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Bellview Elementary School5
Posted February 29, 2012
- a parent
I have twins at Bellview, one with autism. The communication between teacher and parent could not be better. If you send an email, they respond the same day, even weekends and after school. Same goes for the Vice Principal and Head Principal, emails and calls returned promptly. They teach core curriculum as well as help them build exceptional character. Monday mornings in the "blast off" the principal introduces a character word, explains the meaning and encourages kiddos to utilize that attribute. The counselor challenges them weekly with a "mission", again to improve and teach solid character. The Vice Principal is exceptional. She deals with the children on a compassionate level, has a grad degree in counseling and is easy to communicate with. She and the head principal make a dynamic duo and are an amazing example of teamwork for the children to learn from. The resourse teacher understands the complex mind of a special needs child. She takes time to teach in a way that each one can learn. The nurse tends to the children as if they were her own. The secretaries know the kids by name, always smiling and helpful! The cafeteria staff is exceptional. Love this school.
My son was going to another and when they couldnt handle him for unknown reasons. Rogers school district brought someone in to evaluate him. Well before they even finished evaluating him i had him switched to bellview. From the day i put him in there i never had a complaint on my child. Come to find out he has autism and bellview has worked with his every need possible. They have given him all the education need that fits to how he needs to be taught to understand. His teacher and principle were very vocal with me always and i love them to death. They are great. He will be reyurning for the 06-07 school year. He is actually excited to go back to this school along with his teacher begging me to let him come back....He will even have the same teacher this year.
They have a great Academic Programsf , and a host of extracurricular activities. My son attends the school and ever since he's been there he continues to thrive academically. The reason the school is so successful is greatly due in part to the vast amount of parent support. I can't say enough about Bellview Elementary. I would highly recommend it to any new parents moving into the Rogers area.
My daughter has completed K and 1st grade. She has had a great experience at Bellview. In 1st grade, she has blossomed! The school supports children's individual needs. The teachers have been wonderful about communicating successes and opportunities with us. You can have questions answered in real time by email in a matter of minutes. The teachers welcome th eparents in the classroom. My daughter loved the art and music classes. Even PE sounds fun (and we aren't very athletic). Outside of school, there are lots of different activites going on, from fun runs to pumpkin carving nights. The fall carnival is a big hit. The parent involvement at Bellview is unsurpassed! I know of very few parents who aren't vey pleased with Bellview.
We have been in Bellview for 4 years now and my daughter has thrived! She will be going on to middle school next year and I have no doubt she will succeed. My son will be going into 3rd grade and he has done very well at Bellview also! The teachers at Bellview not only teach the basics, but they also teach lifelong lessons that the kids will take with them forever! (such as taking notes while the teacher lectures, loving to read, research on the computer etc.) I am so pleased with the principal, teachers, and parent involvement at Bellview. It is an outstanding school and probably the best we have attended! I wouldn't trade Bellview for any other school. It's the BEST! GO BOBCATS!
Our daughter is in first grade this year. I didn't actually realize how fortunate we were to be in this school until she started kindergarten last year! This is no ordinary elementary school. All children are treated with respect and are given the very best opportunity to learn and thrive! It amazes me each and everyday, to see the children running into their school with such enthusiasm for learning! There is no place like Bellview, from the weekly Rise and Shine assembly to the dedication of the teachers, administration and the parents. What a wonderful place for our children to get their start. Seeing is believing. Mary Fish