord, NC  28027
(PH)  704-782-0601
(FAX)  704-782-2057

School Hours:  8:15 - 3:00
Arrival Time:  7:40 am

Summer Enrollment for New Students
Starting August 10th
9:00AM to 3:00PM Monday to Friday
Please call for an appointment 

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