W.B. Simpson Elementary is a PBS, Positive Behavior Support,school. Monthly PBS celebrations have included building gingerbread houses, various sporting activities, and roller skating. Parent volunteers help run the monthly PBS celebrations. Simpson is incorporating elements of Responsive Classroom by making morning meetings an integral part of the day. Annual ACES Day and Field Day are a time to celebrate athletic achievement and sportsmanship. Family Involvement is promoted through Literacy Night, Health Night, Evening of the Arts, Family Fun Night, Grandparents Breakfast, Volunteer Appreciation Tea, and Parent Information Night. A Chinese Immersion program is being implemented. Simpson offers many extra-curricular activities like Student Council, Chorus, Unicycle Club, Drama Club, and Odyssey of the Mind. A wide variety of co-curricular activities are offered like the Spelling Bee, Jump Rope for Heart, Riders Are Readers Program, Gifted and Talented Program, and Instrumental Band.The District has established a curriculum development process which supports alignment to the existing Delaware State Standards, and Common Core Standards. This process involves teacher and administrative input through a Curriculum Cabinet and Council process. The preparation of our students as life-long learners in a global community of the 21st century society is the unifying objective of this process. The curriculum not only identifies essential knowledge and skills, but also supports students’ development in problem solving and gathering and using resources that will enable them to succeed. Each content area (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences) also has an Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning component to support students in the learning process and to determine specific performance relative to the State and Common Core Standards.