Our School


Meadowlark opened in 1995 and has 3 sections of each grade. The current student population is 400+ students.  Meadowlark Elementary has several active partnerships with the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the community.  The College of Education-UNK provides many student volunteers.  Our teachers utilize the co-teaching concept in having their teacher candidates learn and work in our classrooms.  One of our goals is to provide enhancements to district curricula.  An active parent volunteer program, along with adding the WATCH D.O.G. program provides valuable student support and adult role models.  Teachers do a wonderful job of differentiating and collaborating to fit each learners’ interests & abilities. We work to teach students to be better citizens through a variety of partnerships and character education.  We strive to build strong relationships with students and families which elevates the commitment among stakeholders.   Our academics are excellent and our hearts are huge! 


Meadowlark Daily Bell Schedule

 7:45 a.m.   Doors open for all students
 8:05 a.m.   Announcements, pledge of allegiance, and dismiss to class
 8:10 a.m.   Tardy bell rings
11:00 a.m.   Kindergarten / 1st grade lunch / recess
11:40 a.m.   2nd & 3rd grade lunch / recess
12:20 p.m.  4th & 5th grade lunch / recess
 3:20 p.m.   Dismiss Kindergarten students 
 3:20 p.m.   Dismiss ALL bus students to the cafeteria for bus departure
 3:25 p.m.   Dismiss 1st & 2nd grade students that do not have any siblings
 3:25 p.m.   Dismiss 3rd & 4th grade students that do not have other siblings out the 4th / 5th grade doors
 3:30 p.m.   Dismiss ALL other students

Morning Procedures

Please make sure your child arrives at school before 8:05 a.m.  The doors open at 7:45 a.m.  Students enter the building will go to their classroom.  Announcements and pledge will begin at 8:05 a.m.  

After School Procedures

We dismiss Kindergarten - 3rd grade students and older if they have a younger sibling out the front doors.  3rd, 4th and 5th grade students that are oldest or only will go out the 4th / 5th grade doors.  It is imperative that you notify the office if your child rides a school bus and they are not going to ride the bus that day.  Our goal is to conduct a safe dismissal process.  Please contact the office by 2:30 p.m. so we can notify staff.  Please try and be consistent with pick up plans as this will help to ensure safety.