This schools is sorely lacking in technology lessons and the means to teach. These children will not be prepared for college. Where is the debate class/ no school plays/ no youth legislature .... this year the students themselves started a robotics club, and I am so proud of them. Neighboring Baldwin County gives Mac Books to all students starting in 7th grade. What needs to be done to help our children? The library is in Monroeville and not open on Saturday's, how are they to do the necessary research for their projects?
My oldest daughter began attending JUB in the 1st grade this year. She went to K-5 at another school and I have to say, that comparing the two, I am extremeley pleased with JUB. There are extracurricular activities galore! The younger children can choose from cheerleading, majorrette, pee-wee football, softball, baseball, etc. There was none of that to choose from at the other school. They have computer lab every day, whereas it's only offered once a week at the other school. Her DIBELS scores have been high. She scored higher that another friend of ours that is still at the other school. Last year, this friend scored higher than my daughter. Mrs. Baggett is my daughter's teacher and I think she is doing an exceptional job. I couldn't be happier! It's growing and superb! Go Bulldogs! Rorie Walker--proud parent
James, sorry you had such an unfulfilling experience. Like you, I wrangled with some of the unenlightened persons in the community. Unlike you, I found it within myself and within another sect of people the energy and propensity to make the bes of it. When I attended school at JUB , we were not scholastically recognized; we were high spirited. What I have observed in my nieces and my younger cousins is that this school has become preferred in the county for many reasons. I applaud that. I challenge you to consider that you, I, and every person that has touched the hallways has contributed to the great success of JUB today. People are now proud to say that their children attend our Blacksher. That's fantastic. Go Bulldogs!
A great school! Of course, I might be bias. My father graduated at Blacksher in the fifties. I also graduated at Blacksher in 1982. Now, my 2 children attend. I have really enjoyed watching the school prosper. Kudos to Mrs. Peavy for all her hard work in getting grants and advancing the school! There are many talented teachers and the administration is excellent as well.
I attended JUB school and graduated in 1991. I married and moved to Stokton AL with my husband. When the time came for our daughter to start school we quickly decided to return to the Goodway area, so my children could attend Blacksher. I had GREAT experiences at BHS and wanted my children to also have the opportunity to be a partof this great school. My youngest daughter will finish Kindergarden today and I am very pleased with the way her school year went. Her teacher, Mrs. Glenda English is exceptional with her students (her babies as she calls them). In my opinion J.U. Blacksher is the best school in monroe county, and they provide an excellent education for your children.
I would like to say that I have 2 children in this school and I am very satisfied with their progress. I feel that there are alot of programs for them to get involved in. We are not from this area, do not have any family history here, but we were welcomed with open arms to the community and the school. I feel this is the best move we have made or will ever make for out childrens education.
as a recent graduate i can see that it has been a while since mr mcovney has been at JUB, the teachers are great, extra curricular activities are wonderful for a school this small and there is not a problem with racism or old world values. as recently published in the monroe journal, JUB is one of only of a couple of schools in the county that met AYP requirements.
Its sad that no one has ever heard of James. I've lived in Uriah for 30 years and have worked with the school system for 25. I don't know where he's getting his info from. Just look at our SAT's, our ASHGE rate, and the latest ARMS test results. Sorry, but Blacksher leads the county. As for Excel, yes they are a good school but they are now on the state's watch list. Students are able to transfer to another school (not Blacksher because we're over crowded) but they can go to Shields or Frisco City. All of my children went to Blacksher, and are now very successful. They had plenty of extra curricular activities to keep them busy. Sorry James had negative experiences. Maybe it wasn't the school's fault. Sometimes we must take responsibility for the negative or positive things that happen to us.
I went to school here and though alot has changed. I still think it is a very backwards school and community. If I were a prospective parent of a student I would definately look into Excel or Monroe Academy. Extracurricular act. are lacking as are arts and music. The quality is of the programs is a nightmare. I chose Military school over this one, and another time a chose Catholic Prep. Seriously there are alot of old world values here which aren't a bad thing. But there is the old boy network to deal with which means unless your pops went here..or they know who your pops is ..you ain't nothin!