Miss Atchley’s Classroom

Phone: (812) 462-4497
Email: courtney.atchley@vigoschools.org

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

Hi, my name is Miss Atchley! I am going to be your child’s 3rd grade teacher this year! 

This will be my first year teaching and I am looking forward to working with parents and students to make this a wonderful school year!

Second grade was the school year for me where I first realized what I wanted to be when I was older. I always stuck with it. I would teach my younger brother with my old school books, play school at recess, etc. Since then I have worked hard to fulfil my childhood dream to be a teacher. 

I have lived in Vigo County my whole life and was a student in the VCSC from elementary to high school. I began my teaching experience in Vigo County as a teacher’s assistant at Dixie Bee my junior and senior year of high school. I graduated December 2021 from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, I became a long-term substitute teacher at Hoosier Prairie. I covered maternity leaves for a teacher in 2nd grade and 5th grade. I have had experience in classrooms at Honey Creek, Dixie Bee, Hoosier Prairie, Ouabache, Ben Franklin, and Fuqua. After all my experience in classrooms throughout Vigo County, I am delighted to now have my own classroom to build relationships with students and help them blossom over the school year! 

Please feel free to get in contact with me at anytime throughout the school year! I will send out weekly newsletters with your child and will also post reminders for important events on Class Dojo.

Class Dojo: Quickest way to reach me. 


School phone number: (812) 462-4497

Quiet hours after 8 p.m. please 🙂

Encore Schedule:

  • Monday: Art
  • Tuesday: Library
  • Wednesday: Computer Lab
  • Thursday: P.E.
  • Friday: Music

Daily Schedule:

8:15-8:30: Morning Meeting

8:30-10:00: Reading

10:00-10:45: Encore

10:45-12:00: Math

12:00-12:45: Lunch/Recess

12:45-1:15: SS/S/H

1:15-1:30: Extra Recess

1:30-2:00: Writing

2:00-2:30: I/E

2:30-2:40: Homeroom & Dismissal

Classroom Rules:

  • Follow directions quickly!
  • Raise your hand for permission to speak.
  • Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
  • Make smart choices.
  • Keep your dear learning community happy!

Diamond Rule: Keep Your eyes on the target!

  • Ear buds or small size headphones (Please open ear buds/headphones and place in a clear zip bag with your child’s name on the bag and ear buds/headphones. Thank you so much!)
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 package of fine line or thin markers
  • Scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 2 large erasers
  • 2 composition notebooks (not spiral bound)
  • 2 plastic folders with two pockets (red and blue)
  • 1 plastic folder of choice with two pockets (This will be your homework folder.)
  • 1 school box
  • 2 packages of #2 sharpened pencils (Please, no mechanical or decorative pencils)
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 package of black dry erase markers
  • 2 boxes of tissues



OPTIONAL Supply List:

If you would like to purchase any of these items listed below, it would be greatly appreciated.  We will use them throughout the year.

  • Disinfectant Wipes (generic brand is fine)
  • Plastic bags (sandwich and gallon size)
  • Pencil eraser tops
  • Package of wooden clothespins
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Sticky notes