My six year old has received great instruction, had a great time, and I felt that her teacher was willing to go the extra yard.
The teachers are excellent and a special pat on the back to Mr. Nixon! My concern is for the kids who have a hard time keeping up. Why do things have to be done so fast? The whole district needs to slow down and let the kids relax a bit and have some fun. If you won't slow down, then offer at least one class for kids who need to take more time. You offer GATE for the fast kids, what about the slower ones?
Our family has been very pleased with Feickert Elementary in this, our first year there. Both our second grader and kindergartner are receiving great instruction tailored to their level of achievement. We have been pleased with the variety of instruction they have been receiving. We are also very excited about the level of parent involvement at the school. A majority of the school community seems to be enthisiastic about attending functions at the school, unlike the school we came from where parent participation was apathetic, at best.
I am very dismayed that no minority student scores are represented in the school's scoring. However, a nice little side note stating how African American and Hispanic students usually rate lower really shocked me. The blatant perpetuation of stereotypes saddens me. How can this statement be made and then have nothing to back it up. Both of my children scored in the 90's on their Star 9 tests, with my son scoring the highest score possible in the language area and (HORROR!) he is bi-racial, African American and Hispanic. Since he doesn't fit into the stereotype, does that make him some sort of oddity, or just a kid with parents that instills in him the importance of education. This is not something only pertaining to 'White' kids. The insinuation that it is is insulting. With that being said, as the mother of 2 Feickert students, we love the school.
My two sons went from K-6 at Feickert. They had a very positive experience. Their teachers were top- notch, caring, and intelligent professionals. Although it has been 9 years since they 'graduated', most of the same teachers are still there, working hard, inspiring students, and changing lives, one child at a time.
All In all, I'd rate Feickert highly. My son's teachers have been excellent. My main concern though is the lack of support for programs like P. E. and art and music ...the things that make elementary school fun for a student and round out his education. I doubt if my son gets more than 15 minutes a week of PE (It's supposed to be 90) and I don't think he has had any real art instruction at all. Let's forget about these standardized tests and put the fun back in school.
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