Molly brennan the kinder teacher pushed a little 5 year old girl making her stumble and almost hit her face against the exterior wall. I witnessed it and as far as i know the school has done nothing, not even notify the parents. It was insinuated with a slight laugh by montoya that i was lying because the day i came in to say what i saw, i had told the dean that i didnt want brennan knowing who notified the school. I then told her, if i saw a little girl violently pushed for no reason and then you tell her who this came from you dont think shes going to harm MY child? The school took no action and basically acted like they didnt believe me. I had the option of switching my child to the other kinder class but at the expense of a childs parents allowing their child yo move to brennans class. Montoya said the parents of the kid who would be moved over would not be notified of the incident. I said no way and pulled my child out of wildflower. I witnessed physical assult againts a 5 year old and this is no big deal to montoya or the dean. I was treated as if i was a liar even after i asked if they had video on campus for play back review. I believe this is just being swept under the rug. Im going to be talking to the maricopa county superintendent about this incident.
Wildflower is a small school but a little Gem of a school. The staff and Principal have worked hard to get the school score up to a B, not just by pushing the aims test but by introducing new strategies and techniques to help the students improve. The plus of this school is that it is a neighborhood school and the availability of the teachers and enrichment programs makes it easier to get are kids more actively involved. Whether it is with art, music or sports the students have the opportunity to find there niche or just experience something new. Improvements I would like to see would be in the cosmetics of the school buildings and playgrounds, as the school is over 10 years old and is starting to show wear and tear. Also, more parent involvement which is very limited, more activities could be planned and implemented for our students if more parents would take an active role in volunteering.
Wildflower is a wonderful school, Front desk staff are always friendly and very helpful and they always smile and have a great attitude. Principal is very helpful and is always willing to talk with parents. Teaching staff care about the children and they make learning their top priority. I am also kept up to date with my kids progress by phone and email. At anytime I want an in person meeting the staff make themselves available. The principal is Awesome and fair and really cares about her students. Currently I have 3 children attending this school and I am very happy with the school. When my son was in Mrs. Nuness class a few year ago she was the best teacher he ever had. Mrs. Nuness has a caring heart and great teaching method. The Principal is Wonderful and Shari Gray is a very caring and wonderful educator I am thankful for Ms Gray and Dr, McMillie.
Wildflower is a fantastic school that has made an incredible turn around over the past 3 years under the direction of Dr. McMillie. My children have been "Wildcats" for 6 years and they have had some phenomenal teachers. Wildflower is a "Kids at Hope" school and the motto - "Everyone can Succeed No Exceptions" holds firm and true with the climate of the teachers and learners. My children (5th and 8th grade) made tremendous growth academically this pass year due to the dedication of their amazing teachers and my children's ability persevere. The school is small and unique. The office staff is kind and courteous. Always willing to answer any question and very supportive. The campus is clean and newly updated. My son was involved in Student Council and the council is award winning and focuses on Community Service. The school travels to D.C. and has an active NJHS charter. The SPED department is outstanding. The PTO is growing and needs parent volunteers. The campus is safe and provides a caring atmosphere. I highly recommend Wildflower School.
Wildflower is an amazing school. My children spent the last 6 years with a caring and qualified staff. The office customer service is outstanding! The principal believes that all children are capable of success no exceptions along with the rest of the staff. Academically phenomenal, both of my children were highly successful on their AIMS this year. I am very pleased with Wildflower and reccomend it .
Great neighborhood and school, the people are very friend and teachers are excellent. This area will be a great housing market before long, on of fastest growing area's. Banner is building a new facility here too!