Myrtlewood is a great school so glad to see the school getting a new library so can't wait to see it. I hope that the staff members and some parents will have their acts together then what they had in the pass year. I pray that they can control the bullying and they stop bullying the parents. If they can't control and do their jobs right then Myrtlewood needs new staff members.
To the previous comment below: For your info if your daughter is in second grade then I dont know you and dont know of the drama thats going on in that school. My comments have nothing to do with anything that has happened in the last year.This is before your time.This parent that you are talking about I only pity her among the fact that you would be that low based on her opinions and PROBLEMS she has had. My comments that are on here are for real TRUE FACTS and my experiences that I have had 3 years ago I as a parent will NOT be bullied by that principal or the Tuscaloosa Co Board Again.You see I have a choice what I do with my child as long as I have her in a state affiliated school Christian School whatever.So the Drama you see has been going on way before you stepped foot in that building. So I dont know what you are being paid off to lash out at other parents but dont you think it's a problem that the principle will not allow a PTO, She changed dances to during the day, She will not let parents volunteer, and she will for no reason tell you that you are not welcome? These things changed when she became president of Myrtlewood. Continued in another post.
These types of things existed before her time!! What school doesnt allow parents to be involved and If there is such a parent that you may seem to cause DRAMA Well Honey let me start off by saying she/him is not the first parent that has had the very similar problem... I can name atleast 40 families that will not place their children in this school due to the so called Drama you are calling this parent out on... Home schoolers and Christian Schoolers see we pay for our education because Tuscaloosa County schools will not get rid of the control freak!! Like her if you will That's your baby so Rock it!!
This is my daughter's second year at this school. It is an outstanding school. It is a small Title 1 school, which means it has very particular regulations that it must follow in order to be eligible for Title 1 funds that it very much needs. The staff at Myrtlewood are amazing, they are friendly, helpful and just generally easy to get along with. There has been some drama within the last year, regarding the Parent Involvement Committee, while unfortunate, there is little that can be done about it, as the parent refuses to see their errors, and are unwilling to follow the guidelines set forth by our administration regarding the safety of our students. I fully stand by this administration and the hard decisions that have had to be made. This is a fun school that puts learning first! If you want a Principal that will protect your children, like a "Mama Bear" while they are in her care, this is the school for you! The teachers here on a whole are outstanding, there are always a couple that we wish would do something differently, but you will see that in any school. "PTA" has fees, which is why we don't have one, our Principal believes parents shouldn't have to pay to help. ~DL
Myrtlewood is a hidden gem in Tuscaloosa County. We have a "family" atmosphere among the faculty, parents, and students. One reason for this is because we have had almost no faculty turn over for many years. The teachers and administration really care about the students, parents, and each other. I wouldn't want to teach anywhere else. We have the latest technology, resources, and are getting a state-of-the-art library. We are blessed.
I am a grandmother of children in Mrytlewood Elem. School and all three of my children went to Myrtlewood. There are so many differences from my children until now and they are not all good. Things worked so much better when there was a PTA or PTO as they call it now. Everyone worked together and made things good for the school and students. Now, one person wants to run everything with no help from other parents. Seems like there are certain sets of rules for different parents which is very unfair. Looks to me like, if someone wants to help, it should not matter who they are. The principal, teachers, and parents should all put the students first and keep them there. It doesn't seem like that is the case at Myrtlewood anymore. I have heard so many negative remarks about the school and it breaks my heart.
Myrtlewood is a GREAT school with very dedicated leadership in place. I feel confident in the security measures that have been taken in lieu of recent events in our country. I feel like my child is safe and the teachers are constantly looking out for them. Student success is truly a focus of this school. Students are recognized for their achievements on a regular basis and it means so much to them. My child is privileged to have the opportunity to attend Myrtlewood.
My Child' s Teachers are great. In my opinion There is one lady that does not seem like a child friendly person, doesn't seem to be very encouraging, or caring/loving toward all of the students. And the principal who i believe cares about the students but only cares for SOME parents. I have been around her but never been involved in an project or event with her. So i am not sure what she has against me but when I am around I don't feel welcome, and why I wasnt invited to the last parent meeting, that I have heard about from several parents. Obviously only a few were chosen?!?! Im just really getting fed up with the lack of communication, and feeling like I am one of the parents they don't really care about when I walk in, but when certain parents walk in everyone says hey and has a smile and is welcoming. My child does not get in any trouble and we are good people.I want to be involved in helping our school because I really care.But I guess I am not invited! It kinda seems like something weird is going on or she only want certain parents involved and if this keeps going on We Will NOT stand for it.There would be more parent involvement if the principal was more welcoming and nice
Wonderful school! Great faculty and staff! Incredibly pleased with this year! The technology that the students have access to is amazing! My child now wants his own iPad!! Excited for another great year to come!!!!!
Myrtlewood is the greatest school in Tuscaloosa county! I volunteer at the school weekly and I am amazed at how far the school has come! There are wonderful things happening every day! Test scores are up, parent involvement is up , and everything is centered around learning! I feel truly blessed to send my children here and I love the fact that they love going to school here! GO BULLDOGS!!!
Myrtlewood totally is the worst school in tuscaloosa county. Last year I could walk in the school and hear my child's teacher screaming at them. I realized when my child started screaming at me, this was a problem. Not to mention some of the other children she belittled so much they felt worthless. Tuscaloosa county states they against bullying, well what about the teachers doing it to the children. I will stand up against anyone on this school til the day I die unless some changes are made. My child WILL NOT STEP FOOT IN THIS SCHOOL AGAIN.
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