Binford Elementary School

Monroe County Community School Corporation

Home of the Badgers


    Welcome to Binford!

     School Mission and Belief Statements

    The Binford Elementary staff, in partnership with parents and the community, engages each student to develop his/her individual abilities to become a productive, lifelong learner.


    As a Professional Learning Community we believe:

    • the purpose of our school is to ensure all students learn at high levels
    • helping all students learn requires a collaborative and collective effort
    • to assess our effectiveness in helping all students learn we must focus on results – evidence of student learning and use results to inform and improve our professional practice and respond to students who need intervention or enrichment (DuFour and DuFour, 2006)


    At Binford we believe that each child has value and that every child can learn. We are dedicated to establishing a safe and respectful environment in which each child will be given an opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential in the academic, social/emotional, physical and personal domains while nurturing the creative abilities of each child. 


    Please check out our new Elementary School Guide!





    Welcome Letter 2019-2020 School Year 


    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    I want to be the first to welcome all of you to another great year at Binford Elementary School.  I am excited and proud to help lead and guide all of our future and current Badgers this upcoming school year.   This 2019-20 school year will be an exciting and special year for all of our students.  We are going to put a huge emphasis on stressing the importance of living the values of our life-Skills and school wide essential agreements of Being Safe, Being Respectful, Being Responsible, as well as developing students into lifelong learners.


    If your family has not already registered online through the MCCSC website please do that as soon as possible so that we can ensure that we have accurate numbers for the start of the school year. Please make sure the registration is filled out in its entirety, as there are important forms that all students need for the upcoming school year like the field trip permission, and video/photography consent, etc.  If you experiencing difficulty filling out the form online please stop by our office when it opens and we can assist you.  


    I am excited to be able to announce that Binford and Rogers will have Spanish as a class this year for their students! This will be an exciting opportunity for our students, as we become globally minded citizens, to learn and understand the language, culture, and customs of other countries.


    Parents remember that we have lots of great opportunities at Binford.  Please consider joining our great clubs such as: LEAD, Chess Club, Math Club, Coding Club, Robotics, 6th Grade Choir, 6th Grade Band, 5th and 6th Grade Strings, 5th and 6th Grade Running Club, and  3rd and 4th Grade Girls on the Run.


    Arrival and Dismissal Plans


    Our school arrival and dismissal plans will be the same as they were last year.  Students may enter Binford at 8:45 am.


    Arrival: Car riders will follow the circle drive and drop Binford students off at the sidewalk in front of Binford only. 


    Walkers will walk around the sidewalk next to the playground and enter door number 1.  Please do not cross in front of Rogers this will allow for traffic to move quicker with less students using the crosswalk.


    Bus Riders will be dropped off and enter door #2...... and then enter the school.


    Dismissal: Students will begin dismissal procedures at 3:40.


    Walkers/Bike riders will be dismissed first and they will exit at door 10. 


    Car Riders will be dismissed to the cafeteria and will be escorted out by staff when their car pulls up to the sidewalk in front of Binford.


    Bus Riders will be in the auditorium until their bus arrives and they are dismissed.


    Extended Day students will be dismissed to their designated area at this time.




    Important Topics


    ATTENDANCE: Please keep in mind, if your child will not be present on the first day of school or any day thereafter, please call our attendance line at 812-330-7741 and choose option 2. For your convenience, the attendance line is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


    OFFICE RE-OPENING: The office is closed for the summer. We will re-open on Monday, July 22nd. Our Administrative Assistants will be pleased to assist you during this time.


    On-Line Enrollment – If you are having difficulties with your on-line enrollment, please do not hesitate to contact one our Administrative Assistants for help. You can reach the office by calling 812-330-7741 press 0 to talk to either Mrs. Wimmer or Mrs. Barnes when the office has re-opened after summer break.


     Background Checks – Please keep in mind, background checks are required annually (calendar school year). If you are planning on volunteering in our building or chaperoning a field trip, please stop in the office to complete the background check form. We will need to see your current driver’s license and make a copy for our records. Please keep in mind the first three days are extremely busy in the office. Please wait until the following weeks to do background checks.


    Important Dates

          NWEA Grades 6 November 13-14.
    •    November 18 Monday Connections Clubs  9:10am
    •    November 20 Wednesday Binford Strong Conflict Resolution at 9:15
    •    November 22 Friday Last day prior to Thanksgiving Break
    •    December 9-13 Binford Book Fair
    •    December 13 Friday Tri North Band Presentation, Grades 5-6, 1;45-2;15


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    Christopher M. Wilkins


    Chris Wilkins

    Principal Binford Elementary School


    School Hours:
    9:00am- 3:45pm (M-F)



  • School Information:
    Principal: Mr. Christopher Wilkins
    Asst. Principal: Ms. Courtney Ladyman

    Binford Elementary School
    2300 East Second Street
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    Fax: (812)-330-7834

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