They are the greatest! They have great parent teacher communication. I never have to wonder where my daughter is in any subject.
I think Midnight Sun is an awesome school. Each teacher has their own unique style of teaching. Some teachers are straight forward and to the point, others are very warm and patient. I believe parents need to remember that their is no perfect teacher (although I think ours comes close) and they are people, they have good and bad days. I am okay with having someone who is willing to show their true colors, let their limits be known, and let the 'parent' in them be seen. I have seen this in all the teachers. My children don't have the social pressures that conventional school have, very little bullying, and learn respect and responsibility for themselves and others. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else!
Having a choice w/ this charter school is a great option! Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school, & the teaching my children received was very uneven. Personal experience w/ some teaching staff was extremely unprofessional. This is a small school built on the 1-room schoolhouse model and is stated in their orientation. Reality is a different story. Boasting the teaching of 'moral character' does not reflect what one sees. Some of the teachers, however, do a remarkable job in the atmosphere they have.
I'm not sure about Mrs. Cyndi's tone or comment or why she appeared upset at the previous comments. I think the school is special. Its teachers, parents and children are unique in their approach to learning and cooperation and the good of the whole versus a 'me, me, me' attitude. I think it produces special children as well as taking good care of special children. Not all children are the same and some need more attention than others for a wide variety of reasons. At Midnight Sun the parents, teachers and children recognize that and reach out to each other regularly. I love this school and environment it creates even if it comes at some cost on occasion to other things as suggested in one of the comments posted in August.
I have been at this school for the last 9 yrs. I have sat on the board. I cleaned till me fingers could clean no more. Ive made costumes till the wee hours of the morning and I have taught art and still do , if you are not a dedicated parent dont come, if your child is not decicated its not for them ,its not a special school for special kids ,its a great school for great kids! with hard working parents who make time for their kids, and want to be there for their child! love mrs, cyndi
This one room school house concept is wonderful depending on the classroom your child enters. My daughter has a wonderful teacher who groups according to the needs of the children, not their grade. My son, on the other hand, was not taught math very well as his teacher was not able to do higher math skills. The principal does not support all the teachers equally. There have been many discrepancies that I have noticed between the classrooms.
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