Children you get a blue slip, or aren't busy bee of the week or never been a eagle award receiver. Are the ones who struggle the most and is because of the ineptitude of their teachers. A good teacher change those kids 360 despite their background.
Last year my son had a not so happy teacher and this year he has a much better teacher, I am glad that I keep communicating with her. I do have to change my son to ALA next year because BFCS crimson campus is too small, they don't teach languages has no sport team for afterschool programs. they fail to report the drills, each time my son gets scare. and the bully that made my son and other children say the word d*** was not expelled, my son just evade him now. and BFCS is in a very bad location. There's a farm behind it and the dust covers the school. is terrible for the kids health also when is windy all the cow nastiness blows in the wind towards the school that may carry bacteria in the air, and smells horrible.
then another complaint is that they still take too long talking each day before going inside. and the old lady in the front scares the kids, because she doesn't let them in. today I got late and it was 8:27 and she stood in front of the door, that scared my kid. I have never heard not one telling me that kids shouldn't go through the front door when they are late. Is sad to send the kids walking all the way around. I hope someone tells that old woman to be nice to the children, she is just a helper not a police officer!.
My child was a great student, he still likes math thank goodness but I fear is the teacher who is NOT capable to manage on her own in class also to bring the children together in class. My child who held best grades and was a popular kid in the former school. Now is friendless and there's nothing I can do to fix that. Teacher keeps asking ME to find a way to help her. I know my child and he still is innocent and good not a trouble maker. But I believe he is failing because of the ineptitude of the teacher. I know the school has strict rules but they forget that all children aren't the same, and that they aren't soldiers to follow with exactitude and perfection.
Curriculum is mediocre; could and should be more rigorous with science and math. With parent involvement and a good amount of time studying at home, kids can ace this school easily. My problem is when the school runs their mock emergency drills, they fail to inform parents that they had one. There are so many ways to send out alerts nowadays, that there shouldn't be any reasons why they don't. My child came home scared and said she saw a masked man through the window. That is terrifying for a child especially when the teacher herself didn't know of the drill and was scared too! They didn't advise the children afterwards that it was only a drill leaving the kids to wonder and be fearful.
The only reason I am giving one star is because of the principal.
Ms. Arnold is terrible when it comes to handling bully situations. Victims are usually the ones who get in trouble for defending themselves while the bullies, at best, get a warning.
I'm not the only one who feels this way either. While the teachers and academics at this school are well above standard that doesn't mean anything when you have to comfort your child everyday because the principal lets their bully get away with making everyday for them a nightmare. A bully BTW who is well known by the staff and principal to be a bully and my child is not the only victim of this bully. This would never stand if Mr. McAfee was still there or even at the Power campus. Sadly, this may be our childs last year at the Crismon campus due to Ms. Arnolds inability/unwillingness to protect our child. Other than the current principal (and the bully that is still allowed to attend this school) it really is an amazing school.
This school was established over 20 years ago. It's consistency in curriculum, standards, and ethics had continued to produce amazing results. This school has never compromised its values, and as a result, it has been going strong all this time. Students that attend this school are well advanced when they enter high school. Not only do they excel in academics, but the high standards that this school upholds, sets the stage for them to be kind and productive adults. What more could a parent want?
Teachers at this school go through rigorous training and meetings. BFCS hires teachersand those that uphold the school values, and are highly qualified. It is a team effort, teachers can only be as effective as the parents allow. If it is not followed through at home, there is not much teachers can do. As a teacher, I am so grateful for parents that are involved in their child's education!
The amount of time spent on homework is by grade level. Accomodations are given for any special needs. The typical amount of time for a 2nd grader to spend on homework is 45 minutes. The parents are told to please not let them spend more time on their homework, than their alloted time per grade level.
Through monthly virtues, and constant communication with the students. Students are rewarded for acts of kindness, honesty and service, mostly through intrinsic motivation. We have a "Positive Discipline" plan set in place. Our students do things because they thrive on positive praise and encouragement.